or the fact that if you only want X premium package you're required to pay for the packages below that.
what does OTR stand for?
If you're a CEO of X bigass cable company are you going to go with encrypted premium channels or taps? Which one is more profitable?
I believe this is true. If it is OTA then it should not legally have any type of anything that restricts recording: firewire, usb, encryption, copyright flags,
This is exactly what was happening. Hulu is owned by NBC. First, comcast adds a monthly cap the second hulu becomes popular. This doesn't work as well as intended and comcast now has a giant competitor. What does Comcast do? They merge with NBC. wa-la! Comcast is still a monopoly in many areas.
I live out in the forest. I get 1 OTA (2 if I put the antenna on the roof) channels, and I'd have to cut holes in the trees to get sat. Also, since I'm right off the ocean I have a feeling the fog bank wouldn't help. Comcast out here has a monopoly.
It should be $0 a month for the first cable card and $2.05 for the second. If you're paying $4.10 a month you've either got more than two cable cards, 2 cable cards and a cable box connected to another tv, or you're being ripped off.
With Comcast it is $16.90 for an HDTV dual DVR tuner too (watch one channel and record another). The price is insane.
Hopefully next father's day TiVO will have another sale so I can get my grandmother a TiVO with lifetime subscription for $500.
Do not underestimate wifi distance.
Years ago I was bored so I made a cantenna (sp?) and was able to crack wep from wifi sources a couple of miles out. (it was a pain in the ass but a fun experience)
To be fair, I'm on a slight hill, the can was in the attic of a two story house pointing out on a mount that I could angle quite precisely to get a signal. If even a slight gust of wind would come by (not enough to visibly notice shaking) it would kill the signal. But yes, a couple of miles out.
OSX comes with tools for this.
Standard, the OS supports:
-Wiping free space (1,3,7, and 35 pass I believe). This could be automated using a line or two of terminal magic.
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Never put off till run-time what you can do at compile-time. -- D. Gries