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Posts by Maury Markowitz

I don't think this is a streaming music play at all, that's just conjecture on the part of the writers. I think they're buying LaLa in order to move the iTunes Store out of the iTunes application, and offer a platform-independant web-based front end. Suddenly Linux becomes a useful platform for media, which I think plays to Apple's advantage.The model could remain completely identical to the current system - you buy/rent content in your account - but the technology for...
Good question! My guess: component costs are falling faster than the contract periods. So no, no effect on the bottom line, roughly equal margins from day 1 to now. Maury
I'm guessing numbers in Canada will be similar or even more dramatic. Every consumer I know that was tied into a contract with Bell or Telus immediately upgraded their phones. They used to be everywhere, now they're EVERYWHERE. Unless Android works out, and it hasn't so far, this is increasingly looking like the iPod dominance all over again. I am surprised how strong vendor lock-in is with these carriers. I switched carriers to get the phone, but I guess my usage...
Indeed. Really, there's room for two platforms, three at most. It increasingly looks like those are iPhone and Android, with RIM slowly disappearing as the other two improve on the corporate side. What can they possibly be thinking? Maury
Well I'm pretty happy with the upgrade so far. The menu responsiveness is a serious improvement, and I find the font a lot more readable. A small upgrade, but a nice one. Maury
Oh here we go...I have a 52 and my 720 looks great.Huh. I'm a physicist, how about you?Did you even read the post? I said the thing that makes the difference is the compression. And 720p rips are generally compressed to lower quality. THAT'S why they don't look as good. Maury
In one famous test, a group of well known audiophiles were taken to hear a new speaker cable. After showing them how it was built and giving the usual tech spiel, they all agreed that there was definitely some more "brightness" to the new cables. However, the testers had actually replaced the cables with un-bent coat hangers, and then revealed this. Much consternation ensued. In test after test after test, viewers cannot tell the difference between 720 and 1080 when...
Ohhhh, that's a possibility. A low one, but a possibility. The sound is like a mosquito, my guess is that mechanical fixture won't effect it (like low vibes would). Maury
Really? I think you might be the only one. I always coff up the buck. Maury
Uhhh, it was me. A WD 250. But the original 40 was pretty noisy too. Which one do you have, the 40 or 160? Maury
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