[Geek] To rob from the rich and hold it for ransom

In today’s day and age, how is it even possible that there is only copy of the master tapes?

From Sydney Morning Herald:

Master tapes for the BBC’s new Robin Hood series have been stolen and held for $2.5 million ransom, British newspapers reported yesterday.

I mean, come on… You’re shooting this in HD and you don’t have digital backups? You didn’t make copies for editing? You didn’t make copies for daily screenings?

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[Geek] Free Skype Calls

From Neowin.net

Voice over IP (VoIP) kingpin Skype has done the unthinkable and introduced 100% free phone calls to all US and Canadian landline and mobile numbers.

The internet telephony service, recently purchased by eBay, say the offer will last “at least until the end of 2006” – and reveal that there’s not a sign up cost or hidden charge in site. The only snag to be found is that the SkypeOut caller must also be in the US or Canada.

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