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Comment Re:TMobile.... (Score 1) 145

I've been eyeing the LG V10... open removable back, so I can get an extended battery, SD card. The T-Mobile version has a Cyanogenmod port, but I don't see one for Verizon. Some of the other LGs have slide out batteries; removable so you can have multiple, but limited volume so you can't upgrade the capacity much.

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No More Public Access To Google PageRank Scores 43

campuscodi writes: Google has confirmed with Search Engine Land that it is removing PageRank scores from the Google toolbar, which was the last place where someone could check their site's PageRank status. Many SEO experts are extremely happy at this point, since it seems that PageRank is responsible for all the SEO spam we see today.

Comment Wouldn't use a soundblaster... (Score 4, Insightful) 502

...but discrete soundcards, especially external ones, are still alive and well if you record. The noise floor of internal sound cards hasn't gotten that much better (a PC is very noisy RF environment), and if you need mic preamps, quarter inch jacks, optical in, etc, they generally don't fit on a PCI card or laptop.

But for general gaming or home theater use? Nope. Send the audio out over the HDMI out, or SPDIF for DVI/VGA rigs, and let the amp sort it out.

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Comment Re:PVR (Score 1) 146

It's a crapshoot depending on the CCI settings of your cable provider, but yes, they do. I have the quad tuner from Ceton, and from Verizon FIOS I get locals, expanded basic, and some of the premium channels with my mythtv backend. I recently rebuilt the box; it's currently running on Ubuntu raring, with an AMD A10 and 5x3TB in a ZFS array.

There's a small database that might be helpful:
http://www.ronfrazier.net/mythtv/cci/index.php
http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/CableCARD

You'll also need a listings provider; I use Schedules Direct, which just works but does charge.

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(Under linux, you'll only receive channels with no flags or the Copy Freely flag. In the absence of CCI flags, the Ceton tuner will also respect the old school analog (macrovision?) flags that are ignored by clear qam tuners.)

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