Philip Rosedale & others testify before The House

Posted on April 1, 2008. Filed under: computers, Congress, electronic, First Life, Free Speech, hackers, hate crime, interface, metaverse, philanthropy, Politicians, Politics, PR, Real Life, Second Life, Technology, United States, VR worlds, Webcasting | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A lot of nothing, frankly to those well acquainted with what goes on in Second Life and other Virtual Worlds, however it is interesting to see and hear what the members of The House have gotten out of their direct exposure to SL and other Virtual Worlds. One mentions the source of the word “avatar” in an ominous manner as if the idiology of the term might foster terrorists. pfft.

From Wikipedia: “In
Hindu philosophy, an avatar (also spelled as avatara) (Sanskrit: अवतार, avatāra), most commonly refers to the incarnation (bodily manifestation) of a divine being (deva), or the Supreme Being (God) onto planet Earth.”

Link to a page where one may download The House Committee on Energy and Commerce video recording of a Hearing on Online Virtual Worlds: Applications and Avatars in a User-Generated Medium

Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet
Tuesday, April 1, 2008, 9:30 a.m.
2123 Rayburn House Office Building

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Beware Terrorists that Lurk in MMO’s!!

Posted on February 27, 2008. Filed under: Congress, Everquest II, First Life, legal, metaverse, Politicians, Politics, Real Life, Second Life, security, VR worlds | Tags: , , , |

The U.S. gov’t is “on to you” and they’re gonna hunt you down and weed you out like a professional, ninja-looting plat farmer on a 3 day Red Bull bender!! Don’t believe me? Clicky this link to read the Wired article.

Thanks to my EQ II guildie, Gkar, for pointing me to the article! Now if they could do something effective about griefers in SL, that might be worthy but I’d suspect this will go awry.

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RadioRadio & ALL net radio get a reprieve!

Posted on July 13, 2007. Filed under: Congress, DJing, Grass-Roots, RadioRadio, Real Life, Second Life, voting, Webcasting |

Just when we thought that’s it, we’re through, Saturday night, at the end of the TriNala Show (midnight Pacific) the station goes off air forever, a stay of execution! Here’s the thing, we can’t let up. Keep on your representatives and senators, they need to know, CLEARLY, that this is important to their constituency.

Read about the reprieve for net radio and RadioRadio here.

Here’s the thing … trust me on this … you’ll want to tune in on Saturday, I know my show’s gonna kick butt and I’m sure TriNala will as well! A celebratory blow out like none other! I go on air at 5 pm Pacific, 7 pm Central.

Click the tab at the top for linkage and all that good stuff or check out the station webpage at

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It’s JSM’s fault

Posted on July 8, 2007. Filed under: clever, Congress, Cute, DJing, Free Speech, Humor, Music, Politicians, Politics, RadioRadio, Real Life, silly, utube |

He sent me a link and off surfing I went … so here’s what it is all about …. MADNESS! Oh, and a lot of these have the intros MTV cut off, extra fun for us US folks! It may be cliche, but I don’t tire of these guys, or ska for that matter.

One Step Beyond – Madness

House of Fun – Madness

Night Boat to Cairo – Madness
Our House – Madness
Baggy Trousers – Madness
My Girl – Madness
One Better Day – Madness
Sorry – Madness
***Ghost Train – Madness*** – Frankly I barely recall this one and I know I never saw this video, it’s marvelous!
Ok this is a quadruple shot … The Specials – Madness – The Specials – Madness (A Message to You Rudy, One Step Beyond, Too Much Too Young, Baggy Trousers) … The Specials are live and the Madness sections are the videos listed above just so you know.

Ghost Town, one of my all time fav songs regardless genre by The Specials!
Gangsters – The Specials
Rat Race – The Specials
Hey Little Rich Girl – The Specials

Hmm maybe a ska set on Saturday … Oh Folks, if Congress doesn’t get their head out of their butts, RadioRadio will be going off the air PERMANENTLY on this Saturday July 14, 2007, so either way we’re having a blow-out (victory or goodbye)! Please tune in! I suspect we’ll get the ball rolling early but at the very least by 5pm Pacific (7 pm Central) I”ll be on air and will roll right until midnight Pacific/2 am Central with the TriNala Show finishing out the night’s musical bash!

Want to try to fight the end of net radio? Click here for Save Net Radio dot Org which has tons of information on how to help save RadioRadio, NPR, and any other streamed station you might enjoy!

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Still Fighting to keep RadioRadio & other stations online on air …

Posted on April 30, 2007. Filed under: broadcasting, business, campaign, computers, Congress, Dissent, DJing, election, electronic, Free Speech, Grass-Roots, metaverse, Music, Politicians, Politics, PR, RadioRadio, Real Life, Second Life, Technology, tragedy, voting, Webcasting |

Here’s two links with information and suggestions on how to keep internet radio (RadioRadio, NPR, and everyone else inbetween) legal, affordable and doable. The time is now, action is needed or we’ll all lose so much I doubt we can quantify it.

RAIN – Radio And Internet Newsletter

Save Net Radio dot Org

Please understand the danger is real, more than likely if this pile of steaming you-know-what isn’t turned around in Congress, that will be the end of RadioRadio and just about every podcaster, streaming station or interesting bit of audio online that you’ve ever enjoyed or ever might possibly enjoy in the future. This legislation is hateful and nauseating.

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