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by acedtect-20196213851867054973637995818137 / September 11, 2006 9:33 AM PDT

Episode 309

The hard drive turns 50

Has Apple cracked the TV-PC barrier?

Real-world privacy breach in Second Life

Microsoft's YouTube clone will be called Soapbox

AOL + NBC + Warner Bros. = Studio 60 online TODAY!

Vote for your favorite TV flop online

RIAA says it doesn't have enough evidence in copyright lawsuit

Amazon does e-book reader-ooooh

Guy posts fake sex ad on Craigslist, then posts ALL responses

Twelve arrested for Craigslist prostitution

New Numa

Shalin: Tom, thou shalt not install Amazon Unboxed! And feel free to
bust out angry Tom whenever!

Anon: About the expensive cable about those Apple iPod
cables? The other day I realized, why am I buying flash drives when I
have a 60GB iPod? I just need another cable. I go to the store and look
at it, and it's 35 BUCKS! Are you kidding me? I bought a 1GB flash
drive for cheaper!

I heard about Tom M.'s problems with Unbox and just wanted to add to
it. Other problems with Unbox:
I was unable to attempt to download for over five hrs after doing the
courteous buy. I had brought it and then kept getting the message:
You have used up all your licenses for this video.
If you like to download this video to this PC, please purchase it here:
Once the expired licensing error went away, I tried to download it
again. Since I'm staying in the U.K., I then get an error saying for
U.S. residents only, but the site let me download the tool in the first
place. So since I will be outside the United States for a while, I just
uninstall it. You would think that because the video downloads are only
for USA IPs, shouldn't the tool only be for USA?

Andrew sent us the Apple event poster:
OK, OK, OK, looks fake because the iPod is kinda messed up, and it's
very blurry, and well, why the heck is there an iMac on the poster?
Although I don't know where they would take a blurry picture of a hall
and then Photoshop a blurry iPod banner into it. Oh well, I'll let you
guys do the talking.

Nick, Alaska:
How's it goin', BOL crew?
When I heard that QT FairUse came out, I was stoked. Not too incredibly
long ago, I had burned my entire iTunes DRMed collection to disc and
ripped it back (mostly so I could play those songs on my 360). It took
13 discs and many hours, so I was happy to have another alternative to
that process. I downloaded it and Python (required to run it) ASAP and
let it do its thing on a couple "free download of the weeks" (that I
could to afford to lose). After letting the songs play through, for
some reason, iTunes wouldn't play the AAC file. I'm sure I could find
another converter, but I looked at it this way:
with QT, ya gotta
1. let the songs play through
2. convert to iTunes format
3. insert information (name, artist, album, art, etc.)
4. free

with to disc and back, ya gotta
1. burn to disc
2. rip back
3. insert only album art (if done correctly)
4. a couple cents per disc

So in the end, I still think the good ol' burn-and-rip method is the
best because it is faster and more mindless (at least for me).

Kevin: Hey, Buzz crew. Quick question for Molly: Do you know Japanese?
(Sorry, Kevin, nihongo ga hanasemasen. But that doesn't mean I can't
live there! I'll learn!)

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by Veronica Belmont-20381073359499778927797251280312 / September 11, 2006 9:33 AM PDT
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even when sick, Tom comes through with the Show Notes. what a guy!

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(NT) (NT) Shh, don't disturb him. Sleep typing.
by MrSkinny / September 12, 2006 2:50 AM PDT
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(NT) (NT) way to go the extra mile Tom!
by shawnlin / September 12, 2006 1:06 AM PDT
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