The timing seems... odd to me. Right when people are using this guy as a hero and poster boy for whistleblowing and BAM. Try to make him look "a little off in the head" instead.
Just seems rather PSYOP-flavored story. I'm probably wrong, but it feels that way.
Anyone who puts lemon juice in their coffee should have their coffee taken away from them and it given to an adult who can enjoy a proper cup of coffee responsibly.
Bubba Rub was a visionary
Reporter: Can you tell me about the whistles?
Bubb Rubb: The whistles go WOO-- You wanna WOO WOO--
Reporter: Some neighbors are saying it’s “way too loud.”
Bubb Rubb: That’s only in the mowrning. He’s supposed to be up cooking breakfast or something, so it’s like an alarm clock!
once upon a time they had a great product, and they made it terrible by forcing annoying advertisements in all their menus, as soon as you pause anything, over live tv when a product is featured, and they don't provide digital over the air programming info for non-cable subscribers. 100% of customer contact goes through a call center which is powerless to perform all but the most basic tasks.
that's odd. I've never seen an advertisement whenever pausing live TV, or when pausing recorded shows. Yes, there's a 'more about $foo_show' item that pops up, but I clicked on it exactly once years ago and never noticed it again.
I'm unsure about the OTA programming thing, but since the device is basically geared to be a 'cable box replacement'. It has a niche and it's a good one.
All the times I've called the TiVO call center (it was in Canada, I believe) the techs were quick, gave good answers to my questions, and even help me grandfather in my USD12.99/mo subscription on to my Premiere device.
I've used MS-based DVR's in the past and was shocked at the poor quality and glaring usability problems.
Reminds me of This old chestnut from the Onion.
Stop. I just had a stroke of genius. Are you ready? Open your mouth, baby birds, cause Mama's about to drop you one sweet, fat nightcrawler. Here she comes: Put another core on that fucker, too. That's right. Three cores, one chip, and make the third one play MP3's or someshit. You heard me--the third core plays MP3's. It's a whole new way to think about computing. Don't question it. Don't say a word. Just key the music, and call the chorus girls, because we're on the edge--the razor's edge--and I feel like dancing.
I started hacking away with an Arduino a few weeks ago and have loved it. Sensors, motors, potentiometer's, MUX/DEMUX, programming, soldering, it's all there.
You don't even have to be particularly interested in robotics. For example, my first project is a analog drum machine that fires off MIDI messages to my DAW. Lots of pots, wires, understanding low-level MIDI interfacing, it's a blast. So anyway, yeah. I can't recommend electronics hacking / robotics enough.
If you want something completely under your control, you do not put it online. How hard is this?
... How do they get it into the kitchen?
Really? A toddler pulling the trigger of a
I smell bullshit.
The blurb reminds me of the venerable Robokoneko project that never quite got off the ground.
I never asked the Amazon sales team because I never expected to get an answer like that
What. An honest one?
There are PCI Compliant service providers out there, in fact, Visa has a list of them. I work for one.
If you're listening free, then realize that it has to be subsidized by someone. That means ads.
Do yourself a favor. Subscribe. It's really worth the money. Probably the best 36 bucks I've spent this year.