Thursday, March 31, 2016

NO AGENDA EPISODE 812 - "NON-DISABLED"

NO AGENDA EPISODE 812 - "NON-DISABLED"

  • Non-Disabled
  • A picture named NA-812-Art-SM
  • Direct [link] to the mp3 file
  • Executive Producers: Sir Philip Pfotenhauer-Baron of Bayern (Bavaria) and Österreich (Austria), Vicountess Dame Tanya, Sir Gregory Davis
  • Associate Executive Producers: Sir Barislav Marinov, Anonymous, Jeremiah Treibel, Ignacio Salome, Laura Hickman
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  • Knights & Dames: Gregory Davis -> Sir Gregory Davis, Kevin McColpin -> Sir K-Mac
  • Titles: Sir Philip Pfotenhauer -> Baron of Bayern (Bavaria) and Österreich (Austria), Baroness Tanya -> Viscountess, Sir Phil Rodokanakis -> Sir Forensicator
  • IPSH: QmNpFfgnFMmaxU37mywzh6fHjxUrDakiGcQCVAi79vpjuh 
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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

No Agenda Newsletter

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Newsletter


Predicting the Future!
AGAIN 

No Agenda Thursday Show

It is ALL thanks to you.

 

Dear Producer,

Spring has sprung and your No Agenda Show asks for more support to round up March in advance of April Fools day. John’s Birthday is on April 5 and this is the one time you cancontribute $45.16 and get your name mentioned since we normally only mention those who donate over $50.

And remember you can be an individualist and contribute any amount you think is right for you by clicking here. Remember everything helps.
Not a picture of No Agenda supporters. Help keep it that way.
And how about the 75-cents-an-hour $4 a week subscription? Get one by clicking here.
Many of you have never contributed. Tell us what has to be done to get you on board.

Use the subject line: Suggestions.

Note. This is about ways to get you on board not about the show content. There is plenty of that already.
Tomorrow’s show will be another winner with the revelation that the USA has phonied-up the conflict in Syria. Here is a report that Pentagon forces are firing on CIA forces.

Besides being a hilarious event, this is something discussed and predicted on the show close to a year ago. YOU, the No Agenda listener and producer knew about this all along. The mainstream and corporate news media is now stunned by this because they do not watch or attend Congressional hearings. Be assured that your No Agenda Show will be your only source of news analysis that will always be on top of these expensive fiascos.

We Are Different

You can count on No Agenda 
to bring you the absolute best analysis. This is because you and only you support and pay for the show.

There are no commercial interests leveraging their influence which is always the case with advertising supported mainstream media including PBS.
If you want real analysis based on research and digging deeper into a story, No Agenda is your show. To keep it alive please support No Agendaany way you can. There are excellent ideas on the support page here.
Your co-hosts,
John C. Dvorak & Adam Curry

PS And you can always send checks to Box 339, El Cerrito, CA 94530. Make checks payable to the No Agenda Show.
Maybe adding the puppies will help. This puppy is actually driving this car as you can see. So what is wrong with this picture?

The dog is not keeping his eyes on the road!
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Monday, March 28, 2016

Time to own a yacht but not just any yacht!

Ok I'm dreaming a little, but for those looking to the future, I believe this is one product we will see a lot more of on the market.

Migaloo Private Submersible Yachts has a fleet of options available.  The main selling point, besides being able to submerse your yacht, is the fact that you can do so whenever there is stormy weather. With big seas, you simply dive!  





Top this by adding your own private island.. yes please, I'll take one of each!







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Sunday, March 27, 2016

NO AGENDA EPISODE 811 - "DEAD MEN CAN'T SUE"

NO AGENDA EPISODE 811 - "DEAD MEN CAN'T SUE"

  • Dead Men Can't Sue
  • A picture named NA-811-Art-SM
  • Direct [link] to the mp3 file
  • Executive Producers: Jessie Lorenz Blind Dame of the SF Bay, Sir Phillip Rodokanakis, 
  • Associate Executive Producers: Sir Matt McVader,-Knight of Edgewater, Sir Hank Scorpio of the Electrical Grid
  • Become a member of the 812 Club, support the show here
  • Knights & Dames: Douglas Chick -> Sir Hank Scorpio of the Electrical Grid, Matt McVader -> Sir Matt McVader, Knight of Edgewater, Phillip Rodokanakis -> Sir Rodokanakis, Jessie Lorenz -> Blind Dame of the SF Bay
  • IPSH:QmdZCSsfgzfj5LPZK4XtAA4YME2hKQJBP9t5dccA1XwGo5 
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DJI Phantom 4 Giveaway

The people over at BoingBoing are giving away a DJI Phantom 4

As a proud owner of a Phantom 2, I would love to be upgraded automatically--without paying for it. This new version has built in crash avoidance so there is no excuse for running in to objects. Unless of course you are purposely trying to crash by flying in to something backwards!


Saturday, March 26, 2016

No Agenda-The Saturday Memo

Note from John C. Dvorak

Dear Producer,

We’re working on another holiday for you. This time it is Easter. Donations are always down for Easter and, so far, tomorrow looks no different. Please help bolster tomorrow’s show, which promises to be great because of the fascinating news stories this week. Click here to contribute any amount whatsoever knowing every bit helps.
Birthday Redux
You can also wish me a Happy Birthday with a 4-5-16 birthday donation to the No Agenda Show.That would be the ideal gift.

I’m also going to send out an email to you New Yorkers who may want to meet up while I’m in Manhattan next weekend untilApril 6. I’ll also tweet the details @therealdvorak.
Tomorrow the show will discuss the unreported massive gatherings for Bernie Sanders in the Pacific Northwest. The news media has blacked out these events and you will learn why.
NEVER TO BE SEEN ON NETWORK NEWS
Here is a pic of Sanders filling the Moda Center in Portland this week. The capacity is 20,000. There were 20,000 or more who could not get in. I'm told he filled Safeco up in Seattle too. These ridiculous crowds are actually downplayed on National TV.

The reason is obvious and you will hear about it tomorrow. Nobody will analyze this like yourNo Agenda Show.
No Agenda covers the action in Europe better than any new analysis show in the world and you’ll love tomorrow. Adam has uncovered for you yet another gem of a news item, oddity not reported elsewhere.

Make sure to listen to the show tomorrow. And thanks for the much needed continued support.
Sincerely,

PS Please mail checks and salutations to No Agenda Show, Box 339, El Cerrito CA 94530.
If you want real analysis based on research and digging deeper into a story, No Agenda is your show. To keep it alive please support No Agenda any way you can. There are excellent ideas on the support page here.
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Thanks for being part of the No Agenda family!

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El Cerrito, CA 94530

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Friday, March 25, 2016

NO AGENDA EPISODE 810 - "KARMONIOUS"

NO AGENDA EPISODE 810 - "KARMONIOUS"

  • Karmonious
    • A picture named NA-810-Art-SM
    • Direct [link] to the mp3 file
    • Executive Producers: Sir Patrick Seymour, Duke Sir Thomas Nussbaum
    • Associate Executive Producers: Gary Bachman, Black Knight Baron of Royal Wootton Bassett Sir Bryan Barrow
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    • Titles: Sir Joe Cool Design -> Baronet
    • IPSH: QmRkdeGGX1VPqYY2PmqE1f87XwjvYtMn2haC1Anqfqp6J8 

    Wednesday, March 23, 2016

    No Agenda Newsletter

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    Newsletter


    The Only Show with Health Benefits

    No Agenda Thursday Show

    Your support is always needed.

     

    Dear Producer,

    The show needs to bring donations back to normal and this coincides with John’s birthday on April 5. So everyone wish him a happy birthday as a way of celebrating theNo Agenda Show. A contribution of $45.16 for 4/5/2016 should help boost the numbers for the next few weeks. Click here.

    And remember that you can contribute any amount to the future of the show byclicking here. And you can also turn any of the open donations into recurring “subscriptions.”
    In 1952, the Dvorak Family owned a Plymouth similar to this. It would be considered a lemon and the last Plymouth ever owned by anyone in the family. Chrysler Corp still laments the cars from the early 1950's as harmful to the brand. The Plymouth line was discontinued in 2001.
    There is plenty of material for tomorrow’s show with the airport and metro bombings in Brussels as well as the iPhone fiasco exhibiting two extremes on the news spectrum. The Romney-Trump-Cruz battle continues but is getting less attention. Bernie is off the radar for now as Hillary is the presumed winner.

    Make sure to listen to tomorrow’s show.
    Your co-hosts,
    John C. Dvorak & Adam Curry

    PS You can always send checks to Box 339, El Cerrito, CA 94530. Make checks payable to the No Agenda Show.
    PPS Birthday cards are welcome too!
    If you want real analysis based on research and digging deeper into a story, No Agenda is your show. To keep it alive please support No Agenda any way you can. There are excellent ideas on the support page here.
    Copyright © 2016 No Agenda Show, All rights reserved.
    Thanks for being part of the No Agenda family!

    Our mailing address is:
    No Agenda Show
    box 339
    El Cerrito, CA 94530

    Add us to your address book

    Avast Safezone Browser

    Avast has been my recommended "free" antivirus program for years. It is still by far, the fastest, or I should say "less intrusive" antivirus program on the market that simply won't interfere with your normal day to day computing.. that being said, there are a number of things that need to be done in order for you to actually enjoy this product without wanting to chuck it and your computer from the rooftop! 

    It is Free but then again, NOTHING on the internet is truly free. It wasn't back in 2013 either!  You will pay for it in some way, whether that be through a banner advertisement that runs within the program, or you get annoying nag screens every once in a while tempting you to upgrade to the pro version with "special deals" they make available.   In general these are nothing more than nag screens that you can close. However the latest tactic is to install the software by default or automatically during a normal program/virus definition update and,  upon restarting of your computer you are now greeted with a new icon on your desktop. The most recent would be the Avast Safezone Browser.. which is CRAP!  Just like two thirds of the available software Avast makes available upon installation, only 3 items are really what you need, as well, they are truly the only "free" items you will get to use all the time. Everything else is nothing more than Trialware and then after the trial period is up you are nagged in a big way to pay up. In fact they make it so damn difficult, if you let it go that far down the road, that you will most likely end up completely uninstalling Avast, restarting your computer and then reinstalling it just to get it to work in the 'free mode' once again.  

    The key here is to always choose CUSTOM install when you start. Then simply de-select EVERYTHING except the first three items which would be:

    "File Shield", "Web Shield" and "Mail Shield".  Everything else is only going to slow your computer down and/or is trialware and you will eventually have to pay up for this and you don't want to, even if it sounds like a good idea because most everything else is already covered by your operating system or by things like the Chrome web browser.

    If you are unsure as to what the current status is of your Avast, you can simply go to the add/remove programs and click CHANGE on the AVAST program. Then choose MODIFY when the program opens and there you will see the window above.

    One final thing to note, if you visit the Avast website FAQ's about the Safezone Browser, of course it will make it sound so great and will even say that it is not installed by default and won't be working if you don't pay but that is simply not the case. The trick with any software is to get the people using it and then make it so that they think they can't live without it.  A little website started out this identical way by the name of Facebook. it is free too.. and oh by the way, I've learned that there is money owed to me by someone in Africa but I first have to send money in order to reap my big reward.. what do you think should I get out my wallet? Come on people, stop falling for this crap!

    Monday, March 21, 2016

    Buying A New Laptop?

    VERSUS



    With recent posts about those not happy with Windows 10 and your options, the next computer you purchase will likely be a laptop so what direction do you go?

    When I say direction I am referring to the operating system. Windows 10 is what you will get by default unless you go to the Apple Store where you would be buying a Macbook. I also mentioned the Chromebook angle as there are now many choices within the Chromebook market from sub $200 up to the Chromebook Pixel which starts at just over $1000. 

    The key to buying a laptop is looking at your needs. 

    The main item to any laptop would likely be the screen. Therefore the screen size and sharpness (screen resolution) would be of importance. As well, you now have the ability to go with a touchscreen option which is very useful for Windows 10 as well as Chromebooks, as I have learned by owning both Windows and Chromebook with touchscreen displays.  The larger the screen size, the more comfortable you will feel performing the tasks at hand however the larger the screen size also adds weight to your device so if you plan on using it in travel mode a lot you might want to consider downsizing your screen size if it impacts the overall weight of your device.  But there are other parts of the laptop that can be causing more weight. The all-aluminum frame for example, may add a little weight but it most certainly makes your laptop more structurally sound.

    The processor/CPU is the engine to your laptop so that is likely going to be a consideration however this is not a huge issue for those surfing the web and doing basic email. If you use your device for graphics, number crunching spread sheets or gaming then you are going to want a faster CPU. As well, the operating system has a bearing here as well. Windows for example, will require a faster CPU than a Chromebook will require. Same goes for the RAM (memory).  4GB of RAM is standard on a Windows machine whereas on a Chromebook you can get away with 2GB of RAM. The more memory you have the more programs/apps you can have running before you start noticing things becoming very slow and unresponsive. 

    The hard drive is your storage so the speed of the drive is not as important in most cases, as the amount of storage. I say this because the Solid State Drive (SSD) has become the most common upgrade people will go for. The problem here is this will add substantial cost to your device and unless you have no need for the internet, using a cloud storage online means you do not require a huge hard drive. You will notice this on Chromebook devices as they typically ship with either 32GB or 64GB SSD hard drive. In fact on all Chromebooks, there are no moving parts. No cooling fans to break down so they run completely silent.  When you purchase a Chromebook, most come with a 1,2 or 3 year additional storage on Google Drive.  With a Chromebook pixel (the top of the line Chromebook) you get 3 years use of 1 TB of Google Drive so this is a pretty good deal, not to mention if you are travelling through the skies, they provide you with 12 free GoGo wifi passes which works out to about $140 value. The 1TB of Google drive would normally set you back $10/month so 3 years inclusive means you are saving about $360 right there.  All of a sudden a $1200 Chromebook Pixel with all the features brings the price down to a much more reasonable level. That's if you plan on using these.  For me personally I do. I have been a Google user pretty much from day 1 and when the Google Drive and Docs became a thing I was immediately using it as I would quite often jump from one machine to another and having the ability to access my files anywhere from any device was a no brainer for me.

    When you look at your new purchase of a laptop as being your main machine, it may make sense to budget a little more than you had initially planned because you might just find going to the touchscreen option worth while for example. That is about a $70 option.  The more memory is where I would first be looking. If a laptop comes with 4GB, the method in which that memory is currently set up becomes a factor. Most laptops will have 2 memory slots so if the device comes with 4GB, it is more important that it is 1 x 4GB so that I have that second slot available to add another 4GB (or more), very easily by purchasing the memory separately and inserting it myself (simply unscrew the memory panel on the back and insert the new memory card--anyone can do this). So if the laptop only has 4 GB of memory then this is the first area I am looking to upgrade to at least 8gb.  My desktop has 32gb and my Chromebook Pixel has 16GB so this to me is important.

    The hard drive being SSD is great and fast but a 128GB SSD drive is NOT going to be large enough for most Windows users and to double that to a 256GB SSD drive may cost $200+ to the device which is simply not worth it.  Some of the higher-end laptops may have two hard drives, a smaller 128GB or 256GB SSD and then a 1TB or 2TB SATA drive. This works well because your operating system (Windows) sits on the SSD drive and your data and all programs can be installed to the other drive--the key here is to remember to always choose CUSTOM INSTALL so that you can direct the installation to the other "D" drive, for example.  This in itself can be frustrating to some and from my own experience dealing with client computers, it is very common for that SSD drive to fill up because the windows programs have been installing to the C drive (system drive) by default. This is why it is important BEFORE you buy that new laptop, to decide how you want to deal with your data.   The SSD drive is getting better--faster and more storage space at a more reasonable price but you can still count on paying a premium for a SSD drive larger than 256GB (for now).. we are on the crux of huge SSD  drives becoming available. By this I mean 2 to 4TB SSD drives for the same price of the standard SATA drives as companies like Samsung introduce a 16TB SSD drive.

    The bottom line when it comes to your next laptop purchase must be for you to decide just how you plan on using it.  Obviously it is a laptop and that means it will be portable, but just how portable do you need it?  Battery life on these things are now 12 hours or more, especially in the Chromebook market but even Windows machines now have them lasting 8+  hours which is pretty much a full day of computing without the need for fumbling for that power cord and finding a power outlet, especially if you travel.  The other thing to remember when you are planning this purchase of a laptop which may be your 'main machine', the fact that you can also purchase a 9-12 inch tablet for a few hundred bucks, that will provide you with 12+ hours of use as well mean you might decide to get a tablet as well.. by doing this, you may find yourself not opting to spend $80-$100 for a touch screen laptop because you can spend that money on a tablet.  

    What I have explained here will hopefully help your final decisions and as always just contact me if you have any questions and I will attempt to point you in the right direction.