Did you dumb fucks miss the part where Apple announced today that it was a false rumor, that they won't be charging for LPs, and that they're going to release all the specs for people to make their own?
jesus christ, you have no fucking clue about how electricity works. This isn't the result of "poor wiring" at all, and circuit breakers DO NOT act as isolators (why the hell would you think they would?).
from the now-that's-value-added dept.
WestCoastSuccess writes with this excerpt: "A year and a half ago, Canada's Shaw Cable began encrypting channels with the '0x02' flag. This flag has the effect of making the IEEE1394 (Firewire) output useless to customers who use third-party PVRs (such as the excellent MythTV, for example). After complaints to the CRTC and Industry Canada about this practice, the encryption flag was dropped on most channels and the Firewire connection again functioned. Until last night, that is."
from the waiting-in-the-wings dept.