As the other poster pointed out, MythTV works quite well and the hauppage cards are quite good. The pcHDTV card from http://www.pchdtv.com/ also works well from my experience, I've used both. But Windows Media Center also works surprisingly well. I switched to that so I could move the PC to another room and only have my Xbox 360 hooked up to my TV (actually, I had a projector, but that's beside the point) and stream the video to that.
MCE is a little less useful than MythTv because it adds DRM to your recordings (though I hear its not too hard to remove), but if all you're planning on doing is watching it and then deleting it, then it works beautifully. It has the added benefit of it "just works" with the Xbox 360 and its remote (My experience with getting a remote to work with MythTV was less than pleasant).
Of course, I recently broke down and got DirectTV because (ironically) when the digital transition finally happened, my reception of the digital channels (in my apartment) suddenly became less reliable.
99942 Apophis will make a near pass to Earth in 2029
I saw that episode: Carter discovered that the asteroid was composed of mostly Naquadah, and that detonating the bomb would cause a chain reaction and destroy the entire solar system. They managed to use the hyperdrive on the cargo ship to safely make the asteroid pass through to the other side of the Earth and thwart Apophis' latest plan...
The only reason I don't have a DVR is because I cannot find one with the features I want: ability to burn shows to disc, ability to add my own HDD, not allowing content to be erased by the networks or expire and my choice of subscription services for listings. For now I just watch everything "online" since no one wants to manufacture a device like that.
That's a little unfair: I'm sure there are plenty of people that want to manufacture a device like that, but they aren't allowed to (by the media companies). This is why you can only get Cable Cards in "approved" Microsoft machines (at least last I checked).
I built a MythTV box several years ago with a lot of hard drive space for many of the same reasons that you described, I'd record stuff in full HD from the OTA broadcasts and do whatever I wanted with them. It worked great, but eventually I got an xbox 360 and it was more convenient to put Windows Media Center on the box and and use the extender. And really, I've come to realize that I don't even tend to keep stuff around very long anyway, and delete most stuff after I watch it the first time. If I want to watch it again, I can usually watch it online, or if its a show I really like I will support it by buying the DVDs/Blu-rays when they come out.
Fundamentalists also claim that only God can create life. So which way is it?
Did I say that I was a fundamentalist, or that I agreed with that opinion? No, I did not.
Here's a simple thought experiment: If Evolution is false, what created swine flu?
So after looking up what (wikipedia says) "Intelligent Design" means, I realized it wasn't what I thought it was. We need a new name for what I had been thinking it was: The belief that the universe was created by an intelligence (i.e. God), but which doesn't violate our existing scientific knowledge. (Perhaps there is a name for this and I just don't know it).
I don't think its a stretch to think that the universe could have been created by God, rather than some random events. We simply use science to understand how God created it.
The only other possible explanation is that God is a dick, and I don't believe that.
Well, fundamentalists would try to argue that "evil" created it and God simply allowed it to happen. But I think there are other explanations such as: maybe things like that exist to challenge us and push us to create solutions, or perhaps God is a scientist himself and we're all part of his elaborate experiment and tampering with it to much would taint the results.
After all, if there were no disease and no problems and everyone was peaceful and happy there wouldn't really be any motivation for us to better ourselves and a complete lack of anything bad would more or less prove the existence of God, which would negate that whole "free will" thing.
"Confound these ancestors.... They've stolen our best ideas!" - Ben Jonson