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TV is killing its self.

I don't watch a lot of TV any more. Largely because the shows I like are rarely programmed during prime time viewing. This means that in order to watch my shows I either have to watch TV at inconvenient hours or I have to go to the trouble of recording them to watch at my convenience. Neither of which I'm prepared to do.Sometimes I'll watch individual shows but to take an interest in a series is something I'll no longer do after the 'Battle Star Galactica' experience.The updated series of 'Battle Star Galactica' was launched in prime time on Australian TV and I watched it every week with enthusiasm. I really enjoyed the show. When season two went to air it was never advertised and was scheduled in the 'graveyard' shift of TV programming. I didn't know this until part way into the series. Of those times that I did remember I could never find what day it was screened. They seemed to move it around, changing the time and day depending on which …

Firefox versus Internet Explorer.

Firefox versus Internet Explorer

I use Firefox and Internet Explorer browser about 50-50 i.e. I use Firefox about 50% of the time and Explorer about 50% of the time. Why? Because they both only work how they are supposed to about 50% of the time. In order to get a 100% operational browser I need to use two browsers!

Right now neither browser seems to be able to handle flash video properly despite having run it with no trouble in the past. I'm constantly subjected to jerky video and/or video that stops downloading half way through and refuses to continue. You might say it's the flash plug in that is the problem but I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling flash with little luck.

Whilst flash is my biggest problem Explorer is currently playing up by gradually grinding my whole system to a halt. It seems to eat up RAM until finally the system reports that there isn't enough memory to '...run the application' despite the only application running being Explorer. Add to…