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  • in reply to: Towers & Such 2019 #42915

    nosignalallnoise
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    They should have said “MAY need to rescan”. “WILL” is definite, “MAY” is speculative. The reason I say this is there are some receivers (Philips widescreens in particular, from personal experience) that automatically scan periodically, relieving the user from having to manually do it. There may be other makes/models that have this feature.

    Seems like nowadays it should be a standard feature in just about all receivers, by default. It certainly doesn’t cost more to manufacture than a strictly manual-scan device since it’s just lines of code in firmware.

    in reply to: New York's WBAI Shut Down #42838

    nosignalallnoise
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    Border collie. It was the Story of the Little Boy Who Cried Border Collie.

    There was an internal political soap opera unfolding in late 2000 and ending in early 2002 which started with Amy Goodman getting a “get out the word to vote” call from Bill Clinton, which turned into an almost hour-long (IIRC) hard-hitting interview. At one point she got scolded by Mr President for taking an “hostile and combatative (sic)” tone, which she had anything but. KPFA (again, IIRC) decided to have its own little in-drama around the same time involving a lockout. Pacifica fired BAI’s general manager and Amy Goodman, and the integrity of the foundation’s administration was brought into serious question.

    Review (if you have them) or download the 2000 and 2001 archives of “Off the Hook” because they covered it in considerable depth beginning to end.

    ftp://ftp.2600.org/pub/oth/

    FYI: I looked in the 2019 directory and the most recent broadcast was 25 September. That’s all, folks, looks like OFf the Hook’s finally been disconnected. After they milked everything they could out of the Kevin Mitnick thing and effectively ran out of material, TBH it really became unlistenable around 2008 or so.

    They did talk about the shitstorm on yesterday’s (WUSB) “Off the Wall”. ftp://ftp.2600.org/pub/otw/2019/off_the_wall__20191008.mp3

    in reply to: New York's WBAI Shut Down #42831

    nosignalallnoise
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    Whaddya want to bet that Emmanuel’s ages-old beg-a-thon joke of WBAI flipping to a commercial country format will eventually become reality?

    https://2600.com/print/35557
    LOCKOUT AT WBAI – “OFF THE HOOK” INDEFINITELY SUSPENDED – UPDATE

    On the morning of October 7, 2019, staffers at WBAI in New York were locked out and all programming suspended. According to the Pacifica Foundation (parent of WBAI), this was done due to “serious and persistent financial losses at WBAI.” This necessitated the foundation laying off all the staff.

    But, as with most things, it’s not quite that simple. For one, the implication that WBAI is responsible for all of Pacifica’s financial woes is simply not true. There has long been hostility towards WBAI from other members of the network who believe that too much money is being spent on New York rents and that selling the station’s valuable license could benefit the rest of the network. However, many of the problems WBAI has faced in recent years came about as a direct result of Pacifica actions. For instance, WBAI’s recent financial crisis caused by being locked into an exhorbitant transmitter lease to the Empire State Building only happened because Pacifica signed that lease. There are numerous other examples, but the point is that it’s inaccurate and unfair to blame one station for problems that the entire network is responsible for. We also question the wisdom of suspending all programming at the beginning of a month-long fund drive.

    So for now, “Off The Hook” is off the air. Yes, we can always do a podcast, but we’re a radio show and half the magic is reaching those people who aren’t on the net while also talking to those who are. We intend to fight to preserve that. We hope you join us.

    UPDATE: As of Tuesday, October 8, an injunction has been granted that allows WBAI to resume operations. We now expect “Off The Hook” to air in its normal timeslot this Wednesday. Stay tuned for further updates.

    Press release:
    https://2600.com/sites/default/files/news/2019_10_07%20Pacifica%20Release_0.jpg


    nosignalallnoise
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    Hey, you know I’m still running 98SE on my junked-together Northwood with 1GB RAM as my primary Doom II and audio machine. I slapped that monstrosity together about 15 years ago from components from neighbors and the Habitat for Humanity market since I was a broke-ass college kid desperate for anything sort of resembling computing power.

    There’s still that ’94 Packard Bell in the rack (the one that did Eudora duty) that still worked last time I had it on, but the battery in the Dallas RTC took a dump years ago so the time/date in the BIOS is all jacked up.

    Eudora had a pretty competent (auto-routing!) UUCP component. At least the version I used did (<s>pirated</s> acquired from my school library on 4 or 5, 1.2MB 5 1/4″ disks) but I think it was a customised distro with UUCP as a plugin or external program, or something. I don’t remember, it’s been too long. I don’t believe the default commercial distribution of Eudora supported it out-of-the-box.

    Around 1995ish as a geeky-ass fifth/sixth-grader, despite just about everybody supporting POP 3/IMAP/SMTP by that point, I thought UUCP was hot shit.

    Doesn’t seem like that long ago but it was.

    Did you ever get into AOHell back then? I remember all the hysteria about “hacking AOL accounts” and it being all “illegal” and all that BS. I never considered it “hacking” and never got into warez, but it was just stupid phun for a while. I didn’t have a very fulfilling life back then.

    in reply to: Sanders Artery Clogged 2 stents All Campaign Events Canceled #42766

    nosignalallnoise
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    MSM is very toxic.

    Yes, and its successor Outlook/Exchange wasn’t much better. Back in the day I was so glad when Eudora finally came around. Smaller, faster (especially on a 2 MB, 45 MHz 486DX) and wasn’t a component of the operating system so it (usually) didn’t take your entire computer down with it when it crashed. Of course, this being the Workgroups era, that last point was a tall order and 98.720875% of the time it would anyways just like everything else.

    (There, that ouhgta settle the little papal SOB.)

    in reply to: Let's talk about frogs. (Dedicated to nosignalallnoise). #42765

    nosignalallnoise
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    Dude. Your Berniecrat threads? You guys go at each other’s throats like my parents were in the months before their divorce! Only thing I thankfully haven’t seen yet is one of you two going off on a drunken rampage with a steak knife in hand and the other taking an aluminium Tefal pan to the back of your (general “you”) cranium to shut you up.

    in reply to: Let's talk about frogs. (Dedicated to nosignalallnoise). #42763

    nosignalallnoise
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    I was inspired to start this thread by nosignalallnoise, since he often drops into threads expressing his disgust at political discussions, and at times attempts to change the subject with the statement, “I like frogs.”

    I think for his sake he should simply ignore topics in which he has no interest. Those who are having the discussion are doing so of their own free will and his comments make him to appears to be a big party-pooper.

    But maybe this thread will help him, as well as those whose discussions he’s tempted to interrupt.

    Look asswipe, I don’t need your “help” with anything. You’re also the last one qualified to “help” anybody “tempted to interrupt” anything. As many times you’ve been booted over the years you have absolutely NO place calling other people out and coaching them on what you think somehow constitutes discourse.

    “Party pooper”? That’s a weak shot, even for you. First, since it obviously taxes your limited intellect, the point of my commentary is to defuse the ridiculous arguments that erupt between mising_kskd and vitalogy whenever the former starts in. They’re like a couple little preschoolers fighting in a playground sometimes. Second, you’re obviously not from around here if you don’t understand the “I like frogs” comment.

    You are such a fucking hypocrite that I am at a loss of further words to accurately describe you. Now please go jump off a building before you accidentally knock some poor chick up and fill the planet with your brain-dead spawn.

    The rest of your post is just your usual pointless airhead babble to fill up space and make it look like you have something worthwile to say, and doesn’t even warrant a response.

    in reply to: Sirius XM #42730

    nosignalallnoise
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    It may have lower dynamic range compression (audio companding; what you’re referring to), yes, but the pathetic-ass bitrates they use (data compression; what everybody else is referring to) in order to overpack and overcrowd their service defeat the entire purpose.

    I’m with cheesyduck. I find the synthetic high-frequency component generated at the receiver to make up for loss of it in the data stream, and all the general artifacting, migraine-inducing after about that long. Remember, I’m “that guy” who will listen to the mono 32 kHz 64 Kb Muzak MP2 streams off SES-3, on headphones for hours at a time sometimes, with little complaint.

    in reply to: Bernie's new campaign ad: "Fights For Us" #42727

    nosignalallnoise
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    Are you two little children as tired of having these pissing matches as everybody else is of seeing them?

    in reply to: Bernie Sanders News #42718

    nosignalallnoise
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    Oh for Pete’s sake. Get a room already, you two.

    Jesus fukin’ christ.


    nosignalallnoise
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    LOL @ F’n’Bacon thinking he’s the one to call anybody out for being “deeply flawed”!

    Hit the archives much?


    nosignalallnoise
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    I like dogs.


    nosignalallnoise
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    “, or”?

    in reply to: Should the US buy Greenland? #42577

    nosignalallnoise
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    Hey Andy Brown–

    Add another one to the roster:
    https://feedback.pdxradio.com/forums/users/texter/


    nosignalallnoise
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    I like frogs.

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