Random stuff

* “Climate change is real and is happening at an ever faster pace, a United Nations scientific panel said in a hard-hitting report issued this weekend on tackling global warming.” And USA still doesn’t take action about it. There were a lot of initial disputes about global warming, but the truth is, it’s real.

* “A court in Saudi Arabia increased the punishment for a gang-rape victim after her lawyer won an appeal of the sentence for the rapists, the lawyer told CNN.” The world is still a crazy place.

* OSNews and Gnomefiles moved to a new server last night (8-core Xeons with 4 GB RAM). This probably was the smoothest server move we ever had. Hats off to Adam, our web master, and Jon, our server admin!

* A Canon ZR800 is on the way for me, plus a light deflector and a Canon microphone for my HV20. Truth is, getting all that stuff already, is VERY SCARY.

* TV is indeed dead. From all the new TV series this season, only “Pushing Daisies” makes it above 10-11 million viewers, and that’s already pathetic compared to previous years where they would be at least 2 big hits per season with over 15 mil viewers each. The future is the internets.


AndyR wrote on November 17th, 2007 at 8:31 PM PST:

Download and watch the movie “The Great Global Warming Swindle”, produced by the British Channel 4 television – a VERY interesting documentary. In my opinion, the global warming is there, but we humans are not responsible for it. Whatever we do, nothing will change anything. 2 facts: 1st – It has been proven that global warming, and ice ages, have occurred several times before in the Earth’s history, and that was not caused by extreme volcano activity nor human activity. Why should it be so different now? 2nd – Sun spot activity has increased in the last decade. The more radiation the Sun emitts, the more it heats up the oceans, creating global warming. The Sun emitts more or less radiation on a cyclic basis, which corresponds very well with the past climate changes. There seem to be a hidden agenda by all those “experts” that say that humans are the cause of global warming. If that is the case, then we need to drastically control the human growth population in the whole world. The more humans there are, the more energy is needed to consume, and the more pollution there is.

Phil wrote on November 18th, 2007 at 12:41 AM PST:

>Download and watch the movie “The Great Global Warming Swindle” …

Read ¨Reactions from scientists¨ under the Wikipedia entry for the programme. For example –

>the programme was “a mixture of truth, half truth and falsehood put together with the sole purpose of discrediting the science of global warming”

l3v1 wrote on November 18th, 2007 at 3:03 AM PST:

“TV is indeed dead. The future is the internets.”

It’s not the medium that the quality depends on. Just as a music won’t be good just because it’s indie. Wherever good shows will pop up, people will find it and flock to it, lack of good ones on one medium won’t automatically make the others winner choices.

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Eugenia wrote on November 18th, 2007 at 3:07 AM PST:

This is not always true. A show can be good but not have viewers to flock on because of many factors. One of these factors this year (and it’s more prominent with the passing of each year) is the internet and DVRs. Other factors include promotion. For example, Firefly was good, but FOX did’t believe in it and didn’t promote it enough, and so the show died out. Battlestar Galactica is better than most other shows on the major networks, and yet it barely does 2 million viewers just because few tune in on SciFi Channel (even if they have access to it).

Thom Holwerda wrote on November 18th, 2007 at 10:30 AM PST:

Dead Like Me. More or less agreed upon that it was one of TVs finest moments, yet it only did two series. Futurama, also cancelled way too early.

Quality is not defined by ratings. Only popularity is.

mikesum32 wrote on November 18th, 2007 at 10:01 PM PST:

Still waiting for an iPod Touch with 32 MBs flash storage ?


Thom, have you seen Pushing Daisies? It was supposed to a spin-off from Dead Like Me.

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Eugenia wrote on November 18th, 2007 at 11:39 PM PST:

I am actually waiting for an iPhone with 32GB of storage. It won’t take more than a year to get just that.

memsom wrote on November 19th, 2007 at 8:39 AM PST:

There’s a Dead Like Me movie coming out (straight to DVD) in the spring!! If it is well supported, it’ll get a new season off the back of it.

DLM is probably the best show to come from the states that I’ve seen in a long while. Only a couple of others compare – um.. Dark Angel, BSG, Lost.. that’s it really.

Ian wrote on November 21st, 2007 at 6:36 PM PST:

I hate the vid quality on my ZR800. It’s only good for places you’d rather not take an expensive camera, such as taping it to a ski helmet while hurdling down the slopes (been there done that).

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