Wil Wheaton, MP3 Jukeboxes, FileMaker
House Call: Wil Wheaton
Martin Sargent impresses the ladies with his tech prowess, while Kevin Rose teaches Wheaton how to install a CD burner in Linux. Also, Wheaton reveals what classic games delight his inner geek.
|MP3 Jukebox Roundup|
We take a look at several software MP3 jukeboxes and compare their features and usability.
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Money in Politics
During the news at the top of the show, Leo mentioned OpenSecrets.org, a non-partisan, non-profit research group that tracks money in politics and its effect on elections and public policy.
Site of the Nite
Name That Beard is just the site you've been waiting for -- a scientific, accurate way to test your knowledge of celebrity facial hair.
Professor Ed Felten
This unassuming computer science professor was threatened by the RIAA for cracking copy protection technology and teaching it to his students. The RIAA backed off, but now Felten is fighting the Consumer Broadband and Digital Television Promotion Act. Who will win?
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Fresh Gear host Sumi Das gives us the skinny on satellite radio.
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Wouldn't it be nice to have a "No to All" option when moving a group of files that include duplicates? Look no further -- Morgan shows you a nifty little secret of XP.
Meet 'The Screen Savers'
Now's your chance to talk to a real, live "Screen Saver" in a town near you:
- Oct. 26: Patrick and Martin in Houston, TX
- Nov. 2: Leo and Megan in Louisville, KY
- Nov. 3: Leo and Megan in Birmingham, AL
Help Leo's book become No. 1 by buying a copy now.
Boot Camp tip
You can add weather reports to your website by using WeatherPixie.
Live CallsLargest attack ever nearly cripples Net
Paul Vixie of the Internet Software Consortium talks about the Internet attack that tried to bring the Internet to its knees yesterday.
Learn more about the attack.
Boot Camp call
Jesse in North Highlands, California, has a Windows XP PC that restarts when you try to shut it down. How can he fix this?
This is a common problem in Windows, regardless of the version. Try the following:
- Try turning off the your antivirus software. Sometimes antivirus software can hinder your shutdown.
- Turn off any software you are running in the background.
Read Microsoft's Knowledge Base article covering this issue in detail.
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