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Comment #1

Monday, June 13, 2005 at 17:56:13 mdt
Name: GCS

If the excellent HBO movie “Something the Lord Made” is historically accurate, then Hamilton Naki was not the only unrecognized black surgeon involved in the pioneering of heart surgery. The story of Vivien Thomas as portrayed in the movie is strikingly similar to that of Naki as described in the article. The movie is very well done and I strongly recommend it.



Comment #2

Monday, June 13, 2005 at 18:07:58 mdt
Name: Diana Hsieh
URL: http://www.dianahsieh.com/blog

GCS: I saw a bit of that movie, then TiVo'ed it for later watching, as it looked fantastic. I had to delete it for space considerations at some point. Thanks for the recommendation, as that reminds me that I need to record it again! (Yeah!)



Comment #3

Monday, June 13, 2005 at 21:38:34 mdt
Name: Fred Weiss
URL: http://www.papertig.com

In regard to GCS's recommendation of "Something the Lord Made", Diana said, "I saw a bit of that movie, then TiVo'ed it for later watching, as it looked fantastic. I had to delete it for space considerations at some point. Thanks for the recommendation, as that reminds me that I need to record it again! (Yeah!)"

I'll second that recommendation. In fact, I've already seen it twice, which is something I rarely do except for exceptional films.

Btw, in regard to Tivo, I don't know which service you have, but if you have DirecTV they now have a Tivo/DVR which offers 70 hours of recording capacity. If you have the budget for it there is also a service (an outfit called Weaknees) which can upgrade that to 500+ hours. I just sent them one of my Tivo/DVR's for that upgrading and it's on its way back to me. I can't wait because like you I'm constantly bumping up against the recording limits. It is an application of Weiss's Theorem: space will be filleth (no matter it seems how much of it you have). I think it may be a corollary of "nature abhors a vacuum" which seems to apply as much to drawers, attics, garages...and Tivos...as it does in the physical world.



Comment #4

Tuesday, June 14, 2005 at 0:12:57 mdt
Name: Diana Hsieh
URL: http://www.dianahsieh.com/blog

Fred, we have the DirecTV/TiVo combo unit, but ours is over four years old now, so it only has 35 (!) hours of recording time. I'll definitely look into Weaknees, as extra space would be lovely!



Comment #5

Tuesday, June 14, 2005 at 7:45:08 mdt
Name: Fred Weiss
URL: http://www.papertig.com

Diana,

I also have a 35 hr. unit which was all they had when I got DirecTV last year. That's the unit I sent to Weaknees and I am waiting to get back. Why don't you wait a bit and I'll let you know how it works out.

In the meantime, here's their website:

<http://www.weaknees.com/>

Btw, you might note that they now have HD (high definition) DVR's. I've decided to hold off on that for a bit. First because I understand that DirecTV is about to explode big time in the coming months with HD offerings based on a new satellite they just launched. Also I'm pretty pleased with the hi-res picture I get now. Do I need to see even the smallest wrinkles on faces? :-)



Comment #6

Tuesday, June 14, 2005 at 10:59:10 mdt
Name: Diana Hsieh
URL: http://www.dianahsieh.com/blog

Fred, I get high definition television (relatively speaking) just by wearing my glasses! :-) We aren't likely to switch to HDTV anytime soon; it wouldn't be worth the expense.

And I did already find the weaknees website, bookmark the page for our unit, etc. :-) I think that I might order the single 160gb hard drive replacement. (I think that I only have a single drive, but I'll have to check.) I'll want to check with Paul first though. (So... Hey Mr Woo, can we get it? <http://www.weaknees.com/tivo_sony_sat_t60.php>)



Comment #7

Thursday, October 4, 2007 at 6:35:26 mdt
Name: Nathan Hawk
URL: http://www.satellitesweeper.com

Has anyone else heard that Comcast HD is clearer than satellite? I think its true..If anyone likes to improve their TivO or DVR performance I posted a list of tips or hacks on my site: <http://www.satellitesweeper.com/hacking-tivo-and-dvr.htm>