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Comment Re:the acorn becomes the mighty oak...yeah yeah (Score 2, Funny) 583

As a matter of fact, I have. However, are YOU aware that not everyone has access to IMAP for their e-mail accounts? You do realize that there is a much larger world then the one you've created in your parent's basement? Ever heard of SMTP? You know, the protocol that the majority of the world still uses for sending/receiving e-mail?


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stubear writes: Ars Technica has an interesting article about alternate reasons for Paramount's support for the HD-DVD standard.

Paramount's decision to abandon Blu-ray in favor of HD DVD has raised many, many questions, especially after it came to light that Paramount and Dreamworks received a combined $150 million as part of the deal. The money, which is reportedly for promotional considerations, has many people convinced that the decision was driven by cold, hard cash. That may in fact be the case, but I did have the chance to talk about the decision with Alan Bell, executive vice president and chief technology officer for Paramount Pictures. Bell characterized the move as being the most advantageous for Paramount's business, and he described that primarily in technical terms.

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