Cars are different but they all use the same system. As compared to computers you could almost say there is only two different car operating systems, standard and automatic. No matter what the hardware looks like (the car model) all your automatic cars are going to have a steering wheel in the same place, two pedals that do the same thing, a similar/same gear shifter, etc. You can jump into any car and know how it operates regardless of model; that's pretty much the same as having different computers (hardware) running the same OS.
The steering wheel isn't necessarily in the same place (left side/right side). I've seen many different implementations for reverse on a manual transmission. Hell, what about setting the clock on the stereo? That's never consistent. And I still can't figure out the headlight controls on my car. Sure glad they're automatic because I'm sure as hell not reading the manual! Also, I hate large cars because I have no concept of where the back is.
No, I don't have a point. But my point still stands.
Christ, for $300 they'd better show nothing but stock tips from the future and Anne Hathaway wardrobe malfunctions.
What kind of moron pays $300 to watch a bunch of sweaty, overpaid, and debatably-heterosexual guys hug each other? I don't understand sports.
It's probably aimed at sports bars, who can make extra money from the fact that people will come in to see games they can't watch at home.
I bought a WRT610N refurbished a few years ago. It was a V1. I found out they made a V2 because the V1's CPU was too slow to run wireless N at full speed, and running DD-WRT on it was even slower. It also ran pretty hot and had internal antennas. It didn't seem to like DD-WRT much but that was probably because it was new and not well supported yet.
I replaced it with an ASUS (N-16?) which has external antennas and has worked great. Supposedly the ASUS firmware is bad but I wouldn't know because I replaced it immediately (decided to try Tomato).
Linksys has always been much better with replacement firmware (they didn't used to have static DHCP in their stock firmware). Now other brands are offering better hardware and practically encourage you to replace the firmware. Personally I wouldn't bother with Linksys anymore unless you're putting it somewhere visible and want something that looks pretty.
Two old adages: if you aren't paying, then you aren't the customer, you are the product, as well as "if you aren't at the table, you are on it."
When people stop wanting to consume corporate culture, then they are far freer from the fretters that come with it.
Even if you are paying, you may still be the product. Do you really think your TV provider isn't tracking everything you do with those nifty little boxes?