Well, now isn’t this interesting? Of course those of us in the Home Theater crowd have been doing this for a long time but now Time Warner showing you how to connect your PC to your TV?! Did a very warm place freeze over while I wasn’t looking? There has been talk in recent days that Fox may pull it’s programming from TW and I suppose TW would rather have you getting the content over their Internet network rather than ditching them all together and putting up an ATSC antenna. Still, a curious development. Do they expect other networks to follow Fox and that is why they put this up? They also have a handy PDF: Learn how to connect your PC to your TV by printing these directions.
Time Warner has a site called rolloverorgettough.com that you can put your zip code into and see if you will be affected by these changes.
Here is the video:
More on these developments here: Time Warner Cable Shows Subscribers How to Cut the Cord
UPDATE 01JAN10: EngadgetHD is now reporting that Fox & Time Warner Cable cut a deal:
We can finally stand down from our posts. After extended negotiations, Fox has made a deal with Time Warner Cable that will keep its programming on their and Bright House Networks. No word on any details, but we assume the ultra contentious websites will soon disappear as détente is the new word of the day.
Filtering the web so you don’t have to for December 31st 2009
Filtering the web so you don’t have to for December 30th 2009 through December 31st 2009:
- Blogger Threatened by DHS for Posting New TSA Screening Directive | Threat Level | Wired.com –
Two bloggers received home visits from Department of Homeland Security agents on Tuesday after they published a new TSA directive that revises screening procedures and puts new restrictions on passengers in the wake of a recent bombing attempt by the so-called “underwear bomber.”
Special agents from the DHS’s Office of Inspection interrogated two U.S. bloggers, one of them an established travel columnist, and served them each with a civil subpoena demanding information on the anonymous source.. show all text
- Ten gadgets that defined the decade — Engadget –
As 2009 winds down and we try to come up with new and clever ways of referring to the early years of this century, there’s really only one thing left to do: declare our ten favorite gadgets of the aughts and show them off in chronological order. It’s arguable that if this wasn’t the decade of gadgets, it was certainly a decade shaped by gadgets — one which saw the birth of a new kind of connectedness. In just ten years time, gadgets have touched almost every aspect of our daily lives, and p.. show all text
- Texas oilmen believe Paris Basin contains billions of barrels of crude oil – A company from Texas believes that the rocks beneath the Paris Basin in central France contain billions of barrels of crude oil and it is gearing up for a drilling campaign early next year.
- State to spy on every phone call, email and web search – UK: Every phone call, text message, email and website visit made by private citizens is to be stored for a year and will be available for monitoring by government bodies. via @nateritter on Twitter.
Baja California has been shaking lately. Especially in the area just south of Mexicali. I’ve built a little map to keep tabs on the area. The information comes from USGS via RSS through Yahoo Pipes. So, if a quake is felt, it will be a little delayed here on the map due to the nature of path to get here. Given that, the map should contain the most recent information on quakes 2.5 magnitude and above.
Filtering the web so you don’t have to for December 28th 2009 through December 30th 2009:
- Life on the List – Anil Dash –
In the time it takes you to read this sentence, I’ll have gained another follower or two on Twitter. Within an hour, I’ll have added more followers than 99% of Twitter users ever have. On a typical day, I’ll have averaged 100 new followers every hour. It’s not that I’m great at writing tweets or because of any effort or merit on my part; It’s because I’m part of Twitter’s list of suggested users. The Suggested User List has been one of the most controversial and misunderstood parts of the ex.. show all text
- From Twitter – YouTube has an 10ft interface?? I never knew that. http://www.youtube.com/xl
- It Was a Facebook Christmas; Site Hits #1 in US For First Time –
Christmas is a holiday that brings people together, so perhaps it should be no surprise that Facebook has become a part of millions of peoples’ Christmas experiences. For the first time in its history, Facebook was the #1 most visited website in the United States on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day this year, according to traffic analyst firm Hitwise today.
That’s worth noting. HitWise reported last year that Facebook was #2 behind Google on Christmas. People say that Facebook vs. Google .. show all text
Facebook was the most visited website in the United States on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day this year – Hitwise http://j.mp/4wf4o1
- From Twitter – Print it. Live it. Ten words you need to stop misspelling http://bit.ly/8MhwXT
- From Twitter – This site has stuff for home schoolers but also lots of forms you can print out for organization. Nice. http://bit.ly/1rNcZ #gtd
- From Twitter – RT @BreakingNews ‘The Google Android phone will be sold directly by Google via the Web,’ according to T-Mobile http://bit.ly/8UZG0s
- Temporary Carry On Baggage Restrictions In Canada & UK As A Result Of TSA SD-1544-09-06 – Presently Security Directive SD-1544-09-06 is set to expire tomorrow, the 30th of December, however the US Department of Homeland Security and Transportation Security Administration may choose to extend SD-1544-09-06 or modify and continue SD-1544-09-06.
- FirstFollower.com –
- From Twitter – RT @Jere_Jones Are you bananas for your home theater or does your home theater drive you bananas? http://bit.ly/8IiEdI
- From Twitter – RT @SkyGridTech AT&T halts online iPhone sales to New York City residents, reports say (http://bit.ly/5468OG) – CNN
- From Twitter – Big Ben is tweeting? Funny. Needs a PST offset. RT @big_ben_clock BONG BONG BONG BONG BONG
Filtering the web so you don’t have to for December 27th 2009 through December 28th 2009:
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- How long have you been tweeting? Find out the age of your Twitter account. –
Tweeting 3 years, 2 months, 9 hours, 45 minutes, 26 seconds (Oct. 23, 2006). How about you? http://bit.ly/eC942
- Yahoo! Will Kill MyBlogLog Next Month –
5 years to the month after it was founded, cross-blog social networking widget MyBlogLog will be closed down by Yahoo! in January, we’re hearing from sources close to the project. MyBlogLog is a service that shows blog writers and readers the faces and profile information of other MyBlogLog users that visit their sites.
MyBlogLog was a wildly innovative service that grew fast after launching and was acquired in January 2007 by Yahoo! for $10 million. It made a deal with users: give us your pe.. show all text
- TED2010: Program Guide –
- Updated Haali Splitter (MKV) – The release notes only claim support for TrueHD, but DTS-MA seems to output correctly as well.
- From Twitter – RT @JustBecauseiCan Awesome mashup of Fern Gully and the Avatar trailer! http://bit.ly/5ca4GS
- New Facebook Clickjacking Attack Is on the Loose [WARNING] –
A new Facebook clickjacking attack is making the rounds, and this one is as sly as they come. The attack spreads through a malicious website, http://fb.59.to
, leading users to this YouTube video.
The method used to spread the link is particularly interesting. A Facebook user sees a post on a friend’s wall, with a thumbnail and the caption “New Pix.” Clicking on this link will lead you to the aforementioned video, but it will also spread by posting the same link on your own wall, seemingly w.. show all text
- From Twitter – RT @geektonic RT @Kindle_Updatez Israeli programmer breaks Kindle DRM protection http://bit.ly/8l7InP #Amazon #Kindle
- YouTube – Broadcast Yourself. –
- Twitter Is Already Profitable! –
Beyond talking about how fast it was growing, one of the hottest topics surrounding Twitter in 2009 was “how does it make money?” Perhaps that was the wrong question to be asking, though, because as it turns out, Twitter already makes money.
According to Bloomberg, the microblogging service will make a small profit this year off of $25 million in revenue, thanks to the search deals it completed with Google and Microsoft, which were reportedly worth $15 and $10 million, respectively. Those d.. show all text
- Lightning 1.0beta1 release candidate is available – This is excellent news if you want to use a calendar with Thunderbird 3. Mozilla changed a lot of things so the old version of Lightning no longer worked in Thunderbird 3. Looking forward to testing this.