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Shotgun Justice

February 23, 2010

Another Koltai Rant of a personal nature.   It would appear to me that the Supreme Court in New South Wales is more interested in clearing it’s docket than ensuring that justice is served.   This might be because yesterday, I lost my case (filed in March 2007) against Tricom Equities. Or it might be […]

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Imagine downloading 85 movies a minute.

February 11, 2010

Can’t be done say the experts.   Well what if a company was going to build out a 1 GB  per second internet backbone that would allow you to do so?   Google yesterday announced their intention to do just that. On their Blog at Think big with a gig: Our experimental fiber network they […]

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Australia is at War with Anonymous.

February 11, 2010

Early last year we blogged about Anonymous and his speech posted on Youtube.   We described and quoted a US website as to what constitutes an act of war.   DECLARATION OF WAR – An act of the national legislature, in which a state of war is declared to exist between a nation and some […]

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Ho-hum, iiNet Wins Court Case against Industry Heavyweights.

February 4, 2010

Late last year I was speaking to industry representatives about the outcome for the iiNet court case. They all believed that it was a lay down misère, (in favour of themselves).   After all, there was little old iiNet, a small (by world standards) ISP and there were thirty-four financially well heeled complainants. (Just on […]

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SMS Power beats Hollywood, Radio, Videogames & the Music Industry.

February 3, 2010

Or – The Havenots become the Haves.   Preamble It’s a well known fact that when placed under restricting circumstances, all animals will look for an escape or release from the restriction.   “The Internet treats censorship as a malfunction and routes around it.” – John Perry Barlow. ——————————————————————————————————————————–   The Article IRC stands for […]

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The Calculation of the Currency of Hedonism.

February 3, 2010

This is the third article in this series entitled: The Economics of Video Entertainment Part 1 Here Part 2 Here   For the last couple of days I’ve been leading up to talking about the individual value proposition as to why people purchase, watch, read or listen to certain types of content.   Hedonic pricing […]

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The ED2K Networks disagree with Nielsens or "Koltai’s method of TV ratings"

February 1, 2010

This is Part II in a series of articles entitled: The Economics of Video Entertainment   In yesterdays article,  I commented that :   At Perceptric, we have commenced an attempt at applying our P2P Value method against the relatively new science of hedonic valuation. Early results have enabled us to see patterns that are […]

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A New Business Model – Partial Movies.

February 1, 2010

I discovered that little people – that is 2 year olds love to stand on DVD’s on wooden polished floors and go skating.   This does not bode well for the DVD’s.   I was ripping “White Noise” to add to the growing digital media collection that we enjoy in this house and when the […]

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Free Barbeque – Your Tax Dollars at Work.

January 25, 2010

A few months ago I blogged about the cost of entertainment and how even a weekend surf at the beach was likely to cost car parking fees, barbeque facilities use fees and of course, GST on the ice, petrol, esky contents, (surf) board wax and zinc cream.   In other words it’s hard for the […]

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What I did for the Holidays – or – The Worlds Smallest Bonsai.

January 13, 2010

Holidays are over (for most of us). It’s back to work, for those fortunate enough to still have a job.   So just what did you do, during your holidays? Did you vegge on the beach and acquire some beauty, future skin cancer growths? Or did you, (like some friends of ours) attend a yoga […]

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