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    CIPA released February (pre-Covid in most places)...

    CIPA released February (pre-Covid in most places) sales numbers. The ILC totals are down about 27% from last year and 50% from 2018. One has to figure that, outside of the Sony chip business, every...
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    Zoom?

    Zoom?
  3. Thread: Coronavirus Impact

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    I think it will within a year and a half or so...

    I think it will within a year and a half or so but ... there's no schedule on who will spend what where and how. The TV network backed streamers (Disney/Hulu/Fox, Peacock, CBS All Access) basically...
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    The 33 MPX 8K is only slightly larger than a 444...

    The 33 MPX 8K is only slightly larger than a 444 4K (26.4 MPX), so it can be programmed not as downsampled image but a simple 1-for-1 readout, similar to the old Sony F35 which was 2K with 6.6 MPX. ...
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    The Match of the Century - Italy vs. West...

    The Match of the Century - Italy vs. West Germany, 1970 World Cup semifinal. When I was a kid, my parents took me to our summer house (aka dacha) where we did not have a TV or a radio. I prowled...
  6. FWIW, NBC/Comcast paid the producers of the...

    FWIW, NBC/Comcast paid the producers of the "Office" $100M per season to take it away from Netflix. Which, based on its streaming popularity, is somewhere around 12c/man/hr.
  7. 6c/hr/view is their fee for the independents. ...

    6c/hr/view is their fee for the independents. Bigger players will get larger cuts.

    As a side note, Netflix never discloses how many hours its properties will log. AdWeek says that, in 2018,...
  8. $18 looks to be a fee for the opening flicks but...

    $18 looks to be a fee for the opening flicks but different studios will drop prices further down the road. YouTube has a bunch of older films for $4 in HD. Crackle/Sony has a bunch of ad-supported...
  9. UV was an independent that got squeezed out by...

    UV was an independent that got squeezed out by the major players, who will now try to squeeze out each other. The name of the last conglomerate left standing is currently unknown. Even Disney that...
  10. https://www.distractify.com/p/prime-video-cinema...

    https://www.distractify.com/p/prime-video-cinema

    Amazon launches Prime Video Cinema, Disney will show their new theater releases on Disney+.
  11. https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/lg-adds-movies...

    https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/lg-adds-movies-anywhere-smart-132110401.html

    Movies, movies everywhere and not a drop to drink.
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    Last Tuesday I am walking out of Publix, as...

    Last Tuesday I am walking out of Publix, as they're closing for the day. The automated doors are shut, the night manager has to open the door manually with a key. Most of the signs are turned off...
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    The split also give the individual funds more...

    The split also give the individual funds more voice in corporate management. Sony's cap is at $76B as of now (was higher before the recent events ... duh), so Third Point's position was less than...
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    It's Daniel Loeb of Third Point Management. ...

    It's Daniel Loeb of Third Point Management. About $16B in assets. Here's Wiki blurb about the company (they quote Bloomberg -

    He didn't get everything he wanted though.

    This is how one of...
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    Sony Electronics

    Sony is splitting its electronics (imaging, mobile, video/audio) from its entertainment (music, film studio) holdings. Some major investors had tried forcing it split their sensor business. This...
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    On the grand macroeconomics scale, central banks...

    On the grand macroeconomics scale, central banks "stimulate" the economy by lowering interest rates, thereby giving an additional incentive to borrow and a lesser incentive to save. This is the main...
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    One more Zatsepin classic on the virtue of beer...

    One more Zatsepin classic on the virtue of beer (and the negative effects of too much water), done disco/techno/Kazachok style, with a bunch of clips from various Soviet films.

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    I started as a throwback to my youth in the USSR....

    I started as a throwback to my youth in the USSR. I figured some may get a chuckle out of that era. Or worse.

    This page is in English and coincides (roughly speaking) with my school years. ...
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    Just got an email from the local Tony Roma's. ...

    Just got an email from the local Tony Roma's. They're closing. For good. Bad reviews on Yelp did not help. 40 years in the area. Last week they sent notifications that they'd still offer...
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    A daughter of a friend of mine is an esthetician...

    A daughter of a friend of mine is an esthetician in LA - no business.

    A Facebook friend of mine is a piano teacher in Dallas/Fort Worth - no business. She got a one month car payment deferral...
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    Well, gas prices are going down thanks to the...

    Well, gas prices are going down thanks to the tiff between Russia and the Saudi Arabia/OPEC.

    To slightly twist Clausewitz, oil wars are politics by other means.
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    No. You're assuming that everyone who has been...

    No. You're assuming that everyone who has been infected was identified as such. In fact, the majority of the infected don't even realize they are actually infected due to having no symptoms of...
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    The US has 348 deaths from ~ 27,000 positives.

    The US has 348 deaths from ~ 27,000 positives.
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    Georg Ots was a celebrated Estonian born Soviet...

    Georg Ots was a celebrated Estonian born Soviet opera singer/actor. Today is his 100th birthday.

    Kalman's Mr. X aria from Kalman's "Zirkusprincessin" (The Circus Princess).

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    763 positives in Florida; 11 dead in the state...

    763 positives in Florida; 11 dead in the state proper, +1 passed away in California.

    My FB friend update, "It's her, her two cats and a book of 1,000 crossword puzzles"
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