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

by Yoda's Mum (#48897479) Attached to: UHD Spec Stomps on Current Blu-ray Spec, But Will Consumers Notice?

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

by Yoda's Mum (#43894469) Attached to: Apple E-book Price-Fixing Trial Begins

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

by Yoda's Mum (#39983445) Attached to: Apple Gives In, Drops iPad '4G' Tag To Avoid Lawsuits

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.

Comment: Re:Cloud Services vs. Desktop Apps (Score 1) 121

by Yoda's Mum (#38779097) Attached to: Google Kills More Services, Open Sources Sky Map

You spend the required money and/or resources to migrate to a new service to support that business process, and in the process end up with better software and/or process than you previously had. No software can or should exist as-is in perpetuity; change and progress is good for all of us.


+ - Duke Nukem Forever not edited for Australia->

Submitted by dotarray
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.


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