Friday, April 29, 2005

Dish network to distribute Voom's HD channels

NEW YORK (AP) - Cablevision Systems Corp. salvaged some value from its money-losing satellite TV venture called Voom, announcing Friday a deal with EchoStar Communications Corp.'s Dish network to carry Voom's 21 high-definition channels.

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KFRC/610 - Family Radio

For your downloading pleasure, here are the last 15 minutes of the
"old" Big 610, and its first half-hour under new ownership:

The aircheck begins at exactly 11:45 PM on Thursday night. After
"United We Stand," Christopher Lance foreshadows the impending change
with his comment: "That's right, it's a *family* thing ... you know
what I'm talking about."

At 11:59 PM (about 14 minutes into the recording), the Beau Brummels'
"Laugh Laugh" is cut off by the crew at the KFRC transmitter, who offer
a brief homage to Dr. Don Rose, and then it's officially The Big 610,
Family Radio.

Thursday, April 28, 2005

New Wave Outpost Message Board - Going To Hell?

New Wave Outpost Message Board - Going To Hell?: "One thing for sure the Comcast is the Official Soul Provider for all of Hell's Television, Broadband and VOIP Needs. No HDTV or Dish Network or Directv there. Just pain cappy Basic cable tv, Slow Net access and Drop net calls with comcast.

It could be worst. Heaven is the place where all the Mormons go after life on earth. And Skyangel is the only television service allowed up there with god."

If John C. Dvorak likes it It got to be good. Skype

If John C. Dvorak likes it It got to be good. Skype
John Dvorak Hypes Skype
Posted by CmdrTaco on Thursday April 28, @04:00PM
from the a-zillion-users-and-counting dept.
Eh-Wire writes 'John Dvorak gets all warm and fuzzy over Skype now that 30,000,000 users have registered for the free Internet telephony service. Dvorak extols the installation as, 'smooth and elegant' and continues with, 'Without any tweaking whatsoever it works immediately and works better than anything else I've used.' Skype has appeared on the radar without pomp and fanfare and it doesn't look like it's going off screen any time soon.'"

Apple: Rave Reviews for Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger

: "Apple: Rave Reviews for Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger
Posted by Zonk on Thursday April 28, @08:38AM
from the widgets-widgets-everywhere dept.
druid_getafix writes 'The first mass market reviews of Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger are trickling in with a big thumbs up for the release. Walt Mossberg of the WSJ says 'Tiger Leaps Out in Front' but complains about slowness of some applications - notably Mail. David Pogue of NYT says 'But with apologies to Mac-bashers everywhere, Spotlight changes everything. Tiger is the classiest version of Mac OS X ever and, by many measures, the most secure, stable and satisfying consumer operating system prowling the earth.' In related news Mossberg also covers the rising incidence of spam/virii in the Windows world and says '...consider dumping Windows altogether and switching to Apple's Macintosh...'. Previous reviews of Tiger were covered on /. earlier.'"

CNET -- Technology news and business reports

CNET -- Technology news and business reports: "Apple adds more power to G5 line
Computer maker refreshes Power Mac series of desktops, adding more graphics power and memory"

Yahoo changes news site, adds features

Internet media company Yahoo late on Wednesday revamped its News site, giving it a new look and features to help users delve deeper into subjects and to personalize headlines.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Firefox nears 50 Million Downloads

Firefox nears 50 Million Downloads
Posted by Zonk on Tuesday April 26, @05:32PM
from the that's-a-lot-of-foxen dept.
bluephone writes "Firefox hit 49,000,000 downloads last night. Today, as we approach 50,000,000, SpreadFirefox is offering prizes for photographic proof of your most amazing spectacles to celebrate. To quote: 'We have a handful of unique prizes that you won't find anywhere else, and we're asking you to do one simple thing to claim one: impress us. As we drive toward 50 million downloads, do something so cool, so unusual and so spectacular to spread Firefox that we can't help but scurry around the Mozilla Foundation to tell every one.' But you don't have long. The Infocraft Firefox Counter shows just over 800,000 downloads left at the time of this submission!"

Yahoo! News - 'The Simpsons' Hit 350th Episode Milestone

Yahoo! News - 'The Simpsons' Hit 350th Episode Milestone

Entertainment - Reuters
'The Simpsons' Hit 350th Episode Milestone

Tue Apr 26, 3:35 AM ET

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By Ray Richmond

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - You know that a show has been around a long time when they start measuring milestones in episodic increments of 50. But it's understandable that "The Simpsons" should want to make a big deal out of hitting 350 episodes with this Sunday's installment.

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Slideshow Slideshow: The Simpsons

As the legendary Fox series wraps up its 16th season, the denizens of Springfield are wading in some uncharted prime-time waters. When executive producer Al Jean boasts that "The Simpsons" "just enjoyed the best 16th season of any comedy ever," that's because no other comedy has ever made it this far.

How many episodes is 350? More than the combined total of "Seinfeld" and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show." "The Simpsons" will pass "Dallas" (357 episodes) on the all-time series list before 2005 is out. Then it takes aim at the only two comedies to have produced more segments: "My Three Sons" at 380 episodes and "The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet" at a somewhat astounding 435.

Can "The Simpsons" really make it to 435 -- a feat that would require the show see a (gasp) 20th season?

"You know, I can't believe I'm saying this, but it's really not out of the question," Jean admits. "The cast is already signed through season 19. I think we'll get at least that far. It required such a long negotiation to get the cast under contract for four years that I think it's likely we'll do them."

The show is renewed through a 17th season. The only conventional entertainment show to run at least as many years was 20-year war horse "Gunsmoke," though it need also be noted, of course, that "Law & Order" is nipping at the "Simpsons' " heels as it looks to a 16th season come fall.

At an age when any other comedy would be sputtering on fumes, "The Simpsons" is still pulling in respectable ratings -- it's the only thing keeping the lights on for Fox on Sunday nights this season -- despite the fact that older episodes run at all hours of the day and night in syndication.

"My best hope in the beginning was that maybe we'd be some kind of cult thing like 'Fawlty Towers' that would go for five years," admits Dan Castellaneta, the voice of Homer and Grampa, among many others. "Now we're more than three times that far."

People often ask Castellaneta how all of this happened, how this "Tracey Ullman Show" spinoff could survive fickle tastes and prime-time comedy lulls and the dismissive industry tag of being a mere cartoon.

The usual explanations for its uncanny longevity surround the fact that the characters never age and the magic of animation allows the writers to go places where live-action could never tread.

"I have to say that it really does come down to the writing," he believes. "I've actually written a few scripts myself, and it's just amazing how much time and effort goes into it. There are rewrites, rewrites of the rewrites, tweaks. And there's no fear in the writers room. It's all about getting it as good as it can possibly be."

Of course, the conventional wisdom has it that "The Simpsons" has suffered a great nosedive in quality -- and that if it hasn't yet officially jumped the shark, it's clinging to the shark's fin. But Jean will have none of it.

"Have you ever known people to say that something is better now than it was in the past?" he asks. "Of course not. You have to take it all with a grain of salt. I remember during our fourth season, Entertainment Weekly wrote that we were going downhill. When the fourth season DVD was released, they said it was the 1927 Yankees of comedy.

"That isn't to say we don't do some bad shows now and didn't then. But I say that by and large, the shows we're doing now are just as good as any I've been involved with."

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter


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AOL lands on spam blacklist

In response to a handful of recent spam runs, Mail Abuse Prevention Systems (MAPS) has placed a large swath of AOL mail servers on the venerable MAPS Real-time Blackhole List (RBL).

The AOL listing at the MAPS site shows that eight IP ranges have been blacklisted -- affecting many of the systems that deliver AOL members' outbound mail.

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Hubble's guide to the galaxy

Hubble's guide to the galaxy
The telescope has now orbited Earth for 15 years as it continues to uncover breathtaking views of the universe.

Saturday, April 23, 2005

ROTSS gets Slashdotted. But it was First Feature on Kevin Rose Digg Tech New Site

The Screen Savers Reunited
Posted by Zonk on Saturday April 23, @12:37AM
from the we-can-make-them-better,-faster,-stronger dept.
HABITcky writes "Leo Laporte, Patrick Norton, Kevin Rose, and Robert Heron have gotten together and recorded their first podcast of The Return Of The Screen Savers (ROTSS) It's a 56kbps MP3Pro file weighing in at around 14MB. Join them for 34 minutes of Skyping fun as they discuss driving in the dust, cell phones, Kevin's new webcast, Systm, and the demise of TechTV. They plan to make this a weekly broadcast."

MAME32 v0.95u5 And haze longer supporting these U Releases

MAME32 v0.95u5
Samedi 23/04/05 à 18:52 par Reeko
Le MAME32 officiel n'échappe pas à une mise à jour lui aussi grâce aux nouvelles sources de l'émulateur.
Télécharger MAME32 v0.95u5
Site Officiel de MAME32

Friday, April 22, 2005

Todays Tech News Feed for now.

TiVo looks for an edge

Company turns to outside developers to help build its DVR into home networking hub.
Images: TiVo tunes
4 hours, 41 minutes ago

Intel, AMD duel over dual-core tech
roundup First wave of new chips are for desktops (Intel) and servers (AMD). When the software bill comes, do they count once or twice?

Google blows past estimates
update Posts first-quarter profits that trample those of a year earlier, as search advertising continues to explode.
16 hours, ago
Can your family go a week without computers?
Inspired by TV-Turnoff Week, the organizers of PC-Turnoff Week are calling on families to shut off home computers and start bonding.

Todays Tech News Feed for now.

TiVo looks for an edge

Company turns to outside developers to help build its DVR into home networking hub.
Images: TiVo tunes
4 hours, 29 minutes ago

Google blows past estimates

update Posts first-quarter profits that trample those of a year earlier, as search advertising continues to explode.
16 hours, ago

Can your family go a week without computers?

Inspired by TV-Turnoff Week, the organizers of PC-Turnoff Week are calling on families to shut off home computers and start bonding. I say HELL NO. Come on we are talking about the Internet Here.
Intel, AMD duel over dual-core tech

roundup First wave of new chips are for desktops (Intel) and servers (AMD). When the software bill comes, do they count once or twice?

Thursday, April 21, 2005 - Tech News and Views From My World. - Tech News and Views From My World.

Yet Another Test Post.

Well I am finally made the Move to Blogger for my new blog /w RSS feed. Yes everyone I made the Jump on the RSS Revolution. All Future Postings from me will be on my new blog at this URL:

Posting from Xanga TV 200 Blog

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Yes Bammer Linux is Good for You!!!!

Ballmer grins and bears Linux--a little

update Demos management software supporting non-Windows machines. "I know that's an important capability," Microsoft CEO says.

And This is why Cable Prices continue to keep going up. There just no more Composition among the players.

Comcast and Time Warner, the top U.S. cable operators, said Thursday that they would jointly buy the assets of Adelphia Communications for $12.7 billion.

Time Warner also said it plans to exchange Comcast's 17.9 percent stake in Time Warner Cable for $1.86 billion in cash and cable systems now owned by Time Warner that represent 600,000 subscribers.

Time Warner also said it would exchange Comcast's 4.7 percent stake in the Time Warner Entertainment partnership for cable systems serving 150,000 subscribers plus $133 million.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

AMD launching dual core Athlons tomorrow

Exclusive AMD Athlon 64 X2s to line up with dual-core Opterons

By Fuad Abazovic: Wednesday 20 April 2005, 15:48
THE WORLD+DOG already knows that AMD has its Opteron dual-core CPUs ready and that it's set to launch them tomorrow. But not many know that AMD is launching dual-core desktop CPUs as well.

You do now.

We saw a document in which an AMD official states that it will launch those CPUs tomorrow and that it will brand them AMD Athlon 64 X2 with speed variations of 4200+, 4400+, 4600+ and fastest at 4800+. We don’t know their actual clock speeds.

AMD says production-ready CPUs are now shipping to some leading OEMs and system builders world-wide. General system availability is scheduled for June, we learned.

The chippery will be available for both mobile (Desk top replacement) and desktop computers and feature enhanced virus protection and 'Cool 'n' Quiet' declocking marchitecture.

Its pretty much two Athlon 64 stitched together and connected with Direct connect (m)architecture, we understand.

We learned that dual-core Athlons and Opterons will be compliant with existing motherboards. You will need a bios update to make them work but that’s about it.

AMD taped out its first dual cores in June 2004, first demonstrated this marchitecture in August 2004 and will claim to be the first to ship such marchitecture for servers and workstations starting from tomorrow the 21st of April.

That should nibble at Intel's todger. µ

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Seagate Unveils High-Speed 120 GB Laptop Drives
Tuesday - April 19, 2005
Seagate Technology announced late yesterday an expansion of its notebook hard disc drive line, bumping capacities up to 120 gigabytes (GB). Highlighting Seagate's notebook product line are 7,200- and 5,400-rpm models that provide the highest capacities available -- 100GB and 120GB, respectively -- in laptop drives. [More...]

Ok HD Makers......
Where is HELL IS THE 500GIG HDs you promised five mouths ago. I am still waiting to get hands on four of those puppies to built my 2Terabyte home media server. My patience is wearing thin!!!!!!!!!

TROTSS has its first fan site.

Welcome to TROTSS. This site is truly dedicated to the newly established The Revenge Of The *Bleep* group. To be reminded that this is not the official site for TROTSS, yet .. im dedicating this site for updates and stuff relating to TROTSS. We miss you guys on the show and hope one day you all will be have your own proper show again.

yes found the link at Kevin R's Digg site.