As I've mentioned before, I recently ditched my old Series 2 DirecTiVo unit in exchange for a DirecTV-powered HD DVR. TiVo and DirecTV severed their relationship earlier this year. The HR20-700s is one of DirecTV's first hardware offerings in TiVo's place. The HR20 has had a lot of problems. Those who think back to the […]
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The boys did well for themselves. Having to completely re-write their programs in two weeks was a strain, but every score was better than their best score in the local tournament. Still, the high scores went up appreciably more: one team scored 357 out of a possible 400. Many ideas for next year, if Carey […]
Let's perform a thought experiment wherein we take a pure, uncompressed 1080p signal. How much bandwidth would it take to display the signal at 60 FPS? 1920 * 1080 = 2073600 number of pixels 2073600 * 24 = 49766400 24-bit color (16.7M colors) 49766400 * 60 = 2985984000 60 frames per second 2985984000 / 8 […]
My research into HDMI and newer receivers led me again to check out DirecTV's HD DVR offerings. Though I'm located in Erie, my service location is in Pittsburgh. Thus, I get Pittsburgh local channels. Pittsburgh's local channels have apparently been available in HD over DirecTV for some time now, which means I can watch shows […]
I found out yesterday that my TV only does 1080i, not 1080p, and was somewhat disappointed. Eh, no big deal - I'll ditch it in five years and get a new 60" HDTV capable of 1080p. By then, it should cost only $1.5k or so. I'll also get a new DVD player (when either Blu-Ray […]
TUAW seems to think so, saying today's China Times says the iPhone design has been "finalized and released to manufacturing." Supposedly, the iPhone will include a 2.0 MP camera and debute in late Q1 or early Q2 2007. So I ask: Will Apple release an iPhone before 07/07? Yes No I want to believe, but […]
MIT has invented wireless electricity. Long-time readers of the blog (both of us) will remember my To Do List. I'm not keen with items being taken away from me. The item reads: Invent wireless electricity (I'm still waiting on Rob to finish his portable cold fusion device). What's unusual is that the "Rob" noted in […]
I updated the DNS records for nslog.com over eight days ago. Everyone quickly came to the new IP address. Everyone except OpenDNS customers, that is. OpenDNS has not yet updated. I didn't notice until I got a few emails from people asking why NSLog(); was 404ing on them. I logged in to the old server […]
I really only have one question: how do you "die instantly" in a press? Nothing about a press sounds instant enough. The robots are getting smarter.
I haven't linked to Mark Cuban in awhile, but this post deserves a mention. And it's two weeks old! At any rate, Mark puts forth the idea that YouTube won't be bought because it's a copyright infringement lawsuit waiting to happen. They haven't been sued yet because they don't have pockets deep enough to make […]
Really? Yes. And this quote about says it all: "Creative is very fortunate to have been granted this early patent," Apple's CEO Steve Jobs said in a press release.
Is it just me, or does Stephen Colbert look a lot like Bob Saget? Oh yeah, an interesting story, too.
Carey and I just got a letter from Time Warner Cable saying that they'd bought Adelphia in my area. I don't know what this means for me, but when I type my zip code (16506) into http://twcusoon.com/, a site they told me to visit in the letter, the resulting page says "Ohio" and resides at […]
I think the Nike iPod Jogging thingy is awesome. $29.99 or whatever it is? Great price. Too bad running is so bad for your joints… how long until I can get one that goes in my golf shoes and tells me how far I walked in a day and provide me with some tunes when […]
I don't think enough people know this, so I'm pointing it out: it's perfectly legal to let your friend borrow a CD so that they can make a copy of it (or to give them a copy yourself), so long as you don't sell the music (that'd be "financial gain"). As clarified here: Under the […]