[mythtv-users] Mythical Poltergeists

Gary Buhrmaster gary.buhrmaster at gmail.com
Thu Jun 28 05:43:39 UTC 2018

On Thu, Jun 28, 2018 at 4:31 AM R. G. Newbury <newbury at mandamus.org> wrote:

> How did this happen? How COULD this happen? Popltergeists are a myth,
> right?

Given the general lack of details, here are some
useless places to waste your time looking at:

(a) IR signals can go great distances (and since most
     IR devices respond to one of the basic RC signal
     types, maybe a neighbor just pushed your buttons).
(b) There are ways to control Myth boxes both locally, and
      remotely via numerous input mechanisms over the
      network.  Networked devices may be vulnerable
      to pranksters (or just random port probing).  Your
      full capture network traffic logs would be a hint.
(c) Cats are known to walk on keyboards (and if you
     don't have a cat, the mice and other rodents that
     you do have can be helpful too).
(d) The noise from Vuvuzela's are annoying enough
     to redirect the universe, and your Myth box is
     not immune to the redirection.

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