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Comment Re:ummm? (Score 4, Insightful) 87

We can all see the obvious, that's it's a Bifferboard under the cover. What you should do is read the funding drive. The real magic is in the software, where it intercepts all local storage requests and makes access to your remote disks entirely transparent, and doesn't consume local storage unless you configure it to cache specific items.

Comment Re:depends where you are. (Score 3, Informative) 273

Whilst the original comment is wrong in that it's not "much bigger", Wikipedia also states that you are, unfortunately, wrong as well. USA @ 3,794,101 sq mi vs Europe @ 3,930,000 sq mi

Either way, they're both big enough to have vastly different cultures and lifestyles depending on where you visit.

Comment FreeSat and Elgato (Score 5, Informative) 78

Get a FreeSat package, put up the dish and cabling, and ditch the receiver, and get an Elgato Netstream Sat from

It'll do all the tuning, and basically takes a LNB on the input, and a network switch as the output. You pick your channels from the M3U playlist, and it does the rest - like magic. Works with MythTV, XBMC, VLC, etc. Fabulous kit

C'est magnifique, mais ce n'est pas l'Informatique. -- Bosquet [on seeing the IBM 4341]