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Some movies I intend to see

This also includes movies I’ve seen but would still like to have the DVD.

In no particular order….

  • Pirates of The Carribean 2 (& 3 when it comes out)
  • Sky High
  • Freaky Friday
    There are actualy 3 versions, two are by disney
    The
    one I’m looking for is the one NOT done by disney.
    My wife, who is
    much better at remembering that sort
    of detail than I am, says it
    starred Shelly Long.
  • Flight of The Navigator
  • The Black Hole
  • The Haunted Mansion
  • The Shaggy Dog (Tim Allen version.)
  • The Shaggy Doc (1959)
  • The Shaggy DA (early 60’s)
  • Finding Nemo
  • Darkwing Duck
  • Princess of Thieves
  • Tron
  • TMNT
    There’s at least two, possibly three "Teenage Mutant Ninja
    Turtles"
    movies that were made Before this one.

I’m absolutely certain there’s still several boatloads more. This is
just what I can think of right now.

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Deal or No Deal?

Exactly what is ‘winzy‘? That’s what
my question was when I first saw the word. It actually sounded a little
bit fun, sort of a not-too-serious bit of (Yes, I’m going to say it.)
"Whimsy". As to what it is, it’s a search engine. But this search engine
offers more than just search results.

If you join winzy,
each search, in addition to search results, you get the chance to win
prizes in a sort of instant win that notifies you at the top of the
search results page if you win. Prizes you can win range from iPods to
Amazon cash gift certificates to iTunes gift certificates, Winzy Points
and more.

A relatively new addition is Winzy Secret Suitcase, which is very
similar to the game show "Deal
or No Deal
" and there is actually the chance to win prizes if you
log in to winzy to play.

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Download And Burn Movies Available Soon

It looks like the latest thing in movie delivery could well be the
"download and burn" variety.  Thing is, if I take the time to download a
movie at anywhere from 700K to 6gigs in length, I want to be able to not
only burn the thing, I want to not be concerned that some foolish DRM
system is going to someday foul up my ability to watch it. 

In that regard, I find myself in agreement with Steve Jobs (and I haven’t been interested in much of what he’s had to say since he stole Apple Computer from the Woz back in the 80’s)… It’s time for DRM to go the way of the dinosaur.  It’s day is over and we’re all going to cheer it’s death. 

Download
And Burn Movies Available Soon

An anonymous reader writes "According to an article from PC World,
a source close to the CSS Managed Recording forum said that technology
which allows movies to be downloaded and burned to blank DVDs, using
the same content-protection system as commercial discs, received
official approval on Thursday. ‘The technology will require discs that
are slightly different from the conventional DVD-Rs found in shops
today. The burned discs will be compatible with the vast majority of
consumer DVD players … Despite Thursday’s approval, services that
allow consumers to legally download and burn movies in their own homes
are unlikely to appear quickly. The DVD CCA said it will be initially
restricted to professional uses. These might include kiosks in retail
stores where consumers can purchase and burn discs in a controlled
environment.’"

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Will Media SHUT UP About Anna Nicole?

The following is a repost of an entry from 2/17/07 that I had to
temporarily delete in order to find and fix a problem.

I’m beginning to wonder if they ever will. This woman was famous for no
really good reason. The only noteworthy things she did to achieve fame
was to pose naked in playboy, and get married to a wealthy old man who
died and left her a fortune.

As I understand it, her life since then was something of a circus and
full of a lot of problems. Then not too long ago her son dies from drug
related cause. Now she is dead from a probably similar drug related
cause.

Since her death, there has been even more reason to for the media to
keep bringing her up. Several people are actually fighting over her
remains, they’re also fighting over where she’s to be buried and to top
it all off, there are at least three people claiming to be the father of
her child.

Why? Could it have something to do with the fact that she could inherit
millions? I wouldn’t be surprised at all. The one question I would like
to see the answer to is "What about the child? Who is looking out for
HER best interest rather than their own?"

I think the answer to that is simple. Anna Nicole’s mother. I saw her on
GMA last week and she made it clear that she’s not intereted in the
money and she’s actually not insisting on custody of the child. She just
wants to make sure that the child is in a healthy, safe enviroment.

As to who’s the father, If they won’t take a DNA test then that tells me
that they’re not really interested in doing what’s best for the child,
they just want the money.

While we’re at it, I saw a survey that makes me really wonder why the
media won’t shut up about her. The survey asked Who
do you think is the father of Anna Nicole Smith’s infant daughter?

The results speak for themselves:

  • 8% – Howard K. Stern
  • 17% – Larry Birkhead
  • 1% – Prince Frederic von Anhalt
  • 8% – None of the above
  • 61% – I don’t care

As for the question I asked in the title of this post. I have no doubt
that just like Elvis, People will be seeing her in diners across America
and on the bridges of UFO’s for many years to come. Just watch the
tabloids, you’ll see.

 

 

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Jobs Urges Music Industry To Drop DRM

This is something that’s been needed for a long time now. With Jobs
putting Apple’s weight behind it, the fight against DRM gains a powerful
ally. Here’s hoping that the RIAA and MPAA take the hint from Apple and
consumers that without DRM, they’ll sell a lot more music and movies.

Apple:
Record Labels Should Drop DRM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Apple Inc. (AAPL) indicated it would open its
iTunes store to other portable players besides its ubiquitous iPod if
the world’s major record labels abandoned the anti-piracy technology
that serves as the industry’s security blanket.

Steve Jobs, Apple’s chief executive, made the case for abolishing
the protections known as "Digital Rights Management," or DRM, in an
open letter posted Tuesday on the Cupertino-based company’s Web site.
He also explained why Apple had decided against licensing its own DRM
technology, known as "FairPlay," as an alternative method for making
iTunes accessible to all portable players.

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