- Fred Stiening said Nothing that dramatic. I just use PCs so little, it sat on my table here in the apartment for 6 months, not plugged in. With the divorce, I am going to need the ability to fax and scan documents. T...
- TheChairman said Hi Fred, hope you're both doing well. So which version of Windows did you install to revive the machine? Or did you put Fedora on it? I'm curious because several YouTube channels are peddl...
- Fred Stiening said I finally got around to making my Windows machine functional again. Some of you may remember that for a time I was actually running the website from the condominium I used to live in. I think I succes...
- TheChairman said Hey Parrott: a belated Happy 2020 to you, Fred, and the other SRG loyalists. The web has indeed been transformed from uncensored free-enterprise for everyone, to accommodating the big 4 (aptly called...
- Parrott said well I guess it was bound to happen. End of an era, 'the polls' LOL. They were great. Ilhan Omar (D) MN, also known as 'ball of hate', would have been great for the Polls...
- prboylan said Thank you! Even though I'm too busy to regularly contribute, I enjoy dropping by from time to time to see what has caught your attention to write about. Best wishes for 2020, -Phil (thankfully...
- Fred Stiening said Bob Pittman (AOL / Clear Channel) began his radio career at an early age, by firing Don Imus at WNBC https://www.nytimes.com/1977/08/19/archives/new-jersey-weekly-wnbc-radio-shifts-cast-and-policy.htm...
- Fred Stiening said The blog is still reachable for those already here
- TheChairman said We had the good fortune to hear the last few years of Don Imus' shows before his retirement and emotional sign-off in 2018. Never heard any of his shows prior to 2015, so I don't know how m...
- TheChairman said First thing I did was turn off all location services and mic/camera app access, to the extent possible… covered the 'selfie' cam. I intend to jailbreak the phone if we keep it.
- Fred Stiening said Make sure the camera app has location services disabled, but in the end it is still just software.
- RebelSansClue said Don Imus has died at the age of 79. He entertained 2 generations of my family. Sad that he's passed less than 2 years into retirement, but he lived a full life. I'm sure Howard Stern will ha...
- TheChairman said Merry Christmas to you Parrot, and to Fred and the rest of the SRG clan!
- TheChairman said I took a look at AdNauseum. We don't really use any smartphone apps, per se… mostly phone calls, texting, and some media streams. Both of us are professionals working from home. We'd...
- Parrott said I loath these regulations on the interwebs. Who is watching the so called darkweb? are they doing tracking cookies? yeah I see those email messages in my companies corporate support email to h...
- CC1s121LrBGT said Check out AdNausem -https://github.com/dhowe/AdNauseam/wiki/FAQ It does block some ads, but for many it requests the ad from the site and then renders it as "invisible" in your browser so...
- CC1s121LrBGT said Many / most / nearly all apps want permission to copy your Contacts. Others demand access to your photos. Still others have been found by Google and Apple to be copying data for which they did not as...
- TheChairman said One of the tactics I use –to view sites which protest my usage of AdBlocker– is to continually hit 'reload' and then quickly hit 'stop' to halt the loading of the scrip...
- Fred Stiening said I do not know if it is targeted harassment because of the new blog name, or a more general escalation by hackers (possibly government entities), but for the past month, I have probably received 10 att...
- Fred Stiening said The "web" evolved far away from the original intent. The notion that devices decide formatting based on their abilities was replaced by people wanting to do phototypesetting, where the serve...
- TheChairman said Oh, where to begin? I could go in 10 different directions on the issue. Tim Berners Lee is 10-15 years late with his manifesto to fix the web. The fact that Google's parent company is named &...
- Fred Stiening said Then you get into the nuances of putting a percentage on overlap – is it population or square miles or ad revenue? Government handouts always have strings. Contrary to the Chamber of Commerc...
- TheChairman said Apparently, the FCC refers to it as their 'Duplicative Programming' rule: no more than 25% duplicate content for stations with more than 50% contour overlap. To me, this is different (more...
- Fred Stiening said The FCC is considering changes to an existing ru!e (or more likely ending it) that limits the number of hours per day of a simulcast broadcast by two or more stations in the same market owned by the s...
- Fred Stiening said Post bankruptcy iHeartMedia is headed to Nashville, at least part of it https://www.tennessean.com/story/money/2019/12/02/iheartmedia-chooses-nashville-second-headquarters/2586162001/
- TheChairman said Yes, from Tulsa to west of OKC we noticed 4 or 5 stations were simultaneously broadcasting the same content.
- Fred Stiening said Thank you for the report. Out in Oklahoma, some entity went around taking over several dozen unviable small town stations and organized them under the banner of the Gospel Station Network, simulcastin...
- Fred Stiening said Here is the Libertarian free market 5ake from Reason https://reason.com/2019/11/30/the-nations-biggest-dairy-is-failing-despite-relentless-government-intervention/ FYI, Dean's is not in the cheese...
- TheChairman said Along those lines, here is my informal AM radio survey along some of the Interstates & US highways, during our seasonal migration from MI to AZ: Michigan: AM is nearly extinct, perhaps a faith or...
- CC1s121LrBGT said It's always surprising to me when Republicans unite to take money from the people and give it to the entertainment industry that gives almost exclusively to their opposition and comes out public...
- Fred Stiening said This might be the final nail in Music Radio https://variety.com/2019/biz/news/congress-am-fm-act-copyright-law-terrestrial-radio-1203412412/#article-comments It used to be that radio labels would prov...
- CC1s121LrBGT said > " If the democrat socialists gain total control, your 'social-credit' may affect your food options, increase your pricing, or delivery might be halted altogether. " These demo...
- Fred Stiening said The first line of protection is the bagging area is a scale – so each item scanned has a known weight that should match what is being scanned. Some clever people figured out Amazon does not imme...
- CC1s121LrBGT said I've read that there is already a discount for self-checkout. The old "five finger discount" where items are bagged without being scanned or a code for a lower priced produce item is ma...
- TheChairman said Yes, that's true for a few, but most of us still shop in a local store. On that note, I think customers should get a discount for self-checkout & bagging (no cashier). Neither myself nor my...
- Fred Stiening said With grocery pickup and delivery, the arrangement of the store no longer matters. In fact, 5 years from now, there may no longer be a need for a building. Wide aisles, lighted vertical display case...
- TheChairman said Perhaps the low price is a Walmart 'loss leader' to get people in the store. As with most (US) grocery chains, it is purposely located at the rear of the store. My wife drinks a lot of milk...
- Fred Stiening said How can my Walmart afford to sell regular milk at $0.58 a half gallon? Even at Aldi's, the price is $1.69 This week, Dean Foods declared bankruptcy. https://www.nbc15.com/content/news/Expert-we...
- Fred Stiening said Jack Ryan Season Two is out for Amazon Prime customers I doubt Tom Clancy would be happy, but he is dead, so that is that. I remember reading that the filming was going to occur in Venezuela on locati...
- Fred Stiening said Second post
- Fred Stiening said First post!
- CC1s121LrBGT said Halloween over, Thanksgiving coming very soon. Don't say "Happy Turkey Day" to these folks, it may "trigger" them. They are already looking for a "safe space". 😉 ht...
- CC1s121LrBGT said What you say is true. I would argue that there is little demand for it in crowded markets as well- the world is moving to internet streaming. From a technical perspective, however, Digital Audio Broa...
- CC1s121LrBGT said What is the revenue and is it enough to pay for leasing transmitter, paying for the associated property taxes and electricity?
- Fred Stiening said DAB is an FM only technology. Much of medium wave AM has been turned off around the world. AM stations have already been offered FM translator licenses for free. This proposal is only of value in...
- Fred Stiening said Since there is no original programming on the non-profit owned stations and no studio to maintain and no office staff to pay, how is it possible to lose money?
- CC1s121LrBGT said Decades overdue… but still behind Europe where broadcasters broadcast a group of digital signals as a package – like cable TV or Sirius XM radio does. Much more efficient that way. This i...
- Fred Stiening said The FCC is seriously looking at allowing AM stations to go "all digital" which would allow FM quality sound on AM. Most new cars are compatible already with all digital AM, but that transist...
- CC1s121LrBGT said Clear ISIL! Trump must have heard the nonstop ads for it on Music Radio 77, WABC back in the 1960s!
- CC1s121LrBGT said Detroit? "Go to California, where the World is Your Toilet"
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Parrot wanted to pass along this news story http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/john-mcafee-massive-ddos-attack-internet-was-smartphone-botnet-popular-app-1532993 Copyright laws preclude publishing an entire article. John McAfee has no actual proof and no longer is affiliated with the antivirus software company, but you can take his theory to the … Continue reading
Maybe the FCC has saved AM radio, but nothing will save desktop computers. The just released metrics from Nielsen’s Triton digital is that 73.8% of all streaming is now done from mobile devices, mostly iDevices and Android.
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