MPAA Loses Their Collective Mind

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MPAA to EFF on RealDVD lawsuit: you’re living in the past

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) is firing back at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) over accusations that the organization is trying to limit innovation with its lawsuit over RealDVD. The MPAA said that the EFF’s claims are “disingenuous and wrongheaded,” and that Hollywood isn’t “living in the past” like the EFF apparently is.

I can only laugh when the MPAA, who is nothing more then a collective group of technological and legal dinosaurs, claims that the EFF are living in the past.  EFF btw, stands for “Electronic Frontier Foundation” and

was founded in 1990 — well before the Internet was on most people’s radar — and continues to confront cutting-edge issues defending free speech, privacy, innovation, and consumer rights today.

This really makes me wonder what color the sky is in MPAA’s world.

Stalker – The Movie

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Warren Ellis found a movie online!

Warren Ellis » STALKER

It’s amazing what turns up on Google Video from time to time. I was kind of surprised, last night, to find a complete copy of Tarkovsky’s STALKER there.

Stalker, for those of you that didn’t know, is a film made in the desolate ruins of Russia, and is a tale of desperation, and is confusing as hell to me.  There’s been a couple video games made in the Stalkerverse, but I’ve yet to play any of them.


BioBot – bye bye Exxon, hello your own small scale oil company – The Red Ferret Journal

he unit can produce up to 75 litres of biodiesel in a single cycle which will take between 10 and 24 hours depending on whether you leave it running overnight. The kit costs £2500.00 plus bits, which means that you need gas prices to be pretty high if you’re going to enjoy a short payback period.

This is something that I’ve often thought of doing, perhaps after I own my own land and house and won’t bug the neighbors with fuel processing at 4AM.  I wonder how the taxes would work out on this.

Air Car

Magnetic Air Car – so how well does it stick to the road, dude? – The Red Ferret Journal

What we are building is similar to an electric car but with compressed air tanks instead of expensive rechargeable batteries that can only provide short driving distances. We believe our engineers have developed a solution for manufacturing air while the vehicle is in motion which may provide an unlimited driving range. We use only one specially designed battery the size of a regular car battery which has three times the charging capacity and a much longer life cycle. Instead of $3,000-$5,000 for lithium batteries, our battery costs less than $70. The battery does not contain acid, it will retain its first charge sitting on a shelf for up to three years…

awesome idea, using compressed air to run the car instead of electric motors