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timothy posted more than 9 years ago | from the things-audible dept.

Media 11 writes "The first LQ Radio show was posted today. The show is hosted by the LQ forum founder jeremy and 3 panelists all of whom are forum moderators. Several topics are discussed including the groups views on the number of distributions that are now appearing, many of which are forks, and the recent OASIS open document formats. The LQ Radio site also hosts the LQ Podcasts and a recently started Interviews section such as this one with Tom Adelstein and Sam Hiser."

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Woah there... (3, Informative)

Creepy Crawler (680178) | more than 9 years ago | (#12551422)

ANy torrents out there? I just TRIED to download the 46.3 MB mp3 but not-so-surprisingly stalled at 450KB

Guess they're slashdotted so Ill post the website text.


LQ Radio Episode #1
Filed under: LQ Radio -- jeremy @ 8:07 pm

It's finally here - the inaugural episode of the LQ Radio Show. We're still working through some technical issues, but we are interested in any feedback you may have. In this episode we have me, jtshaw, mcleodnine and rshaw. We covered a variety of topics and overall I think the show came out quite well for a number one. Thanks to John, Dave and Robin for being the first panelists. Let us know what you want to see on the next LQ Radio Show.

LQRadio-Episode1.mp3 []

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May 14, 2005
Site Clarification
Filed under: LQ Radio, LQ Podcasts -- jeremy @ 4:20 pm

I've received a few questions about the content here at the LQ Radio site, so I figured I'd take a couple minutes to clarify. The LQ Radio site will be the home to three distinct things:

1) The LQ Radio Show
2) LQ Radio Interviews
3) The Podcast

#1 and #2 will be posted to the "LQ Radio" category and the Podcast will go in the "LQ Podcast" category. It should also be noted that there are three different RSS feeds. One for the LQ Radio category, one of the Podcasts and one that includes both. Why three different RSS feeds? The Podcasts tend to be short, usually between 5-10 minutes while LQ radio content will be more like 45-90 minutes. This means much larger files in the LQ Radio feed. If you would simply like to get all content posted to this site, the combined feed [] is what you are looking for. If anyone has any questions, let me know.

A couple other quick updates. The first LQ Radio show should be available tomorrow if everything goes according to plan - stay tuned. Also, when we first started doing the LQ Podcasts, we really weren't sure how things would work out. With the Podcasts now being regular and LQ Radio coming into the picture, we are dedicated to making this site and the audio content, the best it can be. We will slowly be doing equipment upgrades in the coming weeks and months so please bear with us. The next upgrade will be to a new mic, probably a Shure SM7b. One thing we need to improve is your feedback, so keep it coming. Thanks again for listening.


Re:Woah there... (2)

Creepy Crawler (680178) | more than 9 years ago | (#12551442)

As a clarification, is the server getting hit (via the MP3 download location).

It seems that the main is staying mostly up. Mostly.

Re:Woah there... (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12558236)

Tracker - []

Re:Woah there... (2, Informative)

oKtosiTe (793555) | more than 9 years ago | (#12555051)

Don't feel like setting up a tracker right now, but here's an eD2k link:
LQRadio-Episode1.mp3 [ed2k]

pretty good (3, Insightful)

phloydphreak (691922) | more than 9 years ago | (#12551428)

The only problem i see so far is the change in volume level. I really enjoy their discussion about m$. Especially the comment by Jeremy about the failure of the media center and its transformation into the Xbox 360. It is pretty much slashdot, without the humor or flamebait. 2 and 1/2 stars. Glad I listened.

Re:pretty good (1)

Irashtar (836973) | more than 9 years ago | (#12551444)

You got to listen to the whole thing, then get 2nd post? hm, /. must be slow today.

Hooray!! (3, Interesting)

zappepcs (820751) | more than 9 years ago | (#12551546)

One more nail in the coffin of the old way of doing things. Podcasts and Internet broadcasting are the beginnings of a revolution of sorts. Digital media distribution *MUST* not be dictated by those that made their money on physical distribution until and unless they can show they know what they are doing. It is high time that digital content was distributed digitally in the way that the Internet was designed to distribute it.

Yeah, I know, sounds like a troll-ish. Trouble is that there seems to be no place in particular to award such digital content distributors ... there is no Internet Emmy's or Tony's .... maybe there should be?

I don't care whether the first shows are about pigs or making toothpicks as long as there are shows... "build it and they will come"

Its just time for people to use the Internet as it was intended, to use it for freedom of information and to distribute information, free of the chains of old style distribution methods and business models.

It about time.... about time that the RIAA and MPAA found out about this new thing called the Internet and what it can do for the world! Any startup is welcome in my mind, "build it and they will come"

Yeah, I know that public/local access cable programs never really caught on, but I think that with a little effort, the Internet will catch on as a mainstream distribution medium. Not just for captain cable and aunt millie with her advice for growing roses, but for mainstream content, both video and music, news, weather, everything....

Any effort, IMHO, is appreciated and applauded. Its time we set up some InternEmmy awards????

Pamela Jones EXPOSED (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12551842)

Exclusive: Who Is 'PJ' Pamela Jones of Groklaw.Net?

Pamela Is A 61-Year-Old Jehovah's Witness Who Lives In A Shabby Genteel Garden Apartment In Hartsdale, New York

By: Maureen O'Gara
May 7, 2005 09:15 PM

A few weeks ago I went looking for the elusive harridan who supposedly writes the Groklaw blog about the SCO v IBM suit.

The now-famous opinion-shaping open source leader Pamela Jones, aka "PJ," doesn't give conventional face-to-face interviews. Never has, near as anyone knows. All communication is virtual. Only one person in the world has ever claimed to have met her - in the pressroom at LinuxWorld in Boston complete with a Pamela Jones badge - and described her as a fortyish reddish-blonde who giggled a lot.

[Photo: May 7, 2005 12:37 PM - 304 North Central Avenue, Hartsdale, New York. The last known address of Pamela Jones, as the superintendent of the building calls it, Ms. Pam Jones.]

Oh yeah? Wonder what cold crème she uses.

Pamela Jones is a 61-year-old Jehovah's Witness who lives in a shabby genteel garden apartment in desperate need of an interior decorator on a heavily trafficked commercial road at 304 North Central Avenue in Hartsdale, New York. Hartsdale is in Westchester and Westchester is IBM territory.

See, even though Groklaw treats cell phones like they were Kleenex and changes its unpublished numbers regularly, one number it left with a journalist led to this flat and - wouldn't you know it but - some calls from there had been placed to the courts in Utah and to the Canopy Group so obviously this just isn't any Pamela Jones.

Pamela has lived in apartment 1A for 10 years at least, according to the super, who says he's watched people move in, have children, and the children marry and move away.

Now, this isn't your usual anonymous New York apartment. It's practically a self-contained village where the super goes for the old ladies' groceries when there's snow on the ground and people know each other's business.

[Photo: May 7, 2005 12:41 PM - 304 North Central Avenue, Hartsdale, New York. The last known address of Pamela Jones.]

But the super didn't know much about Pamela except that she had a computer, worked at home (maybe sometimes) for a lawyer, was "paranoid" - his word - and "sensitive to smells."

He remembered how he was cleaning paintbrushes one day and she came running down the stairs screaming "Fire."

She was also missing and had been for weeks.

Nobody there knew where she was.

She had up and disappeared one day, and the super was worried about her. He said her son had dropped by and he didn't know where she was, and that some strange man that "nobody knew," as the super described him, had tried to get into her apartment while she was gone - the Medeco lock she had had installed on her door - something nobody else in the complex seemed to feel a need for - was more expensive than the door. But, as it happened, the super said, she had just sent in her rent in an envelope postmarked Connecticut.

Like an episode out of "Where in the World is Carmen San Diego," the trail led to 10 Bittersweet Trail in Norwalk, Connecticut, 24 miles away. Sure enough, parked in the driveway was Pamela's car, just as the super had described it, a dark gray '90s Japanese number with a bunch of Jehovah Witness pamphlets tossed on the backseat.

The woman at the house, Barbara Jones Sharnik, told a disjointed story. She didn't know Pamela, Pamela hated her, Pamela wasn't there, Pamela left her car there because it got bumped, Pamela left her car there because she left town, and so on.

Afterwards Barbara called the cops, and then the cops called the number we left with her and the cops said that she was Pamela's mother and that Pamela was on the run and had shacked up with her mother because she had gotten "threatening mail" weeks before and that she had just gotten spooked again because "people were getting hurt around [my] stories" and had lighted out for Canada.

[Photo: May 7, 2005 2:24 PM - 10 Bittersweet Trail in Norwalk, Connecticut. Mom's house, where PJ's car was last seen on this driveway.]

Odd, the subject of my stories - or any stories - never came up during our brief interview. I was just looking for Pamela.

That left Pamela's son, Nicolas Richards, who, as it happens, had been in the software business in Manhattan until - why, my goodness - things seem to have come a cropper right around the time Groklaw came into existence.

Nick and his ma were apparently involved together in Medabiliti Inc, an ISV, because one Pamela Jones with a Westchester phone number (914 761-7423) and a Medabiliti e-mail ( was down as the director of public affairs on a Medabiliti press release dated April 14, 2003.

Nick, as it happens, has written under his own byline on a Groklaw sister site, GrokDoc, giving advice on technical writing. Nick and his wife Andrea live in fancier digs than his ma on East 76th Street off First Avenue, a neighborhood where apartments go for a couple of million bucks.

Now, according to one of Pamela's neighbors and fellow Jehovah's Witness, being a Jehovah's Witness is pretty much a full-time job in and of itself. Witnesses also don't usually get involved in worldly affairs.

So, is this story-spooked 61-year-old Jehovah's Witness with religious tracts in her backseat also the 90-hour-a-week writer of the voluminous PJ diatribes or is she a victim of identity theft?


gonna have to do better with the intro (-1, Troll)

phrasebook (740834) | more than 9 years ago | (#12552620)

I downloaded a bit of the mp3.

First I hear some generic intro music and a woman with a sickly voice-over sort of accent say something.

Then I hear a guy with a droning voice and some noise in the background talk a bit. He seems to be fiddling with his microphone or something.

Then finally I hear two other people come on, one of whom has a connection that seems to be dropping out, so I can't pick up some of the words he says.

The most common phrase I heard during this time was "ummm, so yeah".

I cancelled the download and deleted the partial mp3. Maybe I should've kept listening but the first impression sucked!

Ogg here (1)

tomboy17 (696672) | more than 9 years ago | (#12561070)

Ogg not advertised, but available here [] .
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