Browser Benchmarks: Firefox4 Vs. IE9

The launch of Firefox 4 has be heralded with much pomp and circumstance, and a great gnashing of teeth over which is better. Mozilla upped the ante over Microsoft last week, claiming to have smashed a download figure for IE9. Download figures aside, which is the best? Mozilla’s download claims are flying the flag for […]
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Aussie Piracy study is “Fantasy work”

What do you get if you take one study of estimated data, aggregate it, then use that to generate data on another country on the opposite side of the world? If you’re the content industry, you call that ‘an anti piracy study’ and if you’re a politician, you might call it ‘evidence proving the need […]
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Hey Pirates, Why the Vitriol?

A post on the 1709 blog last week asks why P2P users have such anger at organisations that represent artists, and who create the content they share. The p2pers must blame someone, and who better than the fat-cats, is the suggestion there, but is it really that simple? The piece focuses on the aftermath of the filesoup […]
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SuperSeed Testing

I dabble in research, as some might have noticed. One of the things I’m testing at present is ‘superseed’ or ‘initial seeding’ feature of many clients. To do that, I’m going to need your help. I need peers for the swarm. Now, I’m using a 60Mb file courtesy of TorrentFreak.tv, and will be testing 18 […]
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Rush Limbaugh – 3 Lies in 2 Minutes or Your Money Back!

I was stuck in the car yesterday, and decided to go flicking through the radio stations. One station (which I have preset as it’s my local station for the Braves) had on the Rush Limbaugh show. I’ve heard a lot about him but never actually listened to his station raw. After 2 minutes, I had […]
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Ars Forgets How Torrents Work, Cites Faulty Study

If you follow tech news, you have a certain list of sites you’ll keep an eye on. Personally, I always keep an eye on TorrentFreak (but then, I am their researcher, and night-time comment moderator) but there are others as well, Wired’s Threat Level, Slyck, and of course, ArsTechnica. The problem for all tech news […]
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