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
    DowntownRob: Exclusive! Photos of the blogger threated by TSA over new screening directive: http://bit.ly/6NTesD /via @wired
  • 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
    johnmerritt: a decades defining gadgets http://bit.ly/6AmX6z
  • 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.
Map:

Filtering the web so you don’t have to for December 28th 2009 through December 30th 2009:

Filtering the web so you don’t have to for December 27th 2009 through December 28th 2009:

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