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2005 February | John Baeyens

From the monthly archives:

February 2005

Cold

February 28, 2005

Cold now. Close to the edge. Almost unbearable. Clouds bunch up and boil down from the north of the white bear. This tree-splitting morning I dream of her fridge, the lifesaving suet. I think of summer with its luminous fruit, blossoms rounding to berries, leaves, handfuls of grain. Maybe what cold is, is the time […]

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Less Online freedom for Public Broadcasters

February 28, 2005

are working on a new policy, which will limit the public broadcaster’s competitive edge in digital and multimedia offerings. A good thing regarding the VRT’s shameless spending of tax money on projects lacking true vision; a bad thing considering the stunning work of BBC online, including their podcasting experiments. ]]>

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Honey, I shrunk the dollar

February 28, 2005

When a country lives on borrowed time, borrowed money and borrowed energy, it is just begging the markets to discipline it in their own way at their own time. I have just one question about President Bush’s trip to Europe: Did he and Laura go shopping? Excellent article on the crashing dollar by Thomas Friedmand. […]

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Mobile TV

February 27, 2005

extremely sceptical on the prospects of mobile TV: “Beyond the basic business case and potential cannibalization factors, mobile TV faces four key challenges: The technology roadmap is far from stable; regulation and low spectrum availability may also act to slow the spread of services; beyond the technophile segment there is slow diffusion of media-enabled devices; […]

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TV program downloads

February 27, 2005

Up to 100,000 British viewers currently download new TV programmes from the Internet. Hit shows like Desperate Housewives and Six Feet Under are available within hours of the programmes being shown in the USA – mostly on the popular BitTorrent network. Jan Francis of UK company TrackerWatch, which tracks torrents on the Internet said, “We […]

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VoIP carriers launch international peering network

February 25, 2005

Internet calls to landlines could get even cheaper, following yesterday’s launch of an international peering network of VoIP providers. ]]>

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Lomo embassy Kiev opens

February 24, 2005

Intriguing evolution, wondering when Estonia will open shop. ]]> credit gambling card accepthawaii offshore merchant casino accountindians american casinoscasino credit card account bank merchantkansas missouri city casino ameristarmerchant casino account adultafrican palace casinocasino internet american Map

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