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Comment Re:A news? (Score 2) 188

Agreed.

Work provided me with a iPhone 4S when they were new. It has received regular updates and I have had no reason to upgrade the phone as it is really my portable email/phone-call machine.

My last personal phone was a HTC, which I loved as a tool. . 3 years later and never an OS upgrade received. Time came to update my personal phone and HTC, as much as I loved it when new, did not get any of my money. If HTC had provided updates, I would still be a customer now.

Comment We are not all back waters (Score 1) 161

and at one stroke eliminates the typical years of delay that occur when a U.S. program seeks foreign audiences.

Weeks, and months, but seldom is it years, and, if it is, this is likely because the Networks here did not see a potential audience for it.

I can only speak for New Zealand, We receive a high amount of out programming the same week and the same day as the U.S/U.K (especially for the most popular shows).

If not that quick, many others are being played before the series has run its course in the U.S.

Comment Re:But will they pursue charges? (Score 1) 214

Yes this! I hate how ticketing agents (ticketmaster) do not specify how many seats are actually going to be available for public or semi public consumption Or which seats are available for which grouping.

I have been granted access to tickets from Promoters "preferential presale" before. Been ready to buy right on the minute and had to deal with less than ideal seats, only to find that better ones are for sale come the general public sale. (And vice versa)

I have also found large areas of premium seating reserved for pomos - they have either gone to sponsors and their families or as radio giveaways. Each of these spots represents a space that a member of the public would have gladly purchased at a premium.

I do not know why the promoters do not want to see how 1st day/week sales are going before dipping in and using extra seats for their giveaways. . More dollars in the boxoffice should be good for them?

Comment Re:I'm tired of this attitude (Score 1) 206

Rather than:

"I'm offended by this! So I just won't use it."

People are all...

"Someone out there with the resilience of an infant might be offended by this - Therefore, I'm offended by this! IT MUST BE BANNED!"

If this keeps catching on, it'll be like Chinese censorship in no time.

There, fixed that for you

Comment Re:Uh, no. (Score 1) 127

Yes, Such restrictions are coming on content recorders here also. (New Zealand)

My 1st DVD recorder (Panasonic) came with a Manual Skip functions - Automatic 30 Seconds. (preNZ Freeview)
My 1st BluRay HDD recorder (Panasonic) increased the manual skip function to 1 Minute increments (non Freeview certified) - Also allowed HD output via component cabling.
My 2nd BluRay HDD recorder (Panasonic) removed ManualSkip function altogether although we do use fastforward (FreeView Certified) Only Allows HD output via HDMI. . .

As my mind is now, this is my last Panasonic recorder.

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