Archive | January, 2007

Headlines from the 1-26-07 radioshow: The FCC to Face up the Senate Commerce Committee

From the January 26, 2007 edition of the mediageek radioshow [listen now]: On February 1st, the Republican dominated Federal communications Commission will have its first hearing in front of a Democratic-controlled Senate Commerce Committee. Commissioners are certain to hear about the current media ownership rules review, in addition to network neutrality. In particular, network neutrality […]

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Really Free Video Editing

For the independent video/movie maker, Linux-based video editing apps are a holy grail of sorts. That’s because the truly pro-level apps like Premiere, Final Cut and Vegas all cost a good few hundred bucks to start, and even the “free” apps like iMovie and Windows Movie Maker require that you first buy a brand-name computer […]

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News Headlines from the Jan. 19, 2007 Radioshow: Community Radio Reports WSF 2007; Bills Introduced to Use Fallow Spectrum

Community Radio Reports WSF 2007 From January 20 through the 25th the 7th annual World Social Forum will be meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, bringing together activists, social movements, networks, coalitions and other progressive forces for five days of cultural resistance and celebration. Community radio broadcasters from around the world will be stepping up to bring […]

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Lame Retro-Geek Mash Note

Tonight I’m watching a laserdisc. Despite what many people think, even though it uses a laser to read the video information on the massive 12-inch disc, laserdisc isn’t digital. It’s analog, like a vinyl LP record. But, I’m afraid, not nearly as cool. Laserdisc was the videogeek aficionado’s format of choice through the 1980s and […]

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