TTG 1632 for Saturday 5 Oct 2019

Beep boop - this is a robot. A new show has been posted to TWiT…

What are your thoughts about today’s show? We’d love to hear from you!

Leo was saying there was no Sinbad genie movie, but here it is:

Also, I have a vivid memory of Ricardo Montalban saying, “finnne CorINthian leather” in that car commercial, but a friend of mine says that’s the Mandela effect - that he actually said “soft,” not “fine.” The brain does very weird things.

As for why Sinbad says he didn’t do a genie movie, I think that’s just convenient memory loss because of the movie’s lack of quality. Unless the actor in that movie just had an incredible resemblance to Sinbad?

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The caller telling @Leo how great he looks reminded me of the song :wink:

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As @Leo is talking right now about VPNs and getting access to blocked content, it happens a friend sent me a link at the same time where I needed to get a YouTube proxy so I could watch these Star Trek trailers because they’re region locked to the US it seems:

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I think the Amazon Prime ones aren’t geo-locked. I watched it this morning on YouTube

These Mandela effect memories, such as the “Shazaam” movie are caused by a glitch in the matrix.

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The iPhone can play mono audio; it’s a setting in Accessibility. Here’s an article about that: https://www.idownloadblog.com/2019/02/20/why-and-how-to-enable-mono-audio-for-your-airpods-or-other-headphones/

I also believe that if you pull a single airpod out of the case, it will automatically play in mono (combining the left and right channels.) It may be mentioned in that article, but I didn’t see it in a quick scan. It does say the mono setting would come in handy if you want each airpod to be mono so you can share one of them with a friend. Normally pulling them both out would keep it in stereo mode.

@Leo Why wait for the 6 tuner from Hdhomerun? Get the 4 tuner one and use Channels app and then sign in with TV Everywhere! No cable card necessary!

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Petaluma is far enough from San Francisco that we don’t get local channels @tokyotony. I have to use a cable card for them.

@Leo Oh, that’s right. I heard you say that before. Have you tried an antenna just to see? Looks like many are within 30-40 miles. Might be worth a try? You could then use the Channels app and get local channels AND your cable channels, without a card.

Anyway, good luck with the Plex. I’d be curious how it works with DRM.

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@Leo FYI…

https://store.antennasdirect.com/long-range-tv-antennas.html

Hey Leo for the guy who called about using mono on headphones
I’m sure not the only one that do it but I have the zolo liberty+ that I bought off Kickstarter and if I pull the one main headphone out as one one side has the mic and works as a single piece but I pull the one out and it works like a single stereo headphone all playing on the one side and only splits the audio if I pull out the other side from chargcase

Http://time.is/UTC for the Internet version

Regarding the TV antennas discussion, I know that they usually rely on being line-of-sight to the transmitter. I don’t know anything about the positioning of local transmitters, but I just pulled up Petaluma in Google Maps with the Terrain overlay on, and it looks like they’re in a valley with very restricted angles. Maybe Richmond - Berkeley in the SF area are in sight, but not much else.

I’m still listening to TTG1632, and as it is the first time I am listening with access to this community, I can comment comment as I listen. So…
@Leo, thanks for giving a detailed explanation of what it means to use a chrome book. I believe there was a general belief you buy a chromebook and you had everything you needed. Now there is a realistic description of what it really is. First time I’ve ever heard it explained to such detail.

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