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Hardware Hacking

Reusing Old TiVo Hardware? 197

Posted by Soulskill
from the self-warming-feline-nap-station dept.
buss_error writes "I have old TiVo hardware that I'd like to reuse — however, I find in searching that the most frequent reply is: 'Don't cheat TiVo!' I don't want to cheat TiVo — in fact, I'd like to nuke the drive with a completely open-source distro with no TiVo drivers at all. Some uses I think would be interesting: recording video for security cameras or a drive cam; a unit for weather reporting; fax/telephone; a power monitor for the home; or other home automation. I would prefer a completely TiVo-free install — this is because I have major issues with TiVo and don't want the slightest taint of their intellectual property. But, since I paid for the hardware, I'd like to wring some use out of it rather than simply putting it in the landfill."

Comment: Re:The One Million Nodes Slashdot Story (Score 1) 5

by OldMiner (#30011614) Attached to: Everything2 hits 2 million nodes

There are 342,302 total writeups on E2 that haven't been removed from view which weren't automatically added from the Webster 1913 dictionary. (102,719 entries were "auto-noded" from Webster's and most have been around since E2's inception.) Given that a great many of nodes from before 2000 were deleted in recent years, I'd wager about 300,000 of those writeups have been created since March 2001.

Comment: The One Million Nodes Slashdot Story (Score 1) 5

by OldMiner (#30007688) Attached to: Everything2 hits 2 million nodes
One of E2's little historical items was its hitting 1 million nodes back in March of 2001. Perhaps foreshadowing the move of the site away from "irreverent encyclopedia" and more towards "good writing" can be seen in the comment on that story left by Jimbo Wales, promoting Wikipedia, then with 2000 articles "many of very good quality".
Education

What Micro-Controller Would You Use to Teach With? 175

Posted by Cliff
from the technology-in-a-school-environment dept.
Rukie asks: "I'm looking into starting some sort of robotics class for my high school, which severely lacks any sort of technological classes. I am now wondering what micro-controllers are best for an educational environment. I definitely want something more advanced than the Legos, but something that won't fly over people's heads. Are there cheap, scaleable micro-controllers for learning in a classroom or at home? I'm curious how my fellow readers have hacked up toys to make their own robotics at minimal cost."
Censorship

+ - Seclists.Org shut down by Myspace and GoDaddy

Submitted by
korozion
korozion writes "Fyodor reports that SecLists.Org security mailing list archive was down most of yesterday (Wed). He continues on talking about what happened ... "I woke up yesterday morning to find a voice message from my domain registrar (GoDaddy) saying they were suspending the domain SecLists.org. One minute later I received an email saying that SecLists.org has "been suspended for violation of the GoDaddy.com Abuse Policy"." The whole message can be seen at http://seclists.org/nmap-hackers/2007/0000.html"

We will have solar energy as soon as the utility companies solve one technical problem -- how to run a sunbeam through a meter.

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