[mythtv-users] A terrifying patent sparks a new idea
beww at beww.org
Mon May 8 18:28:51 EDT 2006
On May 8, 2006, at 4:12 PM, Rudy Zijlstra wrote:
> Richard Bronosky wrote:
>> I've had a crazy week. (I'll describe this later) But it has caused
>> me to have a lot of off the wall thoughts. I am (believe it or not)
>> only posting a select few of them here.
>> This weekend I decided I was in the market for a video camera. While
>> researching I stumbled on this article: (Specifically the part about
>> "The advert enforcer")
It's really nothing different from the UOPs that prevent your fast-
forwarding through the FBI warning etc. I don't know why it is such a
big deal all of a sudden, publicity I guess.
If the program source transmits data that the playback device pays
attention to just about anything like this is possible:
Insert 25-cents to skip this commercial ?? Only show the ice-melt
commercial if it is snowing in your area at the time ?? Only show the
Pampers commercial if your household has young children ?? Show the
Accu-Check spot if you are known to have diabetes ?? Only show the
beer commercial if you are over 21 ?? Only show the Jeep commercial
if you have a valid driver's license ?? Only show the Microsoft
commercial if you are know to have a mental disability ??
Just about anything is possible.
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