Dammit, I just found out that TiVo has released version 2.0.1 of its operating system, but I haven’t received it yet. They claim that, due to its size, the upgrade is being rolled out slowly; everyone will have it “sometime in March or April.” I want it now!

The Washington Post technical section has a decent article on the successful efforts to hack TiVo and ReplayTV boxes. I couldn’t be happier with my 110-hour TiVo — I rarely watch live TV anymore.

I don’t know about you guys, but I sure as hell want a three-dimensional printer.

Salon now has their recap for this week’s Survivor II episode, the one where Mike fell into a fire, burned the crap out of his hands and face, and had to be evacuated out of the camp by medics; it’s funny that the only episode I’ve watched is the medical one. (Also, thanks to Dan for explaining what the anesthetic inhaler was that the medics gave Mike — we don’t have anything like that here in the U.S., so I had no clue what it was.)

For the scary statistic of the day, the number of heart attacks in people aged 15 to 34 rose 10% during the 1990s. Cardiologists blame increasing rates of obesity, smoking, and cocaine use.