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The Sad History and (Possibly) Bright Future of TiVo

rbf2000 Re:Simple reason (490 comments)

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.

more than 4 years ago
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Hackers Broke Into FAA Air Traffic Control Systems

rbf2000 24 (124 comments)

Somebody get Jack Bauer - he'll find the C.I.P. device that made this possible.

more than 5 years ago
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MP3 of RIAA Argument Available Online

rbf2000 The Irony is Better Than the Content (73 comments)

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

more than 5 years ago
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Google Maps To Add 'Friend' GPS Tracking

rbf2000 Re:Big brother knows where you are (259 comments)

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.

more than 5 years ago
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Interview With MIT Subway Hacker Zack Anderson

rbf2000 Re:The battle (113 comments)

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.

more than 6 years ago

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rbf2000 rbf2000 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

rbf2000 writes "We've known for a while that Microsoft will come out with a new version of the Xbox 360 using a 65 nm processor which should help with heat and noise (from the fan) issues. However, it looks like they are adding in another surprise to the new version of the system, codenamed Zephyr — HDMI support.

Now a lot more people will actually be able to take advantage of the 1080p support that the 360 now supports. Maybe it will even sell a few more HD-DVD drives."

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