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LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #217

This week's episode brings a news miscellany.

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Of Cesspools and Logistics

So, we've got our own in-house cesspool

I recognize that The Annoyed Librarian made light of the grocery purchase link that takes you to Amazon. You have to remember that Ashtabula is in an odd location. Our local groceries that survive have selections that are decreasing in breadth. 2011 and 2012 have been years where the big news has been the departure of stores and sellers rather than grand openings. According to Mapquest, it remains an almost 45 mile trip one-way just to get to the closest outlet of Barnes and Noble. To get to a decent grocery store in terms of selection (i.e. they have more than just one generic bland flavor of decaf), it is a 25 mile trip one-way. The next closest array of groceries and other shopping locations that offer shopping selection variety are 40 miles away one-way.

Considering the price of gasoline, we're more than happy to offload the logistics cost to Amazon instead. We've done a couple test runs purchasing decaf tea from Amazon's grocery section to good effect. Groceries can't be returned to Amazon and we would have a hard time reselling such. Instead of financial support possibly being put to interesting uses, food purchased from the link in show posts has one destination: appetites of Air Staff members.

Instead of getting any production or writing done this morning, Roto Rooter is visiting this morning. This is not a free visit as we have an in-house cesspool that we did not previously know about. We also had a mixer board die during the middle of production Sunday night. The food purchases picked at the wishlist link are bulk buys that would definitely be eaten that would let us reallocate dollars from grocery purchasing to replacing and fixing hardware.

Sometimes we forget to mention what the rationale behind actions are. While I hunt down the check book to pay the gentleman from Roto Rooter, that's something you can think about...


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LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #216

This week's episode mysteriously dispenses with Profile America so that attention can be paid to the matter of Diplomats Dancing in Dubai in December...which is to say, we talk about some ramifications of the upcoming World Conference on International Telecommunications.

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LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #215

This week's episode brings a discussion of the infamous Case Omega that deals with freedoms being extinguished online, a segment-sized edition of the infamous Tech for Techies talking about the joys of teleprompters, and a news miscellany.

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LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #214

This week's episode features a chat with Dan Lynch of Sixgun Productions in Liverpool about changes in the UK library world relative to the UK government reviewing the possibility of e-book lending there. Madam Producer also discusses a new report by Freedom House about Internet Freedom in the context of this week being Banned Books Week.

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LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #213

This week's episode is hurriedly uploaded as Time Warner Cable suffered a regional outage immediately after we concluded recording. Contingency plans began executing until access came back up. Infrastructure along Lake Erie's south shore should not provide as much excitement as it does when it fails.

This week's episode provides a brief follow-up to last week and presents a news miscellany. It is specifically noted in the program that the Air Staff is currently best reached by hitting the contact form and selecting podcast producers instead of via comments left on LISNews. At the least we know e-mails sent via the contact form will forward to team member cell phones.

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LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #212 / Burning Circle Episode 83

This week's episode is jointly numbered with Ubuntu Ohio -- Burning Circle and speaks to a situation that arose over the last week in North Africa.

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LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #211

This week's episode brings a public health update jointly from the United States Department of Agriculture as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. An essay is presented as well as a news miscellany.

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Bibliofuture: Comment on political post
Wired: Google Fiber Splits Along Kansas City’s Digital Divide
The Hill: FCC backpedals from Internet tax
PCMag Digital Network: FCC Poised to Vote on Spectrum Auction Plan
The Register: Health minister warns ISPs--Block suicide websites or face regulation
France24: One million people commit suicide each year--WHO
Los Angeles Times: More older workers making up labor force
AEI's James Pethokoukis: The awful, awful August jobs report
PCWorld: Broadcaster Al Jazeera knocked offline with DNS attack
The Register: You'll be on a list 3 hrs after you start downloading from pirates - study
The Verge: Learn to build a Raspberry Pi operating system, courtesy of Cambridge University
NBC News: 'Fix-a-Flat' butt injection suspect bonds out of Florida jail

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Labor Day 2012 Delay

Due to the Labor Day holiday in the United States and Canada, release of the program is delayed until later in the day on Monday, September 3, 2012.

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