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Thursday, October 31, 2013

No Agenda Show For Thursday October 31st 2013 Neuroelasticity

No Agenda Show For Thursday October 31st 2013
Neuroelasticity
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Original iPad 3G Customers Begin Receiving Claim Forms for Apple/AT&T Data Plan Settlement

As much as a class action law suit is there for a reason, it seems rather pointless to those that are supposed to win in the end. Since you are going to be receiving $40, that doesn't even cover one month at the 5GB ($50) plan. I should think since they brought this new plan in to affect two months in, you should get at least 2 full free months ($100).  If you are going to make a class action suit then why wouldn't you go for what is actually fair?


Original iPad 3G Customers Begin Receiving Claim Forms for Apple/AT&T Data Plan Settlement
http://www.macrumors.com/2013/10/30/original-ipad-3g-customers-begin-receiving-claim-forms-for-appleatt-data-plan-settlement/


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

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Producers and Supporters,

Your support for the 6th anniversary was outstanding and we are extending the celebration through the next show because a lot of people came in late with $66.66 and$666.66 contributions. You gave the show a tremendous boost to do even better shows in the months ahead.
First of all, just look at the news. With the never-ending NSA fiasco and all the White House nuttiness, not to mention the health care debacle in the USA, this is a great time for deep news analysis. And this government incompetence phenomenon is worldwide. Australia, the UK, Holland, Spain, Germany. It’s as if total insanity has broken out worldwide and the No Agenda Show is here to document it for your edification and amusement.

It does indeed appear as if the lunatics are running the asylum.



It’s a bonanza for the No Agenda Show and it continues with your great support. Thank you!

Make sure to tune in tomorrow when we roll out some scripts for the idiotic Freddie the Firewall.

Your co-hosts,
John C. Dvorak & Adam Curry
PS This is probably a good time to encourage you to visit the support page by clicking here. Thanks again!

 

Sunday, October 27, 2013

No Agenda Show for Sunday October 27th 2013 Hornet's Nest

No Agenda Show for Sunday October 27th 2013
Hornet's Nest
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Saturday, October 26, 2013

No Agenda Producers Update-6th Anniversary!

Dear Producers and Supporters,
 
TODAY is the 6th anniversary of the No Agenda Show.


You have to admit that it is “amazing” that a show like this is even being produced intoday’s era of controlled and censored media. It is not as if the mainstream media cannot give you real analysis and insightful nuanced observations. They simply choose not to because it is easier to entertain the public with vapid celebrity gossip and vacuous reports provided by the massive public relations mechanisms that promote corporate and government messages.
 

The No Agenda Show is completely removed from this onerous influence because and only because you, the producer and consumer, pay the bills. We do not depend on “underwriters,” sponsors, advertisers, whatever you want to call it. You pay the bills. You make the show possible and you benefit from analysis that others simply cannot provide. Today we begin year 7 of this journey. We want you to help us celebratebecause it is only about you. The show is for you. It’s about you and your relationship to what is really going on. Help it continue.

A lot of you have not contributed for a long while and you are urged to join in today with a contribution of any amount whatsoever by clicking here. We have the $66.66 celebration donation. A lot of you have headed toward Knighthood with a $666.66 contribution. The show cannot thank you enough for that. But any amount you can afford is great. Go to the No Agenda support page here.

 
Let’s make tomorrow’s donation segment memorable and celebrate six years of No Agenda, the best podcast in the universe.


Make this day big.

Your co-host,

John C. Dvorak
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Friday, October 25, 2013

No Agenda Show for Thursday October 24th 2013 Tech Surge

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Tech Surge
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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Leather Smart Cases will protect new iPad Air, iPad Mini

Don't go with the leather cases... they shrink over time and the magnets don't line up,causing the display to turn on even with the cover closed. I have learned this from the first gen smart covers. I have both the plastic and leather and the plastic has actually held up a lot better.

Leather Smart Cases will protect new iPad Air, iPad Mini
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-31747_7-57608756-243/leather-smart-cases-will-protect-new-ipad-air-ipad-mini/


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

13-Inch 2013 MacBook Air Gets Up to 15 Hours of Battery Life With Mavericks

15 hours is pretty impressive, but as impressive as that sounds, I personally like the specs of the latest MacPro Retina 13 which comes in only a little heavier than the Air but a whole lot more powerful. Considering it has the Haswell chip at 9 hours of life I think I'll stick with dreaming of my next macpro. But until that time, I'm quite happy using my Samsung Chromebook which is as light as the air and does everything I need it to at 9 hours+ and considering I could buy a second one for when that 9 hours runs out (if I were to be on a 12 hour flight for example) at about half the price of either Macbook Air or MacPro...   okay I know it is not fair to toss in the Chromebook to this comparison but, I'm just saying!

13-Inch 2013 MacBook Air Gets Up to 15 Hours of Battery Life With Mavericks
http://www.macrumors.com/2013/10/23/13-inch-2013-macbook-air-gets-up-to-15-hours-of-battery-life-with-mavericks/


Remember, Nothing is FREE on the Internet!-Apple Mavericks!

I find myself constantly repeating these words to clients that end up with a real mess of malware/spyware on their system after a very simple CLICK of something that said 'free download'. Remember, most downloads are free, it is the act of installing and using the program where you will find you have to pay for it, either by limited use until you fork out for the 'pro' version, or by simply screwing up the rest of your computer due to the fact that what you just installed is malicious.

Ok so maybe I'm being too harsh on the new operating system Mavericks, released by Apple but seriously it does make you wonder.  Of course I do realize it is brand new and with anything new there will be bugs. No matter how many 'pre-releases' are sent out in to the wild, it isn't until the mass users install and use with whatever strange configurations they have set up.  I had already tweeted my dismay when I went to install on my 2007 Macbook only to find it wouldn't install and this after reading that 2007 devices would work. Blame me for not noticing they were referring to the 2007 iMac and not the Macbook. In any case Mountain Lion works just fine on that device so no worries.  I did however install it on my Macbook Pro and initially had a few freeze ups that were cleared after completing the updates.   It is my job to be thorough and learn from my own mistakes so that I can fix them for my clients and that being said, if you are an Apple user and are wondering if you should be installing this new, FREE operating system, not that Apple has ever charged much for a new O/S release, but I suggest holding off a month or so. You aren't missing anything new and you won't have to deal with all the problems once a few updates have been ironed out.  


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Producers,

Please think of your No Agenda Show as we begin the holiday season with a contribution to the show by clicking here.



And the 28th is our 6th anniversary. They said it couldn’t be done. When we started the show it began to evolve immediately and has become something unlike any other news presentation show anywhere. And, it’s all for you, the producers and supporters. Help us celebrate.

On tomorrow’s show there is some odd news being pumped out about Fukushima that may be to keep people from saying to themselves that the odd pollution episode occurring in Harbin, China would be completely mitigated by nuclear power. Greeners will be advocating more wind power. This of course ignores the fact that one reason for the death smog is the lack of wind in the first place. 



If you have been to China you will have noticed that it is commonly overcast making solar problematic. Yet nobody discusses nuclear as the Fukushima event stays in the news.


Here’s something to think about. This came from a press release. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau estimates students and graduates are currently carrying $1 trillion in total student loan debt! The average debt is $24,301 and 60 percent of students borrow annually to help cover costs. Of those with federal loans more than one in ten is in default.


Cheery news. Gak.

All this and more on tomorrow’s show.
Your co-hosts,
John C. Dvorak & Adam Curry
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Sunday, October 20, 2013

No Agenda Show for Sunday October 20th 2013 Clouds of Crisis

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REVIEW: Google's Crazy-Cheap HP Chromebook 11 Is Pretty Great

I'm really confused about these reviews. Yes I am sure this is a great unit. In fact I'll admit I had it in my shopping cart and if it weren't for my credit card date being incorrect I would own one. But I believe everything happens for a reason and the fact that I already own the Samsung version of this same thing which was only $229 and it's a Samsung!  Looking at the specs, this new HP actually gets less battery life than the samsung. Personally I can easily get 8 hours on this thing. I'm holding out for a 13 inch model.


REVIEW: Google's Crazy-Cheap HP Chromebook 11 Is Pretty Great
http://www.businessinsider.com/review-googles-hp-chromebook-11-2013-10


AT&T has two new short-term data plans for tablet users -- $5 for 250MB in a day, or $25 for 1GB

Or, you could just leave your ipad turned off! I mean ok it is one thing to provide a lower cost plan but when you consider 250mb which is really not that much in the first place, quite easily done in 1 day but yeah ok, you need to send that all important email so what's 5 bucks. I get that. Now you add the ability to go 3 months on one plan.. it sounds great. Maybe it will work. If anything this will start what is sure to be a slew of new low cost plans from the other carriers.


AT&T has two new short-term data plans for tablet users -- $5 for 250MB in a day, or $25 for 1GB over 3 months
http://gizmodo.com/at-t-just-announced-a-5-a-day-data-plan-for-traveling-1447238682

Saturday, October 19, 2013

No Agenda Producers Update

Dear Producers and Supporters,

We want to remind people that our 6th anniversary is nine days away. You can help us celebrate with any contribution whatsoever including the $66.66 special anniversary special.

On tomorrow’s show, among other things, we’ll discuss Hillary’s face lift and possible Botox use as well as an apparent feud with Angelina Jolie. Call Clooney!

As usual we’ll uncover some new nonsense fed to the public including the emergence of the meme in the UK (we’ll all be the next target) that loneliness is a plague in the UK. And while this is not quite a movement to kill granny, it may not be far from it. Whatever the case, there is money to be made.


We hope you will listen live or you will download the next No agenda while continuing your support on the support page here.

You co-host

John C. Dvorak
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Thursday, October 17, 2013

No Agenda Show for Thursday October 17th 2013 Kalemia

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Windows 8.1 Review: Little Changes Make a Big Difference

Yes, ok initially the feeds were stating go and download now but I received the message it was coming out Oct 18. Upon a few refreshes it appears it is available. Being in Canada I was then able to upgrade, my clients in the USA however, still no luck. I noticed on one machine in Canada it was using the Australian server so sending that link to my American clients it worked... if you have troubles just keep trying.


Windows 8.1 Review: Little Changes Make a Big Difference
http://gizmodo.com/windows-8-1-review-little-changes-make-a-big-differenc-1446625571


Windows 8.1 Is Here, and You Should Get It Now

Yes I completely agree, you are going to want to perform the upgrade from windows 8 to 8.1 however as this article below describes it is now available, which is not true. In fact when you click on their provided link it takes you to the website where it even states it doesn't come out until tomorrow (Oct 18)... as much as I too want to be on top of things, reporting like this is not helping!


Windows 8.1 Is Here, and You Should Get It Now
http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2013/10/windows-8-1-is-here/


2 convicted killers mistakenly released from Florida prison - Fox News

In today's day and age of technology how does something like this even happen? 


convicted killers mistakenly released from Florida prison - Fox News
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/10/17/2-convicted-killers-mistakenly-released-from-florida-prison/


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

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Dear Producers,

As we get closer and closer to our 6th anniversary, we want to remind people to help us celebrate with an anniversary donation by clicking here.  And the next time you go to the theater with friends or family and drop over $50 to see a bad film, say to yourself “This would have been money better spent on the No Agenda Podcast.”  The support page awaits your visit.


No Agenda will continue to amaze you. In show after show your hosts analyze all the propaganda that is doled out by the mainstream media. This analysis is the basis for what is the most entertaining and informative show you will ever hear. And, unlike the mainstream media, you have all the documentation at your disposal in the form of show notes. No other show does this. If you hear about a report you also have links to it along with any other pertinent analysis. There is nothing like this anywhere. You are urged to take advantage of this outstanding resource.

This Thursday’s Show will probably be just before the government shutdown and budget crises are resolved (or not). The President continues to use loaded words such as “hostages” and “extortion” to describe the Republican strategy to defund the Affordable Care Act. The absolute best run down of the strategy that you will find is this piece byThomas Sowell linked here. He sees nothing new or unusual in any of these strategies. This is an important explanation you need to read.


In other developments, one of our producers tracked down various anti-vaporizing initiatives developed to keep people from using so-called “vapes” right to the door of Pfizer, makers of Chantix. You’ll be amused by his note.

You will get your value-for-value on the Thursday show with the kind of information and insight you will find nowhere else.

And thank you for your continued support
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Monday, October 14, 2013

No Agenda Show for Sunday October 13th 2013 Vape like a Ninja

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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Obamacare Website Fixes Could Take Two Week Or Two Months

They haven't spent enough money on the website yet and should put more resources in to it. That's what happens when they don't use skip logic!

Obamacare Website Fixes Could Take Two Week Or Two Months
http://feedly.com/k/1cMfm3u

An anonymous reader writes "It looks like nobody is quite sure how long it will take to fix the health insurance marketplace website. '"One person familiar with the system's development said that the project was now roughly 70 percent of the way toward operating properly, but that predictions varied on when the remaining 30 percent would be done," the Times reported yesterday. "'I've heard as little as two weeks or as much as a couple of months,' that person said. Others warned that the fixes themselves were creating new problems, and said that the full extent of the problems might not be known because so many consumers had been stymied at the first step in the application process."'"

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

   

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Nexus 5/KitKat leaks get the video treatment in 7-minute clip

Why do they even say "leaked" when it is quite obvious companies do this on purpose as it adds tot he intrigue of wanting the device.. we all know this don't we?
 
Nexus 5/KitKat leaks get the video treatment in 7-minute clip
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57607253-94/nexus-5-kitkat-leaks-get-the-video-treatment-in-7-minute-clip/