This Week in Tech

Jun 19th 2005

This Week in Tech 9

The Late Lamented Episode 9 Is Here

Hosted by Leo Laporte
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  • Windows Updates - should they be daily or monthly?
  • Burning in Gaming Machines
  • To Update or Not to Update Drivers
  • OEM bloatware on Windows machines
  • Backing up to network drives
  • Patrick recommends Server Elements open source NAS
  • Leo says don't buy Iomega's BOSS
  • Using Gmail to backup your files
  • Is OS X for Intel on the warez sites?
  • The merits of live CDs like Knoppix
  • The FCC advances the move to digital broadcast TV to 2006
  • The TWiTs debate digital TV
  • The best way to get HD
  • Kevin admits to watching women's tennis
  • Robert says NASCAR in HD is the way to go
  • Leo says life sucks
  • AMD Quadcore chips are on the way
  • The limitations of multi-processor systems
  • The end of the processor clock speed race
  • Robert admits to building a Prescott-based system, it's fast... and hot: 75° C
  • Processors will get faster, but we're in a transition period
  • Sony hard drive add-on for PS/3 will come with Linux
  • ATI Crossfire vs. SLI
  • The benefits of nVidea's SLI dual card gaming
  • The 1080p format
  • Patrick and Leo ask Robert for TV buying advice
  • Robert likes the Sharp 45-inch Aquos, but plasma is better for video
  • Wait until the end of the year to buy
  • 37-inch LCDs with 1080p resolution for under $2000 should appear soon
  • Thanks to Textamerica for The TechTV-On This Date moblog
  • Patrick is sticking with CRT displays
  • Winbook's new HD LCD has some problems but it's very affordable
  • LCD TVs are poised to replace CRT and rear-projection at the low end
  • DVD Decrypter ceases and desists
  • Kevin prefers DVD Shrink and it's not dead yet
  • Was it because Decrypter broke Sony's copy protection?
  • Canada is about to go down the DMCA road
  • Cory Doctorow says WIPO's membership is the problem
  • Patrick defends copy protection but says theonline music store experience stinks
  • Kevin and Leo love JHymn for iTunes Music Store decryption
  • Kevin will print the Free Leo Bumper Stickers
  • Robert's off to play Battlefield 2
  • Kevin's newest SYSTM is out: learn how to build your own Myth DVR using KnoppMyth
  • HD3000 brings HDTV to Myth
  • Leo loves Knoppix MAME
  • Patrick plugs - enter the contest for free music
  • Drupal throttling and moving to a new server (any day now)
  • Patrick plays pitchman
  • We're working on non-Paypal options to contribute (maybe Google?)
  • Patrick's Box o' Crap is looking good, we'll announce winners soon. Honest.