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Comment Re:TiVo users are suckers (Score 1) 172

Oh the irony...
Quote One: They'll pay $13/month for a "service" that is just letting them use hardware they already bought.
Quote Two: I actually don't have cable now and do all my tv watching on DVDs rented from netflix.
Netflix users are suckers (see your own logic above)

Qutoe Three: If something like Apples service ever comes along but has decent quality downloads for $2/episode without commercials and available before or at the same time as the broadcast, I'd be happy.
I've got a service you might check into. It is a flat fee (no $2 an episode) and just a slight delay after the original air date. No commercials, good quality, don't even need a PC connected to your TV, plus you get free downloads of other programs you might like in the background. Tivo + Cable.

Senate Passes Patriot Act Renewal 705

IAmTheDave writes "The Senate has passed a renewal of the Patriot act, 89-10, after two extensions caused by months of negotiations. The only thing standing in the way of a full renewal is a House vote, expected to pass next week. The renewal comes with some privacy protections attached, however, some worry they are only cosmetic. Some lawmakers who voted for the package acknowledged deep reservations about the power it would grant to any president. "Our support for the Patriot Act does not mean a blank check for the president," said Democratic leader Harry Reid of Nevada, who voted to pass the bill package. Certain lawmakers supported passing the bill even though they were still wary about it - Arlen Specter urged his colleagues to pass it even as he promised to introduce a new measure and hold hearings on how to fix it. Terrorism aside, the bill also includes new legislation that has almost nothing to do with terrorism, like one measure, which would make it harder for illicit labs to obtain ingredients for methamphetamine by requiring pharmacies to sell nonprescription cold medicines only from behind the counter. I know that people like Arlen Specter promise further hearings - but why pass what you know is flawed?"

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