[linux-elitists] Quite chatty this week.

Don Marti dmarti@zgp.org
Thu Jan 27 10:17:18 PST 2000


On Thu, Jan 27, 2000 at 10:02:16AM -0800, Heather wrote:

> It's hard to say, but PNG may not have caught on because although it
> has -excellent- transparency qualities, (1) editors and convertors didn't
> ship fast enough to windows weenies, and (2) it cannot do all the things
> GIF does even though its images are typically better quality. 

And because the authors of web how-to books haven't updated their
content to reflect the new formats.

> That record companies et al would rather have a market in having to sell you 
> even more copies of it as the media wears down is *their* problem.  They've 
> tried to sell stuff that would wear out quick - even Joe Public can spot 
> them trying to pull that, those "good for 4 plays" rental DVDs sure flunked.

They're trying the same kind of thing again -- but instead of a DIVX
box that gets the key to play the disc over a modem connection, it's
a dye that starts to break down chemically when the laser hits it.

Has anyone else experienced a DVD with an advertisement during which
the fast-forward and next track controls are disabled?

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