"We find that temperature, known to strongly impact DIMM error rates in lab conditions, has a suprisingly small effect on error behavior in the field, when taking all other factors into account."
The broadcast HD channels will also remain clear but I suppose the rest of the digital cable lineup (including a bunch of new HD channels being added this month) will remain encrypted. I hope cable box + Firewire continues to work for those.
Other Hybrids... Before long, NASCAR is going to see that there's some way to make this hybrid stuff make cars go faster and farther without a pit-stop... There are four industries here that drive new tech for the consumer. Military, NASA, Nascar and pr0n.
KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System) was introduced to Formula 1 this year. A few teams have tried it but It hasn't been that successful yet.