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Finally I’ve accomplished to free myself from TV schedules, advertisments and all the other stuff that’s just not right anymore about commercial TV broadcasting. This post will outline which hard- & software is involved in my perfect TV setup, so you can attempt to rebuild it in your home.
So how did I chain it all together?
Firstly there is the iBook with?Catch pulling my subscribed TV shows from?showRSS. Whenever there is a new Release, Catch will download the torrent file and autostart it in Transmission. Then I have the 1TB drive connected via WiFi over Apple’s Timecapsule router and set up different groups in Transmission for each show (so they all have a defined save location). Whenever a file is finished downloading it will be transferred to the external drive in the show’s corresponding folder.
When I get home in the evening I can switch on the projector and the hacked AppleTV running Boxee and since I have “subscribed” all my shows in Boxee, it will tell me right on the start screen which new und unwatched episodes are available. Now I just have to select the show I want to watch. Ad-free, mostly in their english original language (and not the crappy, synced version in Austrian/German TV) and whenever I want.
I just watched an hour long documentary called “SPIN” by Brian Springer (read more details about it here). He set up numerous satellite dishes back in the 90ties to watch and record the satellite feeds that the big media companies used to deliver their material from the point where it was shot to their broadcasting headquarters. Those feeds are the unedited versions of the events they where covering and so Brian Springer could see and hear a lot of things that weren’t broadcasted later on national television.
This film basically shows us how characters are set up via media channels for the population to believe whatever those characters tell you on your TV. The events of the 1992 election draw a very dark picture about what was said in public and who and what really was behind the scenes.
And that was back in the 90ties just imagine how much more advanced media manipulation techniques are today judging from how far they already where ten years ago.
Seeing this really got me thinking about television in the US again. I’ve already written about another story concerning this matter a while back (Bush ???planted fake news stories on American TV???). How can all the people there sit still when they must know that they are being manipulated in such an obvious way. How can they not stand up and boycott this whole web of lies. Are US citizens really that lazy that they don’t care about the truth anymore because it is easier to dwell in a lie?
I can just suggest to everyone to watch this film, it’s a real eye opener. I found it on “Chaos TV” in the Podcast Directory of the iTunes Store. It is episode 74 of Chaos TV and the full name there is “CTV074 Spin”. Or watch it on Google Video.
So that’s my call to all people out there:
Stop watching TV!
Don’t just sit back and passively consume made up stories about how your surroundings should look like. Use the power you’ve got, use the Internet!
Go out and search for information yourself and please don’t use any of the big media companies for your research.