Out of the Blue

I was checking to make sure TiVO was set to catch the Deadwood season finale tonight (it still hasn't sunk in The Sopranos is over for the season), and with a quick pop, the audio went. Some checking seems to isolate the problem to my receiver, so I need to check and see if hopefully this may just be a blown fuse. I have fears that it goes beyond that, as there was a distinctive smell following this that seems very familiar as fried circuitry, so it may be a goner.

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Re: DeadTiVO
Jun 14, 2004, 16:57
rak
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Re: DeadTiVO Jun 14, 2004, 16:57
Jun 14, 2004, 16:57
rak
 
>You don't happen to be one of the very early TiVo purchasers, do you?

Don't think so. We subscribed around the time the Series2 boxes came out.

They did say we had the option of paying for warranty replacement with the same level TiVO box or purchasing a new upgraded one. If we had chosen to purchase a new one, we would have had to pay for a new subscription.

It didn't seem like the technical support person was giving us any special treatment. Though, he was quite friendly and seemed relieved to be talking to someone rational and technically competent.

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Re: DeadTiVO
Jun 14, 2004, 15:22
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Re: DeadTiVO Jun 14, 2004, 15:22
Jun 14, 2004, 15:22
 
TiVO allows you to transfer the lifetime subscription to the replacement TiVO.

Odd. They don't normally.

You don't happen to be one of the very early TiVo purchasers, do you? The first lifetime subscription deal was worded differently... when it was later changed TiVo granted a one-time transfer between boxes.

The only other lifetime sub. transfer I've heard of was when TiVo offered lifetime Series1 users a transfer if they upgraded to Series2 through a special they ran. I took advantage of that since I wanted HMO.

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Re: DeadTiVO
Jun 14, 2004, 13:25
rak
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Re: DeadTiVO Jun 14, 2004, 13:25
Jun 14, 2004, 13:25
rak
 
Since it was out of warranty, we did have to pay about $150 for the replacement unit; but, TiVO allows you to transfer the lifetime subscription to the replacement TiVO.

Unfortunately, they don't allow you to keep the broken one.

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Panzer Dragoon Saga
Jun 14, 2004, 09:59
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Panzer Dragoon Saga Jun 14, 2004, 09:59
Jun 14, 2004, 09:59
 
This game takes the entire Final Fantasy series, bends it over, violently rapes it, and then kicks it in the teeth with such force that it causes every Squaresoft fanboy to simultaneously explode in a shower of lard and Doritos.

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Re: DeadTiVO
Jun 14, 2004, 09:33
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Re: DeadTiVO Jun 14, 2004, 09:33
Jun 14, 2004, 09:33
 
Unfortunately, it was out of warranty, so we were forced to buy the replacement unit.

Er... if you still have the old unit then it's worth something. Quite a lot actually. Particularly if you had lifetime service.

Replacing a dead HD in a TiVo is pretty simple -- you just need a new HD, an image, and some technical knowhow (e.g. -- how to follow instructions and connect/disconnect hard drives). If you want details, go check out the Underground on the TiVo forums (http://www.tivocommunity.com). There are full directions for installing a new drive. The only tricky bit would be getting the image to do the reinstall -- you can find them online though (but not at the site above -- don't even ask there), or if your new TiVo is the same brand/series as the old TiVo then you can get the image from it.

And, if you don't want to deal with any of that, you can sell the dead TiVo on eBay for a tidy sum ($50-100... add ~$300 if it had lifetime subscription).

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Re: DeadTiVO
Jun 14, 2004, 07:21
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Re: DeadTiVO Jun 14, 2004, 07:21
Jun 14, 2004, 07:21
 
As always Deadwood was amazing.

I'm adjusting to a new morning routine that forces me to bed no later than 10:00 PM so I taped it.

Then I tried to go to sleep and had an allergy attack that kept me up till midnight anyway.



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Re: tAE Post #30
Jun 14, 2004, 02:13
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Re: tAE Post #30 Jun 14, 2004, 02:13
Jun 14, 2004, 02:13
 
tAE:
I have far more than enough work keeping me busy all day and at all hours of the night to not have to "scare-up" new sources of revenue. A large part of my job is convincing patients they don't have a disease that requires expensive treatment. The internet has turned a large part of the public into the equivalent of first year medical students-- too much knowledge without the experience or ability to put it into the proper context. The fact is, a large proportion of the patients I see most often have a psychological basis for their physical complaints. I can barely rule out one physical problem when, without a pause, they immediately shift gears from the now forgotten life threatening illness they had a short time ago to a new equally serious ailment. Their lives are ruled by anxiety about each little physical ailment.

No conjuring necessary on my part. And if you don't think these people are suffering from pathological levels of anxiety, stop by my office sometime.

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Re: DeadTiVO
Jun 14, 2004, 01:55
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Re: DeadTiVO Jun 14, 2004, 01:55
Jun 14, 2004, 01:55
 
As always Deadwood was amazing. I expected a little more fit to hit the shan though being the season finale.
Now, the agonizing wait for the new season which will be who knows when.

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DeadTiVO
Jun 13, 2004, 23:38
rak
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DeadTiVO Jun 13, 2004, 23:38
Jun 13, 2004, 23:38
rak
 
I feel your pain Blue.

The hard drive in our TiVO gave up the ghost last Saturday night. Told the technician what was wrong; but, he still made me put the phone on the TiVO to hear for himself.

Unfortunately, it was out of warranty, so we were forced to buy the replacement unit.

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Re: electric armour
Jun 13, 2004, 21:05
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Re: electric armour Jun 13, 2004, 21:05
Jun 13, 2004, 21:05
 
So if the armor is so good why isn't it being used more?

Because it's probably somewhat expensive. It also has to be retrofitted onto/into existing vehicles, which can be expensive and take a while to do if the decision to use it goes ahead. There's the training aspect to look after as well.

The need for this type of reactive armour just shows how effective the RPG-7 has been as a weapon. Simple to use and reusable - a launch tube and a bagful of grenades. So much for fire and forget...


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Re: Game hints
Jun 13, 2004, 20:16
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Re: Game hints Jun 13, 2004, 20:16
Jun 13, 2004, 20:16
 
I notice that electric armour that stops absolutely anything from penetrating link was designed in England

So if the armor is so good why isn't it being used more?

There's no place like 127.0.0.1
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"Hypochondriacs have real disease"
Jun 13, 2004, 20:14
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"Hypochondriacs have real disease" Jun 13, 2004, 20:14
Jun 13, 2004, 20:14
 
...and now doctors have real income from "treating" it.

This is what comes of curing real diseases - the need to scare-up new sources of revenue. And what a gold mine this must be - who would be easier to convince they have it besides a hypochondriac?

-tAE-

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No subject
Jun 13, 2004, 18:31
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No subject Jun 13, 2004, 18:31
Jun 13, 2004, 18:31
 
Nm got it : ) Saw the Q= thingy. So fun!

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No subject
Jun 13, 2004, 18:27
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No subject Jun 13, 2004, 18:27
Jun 13, 2004, 18:27
 
Hey TiberusBlue how do you get past the steam room?

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Re: Play Time solutions
Jun 13, 2004, 18:07
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Re: Play Time solutions Jun 13, 2004, 18:07
Jun 13, 2004, 18:07
 
?????

nooo

its not more difficult.

if by difficult u mean guessing the correct number pattern and what Q is supposed to equal then i dont quite know what to say without insulting you.


sorry, im not in a good mood today.


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Re: Play Time solutions
Jun 13, 2004, 17:44
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Re: Play Time solutions Jun 13, 2004, 17:44
Jun 13, 2004, 17:44
 
who liked this game will probably also like this one:
http://nlp.fi.muni.cz/~xsvobod4/amanita/samorost/intro.html

it's from the same guy, but more screens and more difficult

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Re: Play Time solutions
Jun 13, 2004, 17:14
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Re: Play Time solutions Jun 13, 2004, 17:14
Jun 13, 2004, 17:14
 
i dont get it, this game took me all of 5 minutes to complete. you just click the things a few times and bingo uve one!

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No subject
Jun 13, 2004, 17:05
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No subject Jun 13, 2004, 17:05
Jun 13, 2004, 17:05
 
I liked the game's music until the one at the end with the kids singing.

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Play Time solutions
Jun 13, 2004, 17:00
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Play Time solutions Jun 13, 2004, 17:00
Jun 13, 2004, 17:00
 
Solution in hidden text - one step per line.

Screen 1
1. Grow fruit. (Click cactus buds. Repeat.)
2. Move turtle. (Click left fruit. Click top fruit. Click turtle. Click right fruit.)
3. Inflate balloon. (Click sleeper. Repeat.)

Screen 2
1. Climb tree. (Click left. Click above. Click branch near trunk.)
2. Drop behind fox. (Click item behind fox.)
3. Enter tree. (Click fern to prune. Repeat.)
4. Jump to daisy.
5. Move dragonfly. (Click frog.)
6. Jump to next daisy.
7. Climb cat tail. (Wait for daisy to stop.)

Screen 3
1. Get rid of octopus. (Make the fish eat a green bubble.)
2. Enter the submarine.
3. Start the sub. (Click the front porthole.)
4. Middle lever. Left lever. Right lever.)

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Re: Game hints
Jun 13, 2004, 16:56
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Re: Game hints Jun 13, 2004, 16:56
Jun 13, 2004, 16:56
 
I notice that electric armour that stops absolutely anything from penetrating link was designed in England.

How ironic.

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