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The Tech Night Owl Live / The Tech Night Owl LIVE — March 25, 2017
« Last post by Gene Steinberg on March 24, 2017, 08:43:49 PM »
On this week’s all-star episode, we feature outspoken blogger and podcaster Kirk McElhearn, also known as Macworld’s “iTunes Guy.” Gene and Kirk briefly discuss the probe by French authorities into alleged emission faking by more and more car makers, the latest being Mercedes-Benz. Kirk describes the new features in iTunes 12.6 for Mac and Windows and some of the glitches he’s discovered that Apple needs to fix. The discussion moves to the modest March iPad refresh from Apple, and what might come next. There’s a brief debate between Gene and Kirk about the potential for the iPad as a productivity device. Gene says it could be better, while Kirk believes that power users should stick with their Macs.

You’ll also hear from columnist Jeff Gamet, Managing Editor for The Mac Observer. During a pop culture segment, Gene and Jeff discuss “Duets,” the musical episode of a TV super hero show, “The Flash.” Jeff makes a pitch for Apple users changing their passwords in light of recent hacking attempts, and he briefly describes 2-factor authentication. The discussion moves briefly to iTunes 12.6, the limits of the Apple TV, and on to the iPad refresh. Gene and Jeff focus on the possibilities for iPad productivity, especially being able to record and edit audio — and perhaps video — assets on Apple’s tablet. Does it make sense to enhance its capabilities, or should such tasks be left to a Mac or PC?
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The Paracast / The Paracast — March 26, 2017
« Last post by Gene Steinberg on March 24, 2017, 08:25:12 PM »
Gene and Chris present yet another subject we haven’t explored with John L. Steadman, author of “H.P. Lovecraft & the Black Magical Tradition,” which explores “the real black magickal organizations that use Lovecraft’s fictional constructs as a basis for their magickal workings; I argue that such constructs can be used in this manner and that the Lovecraftian entities are just as ontologically ‘real’ as traditional gods, goddesses and demons.” John L. Steadman is a scholar of H. P. Lovecraft and western occultism and has been a magickal practitioner for more than thirty years. He is currently a college English professor at Olivet College in Michigan. And, yes, he has had paranormal encounters over the years.
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The Alex Jones Show / Re: Obsessive Compulsive Interruption Disorder: OCID
« Last post by BraveNewWhirled on March 24, 2017, 10:44:43 AM »
I kept saying, "Alex! Why are you doing that?! Shut up Alex!".
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The Alex Jones Show / Re: Obsessive Compulsive Interruption Disorder: OCID
« Last post by SingleTax on March 24, 2017, 02:27:16 AM »
Alex's ego-driven OCID got so ridiculous on yesterday's show that he actually managed to anger Steve Pieczenik.

He also alienated many of his listeners, as evidenced by the youtube comments:



So I'm far from the only one who's disgusted by how rudely he treats his guests.
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The Tech Night Owl Live / The Tech Night Owl LIVE — March 18, 2017
« Last post by Gene Steinberg on March 17, 2017, 09:23:46 PM »
We feature the one and only CrackBerry Kevin (Kevin Michaluk), who was in the process of traveling throughout the U.S. and Canada hosting KeyOne meet-ups for diehard BlackBerry fans. The KeyOne is a long-awaited traditional BlackBerry smartphone with physical keys that runs the Android OS. Kevin will also present a detailed history of the BlackBerry, and where the original executive team went wrong in attempting to compete with the threat of the Apple iPhone. It’s a fascinating story of what might have been.

You’ll also hear from active author Joe Kissell, who will discuss one of his recent books, “Take Control of Your Digital Legacy.”  The will be a far-ranging discussion that starts with physical belongings that can be converted to digital format, including floppy disks, vinyl and tape media and photos. There will also be a lengthy discussion on preparing a digital will, and which assets can be transferred to your heirs. What about the music and movies you bought from iTunes and other online vendors? Will you be able to transfer the license to a family member, or will they be forced to rely on your username and password if they want to use these assets? Simple backup techniques will also be discussed, and Joe will explain some of the problems he’s encountered with MacOS Sierra.
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The Paracast / The Paracast — March 19, 2017
« Last post by Gene Steinberg on March 17, 2017, 08:56:42 PM »
Dr. Robert Davis, author of “The UFO Phenomenon: Should I Believe?” returns to The Paracast withan update from the Dr. Edgar Mitchell Foundation for Research into Extraterrestrial Encounters (FREE),” where over 4,000 experiencers have responded to a questionnaire about their encounters. You’ll also hear from Dr. Maree Batchelor, a psychic healer. According to Dr. Davis, “Maree was able to facilitate a life changing transformative awakening in me through a channeling session. Others who I referred to her have had similar positive psycho-spiritual outcomes (i.e., kundalini awakening, ascension, etc.). During this episode, Dr. Batchelor will be asked to demonstrate her healing abilities on Gene.
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The Alex Jones Show / Re: Obsessive Compulsive Interruption Disorder: OCID
« Last post by BraveNewWhirled on March 15, 2017, 10:38:21 AM »
Give us a hint before we visit this undescribed site.
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The Alex Jones Show / Re: Obsessive Compulsive Interruption Disorder: OCID
« Last post by SingleTax on March 14, 2017, 11:13:21 AM »
If allowed, most guests will trail off to a barely-audible nothingness.

Post all the lame-ass excuses you want. The point remains that it is not necessary to rudely and repeatedly interrupt a guest in mid-sentence when he's only 7 or 8 seconds into his answer in order to keep him from trailing off into "barely-audible nothingness."

I could post example after example after example of guests who were doing nothing of the sort and yet were still repeatedly interrupted (much to the annoyance of those of us who were actually interested in hearing what he had to say), and it wouldn't make a difference. You'd just keep on making excuses for Alex's OCID.

Like I said, to each his own. If you honestly think OCID makes for an "informative" interview, it doesn't get any better than Alex Jones.

Enjoy.
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The Alex Jones Show / Re: Obsessive Compulsive Interruption Disorder: OCID
« Last post by BraveNewWhirled on March 12, 2017, 07:33:44 PM »
If allowed, most guests will trail off to a barely-audible nothingness. That's why a good interviewer will keep lighting the fire under the guest, keeping the stream of consciousness alive. Hannity and Jones are both good at keeping it going and packing in as much pertinent info as possible.
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