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Geek News Central 2006-01-24 #139

Posted by geeknews at 1:33 AM on January 24, 2006

This is probably one of my top shows put together in recent weeks had a lot of energy tonight, their is some very important information that you are not going to want to miss in this show. I have some info straight from the iTunes team along with some very important legislative information!

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DVD Shrink
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RIAA and MPAA Fair Use War [EFF] [PK]
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  1. From Techeon at 5:37 am on January 24, 2006

    If you are looking for the amount of caffeine in various drinks here is a really big list. It looks as though red bull is on top. Notice the size of the bottles that you buy though. Seems to be that Jolt is still the most caffeine for the actual amount in each bottle.

    I still prefer Bawls over everything on the list.

  2. From penmachine at 1:24 pm on January 24, 2006

    Thanks for playing another one of my tracks, Todd. In case anyone’s interested, I played all the guitar and bass parts of “Had a Plan, Had to Change It” myself, over some drum loops. Everything was recorded in GarageBand 2.0 on an eMac.

  3. From ReasonAble at 11:51 pm on January 24, 2006

    DVD Shrink has been around for years. Development stopped in 2004 I believe. The author went to work for Ahead (Nero). It’s still very useful but I understand that it fails with some encryption due to it’s age.

  4. From MazXNapalm at 12:29 am on January 26, 2006

    DVD Shrink is great. Been using it for a while.

    URL’s – We have all, at one time or another, told someone about a great site that we visited. But when it comes to giving them the URL, it can be quite tricky. What if it was very long, or easily misspelled? For a while now pc mags have been using tinyurl’s in their print. A tinyurl (see takes any lenght url and condences it to a 5 didget alphanumeric code. For example is 2ttlf. This cuts down on mis typing the url and ending up on another site.

    I live outside America where some words are spelled very differently. Centre (center), Tyre (Tire) and so on. This could be of great use in podcasts. Not for every url, but those that may be difficult to give out. Just a quick “..or tinyurl 2ttlf….” at the end of the url.