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Comment: Re:Goodbye Galactica, hello crappy reality shows! (Score 1) 798

by Enoxice (#27224347) Attached to: Sci Fi Channel Becoming Less Geek-Centric "SyFy"
Many of the movies they show (King of the Lost World, 100 Million BC, Revenge of Bloody Bill, Transmorphers, I Am Omega, and plenty others) are licensed from The Asylum, who specialize (and acknowledge they specialize) in bad movies and "mockbusters".

I happen to love the Asylum movies and Sci-Fi - erm, SyFy - Channel Original Movies, but I can understand how I'd be in the minority there.

Maybe I just grew up watching a few too many episodes of MST3k...

Comment: Re:I'm not worried: I just don't give a fuck. (Score 1) 585

by Enoxice (#26642373) Attached to: Please No, Not a Blade Runner Sequel
Oddly enough, I just watched BOTH those movies for the first time last night!

They are both very good, but I wish Primer explored the interactions between and motivations of Abe and Aaron (and their various incarnations) a little bit better.

I hear Time Crimes (a spanish movie) is pretty good, I'm going to seek it out tonight.
The Courts

+ - RIAA ups ante, argues MP3's from CD's unauthorized->

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NewYorkCountryLawyer writes "In an Arizona case against a defendant who has no legal representation, Atlantic v. Howell, the RIAA is now arguing — contrary to its lawyers' statements to the United States Supreme Court in 2005 MGM v. Grokster — that the defendant's ripping of personal MP3 copies onto his computer is a copyright infringement. At page 15 of its brief (pdf) it states the following: "It is undisputed that Defendant possessed unauthorized copies....Virtually all of the sound recordings .... are in the ".mp3" format for his and his wife's use.....Once Defendant converted Plaintiffs' recordings into the compressed .mp3 format and they are in his shared folder, they are no longer the authorized copies....""
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Microsoft

+ - Microsoft: "IBM has 'ulterior' standards age

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twofish writes "In a somewhat hysterical letter Microsoft has accused IBM of trying to block its attempts to fast-track approval of its XML Office file formats as an international standard. IBM's goal is to deny customers choice by only promoting OpenDocument Format (ODF) as an international standard while also advancing Lotus Notes, Microsoft claimed.

"This campaign to stop even the consideration of Open XML in ISO/IEC JTC1 is a blatant attempt to use the standards process to limit choice in the market place for ulterior commercial motives — without regard for the negative impact on consumer choice and technological innovation," Microsoft says."

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