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Brief Review: Lucy

Just saw “Lucy”. Good film. European sensibilities about a lot of it, which is not surprising, I guess. But it was refreshing to watch something “not Hollywood”. The “science” was about 90% nonsense, which was a little hard to ignore, … Continue reading

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Why Do Fans Want Artists to Make Money?

I enjoyed watching Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy a lot at the theater. It’s got a lot going for it — clever writing, interesting characters, some impressive CG (that technology has come a long way!), and more. One thing I … Continue reading

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Reviews: “Cabin in the Woods” and “Looper” (SPOILERS)

Our young daughter spend the night at her Grandma’s last night — so that means we had a chance to watch R-rated movies! We saw Cabin in the Woods and Looper. The former was extremely well-written and satisfying as a … Continue reading

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Why We Need Free-Software-Based Video Hosting

I was asked recently by a free-software / free-culture advocate why we don’t self-host our Lunatics videos using HTML5 on our site. The reason is technical and economic, and deserves a wider hearing. We need the advantages of a collective … Continue reading

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New Study Shows Piracy is Good for Sales

Still buying the moral panic over Internet piracy? Internet file-sharing “piracy” drives sales (i.e. it functions as advertising), according to a new study conducted by two business researchers from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich and the Copenhagen Business School. This has always … Continue reading

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