A.D.D. Cast

Adventures In The Attention Deficit Disorder Way Of Life

ADD Cast Number 17 – Testostacast 4

February 28th, 2006 by pfischer

With Mike Steward and Adam Andonian

  • No burping for 4 episodes. This is my deal with Mur Lafferty.
  • I don’t burp, she trys to donate her blood.
  • Is burping radio worthy
  • Apple + Disney – A merger to consolidate hate for Mike.
  • Disney’s fucked the copyright laws in the USA
  • Don’t trust my memory about copyright law specifics. Look here instead.
  • It’ A Wonderful Life – in the public domain. No Fred Savage involved.
  • Everything you do is automatically copyrighted.
  • Mike wants to protect his works forever and ever.
  • We discuss copyright laws and how we think they should be changed.
  • We talk about neutrons and how science is able to detect infinitesimally small things on a neutron.
  • Making gold from lead.
  • Companies that make artificial blood.
  • Talking about DRM.
  • The only protection we want comes from Trojan.
  • iTunes. Apple, and the Apple loss-less codec.
  • APE loss-less compression for the PC.
  • Mike’s pirate manifesto.
  • Paul’s pirating of Photoshop.
  • Digital photography. CCDs. Foveon.
  • Foveon comparison chart. YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS.
  • The Sigma and Polaroid Foveon cameras.
  • Taking pictures of buildings with classified office space. Are we allowed to photograph them?
  • The pond behind the beer distributer.
  • Mike has the palate of a ten year old.
  • “Onion is the Hitler of vegitables.” Don’t lessen the evil of Hitler.
  • Religious extremists need to attack science.
  • The data management problem of “Santa” vs. the data management problem of “God” or “Saint Peter”
  • If being gay is a sin, then you should be able to sell your daughter to me.
  • Miracles vs. extremely rare events.
  • Almost no one in American has actually read the Bible.
  • Paul’s flashing a Mormon story.
  • A 33 minute gama ray burst will fuck you up big time. The biggest badest thing ever detected.
  • You are not special.
  • Paul believes life is endemic.
  • Adam’s miracle. Drive drunk. Hit parked car at 70 MPH. Walk away.
  • Paul’s explaination – good engineering.
  • Seat belts kill but they save more lives than they take.
  • Miracles are things that can’t be proved.
  • Wrapping your mind around the ultimate question.
  • Paul’s answer to the meaning of life.
  • The evolution of viri.
  • Why the bird flu hasn’t broken out. The real story. And prayer has nothing to do with it.
  • “God’s Plan” TM

Music by Jonathan Coulton, Skull Crusher Mountain

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8 responses about “ADD Cast Number 17 – Testostacast 4”

  1. HellZiggy said:

    You bastard!

    I’m listening to this show and you just started talking about the camera stuff. I went to look at that Foveon page.
    I really love my 8.3MP Rebel XT and now you’ve shown me that it’s crap!
    That Foveon is some impressive shit!

    OK. I’m off to listen to the rest of the show now.


  2. HellZiggy said:

    re:photographing buildings & such…
    You can download a handy PDF here: http://www.krages.com/phoright.htm
    that was written by a lawyer. It briefly outlines photographer’s rights and where/when we can take photos.


  3. HellZiggy said:


    You let ADD girl here listen at work and you get lots of random short comments instead of my usual novel length email!

    Re: Mike’s texture issues.
    Yes!! I love the taste of onions & celery but I CAN’T STAND eating something that’s mostly soft (like a casserole) and having random crunches from an onion or something. If you’re gonna put it in there for the flavor, puree the heck outta that puppy!

  4. HellZiggy said:

    me again!

    re: religion and bible translation.

    My hubby is reading a book called “Misquoting Jesus” that is all about changes in bible translations. He says it’s reallly fascinationg.

    Superlong Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0060738170/sr=8-1/qid=1141237178/ref=pd_bbs_1/104-7363187-9260710?%5Fencoding=UTF8

    It’s gotta be good. The 5 star reviews are well written. The one star reviews are this BS:
    1 Corinthians 1:18 & 19, February 25, 2006
    Reviewer: ~auntysue~ (sanford, fl United States) – See all my reviews
    The message of the cross is foolish to those who are headed for destruction! but we who are being saved know it is the very power of God. As the Scriptures say, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise and discard the intelligence of the intelligent.”

  5. pfischer said:

    Foveon rocks. I’m going to try to get an interview with them.

  6. pfischer said:

    Sweet PDF about where we’re allowed to photograph stuff. I’m reading it now. Thanks.

    I’ll check out “Misquoting Jesus” too. Thanks.

  7. Gina said:

    You kept speaking about protecting the rights of the creator (with copyrighting), but what about protecting the public domain, by keeping the limits within reasonable limits (18-20 years vs 75+)

    I feel that the public domain should always be considered…as Walt Disney’s idea comes from both his experience within the public domain AND within his own head…

    …and, the public domain needs to know about all of our individual creations, in order to maintain ‘a healthy collective intelligence’…

    OK – kinda Borg-like, but I feel this would have been a good point of view to throw into the discussion 🙂

    Enjoyed listening in,

  8. Gina said:

    About “God” :

    I enjoyed the part of this podcast that dealt with the FACT that the Bible was written in a time when people believed all kinds of nutty things…
    …so, gathering 2 of each species onto a giant ark, or reports of walking on water, etc would be given easy credence, and belief in these things encouraged, as regular Life didn’t give enough solace.

    I can go on and on about the Bible and who wrote it and how ‘they’ were back then…scared to death, pratically, every day, and in “emotional need” for a savior…to help them in their denial of death (Great book, btw…”The Denial of Death”, by Ernest Becker.)

    So, Jesus got created by man…and his rising from the dead got created, conveniently.

    Are we not all ‘intellectually agnostic?’ though…

    How about a discussion on this?! 🙂

    I was raised Catholic, walked out of church at 15, to my parents’ great dismay…
    and am now ‘spiritual, but not religious’ because I do not feel organized religion is good, when you look at the threat it poses to people and governments.

    Organized agreement between ALL organized religions, that no one holds the ultimate truth, because we are all meer (sp?) humans, I would have no problem with, though.

    Unitarian Universalism approaches it, but is still too organized for me…

    Oh…was that “Adam” who said he believed in God and miracles?

    …not that I know if there is a God…

    I don’t, of course, as I can only believe that we are all intellectually agnostics…none of us can have the knowledge to know if there is a god or not…which I believe any intelligent god would wish for us ;)…to not be able to know.

    BUT, I now believe, VERY MUCH SO, in a higher power WAY beyond our mental abilities…but, I have a tremendous problem with labeling ‘it’ as ‘He.”

    I sure hope God, IF ‘it’ exists, is NOT a He, nor a She…is not human in any way 😉

    In any case, I am grateful to whatever intelligence, even if it simply be inside of all of us, for having created us.’

    Isn’t Life fun?

    Yes, I have ADD 😉