Raymond’s Random Rants

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– I’m finally done with my “pay the bills” projects! One was charismatic and one was awesome. *snicker* The good news is that I’ll be able to sleep for more than four hours a night and next week I’ll be able to focus more time on the site.

– I hope the rain doesn’t drown out the Yankee game tonight. I’m kind of bummed that it won’t be Yankees/Dodgers in the World Series. That would have been a nice story — Joe Torre and Don Mattingly taking on their old team.

– John Morrison’s Starship Pain is such an awesome move. I love watching him perform it. That and Evan Bourne’s shooting star press are currently my two favorite finishers in WWE.

– I’m thrilled that Nigel McGuiness is getting a big push in TNA, but his new name (Desmond Wolfe) is stupid. Another brilliant idea from Vince Russo. Oy.

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– Verizon’s Motorola Droid is getting some hot previews. The Droid is the first American Android phone with a good CPU. Unfortunately, the early previews say that the keyboard isn’t so great. *sigh* I’m still waiting for my dream phone — an Android device (with a great CPU and a great keyboard) on T-Mobile with UMA.

– Totally bummed that Kelly Pavlik’s fight with Paul Williams is off. Apparently he was in really bad shape after an allergic reaction to some meds. His temperature was over 104 and his heart rate was at 150 bpm. I know this is the second time the fight was postponed (probably cancelled at this point), but that’s some serious stuff right there. Hopefully he’ll be able to bounce back in 2010. Pavlik’s first fight with Jermain Taylor was crazy fun.

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14 thoughts on “Raymond’s Random Rants”

  1. I tried the 1080p streaming on Zune Marketplace. The 1080p is nice, but I barely got 720p through their streaming service. Most of my movie, Crank 2, was unviewable as it was to pixelated to recognize. They definitely need to work on their streaming before they release it to the public. (for the record, I have no problem getting 720p through Netflix, so this is an issue with their service and not my connection.)

  2. Why would the digi version be ~ $10 cheaper than the physical version. I can see having no extras as a good reason, but if both offer the same content then why should one be cheaper than the other?

  3. paul williams is the best fighter in the world. Pavlik's heart rate probably went that high after watching tape.

    What a waste of 6 months for the Punisher, chasing Ghosts.

    The G1 is a great phone, btw — this i can say after a year of heavy use.

  4. @sandrock

    1.no resale on digi version

    2.physical media can justify costs more than digi. no stocking of digi media, no delivery, packaging, etc. Digi at the same price as physical is robbery.

    3.can't loan it to a friend. ( i still loan and borrow movies or games to/with friends)

    4.Incentive to purchase with ISP caps.

  5. @Smartguy

    There was a dev a while back who was talking about resales of their digi game. Can't remember who or what game it was, but maybe we can expect that in the future. What if the movie gave you burn rights, would that help justify the cost? ($18 dollars I think= 1600mp)

    (I'm sure any money saved by getting rid of the physical media will just translate into the costs of getting it to you digitally. Supply and demand has a tendency to do that.)

  6. @sandrock

    bandwidth is cheap compared to human labor and product packaging. For me to give up the ability to sell or loan the product it needs to be very cheap and I should be able to access it wherever I am.

    Option to burn without restrictions on a player would be welcomed.

  7. @Smartguy

    Yes, but the demand for bandwidth is high. That is why ISPs are acting stupid with all these restrictions and throttling. They want to sit where they are and increase prices.

  8. @jpkmets I wouldn't have figured you for a Williams fan, but then again you love those weight cheats like Gatti (remember the Gamache fight?). *joke*

    The G1 is pretty cool, but I'm looking forward to the Droid, with its beefy processor. Most of the Android phones in America use the same 528MHz Qualcomm processor, which is significantly slower than the one used in the iPhone and Palm Pre.

  9. …gotta say…starship is overly flashy and unnecessary….and I'm loving every second of it.

    -tha pie

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