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Entries from October 31st, 2005

The New Laws Of Television

October 31st, 2005 Comments Off on The New Laws Of Television

This article is essential reading. Broadcasting is facing a threat that’s not economic – it’s attention-based. Those giant networks are providing a media experience which is personal and immediate, something a broadcaster can never offer. They’ll change the face of television as well.


C90 Cassette Jam

October 30th, 2005 1 Comment

A Japanese art project . . . . Project C90. Amazing. (courtesy Johannes at 2nd Rec)



October 28th, 2005 Comments Off on iBelieve

This would have come in handy in the movie “Footloose”.


Don’t Copy That Floppy!

October 23rd, 2005 Comments Off on Don’t Copy That Floppy!

Browsing the Internet Archive I chanced upon this, a 9 minute anti-piracy short from the mid 80s called Don’t Copy That Floppy. Its has a certain ‘old world charm’. It contrasts nicely with the 3l33t speak of YT Cracker.


New Samsung video player

October 15th, 2005 Comments Off on New Samsung video player

Plays . . . . AND records ! The new Samsung YM-PD1


More on the video ipod

October 14th, 2005 Comments Off on More on the video ipod

The new video iPod is looking less and less exciting. Especially when compared to the PSP. From the ilounge review Is there any video bummer? Well, the big one on the hardware front is playback time. The 30GB iPod runs for only 2 hours, says Apple, when playing back video. And the 60GB iPod runs […]


Printable Scrabble!

October 12th, 2005 Comments Off on Printable Scrabble!

This is very cool . . . . and rather silly. Print your own Scrabble set.


4gb harddrive for PSPs

October 9th, 2005 Comments Off on 4gb harddrive for PSPs

Check this. 4gb harddrive for the PSP that is powered off its own battery source


Worse than no modding . . . . DTV lockdown

October 8th, 2005 Comments Off on Worse than no modding . . . . DTV lockdown

Straight from EFF . . . the word on the new push to lock down consumers rights on digital TV. EFF aims this at Europeans but as you will read it will apply to Australia. This system requires tight controls over analogue outputs. These outputs are very useful in current digital devices — they ensure […]


More on modding

October 7th, 2005 Comments Off on More on modding

I’m not sure how long this decision in the High Court will stand given the reassessment by the Federal Govt on the anti-circumvention and DMCA as part of the FTA. But fingers crossed. Most people wouldn’t have taken it as far as the High Court. Kim Weatherall has a lot of good things to say […]