Archive for the ‘Entertainment’ Category



Pre E3 videos

It has been way, way to long since I posted something here. I have handed in my PhD thesis, I am about to defend it, and I have started a new job (more about this later). For these reasons, I have been quiet for way too long. However, a few of the recent pre-E3 trailers […]

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The Olympics: NRK, Linux, Firefox, and Silverlight/Moonlight

I have previously written about my efforts to see tv (NRK) over the Internet on Linux. While working on my thesis I had to watch a bit of the Olympics (as a distraction). Luckily, NRK streams most of the events over the Internet. Unfortunately, they have decided to use Silverlight version 3 to stream content […]

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Why are digitally distributed products so expensive?

Recently I complained about Canal Plus’ C Sports awfully high prices. Paying close to €20 for streaming a Premiere League game, is in my eyes way too expensive. While I am a very big fan of digital distribution I wonder why so many digitally distributed products have to be so expensive. Digitally distributed products are […]

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Playing Youtube videos in Movie Player on Ubuntu 9.04

Apparently there is a bug in the Movie Player Youtube-plugin, distributed with Ubuntu 9.04.This bug gives you a message saying Could not open location; you might not have permission to open the file, when you try to open a Youtube video. Fixing it was rather easy. Have a look at the solution provided by M.Srinivasaverman […]

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