Stuff we've discussed on IRC.
Posted by azz at 2005-04-13 15:57
"The Creative Archive will not be using DRM around the content. The BBC's pilot site will be using a technology called GEOIP filtering to ensure that content sourced directly from the BBC will only be available to UK citizens."
Posted by azz at 2005-04-13 13:00
A follow-up to yesterday's academic spam posting (this one is worksafe).
Posted by David at 2005-04-13 11:08
This is news?
Sky News yesterday were inviting callers to suggest songs for various world leaders' playlists; I think it was an "and finally" item rather than anything serious.
I wouldn't be too sure - it is Sky ;)
I wouldn't have noticed had I not been experimenting with our Digibox yesterday...
You know, we get much better reception if we point our aerial at the right transmitter.
Of course, the digital pictures are now worse than the analogue ones we were getting before, but that's apparently by design (!).
Also, the Teletext replacement completely (and I do mean completely) sucks.
Thirty years of development, and they've come up with a system that's slower and fits less information on screen than the old one.
Oh, and it can transmit graphics now -- except none of the channels use them because they're too slow!
So, suffice it to say that I'm not entirely happy with the plans to turn off the analogue TV network by 2012...
Indeed. Digital Teletext sucks like mad. Digital TV itself isn't bad ... its just they are trying to cram too many channels into too little bandwidth.
The problem is that analog switch off will probably lead to the bandwidth being used for more channels instead of higher quality
Or getting sold off for other purposes, more likely.