No BS Podcast #54: The Next Top Model Edition

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gamerdude101

Ok, enough with the interviews. I know you have to pay the bills, but good grief.Those paid advertisements disguised as interviews are just insulting. Put a commercial at the beginning and end, but a ten minute commercial for Intel? For shame. You lose all credibility. I would think that after GameSpot gate, you would want to AVOID looking like paid shills.

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Insula Gilliganis

**34:00 into the podcast, start of discussion into accurately measuring CPU temp.. Gordon mentions how Intel does it by drilling into the CPU.. here is a link to HardOCP.com showing what Gordon was discussing plus how this method gives a slightly different result than motherboard probe & Speed Fan..

http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/article.html?art=MTQzOCwyLCxoZW50aHVzaWFzdA==

**43:45 into the podcast, Xeon vs Core 2 Quad as well as Skulltrail discussion. 3 Skulltrail review links that hopefully explain some Xeon/Core 2 Quad differences..

http://anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/intel/showdoc.aspx?i=3216

http://www.tomshardware.com/2008/02/06/intel_skulltrail_part_1/

http://hardocp.com/article.html?art=MTQ1OCwsLGhlbnRodXNpYXN0

**44:50 into the podcast, Gordon mentions a Pentium II 500MHz.. from what I can remember or find online, that is a cpu that was never made!!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentium_ii

http://www.intel.com/design/pentiumii/datashts/243657.htm

Gordon, just goofing with ya.. please don't RANT on me!!

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maknav

I really like the podcast (especiallly the rant) but the I almost stopped listening to the last podcast when I have to listen to the advertisement by the Intel guy. Why in the world we need to listen to the shameless advertisement? I also hate the fact that you guys are really nice to the Intel guy. At least put the segment at the end so that I can stop, like the ad for the mod stuff.

Also I am worried that the rant which I love is losing momentum. You guys need more anger I think.

I live in IL and sad that Jeremy leaves the lovely windy city.

Cheers,

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Mayhemm

Are we in the hate or the hype cycle for Vista now? I've lost count. Anyway, I couldn't help but do a double take when Will mentioned the one thing he liked about Vista was its search. Everyone is entitled to their opinion , of course, but we must just want totally different things from our search.

I frequently do "empty" searches in XP; meaning that I search for all files with a certain size or that were modified on certain dates without entering a specific filename.

Doing this on Vista is incredibly cumbersome. You have to manually open the search pane (which sometimes isn't available) in explorer's "organize" menu, then open "advanced search" and finally I can search without a filename. You're also limited to only 5 specific (or generic, depending on how you look at it) file types such as document, e-mail, picture, or music. If you're not sure which category Vista will put your obscure file type under, you have no choice but to search "All" types or risk having to do multiple searches. XP had the option to choose from what seemed like hundreds of specific file types; even different types associated with the same program.

I also find Vista's indexing incredibly slow. My hard drives are reasonably fast (a WD Raptor and a Seagate 7200.10) so I find it really annoying that I have to wait anywhere from a couple seconds to a couple minutes for Vista to finish indexing a directory every time I add files to it. And if I get impatient and cancel the index, my new files may not even show up!

Ok, rant over. Overall, Vista is nice to use. The things I miss the most from XP are the "Tasks" and "Places" shortcuts in explorer, the ability to do "blank" searches as ranted about above, and the photo viewer's ability to play animated GIFs.

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Havoc06

Thanks Dave. After getting tarred and feathered in a certain Ziff Davis forum a few weeks back (which I guess I sorta brought on myself), you're kind words make me happy.

For the others: look, I know my own faults, trust me. I talk really loud and fast, I usually don't know when to stop a conversation when the other person is trying to leave (Will Smith and Norm Chan can attest to this), and yeah- I send in a lot of audio questions to Future Media podcasts. But honestly, I'm a pretty nice guy. I don't mind contrasting opinions. Basically what I’m saying is, even though you didn’t like my comments I feel no ill-will towards you, DoctorOwl. I respect your differences. Of course, if I do see you in TF2, it's on baby.

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TheMurph

Hey, fnordfnord, we get it buddy. While the spamming of the comments is totally cool when requested by the podcast, doing it out-of-the-blue makes me rather unhappy. I'm deleting all 13 of your comments (save for one), and let's not do this again, eh?

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DoctorOwl

I'd pay $10 for an X-Fi to AC97 or HD-Audio converter. I read around on the net and some people suggested the proprietary header is digital so you can't just do a pinout-swap though.

I found Havoc's comment way too long and annoying. I'm glad you guys snipped it. I wish you'd snipped it more.

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Havoc06

Well, it wasn't very long before. After the re-edit, whoever chopped it up effectively doubled its run time. And out of curiosity, what the hell did I ever do to you? Usually it takes at least two audio questions before people start to hate me.

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TheMurph

I, for one, like Havoc's questions. His charming baritone voice is a welcome contrast to the nasally, recorded-in-a-washing-machine questions we usually get. :P

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Havoc06

I think I know what happened to my voice now- the first part of the question contained a small shout-out to Oopsie, a long-time listener (but shy caller-inner), for giving me some advice. For whatever reason, Andy (or another editor) deleted that section out and attempted to splice the rest together. If you use Audacity to do this, and the settings (bit-rate etc.) don't match the ones that were used to initially create the file, the voices will distort. I ran into this problem when I created "Logan's Folly" for the PCG podcast. But still: why did you guys delete the shout-out?? I don't get it...

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soggybomb

his editing is pretty good, but doesn't contribute as much to the discussion as jeremy, and he isn't an object of gordon's rage yet.

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fnordfnord

This is an un-wookie. No more wookies. Please!

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jerwilliams

Havoc06: I heard that and thought you altered it before sending it in, though I didn't think you were the type. Maybe Andy's having some fun with you.

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WPA-Wolverine

I think its kinda funny to hear you guys talking about big Lan events with 3-400 people. Try coming to Sweden and we will show you what a big event is. Dreamhack is the worlds biggest lan and the DHW2007 had 10455 computers hooked up in the network with 13000 visitors. I know that the US likes it big but when it comes to Lans you can consider your ass well and truly pwnd :)Otherwise a great podcast as usual :)

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Havoc06

What the hell happened to my voice on that comment??! It sounded okay when I sent it (well okay considering my normal tone). Yikes...

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