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Show Notes for 2/13

by acedtect-20196213851867054973637995818137 / February 13, 2006 5:26 AM PST


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Netflix throttling heavy customers
Netflix typically sends about 13 movies per month to Villanueva's home in Warren, Mich. _ down from the 18 to 22 DVDs he once received before the company's automated system identified him as a heavy renter and began delaying his shipments to protect its profits.

One In Two PCs Won't Run Vista's 3D Interface The fault, Peddie reported, was that the low-cost integrated graphics controllers customers have chosen process the 2D windows of Windows XP and Windows 2000 just fine, but lack the bells and whistles necessary to process the Windows Desktop Compositing Engine used in Vista. About 63 percent of the 203 million PCs sold used an integrated graphics controller, JPR reported.,1697,1925173,00.asp

Microsoft antispyware flags Norton antivurus as a trojan - Thanks for email from kingroe too ?I know because it happened to our corporate PCs today and took me all day to correct the damage done. ?-kingroe


No more Xbox shortages? - posted by wmoisis ?Within the next four to six weeks, anybody will be able to walk into a store and buy an Xbox 360.?
-Peter Moore corporate, the vice president of the Interactive Entertainment Business in the Entertainment and Devices Division of Microsoft Corp

New iPod Nano design? Hoax? Posted by wmoisis Engadget says - "iLounge now has reason to believe that this is probably "either a fraud, a manufacturing oddity in some subset of units, or something that does not exist in the brand new 1GB unit we have here." - thanks Comppsyco. iLounge says it?s NOT a defect after all.
More iPod rumour via James Kim at CNET?s Alpha blog

Polite cell phones?

NYC mayor Bloomberg fires worker for playing solitaire ?...he limited his play time to his one-hour lunch or during quick breaks when he needed a moment of distraction. 'It wasn't like I spent hours and hours a day playing, because I had plenty to do,' Greenwood said. 'If I had been working at something exhaustively for two hours, I might get a cup of coffee and play for a minute but then go right back to my work.'"
But Mayor Bloomberg! Video gaming keeps the brain from aging!

British may stop taxing TVs, start taxing PCs

Someone made a widget of Buzz Out Loud quotes but then Tripod took it down. Rrrrrrgh. Bad Tripod.

Buzz Out Loud Listener and forum poster/ also involved with ESBN Electronic book number Can help bloggers keep identification of their materials


Bill from Baltimore
Which video player should Molly buy. Creative Zen Vision M. He highly recommends it. Go to shieldzone to buy a shield.

Frugalo from Philly
Analog to digital. Cable companies want to move you off analog. Veronica why you not on voice message? Frugalo out.
<Yes but it's not the law>

Pete from New York
Thanks for having Shelby on the show. Really enjoyed the interview as a marketing student. Got a lot of insight. Opened my eyes about what I want to do when I graduate. Thanks so much. Bring back more interviews.

Rob from Brighton, UK
Slagging off of Red Cross. Got wrong end of the stick. David Pratt of Canadian Red Cross. Unauthorised use of the symbol which is protected under international law. When you see a red cross you can't shoot it up. I think it's a good thing. We need to look out for them. Swiss is white cross on red background. Might go buy an iPod cheers.

>From BoingBoing
?The Canadian Red Cross has vowed to devote its resources to pursuing any and every use of the red-cross symbol, even to the point of threatening companies that make first-aid kits.?
Claims dubious at best :

Kevin from LA
HD is 1920 x 1080 only 6 or 7 percent smaller than film resolution. Film is transferred to TV by two processes. Most people notice the difference.
Adds by email: 2048 x 1536 is film resolution. Technically that is the resolution at which film is digitized if it is having special effects work done to it. It is called "2K"


Tivo can playback and record a TV signal at the same time. This means if you have Tivo set up to record through RF, just put a line from RF in to RF out and it can record the video it's playing back. This allows you to edit video, lower the quality of video and many more things. Just hit record and play back a video and Tivo records it with ffwds editing out parts you don't like and at whatever quality you like. There is also a great effect of the the screen fading to white as Tivo copies its own live signal. These are features Tivo does not have, many other DVRs have and many people request. Since I figured it out, I do it all the time.
All my videos in my playlist, which are just a hand full now, are these edited videos. I have not seen this hack anywhere. Tell everyone about it.

Thanks to Phil from Maryland for starting a wikipedia entry for me. Now we have to get going on Molly!

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Buzz Report Videos
by AndyInTN / February 13, 2006 5:31 AM PST
In reply to: Show Notes for 2/13

Could someone post the feed URL for the Buzz Report Videos. I can't seem to find it.

Ooh, and is Road Warrior going to have a feed too?

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Buzz Report feed
by acedtect-20196213851867054973637995818137 / February 13, 2006 7:51 AM PST
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Here's the Buzz Report Video link

It's also on the page if you ever need it again.

Road Warrior is a sponsored streaming property so there aren't any plans for feeding it right now, unfortunately. They will all be gathered together on a playlist though.

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by AndyInTN / February 13, 2006 9:59 AM PST
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If it was there earlier I didn't see it, thanks for posting!

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High-Def Molly
by AndyInTN / February 13, 2006 10:13 AM PST
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Seriously, I was impressed by the video & sound quality, I have been watching the videos on the website when they come out, but, WOW.

I want more!!! lol

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