[mythtv-users] An option for watching tv
meatwad.get.the.honeys at gmail.com
Sat Dec 2 20:39:33 UTC 2006
> Please read my original email that started this thread. I knew all the
> options I had. I had read the faq. I clearly mentioned what my
> requirements were. I wanted to know if it was something worth discussing
> and worth investing time to do in mythtv. Of course, I can buy another
> disk. Of course, I can run mplayer (with bad sound and no program guide
> or remote or OSD, but what the hell). Of course, I can get another
> capture card. But why in the world a software program hangs if it runs
> out of space, when it doesn't need to? Its design forces it to hang when
> it doesn't need to. So, my contention was by design it SHOULD be allowed
> to run, OPTIONALLY at least.
Has it occurred to you that you are attempting to use a tool (Myth) in a
manner in which it was *never* designed to be used (by the devs and
Just this morning (and I am being complete serious) I had needed my
screwdriver which is insulated for up to 1000 volts when working on live
circuits. Rather than run back out to the truck, I *knowingly took the
risk* of using a non-insulated screwdriver. Shortly into the procedure,
the tool bridged the 120VAC 60Hz circuit I was working on directly to
earth ground. The results were a loud bang, a bright light, a shower of
hot sparks, copious amounts of laughter and ridicule from my co-worker,
a damaged electrical control, a completely ruined screwdriver, and a
dent in my ego.
The cost to me in order to save trudging four flights of stairs at about
three minutes round-trip? Thirty minutes to install a new control which
will be $80 out of my pocket, a molten $30 screwdriver (it wasn't your
average screwdriver), and having to live with the story being repeated
to my other co-workers throughout next week.
devsk, I believe you may wish to reconsider your position and accept the
dent to the ego.
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