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Posts posted by STALKERGB

  1. lol PELHAM! I love the video to Lonely Boy! The pub I go to normally has a jukebox with it on and it plays the music video on all the screens round the pub too! Quite a WTF?! moment for half the pub! In fact The Black Keys have some pretty interesting videos half the time, I quite like the one for Howlin' For you, not that you get to hear too much of the song lol:

    Been listening to a fair old amount of Danko Jones too:

  2. I have never heard of them before but daamn they got something!

    Yeah White Denim are really good! I remember when I was studying at school we had analyse the video to "I Start To Run" for media, lol:

    Personally will always be a huuuuuuge fan of Dallas Green from Alexisonfire, him as City and Colour is always worth hearing:

  3. Sorry, but I just don't see it, unless you're hinting at something different when you say 'interesting'. The show has numerous flaws in argument and methodology that I don't see how it can be taken seriously.

    Lol I find UFO Hunters interesting but I don't take it seriously, same with Ancient Aliens, regardless of things like proper methodology i personally always find it interesting to see the ideas and views people come up with, doesn't mean I believe those viewpoints but also doesn't make them any less interesting.

  4. Apparently they have an explanation for you Blue Balls walker...

    That said, they look a bit like Xploderz ammo to me, basically the same as the explanation above but still:


    Your premise that life could be based on large, highly unstable, radioactive elements that can only exist under specific circumstances for a few seconds or milliseconds, perhaps only in nature near stellar cores, is rather bizarre

    Bizarre maybe, but that doesn't always mean impossible does it?

  5. It's a show that's meant to be funny, amusing and entertaining - nothing more. The History Channel stopped being a channel about History years ago, now, it's just another entertainment channel.

    Saying that, I love UFO Hunters, not because the show revealed anything, but it was an enjoyable watch! :)

    As SA says, Ancient Aliens is quite interesting if you sift through the BS that is in there.


    Gotta love Gorgio though! Oh that HAIR!

  6. @Nicholas, Yeah I saw that Nick Ryan said it took him six months on the vimeo page. From reading his description I was under the impression that's just what they chose to spend the money on, rather than were required to.

    @Walker, I think the 6 months to do the special effects does say something with regards to the "dinosaur" media industry. But it's gonna be a while before that's ever going to compete (at least in terms of time) with mainstream cinema. If it took 6 months for 10 minutes, if you want to keep the budget at zero, how long will it take for 2 hours?

  7. What was the non-special effects budget? I saw a whole crew and plenty of equipment.

    The film cost 70,000 euros in 2007 when it was shot. It was an Irish Film Board scheme as far as I know. Not sure why it wasn't released until November last year, did it take that long to finish?

    After seeing the trailer the film looked quite good but, I dunno, I felt the actual ten minute final piece was just.. hmm... well left me slightly let down, maybe just a case of the trailer is better than the film but I'm not sure. Very good cinematography though.

  8. Walkers big post

    Walker, I certainly agree that Murdoch is conservative in advancing and changing his business plans towards convergent technology. And that if the current terrestrial media companies like the BBC/Sky etc would probably prefer to keep it as a passively consumed entertainment product. My point was that there are people within those companies that have very innovate and creative ideas for moving them forward.

    Like you mention in your post, you very rarely watch broadcast TV, so do I. But as I mentioned in my previous post, both the BBC and Sky (and probably a lot of US TV channels/providers) already have pretty robust IPTV systems designed for once there is a larger take up of Internet enabled TVs. The BBC's iPlayer-esqe system works very well from what I have seen of it. The point with these is that it's not Sky or BBC heads leading this change, it's the people under them.

    Like you were, I am in the "media industry" (although I dislike the term seeing as it covers so many different areas) and every day I seem to have people lecture me on how things should be done, only to feel that they know less than I do about what the future holds. So I know where you are coming from with the "death of the dinosaurs" statement. That said, I would suggest that the dinosaur is indeed the owner rather than the company itself. Although (lets use Sky for this) they are something of an outdated business model when you look at the internet and modern ways of of getting media out there. I don't think Sky will go, they will change but I'd imagine they'd be there in some form or another for a long time to come. As for Murdoch, he won't.

    TV in the UK closes down its last analogue broadcasts this year and digital has taken over.

    Indeed, it's the week before the Olympics that London switches isn't it? Bet that will cause a problem for someone...

  9. Murdoch is desperate for he knows his business and his power are on the wane.

    Interestingly though, both Sky and the BBC have internet TV solutions ready to go once there is a larger take up of them. The BBC's at least looks something similar to iPlayer. Basically will scrap the TV license and have a Pay on Demand system instead.

    EMI has shut down due to bankruptcy and others will follow.

    Pretty sure EMI hasn't shut down. In fact aren't they filing a lawsuit against Ireland at the moment lol?

  10. I honestly don't know what the SEALs and Dboys use, but the new Contour HD does have bluetooth, which can be used to stream in real time to an Iphone or Android. I don't think it would be hard to imagine linking them via bluetooth to a transmitter, radio, or satcom receiver.

    At university I believe some students had some fancy transmitter box that they had linked to a small helmet mountable camera which (in theory) went to a satellite then down to a tv. So maybe it was something like that, a separate box for the transmitting?

  11. Alex Jones Terrorstorm - USS Liberty White House-sanctioned attack, June 8, 1967

    Lost interest and the first two words Alex and Jones :p even if some of the stuff he says has truth in it, just comes across as a bit of a nut job.

    no I do not admit it is not a proven fact that the attack on the USS Liberty was not on purpose.

    Woah! He hits a single, a double a triple negative into touch! :p So you are saying you believe that it has been proven that the attack was on purpose?

  12. "It is clear that we need to revisit the approach on how best to address the problem of foreign thieves that steal and sell American inventions and products."

    @Viper, yeah that line caught my attention too, really makes it sound like "America against the World" kind of thing which is silly. Also half makes it sound like the US is the only place that has inventions and products worth stealing lol. Probably not what he meant but a strange sentence all the same.

  13. SOPA/PIPA in it's current form is dead(ish).

    Chairman Smith: “I have heard from the critics and I take seriously their concerns regarding proposed legislation to address the problem of online piracy. It is clear that we need to revisit the approach on how best to address the problem of foreign thieves that steal and sell American inventions and products.

    “The problem of online piracy is too big to ignore. American intellectual property industries provide 19 million high-paying jobs and account for more than 60 percent of U.S. exports. The theft of America’s intellectual property costs the U.S. economy more than $100 billion annually and results in the loss of thousands of American jobs. Congress cannot stand by and do nothing while American innovators and job creators are under attack.

    “The online theft of American intellectual property is no different than the theft of products from a store. It is illegal and the law should be enforced both in the store and online.

    “The Committee will continue work with copyright owners, Internet companies, financial institutions to develop proposals that combat online piracy and protect America’s intellectual property. We welcome input from all organizations and individuals who have an honest difference of opinion about how best to address this widespread problem. The Committee remains committed to finding a solution to the problem of online piracy that protects American intellectual property and innovation.â€

    The House Judiciary Committee will postpone consideration of the legislation until there is wider agreement on a solution.

    EDIT: Ninja'd by Martin :p

  14. basis of the indictment if anyone wants a read:

    In practice, the "vast majority" of users do not have any significant long term private storage capability. Continued storage is dependent upon regular downloads of the file occurring. Files not downloaded are rapidly removed in most cases, whereas popular downloaded files are retained.

    Because a small proportion of users pay for storage, the business is dependent upon advertising. Adverts are primarily viewed when files are downloaded and the business model is therefore not based upon storage but upon maximizing downloads.

    Persons indicted have "instructed individual users how to locate links to infringing content on the Mega Sites ... [and] ... have also shared with each other comments from Mega Site users demonstrating that they have used or are attempting to use the Mega Sites to get infringing copies of copyrighted content."

    Persons indicted, unlike the public, are not reliant upon links to stored files, but can search the internal database directly. It is claimed they have "searched the internal database for their associates and themselves so that they may directly access copyright-infringing content".

    A comprehensive takedown method is in use to identify child pornography, but not deployed to remove infringing content. (item 24)

    Infringing users did not have their accounts terminated, and the defendants "made no significant effort to identify users who were using the Mega Sites or services to infringe copyrights, to prevent the uploading of infringing copies of copyrighted materials, or to identify infringing copies of copyrighted works" (item 55-56)

    An incentivizing program was adopted encouraging the upload of "popular" files in return for payments to successful uploaders. (item 69e et al)

    Defendants explicitly discussed evasion and infringement issues (69i-l)

  15. SOPA

    And anyway, didn't SOPA (initially at least) have bipartisan support in the US? So I dunno how big a difference it would make to an election campaign.

    As for Megaupload, won't Kim Dotcom and the others arrested have to be put in front of a US judge (if they are extradited) to determine whether their arrest had just and probable cause seeing as it was an indictment? (based on my limited legal knowledge lol)

  16. Megaupload gone huh. What a shame. If understand SOPA correctly' date=' it just makes it easier for something like this to happen.[/quote']

    Yeah shut down by the FBI, I think SOPA would have meant to even after 1 infringing thing was found it would be the site's fault so could be blocked/taken down etc.

    Also. Maybe it's just me but (and I know there was copyrighted material there) I never really saw Megaupload as a "massive piracy operation" like the FBI/Hollywood always say. Certainly sites I'd put above it in my opinion.

    EDIT: One last thing, I always find it interesting the arbitrary figures that are claimed to be the lost revenue from site's piracy ($500 million for megaupload)

  17. The major problem with such laws is that they abandon the principle of innocent until proven guilty. The punishment is applied without the case being heard.

    I'm already well used to be guilty until proven innocent lol, Journalists are legally required to prove they didn't do something instead of having it proved that we did (with regards to libel) so unfortunately this is nothing new for me!

  18. The USS Liberty was another well known False Flag operation that also angered the USA.

    Was it a false flag operation? I mean even if you want to believe it was a deliberate attack Israel didn't pretend to not be Israel did they? Also the words "False Flag" aren't mentioned in either of your links about the incident.

    Anyway about this Israel story, is it really news? I mean the only difference here is that the information has come out. I can't imagine that they are the only intelligence agency on the planet that pretends to be other nations/agencies from time to time.

    While the current Israeli government may be a bunch of tossers the fact that so many Israeli's and Israeli media are also castigating the current Israeli government for such actions means it is realy just a minority that support the current Israeli administration.

    And yeah this is the problem with "packing up their country" as fox mentioned, most of the Israelis are gonna be normal, decent people, just like every other country. They all have their nutters, and typically these are the ones who get the attention (or a seat in office lol)