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DepricatedZeroChat ModeratorUser avatarPosts: 1333Joined: Fri May 28, 2010 11:43 amLocation: Cincinnati, OH Gender: Pinecone

Post Getting things rolling again

What was previously in place that we can use to build on? Or do we want to just start fresh?

I need to work out some details with my ISP - my bandwidth seems to be throttled right now. I pay for a 1gb pipe but only get about 5mb down (and 40up). Now I just had the line installed Friday and only got power turned on in the house yesterday (I JUST moved in) so I haven't done any troubleshooting on it yet. I'm planning to do that after work today. Maybe, I'm not feeling well today, so it's possible I just pass out, too.

Anyway, point being - my computer and line should be sufficient to host anything we need.

This place has a special spot in my heart, and all of you assholes do too. I've always been a lurker here, never gone more than a couple months without dropping in, but due to the site being blocked at my previous job I wasn't on often. Prole sent me a PM yesterday that made me realize this wasn't blocked at my new job, so I can browse while idling again. But that kind of rekindled my interest in seeing this place come to life.

But in the suggestion & issues forum there was mention of getting the show going again. I wanted to be involved previously but due to various health issues and work, never really had the time. Well, now I have significantly more free time - I'm treating my sleep disorder, and I work 10 minutes from home. I used to drive 2.5 hours a day for work (1.25 each way) and sleep fitfully for about 12 hours a day. I've gained like 8 hours a day to do stuff.
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Wed Aug 19, 2015 3:15 pm
ProlescumWebhamsterUser avatarPosts: 5002Joined: Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:41 pmLocation: Peptone-upon-Sores

Post Re: Getting things rolling again

I'm happy to edit and produce the show, and to contribute to the research.
We have some facilities for collaboration still sitting around like the wiki, and we're still set up with RSS feeds, iTunes, YouTube, etc
Basically, all we need to get back up and running again are ideas and people...

Dragan Glas made the point that there were still plenty of kooky woo videos being produced on YouTube it would be fun to deconstruct. Perhaps we could take one per episode and illustrate why it's bollocks.
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Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:50 pm
tuxboxLeague LegendUser avatarPosts: 1172Joined: Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:05 amLocation: Vero Beach Gender: Tree

Post Re: Getting things rolling again

Prolescum wrote:I'm happy to edit and produce the show, and to contribute to the research.
We have some facilities for collaboration still sitting around like the wiki, and we're still set up with RSS feeds, iTunes, YouTube, etc
Basically, all we need to get back up and running again are ideas and people...

Dragan Glas made the point that there were still plenty of kooky woo videos being produced on YouTube it would be fun to deconstruct. Perhaps we could take one per episode and illustrate why it's bollocks.


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Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:14 am
DepricatedZeroChat ModeratorUser avatarPosts: 1333Joined: Fri May 28, 2010 11:43 amLocation: Cincinnati, OH Gender: Pinecone

Post Re: Getting things rolling again

I'd be down with that. I think someone mentioned starting with the anti-vaxx movement - maybe we could start there? I forget where I saw it mentioned specifically, did a lot of catching up today...
Why does my life have to be so small
And death is forever
And does forever have a life to call its own?
Don't give me an answer cause you only know
As much as I know
Unless you've been there once
And I hardly think so

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Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:47 am
tuxboxLeague LegendUser avatarPosts: 1172Joined: Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:05 amLocation: Vero Beach Gender: Tree

Post Re: Getting things rolling again

Welcome back DepricatedZero :D
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Thu Aug 20, 2015 5:35 am
ProlescumWebhamsterUser avatarPosts: 5002Joined: Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:41 pmLocation: Peptone-upon-Sores

Post Re: Getting things rolling again

Well, not to dampen the enthusiasm, but our last podcast was about vaccines.

http://blog.theleagueofreason.co.uk/the ... -presents/

Not that we can't do another one, obviously.
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Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:47 am
DepricatedZeroChat ModeratorUser avatarPosts: 1333Joined: Fri May 28, 2010 11:43 amLocation: Cincinnati, OH Gender: Pinecone

Post Re: Getting things rolling again

Thanks tux :) and that doesn't dampen it. Good info I missed out on cause I haven't fully caught up yet...heh. I wouldn't want to rehash the topic immediately.

What about food woo? Have we done anything there? I've done a lot of research on dieting this past year and sifted the science from the quack on it. Down 180lbs from pretty much just dietary changes. :D 182 as of this morning!
Why does my life have to be so small
And death is forever
And does forever have a life to call its own?
Don't give me an answer cause you only know
As much as I know
Unless you've been there once
And I hardly think so

Green Day - One of My Lies
Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:25 am
ProlescumWebhamsterUser avatarPosts: 5002Joined: Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:41 pmLocation: Peptone-upon-Sores

Post Re: Getting things rolling again

Sounds good! I still think a sort of magazine format would work, with several small sections and a main topic. Can we find a related video on the YouTubes to run a critical eye over?

Also required: a good episode title/pun.
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Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:25 pm
WarKChat ModeratorUser avatarPosts: 1186Joined: Wed Aug 12, 2009 9:59 am Gender: Tree

Post Re: Getting things rolling again

Prolescum wrote:Also required: a good episode title/pun.


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Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:58 pm
DepricatedZeroChat ModeratorUser avatarPosts: 1333Joined: Fri May 28, 2010 11:43 amLocation: Cincinnati, OH Gender: Pinecone

Post Re: Getting things rolling again

I should have some time tonight after I give my cat away :( - my other plans just got cancelled.
Why does my life have to be so small
And death is forever
And does forever have a life to call its own?
Don't give me an answer cause you only know
As much as I know
Unless you've been there once
And I hardly think so

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Thu Aug 20, 2015 3:11 pm
ProlescumWebhamsterUser avatarPosts: 5002Joined: Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:41 pmLocation: Peptone-upon-Sores

Post Re: Getting things rolling again

I'll be in the IRC for a while this evening if anyone wants to throw stuff at me.
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Fri Aug 21, 2015 12:10 pm
DepricatedZeroChat ModeratorUser avatarPosts: 1333Joined: Fri May 28, 2010 11:43 amLocation: Cincinnati, OH Gender: Pinecone

Post Re: Getting things rolling again

I more than likely won't be - or if I am it'll only be for a few minutes. I can't IRC at work, and I'm slammed with plans til like, next Tuesday.

But I'm scratching down some ideas.
Why does my life have to be so small
And death is forever
And does forever have a life to call its own?
Don't give me an answer cause you only know
As much as I know
Unless you've been there once
And I hardly think so

Green Day - One of My Lies
Fri Aug 21, 2015 3:32 pm
DustniteUser avatarPosts: 519Joined: Wed May 27, 2009 9:11 pm Gender: Cake

Post Re: Getting things rolling again

I'm willing to assist as well, I can probably have a dedicated server put aside for something and a 50mb pipe at my house.

I thought the LoR show should be more of an informal discussion/debate show. Let me know when you're spitballing ideas and I'll hop on chat, etc.
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Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:22 am
Dragan GlasContributorUser avatarPosts: 2959Joined: Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:55 amLocation: Ireland Gender: Male

Post Re: Getting things rolling again

Greetings,

Apart from the "Poo the Woo" YT idea, another option is to have a discussion on the latest discoveries in science, similar to the "Best of Last Week" links I sometimes post in the "With regards to links" thread - only to expand it to as many science news websites as possible to get the really best science/technology news stories.

Also, HWIN's "Know Your Bones" could be featured to encourage audience involvement.

If we can't do a section on the anti-vax movement, Edzard Ernst has a number of posts on alt-med: homoeopathy (FDA are now going to investigate it), chiropractic, etc. And there's always Bad Science for similar ideas for the show. All of these would fit under the "Poo the Woo" banner.

Kindest regards,

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Tue Aug 25, 2015 12:26 pm
he_who_is_nobodyBloggerUser avatarPosts: 3347Joined: Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:36 amLocation: Albuquerque, New Mexico Gender: Male

Post Re: Getting things rolling again

I am just wondering how often people want to see the show? Should it be weekly, biweekly, monthly? I mean, right now everyone is kicking around topics and no one is talking about the logistics of how the show will be run. Perhaps, someone needs to set up a date for everyone that wants to participate can get together and spit ball ideas.

I will say as of now, I would like to be apart of the show, but I would only be able to do a segment and not participate in any live discussion (life is getting in the way of my internet Funtime).
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ProlescumWebhamsterUser avatarPosts: 5002Joined: Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:41 pmLocation: Peptone-upon-Sores

Post Re: Getting things rolling again

I was thinking about this earlier, actually. Sending submissions for your own sections is a cool idea, assuming it can still meet a deadline. I'd say that we're probably better off setting a longer period between episodes at first, perhaps quarterly. I'm working on a better way to organise ourselves, but we need to have a proper brainstorming session before we get too ahead of ourselves. I recommend setting a day soon to meet in the IRC. I can add the date as a system wide announcement so we all see it each time we browse here...
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Tue Aug 25, 2015 3:18 pm
australopithecusAdministratorUser avatarPosts: 4287Joined: Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:27 pmLocation: Kernow Gender: Time Lord

Post Re: Getting things rolling again

Prolescum wrote:I'm happy to edit and produce the show, and to contribute to the research.
We have some facilities for collaboration still sitting around like the wiki, and we're still set up with RSS feeds, iTunes, YouTube, etc
Basically, all we need to get back up and running again are ideas and people...



I've still got all the show media in the event you haven't, though I assume you have because I got them off your server to start with.
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Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:53 pm
DepricatedZeroChat ModeratorUser avatarPosts: 1333Joined: Fri May 28, 2010 11:43 amLocation: Cincinnati, OH Gender: Pinecone

Post Re: Getting things rolling again

Make it a Sunday and I'll be there with bells on. Not this Sunday though - I have to move furniture, which is going to be 4 hours of driving and who knows how much lifting and moving all day
Why does my life have to be so small
And death is forever
And does forever have a life to call its own?
Don't give me an answer cause you only know
As much as I know
Unless you've been there once
And I hardly think so

Green Day - One of My Lies
Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:12 am
ProlescumWebhamsterUser avatarPosts: 5002Joined: Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:41 pmLocation: Peptone-upon-Sores

Post Re: Getting things rolling again

Okay then.


Sunday the 7th of Sept. as in next Sunday?
if constructive debate is allowed to progress, better ideas will ultimately supplant worse ideas.

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Fri Aug 28, 2015 5:46 pm
DepricatedZeroChat ModeratorUser avatarPosts: 1333Joined: Fri May 28, 2010 11:43 amLocation: Cincinnati, OH Gender: Pinecone

Post Re: Getting things rolling again

Sounds good. How's 1pm GMT?
Why does my life have to be so small
And death is forever
And does forever have a life to call its own?
Don't give me an answer cause you only know
As much as I know
Unless you've been there once
And I hardly think so

Green Day - One of My Lies
Sat Aug 29, 2015 5:44 pm
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