Last month this blog entry was quoted in the Guardian. This month, my Sky+ rant was quoted too. Obviously I’m grateful for these quotes and I’m pleased to be capturing the attention of the good folks at the Guardian.
Earlier today, I noticed an odd comment pass though my spam filter. It felt wrong. What it seemed to do was pick up the Guardian quote then pass the text through a language processor to arrive at the same text but with a few grammar and syntax changes.
I would normally delete the spam immediately, however I spotted some humour that I had to share. It’s worth skimming both versions and noting the differences yourself, however pay particular attention to what the word “dump” has been replaced with… This is a rare occurrence, I wouldn’t normally leave such a word in place for public consumption!
…we’re left with the questions “why?” and “what purpose does this serve?”
>> Whatever you may be thinking, I believe that I am entitled to record these episodes for a number of reasons.
Firstly, I don’t have time to watch them live – I have a day job, a wife and a kid, time is in short supply.
Secondly, the Sky+ hard drive is woefully small at 160GB, of which we get 80GB of personal space, whoopee (yes, I will be doing something about that later).
Thirdly, I am simply recording what I would have watched anyway, I’m not recording it to keep per se.
I’m happy to buy the DVD boxed set for that. And to be honest, Star Trek is *all* that I watch via Sky; all other programmes I could get via Freeview (if we had a decent signal where I live, moot point)…
I will of course be testing the COPY feature again this month.
However in the meantime, I have some 20+ episodes of Deep Space Nine to catch up on…and I can’t dump them to DVD as I have been doing most nights for the last 8-9 months.
Yes, I do have 100+ DVDs chock full of Star Trek to catch up on!
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