Netflix Throttling: 1.5 Months

Well it happened, I sent Netflix an apology for my mean email about throttling and 1 week later it looks like Casino Royale Blu-Ray is shipping, WOOT!

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Laziest Cat in the World Excercising

Dear lord, this is beyond cute. Ted Regulski sent this along:

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Grindhouse Is a Total Flop

Unfortunately /Film is reporting that Grindhouse was a total box-office flop pulling in something ridiculous like $537 per day on average. As someone that really wants to see the movie I have to say the reason it’s a total flop is because it’s 3hrs and 20mins long… that is about 1hr and 20mins too long […]

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Clash of the Titans to Get Remade

FirstShowing has the buzz that it looks like Clash of the Titans is getting remade. Right now Lawrence Kasdan has been contracted to write the script for it (he wrote Return of the Jedi and Raiders of the Lost Arc). This should be hot!

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Sony New DVD DRM Making Disks Unplayable… Again

Nice, after root kits, SXRD green-blob issues, class action lawsuits, flopped PS3 launches I thought Sony had learned it’s lesson… looks like while the electronics division might have, the MPAA-ensconced portion of Sony hasn’t. Looks like some new DRM going out on the DVD releases of some newer movies is making the movies unplayable in […]

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P2P Identification Algorithm Revealed

TorrentFreak got their hands on leaked docs recently that explain how the MPAA/RIAA are identifying users on P2P networks and figuring out who to send Cease and Desist letters to. The algorithm reads as follows:  The client connects to the P2P network, searches for sources of the infringing file, and collects the IP addresses that […]

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MS Requires Vista on Mac (Virtual) Requires $299+

   Slashdot reports that apparently Microsoft is requiring that if you want to install Vista on your Mac, running under virtualization, you must use at least the $299 Business version of Vista or higher. Microsoft justified the required by referring to “security issues with virtualization”. Is anyone else noticing that companies are starting to throw […]

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Wii: Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles is a "Rails" Gun Game

The GameSpot crew got some time to play the new Resident Evil on the Wii, and what they found out is that it’s a “on rails” (meaning you don’t control movement, like from the old Sega arcade-shooter games and you progress by killing baddies but the camera will swing you towards the action and make […]

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PS3 Lair Gameplay Video

Lair is turning out to look like one heck of an exclusive, check it out: And some more here:

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Japan Landslide Caught on Tape

This is incredible… watch how serene and quiet everything is… then suddenly half the scenery in the distance slides of the map… incredible:

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Enable HD-Mode in God of War II

Kotaku reports that the shitty Isle of Rhodes website that the GoW team put up that counted down and eventually just showed us behind-the-scenes footage of making the first level of GoW II actually had a hidden secret that the folks at GameFAQs figured out. Turns out that if you spell out Kratos’s name on […]

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Samsung Announces HD-DVD/Blu-ray Player

It’s official, Samsung has announced a dual-format HD media player: BD-UP5000. This looks to be the first real dual-format player as the LG dual-format player was a Blu-ray player with HD-DVD play-only support tacked on, and didn’t support the true HD-DVD specification; which, like the Blu-ray spec, defines additional technologies like the HDi interactive language, […]

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Next Ubuntu Release: Gutsy Gibbon

Tectonic reports that the next release of Ubuntu, due out in 10/07 (October) will be called Gutsy Gibbon. In addition to the name, Ubuntu is planning an “Ultra Free Edition”… my guess is to combat the outcry about proprietary drivers and codecs and will be releasing a fully GPL/Opensource compliant version of Ubuntu for folks […]

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Guitar Hero 360 Screws It's Fans

First no online play, then bad controllers. Now download packs are out, 3 songs a pack. The catch? They’re 500 points. It’s hard to believe, but go look yourself. That equals $2.08 US a song! To download the same number of tracks that are present in GH II it would cost 153.92, with no game […]

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