[mythtv-users] Free US/Canada Listings

Phil Bridges gravityhammer at gmail.com
Thu Sep 6 17:50:51 UTC 2007

On 9/6/07, Andrew Gallatin <gallatin at cs.duke.edu> wrote:
> David Brodbeck [gull at gull.us] wrote:
> >
> > On Sep 6, 2007, at 10:05 AM, Andrew Gallatin wrote:
> > >
> > > My opinion is if they didn't want people scraping, they should have
> > > kept DD open.
> >
> > "But officer, if he didn't want his car window broken, he should have
> > left the doors unlocked."
> >
> Oh, boy!  I hadn't realized that it was rotten analogy time already!
> First one to Godwin's Law wins! (or is it looses...?)
> Anyway, how about this one:
> "If the armored car company didn't want to give away their
> money, they should have remembered to close the back door before
> getting on the road and having their 20 dollar bills blow
> onto my lawn"

Obviously, what you're saying here is that screen scraping is a "push"
technology, kind of like the wind that blows those $20 bills (the
listings data) to your lawn (MythTV box).

I guess it takes a bad analogy to know one.

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