The Sad History and (Possibly) Bright Future of TiVo
You could always go the lifetime service route. It adds $400 to the upfront cost ($300 for any subsequent TiVo).
With a $20/month DVR rental fee and $5/month CableCard rental fee you'd break even in less than four years. Even sooner if you bought multiple TiVos with lifetime service plans.
I would estimate that you can reasonably expect a TiVo to last about 5 years, so in the long run it's cheaper to buy TiVo and you get a much better experience.
Hackers Broke Into FAA Air Traffic Control Systems
Somebody get Jack Bauer - he'll find the C.I.P. device that made this possible.
MP3 of RIAA Argument Available Online
I downloaded it earlier this morning and listened to it this afternoon.
What's amazing to me is that they can spend over 45 minutes discussing what seems to me to be a matter this simple. But I guess this is exactly how lawyers make their money, says the prospective law student.
PS, I think I created a torrent TPB
Google Maps To Add 'Friend' GPS Tracking
The government could always see where you were whether or not you wanted them to.
Having Google Latitude at least makes people aware that, even without GPS, it is possible to see where you are as long as your phone is on. The difference is that now, in addition to the government being able to see you, a select group of friends that you opt-in can also see where you are.
Interview With MIT Subway Hacker Zack Anderson
Ironically, they made far more information publicly available than the MIT kids ever intended to present by including the security report in their motion. You think they would have sealed the document, or whatever the legal term is for hiding sensitive information like that.