September 13th, 2006

grinds my gears

New Rule!

You must present your SAT scores to the DMV prior to being issued a license because clearly we've been issuing license to complete morons.

See that little stalk to the left of the steering wheel? Well, when you press up or down on it, through the magic of e-lec-tricity, a light or LED will blink to tell other drivers where you're going to move the 3 ton vehicle your tiny brain is trying so desperately to control!

Seriously, if you don't have mental acuity to operate a turn signal (or the spatial intelligence to understand why it's important), you shouldn't be allowed out in public, much less driving. I'm shocked you can tie your shoes by yourself. Did you actually find a way to score < 400 on the SAT?

Either learn how to drive, move back to wherever the fuck you came from, or diaf.

Hmmm... OTOH, when I get bored in rush hour traffic, I do love slowing down next to a truck so you get stuck. Then speeding up just enough to think you're going to escape, then dropping to a lower gear to slow down and closing off your escape. My brake lights never come on, and with my sunglasses on, you don't even know I'm doing it. The look on your face: priceless. :-D Does anyone else do this? Ahhh... It's more entertaining and passes time on my commute better than texting friends or checking email.

This concludes today's Rules of teh Road.

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TiVo Series 3: Dreams... shattered

So, TiVo announced the Series 3 yesterday.

For just $800, you can have a TiVo and the privilege of paying $12.95 per month (minimum 1-year contract). Let's see, $3 a month to Adelphia Time Warner for an HD DVR box v. $800 + 12.95/mo. Gee, I wonder which one consumers will go for. </sarcasm>

I loves me some TiVo (3 in the apartment), but at $800, even I'm ready to jump ship. $800 x 3 TVs isn't exactly cheap. For $800 a box, I'll just wait for something else—like the Vista Media Center to (eventually) come out. Then I can save on one of the boxes because the SeXbox 360 can be used as a Media Sextender. On top of that, for probably the same price as the series 3, the Vista Media Centers are full blown (and rather powerful) computers.

I think TiVo was already in trouble, but after this brutal announcement I think the death knell is starting to sound.

Major sadness. My dreams of the world being ruled by a master race of hacked TiVo overlords are fading.

TiVo was love
TiVo is was love.


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