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- Fred Stiening said Having listened to the 2010 book talk at the CATO Institute, Halper was saying 8 years ago everything that Donald Trump believes about China. Trump should appoint him to an important policy position
- Fred Stiening said Countess loves spy stories. She asked me last night if Halper has ties to Henry Kissinger. Since much of his writing has been about China and he worked for Richard Nixon, it is inconceivable that he...
- CC1s121LrBGT said I see Hardy.
- TheChairman said Aural illusions.
- Fred Stiening said Childhood leukemia is apparently caused by parents keeping child isolated from challenges to its immune system, in combination with genetic predisposition https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-05-uk-sci...
- Fred Stiening said I hear “hammy”, but I have significant hearing loss. One of the tricks that more expensive hearing aids do (as demonstrated in the clip) is they take the high frequency channels and lower...
- CC1s121LrBGT said That’s true. It has become a fascinating focus of the internet. When I hear these speed alterations, I continue to hear only yanny. Actually, (I hear “yaMMy” rather than “yaNN...
- Fred Stiening said Little Rock, Arkansas
- Fred Stiening said 154,000 comments so far I bet there is a similar test you could make for Mandarin Chinese. An important aspect of tribal recognition is language artifacts heard by native speakers who learned how to...
- CC1s121LrBGT said May is the month that that “Yanny” versus “Laurel” hearing test went viral. Here is a serious summary (less than 3 minutes) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDiXQl7grPQ Here is...
- briand75 said Heck yes! Cattle futures – turn 20k into 30 million in no time. Dang – where do I get a deal like that? Fooey on casinos 🙂
- CC1s121LrBGT said Reminds me of the 1980s and the death of the evening newspaper. Everyone was upset that there would be only morning newspapers left…. Or more to the point with this blog, the 1970s concern of t...
- CC1s121LrBGT said Cattle futures, anyone? Lock her up!
- Fred Stiening said The End of Time has arrived. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/21/business/media/meredith-time-sports-illustrated-fortune-money.html
- Fred Stiening said A similar tactic would be to place two offsetting futures contracts and then your broker awards the winning contract to the bribee and the losing contract to the briber with the broker discretely hand...
- TheChairman said CC, you reminded me of a ‘marble shark’ I encountered in grade school. LOL! It was my earliest introduction to the realities of gambling. I lost some of my favorite marbles engaging in...
- CC1s121LrBGT said About 10 years ago, I learned that Americans are better than average at gambling and in particular much better than Chinese. The source of my information was the newly opened casinos in Macau, an off...
- TheChairman said The person I mention above began at Soaring Eagle Casino in Mt Pleasant, MI… As time progressed, the Detroit casinos opened and he realized those were a bit closer. Then he moved to Denver and...
- Fred Stiening said Another personal anecdote from about 20 years (countess knows all my stories already). Being 40ish and never married, I decided to risk meeting a woman I had met online to see if we might become a th...
- Fred Stiening said I enjoy the office football pools where the person running the thing indirectly assigns which squares are bought by the others. Given the non-random scoring system in football, some of the possible n...
- TheChairman said The same thing happened to someone in my family. It took a similar path, he got pulled into it after he retired… which is a primary target group of casinos located on indian reservations. Our co...
- Parrott said I have a couple relatives like that also Fred. They don’t know shite! Back in the crazy days when I was in college , I knew everything. I had a sports bookie. His name was ‘worm’ ....
- CC1s121LrBGT said Gambling is a bad thing but it can teach good lessons. I learned when I was about 12. I had known more about sports and sports statistics than anyone in my class. I started betting 25 ¢, 10 ¢ and some...
- Fred Stiening said Unfortunately, a close family relative fell for that. He starting playing poker online with make believe money, and thought he was a great poker player because he always won. Then he graduated to r...
- TheChairman said The Sporksbooks have been pushing and waiting in the wings for a long time (20 years), this decision all but assures their monopoly and keeps it ‘in the family’. When I consulted for ̵...
- CC1s121LrBGT said A decade or more ago, shortly after the Congress had passed that illegal law, the federal government arrested a British citizen who ran a Carribean based internet gambling site when he touched down in...
- CC1s121LrBGT said Paging Art Stone, Mr Art Stone to the white courtesy phone, please. ; ) A month ago, there was an outage affecting a number of Logitech Squeezebox Internet Radios. A few years ago, Logitech had left...
- TheChairman said First time I heard that word was when I was about 9 years old, from the movie: “Journey to the Far Side of the Sun” Nope, no bike (the new Indians seem better than Hogs)… but I do ha...
- Parrott said Killer ! ‘Doppleganger’ Thats a word you had to wait a long time to work into a sentence, I bet : ) awesome. Do you have a motorcycle, Chairman ? have a good one, Parrott
- CC1s121LrBGT said “will include two main studios, six podcast studios for WGN PLUS, a 650-square-foot performance studio, and a newsroom with video production suite for the station’s DATS content agency....
- CC1s121LrBGT said There is also a faux 5G that started late last year with T-Mobile and the LG V30- It gets almost 5G speeds by using many 4G data channels in parallel. There may be other carriers doing that with othe...
- Fred Stiening said Sirius and XM had the only two spectrum licenses sold by the FCC, so it would require a radically different model – plus increasingly they have the critical mass of installed radios in newer car...
- Fred Stiening said For those not following this, Tribune Entertainment is merging with Sinclair Broadcasting and WGN-AM is the only radio station Tribune owns. This probably has been in the works to move from the Trib...
- TheJerseyDevil said Fred, I didn’t look super hard to see if you already had this but I believe you and others would have some interest: https://www.allaccess.com/net-news/archive/story/176688/wgn-chicago-to-move-i...
- CC1s121LrBGT said I had had a subscription to SiriusXM for about 10 years but have switched to streaming and I am older too. SiriusXM is great if you like to switch stations often. It had not been as user-friendly to...
- briand75 said Of course, I am an older person, so maybe I am missing the streaming that millienials seem to love. Is that the future of “radio”?
- briand75 said It’s hard to see $20 Billion as anything other than a stifling amount of debt. I wonder when someone will see the advantage and profit in satellite radio and take on SiriusXM. Currently they hav...
- Fred Stiening said EMF (K-Love/Air1) is buying a commercial band FM station in Detroit (WPZR) for $12 million cash (plus a group of FM translators to keep the Black Gospel format alive). Maybe they should make a cash o...
- TheChairman said Parrot: I swear, we must be each other’s doppleganger –classic diesel trucks, Airstreams, model trains– I have that same Dell laptop, an M70 Precision (aka D630). Runs everything I...
- CC1s121LrBGT said This is the one, Parrott. If you squint hard, you can still see the bloody ketchup stains, even a Tide Pod won’t get them off.
- Parrott said ‘Boltneck’ Kerry needs to crawl back under his rock. No one asked him, If we want his opinion we’ll give it to him. Man he looks like he was hit in the face with Genghis Khans bo...
- Parrott said I am Logged in from my older Dell D630 running Ubuntu 14.4 something something something, It seems to work OKay Fred , best Parrott
- TheChairman said I was thinking more in terms of alternate uses in local markets. The old TV video signal was AM, but the audio was FM, so just pondering future usage scenarios other than audio or analog.
- CC1s121LrBGT said Good point about the radio and TV being government functions in most of the rest of the world… but that could be a counter argument to our more rapid adoption of digital TV than the rest of the...
- Fred Stiening said Not so amazing when you consider that much of the world considered radio and TV to be government functions. In a digital world where stations are multiplexed over a single stream, the entire notion of...
- CC1s121LrBGT said Some users say Log in Other users say Log on Lumberjacks: Login’
- CC1s121LrBGT said It is amazing that the US was able to shut down the old analog TV and replace it with digital when you consider there has been no movement with doing the same with radio in the US. We are way behind...
- Fred Stiening said A correction – it was S&P, not Moody’s Behind free registration https://www.standardandpoors.com/en_US/web/guest/article/-/view/type/HTML/id/2033501 April 30th was the due date for th...
- Fred Stiening said No – the entire FM band is only 20 MHz of spectrum and would not be available internationally. One unexpected cost of the TV spectrum sale is FM stations are demanding cash. The reason is that...
Monthly Archives: May 2018
So there is this curious thing about the New York Times and Washington Post leaking the information about the “spy” inside the Trump campaign, except not naming him. While not revealing his name, they listed so many details that it … Continue reading
As if America was not already overwhelmed with Spork betting, the Supreme Court has thrown the barn door wide open, voiding a law that limited spork betting to only Nevada. Supreme Court legalizes sports gambling nationwide States will have the … Continue reading
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John Malone’s Liberty Global has reached a deal with UK based Vodaphone to sell Liberty’s European Cable TV assets, which will net Liberty about €10 million, currently around $12 billion. Speculation is ramping up that Malone will follow up on … Continue reading
A man named Larry Wilson got into radio in the 1980s in Montana owning tiny stations. In 1990, he formed a company called Citadel. He continued buying up small failing radio owners at a bargain, hoping to turn them around … Continue reading
While there are a few semi-autonomous cities left in Mecklenburg County, the reality is that the County and Charlotte are close to unified. The city runs the police department, water and sewage and police, and the County runs the schools, … Continue reading
A few months ago, Countess and I went to Dunn, NC to visit my niece. The Apple iPhone decided that we should drive around the Western end of Fort Bragg, and were curious about why so much land near Fayetteville … Continue reading
Things are not as simple as they used to be
The news was reported first by the Boston Globe (which sits behind a paywall) https://nypost.com/2018/05/04/john-kerry-secretly-meeting-with-world-leaders-in-bid-to-save-iran-deal/ The framework was agreed to by the 5 permanent members of the UN Security Council and the EU. Any attempt to apply unilateral sanctions against … Continue reading