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Re: [newtech-1] AppleTV Hack

From: Jonathan V.
Sent on: Friday, June 29, 2007 8:15 PM
On Jun 29, 2007, at 8:44 AM, Dean Collins wrote:
> Wonder if this will get booted? If it doesn't almost make it  
> worthwhile to buy an Apple TV which I've resisted until now. (also  
> wonder how many calls Jaman have had this week to 'license' their  
> hack to other content vendors).
10 yes, it will likely be the first thing in the next AppleTV firmware.
20 and then they will make a new patch.
30 and then goto 10.

eventually they'll be boxed out, they'll pay for a partnership deal,  
or they'll make a standalone app that tricks the set-top box.

if you recall-
	early versions of itunes allowed for cross network content sharing &  
copying, then they killed it.
	new patches ended the kill
	new updates killed the patches
	developers decided to just make an intermediary layer that would  
facilitate the cross network sharing.

i have a handful of friends who still have old copies of itunes 3 or  
whatever at home&work so they can xfer; i have even more that are  
running those weird "stream or steal" apps over firewall proxies, so  
they can access their home music at work, and vice versa.

the same thing happened with the drm model.

> P.S. For anyone who watched Studio 60 last night and didn't think  
> it's the biggest mistake in Television that they aren't bringing  
> this show back...you are heartless and have no taste. I cant  
> believe this isn't getting the green light for a second season.
that show is ungodly boring and poorly written.   i'd rather watch  
that than any of the trite reality tv bs that they'll replace it with  
-- but come on.  its full of nonstop cliches and tearjerker moments  
to play the audience.  its shameful,  shameful writing.

i remember last fall i was in a video store and they were watching  
DIVX files of 30rock (which is hilarious).  The quote the video clerk  
gave me was something along the lines of "its a really funny comedy  
show about a really bad comedy show.  while studio 60 is a really bad  
drama about an allegedly good comedy show".  after watching both  
shows , I cam to full agreement with his  synopsis.


// Jonathan Vanasco

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