Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Jun 2013 12:45 UTC
Legal Ah, patents - the never-ending scourge of the technology industry. Whether wielded by companies who don't actually make any products, or large corporations who abuse them because they can't compete in the market place or because they're simply jerks, they do the industry a huge disservice and are simply plain dangerous. According to The Wall Street Journal (circumvention link), president Obama is about to take several executive actions to address patent trolls - which may seem like a good idea, but I am very worried that all this will do is strengthen the positions of notorious patent system abusers such as Apple and Microsoft.
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RE[7]: Comment by MOS6510
by Kivada on Wed 5th Jun 2013 09:55 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by MOS6510"
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Just get a cheap TV tuner card and a slap together a hoverman antenna. It's useful for those of us that almost never watch TV but occasionally want to see something on the local news or have company over that wants to watch a sporting event.

I own a TV connected to my gaming rig, but the built in tuner sucks and I like being able to record what little I do want to watch and play it back without the commercials. Great for when you have a friend or relative over to help out with car or home repair, they aren't so antsy about leaving the project to catch the game if they know it's recording and they can skip the crap and catch up quickly.

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