Windows Media Center How To’s

Some have asked me how to work with the fantastic Media Center in Vista and its ‘father’ WinXP Media Center Edition.
There are other ‘open source or freeware’ apps and plenty of quality ones to purchase available to do what Media Center does, but I have used most of them and they don’t compare with the Vista (or WinXP) Media Center.
Some example of the other application Myth TV, Media Portal, Beyond TV, Sage TV, and XBMC to name a few of the quality ones I’ve used (use).
If you don’t have Vista, or WindowsXP Media edition some of the freeware applications can do a very good job and some of the retail applications will too.
You can even use a media center PC to save money by kissing cable or satallite goodbye! (see below)
Well, anyways here are some great links that will help more than I can with a a simple email response.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/help-how-to.aspx

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-media-center/get-started-on-windows-vista.aspx

some other good stuff:
http://lifehacker.com/298408/turn-your-windows-pc-into-a-media-center-powerhouse-on-the-cheap

http://lifehacker.com/software/router/hack-attack-turn-your-60-router-into-a-600-router-178132.php

http://lifehacker.com/software/dvds/hack-attack-burn-almost-any-video-file-to-a-playable-dvd-232322.php

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/mediacenter/using/setup/default.mspx

And even more great resources:
42 keboard shortcuts for Media Center:
http://www.simplehelp.net/2008/06/18/42-keyboard-shortcuts-for-controlling-windows-media-center/

Review of media center apps:
http://lifehacker.com/5130610/hive-five-winner-for-best-dvr-app-windows-media-center

Saying goodby to cable and satallite tv using online services:
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-10125962-94.html?tag=newsLeadStoriesArea.1

http://lifehacker.com/5115183/ditch-satellite-tv-for-online-alternatives-and-save

Some of my favorite sites:
http://www.hulu.com/

http://www.fancast.com/

http://www.cbs.com/classics/

Must Watch Videos

Going back to my disdain for lies, deception and policies based on completely UN-SCIENTIFIC facts or principles.
Here is more stuff that should be watched by EVERYONE.
Mind you the language is adult and Pen & Teller use it to make their points. But if the language offends you than the ACTUAL FACTS they present should offend you MORE!

On recycling.
This is one of those things like the ‘man-made global warming’ religion that is being force fed to generations of kids. Mostly because we have not been told the truth.
Even after watching the following videos many will continue doing what they have been doing because -‘ it makes them feel good’. Whether it actually is good seems to be irrelevant to most people now days.

http://www.videosift.com/video/Penn-Teller-Bullshit-Recycling

Environmental Hysteria:
part 1:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=3InQzsLltHE

On PETA.
As anyone knows I am an animal lover. However these people are nuts!
If hooking a monkeys testicles to a car battery and shocking the crap out him could somehow extend the life or reduce the suffering of a HUMAN BEING than all I would say is, “red is positive and black is negative, have at!”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9ijLulwUTY

On World Peace:
http://video.aol.com/video-detail/penn-and-teller-world-peace-through-free-trade/3239135720

Global Warming, Really

I have such a disdain for lies and deception it borders on an obsession.
One of my biggest peeves is the absolute LIE of ‘man-made global warming’.
An entire generation of children have been literally indoctrinated with this ‘religion’ that is based on junk science!
This schtick has been used by the anti-capitalist to bludgeon the economies and bind the freedoms that have made the west the most advanced civilizations in humans short history on this planet.
Virtually every bit of legislation tied to the ‘green movement’ ONLY harms the developed nations of the west and does absolutely nothing to help the underdeveloped nations of the world.
The sole purpose of the ‘green movement’ is to monetarily penalize man’s economic and scientific advancement and redistribute the wealth of the world. In short to put control of freedoms and progress in the hands of an ‘elite’ few who ‘know what’s good for us’.
I know that the left’s hysteria can’t be bothered with actual facts but maybe we can help educate the young.
Here are some fantastic links to actual science.
A great video that should be played in all grade schools!:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3069943905833454241

Some other great links:

http://www.globalwarming.org/

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=57605

http://www.oism.org/pproject/s33p36.htm

A good site with lots of information:
http://junkscience.com/

Attack on Morality

Folks the war on morality has just reached a new high.
This is just the first salvo from the left and the new administration.
This provision calls for no monies to ANY institution that simply ‘allows’ worship or meetings that are of a religious nature’!! Whether or not they are actually sanctioned by the institution or not.
You can be assured that Planned Parenthood meetings would be exempt.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/02/04/conservative-groups-declare-obamas-stimulus-war-prayer/

And you wont believe this:
File under WTF!! Your tax dollars at work:
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId;=88097

The (NO) Fairness doctorine is comming

People, be very afraid!
For years the left has been looking for a way to silence their critics and they are approaching their goal!
Essentially what it boils down to is this;t the left wants total control of (all) the press.
Think of Pravda of the old Soviet Union.
Without the freedom of a free market media – essentially talk radio, the left can say and do what every they want with out being called to task.
The left has tried and failed at every opportunity to ‘sell’ it’s message (essentially lies, hyperbole and half-truths) many times and HAS ALWAYS FAILED!
Look at Air America Radio. It has never made money and only exists because of the support of ‘new world order’ socialists; primarily George Soros.
http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId;=88113

The ‘truth’ of who Obama stands up for – NOT US!

http://www.blogger.com/img/videoplayer.swf?videoUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fv1.nonxt2.googlevideo.com%2Fvideoplayback%3Fid%3Dd22dfdb242c38215%26itag%3D5%26begin%3D0%26len%3D86400000%26app%3Dblogger%26et%3Dplay%26el%3DEMBEDDED%26ip%3D0.0.0.0%26ipbits%3D0%26expire%3D1275592073%26sparams%3Did%252Citag%252Cip%252Cipbits%252Cexpire%26signature%3DF1ECF5DF58905A0CDCFBC7388170A0F042756B9.43F801B4F5BB70EDE9D9261B439215887C9E602B%26key%3Dck1&thumbnailUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fvideo.google.com%2FThumbnailServer2%3Fapp%3Dblogger%26contentid%3Dd22dfdb242c38215%26offsetms%3D5000%26itag%3Dw320%26sigh%3DPS6kRQDy5WAWxxOG2b-gwuZfAfw&messagesUrl=video.google.com%2FFlashUiStrings.xlb%3Fframe%3Dflashstrings%26hl%3Den&nogvlm=1
This is a short of Diane McDaniels, the mother of a Cole Bombing victim speaking out about her feelings on President Obama’s decision to stop the prosecutions of terrorists.
The legal move by the Hon. Susan J. Crawford upholds President Obama’s Guantanamo order to halt court proceedings at the Navy detention center in Cuba.
Seventeen sailors were killed and forty seven others were injured in the blast!
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/first100days/2009/02/05/sources-charges-dropped-uss-cole-bombing-suspect/

How can you get the irrational left to understand this when they will never see it on the new or hear on the radio?
Items like this are occurring all the time but the regular media and press won’t talk about it.
To the press terrorist are just ‘freedom fighters’, evil is just an alternative lifestyle or different culture, and where they honestly believe if you have no money and are in debt (read the U.S. economy) you should borrow more and spend even more! Even though this is exactly why we are in the financial crisis we are currently in!
www.nypost.com/seven/02062009/postopinion/editorials/come_on__o__bring_bacon___not_pork__153842.htm