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Wife won't delete recordings

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by timckelley, Jun 3, 2003.

  1. Mar 10, 2013 #921 of 1216
    dlfl

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    :D I see a concept here, for a new thread even "better" than this one, titled:

    "Housekeeper won't delete recordings".
     
  2. Mar 10, 2013 #922 of 1216
    Bigg

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    That comparison makes no sense. I'm not advocating streaming 24/7 either. Ridiculous amount of content relative to how much time a person would have to watch it.



    That also makes no sense. If I had all the time in the world, I'd sit there and watch it, but I don't. The vast majority of the information on those shows isn't visual, it's audio, so an occasional glance at the screen gets you 98% of the way there.

    Who said I have a short attention span? NO ONE. Because I don't. So don't imply ridiculous things.

    That's assuming that by ignoring certain parts of society, they aren't important, which is patently false. Technology and politics are two things that everyone should be well versed on, and unfortunately, most people in this country aren't.

    LOL

    Your post did not say a single thing that had any logic to it.
     
  3. Mar 10, 2013 #923 of 1216
    Turtleboy

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    As long as you have the physical storage space for it. As an adult, I've always lived in one bedroom (or smaller) apartments. I don't have a lot of space for a lot of stuff.
     
  4. Mar 10, 2013 #924 of 1216
    dlfl

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    I see a new niche market here for "occasional glance" cable TV, one that would require less than 10% of the bandwidth that digital HD channels do now, thus allowing the inherent unreliability of Tuning Adapters to be dispensed with. A HD Video snapshot would be transmitted perhaps once every several seconds. (A more advanced version would sense when the viewer's eyeballs were aimed at the TV screen and provide on-demand snapshots.)

    Carrying the concept even further would lead to "audio only" TV. Oh... I guess that was invented about 100 years ago. Actually, back in the days of TV being only channels 2-13 OTA I had an audio only TV set, err.. radio.

    Please consider the above ideas with all the gravity that should pertain to this august thread. ;)
     
  5. Mar 10, 2013 #925 of 1216
    Fofer

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    :D :up:
     
  6. Mar 10, 2013 #926 of 1216
    timckelley

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    My wife hasn't had time yet to read my user doc on pyTiVo, but today I did use some advice given to me by the author himself to set her up so that she can use her laptop to access pyTiVo.

    I kind of worry that once she eventually loses her dependence on my assistance to get her shows moved, that she might start going to town archiving shows. I want our NAS to last a good while before filling up, as I shelled out $500 for it.

    To be fair, I've wanted an NAS for other reasons, but one is enough in my book.

    Btw yesterday, I attached our laser printer to the NAS, effectively making it a network printer. That was nice.
     
  7. Mar 10, 2013 #927 of 1216
    Fofer

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    If, (nay, WHEN) your wife begins doing this, you are hereby compelled by this community to create the long-awaited sequel to this thread:

    Wife won't stop archiving recordings
     
  8. Mar 10, 2013 #928 of 1216
    murgatroyd

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    That's not the issue, TB. The issue is that someone else's stuff is not your problem. I don't see why it's anybody's business how big a server someone has, and how many files they have on it. It's their stuff. It's not your stuff. It's not in your way. It's not preventing you from getting to your own stuff.

    As a matter of fact, if someone owns their own server or their own physical media, they have done the OPPOSITE of getting in your way to get to your stuff. If they watch their own copies instead of habitually streaming over the net, they aren't hogging bandwidth, and people who are doing more important stuff on the net than watching TV (e.g. you, blogging about legal stuff), can do it more easily.

    Edit: for the record, I keep far fewer shows now than I did when I had to rely on videotape to timeshift.
     
  9. Mar 10, 2013 #929 of 1216
    lrhorer

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    Of course you don't. If you did, then you would either be a sycophant, or me. I'm not sure which idea I find more disturbing. :D

    Fortunately, for all of us, you are neither.

    Thank you for the kind words. I do try to put some thought into the things I say. It would be disrespectful of the readers here and embarrassing to myself not to at least make the attempt.

    I took his sentence to mean current and popular events, and assuming the interpretation is correct, he is right. I could not possibly care less about what is popular and I care very little of what is current unless it is likely to have far reaching and highly fundamental impacts, or unless it actually and seriously impacts me or the ones I love. What someone in Los Angeles, or for that matter across town from me does is none of my business, and he or she is free to do it without comment or judgement - or any concern whatsoever - by be.

    It's called being free and independent. I don't know. Perhaps in some measure it is an occupational hazard for those of us who spend much of our time contemplating the vastness of the cosmos, its beginning, its fundamental nature, and its end. That is of course assuming I interpreted his position correctly. If his comment about his own educational status was meant to imply I am uneducated in any sense, then I am compelled to respond he is very sadly mistaken.

    Well, there is also a matter of how much time I have to spend on such things. It forces me to be somewhat selective, and if I am going to spend my time without recompense, I see no reason to select that which does not interest me over that which does. I most certainly hope, however, that your assessment of my main motivations is accurate. I fervently hope I don't march to the beat of any drummer, least of all one chose cadence is dictated by a popular vote.
     
  10. Mar 10, 2013 #930 of 1216
    unitron

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    Do the rest of us get to vote on that?

    :D:D:D
     
  11. Mar 10, 2013 #931 of 1216
    Bigg

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    Some people might like to sit down and watch the Daily Show or the Colbert Report, so I don't think that would work very well. Same for the MSNBC talk shows, although I highly doubt that a majority of the people consuming them are actually sitting there watching and doing nothing else.

    Well, then you'd have an excuse to build a giant FreeNAS box with no spousal repercussions!
     
  12. Mar 10, 2013 #932 of 1216
    lrhorer

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    It would be an extremely short discussion, I fear. She's afraid to even dust the video systems, let alone learn how to use them. Lord knows why, really. It's not like they are inordinately frail, or that I would yell at her if she accidentally broke something, but while the rest of the house is kept clean and dust free, in order to get her to clean the video stacks, I have to pull out every component and have her dust it while I hold it. Weird.
     
  13. Mar 13, 2013 #933 of 1216
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    Take the battery out of her car...
     
  14. Mar 14, 2013 #934 of 1216
    JoeTaxpayer

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    Why not move the shows to a local PC hard drive? I just checked, and TiVo transfer sees the series 2 just fine. I happened to have a Mac house, but there's PC software to do this. Then she just transfers back to watch. Transfer over wired connection is a bit faster than real time.

    This is the cheapest solution with no expense.
    Second TiVo is the second choice.
    A new wife may be better short term, but in the long run may be more expensive.

    Disclosure, I have a wife and daughter, each with their own assigned 2 tuners.
     
  15. Mar 14, 2013 #935 of 1216
    Fofer

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    Can they ever barter for time on each other's available tuner?
     
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    briboi2012

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    how to you post a question here???
     
  17. Mar 14, 2013 #937 of 1216
    Fofer

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    ^^ you just did ^^
     
  18. Mar 14, 2013 #938 of 1216
    Turtleboy

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    Actually, other people's stuff is my problem.
     
  19. Mar 14, 2013 #939 of 1216
    unitron

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    Yeah, but only when they hire you to worry about it. ;)
     
  20. Mar 14, 2013 #940 of 1216
    unitron

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    If you mean, how do you start a new thread, go here:

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/index.php?

    and decide in which forum it would be best for your question to be posted, then click on that forum's title, then when it loads click on where it says "New Thread" (blue thing, on the left, just above the black bar)
     

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