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Netflix And The Return Of The Dark Torrents Of The Internet

The rise of Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and the online streaming services looks to be driving a growth in BitTorrent usage and media piracy. When consumers are given easy and almost friction free access to the media (even if it’s a £10/month fee) they’re going to stay there, rather than explore the darker corners of the internet. While there are still questions over revenue distribution (especially with streaming music services) this is still a better option for creators than having everyone pirate the latest album or TV series. The problem is that the myriad of services, all with their own monthly

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Trivial Posts #22: Black Coffee, Bridge Of Spies, And 25

It’s been a busy November, bouncing around Europe, from the Web Summit in Dublin, to hosting the Junior Eurovision Song Contest’s international radio coverage (yes, once more I’m ‘A Eurovision Commentator’, never give up on your mad dreams, kids!). I’ve found some nice things online you might like to read about as well – which is what Trivial Posts thrives on! ‘Ted Drank His Coffee Black…’ Put aside your aeropresses, your hand-ground beans, your exotic steamers, what really drives the world is cheap, bad, coffee. Keith Pandolfi makes the convincing argument: The best cup of coffee I ever had was

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The Amazon Review Doctor Is Starting

Gotta love Amazon. They put the Doctor Who Season 8 DVD up for pre-order while Peter Capaldi’s first season is still being filmed) to grab the orders and lock them in. And everyone starts to review the DVD that isn’t yet available: Personally, I think that a lot of the excitement about this series is motivated by nostalgia, but I must admit it’s one of the best out of the second 50 years of Doctor Who history… Although the decision to replace Jenna-Louise Coleman mid-season with David Tennant playing the same role is still regarded as highly controversial, his performance

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Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is reviewing something

While browsing Amazon for a region 2 version of The Princess Bride, this review stood out: I rented this because it got such good reviews, but oh dear…. My eleven-year-old twins wanted to know when the fighting would begin, they found the constant swopping back to the little boy with his grandfather deeply annoying, and their attention definitely wandered. I have to say I found it an incredibly long film. Yes, there were moments of humour – which my twins enjoyed – but that ratty creature…. Talk about naff special effects, and – plot spoiler here – my twins were

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Show me the money… or another Amazon Fulfilment Centre

Former Amazon employee Eugene Wii talks about Amazon’s business model and where the profit goes. But to me, a profitless business model is one in which it costs you $2 to make a glass of lemonade but you have to sell it for $1 a glass at your lemonade stand. But if you sell a glass of lemonade for $2 and it only costs you $1 to make it, and you decide business is so great you’re going to build a lemonade stand on every street corner in the world so you can eventually afford to move humanity into outer

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