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GNC-2010-11-30 #630 Back in Paradise



Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving, things have been a little crazy with trying to help the family back in Michigan with the missing kids (see below article). In amidst the chaos put out two pieces of media for you over the weekend. My presentation from Blogword and the Saturday Morning Tech show which has yet to be posted. I hope that you enjoys tonights show, way to serious in the beginning, but I am really glad to be home. As a bonus, my youngest broke his arm at school today, so I spent 8 hours at the ER with him all is well and he is not happy with his cast.

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Microsoft Messing with WHS.
My Extended Family Tragedy.

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Blogworld 2010 Presentation.
Hughes Net to get Upgrade.
Questions on X-37b
Google Shortcode.
Microsoft goes to Supreme Court on Word.
Kinect gets Smart.
New Owner of Sun.
Comcast ignoring Net Neutrality.
Hugh releases a reading collection.
Microsoft to replace your Cable provider?
WHS Bomb Shell.
WHS Ballmer follow up.
Some cool websites and tools.
4 ways to Monitor Flickr.
BitTorrent Streaming Video?
Video Preview coming to Netflix.
Video Ad Click through Study.
Perfect Gift for Dad.
WordPress grows a Million Sites.
Google Earth 6.
Don’t buy that Domain.
Site Seizure Explanation.
Don’t try to help playwrights online or get Sued.
Pirate Bay Crew Guilty Again.
Airplay Hack Coming.
Is Microsoft, Google Apple being Evil?
Paths of Flight.
Calibrate your HDTV.
Do you feel like your walking in Circles?
Bishop Museum going online.
No Google Social in 2010.
Copyright firm Sued.
Nissan Leaf Business Opportunities.
EFF trying to prevent embarrassment.
iPhone Concerns.
Tiffany gets turned away from Supreme Court.
Game Moding trial to go Forward.

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Comcast vs Net Neutrality



“While the network neutrality debate in Washington has focused on what actions a broadband access provider might take to filter, prioritize or manage content requested by its subscribers, Comcast’s decision goes well beyond this. With this action, Comcast is preventing competing content from ever being delivered to Comcast’s subscribers at all, unless Comcast’s unilaterally-determined toll is paid – even though Comcast’s subscribers requested the content. With this action, Comcast demonstrates the risk of a ‘closed’ Internet, where a retail broadband Internet access provider decides whether and how their subscribers interact with content.”

link: Level 3 Communications Issues Statement Concerning Comcast’s Actions | Business Wire

This is a quote from a online article written by Level 3 a tier 1 Internet providers. Who is complaining because Comcast is charging a recurring fee for transmitting online movies and other content to Comcast customers. One of Level 3 main customers is Netflix who is a competes with Comcast on Demand Movie service and Xfinity. As a Comcast customer this behavior is not surprising. Unfortunately this is what happens when the company that owns the pipes also owns content. If Level 3 hadn’t agree to pay I may have been unable to get Netflix streaming even though I had paid for it. I wouldn’t be surprised if Comcast tries to do the same thing to other companies who carry video such as Google, Amazon, Apple. The only thing that maybe stopping them is that they are trying to get the FCC to approve their merger with NBC.

As more and more people start to stream video from the Internet and it becomes a bigger competitor to traditional media. I suspect that this kind of action will be more common. Old media will try anything it can to hold on to its territory anyway its can. The FCC needs to hurry up and make their ruling on Net Neutrality. For a long time the argument about net neutrality was an academic one, but now with actions like this its is becomes a real world problem. Just another reason to dislike Comcast.

 



GNC-2010-10-12 #618 Headed to Vegas for BlogWorld



The Tricaster Studio is headed for a new home at SDRNews.com and I expect the Tricaster TCXD 850 to be delivered in the near future. With my upcoming road trip, I will be remote most of the time anyway so small impact. I head out to Vegas tonight on the Red Eye and will be their through Monday morning. Make sure you come to my session on Saturday at 12:15pm

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Vacations and how we don’t take them.
Three Strikes not so fast.
Comcast 2000 HotSpots.
President signs his Space Vision Budget.
Duck Asteroid Passing.
New ISS Supply Bus almost Ready.
NASA Lays of 800!
Google Car on the Roll.
Yahoo App allows 3g Video Chat.
GM Volt not so Green After All.
Crucial SSD gets Small.
Is that a computer in your Pocket?
Amazing Light Show.
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FCC Chairman we need more Spectrum!
Japanese Social Loners?
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Apple Trademark “gag”
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You Have 10 Seconds!
Journalist Shift to New Media.
Apple smacks the Chinese.
Super Microphone don’t smack your lips.

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GNC-2010-10-05 #616 Have Passion in what you do!



My understanding is a few listeners had trouble with one of the shows via iTunes recently. I have checked all of the master files on the servers and they appear to be ok. Not sure what happened but please let me know asap via email what you are seeing. Congrats to Rob in Pittsburgh for winning the Roku tonight. Thanks for all your support of the sponsors last month, your continued patronage really makes an impact here!

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Three for One Windows 7 Family Pac is Back!
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First UAV now we have RCV!
Windows Phone 7 Launch.
Cool Places to go in Silicon Valley.
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Chrome on Fast Track!
New Skype CEO.
Comcast will now warn you on Hacked PC’s
Day Late and a Dollar Short.
iPhone Privacy = No Privacy!
Cash Cow.
5 Microsecond Improvements big Money!
More Cores = Good?
Toasted Skin now on Menu.
Boy gets artificial heart!
Old Recordings and Copyright?
TV Ad Bill to Quiet down Commercials.
Shuttle Launched Delayed.
Apple TV + Jailbreak does not yet = Apps.
Kindle Owners Rich, iPad Owners Young!
Opie and Anthony sign contract!
Smart Extension Cords.
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GNC-2010-07-29 #597 Yes the Net is Working Here!



Close call for us in Hawaii, cut fiber do not bode well for Internet reliability but we are up and online. Lot’s of exciting things in the frying pan and boy has it been a week of firsts. The longer I work in this new media space the more my eyes are opened to the possibilities of this medium.

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Net Speed Nightmare
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Comcast Billing Glitch.
More School Webcam Lawsuits.
Old Spice Sales Up!
Real Photoshop Madness of BP Images.
Pink Slips for Shuttle Workers.
Spacewalk at ISS!
Religion of Apple?
Anybots to Spy on You.
App Genome Project.
Internet Radio for your Stereo Rack.
ProMed Network on Roku.
iPhone calling home to Mama Bell.
15 Minutes now for YouTube Videos.
Monitor your Elderly Parents.
IE9 in September.
Magic Trackpad I don’t get it.
Mozilla Tab Candy.
iOS4 for iPhone Performance.
Hacking an ATM.
Kindle for $139.00
Corporations Biggest Threat to Net Neutrality.
T-Mobile tops in Customer Service.
Home Server versus Cloud.
5 great iPad Apps.
Dragon Naturally Speaking Version 11.
More Toyota Recalls.
Your Facebook data Compiled?

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GNC-2010-07-09 #591 Hollywood’s Funny Accounting



Quick week for many of you, thanks to everyone that called in to the hotline to leave comments. Wait till you see how Hollywood does their accounting no wonder they can claim they are loosing money. Did you notice the mini format change? First big change in over 500 shows not a really big deal but lets see your reactions!

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3 Patches on Tuesday.
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City Supported Internet map.
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Yes Sir may I have another (RIAA).
Firefox 4 Look and Feel.
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GNC-2010-07-02 #589 Chrome Takes a Dive!



The Lenova A63 Giveaway is happening now Listen to Win. The only way to Win is to Listen and act before the show on July 6th! I talk in depth about the July Fund Raiser. I understand some of you will have reservations but if you have thought about supporting the show. This will be the month to do it. I would like to raise $10,000 between now and the end of the month. Big number I know but I have some incentives for those that donate. Thank you in advance your contribution will go toward a major upgrade in the studio!

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Google Rolls Over on Red Chinese?
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Does whats in your PC mater anymore?
iMovie for iPhone 4
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The Math on iPhone 4 Antenna Loss!
Tweet do and don’ts.
Trillian 5!
Good Genes in your Family?
Instaload Batteries.
Tracking your Movements by your Hair!
Shuttle Launch Schedule.
Plagiarism Cheating Guide to College.
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