How-To: Automatically download and convert TV for your iPod

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The good folks at Videora have recently released the Videora iPod Converter. Using this tool you can make almost any video iPod ready. They have a handy how-to for ripping and transcoding your own DVDs. Our goal is to automatically download TV using Bittorrent and convert it to an iPod friendly format saving ourselves $2.

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By popular demand: Please post your favorite TV torrent sites with RSS feeds in the comments. When I was putting the how-to together I was using Mininova.

[Tom]’s silly Skype hack to get out of meetings.

[DeeJay] posted instructions on his site for region unlocking a Philips DVP 3007/69 DVD player. He lucked out since it is the same method as a 3005.

Increase the signal strength of your iTrip. [chphilli]

[evan b] pointed out the Bluetooth vibrator. I hope for their sake they aren‘t using a default PIN. Makes me wonder if anyone ever built a vibrator with a MIDI interface. I should stop thinking out loud.

[Willb3rg] sent in a site that has been a favorite of mine purely for its recipe structure: Cooking for Engineers.

GEN H-4 Personal Helicopter Fly with all the grace of a dandelion caught in an updraft. Video

Cellphone Unix Terminal [weijie90]

[sprocket] continues to mod the roboraptor, adding tail tilt sensors this time.

How-to control stepper motors using a parallel port and some VB. [monkmo]

The tip line

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