TSS is BACK! Kinda..

Discussion in 'Community' started by Daveway, May 11, 2005.

  1. Daveway macrumors 68040

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    www.thisweekintech.com

    The guys from the Screen Savers at the fallen TechTV are back. I went through hell when they said they were gone, but they're back in all their glory with a podcast + a video version soon!

    Also Kevin Rose has a great project going: www.thebroken.org.
     
  2. MacNut macrumors Core

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  3. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

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    I hate PodCasts.

    i also hate G4 and I hate how they went from G4tv to G4.com to G4techTV to G4 and just like blew off techtv.
     
  4. Daveway thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yes, Leo LaPorte. Along with Kevin Rose, Patrick, Robert, and the other guys.

    Kevin Rose's the broken project is awesome, I highly recommend downloading the vids.
     
  5. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    I really miss Tech TV, too.
    It was the only reason we got satellite. (OK, not the only reason, we also got like 15 more science channels and it's $3 cheaper)

    Tech TV was bought before I was a Mac user. Looking back at Leo's Mac Tips, I really wish the network was back. Imagine how much more Mac-tastic I'd be with his tips!

    Stupid Merger.
    It's horizontal expansion, not vertical!
    sorry, studying micro econ, haha. Horizontal expansion is when a company buys other companies to get rid of the competition.
     
  6. MacNut macrumors Core

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    There was no competition, Comcast wanted more viewers to watch G4 so they bought TechTV just for the subscriber numbers.
     
  7. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    *sigh* How I remember the good ole days of TechTV, and their old boards.

    What exactly is a "Pod cast"?
     
  8. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    Like radio.
    but on your iPod.

    Download an hour-long show.
    Put on iPod.
    Listen.

    Repeat.
     
  9. MacNut macrumors Core

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    I wonder if Leo can shop this show around and get it back on TV someday.
     
  10. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    We can only hope.
    *begging programming directors at yet-to-be-created Tech Network*
     
  11. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    Thanks for reply

    Where does one get these Pod cast files?
     
  12. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    good place to start: http://podcastalley.com/
    sure there are many many more sites out there too
     
  13. Daveway thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Leo is still doing Call for Help in Canada and he says he's working to get it back in the states. The TWiTs have been talking about doing a video conference so we can also have a video cast of TWiT. Kevin has some awesome videos on his website.
     
  14. njmac macrumors 68000

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    You could check out Leo's website at Leoville.com

    This is the website for TWiT. It has some info on what a podcast is. Here you can listen to the show on the web in quicktime.

    I love the old Screen Savers and I like the podcast. they talk about widgets of doom in the most recent show.
     
  15. rockthecasbah macrumors 68020

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    :( tech tv... damn that G4!!!!!!! :mad:

    I was a die hard TSS fan back in the day, but been crap since G4 took it over. Podcasts don't help ease the pain, they are really annoying :p
     
  16. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Unlike you guys, I actually like G4. I miss TechTV, though - I wish the managers hadn't made the boneheaded decision to merge the two (which lead to the death of TechTV).

    The Screen Savers is actually one of my LEAST favorite TechTV shows - anything from TechTV is good, I suppose.
     
  17. 840quadra Moderator

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    That may be due to your age.. I hated talk radio a few years ago, but now it is the only thing I listen to if I decide to listen to broadcast radio (especially since I only listen to internet music, or Ipod music :) ) . I just recently started listening to podcasts, and some are good, many are bad.

    To each their own.
     
  18. Deefuzz macrumors 6502a

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    I loved TSS and Call For Help and watched them both religiously.

    I was still a fan even when Pat and Leo left.

    Then I got pissed and stopped watching after G4 fired most of the staff...I just started watching again, it is still an ok channel for video game related things.

    But I would still love my old Tech TV back :(
     

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