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Cloudscout's Avatar Picture Cloudscout – December 16, 2007 07:54PM Reply Quote
"Digital hubs." iPod and its successors. (iPhone?) Convergence. How ridiculous will DRM get? Yep, put it all together and it just might make for a successful thread.

John Willoughby – March 11, 2008 03:23AM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
I switched to cable once there was a dual tuner HD TiVo for it. DirecTV under Murdoch was dropping support for TiVo and doing a forced-march to their own, proprietary DVR for people who wanted HD. The first generation of which sucked. (Of course, so did the first generation HD DirecTiVo.) I've heard that not only are the new DirecTV DVR's better, but now that they're free of Murdoch, they're getting chummy with TiVo again.

Er, which is a long way of saying that I have not experienced DirecTV's on demand features.

Bruce Robertson – March 11, 2008 09:27AM Reply Quote
Got a new Sandisk Crossfire thumb drive. I chose it because it attaches the cap to the keychain. I like this design and previously tried a Lexar Firefly but they have terrible performance and even a product recall.


stan adams – March 11, 2008 10:43AM Reply Quote
ahh bruce --


Never a good idea to show too much profile of security items in photos...

Bruce Robertson – March 11, 2008 10:58AM Reply Quote
I spoze. But what are the keys for? Not home.

El Jeffe – March 11, 2008 11:35AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
You can't get into my house with any keys. It's all electronic.

I accidentally tried and it worked, the wrong car key. So, I just carry one. They both are interchangeable.

What a journey.

Madaracs – March 13, 2008 10:24PM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
They're just about the right size. If I cut them out, and give them to my locksmith friend I can have keys within a day. Now if I weren't on a private board and not a lazy bastard I could break into your house. *Le sigh*.

El Jeffe – March 16, 2008 01:53PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
My bday is coming up, 43. almost half way done!

well, does anyone have a current-gen iPod Nano? I am spending so much of my day with podcasts, I want more space. So, any comments pro or con for the Nano?

What can I expect for and all-audio playtime/battery-life?
And, any good backpacking extra-life battery packs?

What a journey.

rino – March 16, 2008 05:59PM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
Well, thanks for the b-day greeting and Happy Birthday in advance. I turned 42.

I like the size of the new Nano but only have the iPhone and Touch as latest gen. Previous Nano we have and it rocks on batter life.

ARL (Moderator) – March 19, 2008 10:30PM Reply Quote

Mighty Mouse – March 20, 2008 01:32AM Reply Quote
Depends on how it's done. I'm not so sure at this point it's such a stupid idea. Apple is doing it backwards from the way everyone else tried to do it, and it might just work.

Besides, as someone on another site pointed out, this may be a way to a) spark growth in sales and b) get back in the industries good graces.

It would not surprise me at all, though, if the "b" worked out to be another loss on the industries part, but they won't realize it until it's too late.

Mokers (Moderator) – March 20, 2008 08:25AM Reply Quote
Formerly Remy Martin
It takes away a lot of the criticism for Apple from consumers and from the industry. As long as you can still own music, which is what I prefer, I am fine with it.

Cloudscout – April 29, 2008 01:20AM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
Here you go, JW.

I may have to get an OQO now. My experiences in tinkering with OSX on IBM and Lenovo hardware over the last week have been rather successful but I haven't really gained anything with it. Getting it running on an OQO would give me something quite useful.

John Willoughby – April 29, 2008 01:22AM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
Dammit, don't you know that I'm unemployed and can't afford hardware diversions of this sort? I'm sticking to hacking my eeePC. Or I will if I can get it back from my Dad.

Cloudscout – April 29, 2008 01:25AM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
I can't afford it either.

But I have a stack of stuff I've been meaning to put on eBay for two years now. I've promised myself I will get it all sold by June so I can get a 3G iPhone when they're released... except now, maybe I'll forego the iPhone and get an OQO instead. Hmm. Decisions, decisions.

Dr. Strangelove – April 29, 2008 11:58AM Reply Quote
Don't know how I missed this:

In a brief filed in federal court yesterday, Universal Music Group (UMG) states that, when it comes to the millions of promotional CDs ("promo CDs") that it has sent out to music reviewers, radio stations, DJs, and other music industry insiders, throwing them away is "an unauthorized distribution" that violates copyright law. Yes, you read that right -- if you've ever received a promo CD from UMG, and you don't still have it, UMG thinks you're a pirate.


YDD – April 29, 2008 12:34PM Reply Quote
But who received the CDs? The article is saying "industry insiders" who might reasonably be expected to treat the material as 'in confidence' and probably signed something to that effect. Now, if they were mailing out CDs to random addresses then knocking on the door two weeks later, demanding return on threat of a copyright writ, that would be rather different.

John Willoughby – April 29, 2008 01:43PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
The article I read said that most of these CD's were unsolicited. Not unexpected by the receivers, but not explicitly requested.

Cloudscout – April 29, 2008 01:46PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
If they were sent via US Mail, the record companies are SOL.

Dr. Strangelove – April 29, 2008 05:06PM Reply Quote
It just occurred to me that various publishers have sent me many books for "evaluation" purposes down the years. I don't resell these because I think that's unethical (though I know that some faculty do so), but I do throw them away if I don't need them. By the same logic, I'm in violation of the publishers' copyrights by doing so.

El Jeffe – May 17, 2008 01:13PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
what am I doing wrong? I fell asleep (again) listening to my iPod (spanish lessons) at 10 pm. Woke up at 7 am and it was still playing battery showed about 90% full. I had also listened to it for hours earlier on Friday. I've been listening to it off and on until 2 pm today. It still shows 50%.

Uh, let's see 3 hours + 9 + 3 = 15 hours and only half discharged? Is Apple very much so under-rating this thing?

I LOVE MY NANO. And I've gotten 4 other people to buy them.

That's just fracking nuts on life.

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