* Posts by Jim_2

9 posts • joined 20 Nov 2010

Ten... Blu-ray disc players


Dodo time?

It's well past the window for becoming a dead format:

* It's the only viable format for hd content. Online streaming is shit, you need a 4GB+ h.264 file for a feature length video to get something worthy of the hd stamp imo, and like hell am I downloading 4GB+ if it has copy protection or becomes unplayable after x amount of days.

* There's plenty of players in the wild.

* It's easy enough to copy the discs, which is a major plus.

* Do you see anything else on the horizon within the next 5 years that can better blu-ray? The next optical format may never arrive (at least not in that window), and transferring via a solid state format similar to an SD card or ssd seems unlikely until 50GB+ of data can be crammed into a small space with fast access speeds (90+ mbits/sec), without melting the player/card, produced cheaply, and with all the film/tv producers getting on board with the idea. Again, not in the near future.

There's a double standards issue here, in physical form a new hd format needs to be at least as capable as blu-ray to deliver high quality content (50GB+ capacity with a video format at least as good as h.264). Anything else is a step backwards. Even considering a 4GB feature length h.264 video to be hd, I can't see streaming to cut it for most for the foreseeable future.

Phantom Menace to be released in 3D next Feb



You're right about the games, my favourites are battlefront 1 and 2.

As for 3d, that can go to hell in general.

Apple to Microsoft: 'App Store name is not generic'


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Not being a user of any app store, I don't attribute 'app store' to any one app store. All app stores are app stores.

Confusion could arise as to which app store you are talking about when you say 'app store', however the same cannot generally be said for 'windows'.

App store.

Facebook telly app wins £60k from Samsung


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I'd get a damn console.

One-third of Aussies 'are pirates'


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I'd go out on a limb and say most people download stuff, yet most of those still buy stuff too. My spending has increased in the past decade on fluff like films and games, yet during that time broadband was made available.

So on a survey of me, 'piracy' does fuck all. Equally as scientific as their study no doubt.

Governments stonewall interwebs porn domain


titles are annoying

I see no major benefit or drawback to .xxx. You can't force porn sites to migrate to it, and even if some did, the only benefit I can see is that it makes a net nanny's job slightly easier. Then again, when people set up non-porn .xxx sites the blocklist will still have to be on a per site basis.

I hope anti-porn people know that porn is like food. You eat what you want but there is a limit, and I'm sure those that want to meet that limit are already there.

Please don't think of the children. Watch adult porn instead ;)

Supermarket techie in mega loyalty-point blag



Asda aren't Tesco, but they are owned by Walmart...

Xbox modder can't claim fair use, says judge


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Regardless of the legalities of it, I think you should be able to do what you want to your own hardware, including installing modchips/bypassing protections.

Selling already modified hardware is a definite grey area. For me it all comes down to how he marketed the modded consoles. Inciting piracy no no, promoting the removal of other limitations yes yes.

A young and pretty Linux server OS that takes a bit of work


Re: Er, steady on there

She was 15/16 when filming the lion the witch and the wardrobe, and 21 now.

Why do I still think of that film as being made recently :(

Likewise the matrix :(


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