Monthly Archives: May 2011

Kogan provides hammer

A couple of weeks ago I was wandering around Myers here in Canberra, keeping a handle on what is presently on the market, and marvelling at the low sale prices of various products, compared to their RRPs/SRPs. And, of course, … Continue reading

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Just when you think they must be out of ideas

With its move from the main Channel 10/Southern Cross channel to Eleven, ‘The Simpsons’ is now being shown almost as soon as it appears in the US. For example, the most recent episode — ‘The Ned-liest Catch’ — premiered in … Continue reading

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Less olden days Blu-ray reviews

Well, in addition to updating my DVD reviews, I’ve been doing my Blu-ray ones. Now you can find the following reviews here: 2012, After.Life, the Blu-ray 3D version of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Forrest Gump, Gamer, In the … Continue reading

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Olden days DVD reviews

Years ago I started putting up my DVD reviews from Australian HI-FI. And then I stopped at the reviews published in 2004. Well, I’ve just brought it up to the start of 2005, with reviews of The Birds, Chinatown, Finding … Continue reading

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Thank goodness for early adopters

Matt Ridley has an interesting article up on his site in which he extols the virtues of the cost cutters. His point is that while the inventor of something or other usually gets the credit, its the business people who … Continue reading

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Wouldn’t mind being a set top box company right about now

Well, pensioners will be receiving $AUS300 million worth of free digital TV receivers, eh? I wonder if they’ll be HD capable.

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The Fifth Element on Blu-ray

I have a Blu-ray test disc of The Fifth Element to whoever, with an Australian postal address, first asks for it in comments. This was the original Sony release in Australia of the movie (it is now handled by Madman … Continue reading

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‘One data point and you’re jumping for joy’

This is just a bit of fun, really, but I love it. You get a bunch of academic economists who want to spread the free enterprise message and they create a rap video: ‘Fight of the Century: Keynes vs. Hayek … Continue reading

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Inappropriate laughter?

No, very much appropriate, despite the every-human-life-is-of-equal-value twerps that abound. Fortunately this doesn’t seem to be a problem in Taiwan. If you’re saddened by Bin Laden’s death, don’t watch this clip. It is highly offensive to all, especially Muslims. I’m … Continue reading

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Politically correct Bee Gees

When I was quite young (about 13) my father sometimes worked at a second job as a security guard. On one occasion he had a job at a concert of the Bee Gees at the local theatre. My sister and … Continue reading

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