[mythtv-users] Why cant we make a STB?
redpepperracing at gmail.com
Mon Feb 9 14:25:44 UTC 2009
On Sun, Feb 8, 2009 at 11:42 PM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> On Sunday 08 February 2009 21:07:05 jedi wrote:
>> On Mon, Feb 09, 2009 at 04:10:37PM +1300, Nick Rout wrote:
>> > On Mon, Feb 9, 2009 at 4:02 PM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
>> > > On Sunday 08 February 2009 19:51:27 Nick Rout wrote:
>> > >> On Fri, Feb 6, 2009 at 12:36 PM, David Brodbeck <gull at gull.us> wrote:
>> > >> > Crack open an ATM,
>> > >> > for example, and you'll find standard PC parts inside.
>> > >>
>> > >> hmmm that kind of behaviour is frowned on in the courts where I
>> > >> practise law :) _______________________________________________
>> > >
>> > > The science museum at Liberty State Park in New Jersey has a
>> > > fully-functional ATM made of clear plastic, so you can see everything.
>> > >
>> > > It also doesn't charge a fee for withdrawing cash.
>> > They have an ATM in a science museum?
>> > Now THAT makes me feel old!!!
>> ATM machines have been around for rather a long time actually.
>> It's just a matter of the curators being interested.
> It's a youth-oriented hands-on type museum, with a lot of exhibits that try
> and show kids how everyday things work.
> Very well done, actually, anyone who lives nearby should get there. Great
> place to take kids.
> It's also a LOT less waiting to go to the Statue of Liberty via the ferries at
> LSP in NJ than to go from Battery Park in Manhattan.
> But back OT, at least a little bit, I think that very soon there will be a lot
> of options available to build your own mini-frontend, so the market for
> an "appliance" may not be large, it will be spread over so wide a range of
> products that it will be too small to pay.
I've been talking to Myka (www.myka.tv) and their box come with a full
Linux distribution underneath it, so you can hack to your hearts
content. I may buy one to play with, since my wife seems amenable to
getting another TV... :)
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