Archive for August, 2004

MPAA’s New Scare Ad Tactics

Monday, August 30th, 2004

Seen the new MPAA Ads? ‘You Can Click But You Can’t Hide’. Great way to intimidate your movie viewing public. From the gist if it, it seems like they want you to download your movies via private FTP sites, IRC or through Usenet now… — http://www.mpaa.org/usaptrailer/MECH_MPAA_click_trail.pdf

Where’s Diddy’s iPod Pictures?

Monday, August 30th, 2004

Such a tease! How can you put out a press release and not show pictures of the blingin’ iPod? We won’t mention if it’s sorta unmanly to have diamonds on your iPod, but that’s another story… — Coinciding with the release of Hewlett Packard’s iPod digital music player, rap star P. Diddy plans to attend […]

Jumping Hurdles in the Olympics

Friday, August 27th, 2004

OMG, that was pathetic! Who do I speak of? Mr. Charles Allen of Canada in the 110M Men’s Hurdles Final, who finished 6th in the event. Why you ask? Well, he successfully jumped over the first hurdle. But then there was the second, and third, and fourth ones… Allen missed the FINAL 9 hurdles. Yes, […]

Sweet Guide to Bluetooth and PCs

Friday, August 27th, 2004

If you’ve ever been frustrated by Bluetooth, check out this guide. Jon does a great job explaining things and it seem he’s tested a boatload of devices, too. http://www.jonsguides.com/bluetooth/prepare.html

Secrets of Netflix – How to Maximize your Netflix Rentals

Thursday, August 26th, 2004

Introduction Now, as of July 2004, over 2 million people out there subscribe to Netflix. Most probably at $21.99 per month as well (for 3 out at a time rentals). They have over 25,000 different titles, 16 million total DVDs, and they ship out 3 million DVDs per week. Netflix’s market capatilization is roughly $800M, […]

Virtual Girlfriend on Your Cell

Thursday, August 26th, 2004

Great, and no virtual cybersex! What’s the point of that? Funny to see that you gotta pay REAL cash just to appease the virtual girlfriend. Sort of the same in real life, eh? But at least you usually get something outta it IRL. Unless you’re one of those sugar daddies that just don’t care 😛 […]

Deadbeater Tries to Help the eBay Seller

Thursday, August 26th, 2004

Interesting concept, I bet they want to grow their business to the point where eBay just decides to outright BUY them. 😛 I wonder how much data they have to sift through to get that information. I’ve had my share of deadbeat bidders, and I doubt a company will be able to spot a 0 […]

Blast Destroys Camera, Compact Flash Card Still Okay

Tuesday, August 24th, 2004

Doesn’t mention anything about the guy being an idiot and leaving his stuff so close, though… 😛 And back on August 1st, we did report that flash memory is sturdier than you think. Sandisk’s site has high resolution shots of the last pictures taken by the camera. — But to Frazier’s amazement, there on the […]

Quick Guide to HT Calibration

Tuesday, August 24th, 2004

Adam has posted a quick little guide at HiDefGaming.com to calibrating the home theater setup, for your TV or projector as well as surround speakers. Check it out! 🙂 — Just purchased your HDTV or surround sound system, and looking to get the most bang for your buck? Something that most people forget to do […]

Farming Out Virtual Goods Acquisition

Tuesday, August 24th, 2004

Interesting that outsourcing happens for online virtual games as well. You’d think they’d be much better off creating bots that do all this, but I guess there is some use for human interaction and skill. — But now, the reality of exchange rates and international income gaps has spawned a virtual version of the real-world […]