All hail the laserdisc!
I'm not buying any Blu-ray or HD DVD until one wins the war. I know a
guy that has a room full of laserdiscs he bought back in the day. We
should go skeet shooting with those bad boys. That would be fun.
Jacob from Austin, Texas
Netflix and 'Heroes'
This is Paul from Irving, Texas, and I was so excited about something
worthy to call you about and then to hear myself I was amazed.
And then you go ahead and give me my first "well, actually."
In Episode 573, you mentioned played my voice mail and then commented
that it would be last season of Heroes. Well, actually, I am
also pointing out that it appears to be covering this season as well.
You can go on there and see that Heroes Season 2, "Four Months
Later" is already up there. I have not watched it yet, but the fact
that it is even there is awesome.
Love the show,
Paul from Irving, Texas
NBC removes 'iPod' from their promo
I watch the podcast NBC Nightly News and during the midshow
promo, they usually have this promo: "We're everywhere...including your
iPod..." Now the video shows what looks like a Zune, and it says "We're
everywhere...including your digital device."
Proof of Radiohead's 'free' album
Here is my order confirmation. Rest assured that I will go back and buy
it again for very much of the money:
You should print this page as your order confirmation. This transaction
will appear on your credit card bill as WASTE PRODUCTS LTD. or a
shortened version of this.
|Wed 3rd Oct 2007
You can't get Radiohead for free
Hello Buzz team,
I noticed someone mentioned in the last episode that you could put in 0
pence for the Radiohead album. This is very true, but since they didn't
go through to the end of the order form they missed that there is a 45p
($1) charge placed on all purchases of the album for administration
cost. So actually, the lowest price you can get the album for is 45p.
Just thought I would let you know.
Keep up the good work.
iPod integration in jets
I have seen the mock-up integrations of the iPod into our cabin. We are
running into a lot of problems now that our customers have iPhones and
all the iPods were revised.
Not to mention the headaches associated with this: "Apple's new iPods
don't play nice with last-gen video accessories."
BTW, Molly it is pronounced "Dasso." Dassault is a French company--now
excuse me, I must finish my croissant and cafe.
Jimmy in Little Rock
Few things regarding episode 573
Few short things regarding episode 573:
1. Tell the DMCA dude (and everyone who has ever had anything taken down
off of YouTube or whatever) about www.chillingeffects.org
. The DMCA is
a flawed law, I grant you, but it is extremely
easy to fight a
take-down notice, and has severe penalties for companies that misuse
DMCA take-down provisions. I grant you, not everyone is a lawyer who has
time to fight these things, but a person learning about the law is never
a bad thing. Just like most of the RIAA lawsuits, these copyright
bullies will pass on any actual litigation if you just put up any type
of fight. Don't forget, the law can work for you too!
2. I called Earthlink, in response to the new commercial for
freestanding DSL in Verizon areas. This was a pretty hilarious situation
actually, as that the phone number was answered by a recording that kept
asking me for my home phone number. As that I was calling about
freestanding DSL, I don't have a home phone number, nor do I want one.
It took probably five minutes of giving more and more ridiculous answers
before the recorded lady transferred me to a real person. Sadly, this
did not solve anything. I was told repeatedly that DSL is based on the
phone lines (duh!), and I needed a phone number. I explained what
freestanding DSL was and also explained that I didn't want or need a
home phone line and was calling in response to an advertisement!
However, I was told that DSL requires
a phone number, and there
was no way they could help me. Talk to your Earthlink peeps and get this
straightened out, yo!
Seriously, I don't know what I'd do without you guys!
Chris the attorney in DC
On shows 572 and 573, Ryan, the hip hop music site guy, successfully
interacted with his ISP after receiving a DMCA take-down notice.
Who is his ISP?
Is it just me?
OK, Apple introduces new iPods, and the Apple site resounds with the joy
of the new product. Microsoft announces new Zunes, and what do we find
at the Microsoft.com? A 30-year-old picture of Bill Gates announcing a
free download of Visual Studio Express. And they wonder why no one's
buying the Zune!
You've corrupted my daughter
Greetings from Germany,
First off, I love the podcast. As an American working overseas, your
podcast is one of the things I really look forward to. It's almost like
a little slice of home.
As I often listen to Buzz Out Loud while driving around, my 17-year-old
daughter and her friends will be listening in as well. The other day,
my daughter and her friends were describing an incident where they
witnessed someone going on a tirade over something.
Normally this would not be worthy of a e-mail, but out of nowhere, my
daughter described this person's long outburst as "Molly Rant." Worse
yet, several of my daughter's friends agreed, saying, "Yeah, she totally
did a Molly Rant."
So there you have it, the Molly Rant is now part of my daughter and her
friend's "hip" vocabulary. Just thought you would like to know.
Keep up the good work.