Category Archives: Rants

HEVC(H.265) + UHDTV(4K) – What Does It Mean for IPTV?

Here some updated notes from my research last year into HEVC & UHDTV. I’ve aimed this at a general audience. HEVC - High Efficiency Video Coding A new more efficient video compression format is coming that will eventually replace the current standard … Continue reading

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The impending or maybe never ‘AppleTV’ and what it means for storefront developers

“Yep. If there is going to be an actual TV… the SDK for the current device will be its herald.” Changed my mind on this statement. I guess I was just really hoping that they would publish a SDK and … Continue reading

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The Conroy Rule

Australia is gripped in debate over it’s government’s push to introduce Mandatory ISP Level Filtering. Yes and the policy is about as well thought out as it is acronymed. Out of that debate Jon Seymour has come up with ‘The … Continue reading

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This Would Be Funny If It Wasn't All True

Possibly the best comic form summary of the CDO MBS scandal. (Sub-prime loans crisis.) http://www.suburbanhousehunters.com/about/mortgage-crisis/ Of note. SPV‘s is the general term for the more specific term of SIVs (Structured Investment Vehicles).  Expect to hear more about these in the future. They don’t mention that … Continue reading

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50,000 People at Red Bull Flugtag In Sydney – It Was Like Vietnam

Coming from Perth Western Australia and remembering the Annual Birdman Rally from the 1970′s, I could not miss the the RedBull Flugtag. Arrived at 11am. According to the announcements they were expecting 20,000 people but got 50,000. The crowd was … Continue reading

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A Little Bit Of A Bug In TeamCity

If you set up a TeamCity server, don’t tell it to check out your project into a path that is root of a drive. Don’t Try This At Home Drive You would think that checking out ModuleX into “Checkout Directory” C: … Continue reading

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Why People Won't Accept Nuclear Power

Pebble bed reactors will be safe and available in 20 years. We will be left with the moral question of who disposes of the waste, the country that used the fuel or the country that mined and sold it, and … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Sladen Is Still Hawt

Elizabeth Sladen is to me, what Felicity Kendal is to Rick, The People’s Poet When I was a lad watching Dr Who, Elizabeth Sladen (Who played Sarah Jane Smith) was certainly one of the sexiest things on TV. After watching the 2007 pilot for … Continue reading

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As I And Everyone Else Predicted – Games Consoles Now Used For Super Computing

I remember 15 years ago talking about the logical progression of gaming hardware and predicting that consumer demand would end up putting superior performance in the games consoles, and then they would then be used for “evil”. The future is weirder than we … Continue reading

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Facebook's Beacon

There is an unwritten social contract between we the punters and social networking sites that make money by data-mining our activities and targeting ads at us. That contract is essentially that we will let them have our personal data in … Continue reading

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