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There is a way to edit your posts even after the edit period has “expired”. How and why is a closely guarded secret known only to an exclusive few even though “how” is hidden in plain sight right there in your web browser (hint: look at your URL bar) and isn’t terribly hard to figure out. Remember that this is WordPress so there is usually one loophole or another that you can exploit to get around nearly any UI “restriction” if you look for it.
That’s what true hacking is all about. Figuring out how to get around the established ways of the system to make it work the way YOU need it to, instead of manipulating yourself to fit the will of the system.
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15 years ago when I was still doing a lot of MW DXing (or even listening to broadcast radio) and only had analogue equipment I’d have had a real problem with this.
Now; yeah, whatever. It is what it is. So what.
Betcha the news has Leonard spinning circles in his grave, though!
It is all about image. He is a consumer of today’s tech where all that matters is “show”. Meanwhile, his country languishes.
0530-1330 GMT weekdays/0000-1330 GMT weekends
They probably left the CD with “Sir Duke” in the changer as filler so they wouldn’t end up with 2 disks of Christmas music plus an empty space until they found the third one.
I don’t know the exact time.
My mother reported hearing the flip around 1330 (2130 GMT) as she was out runing errands.
Still, isn’t Thursday in the early afternoon (on the half-hour, yet) an awfully strange time to do a format flip? Somebody somewhere didn’t program something right.
Started about a week and a half ago. Honestly it’s about a month too early.
IIRC, KKCompleteWasteland have flipped to christmas music this bloody early for ~10 years now, if not longer. This isn’t anything new.
Oh yeah, I mean, 5G is the devil. It’s going to make the Earth’s poles shift, the North American continent be flooded under 1000 feet of water (which will flow uphill, by the way) and bring democracy to North Korea! It’s a conspiracy, I tell you!!!
None of this tech is even available yet, but my mom’s RF-fearing, health-nut neighbor (one of my old school teachers and someone I’ve personally known for a VERY long time) has gotten herself all paranoid over the perceived health effects of this evil, insidious 5G and all the microwave towers that are supposedly going up all around the neighborhood even as we speak and putting “5G rays” (her term) into her house. She has a website that tells her the locations of all the cell phone towers, including ones that have so-called “5G Enhanced” or whatever they call it (i.e. 5G features being emulated on 4G service), but of course to her she just sees the abbreviations and assumes they are all the same thing.
I was at her place a couple hours ago to fix a broken telephone wall jack (ended up having to pull a new cable to the demarc) and every. single. fucking. topic. of discussion invariably cane back around to “well, this 5G is here now, what can I do to stop it? I don’t want these ‘5G rays’ in my house and body!!!” I eventually got so fed up with this crap that I finally said to her, “okay here’s what you do. Build a house in the middle of Death Valley, pack up and move out there! Do you get it? Will you stop now?”
Of course, this is the same person who refuses to have a flat-panel LCD anywhere near her where baby/toddler grandsons have access because of the X-ray emissions coming from the back of the “LCD tube” and affecting their brains’ development but thinks nothing of putting a 1-watt 2.4 GHz analog voice transmitter next to the head end of the crib and leaving it plugged in 24-and-7. Seriously.
On the other extreme, she’ll turn blind eyes to the 2-band 802-11 equipment that she’s been using every day for almost 10 years, or the 1.9 GHz Iphone and 15-year old 5 GHz VTECH digital spread spectrum cordless surgically attached to her ears. :rolleyes: :facepalm:
That’s another thing. Now she wants me to work out and design some sort of timer to automatically power her Commiecast DOCSIS box off overnight so it doesn’t emit “5G rays” while she sleeps (ideally without attracting the attention or ire of the cable company, or completely losing my patience, both of which are much easier said than done). (It’s one of those newer models that also has the “xfinitywifi” access point.)
Yeah, uh huh. Good luck with that. Not my responsibility.
Enough, both of you. It’s really getting old. Knock it off.
Now let’s jump forwards about four years, it’s now 2019 November 12. Just posting this for the record. As of last month it would appear the prediction about WBAI I made in April 2016, earlier in this thread, is now starting to come true.
As long as they continue transmitting from the (very expensive) Empire State Building they’ll keep sliding down the financial abyss they’re in until my 2016 prediction becomes reality in its entirety. I guess we’ll see what goes down come January 2020.
FM HD will only improve when analog is retired whether or not they go with the same architecture in the full mode or develop another method.
FM Ibiquity in the current form can actually sound very good if handled properly, meaning a single 96 (or whatever) Kb channel and no secondaries. Remember how KBOO sounded in Ib when they had it or KQAC before they started bit-starving it to add extra channels?
I cannot remember the name of the guy who kept complaining about KUFO and active rock being gone. What I do recall is that he posted some links to some political commentary videos that he had made, and he always appeared in a motorcycle jacket without a shirt underneath.
…And that’s what got him booted. It was found that he was monetising his Youtube posts and misusing this forum as a link-through to generate personal income. Not OK. Not going to mention his handle so as not to promo him any more than he’s done himself. You can find it easily enough if you go through the backlogs of IIRC late 2017 or early 2018.
That, and he was posting political opinions that went against the herd and people disagreed with, which as you know is absolutely frowned on in Portland. (Which is why I do it so much.)
I also recall he would get hardons over Burgerville’s nasty-ass petrified greasebombs they call “onion rings”, and Imagine Dragons.
THAT IS ENOUGH, YOU TWO!
Knock this crap off or you’ll both be reported to Dan.
Christ this is getting old. Agree to disagree and walk away like (presumably) mature adults and drop it already.
So last week’s “show”, if it can be so classified (it was actually just a panel discussion recorded at a restaurant in Brooklyn), appears to be the last. Nothing posted for this week. I guess it’s just as well, Off the Hook has gotten pretty long in the tooth.
Well, 31 years is a decent run. For a radio program that’s an eternity by today’s standards.