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Apr 17, 2012, 02:00 PM
 
It's like she can't appear sans Dvorak. It's starting to creep me out.
     
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Apr 17, 2012, 02:12 PM
 
I forget whether this was before the show or not, but last time Leo gave Jolie a cell phone because she doesn't have one (think about that for a second). When he asked her about it, the exchange went like this:

"Did you like the phone?"
"Yeah, I brought it back for you. The battery ran out."


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Apr 17, 2012, 02:16 PM
 
Apple’s press conference showed a brand unraveling | VentureBeat

She also wrote this, which might be the dumbest article about apple we'll see all year.

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Apr 17, 2012, 02:24 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
I forget whether this was before the show or not, but last time Leo gave Jolie a cell phone because she doesn't have one (think about that for a second). When he asked her about it, the exchange went like this:

"Did you like the phone?"
"Yeah, I brought it back for you. The battery ran out."


Remove the fetching exterior and the Texas drawl. Read it in an indignant buzzsaw voice. That's Dvorak.
Did he not give her the charger?

And she sounds like a Ditz. That isn't Dvorak. One is clueless. The other is a troll.

Also, what's up with the priest?
     
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Apr 17, 2012, 04:47 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Did he not give her the charger?

And she sounds like a Ditz. That isn't Dvorak. One is clueless. The other is a troll.

Also, what's up with the priest?
You're not reading it in the voice. That's a total "I can't be bothered to give a ****" Dvorak troll.

As for the priest, the short story is he's Leo's new hire to do an enterprise show.

The long story is he was in the first batch of Tech News Today's end of year "we interview the viewers" shows. They've since invited him back as a guest a few times, he's got oratory chops from his day job, and the chat room likes him. AFAICT, he's part of the Jesuits' IT department, so enterprise stuff is also his day job.
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Apr 17, 2012, 04:49 PM
 
It's odd, but for some reason I find the uniform off-putting.
     
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Apr 17, 2012, 05:01 PM
 
I don't think that's odd. Technology fetishism is usually a secular kind of thing.
     
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Apr 17, 2012, 05:05 PM
 
I kept on trying to read the logo on his hoodie. I was disappointed when I saw it said "The Jesuits" instead of "Aperture Laboratories".
     
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Apr 17, 2012, 05:09 PM
 
Fetishism is sort of a strong word here.
     
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Apr 17, 2012, 05:21 PM
 
Too strong for what? TWiT? How the priest feels about technology?
     
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Apr 17, 2012, 05:24 PM
 
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Couple dead in Petaluma shooting | PressDemocrat.com

Sadly, the wife didn't survive.

This was at 10 Keller street and the old studio was at 8 Keller street.
Holy crap. I was in Petaluma last Sunday celebrating my birthday. We saw police helicopters flying over heard. I found out at work the next morning that the shooter's mother works in my department.

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Apr 18, 2012, 03:02 PM
 
I'm just now watching this.

Why even bring up the Pebble smart watches if you have no idea about what they even do?

They were talking like all it was was a watch with an e-ink screen.

Then Jolie, who I'm really growing to dislike, starts in with her criticisms based on wrong information... it's annoying. The pebble watches were one of the bigger tech stories of the week and no one on the panel knew a thing about them? No one on the chat room or working behind the scenes could tell them more information or correct their complete misinformation?

It's very amateurish.

And back to Jolie, if you hate computers and don't own a cell phone... why are you a tech journalist and why are you on a show about technology?

I hate to be a "that guy" and be all sexist, but screw it, I'll say it...

If Jolie O'Dell weighed 220 lbs and had a lazy eye and a crooked nose... she would not be working in the tech journalism field.

Isn't it funny how all of the men on TWIT are goofy looking dorks and all of the women are hot little 20 somethings?
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and all of the women are hot little 20 somethings?
Though the age and size moves around, that's pretty much every visual medium since forever.
     
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Apr 18, 2012, 05:04 PM
 
Well thank god for Kara Swisher, then.
     
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Apr 18, 2012, 05:42 PM
 
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Too strong for what? TWiT? How the priest feels about technology?
To describe how I feel about technology.
     
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Apr 18, 2012, 05:46 PM
 
The difference between most of the cute 20 something women on the show and Jolie O'Dell, is that they are usually smart, informed and charismatic to along with their good looks.

Jolie really is just Dvorak Junior. It is kind of scary.

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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
To describe how I feel about technology.
I was talking about TWiT. They're the tech fetishists, so the uniform looks out of place in their tech fetish cave.
     
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Apr 22, 2012, 03:12 PM
 
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Apr 22, 2012, 06:22 PM
 
Next week:

Worley (as host)
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Apr 23, 2012, 01:59 PM
 
Wasn't what I'd call a good show.

Malik finally got a good mic though.
     
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Apr 29, 2012, 07:59 PM
 
Worley (hosting)
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May 5, 2012, 08:41 PM
 
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May 6, 2012, 12:01 AM
 
And in mildly interesting TWiT news, c|net finally struck back. Molly Wood poached Leo's chief producer.

TWiT has three ex-c|net employees, and would have had Wood too if she hadn't gotten an 11th hour counter-offer.
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May 7, 2012, 12:29 AM
 
Not a bad show. Leo's cranky about something, and I think that can help. He takes shots at Louderback and Swish.

Lots of Inside Baseball stuff about Discovery buying Revision3, which shouldn't surprise you is the kind of stuff I like.

Maybe that's what's making him cranky.
     
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May 13, 2012, 07:23 PM
 
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May 14, 2012, 11:58 AM
 
It wasn't in the podcast, who did CNET snag?
     
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May 14, 2012, 12:09 PM
 
Eileen Rivera.

She produced and ran the board for TWiT, MBW, ang TWiG. Yesterday was her last TWiT, but she's going to do one more MBW.

It's an amicable split though. She's still going to host their Android podcast.

I think it's probably good to get things a little shaken-up.
     
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May 14, 2012, 12:10 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Eileen Rivera.

She produced and ran the board for TWiT, MBW, ang TWiG. Yesterday was her last TWiT, but she's going to do one more MBW.

It's an amicable split though. She's still going to host their Android podcast.

I think it's probably good to get things a little shaken-up.
Heh, that was my first guess but my google-fu failed me on research. Isn't she married to Tom? Makes it all the weirder.
     
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May 14, 2012, 12:11 PM
 
I can't help but wonder if that played into it.
     
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May 14, 2012, 05:21 PM
 
Huh? I always assumed her working for Leo was part of the package that helped lure Tom to TWiT.
     
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May 14, 2012, 08:15 PM
 
Me too.

And then they actually did it, and maybe it didn't work out so hot.
     
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May 14, 2012, 10:35 PM
 
I used to hate Shwood, but the guy has majorly grown on me.
     
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May 14, 2012, 10:41 PM
 
I had the same experience.

The hair doesn't make you think there's a humble and sweet guy underneath.
     
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May 18, 2012, 06:04 PM
 
Gah, what's the deal with Gruber leaving 5by5 and going to Mule Radio or whatever?

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May 18, 2012, 10:02 PM
 
That's too bad. Him and Dan had really good chemistry.
     
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It seems the split was very sudden and not amicable.

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Wait. I'm getting the impression Dan is leaving too. I thought 5by5 was Dan's network.
     
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May 19, 2012, 04:44 PM
 
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Former LAN Party host Glenn has been hired to run their Facebook page. That's nice. I like Glenn, and was worried the Cards Against Humanity incident endagered his future there.
     
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Wait. I'm getting the impression Dan is leaving too. I thought 5by5 was Dan's network.
?

Dan's not going anywhere. I mean, he won't be on the Talk Show, obviously, since it's a 2 man show and the main guy left, but the other shows are still going on.

It's just so weird. You always assume that these guys are good friends, but I supposed they are not. It's a shame they had to part on such bad terms. The whole thing is just so weird with both of them remaining completely silence.

The entire show was centered around 2 guys overanalyzing everything, talking about anything and everything, including the show, and making the show... and now it ends abruptly and there is no discussion as to what happened.

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Yeah, I was blindsided by the Talk Show split. Just happened to check DF and saw Gruber's post about the new Talk Show episode and was pretty confused for a moment. Very weird. I won't go so far as to say the two were best buddies or anything (there were many times where it seemed obvious that Dan was merely enduring Gruber's rant) but I did think they had a decent chemistry. I haven't yet listened to the new Talk Show episode, so I have no idea what Gruber-as-host is going to be like.

Pity, 'cause at the end of the last episode, they mentioned the possibility of doing a special ep where they analyze a Hitchcock or Kubrick movie, in the same way they did a special ep on Goodfellas.
     
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Dan's not going anywhere. I mean, he won't be on the Talk Show, obviously, since it's a 2 man show and the main guy left, but the other shows are still going on.
Okay. I misunderstood the Verge article.

It said "we'll miss Dan on that podcast", which I is poorly worded IMO.

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It's just so weird. You always assume that these guys are good friends, but I supposed they are not. It's a shame they had to part on such bad terms. The whole thing is just so weird with both of them remaining completely silence.
I assume this changed at some point, but when I used to listen it was mentioned a few times they had never met in person.
     
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May 21, 2012, 04:16 PM
 
That was a really, really good ep. Shame Curry doesn't get on much.

Also, OMGChad is the new producer? lulz.
     
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May 21, 2012, 10:32 PM
 
Of course I was sad there was no Becky, but it was a really good show. You had three iconoclasts, but their respective shticks didn't overlap, so they weren't trying to post-up one another the whole time.

I thought Chad did well. Almost none of the original lineup panned out, which I'm sure had to have shaken him up.
     
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Here's a bit of a surprise. Dvorak used to be a wine critic before he did computer writing.
     
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So far:

Dvorak
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