Episode 100 – In-Dyggnation

Transcript of Live Chat.

Apologies for the record quality, but if it bothers you that much, join in on the drinking games while listening.

Show Notes:

Dystractions

Canada invades Finland.

Surprise of surprises, turns out “Score: The Hockey Musical” sucks.

“The iPhone is dead”, says Microsoft.

[Note: I think I checked out around this point, so all links hereafter were at least planned if not actually dyscussed…]

Et tu, Nokia World?

Fido takes on the Howard Forums.

CTV = BCE.

Ugh, can we please stop talking about James Cameron?

Some kind of TIFF-bashing that I’m too hungover to read.

Something about some dude named Marc Emery.

Something about Zellers and offensive T-shirts. This is pop culture? Really?

Boxee comes to Canada. Yawn.

Something about Facebook and a plant. I like it better when we talk about copyright.

Meet the new Twitter. Identi.ca‘s still better.

Srsly, from here on in I’m taking a vow of silence whenever we start talking about Justin Beiber.

I seem to remember Anth spoon-feeding me this one

Full Dysclosure

Did this even happen?

Shout-outs

Big thanks to Campbell & Brown’s T-Shirt Town for making us some fabulous t-shirts to giveaway. (They’re based in Portland, Oregon – which is pretty much the closest city America has to Canada…in terms of awesomeness.)

Listen and learn…or just read here how you can get a mention. Leave a comment, mention us in a tweet, etc, etc. Then you get a shout-out. Yes, it’s that simple. All the cool kids are doing it!

Howdy to our Twitter pals, a #FollowFriday will be yours again this week.

And as always, much love to our chat room participants.

Music

From no less than Chuck D’s forward-thinking Slamjamz label, Heet Mob and their track Who Got Rhymes?

Who got rhymes? We got rhymes

You ain’t never seen a crew like mine

Even if you lived two lifetimes.

We don’t give a fuck who might shine,

Whether you’re signed or unsigned.

Word.

3 comments

  1. Whoa! FIRST! SO, the Max Headroom experience was a bit off-putting, but it settled down. Ryan, great to hear your voice in there, Diane, you are a consummate professional, Mike, like Dr. Johnny Fever, you get better the drunker you get… Anth, I really couldn’t tell ANY difference in your delivery… and Andrew. Andrew, Andrew, Andrew. Man, you made the Ep.

    Guys, learn to cheat with your whiskey treats. ‘Tis not for guzzling! There’s no glory in chundering… meanwhile, a rota needs to be set up to make sure crusties don’t squat in the new chat room. ANd THERE will go the neighbourhood!

  2. So, few silly comments about last show..

    Hmm Getting drunk while recording — so glad any bucket/etc use was either microphone muted or edited out :-)

    Amiga’s were mentioned — Back in the 80’s I was the certified Commodore tech for eastern Ontario, the guy that did warranty work/etc. Did repairs on all Commodore equipment. One of my first computers was a Vic-20, and my last non-Linux/Unix computer was an Amiga 3000. Well, it did get switched to NetBSD before I sold it, but…

    Copyright: Short form is that “downloading” without permission is infringement.

    Longer answer. Copyright is a series of activities which, if done with a copyrighted work, require permission. That means you need to break everything down to see if any of these activities are covered.

    Sending the file to you is a communication-by-telecommunications, as well as making the file available is an authorization of that communication. So the sender of the file is obviously doing a copyright regulated thing.

    Receiving the file isn’t regulated, but storing the file is the creation of a copy which is regulated. If you were just being streamed at and had no buffer/etc, then no copyright related activities, but that doesn’t describe a “download”.

    Why so many people are confused is because of the Private Copying regime for recorded music. It only applies to music, so downloading a movie is a simple infringement. It pre-authorises the making of that private copy in exchange for a government-set levy that is attached to audio recording media (blank CDs/etc). It’s a blunt instrument, but for the most part it is better than the realistic alternatives.

    And why are people so confused? Because the old-industry lobbiests are deliberately misinforming people. They want people to believe that Canadian copyright law is “weak” so that they can justify radical changes. The reality is that Canadian copyright law is stronger (more tilted in favour of past copyright holders) than US law, is adequate to cover most legitimate issues, and radical change is entirely unjustified.

    Yadda, yadda, yadda…. Having to read this stuff will put people to sleep and/or make them puke even more than the drinking from last week….

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