Separating the audience from the customer

White nationalist Hal Turner, who has found more to hate in this life than nearly everybody, has this message posted on his show’s Web site about going to a subscription site on Nov. 28:
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Hundreds “kicked to the curb” as Hal Turner Show goes Subscription only

For the first time, the internet version of my weekly radio show aired on a subscription-only basis. The traditional LISTEN LIVE links on my site stayed live for only the first 15 minutes of the program and will do so each week.

At 15 minutes past the hour, the free feed was shut off and only the subscription feed continued to carry the show on the internet. Protected by an authentication system requiring user names and passwords, not a single non-subscriber was able to tap into the feed. Only those who carried their own weight could tune in.

Many said I wouldn’t dare drop 90% of my audience. Tonight I did exactly that.

It wasn’t bad, either. Still had lots of callers throughout the two hours.

The best part is, the 90% of the audience who leeched and freeloaded, who contributed nothing to the show, got exactly what they deserved: nothing.

Tonight, the Hal Turner Show became an environment for the successful; for the achievers; the winners among us. In one, brief, shining moment, I separated the wheat from the chaff and embraced those who not only are committed to our cause, but who have the means to back-up their commitment.

No more will we be burdened by those whose failures in life are so complete, they can’t afford $5 a month.

I’m considering a new slogan: “The Hal Turner Show, losers and poor white trash need not tune in!”

A service for the discriminating listener, no doubt.

Free WiFi at McGhee Tyson would be a leading-edge idea

In the wonder-why-we-don’t-have-it-here department.

While most large airports have Wi-Fi in
their terminals, it is smaller airports — those serving 500,000 to 2
million passengers annually — that have full Wi-Fi access, and many of
those airports offer it for free, according to the ACI.

The ACI is the Airports Council International, a trade group, and that paragraph is from a Denver Post story about Denver’s airport now offering free WiFi. McGhee Tyson would fit pretty much in that smaller airport passenger range. I think it had 1.8 million plus passengers in 2005. It does have WiFi in the terminal, but it’s not free. Wouldn’t it make sense to offer free WiFi at McGhee Tyson?

The Denver airport’s spokesman told the Rocky Mountain News it was done to “stay a leading-edge airport.” Hint, hint.

I liked this quote from the Rocky story:

“I thank them for it,” said Darryl Jenkins, a Virginia-based aviation consultant. “It’s becoming a bigger deal, and it’s now considered something you should do amongst polite society. Airports take you in so many other places, so it’s not like they’re starving for revenue. It’s OK to let a passenger go through and leave with a buck or two.”

New toys for Propeller heads

500px-Propellersvg.pngI gave up on Netscape when it morphed into Propeller, but Muhammad Saleen’s sneak peek and review has me considering going back:

wow. it took me a while to calm down before i could start writing anything. i got a chance to look at the new site design (not live, only internal) for propeller, and i have to say, it [expletive] rocks! the design will not only be much much better than the current site design, but it is safe to say that it will be better than all other social sites out there right now.

I think that means he likes it.

Run for your life!

This could put a damper on exercise just as the holiday gorging season beings. I’ve used lesser excuses.

 

 
Sessions
Calories burned
Time exercising
Miles Jogged / Elliptical

 
Actual
6
2592
4:11
14.26
 
Target
4
2000
3:15
No advice
 

Month to date miles: 41.35

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