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LISTen: An Podcast -- Episode #85

This week's podcast is brief in recognition of the Labor Day holiday in the United States and an unanticipated document dump. Some discussion of telecommunications issues that could adversely impact libraries was presented in addition to relaying a notable item from the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. Related links: Reuters story on Broadband Plan The Register on RF Spectrum Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #158 Engadget on the Sharp PC-Z1 Additional piece on the Sharp PC-Z1

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As To Labor Day

Notwithstanding Monday being a holiday in the United States of America, there will be an episode of LISTen: An Podcast released that day. It is strongly advised to hear LISTen #84 beforehand as it covers background material on radio frequency spectrum in its Kindle discussion that will relate to #85 in the anticipated discussion on broadband planning. These are fairly wonkish technical issues that we are trying to explain as simply as possible due to the impending impact on professional practice in libraries.

LISTen: An Podcast -- Episode #84

This week's episode has an oblique reference to Gilligan's Island in it. First up is a discussion of the intricacies of the ITU regulatory processes on the planetary scale. After that is a Linux news brief. Following on the Linux news brief, a discussion of an angle to net neutrality arises. The episode wraps up with a call for submissions. Remember, the following addressing works for sending submissions on physical media: 2348 Dewey Road Ashtabula, OH 44004-9656 United States of America The United States Postal Service Price Calculator may be useful in regards to that. There are similar calculators for New Zealand, Australia, The United Kingdom, Ireland, and Canada. Related links: Script to the episode of Profile America aired PC World on the Sony Reader Article discussing Ericsson managing Sprint's network International Telecommunications Union history 47 CFR 2.106 CIA World Factbook page on Iraq "Spectrum Allocation, Assignment and Enforcement" Slackware 13 Release Announcement openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 6 Release Announcement New York Times on Net Neutrality Using & managing UUCP by Ed Ravin UNIX Shell Providers listing The Linux Outlaws

Looking Ahead To LISTen #84

Sometimes it is best to announce things in advance. Hopefully this is one of those times.

LISTen: An Podcast -- Episode #83

This episode is a short one. It has been another slow news week with few noteworthy items. The top stories of the past week and a couple briefs are presented in this example of brevity.

As to the audio quality of #81 & #82

This likely explains things best from the multiple-intelligences perspective:
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LISTen: An Podcast -- Episode #82

This week's episode is short as we are still ironing out technical issues on the farm. Not all systems are working right when it comes to broadband. The episode attempts to serve as a quick round-up.

LISTen: An Podcast -- Episode #81

This episode starts off with a segment-sized edition of Tech for Techies in which the program's western engineer spoke about the new production arrangements. After that an essay is presented as an initial look at alternative ways libraries can help bridge the digital divide. Such is only a start and another essay is expected in the following episode. After that the zeitgeist review over LISNews for the previous week is given. The episode wraps up with a discussion of the new recording arrangements while also explaining how submissions can be made for air. Due to the restrictions present in rural broadband in Ohio's largest rural county, a shift to physical media exchange is required. Such is more explained in the closing although the following contact addresses were given: For physical mail: 2348 Dewey Road, Ashtabula, OH, 44004-9656 For the western engineer: [email protected] For the program presenter: [email protected] Related links: Profile America transcript on the Smithsonian Institution Bloomberg Report on Unemployment Figures Release Friday The Bureau of Labor Statistics Release Bloomberg Reported On Internet Engineering Task Force RFC 976: UUCP Wizzy Digital Courier Offline Mirror Options Relative To Wikipedia Additional Option For Mirroring Wikipedia In Bandwidth-Impaired Settings Where Collaborators Exist Gnash Low-Bandwidth Feed of This Week in Tech LNN Experimental low-bandwidth feed Bashpodder The Cited Terms of Service From the BBC as to Podcasts They Release BBC Podcasting Portal Diggnation NIH on Collaboration With Wikimedia


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