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January 28, 2005
What Can't I Do Today?
A Slashdotter, on Endangered Gizmos and the threat to harmless "me2me" uses:
At this point, I've accepted that there are things I do that may someday be considered a crime. ...:
- Record TV shows from my DirecTV reciever that I pay a monthly subscription fee for into my computer using a Hauppauge PVR250 card for archival purposes (to show friends and family when they come over)
- Rip all CDs that I buy to the infinitely more convenient Ogg Vorbis format so that I can listen to my music anywhere
- Stream any audio or video from my house to wherever I happen to be using a VPN connection and broadbad. This means I can listen to my music collection, watch my DVDs or even DirecTV as long as I have an internet connection
- Build custom digital media devices that don't have the limitations that commercial products do
...It's a wonder it's not illegal to use a hammer, nails, screwdriver, drywall, plaster and screws to build or modify your house any way you want.
Update (Jan. 31): Extensive discussion @ Joi Ito's Web
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