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  • How quickly will you shoot past Time Warner's 40GB bandwidth cap?

    How quickly will you shoot past Time Warner's 40GB bandwidth cap?

    How quickly would you reach Time Warner’s 40GB data cap? I’d be finished in like a week. No lie. By now you’re probably well aware of Time Warner’s scheme to charge you by the gigabyte. Arrington wrote a piece yesterday on TechCrunch saying how it would destroy innovation—how can YouTube et al. make money if no one has the bandwidth to watch videos, or… Read More

  • You are a thief. How does that make you feel?

    You are a thief. How does that make you feel?

    The big record labels are getting brazen. Really brazen. Today marks the opening of the first trial between the RIAA and a person it says illegally downloaded music. The problem for the RIAA is this person, and by person I mean damned hero, has decided to fight back. The RIAA has acted like a bully in most cases it’s pursued so far, so it’s great to see someone taking a stand. But… Read More

  • TimeWarner's Road Runner Service Couldn't Possibly Be Worse

    TimeWarner's Road Runner Service Couldn't Possibly Be Worse

    OK, I’ll come right out and say it: TimeWarner’s Road Runner broadband Internet connection is the worst I have ever used. Here I’m paying around $100 each and every month for cable TV and an Internet connection, yet as soon as I launch Transmission on my iMac my Internet connection slows to a crawl. If this doesn’t resolve itself, I may have to consider switching providers… Read More

  • Yarrr: Franz Ferdinand Tells Fans To Pirate Away

    Yarrr: Franz Ferdinand Tells Fans To Pirate Away

    Thumbs up to Franz Ferdinand. If every band in the world felt the same way that singer/guitarist Alex Kapranos does, the world might be a slightly better place (musically). When asked about illegally downloading music, he said… “I like the idea that, because of downloading, people are going to buy songs only if they are good. I think that’s a positive thing. It means lazy bands… Read More

  • Comcast CEO Shows Off Dreamy Looks, Insanely Fast Modem

    Comcast CEO Shows Off Dreamy Looks, Insanely Fast Modem

    In my experiences with ISPs, I’ve always found Comcast to be significantly better than Verizon. Now Comcast’s CEO and Prez Brian Roberts is really sticking it to the big V. Yesterday, he showed off a new cable modem that’s capable of downloading at an astounding 150 megabits/sec and uploading at…well, the report doesn’t say, but it sure as hell better be faster than… Read More

  • Comcast Boots Off Its Users For Downloading Too Much

    Comcast Boots Off Its Users For Downloading Too Much

    Comcast is threatening to cut off Internet access to so-called bandwidth hogs, only they’re not exactly specifying what constitutes bandwidth “hogging.” (If you can decipher what downloading “100 times the average national Comcast bandwidth usage” means you deserve a treat.) One banned user created a Weblog to vent his frustrations. His situation is even more… Read More

  • Netflix Downloads: Om Chimes In

    streaming shenanigans with some pretty intriguing insights. It seems we may have jumped the gun a bit in our immediate praise of the service. Aside from the equating it to the rabble of players who tried to getting into the music downloading arena, he’s got a nice little list of what Netflix downloads is and isn’t. Namely it isn’t a downloading service because it just streams the… Read More