Category: News

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DSTV – High-definition – WTF?

DStv operator MultiChoice announced at a press-release last week, that they will (finally) launch O-N-E high-definition channel on August 1. The channel, which will be available in a resolution of 720p, will be used to broadcast the Olympic Games from...

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Eskom: Hallelujah!

Eskom’s service is generally up to shit (only Telkom is worse), and in my specific case I cancelled my Eskom account on the 7th September 2007 and have been impatiently waiting for the refund of my R 1,800 deposit. It...

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The cost of smoking

A few months ago I celebrated my 18 smoke-free months. I came across some interesting stats, had I continued to smoke: I would have smoked roughly another 10,950 cigarettes! Smoking cigarettes would cost me R 90.00 per week, R 360.00...

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Cheapest Blue-ray’s in town: CNA

I wish I could shamelessly plug for CNA — if it was not for them over the last 6 months to completely screw up their storelayouts and scatter their stock across stores without much logic. One thing I must give...

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3G iPhone: Why it really sucks…

Last night’s WWDC keynote from Apple was a real anti-climax. While everyone expected great announcements (such as OS X Leopard being available on non-Apple hardware) they keynote featured the announcement of the 3G iPhone and the demo of a number...

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Reflecting on the vacation

The vacation was great. In the last two weeks we travelled 3500 miles by sea and almost 20,000 miles by air. Flying with an airline such as Delta simply sucks (SAA is worse) and you naturally lower your expectations to...

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Eskom: Power alternative

Eskom’s bizarre plans to increase tariffs in excess of 50% and even go as far as having consumers pay for previous consumption is short of criminal (and supported by the SA government). While many people believe that loadshedding and generators...