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"
Kivada
Member since:
2010-07-07

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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RE[8]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Wed 5th Jun 2013 10:03 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

In The Netherlands you can get our 3 national stations and a local one if you buy a digital TV tuner.

But that's not really any use. The only thing I watch is Formula One and that's on English TV. If BBC doesn't have it I find a stream. NBA games I watch also via a stream or download the game the next day.

Series and movies I also download. I'm not going to wait until it gets on TV over here. I want to watch what I want and when I want.

This is, IMHO, the future of TV. Just select what you want to see and when it's available it shows up in your unwatched section. If it's live, like sports, you can watch right now or a little later.

I don't bother with the news. I have RSS and other sources. For me news on TV is a small selection of topics that are already old news for me.

My wife follows this soap series. She used to watch it on TV, then she started to record it and now she watches on her iPad as the TV stations puts it up there after it has been broadcast.

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