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Comment Re:I won't notice (Score 1) 332

You don't have to choose one or another; good acting, direction, plot, and music can be had at high definition as well as low.

As for Alien, it's a post child for the value of quality production; it looks as real and atmospheric at low resolution as it does at high. Even in 1979 cinema cameras and projectors were able to operate at an effective resolution far and above TV or VHS of the day. We really can have it all.

Comment Re:Still confused (Score 5, Insightful) 213

Except that's not what's happening here. It's "I'll sell quantities at a higher price you choose at a fixed margin, but you can't sell via anyone else at a lower price or better margin". That's why it's anti-competitive; the new system they put in place prevents their retail competitors from ever competing on price. To me, that seems entirely unreasonable.

Comment Re:Consumers need to do some research too ... (Score 4, Informative) 197

Why should a consumer need to go to a manufacturer's website to determine what that manufacturer actually means when they print what are otherwise common terms on their packaging and advertising? It's entirely reasonable for a consumer to be able to expect that a feature with a common definition in their locale actually means what they think it does in their locale.

Anyway, Australian consumer protection and advertising standards law is pretty clear in this case. If a company chooses to use advertising that sets a particular expectation of a product's capabilities, it's deemed to be false advertising if the product does not meet that expectation. The definition of those expectations is based on what the language mean in in Australia - where the advertising is being done - and nowhere in Australia does Apple's "4G" mean what they say it does. It's a pretty black and white case as far as I can see.


Submission + - Duke Nukem Forever not edited for Australia (

dotarray writes: In case you still somehow didn’t believe yesterday’s news that Duke Nukem Forever had been given an MA15+ rating in Australia – effectively evading the notoriously strict censors, GamePron now has confirmation that the Duke has not been edited in any way for an Australian release.


At the source of every error which is blamed on the computer you will find at least two human errors, including the error of blaming it on the computer.