12 posts • joined Thursday 10th December 2009 15:36 GMT
Many moons ago, when running my own small PC repair firm, I had a CV sent to me in the mail.
Among the bullet points, the author proudly proclaimed
I had to give him a call and explain that no, I couldn't offer him a job, and that he might want to proof read his CV before sending it out to anyone else.
Not apps, but XBMC
XBMC is now running on the apple tv 2
Seriously considering getting one now - a small £100 box under the TV instead of a full HTPC? yes please.
So what safeguards are in place to stop someone buying the flash drive with the DLC on, copying it, and letting someone else use it?
Seeing as this is targeted towards those with no internet connection, the 360 will obviously not phone home to authenticate.
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Perhaps the TV doesn't have a built in tuner.
Perhaps the TV isn't a TV at all, but a monitor.
Perhaps you want to record more than one program.
£600, I'd expect the thing to have dual tuners. Especially when dual tuner cards are pretty cheap thesedays.
I suppose you could attach a USB tuner to work around the problem, but you shouldn't have to.
I was in PC World just before Christmas, purchasing a laptop (yes, I know - could've ordered one online. but snow and delivery problems messed that up)
When I informed the loitering sales gimp that I wanted to purchase *that* laptop, nothing else, that one, he then asked me what I was going to use it for.
None of his business of course, but I replied "development"
"Ok" he replied, "would you be wanting an anti virus product ?"
"No" says I, "I'll be removing Windows and installing Linux"
Taken aback by this he retorts
"You mean, you'll be removing Windows ?"
I respond that indeed, I'll be removing Windows.
He then proceeds to inform me that by doing this, I'll be voiding the warranty on the laptop. He further goes on to ask me if I wish to have a copy of office, and would I like a years subscription to their 'Tech Guy' service.
The MyXerver MX3600?
I got one from Novatech - was advertised as a Novatech own brand NAS
To be honest, it wasn't the best purchase I've made.
The device ran extremely hot, and the user inteface resembled the early linksys efforts.
Also the fact that the device didn't allow telnet or SSH connections annoyed me.
Bring it up to spec with the Archie/ST/Amiga
And pop a slot loading optical drive on the right edge.
A floppy drive would be more fun for retro-chic, but ultimately useless.
In all seriousness, would make an excellent console to connect to terminals with.
If the price < £150, i'd seriously consider it.
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