ripoff

  • Congressman fighting for your right to download

    Time Warner Cable’s plan to charge based on the amount of bandwidth that their customers use has not gone unnoticed. In fact, a congressional representative from New York (one of the of the first areas scheduled for the new fee structure) has started fighting it. Read More

  • Some early reviews of Denon’s $500 Ethernet cable

    Reviews for that $500 Ethernet cable being sold by Denon are in full swing on the Amazon.com product page, located here. Here are a couple of choice tidbits… “A caution to people buying these: if you do not follow the ‘directional markings’ on the cables, your music will play backwards. Please check that before mentioning it in your reviews.” “I installed one… Read More

  • 60 inches of this ridiculous ethernet uber-cable costs $500


    Oh dear, oh dear. I’m surprised the description doesn’t mention that your signal is being accelerated by being bathed in snake oil. It lowers my estimation of the human race’s worth when anyone can actually be foolish enough — or simply rich enough — to buy something like this. Ultra-high-end solutions like this are regularly mocked. Audiophiles can’t tell… Read More

  • Video card upgrade for Mac Pro carries $100 premium over actual card price


    What the hell? I’m all for modularity and being able to upgrade components individually in a powerhouse computer like the Mac Pro, but $279 for an 8800GT? The card you’re getting is fully $100 cheaper on the street even for a good brand like XFX or PNY (nice deal there). Reminds me of the infamous Xbox 360 hard drive markup. I know many people will gladly pay a premium for… Read More