Monthly Archives: January 2009

Liveblogging The Terminator

Liveblogging The Terminator

So what better way to re-watch an old classic than to Liveblog it. Here’s “The Terminator” : 00:00:05 What? This isn’t Star Wars? 00:01:03 Oh no, Johnny Five? Are you lost again? 00:03:57 There can be only one Highlander… 00:05:37 Couple cans short of a sixpack… Not Arnie! Plenty sixpack there. 00:06:25 What happened to “There can be only one????” 00:08:00 Really bad synthesizer muzak!!! 00:08:58 Crawling in my skiiiin!! 00:09:32 Product placement Nike. C’mon …

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Google Wields the Startup Axe of Death

In a sadly predictable turn of events Google has binned Jaiku, a service they bought just over a year ago for a huge chunk of change ($12 million). Dodgeball too, has eventually suffered the cruel fate that has been looming over it ever since Google bought them back in 2005. Apparently it’s part of a Google cost cutting and re-focusing exercise, but I can’t for the life of me understand why they went ahead and …

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How Vodacom, MTN and Cell C make big money at our expense.

Image via Wikipedia I just came across an interesting article on the New York Times where Randall Stross decided to investigate the actual costs a text message has for a cellular network operator. Finally someone did the research I’d been too lazy to do for a while. As I suspected, a text/sms message is basically free. They are sent to the nearest tower over a control channel – a channel that exists in order for …

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