Attempt at Record Bittorrent Swarm Size

A record attempt has been started invoving bittorrent, to see just how many seeds can be on one torrent. The current record for simultanious seeds on a torrent is around 124,000, set for an episode of Heroes. The attempt uses a small image file for the contents, and already has a decent number of seeds. […]
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Hulu Announces “Hulu+”, Back-Pedals on HTML5

It was going to happen sometime, and it happened today. Hulu announced their subscription service. Despite the worries of some people though, it’s not going to replace the currently free service, but will be an addition. The promo video (which wordpress won’t let me post here but can be watched at this link)  talks about […]
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US Box Office Estimates June 25-27 2010

 As the first half of the year finishes, it’s yet again Toy Story in the lead. In ten days it’s notched up an extremely impressive $225Million+ and is about to surpass Shrek. If nothing else, it certainly proves that people will pay for a movie they want to see. Newcomers Grown Ups and Knight & Day […]
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Why VHS didn’t kill the Movie Theatre

If you’re a teenager or older, you’ll almost certainly have first-hand experience with VCRs and video tapes. If you don’t remember them, they’re big things that have been replaced by DVR’s, but which you could buy movies on, like with DVDs. They were in most peoples homes throughout the late 80s and the 90s. Yet […]
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Followup on “ARGH!!! Andrew the Moron.”

Back in March, there was a consultation to be made on the Joint Strategic Plan on Copyright Enforcement. I wrote a very nice response for it, and then sent a COMPLETELY DIFFERENT one by accident (hence the topic). I noticed it 4 days later, and sent an email explaining, and giving the corrected version. The […]
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US Box Office Estimates June 18-20 2010

Another weekend, another new film at number 1. As expected, Toy Story has shot to the top, marking yet another weekend headed by a 3d film. It’s also one of the strongest weekends for any film (yet again dispelling the myth about ‘cams killing the industry’, since one was released Saturday lunchtime) this year. It […]
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