Podcast 96 – To get around the pre-rolls

“Kind of a gray line.” / “He’s not listening to a word that guy is saying.” / “You hear this discussion from conservatives about parental authority as a model of government.” / ^Back within their grasp.^ / ^They all bought tickets.^ / “Hong Kong is saying that he’s left.” / ^Double duty.^

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Gibberish talk on air by Serene Branson and others [ABC video].

Chris Hayes and Glenn Greenwald on Edward Snowden.

Wendy Williams on Paula Deen.

Paul Krugman on Ben Bernanke.

Podcast 23

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Apple textbooks: Andy Ihnatko talks about the new software for making iPad iBooks.

Sol Republic earphones

NFL playoffs

When this podcast first mentioned Hipstamatic (an iOS camera app) in episode 3, I repeated a now-discredited marketing story they were telling at the time–namely, that there had been a small-production camera (“100”) in the 1980s that gave the name and inspiration for the app.  I personally don’t care about the myth but must admit I was dumb to be so uncritical and repeat it to listeners.  I bring this up unprompted because it took me a year before I randomly thought: Hey that story must be nonsense.

Megaupload.com faces mega international prosecution.

SOPA and PIPA protest

Paul Graham: “Kill Hollywood.”

How far will government and law enforcement go in allowing itself to be used as a tool for smashing competition and innovation for the movie and record industries?

Politico: “Indeed, the fiery fight over how to preserve [sic] copyright on the Internet is far from over.”

Obey The Goose.

‘Smile’, the long-lost follow-up to the iconic 1960s classic ‘Pet Sounds’ by The Beach Boys was finally released in a 5-disc set called ‘The Smile Sessions‘ in 2011.

A Vancouver newspaper is forced to turn photos over to police of the Stanley Cup riot last year; so they are releasing the images of people lighting fires, attacking police cars and smashing storefronts.

DJMcloud Music is now on SoundCloud.

Podcast 22: How much of a genius do you have to be to understand iOS memory management?

djmcloud.com podcast #22: Marines try new counter-insurgency tactics in Afghanistan that will piss off the locals, the New York Times questions the value of checking facts, and the Apple Genius Bar tells my wife to shut down applications on her iPhone

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US Marines urinating on corpses of Afghans perfectly symbolizes the intent and reality of the American war effort.  Barack Obama was unable to cover up these images like he did previous ones.

Mitt Romney is such a scumbag talking about “saving the soul of America” and even Newt Gingrich is attacking him for his shady business dealings.

New York Times public editor, Arthur Brisbane, asking whether lies should be allowed, shows how worthless mainstream journalists still are.

Tonight I saw Apple Genius Bar employees advising my wife to go through and kill applications manually.  So despite the debate over the utility of the practice (of routinely going through and shutting down a bunch of apps rather than using the shutdown occasionally when an app is acting up) they are telling people to do that at Apple stores still apparently.

New York Times Chrome app: free to read on Firefox

The New York Times has a Google Chrome “web app” which is served from a web site at nytimes.com/chrome. Visitors to that site can browse and read the front page stories but can only browse headlines in other sections. But loading the same page on Firefox redirects to nytimes.com/skimmer which is practically the same as nytimes.com/chrome, with one exception–stories in all sections can be read in full. The lock symbols next to the sections listed on the right side are only present on the Chrome version. Accidental oversight? Result of beta code and fast production? I don’t know. I wonder how much longer the Times company will let their stories be read with such impunity, what with their ridiculous paywall which really serves to make the newspaper reading demographic even older as only people with long term newspaper habits (and a long memory) are likely to feel the need to pay for newspaper content.