The Sna Jose Mercury news has this amazing Kafkaesque article in which they describe how it might possibly become a cirme to watch a program and skip watching the commercials.
Media spokesdroids are already using the verb "steal" to describe watching a recorded show without viewing the commercials. They're trying to make Congress pass ill-considered legislation to make it an actual crime. Time to contact your congresscritter.
I guess you've been living under a rock if you haven't already heard about this. But it shouldn't really surprise anybody. You can easily imagine him sitting around with his hollywood pals, the Thomasons, and cooking up the idea.
If it airs, it will be American culture at its finest.
A lot of readers get here by way of my FreeBSD screenshots page. If you are interested in FreeBSD (or *BSD), it's important to know that you can support the project by buying your install media, books, etc. from BSD mall. BSD Mall has taken over the project ownership from Wind River, which acquired it from Walnut Creek CD-ROM sometime ago.
The other thing I use this site for is as a persistent bookmark file that I can access from any browser. I build it for myself, but maybe you'd find it useful/interesting as well. The new linkage section has my portable bookmark file. I update it almost daily, even if I don't make updates to the main site.