Monthly Archives: December 2011

3D Must Die

Forbes: “Innovation will happen with or without 3D film, and in some pretty important ways I think that 3D is actually an impediment to true innovation in film and film technology, crowding out true experimentation in favor of a one-trick-pony.”

3D really needs to die. It is nothing more than a gadget aimed at raising prices.

Look, I’d pay more for a great 2D film than a crummy 3D film any day. It’s not like “Sharks 3D” is worth seeing, right?

RIAA, ARRR

Gizmodo : “Those nauseating RIAA hypocrites were caught illegally downloading $9 million on TV shows. Now they are giving the same pathetic excuse given to them by the people they accused of pirating songs: “someone was using our IP address.”

You can’t make this stuff up.

Maybe they RIAA should change their name to ARRR?

iPhone 4s, a failure

Tecca.com: “— but it’s tough to not be disappointed by the iconic company’s most recent handset. Apple’s newest iteration of the iPhone is certainly nothing to sneeze at — it’s still one of the fastest, best-looking smartphones on the block — but it’s no iPhone 5.”

I don’t expect everybody to love the iPhone, that would be ridiculous. Different strokes and all.

The only problem I have with this article is the comparison of a real piece of hardware to something that doesn’t exist. How in the world can you make that comparison? In the article there’s a link to what the writer thinks the iPhone 5 should be.

Does any other manufacturer of hardware draw comparisons to mythical devices?

Congress doesn’t understand the Internet (#SOPA)

Motherboard: “You relish the opportunity to put on a half-cocked smile and ask to skip over the techno-jargon, conveniently masking your ignorance by making yourselves seem better aligned with the average American joe or jane — the “non-nerds” among us. But to anyone of moderate intelligence that tuned in to yesterday’s Congressional mark-up of SOPA, the legislation that seeks to fundamentally change how the internet works, you kind of just looked like a bunch of jack-asses.”

The Internet as we know it rests with a group of people that don’t understand it.

Killing the Web; Netflix

Wired: “During peak hours — after dinner time until around midnight — Netflix already accounts for somewhere between 20 and 30 percent of all US Internet traffic. So what will happen to the Internet if the 14 million Netflix subscribers who send and receive DVDs via the mail suddenly start streaming everything they watch?”

What happens indeed. Be ready for prices to skyrocket.

Movie line of the week

And.... ACTION!Good afternoon, is it really Thursday? Well then, good luck!

I passed through the seven levels of the Candy Cane forest, through the sea of swirly twirly gum drops, and then I walked through the Lincoln Tunnel.

Ok, quick, what movie! Send your guesses here.

P.S. TEN DAYS ‘TIL CHRISTMAS!

Movie line of the week

Cut, cut, cut!Good morning, let’s get this show on the road!

These are garments, Mr. Cratchit. Garments were invented by the human race as a protection against the cold. Once purchased, they may be used indefinitely for the purpose for which they are intended. Coal burns. Coal is momentary and coal is costly. There will be no more coal burned in this office today, is that quite clear, Mr. Cratchit?

Ok, quick, what movie! Send your guesses here.