Category: Entertainment

RTE In “Not With It” Shocker

Oirish as ever.

SiliconRepublic: “RTÉ has decided not to agree to waive its copyright to the debates between the party leaders due to take place on Wednesday and Thursday. We believe that by making the debates available on the website anyone who wishes to analysis or review the debates is fully facilitated. The view has been taken that it would not be prudent for RTÉ to waive its rights to the migration of the debates to other sites.”


I hadn’t heard of this Ubuntu-based alternative to media center applications like Windows MCE and PVRs like Sky+. The feature set is incredible, with PVR functions provided via the well-respected MythTV, telephony via the venerable Asterisk, plus home automation and home networking features I have to admit even I hadn’t thought of. I’m still a year or two away from owning my own home, but I can tell you right here and now that this’ll be going on a rig in a cupboard somewhere. I’d highly recommend viewing the demo video, if just for the bizarre commentary and mid-video end. :)


Games for the Brain

I’m not a gamer by any stretch of the imagination, but I do like puzzles and the like, so Games for the Brain is just a tad addicitive. Don’t say you weren’t warned. :)