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by worker201
Sun Oct 01, 2006 10:29 pm
Forum: Fedora/Red Hat
Topic: grub-install question
Replies: 11
Views: 6871

I had to do a Windows reinstall (same old story) on my dual-boot machine today, and of course it totally rewrote the MBR. So I booted with my FC5 dvd and did the whole Linux rescue thing. Would using grub-install have worked for me? I didn't think of that. Here's what I ended up doing: (note that th...
by worker201
Tue Sep 26, 2006 4:58 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Building a PVR project
Replies: 45
Views: 34313

What kind of resolution and bitrate are you getting, anyway? And how much room does a 22-minute program take up at those settings?
by worker201
Fri Sep 22, 2006 3:07 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: Basic Bash Scripting Question
Replies: 44
Views: 60175

I could never understand those utilities (rar and unrar, to mention one) that do nothing unless you put in a string of characters that you have to look up every time you use the utility. I think this practice is a throwback to the toolsmithing age, before the concept of a user interface was even in...
by worker201
Fri Sep 22, 2006 12:46 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: Basic Bash Scripting Question
Replies: 44
Views: 60175

I put one of my own up temporarily:
by worker201
Fri Sep 22, 2006 11:37 am
Forum: Programming
Topic: Basic Bash Scripting Question
Replies: 44
Views: 60175

[offtopic]Void, I believe PPS is the official abbreviation for a second postscript, not PSS :P [/offtopic]

Any chance of an m4a to mp3 script?
by worker201
Thu Sep 21, 2006 2:57 pm
Forum: Fedora/Red Hat
Topic: Fedora Core 6
Replies: 80
Views: 54602

As a long time Fedora user, I have to wonder exactly what the irritation is? You download the cd/dvd, burn it, and then run it. It takes a long time, but the whole process from start to finish shouldn't last you more than a work day. Nothing important gets changed - programs installed by hand still ...
by worker201
Wed Sep 20, 2006 1:03 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Rebroadcasting Video/Audio, Copyright, Royalties, RIAA, MPAA
Replies: 17
Views: 12187

I can't imagine how they could possibly bust anyone. If someone were to get on my computer and look around at my music files, they would see about 6700 files. Of those, not more than 40 are DRM protected (iTunes Mac purchases). Of the remainder, ~85% were ripped from albums that I purchased. Maybe 1...
by worker201
Tue Sep 19, 2006 4:24 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Rebroadcasting Video/Audio, Copyright, Royalties, RIAA, MPAA
Replies: 17
Views: 12187

According to the "Internet Radio Fairness Act", copyright fees are waived for small businesses - small being defined as under 6 million dollars per year. You can only broadcast music which you legally own. And for some reason, this does not cover video - streaming copyrighted video can get you buste...
by worker201
Tue Sep 19, 2006 12:30 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Linux Podcasts
Replies: 4
Views: 4828

Probably sound better than most of the music you hear on the radio these days... :(
by worker201
Mon Sep 18, 2006 1:50 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Rebroadcasting Video/Audio, Copyright, Royalties, RIAA, MPAA
Replies: 17
Views: 12187

Thanks, Joe - but what about internet radio stations? How is Stevie Shoutcast able to legally distribute streams of content he does not own the copyright to? It's all very confusing.
by worker201
Mon Sep 18, 2006 12:02 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Building a PVR project
Replies: 45
Views: 34313

That's awesome that you got it working, makes me think it might be possible for me to do someday. So: the tv tuner card you bought costs $150, and the computer you picked up for $50. Plus the cost of a 250GB hard drive and a whole weekend of messing around. I can't help but notice that a TiVO system...
by worker201
Sat Sep 16, 2006 1:41 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Rebroadcasting Video/Audio, Copyright, Royalties, RIAA, MPAA
Replies: 17
Views: 12187

Rebroadcasting: If, for example, I were to digitally record a syndicated rerun episode of "Friends", and then put it up on the internet for others to stream or download.

Is that legal?

If it is, I have some dang interesting ideas.
by worker201
Fri Sep 15, 2006 10:39 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Rebroadcasting Video/Audio, Copyright, Royalties, RIAA, MPAA
Replies: 17
Views: 12187

I'm not a big enough TV watcher to even have cable! Wikipedia warns that your analog cable signal may have copy-protection signals included with it - signals that would be ignored by a VCR, but can interfere with digital recording. One more question - rebroadcasting anything you record over the inte...
by worker201
Fri Sep 15, 2006 10:25 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Building a PVR project
Replies: 45
Views: 34313

After reading about PVRs on Wikipedia, I have some questions. What kind of TV service do you have? Analog, digital, satellite? The wikipedia article lists some very interesting things about copy protection and set-top boxes. My base understanding is that the signal comes in through the card, goes th...
by worker201
Thu Sep 14, 2006 11:19 pm
Forum: Why I Like GNU/Linux
Topic: One more way to say why I like it...
Replies: 37
Views: 41698

It seems to me like copyright is only necessary to protect developers from thieves. If everyone was writing their own code, or giving due credit when using another's code, we wouldn't need copyright (or copyleft). Unfortunately, some people do use others' code inappropriately, and so we have copyrig...