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Comment Re:P4 and MythTV Details (Score 1) 354

If one wanted to push things, I'd be interested to hear if a P3 can write an HD stream to disk fast enough to make one usable.

I currently have a couple dual-tuner HDHomeRuns and (they say) it streams from each tuner at 15Mbit/sec max via ethernet. I think a P3 backend would have little trouble writing that to disk.


iTunes DRM-Free Files Contain Personal Info 693

r2k writes "Apple's iTunes Plus files are DRM-free, but sharing the files on P2P networks may be an extremely bad idea. A report published by CNet highlights the fact that the account information and email address of the iTunes account holder is hidden inside each and every DRM-free download. I checked, and I found I couldn't access the information using an ID3 tag editor, but using Notepad I found my email address stored inside the audio file itself."

Submission + - Fish-like sensors for underwater robots

Roland Piquepaille writes: "Today, both submarine and surface ships use sonar for navigation. But sonar and other vision systems face various limitations. So why not imitating fish? For millions of years, fish have relied on 'a row of specialized sensory organs along the sides of their bodies, called the lateral line' to avoid predators or to find preys. So engineers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) have decided to build an artificial lateral line for submarines and autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs). The first tests have been successful, and we can now envision a day where AUVs could detect and track moving underwater targets or avoid collisions with moving or stationary objects. Read more for additional details and a picture showing a future model of autonomous underwater robot using a artificial lateral line."

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