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Leo Laporte
Live now: TWiT with @Veronica Belmont, @MollyWood, and Scott Johnson (@ExtraLife). Discuss here....
Hello - Kevin
So this is the right one? - Hector
yo! - Veronica
Great hosts today! - Dakota O'Neill
OOh fancy - Nick Young
hello - Mark
guten tag - Ryan
Molly: Awesome view! Jealousy ensues! - Holger Eilhard
INTENSE!! - Dakota O'Neill
<3 FriendFeed - Hector
Hello everyone! - Grant Gochnauer
Hello Hello - Stephen Heron
Looking forward to this, hi Leo, Molly and Veronica and Thndall - RALPH
Sup dug - Fee501st
Hi guys!! - Bo Stern
We love you! - Eric Boehs
Hello world. - Julie Bernstein
Howdy!!! - robby
hi! - patrick
hey guys! - Jeff McGovern
OK now we are just doing this on purpose - Hector
Molly has an awesome view - robert steburg
Hi Leo, Molly and Veronica! - David Rysz
oley how. - Denis Dervisevic
yeah, we are! - Jeff McGovern
holy cow oO - Dakota O'Neill
Holy?? - Bo Stern
I am speaking to you from Windows 7! - RALPH
Hello guys!! - Nolan Alston
excellent - denis evans
hello - TheGhost
Hello - Paulette
Molly looks great outside. Sorry Dane> - maurice jamison
Hi Everyone. :) - John Lyons
Hai giez! - x5315
Hello - Adam
Nice view - russellcoleman
Holly how! - Fee501st
Molly is frozen - Gary Kostrivas
Molly froze - Ryan
hi from Puerto Rico! - Luis
Hi!!!!!! - Stephen Pickering
cow - Mike Beahm
Molly: Raising the class level a bit with the wine and fancy view... - Ross Duggan
frozen. - Dakota O'Neill
The frozen molly wood - Eric Boehs
Goeiedag! - Willem (@wim66) ☠
Very nice house Molly!!! - denis evans
Moooh!!! - Bo Stern
in tents! - jccalhoun
Leo, you should include the pre- and post-show banter on the MP3! - nick
Wholly How - Jim Bednarz
Great show - Craig Shipp
molly! we love your humor on CNET Mailbag! you rock! - Stephen Styffe
Frozen Molly is frozen... - Holger Eilhard
Hello everyone - Richard
Hello everyone - Benjamin
she froze before as well. - Denis Dervisevic
I think we might break Friendfeed :) - Grant Gochnauer
Bestest TWiT Panel evar! - John Brazel
Leo knows so well that I was like how do I get the comments by themselves and then he said click the time stamp! Woo Leo! First time listening to the live feed - I'm only here because I am such a fan of Molly of Veronica! Yay for Buzz report & Qore! - Jonathan Day
Wouldn't there be an audio issue if it was a wifi issue? - Ryan
ok these comments are crazy fast. - Denis Dervisevic
Hey, what does this button do? - Masterwabbit
Molly was frozen inside too - russellcoleman
Friendfeed is strong, it will not break. I hope. - Nolan Alston
Hi from Vegas! Leo, thanks for the studio tour earlier, great idea. - J.F. Brissette
Molly is rebooting herself. - denis evans
this is both cool and a bit weird! - Mike Paschall
Molly is just practicing her Han Solo - Nathan Dyer
TWiT is More Gooder!! - Guy Dossett
Hi Leo, I'm all set up. Skype me up? - Hector
hi everyone from ohio - Thomas Tuy
Forget the tech guy show, just say "Reboot" when anyone calls and hang up - Nick Young
Michigander here - Paulette
Hi from sweden. - Denis Dervisevic
IRC is better than FF!! - Andrew Euell
Howdy from the great state of Texas - Cockpit Geek
Hello to Ryan Block - Gary Kostrivas
Loved the tour earlier too. - David Schmidt
Great? :p - Mark
An awesome panel yet again. I won't be able to watch because I'm on public library Wi-Fi, but I look forward to downloading the MP3 tomorrow. Have fun everyone! - Eric Geller
who just walked in behind Veronica? - J.F. Brissette
Hey guys - Alex Sotirov
Hi all - Randy
hi everybody :D - Chris
hi everyone from East Texas - Emery Walker
hello from B'ham, AL - Nolan Alston
hello - Victor Barriga
What is the room for Twit News feed - Ken O'Kelly
First post! ....Oh too late! OK hundreth post! - Ben
just signed up.... wow its an art to keep up in here - Max Palumbo
with IRC the conversation isn't persistent - Ryan
Scott - we love app slappy - Jon Albright
Hello from Trinidad and Tobago - Kevin Ramcharan
I used to live near Bath England, which named because of the Roman Baths there - Nick Young
Hi from Monterrey, Mexico - Eduardo
Too bad friend feed doesn't auto scroll - Eric Boehs
Not yet. - Denis Dervisevic
This is awesome! - Tom Stiles - min
Hi from The Netherlands. - Willem (@wim66) ☠
nice breeze - Dakota O'Neill
wind rufflin - Denis Dervisevic
@ericboehs I know right? I find if you're typing away in the comment box it will scroll for you. - Jonathan Day
J.F. Brissette - That's Ryan Block. Google him. - Robert
Molly is back! yeah! - Stephen Styffe
Boom and it's on. - Denis Dervisevic
Thanks Dakota - Ken O'Kelly
Innies vrs outties - John Brazel
ipone - min
Hello from Canberra, Australia 8.25am Monday morning! - denis evans
ipwn ftw - Dakota O'Neill
You guys are agreat! - Craig Meyer
Love AppSlappy - Ben
Weird little sister nobody ever had :) - Dakota O'Neill
Veronica looks extra pretty today. - Aaron Coe
Greetings - JT Ray
Yay Veronica! I want her to be my best friend - even though I'm alliance. Meh, we could be the odd couple! - Jonathan Day
do mirror downloads leo. - Dakota O'Neill
Watching with @ramdomthoughts from the UK :-) - Jacqueline from iPhone
can i expand the comment to see more? - HeavenLike
veronica drunk ahaha - Dakota O'Neill
how are you watching on the iPhone?? - Aaron Coe
the bullet bourbon was 2/3 full only last week - paulie 2.0
Its not as good as woodford reserve Leo.. - James Watt
licquored up, molly style - min
She rules them hills with an iron fist! - Jonathan Day
Take it easy Molly! - Joe Gilbert
Hello all! - Jo An
Georgia, Russia - Dakota O'Neill
twitter was down? thought thats normal - min
I'm looking forward to the "Molly's Giving up on iPhone" rant. I'm sure it'll be a good one. - Jonathan Day
Meanwhile.... in stately Wood Manor - ZillaFan
Molly ditched the iPhone. - T C Sandford
well look at the size comparison of twitter, to facebook, youtube, google, livejournal - Dakota O'Neill
Hi, from Rochester , NY - harry burgos
boxee here too on ATV - Danny Whitt
fb is bigger than fb, and they came back on sooner - min
sheesh, twitter - min
we want Veronica - Mark
hey Jacqueline, what are you using to watch TWiT on your iPhone? - Aaron Coe
Dont rely on Twitter for your main news source - Greg
Where can we found this Forecast thing? - Chris Gilmore
I don't think twitter is strong enough yet, it may be very popular like other websites but it is not as stable as the others. - Jonathan Day
is twitter so important? - EvilMonkey
Not to sound like a commercial for Windows 7, but watching Leo on full screen with IE 7, pretty nice. For those that are Windows Users, you have something to look forward too, and I m running intensive gaming apps at once! - RALPH
Federated twitter.... use - Ryan
In soviet Russia Google Searches you - Fee501st
We love Leo - Mark from iPhone
it's ok, it's russian govt support attack so it's legit - min
Think this was a wake up call for some people regarding Twitter and their dependence on it - Greg
Yea, Win 7 - T C Sandford
evilmonkey how many millions before it's considered "important"? - Preternat (Ken Cadby)
I can finally update Twitter from Firefox 3.5.2 again - Gary Kostrivas
I was in mid-tweet when twitter went down - Kevin Ramcharan
"Federated twitter" e.g. laconica is great in theory, but in practice it won't work unless Twitter approves, supports it, and collaborates - Ken Sheppardson
Gary I had no problem with any of the FFox 3.5.x updating twitter - Greg
Well the downtime shows how important people think it is... - Jonathan Day
Given Twitter's role in the Iranian elections, stuff like this is bound to be big news. - Garance Alistair
Why? It's just not that important. Come on! - Allyn Edmonds
What's Twitter? - David Rysz
lol my local news (Toronto) had it as their first story, ahead of the Tragedy on the Hudson. - Dakota O'Neill
I was down in Oklahoma but when I proxied to my california box I could get on twitter just fine. - Eric Boehs
'Cause the news is relying on Twitter for their sources - Carey Lumeng
Yea, it is important, its a great source of spam. - James Watt
more time to enjoy the view Molly - min
i was at work when all this was going on, i didnt miss it - Fee501st
Sure it is, I get a lot of news from Twitter now, more so than just browsing the web. - Nick Young
yeah leo, all that media tlalking about it - Preternat (Ken Cadby)
millions of what? - EvilMonkey
Twitter isn't important. It's a drug and "shiny new thing", but nothing more. - TeraDyne Azurepaw
Jon and Kate were also at the top of the news for a while. You can't infer importance from the fact that something's in the news. - Ken Sheppardson
I think that Molly is right on this - RALPH
Just like Charlton Heston in Omega Man - ZillaFan
How often does that happen...meaningful conversation? - Allyn Edmonds
I had a normal day .. twitter had no effect - Greg
Greg - for two days all I got was the spinning thing when I tried to update when using firefox - Gary Kostrivas
Friendfeed is better then twitter - Fee501st
Friendfeed is great! - RALPH
Last Twitterer on Earth - ZillaFan
Dvorak must be having a cow right now - Carey Lumeng
Friendfeed makes a good companion to twitter though, a good bridge I should think. - Jonathan Day
twitter, like a bad hollywood movie - decjr
Leo don't forget to mention Open Street Map - Jim Shaver
Teens don't use twitter ahaha, its funny because there are more grandparents on facebook! - Dakota O'Neill
Yeah. .we need Dvorak to comment on this... Probably why he didn't come on twit this week - Eric Boehs
people in irc are saying friendfeed is too complicated.. huh? - Greg
I think Twitter and Friendfeed have their own place - RALPH
Drovak, meh, move on - min
The media just like the sound of the word "Twitter". Twitter. - Ken Sheppardson
Twitter needs a dedicated fail whale server - Eric Boehs
Leo loves to hate and hates to love Twitter. - Aaron Coe
Father's who tweet to much and the daughters who block them. - Gary Kostrivas
Here we go!! - Jonathan Day
It may have something to do with the manner of comment and how to get it to work lol - RALPH
(repeatedly stunned) - Preternat (Ken Cadby)
no audible yet,,,commonnnnn - harry burgos
I guess I should check out FriendFeed more often. - Garance Alistair
ATT is bad everywhere - Andrew Leahey
living in a tree house :) - Dakota O'Neill
ATT can be a bit tough - RALPH
but they have more bars in mo places! - min
Can you guyz discuss the G1 ? - TalkToMeGuy
I'm a teen and use Twitter, my friends (in the UK) are starting to use it - Chris Gilmore
AT&T works fine in Oklahoma area... Great 3G coverage for such a low pop state - Eric Boehs
That's why I have an Android Phone instead of a IPhone. I don't like AT&T. - John Lyons
Chris Gilmore - same with me! - Dakota O'Neill
too many of you tech heads with iphones - EvilMonkey
sounds like we need to have a Global Twitter Support Group, now lets organize and use twitter to get the word out, LOL - Dave T
T-Mobile has crap 3G coverage - Eric Boehs
AT&T dies has soon has you enter a building here - Fee501st
I'd switch to go to a Google Cell Network - Mike
Exactly the same conversation we used to have 10 years ago RE dial-up providers. - Ken Sheppardson
I have not thought about T Mobile of being an alternative, but my AT&T here in Florida runs pretty good - RALPH
the terrorists are coming! - Dakota O'Neill
I wouldn't go back to Verizon. Each carrier has their own problems. I don't have any AT&T problems with my iPhone. - David Rysz
I get 80 kbps on Rogers.... If it is a concentration problem, how do they do it in Japan and Singapore - Jim Shaver
T-Mobile has great customer service but poor coverage service. - Dale Feinstein
I use T-Mobile G1 for my phone and back it up with an iPod Touch. - Gary Kostrivas
I couldn't be happier with my Palm Pre and Sprint these days, btw. - Ken Sheppardson
thats a ridiculous line, if you jail break your iphone the terrorists win. - mikemcmullan
Dale where are you ..? part of the country? - TalkToMeGuy
its unlocking, not jailbreaking for T-Mob - chris dowling
Nice straw leo :P - Eric Boehs
I'm looking at cell phones and going to be curious about how people feel about the MyTouch, since I refuse to go iPhone, though the Galaxy isn't far off... - Patrick Sullivan
Will there be a mass exodus from at&t when the iPhone ends up on Verizon? - Jim Bednarz
The Google/Apple FCC saga will end with the FCC stepping in saying allow the app. - Luis
Yep, until the day the Tablet is announced. Ohh, Ahh. - Mike
@TalktoMeGuy: I am in southern New Jersey (Ocean County). - Dale Feinstein
Yeah that tablet rumour is worrying me... - Jonathan Day
Apple is not consistent with approval process. - DesertWeather
Most of the people with iPhones I know have only a few apps and love it. GV isn't going to touch them - Carey Lumeng
Google Voice is Sweet ! I use it a Lot ! - TalkToMeGuy
The developer note published on Saturday says that “based on the current app submission, 96 percent of applications are being approved within 14 days.” - Eric Boehs
Google Voice is appealing to anybody who has more than one phone number of voicemail system, i.e. home and work. I think y'all are going just a *little* overboard with the "We only care because we're the tech elite" argument - Ken Sheppardson
virtual arm wrestle! - Dakota O'Neill
Beat her in wow - Fee501st
What is a Chumby?? - Julie Manweiler
Awh!! Chumby is so cute, yeah I want one too ladies, I want that very fancy alarm clock. - Jonathan Day
@aron Coe Watching TWIT on the Mac watching FriendFeed stream on iPhone - Jacqueline from iPhone
I like Apple, but I'm annoyed about Google-Voice getting blocked. I do know some people who really don't understand the point to Google Voice, and we can't explain it to them. - Garance Alistair
I use my N800 instead of the CHUMBY - RALPH
Rock paper scissors!! - Jonathan Day
Whats #1? - Fee501st
Bing! - Jim Bednarz
myspace had a moment? - Dakota O'Neill
Myspace peaked about 1988 - Jim Shaver
Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Facebook - Ken Sheppardson
Facebook is 6th in the US behind Google, yahoo, Microsoft, AOL, and the Fox Interactive properites - Ken Sheppardson
Alex - click on the time stamp and you get 1 webpage of just these comments! - Dakota O'Neill
Oh no Molly's gone!! - Jonathan Day
Long ago and far away - RALPH
Veronica won, molly is gone - Fee501st
I still greatly prefer MySpace over Facebook for tracking music. But I don't use MySpace for anything outside of music. - Garance Alistair
Stand-alone pop up for this thread - - Ken Sheppardson
once you get twitter you understand it! - Dakota O'Neill
thanks Ken Sheppardson - Jim Shaver
molly , get a better connection please - harry burgos
she's on wifi, she can't help it - Dakota O'Neill
I wonder what's average time spent on facebook - mikemcmullan
Molly makes me giggle like a little schoolgirl - like someone said titmouse up in here! - Jonathan Day
1 Billion googles - min
twitter is bigger then digg now, wow didn't know that - Dakota O'Neill
Google understands the nature of a distributed network infrastructure. My guess is Twitter... less. - Ken Sheppardson
bing will have them before the end ot the year, ha - EvilMonkey
Facebook is doing everything that wanted to do, except turned into a total ad agency. - Garance Alistair
Yeah, if you write a page about a topic, guess what... it pops up pretty high in the list of relevant articles for that topic. (i.e. wikipedia) - Ken Sheppardson
Plus Wikipedia often holds the answers to whatever you're searching google for. - Jonathan Day
The "same old thing" aspect of Google is why I use Yahoo and Bing... and dmoz. - TeraDyne Azurepaw
I took the Search Engine Blind Test and I picked Yahoo. - Gary Kostrivas
gotta go lookup hegemony - Jim Bednarz
People like finding info in a familiar format... Wikipedia gives them that - Jim Shaver
I think one side-effect of Google being so successful is that fewer people have their own web pages with links to sites. And those other links used to be one of the ways Google decided what pages should be on the first page. - Garance Alistair
Yes, if many people think an article is relevant... isn't it... you know... more likely to be relevant? - Ken Sheppardson
what's bing? - min
google has a twitter? - Scott H
oic - min
the blind search engine test is down. we crashed it - Dakota O'Neill
google is all about backlinks - Jörg Reinhardt
bing is microsoft's competing search engine. - Ronald Hahm
it was down before you said it leo. BTW I always pick google on the blind test thing. - Dakota O'Neill
do it in chrome - EvilMonkey
Wikipedia is so widely found because everyone links to it, because its cc - Jörg Reinhardt
You can do it in safari with glims - Ward Miller
"screw you" apple - Dakota O'Neill
Leo add Glims - Ward Miller
Understatement of the Week: Apple not exactly open - Jim Shaver
So anybody else have a Pre? :-) - Ken Sheppardson
what was the blind search URL ....? - TalkToMeGuy
Apple: Because pretty things are often painful. - TeraDyne Azurepaw
Like Club Fed - craig keenan
Bing on Safari? Install Inquisitor - Carlos Duarte
Molly is PC only - Fee501st
All Hail Linux the luxurious - Jim Shaver
oh dear - RALPH
Veronica - Dakota O'Neill
Wasn't it Alex on Macbreak that was putting forward the theory that there was orginally only one Steve, and that some strange time/space discontinuity split him into Woz and Jobs? - Ken Sheppardson - Mitch Boettcher
apple fail - EvilMonkey
Long Live LINUX! - RALPH
Apple knows we are talking about them - Jim Shaver
lol freaking sound engineer! - Dakota O'Neill
Sound engineer or Cylon - Gary Kostrivas
yea, tea inhalant - min
Dvorak - Jim Shaver
Can I mention his name? ;-) - Ken Sheppardson
No, not Dvorak - Ken Sheppardson
Adam Currey - Jim Shaver
curry - Jim Shaver
g gang episode.... - min
does his name rhyme with mvorak? - Jim Shaver
Dane Golden - Jim Shaver
i can't wait until html5 comes fully. i hate flash, your lagging on me leo :( - Dakota O'Neill
rhymes with Ganter - Jan Ole Peek
What min and Jan said. - Ken Sheppardson
I totally agree with Veronica. - Jonathan Day
Not allowing "targeted messaging" on Twitter seriously constrains the potential to commercialize the service. - Ken Sheppardson
I don't mind people who advertise "their stuff", but not an ad that someone is paying to insert their commercial in someone else's life. - Garance Alistair
Molly is grand! - James Larmore
This discussion is immediately following a GoToMeeting ad? Hm. - Ken Sheppardson
That is why Leo brought it up - Hector
Ah... I tuned out during the ad. ;-) - Ken Sheppardson
A big problem with spam ads is that they suck. They are not interesting or helpful. Compelling ads or products don't usually make spam. Just a thought. - Joel R
The line is most blurred on TWiT when it comes to Drobo on Macbreak and TWiP - Ken Sheppardson
Alex, Scott, etc. are all fans of the product, who are also paid to "evangelize", in a sense - Ken Sheppardson
You choose what twitter is for you, it can be about conversation with people who interest you or it can be following tonnes of random people. - Jonathan Day
All of us are on Twitter to advertise. - Ken Sheppardson
@Ken those are part of the PixelCorps though - Jim Shaver
I don't like the idea because somebody could make it look like an ad but it might actually be say a website with a virus. - Dakota O'Neill
Yes, Oprah is on twitter to advertise herself. But the people *FOLLOWING* Oprah are following her because they expect that. They want Oprah's ads. - Garance Alistair
it really depends on how often the ads come up - Daniel E. Renfer
Twitter will be history this time next year - Rick
did the first podcasts have adds? - EvilMonkey
no - Jim Shaver
Also, Twitter is the company which is spending all the money to make the service available, and these commercials are not financially helping Twitter. - Garance Alistair
Humans are inherently internally inconsistent and hypocritical, and we don't like it when other people do things we think it's OK to do ourselves. We all just need to learn to live with it and move on. ;-) - Ken Sheppardson
I love Molly Rants !! I finally lived long enough to hear bull crap and Oprah's name [brand] used in the same sentence !! - TalkToMeGuy
I am Mad about DIGG.COM's sponsored stories!!! I think that is just as messed up as ad tweets - Nick Young
I've been seeing a lot of twitter spam bots that have 4 random facts, and then one ad. I removed them - Daniel E. Renfer
What if the ads were personally selected by the person on twitter ? - Jason Cartwright
@Rick I agree, though I'd give it two years at the most - TeraDyne Azurepaw
It was years before podcasts had ads - Jim Shaver
as long as you put a mute tag in the tweet so I can mute it - min
facebooks ads are just dirty - Dakota O'Neill
Leo has difficulty seeing other point of view here. As for me, I just won't follow an ad dropper. So some people will drop ads, and others won't. What's the big debate about? - Preternat (Ken Cadby)
Just let the market decide. If their content isn't important enough to you, you stop following, if their content is important to you, you're gonna continue following even if they have ads - Stephen Pickering
Preternat: He's trying to reconcile his same basic reaction with the sponsorship system on TWiT - Ken Sheppardson
too many url shorteners... - decjr
bittercakes. ahaha cute. - Dakota O'Neill
URL shortening is a commodity with no marginal value. All the services will start to fall by the wayside, and it'll just become a feature of other sites and services. - Ken Sheppardson
Ken ok, but my point still is, how one person reconciles it can be different from others. His is not the only point of view. - Preternat (Ken Cadby)
I like moourl because it has a cute cow on it. - Jonathan Day
Preternat: I agree with you. - Ken Sheppardson
Twitter: we couldn't find a buisness model, so we're shutting down - Daniel E. Renfer
URL shortening is a short term arbitrage sort of opportunity. If you're building a business around it, you're doomed. - Ken Sheppardson had great stats too - Klaus Bach
Name the show: TWiT 207: Taste the bitter cakes - Fee501st
Bingo - Ken Sheppardson
TWiT 207: Taste the bitter cakes - Hector
To be fair, I have to add... I prefer his point of view. It's just not the only view. - Preternat (Ken Cadby)
Bitly is gonna build a nice business around it - Stephen Pickering
I agree and disagree, I follow certain people to advertise what they wrote or did not advertise someone elses product. I block people who only post ads, it's spam to me. I don't use twitter for ads, I use it more as an RSS in a way - Dave Hoffman / N3PRO from twhirl
Why can't Twitter automatically convert the shortened URLs to the actual URLs? - Dale Feinstein
He needs money for his podcast not Twitter, Twitter is free his cost to buy stuff to make his broadcast better isn't, so ads help to make back the money he spends to bring the program to us. - Jacob Chimilar from iPod has a Firefox plugin to preview - Nick Young
@Leo The security aspect might be a good topic for an episode of Security Now. - TeraDyne Azurepaw
another reason to go mac - min
Scott gets it. You have to trust the person posting the link. - Ken Sheppardson
Wow Leo is pissed - Hector
Adrian: First time listening? ;-) - Ken Sheppardson
Imagine. A Twitter conversation on "Twit Live". Who would have guessed? :-) - Garance Alistair
Don't interrupt the Leo! - Hector
He was more pissed that Coleen stole his passwords :D - Nick Young
Is Twitter reliable - Jim Shaver
Patents, copyright, trademark... all the intellectual property laws are fundamentally broken and not keeping up with technology. - Ken Sheppardson
reliable twitter aint - EvilMonkey
I invented the wheel. What's prior art? - Daniel E. Renfer
I invented Patent Oswalt - Gary Kostrivas
patent is a good business. It doesn't require a real product - min
Patents: For those who can't make money the honest way - TeraDyne Azurepaw
She should! She would be awesome, made to rant in a legal capacity. - Jonathan Day
Isn't patent law fundamentally unchanged since it was developed in Italy back in the 15th century? - Ken Sheppardson
This conversation would be very different if @acedtect & @therealdvorak were here - Mike
you have to be an engineer to be a patent lawyer, right ? - chris dowling
Going to law school to study patent law these days is equivalent to going into engineering to learn about buggy whip dynamics - Ken Sheppardson
patents try to increase innovation where there is none. We have plenty of innovation in the tech world and the current patent regime stifles it - Jim Shaver
It used to be that you could apprentice with an attorney for seven years, and that would allow you to sit for the Cal BAR in CA. Not anymore. You have to take classes at a law school now. You can, however, pass law school and call yourself a JD (Juris Doctorate). - shelter watch
Can't skip past the ad on the live stream can you? >_< - Jonathan Day
No, Jonathan, you can't. 'cause they sneak in content during the ad ;-) - Ken Sheppardson
if you stop the stream and come back in... say 20 mins - Jim Shaver
@Ken, Leo makes content out of the ads. He's just that good. - TeraDyne Azurepaw
He's certainly mastered the Paul Harvey ad format :-) - Ken Sheppardson
good day - min
I'm not taking that risk, there might some gems of content hidden in the ad in that case. That being said I might actually give Squarespace a try - need to sort out my blog. - Jonathan Day
There's an online law school (non-ABA approved) which allows you to sit for the BAR for $3K plus per year. There's another law school which meets only M-TH at night only for people who want to have a law degree for nonprofit type purposes (People's Law School or something like that). $5K plus per year. - shelter watch
First season of Caprica starts January 22, 2010 on SyFy - Ken Sheppardson
What about SANs Institute comments about Adobe - Rick
Caprica = two hour pilot + 18 one hour episodes - Ken Sheppardson
the zune hd video interface is on youtube, its sick! - Dakota O'Neill
Is Veronica a secret booze hound? This is not the squeaky clean VB image I'm used to! - Jonathan Day
BSG: When Pam wakes and finds Bobby the Cylon in the shower and the previous season was just a dream... I never saw that coming! - ZillaFan
Molly needs to get also get a PHD and get knighted so she she can be Sir Molly Wood Esquire - Dave T
I really want a Zune after seeing the Zune HD. I already wanted a Zune, but the HD is just too awesome to pass up. - TeraDyne Azurepaw
Look how freaking smug Molly looked there for a passing moment. - Jonathan Day
Sir Dr. Wood Esquire - Dave T zune hd interface video at gdgt - Dakota O'Neill
That would be Lady Dr Wood Esq - Jonathan Day
speaking of SciFi network, check this out: (Save the Sarah Connor Chronicles) - Aaron Coe
Get out the cold water - Anthony
Sir/Lady it's all good - Dave T
Just upgrade the old tunes to iTunes+ . She probably can't upgrade all the old tunes, but most of them. (I've upgraded most of mine, but some songs don't show up for upgrades for some reason) - Garance Alistair
The ad people didn't like it - Jonathan Day
No Scfy in Canada\ - Greg
It's because they can not TradeMark SciFi - Nick Young
It was hard to brand the original Channel content because Sci-Fi was also the genre so they had to change it. - Jonathan Day
SyShyack - Garance Alistair
the shack = wtf - Dakota O'Neill
the Shaq? - RALPH
With their giant laptops... - Jonathan Day
just love when Chief TWiT makes fun of other names - Preternat (Ken Cadby)
the shack? - EvilMonkey
To get pot? - Ken Sheppardson
Online Law School - Degree - Northwestern California UniversityNorthwestern California University is an entirely online law school with ... Address: 2151 River Plaza Drive, Suite 306 Sacramento, CA 95833 - shelter watch
Ive got a woody - RALPH
Ohhhh, radio shack - min
twt shack - chris dowling
They should call it the TechShack - Gary Kostrivas
So Lance Armstrong just signed on to join a RadioShack sponsored cycling team... I wonder how "The Shack" will go over as an international brand... - Ken Sheppardson
Like they have any electronics left in them anyway - Anthony
Vacuum tubes - Ken Sheppardson
in canada I haven't seen a radioshack in forever. we have "The Source" By CircuitCity - Dakota O'Neill
A few years ago, all the Radio Shacks in Canada became "The Source by Circuit City" - Thomas James
Tandy - David Cassady
That's a Disney lesson they need to learn - Jonathan Day
sony not cheap - EvilMonkey
A possible purchase for myself over here in Ireland since the kindle doesn't seem to be happening over in Europe in general. - Jonathan Day
she's talkin about the itablet - min
Disney, McDonalds, and Coke never change. Thats why they are still around. - craig keenan
THE HORROR!!! - Dakota O'Neill
Coke tried to change you kidding?? - Da-Chief
She drunk downloads!! Like Molly was talking about on the recent Gadgettes episode - Jonathan Day
and when Coke tried to they almost tanked and were forced to change back - Grumpy
The little reference paperbacks I carry with me most often are ~4.5"x7". That's 8" corner to corner. A device that size would be pretty darn handy. - Ken Sheppardson
Toby remembers when COKE TANKED! - Da-Chief
My question is, what happens to all those purchases when they finally make a Color Kindle? Will you be able to get your book in color? - RALPH
I have an ebook reader: my eeePC 900A. Displaying text is all it seems to be good for anymore. - TeraDyne Azurepaw
snap veronica - chris dowling
5" is probably about the minimum size screen you can read comfortably and feel "like a book" - Ken Sheppardson
Rename Twitter... "ter" - Ken Sheppardson
Amazon will be AMAZN - TeraDyne Azurepaw
Or even, Uh-Mahzan lol - Klaus Bach
If it paid good, I would take it. I would also have to move to the USA - Dakota O'Neill
I think the only real responsibility of that position is to make sure all the TPS reports have the proper cover sheet. - Ken Sheppardson
Oh it is getting late here over on the Emerald Isle, might need to call it a night. I will try and hold on another while because I am enjoying this lovely group. - Jonathan Day
NSA is the grand daddy and it knows all the dirty tricks. - min
CyberTsar is a cool title though . What do you do? I'm the CyberTsar!! - Chris Gilmore
not sure if that "poor guy" was really damaged much - Preternat (Ken Cadby)
goverment reg for computer are too stiffeling. - Howard Losiewicz
cept for the DrM - min
My honest guess would be that as soon as most 'cyber czar' candidates see what the NSA, et al are already doing they realize they really don't have a role other than PR - Ken Sheppardson
If they don't choose it... Why is Cory Doctorow not on . Can't use on Linux - Jim Shaver
so if i sign up i get 2 free and can cancel and keep the two free books? - Jim Graham
Molly's frozen again. - John Lyons
I don't think regulations are "too stifling," but I do think walking into a role like that brings with it an unparalleled exposure to a level you wouldn't get even as a CIO of some of the largest companies - Marco Iacono
does the audible promotion work in Canada, I have always wondered? - Dakota O'Neill
I like the Sun for the articles - min
The "Ted Turner" model... - craig keenan
I thought that there is some type of law which requires a non-US citizen to only own a certain amount (percentage) of media. There was a big deal with Rupert Murdock about 10 or so years ago over this. Maybe he became a citizen? - shelter watch
they are forced to not give bs comment on michael jackson and what not when there is a election crisis - aleser
Weren't you going to mention OpenStreetMap Leo? - Patrick Sullivan
don't forget OPEN STREET MAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!1!!! - Jim Shaver
where does it tell you, how long you have been on twitter - Dakota O'Neill
not humane please stop - aleser
great show! - Dakota O'Neill
very cool it i wonder if tehachapi ca is on it - aleser
I guess I could do dinner now, then. - min
good show! - Benjamin
TWiT 207: Taste the bitter cakes - Hector
clean up before the go to my pc ad to, you where talking about pot! - Dakota O'Neill
hmm, laugh track - Preternat (Ken Cadby)
oprah has a big audience too - Preternat (Ken Cadby)
question wat happened to the twitter chat and why is it only friend feed to post chat anyone ...! - aleser
what was twitter chat? have never seen it. you mean chat? - Preternat (Ken Cadby)
i dunno. the character changes when the studio fills up with superfans - Preternat (Ken Cadby)
Great Show Thanks Leo! - RALPH
Is the twit listen option new or did I miss it all those times? My EVDO works when it wants to, right now I only have 1XRTT speed of around 100K. Definitely better than dial up here in the boonies which is what I had b4. - shelter watch
twit listen has been available for awhile now - russellcoleman
What is twit listen? - drmacintosh
What the hell it is? - Josh Haley
Leo Laporte
Live now... This Week In Tech with John C. Dvorak, Dwight Silverman, Doug Kaye, and Wil Harris. Discuss here....
Afternoon all - Simon Wicks
There we go - Iain
hi leo - Jack McLoughlin
here we are, hello - monkeystick
hi all - Aubrey_Ingraham
Looks like a good lineup today - Chris Heath
hi - Dave
hey hop - Robin Ramael
howdy all - Chris Pugh
Great Lineup - Stephen Pickering
Hello, world! - Nate
cool to see wil in studio - Aubrey_Ingraham
G'day from AussiMike - Mike Aikins
Greetings from sunny Vancouver, B.C, - Colin Clarke
the best line up in a while - Ben Correll
This is more fun than IRC - Stephen Pickering
Greetings from Austria - Chris
Hi all - Paul Blasman
w00t Dwight Silverman representing Texas in the house!! - Andrew Johnson
Hello from upstate New York -- Joe Gilbert - Joe Gilbert
Whats up with Dvorak's picture? lol - Donald Forth
Xbox Natal may be a front for a new xbox console leo - - Michael Mooney
Greetings from Antarctica! - Ross Johnson
John Durham, Redlands, CA - John Durham
hello from london town - AV
Greetings - Corey Kliewer
Hello from Dublin - Paulo Custodio
Like Oprah you wield power. Use it wisely (unlike Oprah) - Gold
that's nice and constructive and mature AhronZombi - Robin Ramael
/ignore ahronzombi - Preternat (Ken Cadby)
Hello from Edinburgh - Callum
feed went down? - Ross Johnson
Leo will not be bought! - Eduardo Contreras
Twitter making money (for DELL) - - Michael Mooney
Woo! A European perspective! - John Frazer
Is the Pre coming to T-Mobile. - Eduardo Contreras
Dwight, you should have stopped by while you were up here. Oh, you don't know me.... - Lee
Looks like good panel today. I - David Jones
Blocked - David Lloyd
oh cool, i didn't know! it's possible to block him here: - Preternat (Ken Cadby)
Adrian click the time stamp - Stephen Pickering
Congrats!! Dwight, you must be proud! - Eduardo Contreras
Adrian Glave click the time stamp, click again an you'll get a pop out window - Simon Wicks
screw you! - Ross Johnson
Screw you! - David Lloyd
i don't get a time stamp - Preternat (Ken Cadby)
blocked... Leo needs some mods in here to take care of the worst of the worst - Chris Heath - Callum
Amazon's cloud was struck by lightning - - Michael Mooney
Thanks to Greg Byrne for pointing out how to block. AhronZombi blocked. - Gold
Preternat: "10 minutes ago" - Michael
It's at the top where the conversation time was started - Stephen Pickering
8 minutes ago is the time stamp thing.. - Simon Wicks
what the heck is dvorak's picture? - Ross Johnson
You don't need moderators here. Each user is free to block whomever they want. - Kevykev
breaking news: the Pre will be successful - Jeremy Stanley
Interesting that the feed is a little faster than the video feed. It's like it's clairvoyant. - Scott Thomas
i disagree chris... a lot of blocks on someone should eventually become good metadata. i'm good with that - Preternat (Ken Cadby)
pre aint going to cause a shopping spree - AV
AhronZombi:"Anarchy , hacking, and porn". You do know that Anarchy is not the same as being a complete wanker in public right? - Gold
Gold, don't feed the troll - Chris Heath
ah, thx y'all... yeah, time stamp at the top - Preternat (Ken Cadby)
Everyone complains about ATT, am I the only one who has no complaints about their coverage. Okay they have a tower down the street from our house. - Paul Blasman
14-year-old student finds new type of solar explosion - - Michael Mooney
I'm in an AT&T black hole - HeavenLike
Paul, i only complain that there's no 3g in my city while smaller cities nearby have it - Chris Heath
G1 (T-Mobile) and iTouch is better than switching to iPhone with AT&T. - Gary Kostrivas
There's free tethering apps on T-Mobile for the G1!!!! - Ross Johnson
Wil's right - Jeremy Stanley
I've always assumed that all the Customer Service Reps suck! - Paul Blasman
That's ATT hacking Dwight's connection - Devon Blugh
iphone or pre? - Paulo Custodio
How can Palm not have any plans for a world GSM version yet? - Thomas Søndergaard
AT&T realized they've been more interference - Devon Blugh
I think Android will suffer the same problem as Windows Mobile, multiple handset manufacturers and no consistency of user experience between phones. - Callum
Should I pay for an ETF when the Pre comes to Verizon? - Jeremy Stanley
Looks like according to the details, the full price only applied to people with the 3G iPhone... - Jamison Judd
first palm needs to survive thomas - vondutch
Thomas, I think they do, just no planned release date - Devon Blugh
I've had positive experiences with both Windows Mobile and Android so far. - Ross Johnson
Verizon doesn't line wifi on their phones though... - Joel W Tscherne
But is it really worth it for Apple to create a CDMA iPhone? - Michael
I was on verizon for 7 years. I loved verizon but i never liked any of their phones. I went to the iphone - richie hernandez
Michael - how hard is it to make another chip? - Paul Blasman
Verizon likes too much control on their handsets... - Ari
verizon would love to have the iphone - Chris Heath
My concern exactly Joel - I'll bet if the iPhone comes out on Verizon it doesn't have wifi - Mark Moran
Paul - They need to write the drivers for the CDMA chipset, too. Put it through FCC testing, etc. I just don't know if it's worth it. - Michael
Verizon turned down the iPhone. Think they would make a different decision now? - Scott Thomas
I bought my iPhone in April so I'm stuck with the 3G for awhile. Of course I'll get the next version! - Joel W Tscherne
You can get refurb 8Gig 3G for $79, that's a tempting upgrade - Paul Blasman
Thats just mobileme, not the 3g s - Simon Wicks
I realized that the iPhone 3GS and Palm Pre have the same CPU and graphics chips - Matthew
You can turn it off on the phone too - Mark Moran
paul $99 for the old 3g - Chris Heath
And a thief can turn off the location service on the phone. - Michael
cold medicine - Scott Thomas
O2 Pre-Pay iPhone 3G 8GB - £342.50, iPhone 3G S 16GB - £440.40 & iPhone 3G S 32GB - £538.30 - Michael Mooney
Ahmedinejad! - Michael
give up the link to the funny Apple commercial plz :) - rob
MobileMe is garbage IMHO. - Bill Grant
MobileMe is too expensive but it's nice when you rebuild a Windows PC and Contacts and Calendar items are synched to Outlook. - Callum
LOL - HeavenLike
it's not just CNN though - Chris Heath
i think i would get mobileme if it was $52 - richie hernandez
Callum I agree, Mobileme should come with the iPhone service - Paul Blasman
you can find mobileme greatly discounted lots of places, i think it's $69 at amazon - James Tussey
Just use Google Sync instead of MobileMe... works great for me. - Jason Hansen
I got it for $69 when I bought my new MacBook Pro - Joel W Tscherne
content... not context on Twitter. Though journalism might not always get context right - Jeremy Stanley
Good point Darren - Callum
I heard on the radio this morning that foreign journalists are being arrested and confined to the hotels. - Johnny
should get Scoble's wife on to talk about Tehran - Chris Pugh
darren landrum over time, and vetting. it's not always possible, but usually - Preternat (Ken Cadby)
Does anyone know if "The Daily Show's" Jason Jones is still in Tehran? - Jeremy Stanley
Fareed Zakaria gets it. - Ken Sheppardson
Were news outfits not aware that Iran was having elections? - Bill Grant
bill grant good point, but people should also demand it - Preternat (Ken Cadby)
Are there any "Verified Accounts" from Twitter users in Iran? - Ken Sheppardson
But how do you cover things when you are about to get arrested? - Johnny
Apple need thier own digg site to take on AP & REUTERS with user content. - Michael Mooney
@Ken yep... i guess the point is our first (not necessarily the best or most accurate) place to get breaking news might be twitter. The trending topics are amazing. - Bill Grant
Can't trust eyewitness accounts. We don't know the real source of the tweets! - Joel W Tscherne
@Joel, i have to kinda agree, look at the Digg army and the faked front page stories as an example. - Ryan Scullen
otoh i felt i usually got better overview with a weekly magazine or hour pbs show. up to the minute news isn't exactly highly enlightening, in general - Preternat (Ken Cadby)
HI all my first time in this. - caffeinefreedavid
You should not take everything posted on twitter as gospel - Greg
We only see something from one individual's point of view. Many conspiracy theories are still alive because ONE person claims to have seen something that can't be easily disproved. - Joel W Tscherne
Leo, does a Re-Tweet count as a second source? - Gabe
up-to-the-minute speculation is especially aggravating - Preternat (Ken Cadby)
I think the problem is that it was the weekend... the news stops then - Jeremy Stanley
Then they jump on a story too quick and it's a prank call - Mark Moran
no it doesn't gabe - Chris Heath
if you Apple made it a yearly membership that will help - Michael Mooney
Flickr has a great photostream - Howard Losiewicz
The day CNN or any other "major news outlet" goes on the air to simply report on what they're reading on Twitter is the day they lose any last shred of credibility. - Ken Sheppardson
agreed ken - Chris Heath
I don't want my news channel to tell me what it means - I'll figure it out for myself - Mark Moran
You're right Ken. - kenneth glenn
Context is everything in live coverage - Gabe
@Greg Agreed (on twitter <> gospel) but I think people used to think of the news media as gospel and this is also incorrect. People are better off taking lots of sources and drawing their own conclusions. This was mentioned during the last or second to last twit... - Bill Grant
This is the service that is summarizing the real-time web version of the Iran events - - Chris Saad
Unfortunately old fashioned TV/Radio companies have cut their budgets so much that I'm surprised they do ANY live international reports - Joel W Tscherne
If you want random 140 character anecdotes from anonymous sources, you've go Twitter. If you want somebody to spend a few hours collecting information, verifying sources, and asking follow-up questions, you've got CNN - Ken Sheppardson
Bll Grant true but at least you know with networks where to complain.. it twitter u have anonymous postings - Greg
There is no rush. John nails it. - Ken Sheppardson
yup - Chris Heath
The BBC picked up the riots pretty quickly. They've been covering the whole event for weeks. Even a breaking news banner for CNN would suffice, regardless of edited footage, surely they have journalists on the street. - Daniel Rowley
It's not about rush - it's about avoiding the filter - Chris Saad
Why do we watch car chases? Because we're idiots. - Ken Sheppardson
If stringers can provide accurate context and journalistic style coverage they would be worth paying leo - Gabe
There are never any car chases where I live in North Carolina. - Michael
@Greg I suppose, but I think people just assume journalists are by definition balanced when in reality everyone has a bias. - Bill Grant
Great conversation, excellent guys! - Ryan Massie
Haha Michael only once every 5 years - kenneth glenn
When people are streaming video, is that mis-information? - Colin
The newsrooms have been victim of cost cutting for years now. Cheaper to have shows with talking heads. Now, we can't get real news because they don't have people positioned in the hot spots of the world. - Eric - Final Countdown
cave man instinct. hard to overcome. like tribal prejudice. hmm, going of on tangent now :) - Preternat (Ken Cadby)
People want to always be the first to tell a story. It's why they can often be wrong! - Joel W Tscherne
Kenneth - I'm just down the road from you in Chapel Hill, but within spitting distance of the Durham line. - Michael
@Colin Interesting.... but we all know that even video can be misleading if taken out of context. - Bill Grant
On the other hand, CNN will spend 6 hours on a fixed shot of some plane sitting on a tarmac speculating about what's going on inside with no real information whatsoever, so... there's a bit of a double standard. - Ken Sheppardson
I mean we criticize them for that. - Ken Sheppardson
CCCC - Car Chase Cable Channel - Dave T
Damned if they do, damned if they don't. - Ken Sheppardson
Conversation is such a lame buzzword~~~ - Ross Johnson
CNN INternational had great coverage on Twitter and on their network this weekend. The people who decided NOT to switch to the International feed should be fired. - joebrooks
24/7/365 live as it happens off a ticker kills the story for most viewers - Michael Mooney
That's the definition of news isn't it, up to the date information. - Daniel Rowley
I wonder if BBC was covering the events in Iran faster than the US new stations? Is the US new stations only caring about in-the-country-news? - Ryan Scullen
why does the "twit live desktop 2.0" only do audio now? it used do video a few weeks ago. ....ah it worked as soon as I opened a twit live tab in my browser. Odd - Ian Murphy
I was in Egypt recently and I was amazed about how different the CNN International stories were from the ones on CNN in the U.S. - Bill Grant
Daniel: No. Live 24x7 streams of everything happening everywhere all the time isn't "news". "News" is somebody with some experience and judgement filtering out stuff that matters and flagging it for others. - Ken Sheppardson
News isn't news if it isn't accurate. That just makes it rumor. - Joel W Tscherne
jim stanger bugs me too... angers me. chichen and egg tho... also have to blame the consumer who's buying it. - Preternat (Ken Cadby)
Ryan: the BBC were covering events way before CNN. - Daniel Rowley
I also thought @BreakingNews on twitter was doing SUPERB coverage of the events in Iran. - joebrooks
The other problem with TV news is the need to be commenting on every story. I don't care about pundit Joe Blow's opinion on a topic. - Joel W Tscherne
Why isn't what I had for lunch "news"? Because it's irrelevant to everyone except me. We know that because "journalists" watch the live feeds and call our attention to what's important. - Ken Sheppardson
@Richsanchezcnn was doing a better job than CNN recommending ppl to follow - kenneth glenn
this show has more scoops than ben&jerry's - vondutch
The role of journalism is to watch the live feeds and tell us what's important, what matters, and what's going to affect our lives. - Ken Sheppardson
...and verify. Check sources, make sure not so spread rumor, put things in context... - Ken Sheppardson
Joel - agreed. i see more straight to the actual events news here in canada. US has too many "news celebrities" that skew information WAY too much with their commentaries. - Ryan Scullen
Good point Dwight. I love reading the same story in multiple ways in my rss reader. - Joel W Tscherne
you can do a nearly 24/7/365 live as it happens off a ticker but you have to have content to help viewers understand the ticker news - Michael Mooney
but Ken, those feeds offer a narrow view of a situation, with very little context. A remote aggregatior can't provide that reliably - Gabe
What do you mean "but" Gabe? What did I say that you disagree with? - Ken Sheppardson
I don't mean "feed" as in sit there watching Twitter, I mean everything that's happening everywhere. I was speaking figuratively. Sorry... - Ken Sheppardson
@micheal that's why i don't understand why ccn cut ccn-text, that was very informative - vondutch
Ken: I don't think news should just be information that affects our lives. We can understand and have reported information streamed to us without it necessarily having any direct impact upon us. - Daniel Rowley
Whose picture is that on the video feed for TWIT? That bearded guy does not look like the chief cranky geek. - Bill Grant
What about Libel or Slander. How can you trust what is being "reported" - William
Bill, it's Dvorak's skype avatar - Chris Heath
voice of san diego rocks! - Jeremy Stanley
@Chris LOL thanks, must be as accurate as a SecondLife/WoW avatar - Bill Grant
I'm saying that traditional journalism has the advantage of trained professionals on the ground rather than armatures that might not know what questions to ask, video to shoot, and could get themselves hurt if they are not careful - Gabe
Daniel: I disagree. If it doesn't affect other people, it's not news. It's the journalists job to *explain* HOW it affects our lives. - Ken Sheppardson
Classifieds (which is what Craigslist is destroying) was the crack cocaine of newspapers. Classifieds aren't related to the news or delivering the audience of news. Classifieds could appear anywhere that enough eyeballs collect. The audience for NEWS is differerent from the audience for classifieds. That so many newspapers depended upon the easy money of classifieds was a convenient drug. Now newspapers are going cold turkey and need to find how to live with the smaller NEWS audience. - JR Holmes
bill, he used to have a rainbow clown hair avatar - Chris Heath
@Ken - I disagree. What happens in Iran does not affect my life. That statement is only true the more local the story MIGHT be. - Ryan Scullen
@Chris Now that sounds more accurate :-) - Bill Grant
Ryan: I didn't say what's going on in Iran doesn't affect us. It does. The news outlets need to explain why. Tweets in isolation don't do that. Twitter is raw material. - Ken Sheppardson
it would be nice if the major news programs at least had a ticker at the bottom. Wish they spent more on their research, correspondents and less on their gee wiz gimmicks. - Kim Landwehr
Ken: how does it affect your day to day life unless you have family or travel plans to the area? My point is your statement is true for local stories, but not necessarily for international stories. - Ryan Scullen
Journalism and news aren't just a matter of narrating what you're watching. You need to have context and explanation. - Ken Sheppardson
@Ryan This Earth is getting smaller, 100 years ago I bet someone could say something happening a state over doesn't affect him/her. - Bill Grant
Nigel Planer did an episode of Carpool which was a good watch - Iain
Does Friendfeed have other "conversations"? Like for the Iran Election? - Randy Willard
Libel/Slander: If you mess up as a journalist, like make stuff up, then you don't work again in the business. You'll then have to become a blogger or find another industry. - William
Ryan: Great question. I'm sure if you watch The News Hour on PBS on Monday they'll have 10-15 minutes with experts who'll put it all in context for us. Or, we can just watch random tweets from people allegedly in Iran. - Ken Sheppardson
@Bill Grant The compressed world is what makes it important to me. As Jim illustrated, it is important because the US will need to respond in some manner and that will cost you money. - JR Holmes
Randy, this is a 'room' or 'group' created by leo for the specific purpose of discussing the live stream shows ... there's nothing stopping someone from starting an 'iran-election' group - but getting people to coalesce around the group is the hard part... that doesn't happen easily/quickly - Chris Heath
Randy: Other FriendFeed conversations on the Iran elections - - Ken Sheppardson
@JR 100% agree... Things that happen in other countries matter to me in a way that might not have affected my great grandparents in their time. - Bill Grant
yeah ken, a search is a good way to find stuff - Chris Heath
Jim - I agree that stories can impact us later, but international stories tend to have less of a direct impact compared to national stories. - Ryan Scullen
I really like the new friend feed, they've done a good job improving it to make it useful. - Bill Grant
OK, I'm not familiar with FF yet, and wondered if it was possible. thanks - Randy Willard
i back john.c's comment - Michael Mooney
@Ryan Well true that the things that affect you most are the closest (at least usually). - Bill Grant
in a bigger context, i see vetting (eg journalistic) sources as an essential act that everyone should learn... as demonstrated even here, in ff. i need to be able to assess, then depend on a hierarchy of reliable sources above me. it takes time to do that - Preternat (Ken Cadby)
Ken - news organizations can get access to more 'official' sources of news (aka government representatives) but we all know that PR does not tell the real story. tweets as raw info, at least to me, is more valuable. RTs don't count. twitpics = more legitimacy. - Ryan Scullen
The web's going to take over the console business - Stephen Pickering
Sims 3 sets franchise record 1.4 million copies in first week - Jim Lyons
low cost, small sized games like Tetris are the way to make money - Michael Mooney
my first real use of ff... i wish i could see avatars to help me remember what comments belong to who - Preternat (Ken Cadby)
My current favorite game is the NY Times Crossword app on my iPhone! - Joel W Tscherne
Jim - once news organizations have a crystal ball to tell us the future with 100% accuracy, I'm ditching web news and watching tv news again lol. - Ryan Scullen
World of Goo anyone??? - Ross Johnson
Leo: Basis for that statement, please. - Ken Sheppardson
which statement (for me and for the record here)? :) - Preternat (Ken Cadby)
sounds like an eeePC model # - Gabe
That's the plot for Deep Impact. 14 year old spots the comet first - Joel W Tscherne
"Sepulveda [Pivotal Labs], whose group builds applications for companies wanting mobile offerings, said he’s advising his clients — Twitter, BestBuy and Salesforce among them — to start on the Pre. The phone’s operating system, called WebOS, offers the most compelling place to build and test a prototype, for both cost and technology reasons, he said." -- - Ken Sheppardson
give palm pre some time for people to develope before you write it off - Omar Atin
Did I just hear that right, one side of the USB ports on a Mac are better than the other? - Bill Grant
yup - Ross Johnson
I would like to start dev for the Pre, but I don't think its got the base OS to pull off a casual games platform. I read on Gizmodo i think that the Pre's REAL target competition will be the blackberry. - Ryan Scullen
"Got a Pre? Like Nintendo? If you fit in the overlapping intersection of that particular Venn diagram, then have I got some good news for you. Some enterprising individuals over at the Pre Dev Wiki have gotten a NES emulator up and running on the Palm Pre." -- - Ken Sheppardson
You need to have a puppet TWiT! - Ryan Massie
I moved off of this conversation and I have no idea how to get back.... Now I need to keep hitting the comment link at the top every time. This could be a little more intuitive. - Bill Grant
I think we just heard this weeks title "Face Squatting" - Paul Blasman
xbox live + XNA Game Studio 3.1 is the way to go - Michael Mooney
bill hit the time link to the left instead - Preternat (Ken Cadby)
The one that was interesting was default.aspx that I saw - Bill Grant
@Ken and @Greg -- thanks guys! That was not obvious (to me at least) - Bill Grant
there is a tie in Wil, its called FriendFeed - Gabe
This must the best/funniest Facebook name grab: - Paulius G
jim and bill... this techy stuff is just unnatural! - Preternat (Ken Cadby)
I got nothing at Facebook. I have no desire to get a Facebook account - Greg
Y'all are assuming people want totally overlapping professional and personal social graphs. That's certainly not the case. - Ken Sheppardson
Or... in six months we will have forgotten about Face Book when the next great thing comes out - Paul Blasman
myspace is the new AOL - Gabe
Jim, I had the same issue when i found my name. It is not clear. - Judith Gerdin
The name grab was insane. It's a fraking _walled_community_!! - Gold
It WAS a walled community - Stephen Pickering
It also has the same stigma as AOL too. - Gold
Oh wow - he just advocated to hand over the entire social web to Facebook - genius :S - Chris Saad
@Ken Cadby Hah!... Well I guess I can program a computer but that doesn't mean I know how to use one... ;-) - Bill Grant
I sorta think the only services really threatened by Facebook are MySpace (direct competitor) and Classmates. - Ken Sheppardson
i'm surprised classmates is still around - Chris Heath
Broadband killed AOL. It was more of a connectivity platform rather than a social platform - Stephen Pickering
Chris - yeah me too - Paul Blasman
Facebook is not using OAuth or OpenID (OpenID is promsied) - Chris Saad
Stephen: _Was_ a walled garden? How is it not now? I still get links where I need to log in to see things. Can't think of a time it's not been this way. - Gold
@bill grant are you a fan of caffeine? - Preternat (Ken Cadby)
Yes, you are right. I grant you that - Stephen Pickering
Chris: Well, considering we've ranged from the Iran elections to video games to social networking, I think we maybe just have to nod and take this all with a grain of salt. ;-) - Ken Sheppardson
Ken - the competition is not even close. MySpace is the like AOL, Facebook is like Google. - Ryan Scullen
Gold - I agree that is why I've stayed away from FB. - Paul Blasman
Classmates must make money from organizing reunions. Who would pay to contactsomeone you do not remember. - Judith Gerdin
Ryan: Fine. I'll concede the point. The only people who should fear Facebook is Classmates :-D - Ken Sheppardson
Caffeine. Mmmmmmmm - Randy Willard
And Leo just explained why Facebook will never "take over" - Ken Sheppardson
Paul Blasman: I've stayed away due to the T&C. I have no problem with the walled garden but the T&C are draconian. - Gold
Ken - lol I never liked the idea of classmates from the beginning - too much spam linking - Ryan Scullen
Gold - I didn't even want to go there! - Paul Blasman
Leo - you should be checking out your daughter account - Paul Blasman
3 million usernames have been claimed since Friday night ... in the first 14 hours, that is - Ken Sheppardson
Paul Blasman - Heh. :) I've had one friend from Auckland, NZ appear on those damned "This guys I.Q. is x. What's yours?" ads. He followed it up and they said they purchased it from Facebook. - Gold
facebook landgrab was soooo over hyped. Just another excuse for bloggers to have something to write about and for people to have another thing added to their business cards - Ross Johnson
Omg that's funny - Paul Blasman
Heard from a colleague: kids are going to twitter with private profiles to keep the older people out. - Bill Grant
@Greg That works if you have a relatively unique name or as long as you post a picture... - Bill Grant
Fastest Growing Demographic on Facebook - Women over 55 (2/2/2009) - Ken Sheppardson
lotta college kids on facebook. facebook can't die. it can be bought tho. - Preternat (Ken Cadby)
66% are 18-34 - Ken Sheppardson
78% are under 34 - Ken Sheppardson
Ken, do the math. - Judith Gerdin
only 8% are older than 45 - Ken Sheppardson
Once it becomes main stream, the geeks and the college kids will come up with something else - Paul Blasman
Which math, Judith? - Ken Sheppardson mean the fact that the F>55 segment is growing fastest because it was almost nonexistent before? ;-) - Ken Sheppardson
sigh - Greg
Ken: between 18-34 and under 34 you're at 144% - Gold
Gold: under 34 includes 18-34 - Ken Sheppardson
as you might expect - Ken Sheppardson
Dont forget the total number of accounts vs the total number of active posting accounts is not the same.. just like twitter - Greg
Ken: and I look like a bloody idiot. ;) - Gold
Leo you already have LeoLaporte - rob
erm /LeoLaporte - rob
That's his fan page - Stephen Pickering
ya, well, once a URL is used you can never reclaim it unless it's trademark. so his fan page is him. :) - rob
That'll teach me for only reading half the discussion. I should get back to work. :/ - Gold
All fan pages with a thousand fans or more got automatically assigned a while back - Stephen Pickering
Gold: No, I should've thought that out more before I posted... the way I wrote it was inviting that sort of interpretation... :-/. - Ken Sheppardson
Died in the US, right? - Ken Sheppardson
Still alive and kicking everywhere else? - Ken Sheppardson
ken - yea us only, canada is still kickin analogue till aug. 2011 - Ryan Scullen
Excuse me while I burry my 9-inch black & white in the back yard lol - Paul Blasman
very scandalous - rob
I'm still going to keep my 9" black and white for my Apple ][+ monitor - Ken Sheppardson
I feel bad for the senior citizens but for anyone under the age of 65, if you didn't follow the hundreds of mentions of this conversion to digital, you might not deserve digital tv. - Bill Grant
Did you PAY for that phone? - Ken Sheppardson
lol ken - Chris Heath
Ken - mine is the TV I used for my Timex Sinclair ZX80 - Paul Blasman
Right... because that's the case, right? - Ken Sheppardson
If you have cable, you don't need to change anything. - Ken Sheppardson
I missed something. - Ken Sheppardson
I'll have to re-scan my Road Runner cable to see if the analog is still there - Paul Blasman
Yup... Comcast is flip-flopping - Ken Sheppardson
I have Comcast and try using them with a cable card, they are hopeless. - Kim Landwehr
If not for wanting live sports, I'd just go to Hulu and streaming exclusively. - Ken Sheppardson
cable is coax. can be ran straight to TV, or a cable box. straight to TV still broadcasts in analogue over coax. so comcast is illegally shutting off analogue over coax, cause if they can get 60% or more subscribers (i think, might be 80%) onto cable boxes, they can force everyone to switch. - Ryan Scullen
sorry my bad, those are rules for canada... not US... rules are probably different. - Ryan Scullen
What happened to this FCC ruling - "FCC Takes Action To Prevent Cable Companies From Dropping Digital Broadcast Networks From Analog Cable" - - Ken Sheppardson
Cool. People are starting up their proxies to help out the people in Iran. For example: Awesome! - Holger Eilhard
Sony Bravia is high end expensive - rob
"DVR" will just turn into a local cache - rob
Bandwidth caps are the cable industry's attempt to preserve their business model. As DSL and the long-hoped-for wireless broadband get bigger, they run the risk of losing customers to competitors who don't do that limit. - JR Holmes
Well, Wil just got a ~100 follower bump. - Ken Sheppardson
Bingo. 14K - Ken Sheppardson
just added wil - Paul Blasman
No talk about EU/IE8 when there's an EU guest? - John Frazer
What BART station is that John uses for his background on Twitter? - Ken Sheppardson
What is John talking about, he is almost at 55,000 followers. Didn't he just ask to get up to 50,000? - Bill Grant
Oh look at her eye's, she's soo blasted - Paul Blasman
wow shes um yeah - Alfredo 亜瑠布れっど
Benadryl - Ken Sheppardson
that was cool - rob
oof nice gaf - rob
Man, Letterman and Leo... pickin' on the 14 year olds this week... ;-) - Ken Sheppardson
the english foreign guy needs to get on mic better :) - rob
awesome falsetto - rob
that url should go here if anyone has it? - Preternat (Ken Cadby)
yea, :) well I didnt' want to say that any of his Guests were, except the guy who is, and off mic. :) - rob
Sorry, posted wrong link first. Second one is correct. - Daniel Rowley
hey hey heyyyyy watching the rerun lol - Q B
Got to have the Mashable team on more often. ;) - Ben Parr
You should have talked about my video coverage from Computex , the ARM laptops cost only 100 dollars and will replace Apple, Microsoft and Intel - Charbax
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