Love the Linux chaser to balance Apple stories
My elderly aunt, who understands little else from the podcast (or the
rest of life these days), loves it too. She perks up every time she
hears the jingle. Though I'm pretty sure it's because she thinks it's a
liquor ad since she starts yammering on about booze-filled
But it makes her happy ! And I think a Linux story--it's the perfect
antidote to all that crApple.
Great show, love Molly's rants, Tom's libertarian angle, and Jason's
(niiice) voice. :-)
I have been listening to your podcast for awhile now and wanted to
comment on the metered bandwidth issue. I live in Lawrence, Kansas,
(home of the KU Jayhawks), and our Internet provider has had limits on
bandwidth for as long as I have their service. I paid $28 additional
dollars last month in overages for using 14 addition GB of bandwidth on
top of the allowed 10. Usually I do not exceed this amount, but with my
increasing list of podcast subscriptions and now iTunes movie rentals, I
might have to upgrade to the Gold package which allows 40GB and has
I believe the package pricing is not too unreasonable, especially since
the lowest package is only $15/month with 1GB of bandwidth.
Someone who is a light Internet user would benefit from broadband at a
I have included a link to my provider
Thanks and great show.
P.S. Natali, I miss watching Textra, but I wish you the best in New
Useage based broadband
Hi Tom, Molly, and Jason!
I'm a long-time listener and love the show but I completely disagree on
your views of Usage-Based Broadband from Time Warner. How could anyone
possible want this? In the age of HD video streaming/downloading and
interactive content I certainly don't want to worry about "going over my
gigabytes." For goodness sake, people already have to deal with that
with their cell phone minutes. What's stopping the companies from
charging usage-based cable TV? It makes just as much sense! Now people
will have to be more aware to turn off their Internet when they're not
using it. This is not the same thing as "turn off the faucet" or "turn
off the lights." I shouldn't have to turn off my Internet so I don't
use excess bandwidth. Are we back in the dial-up era again? I keep track
of my bandwidth usage and each month I use about 100-200GB of bandwidth
each month. This includes gaming, video streaming, downloading, etc. I
don't want ISPs to throttle traffic but I would rather them do that the
switch to usage-based plans!
Thanks guys! Love the show!
Tom, Molly, and Jason,
You recently talked about watermarking video/audio files and ISP
scanning for the watermarks. You said you didn't see a problem with
ISPs doing this. I would have a problem with ISP's scanning for
watermarks since I backup my files to Amazon S3 (Simple Storage
Solution) my ISP would try to block me backing up these files to the
cloud. Fortunately my backups are sent encrypted so they wouldn't be
able to read the watermarks. Any file-sharing software would only need
to transfer files using SSL to prevent ISP's from reading the watermarks.
Love the show,
MacBook Air OS reinstall solution
Hello, this is Sean from Pittsburgh and I just wanted to say three
- I was thrilled when you mentioned Sidney Crosby on the show a few
weeks ago, he is great.
- Regarding the reinstall of OS X on your MacBook Air, that will never
crash...during the keynote, Steve specifically mentioned that the remote
disc feature will indeed work if you need to reinstall the OS or upgrade
- The Apple TV was also using a subscription revenue model that iPhone
is using, hence the free update...I remember reading that somewhere last
year at least.
Hope that clears those issues up, love the show!
Digital copies included on movie DVDs?
During Steve Jobs' keynote, a rep from 20th Century Fox said that a
digital file copy would be included on the Family Guy Blue
Harvest DVD. I assume one could download this copy to his or her
hard drive and watch it as many times as they wanted. This is a great
idea, but considering services such as Netflix, wouldn't movie studios
be inadvertantly distributing these digital copies to many people who
didn't buy the DVD? And what would stop people from sharing these
digital copies via bittorrent? I can't imagine there'd be DRM on it, or
there would be no point in offering it on their DVDs to begin with.