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  1. P2P Game Piracy: New Research

    This from a recently published academic study (summarized here):

    "First and foremost, P2P game piracy is extraordinarily prevalent and geographically distributed [at least it was during the period analyzed]. However, the numbers in our investigation suggest that previously reported magnitudes in game piracy are too high," Drachen adds. "It also appears that some common myths are wrong, e.g. that it is only shooters that get pirated, as we see a lot of activity for children's
  2. More on Digital Ethnography

    It is not often that I encounter across myself when researching a topic. I found the following in a recent article on the uses of ethnography in virtual environments:

    Virtual Video Ethnography

    Neither the virtual ethnography nor netnography seem to pay special attention to the visual aspect of cyberspace, which seems contradictory, since the great popularization of the online medium is mostly due to its visual appeal, both in the use of the graphic interface and in
  3. And Another, Well Not a "New" One Per Se...

    Took a gamble and got a refurbished 30 GB OCZ Vertex 1 off of NewEgg for the low, low price of $30. Had some trouble getting the drive to be recognized by Windows or by my BIOS. Had to use a jumper to put the drive into firmware flash mode (destructive to any data stored). Plugged her in using a external enclosure and Windows 8 picked her up for a few minutes. Unplugged it and removed the jumper and installed it into my ASUS 1000HE netbook. Ended up installing Ubuntu 13.04 (32-bit) on there. ...
  4. Still Waiting

    It has been almost 6 months now and I am still waiting for the second peer-review report to come in for my next book (this one is on the future of television).

    Things usually unfold faster than this, even in the slow-paced world of scholarly publishing.

    I hope the tardy second reviewer gets his or hers work done soon so I can make any changes to the manuscript during these slower summer months.

    At this rate the book will be available in Fall 2013. ...
  5. And Another SSD to Make It a Trio!

    Just bought a Plextor M5S and will be throwing it into my development rig later today (since it's 4 am on Sunday). I'll take a read performance hit (huge one) since my dev rig only has a P5Q with SATA 3/Gb ports (just like my Samsung 840 took a read hit in my laptop). I should still manage to pull a 25 second or so boot time out of it using Windows 7 Professional 64-bit.

    I decided to pick a different brand and a different controller SSD. That means I have: Kingston (Sandforce), ...

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