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Optus calls to break NBN Co into baby telcos

Naaythann Aussie interwebs (1 comments)

The NBN is starting to look like it is in dire trouble. Majority of the population will have access to fibre, but the rural citizens get stuck with a mobile data solution based on the infrastructure that Telstra is replacing with 4G/LTE. It is far from economical to fibre up a country bigger than the US with only a fraction of the population. But with Telstra taking the next step i see a big influx of users jumping on the 40mbps network that is supposed to be rolled out in Capital cities by the end of the year as it is faster than what we consumers have available here as it is. The next few years of this roll out should be interesting, i know the CSIRO is working on tech that uses the standard TV signals as well as pretty much no modification to towers or homes to give internet. But i dont see it playing a part in things until our analogue networks are finally switched off. Even when that does happen the amount of competitors trying to by the soon to be available space is going to make it quite competitive and hopefully provide us with a pricing war :D

more than 3 years ago

Blizzard Authenticators May Become Mandatory

Naaythann Blizzfail! (248 comments)

I have to admit this is quite funny, in the last few days i had my battlenet/WOW account banned for gold farming. Not played it in about a year, so i went throught the process of trying to establish what happened. Got passwords and so on reset but the git attached the said "Blizzard Activator" to my account and i'm back at square one and locked out of battlenet/WOW.

more than 4 years ago

Patent Claim Could Block Import of Toyota's Hybrid Cars

Naaythann Re:That's bright! (451 comments)

It wouldn't be the first time that something from the Toyota hybrid range patent has been questioned, I know a nasty little story about a patent lawyer, University and Toyota screwing an old man out of work he had done on a electric drive system that was very similar to the original hybrid vehicles from Toyota. Needless to say, Toyota made lots of money and the old man is hardly living a life he should be able to with the amount of personal investment he did in his invention.

more than 4 years ago

Mass Encoding DVD to MKV

Naaythann Re:Your question sucks (7 comments)

Yeah i've used various rippers before but none seem to do the compression with all the bits audio and subtitle wise. I'll have a look at this later tonight, dont mind chucking a linux distro onto the machine to do this. Its going to be a very long task with my dvd backups as they are already using about 2.4TB and i'd like my HDD space back eventually.

more than 5 years ago

Mass Encoding DVD to MKV

Naaythann Re:Your question sucks (7 comments)

MKV format as it allows me to rip all audio channels and even subtitles into one file... Not always on except the primary audio, some of the stuff is anime and i rather keep the japanese audio track with english subtitles when it comes to those.

more than 5 years ago

German Parliament Enacts Internet Censorship Law

Naaythann Step up and do the movies! (273 comments)

Living in Australia I have the joy of having games censored for the localised version. Violent movies are still widely available in comparison, why is it that the games are always targeted and not the movies. There has been plenty of films i've watched over the years I wouldn't suggest to under 18's but for them it is suprisingly easy to hire said movies from the local video shop.

more than 5 years ago

French President Busted For Copyright Violation

Naaythann Re:Do. (317 comments)

The big boys all follow that game plan, do as i say not as i do situation comes into play here. Dont be surprised at who does it, i know someone that owns an online music shop who has sent me tracks before(not from the stores selection though). Still have strong beliefs that there should be a yearly fee to allow us to access all this music none of this per song/album nonsense.

more than 5 years ago

IT Job Without a Degree?

Naaythann Yes it was(at least a few years ago) (1123 comments)

I am a self taught IT geek with no degree or formal training in the area. When i was living in London a few years ago I had a few sys admin jobs and a few people i know were doing similar things with out the formal qualifications that seem to be so sort after nowadays. Saying that, now i live back in Aus and trust me no degree = no "real IT" work here so and i would presume that this is the same issue in the US. HR in corporate environments seem to have lost their way with what experience really is vs that piece of paper saying that you can do the job. If they only ignored qualifications to allow people to the interview, the occasion when i've gotten to that point i've shocked them with my corporate references from previous employment. Alas now i am doing my degree, cant keep up with the market without it now.

more than 5 years ago


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Mass Encoding DVD to MKV

Naaythann Naaythann writes  |  more than 5 years ago I am wanting to finally start encoding my DVD collection for easy playback on a media centre, after much research I decided on using the MKV format as it allows me to rip all audio channels and even subtitles into one file. The trouble is, type DVD to MKV into google and there is a giant list of options and i am pretty sure most dont allow me to do it as i want. What software do you fellow slashdotters recommend?

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