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$var
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posted 24 January 2006 12:41 PM      Profile for $var   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I really like this podcast.
Nora and Cathi have some of the most interesting topics that they dig up. It's the one I get most use out of for both personal interests and work ideas.

If you guys read this stuff, good work.


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Nora
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posted 25 January 2006 12:20 PM      Profile for Nora   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Hey, thanks! We really appreciate the feedback. Speaking of feedback, I was wondering what sorts of topics people get the most out of. Currently, we do a mix of stories on technology, social trends, style etc. Are there subject areas you'd like to see more/less of?

Cheers, Nora.


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Michelle
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posted 25 January 2006 08:19 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
It's one of my favorites too. I've got five top favorites that I can't choose between - the sniffer, Madge, Fox and the City, Eat This Hot Show, and Vegan Freak.

Love the sniffer because it's never ever boring. And that's really good when you've got an iPod shuffle, because you can't fast forward through the boring parts with it!

[ 25 January 2006: Message edited by: Michelle ]


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MondoBondo
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posted 08 February 2006 08:45 PM      Profile for MondoBondo     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Wow shucks. All of these compliments. Does anybody ever listen to the Viking Youth Power Hour? That's the second podcast I ever listened to. And Michelle you should check out Simulacrum at the foursevens collective. The guy is SO funny. I tend to like my podcasts funny and/or informational. (Well I do like nodcast too which is neither but it's still really good)

Okay so maybe funny is more important. I don't know. I also really like Inside the Net because I always learn something new about net culture. I guess her and Leo got turfed off some TV show in the states. I wonder what that's about?

Gotta make supper.


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MondoBondo
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posted 11 February 2006 04:14 PM      Profile for MondoBondo     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Helloooooooo. Is anybody out there? It's alone at the centre of the universe.
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'lance
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posted 12 February 2006 06:41 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
... I'm out here, MondoBondo -- check your PMs, won't you?
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scott
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posted 12 February 2006 08:03 PM      Profile for scott   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Originally posted by MondoBondo:
Okay so maybe funny is more important.

I like funny. You have to watch it though - one of the sniffers made me laugh so hard I almost fell off the top of a tall stepladder.


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MondoBondo
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posted 13 February 2006 04:40 PM      Profile for MondoBondo     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Be careful Scott. Say this is completely out of left field, but is this weird weather (Ontario) making anybody else tired? Or maybe I have ebola or something. I just suddenly got this *huge* wave of exhaustion and I've got Nora tonight for thesniffer! Maybe it'll be the snoring episode of thesniffer.

bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz


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Nora
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posted 16 February 2006 09:47 AM      Profile for Nora   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I think we get tired because we're spending too much time in hermetically sealed buildings in the winter. Or maybe you were just anticipating me boring you, Cath!
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Michelle
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posted 16 February 2006 09:53 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Originally posted by 'lance:
... I'm out here, MondoBondo -- check your PMs, won't you?

Heh. It occurs to me that Cathi might not know what a PM is on babble (or how to check them), being a relative newbie, and might have thought you were telling her to watch her PMS. Haha!


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Andrew P
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posted 16 February 2006 01:23 PM      Profile for Andrew P   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Loving the Podcasts! Still working my way through; I'll have to let you know my favorite later.

One itsy-bitsy little note about Episode 51...

It's gamma waves (see wikipedia:gamma wave), not gamma rays. One helps you achieve inner peace, the other kills you (see wikipedia:gamma rays). Minor technical detail.


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MondoBondo
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posted 16 February 2006 01:39 PM      Profile for MondoBondo     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Oh God! The embarrassment! First I didn't know what they were and now I've said the wrong thing. Thanks for the catch Andrew and keep us honest.


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MondoBondo
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posted 16 February 2006 01:42 PM      Profile for MondoBondo     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Hey Michelle! Regarding the PMS. What the sam hill is that anyway? Somebody (a cruel God methinks)decided to make me moderator.

help! SOS!


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Michelle
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posted 17 February 2006 07:53 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Heh. I think Audra made you moderator of this forum - or was it me?

Anyhow, all it means is that you can close threads when they get too long, and you can also edit people's posts if you want to go on a crazy power trip. Or even delete entire threads, if you edit the first post in the thread and then check the "delete post" box.

Seriously though. A "PM" is a "private message". You can find them by clicking on "My Profile" in the little menu under the babble logo. You will then find a list of private messages that only you and the person who sent them to you can read.

P.S. Now Nora's a moderator of this forum too. Try not to get too drunk on the power.

[ 17 February 2006: Message edited by: Michelle ]


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MondoBondo
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posted 19 February 2006 09:10 PM      Profile for MondoBondo     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Oh thank you Wizard of Podland. Now I possess more knowledge. I am drunk and spinning. Ahhhhhh Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!
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'lance
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posted 07 March 2006 08:55 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
If you get drunk on knowledge, what's the hangover like? Do you get indigestion of the brain, or just a really really bad headache?

OK: yesterday's episode. This business about the RIAA preventing copying of CDs, somehow. (How, by the way?) You guys say that's a US thing. But I heard, somewhere, that Sony was going to do that on its own accord. What's to stop big music companies doing this anyway?

Edit: Here's something from the Electronic Frontier Foundation about CD copy-protection software.

quote:
San Francisco - In response to an open letter written by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), SunnComm Technologies, Inc., has outlined what it has done and will do to address potential security problems caused by its MediaMax CD copy-protection software and to help protect against future vulnerabilities. Use of the software on CDs released by Sony BMG has received significant media attention, but many consumers are unaware that the software was also used by several independent music labels.

SunnComm says it will ensure that future versions of MediaMax will not install when the user declines the end user license agreement (EULA) that appears when a CD is first inserted in a computer CD or DVD drive. SunnComm has also agreed to include uninstallers in all versions of MediaMax software, to submit all future versions to an independent security-testing firm for review, and to release to the public the results of the independent security testing. SunnComm and EFF are discussing how to ensure that legitimate security researchers who have been, are, or will be working to identify security problems with MediaMax will not be accused of copyright violations under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

In January, SunnComm published a complete list of all music CDs that employ the MediaMax technology and sent a letter to the independent labels using MediaMax with information about a security vulnerability in MediaMax version 5. Music label Sony BMG has separately committed to addressing security concerns arising from CDs using MediaMax.


[ 07 March 2006: Message edited by: 'lance ]


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Nora
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posted 13 March 2006 08:16 AM      Profile for Nora   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
That's an interesting question...it may be legal in Canada (ie 'fair use') but what's to prevent record companies from doing this? Nothing, methinks, and in fact, some cds *are* coming out formatted so they can't be copied. I don't know why I didn't think of that. In fact, the most annoying thing is that sometimes the darned things are so 'protected', the actual cd won't even PLAY on a computer.
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Michelle
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posted 13 March 2006 08:33 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
If I bought a CD that wouldn't play on my computer, I'd take it back. My computer IS my stereo!
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Boom Boom
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posted 13 March 2006 08:53 AM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
After buying this computer, I discovered my headphones won't work with it. Apparently the CD headphone jacks ain't wired to anything.
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Mr. Magoo
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posted 13 March 2006 11:44 AM      Profile for Mr. Magoo   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
The headphone jack on your CD will only ever allow you to play CDs. Other sounds in your computer will be accessed by plugging your headphones or speakers into a similar jack on the sound card or motherboard, on the back of your computer. But the headphone jack ON your CD drive? Only for the CD.
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Boom Boom
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posted 13 March 2006 12:22 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Originally posted by Mr. Magoo:
But the headphone jack ON your CD drive? Only for the CD.

Yes, I know that, and that's all I want to use it for, but the headphone jacks on my two CD drives are not connected to anything. I put in a music CD, it plays through my speakers, but not my headphones. I called the techie who built my computer, and he verified the headphone jacks are useless because they're not hooked to anything. And I don't know how to hook them up.


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Boom Boom
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posted 13 March 2006 12:25 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
What really gets me about this techie is taht he said when he builds computers, he doesn't ever connect up the CD headphones jacks unless asked specifically to do that. He said he'd have to charge extra. What the hell???
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Mr. Magoo
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posted 13 March 2006 12:27 PM      Profile for Mr. Magoo   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
They should be internal. There should be no need to install them, anymore than you'd need to install the volume control or the button that makes the CD pop out.

The opposite is often true, though: the CD player does have to be hooked up to the sound card if you want to play a CD through the computer's speakers, and if it's not then the only way you can hear a CD is through, ironically, the headphone jack on the drive itself.


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gunnar gunnarson
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posted 21 March 2006 09:25 AM      Profile for gunnar gunnarson     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
True, but you can get speakers that'll plug into the headphone jack.
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Wayne MacPhail
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posted 27 April 2006 06:59 AM      Profile for Wayne MacPhail   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Cathi and Nora have found a new Internet home at the foursevens network.

We wish them and the sniffer all the best in their new locale. In order to keep getting the sniffer by subscription you'll have to resubscribe from their new home.

Thanks for the great shows Cathi and Nora!


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Michelle
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posted 27 April 2006 08:01 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Cathi and Nora, congratulations! I don't think I've heard of foursevens network before, but it looks interesting from my very short browse just now. Groovy!
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Nora
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posted 27 April 2006 09:42 AM      Profile for Nora   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Thanks for the good wishes! We're sad to be leaving RPN, but Cathi is going to continue to do her Reel Women column with Judy, and I'm hoping to contribute too in the future.

Four Sevens is new, Michelle, so it's not surprising you haven't heard of it. We'll continue to yak up the RPN, of course. Thanks to everyone for supporting us and please (pretty please?) subscribe to our new feed, http://feeds.feedburner.com/thesniffer


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Peech
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posted 27 April 2006 08:44 PM      Profile for Peech   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post
Great concept and idea. Looking forward to checking it out as I was a big fan of DNTO when Cathi and Nora were there. Congratulations!
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