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2005 Audio Archives

 
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Text summaries of shows are available using the link just under the month name. Most shows consist of three segments: Technical Discussions for the first half hour, brief User Group meeting announcements, then audience call-in for the second half hour. 

We thank Streamload for generously hosting these files. Starting in August 2005, WBAI archives shows in MP3 format and keeps them on-line for three months. If there are links to both "WBAI archive" and "Streamload", these are two identical copies of the same show. 
  


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2005  Shows      XML 
 
  December Topics Hosts MP3 Audio
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December 28, 2005 Everyone offers their opinion on the the most significant event/trend this year in the world of computers/electronics. More of Alfred explaining large, high definition TVs. Hint: he likes rear projection. And the Lucky Word contest .... More... Joe, Hank, Alfred, Danny WBAI archive(10 MB)
Streamload  (6.4 MB)
December 21, 2005 The topic was electronic computer voting and how bad it is. Our guest was Rebecca Mercuri. Also, another round of the Lucky Word contest ... More... Joe, Hank, Alfred, Danny WBAI archive(10 MB)
Streamload  (10 MB)
December 14, 2005 Fund raising. A mostly normal show but no listener phone calls, and a few fund raising requests. Our guest was David Perry of Trend Micro. Another round of the Lucky Word contest ... More... Joe, Hank, Alfred, Michael WBAI archive(10 MB)
Streamload  (10 MB)
December 7, 2005 Sony strikes again, still more of their audio CDs are causing computer problems. Which computers are the most reliable. Alfred explains plasma TVs. We all pick a holiday gift for under $50. And, the Lucky Word contest ... More... Joe, Hank, Alfred, Michael, Danny WBAI archive(10 MB)
Streamload  (10 MB)

 

  November Topics Hosts MP3 Audio
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November 30, 2005 News and tips: Google keeps a record of all your searches -- how to protect yourself! Sony Spyware CDs are still being sold- How to avoid them. Tips on buying a new TV -- Part 1: Alfred explains HDTV vs HD Ready TV. Another Software/Hardware giveaway - Listen for the Lucky Word and you may win.... More... Joe, Hank, Alfred, Michael, Olivia WBAI archive(10 MB)
Streamload  (10 MB)
November 23, 2005 Lot's of news and tips this week: major security risk found in Internet Explorer and how to avoid it; don't get ripped off by ATI or NVIDIA; listen for the Lucky Word and enter this week's contest for free software, hardware, etc.... More... Joe, Hank, Alfred, Michael, Danny WBAI archive(10 MB)
Streamload  (10 MB)
November 16, 2005 Lots of news stories including the Sony DRM disaster and a Real Player bug. Our guest was Phil Schnyder of www.asksam.com ... More... Joe, Hank, Alfred, Michael, Danny WBAI archive(10 MB)
Streamload  (10 MB)
November 9, 2005 Lots of news stories, Hank reviewed a book on building a computer and more on  our new Lucky Word contest ... More... Joe, Hank, Michael, Danny WBAI archive(10 MB)
Streamload  (10 MB)
November 2, 2005 Finally back on the air. Lots of new stories to catch up on and we just started a new Lucky Word contest ... More... Joe, Hank, Alfred, Michael, Olivia, Danny WBAI archive(10 MB)
Streamload  (10 MB)

 

  October Topics Hosts MP3 Audio
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October 26, 2005 The show was pre-empted for WBAI fund raising.     
October 19, 2005 The show was pre-empted for WBAI fund raising.     
October 12, 2005 Half fund raising. Half a normal show. WBAI seems to have stopped recording all shows, which we were not aware of. Soon our backup recording will be posted here.  ... More... Hank, Alfred Whole Show
10.3MB.
October 5, 2005 The show was pre-empted for WBAI fund raising.     

 

  September Topics Hosts MP3 Audio
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September 28, 2005 Our guest was Patrick Martin, Senior Product Manager, Symantec Security Response Team. We discussed the just released Symantec Internet Security Threat Report  ... More... Joe, Hank, Alfred, Michael, Olivia WBAI archive(10 MB)
Streamload  (10 MB)
September 21, 2005 Our guest was Johnny Long, the author of the book Google Hacking for Penetration Testers. He is a "white hat" hacker.. More... Joe, Hank, Michael, Olivia WBAI archive(10 MB)
Streamload  (10 MB)
September 14, 2005 We discussed the confusion over the next generation of high-capacity writable DVDs that rely on blue lasers. Will HD DVD or Blu-Ray win? Can the movie studios choose the winner? Will the consumer ultimately win or lose? .. More... Joe, Hank, Alfred, Michael WBAI archive(10 MB)
Streamload  (10 MB)
September 7, 2005 Olivia reviewed a book. Hank and Alfred reviewed a pair of laser printers.. More... Joe, Hank, Alfred, Michael, Olivia WBAI archive(10 MB)
Streamload  (10 MB)

 

  August Topics Hosts MP3 Audio
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August 31, 2005 Our guest was Marty Winston, Industry Analyst and Guru discussing The Convergence of Personal Computers and Consumer Electronics. Where have we come from and where are we going .... what’s happening to the personal computer industry and technology, and why? More... Joe, Hank, Alfred, Michael WBAI archive(10 MB)
Streamload  (10 MB)
August 24, 2005 New DVD formats. Verizon's $15 a month DSL. Alfred on Music Maker 10 DeLuxe and Joe on ZoneAlarm Version 6 Security Suite. More... Joe, Hank, Alfred, Michael, Olivia WBAI archive(10 MB)
Streamload  (10 MB)
August 17, 2005 Spyware. Our guest was Alex Eckelberry, president of Sunbelt Software the makers of CounterSpy an anti-Spyware program. More... Joe, Hank, Alfred WBAI archive(10 MB)
Streamload  (6.5 MB)
August 10, 2005 Podcasting More... Joe, Hank, Alfred WBAI archive (10MB)
Streamload (10 MB)
August 3, 2005 Catching up on the news after missing last week. More... Hank, Alfred, Michael whole show (6.4 MB)

 

  July Topics Hosts MP3 Audio
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July 27, 2005 The show was pre-empted for WBAI fund raising     
July 20, 2005 Fund raising. Alfred reviewed ExBoot, an external hard drive with one touch backups and the book Spring Into Technical Writing for Engineers and Scientists by Barry J. Rosenberg. More... Joe, Alfred, Michael whole show (6.6 MB)
July 13, 2005 Our guest was David Pogue, columnist for the New York Times and the topic was the current MacWorld show and Apple Macintosh computers. More...  Joe, Hank, Alfred, Michael whole show (6.6 MB)
July 6, 2005 Hank, Alfred and Dave Chan discussed their experiences with GPS devices. Olivia reviewed the book Web Site Design Garage. More... Joe, Hank, Alfred, Michael, Olivia, Dave Chan whole show (6.6 MB)

 

  June Topics Hosts MP3 Audio
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June 29, 2005 TruPevent software from Panda Software claims to stop malware and viruses, even new, just released ones. More... Joe, Alfred, Michael, Olivia whole show (6.8 MB)
June 22, 2005 New $99 Dell Laser Printer, an Olivia reviewed the Degunking a Macintosh book. More... Joe, Hank, Alfred, Michael, Olivia whole show (6.8 MB)
June 15, 2005 Apple Macintosh computers. More... Joe, Hank, Alfred whole show (6.8 MB)
June 8, 2005 Actiontec Internet Phone Wizard. Note: Due to technical problems, the first 2 minutes are missing. More... Joe, Hank, Alfred whole show (6.5 MB)
June 1, 2005 Fund raising.  Joe, Hank, Alfred, Michael, Olivia whole show (10 MB)

 

  May Topics Hosts MP3 Audio
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May 25, 2005 The show was pre-empted for WBAI fund raising.     
May 18, 2005 Fund raising, some funny banter, a mystery guest and some computer news. More... Joe, Hank, Alfred, Michael whole show
(6.5 MB)
May 11, 2005 The show was pre-empted for WBAI fund raising.     
May 4, 2005 Alfred reviewed the White Collar Slacker's Handbook and Hank discussed LogMeIn which offers free remote control. More... Joe, Hank, Alfred, Michael whole show
(7 MB)

 

  April Topics Hosts MP3 Audio
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April 27, 2005 Our topic was Rebates and our guest was Deb Shinder  Joe, Hank, Alfred, Michael whole show
(7 MB)
April 20, 2005 Our topic was Streamload.com the web site that hosts all the mp3 audio files for the show for 2005. The offer unlimited file storage for $5 a month.   Joe, Hank, Alfred, Michael, Olivia whole show
(7 MB)
April 13, 2005 Our topic was speech recognition technology, specifically Dragon Naturally Speaking from Scansoft. Olivia talked about finding medical information on the net. Joe, Hank, Michael, Olivia whole show
(7 MB)
April 6, 2005 Our topic was desktop search software and we spoke with someone from X1. Olivia reviewed a book on Degunking Windows. Joe, Hank, Alfred, Michael, Olivia whole show
(7 MB)

 

  March Topics Hosts MP3 Audio
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March 30, 2005 Joe and Hank recommended some of their favorite programs. Olivia reviewed a book on web searching.  Joe, Hank, Alfred, Olivia whole show
(7 MB)
March 23, 2005 Our favorite web sites. Olivia reviews web sites with book reviews.  Joe, Hank, Michael, Olivia whole show
(7 MB)
March 16, 2005 More from Hank about computing in China. Olivia reviews a Photoshop book  Joe, Hank, Olivia whole show
(7 MB)
March 9, 2005 Hank reports on buying software in China. Olivia reviews a Google Hacking book for webmasters.  Joe, Hank, Alfred, Michael whole show
(7 MB)
March 2, 2005 A discussion of SPAM and Spyware with Alex Eckelberry of Sunbelt Software, publishers of IHateSpam and CounterSpy. After a delay, this link now works.  Joe whole show
(7 MB)

 

  February Topics Hosts MP3 Audio
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Feb 23, 2005We were pre-empted for WBAI fund raising.     
Feb 16, 2005Catching up on the news for the last couple weeks. Bug fixes galore. Joe, Alfred, Michael whole show  
(7 MB)
Feb 9, 2005We were pre-empted for WBAI fund raising.     
Feb 2, 2005We were pre-empted for WBAI fund raising.     


  January Topics Hosts MP3 Audio
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Jan 26, 2005Fund raising and a discussion of troubleshooting computer failures Hank, Alfred, Michael   whole show
(7 MB)
Jan 19, 2005Panix recently had their domain hijacked. We spoke with the founder of Panix about this.  Joe, Hank, Alfred   whole show
(7 MB)
Jan 12, 2005Corel WordPerfect Suite Joe, Hank, Alfred whole show
(7 MB)
Jan 5, 2005Lots of quick software and hardware reviews.  Joe, Hank, Michael   whole show
(7.1MB)

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