* Posts by John Goodwin

3 posts • joined 4 Sep 2007

FCC votes to silence 700MHz lurkers

John Goodwin
Linux

700 MHz

In February of next year, analog teevee broadcasting goes away here in the States. If you don't have a modern digital set, use cable or satellite, and get your signal OTA , then you are out of luck. The FCC, or whoever, issues $40.00 vouchers for aerial-bound old-fashioned non-digital tv owners like myself to purchase set-top digital converter boxes. This doesn't cover the entire cost, but with most converters going for around $50.00, you don't have to cough up all that much.

So, that being said, why doesn't the FCC give a little financial support to the 700MHz users? Like the vouchers they provide for the unwashed masses and their ancient TV receivers. Give them a voucher, or buy their kit outright. Lord knows that they made enough money from their spectrum auctions.

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Jihadis: We turned hacked killbots against US troops

John Goodwin
Pirate

I for one welcome our new killbot overlords

ALL YOUR KILLBOTS ARE BELONG TO US

The one with the long wraparound sleeves

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Pee-powered battery unveiled

John Goodwin

I must have a piss-poor memory

Move along, there's nothing to see here

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/08/15/pee-powered_battery/

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