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Favoriting March 13, 2023: Fundraising marathon show with co-host Bryce

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Above: A Simple Desultory Techtonic, the 2023 marathon premium. Four tracks by Si-mark and Scott-funkel (music led by Scott Williams; Matt Fiveash on bass; recording by Lily Wen), 16 more tracks chosen by Mark Hurst, cover designed by Greg Harrison.

How to get the Techtonic premium: Pledge $10/month or $75 one-time, then click “1 DJ Premium”. Then on the next page under Monday, click “Techtonic With Mark Hurst - A Simple Desultory Techtonic.”

Or just call 1-800-989-9368 and say you want the Techtonic premium.

Here are the first four tracks of the album, performed by Scott and me ("Si-mark and Scott-funkel"), with help from Matt Fiveash and Lily Wen, covering some classic Simon and Garfunkel tunes – with dystopian lyrics written in:

1. The Sounds of Surveillance
2. A Simple Desultory Techtonic
3. The Only Honest Man in Big Tech
4. The Internet

The remaining 16 tracks are tech-themed songs that, for the most part, I have played on past Techtonic episodes. So the CD contains a full 20 tracks – delivering desultory dystopia!

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This week: DJ Bryce, host of Bryce (Friday 12noon - 3pm Eastern)

News:

Vanderbilt apologizes for using ChatGPT in email on Michigan shooting (The Guardian, Feb 22, 2023): “Officials at Vanderbilt University apologized for using an AI chatbot to write a consoling email to students after a mass shooting at Michigan State University.” One student said, “Deans, provosts, and the chancellor: do more. Do anything. And lead us into a better future with genuine, human empathy, not a robot.”

Briant Merchant in the LA Times (Feb 16, 2023): “Search engines have always been unreliable conduits for truth, but chatbot search interfaces are particularly treacherous, owing to what’s been dubbed the ‘one true answer’ problem: Rather than present a list of possible results and inviting users to select among them, they serve up one canonical answer. When the question is ‘Is it safe to boil a baby?’ and the answer is ‘Yes’ — a real-life example from Bing — you’ve got trouble.”

Article in Slate (March 8, 2023) about RadioGPT, “a new tool from the Ohio-based software company Futuri Media that fully digitizes the broadcast host as you know it. . . . [using] GPT-3, the large language model that powers the hit chatbot ChatGPT; and A.I.-voice ‘personalities’ made by Futuri that can learn the info scraped by TopicPulse and aggregated by GPT-3 to read readymade copy live on air.” Thanks to listener Joe S. for sending this in!

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Listener comments!

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Handy Haversack:

Mark! Bryce! Techblenders!
  6:01pm
Robm:

Evening fellow techies
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ultradamno:

Mark! Techtonefactors!
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Carmichael:

Mark! Bryce! ChatGPT!
  6:01pm
Yuri G:

funky music
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ultradamno:

Everyone may have to knuckle down harder this week, because I don't know if you're aware of it, but the man stole an hour away from the marathon over the weekend.
  6:02pm
rx scabin:

Good evening, Mark. First time. My hours . . . .
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Will thee Sound Guy:

Hi Mark Hurst, Bryce, and all!!!
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tim from washington:

Hey everyone! I'm in the phone room tonight ready to take your call! 800-989-9368!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:03pm
San Pedro Girl:

Hi Mark, Handy, Robm, ultradammo, Carmichael, Yuri G!!
  6:03pm
David in London:

Evening Mark, Bryce and all Technoids.
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ultradamno:

Hiya SPG!
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DanFA:

Hello
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Carmichael:

Looks like everyone has a boombox! Great news!
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TDK60:

Hi Mark & Bryce.
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San Pedro Girl:

↳ ultradamno @6:03
Hello. Sorry! I misspelled your name.
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melinda:

howdy Mark and Bryce
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Handy Haversack:

↳ Song: "Fundraising with Bryce"
Can I start saying "that really boils my baby!" and get away with it? I feel like I can pull it off.

Tim! Back for more!
  6:04pm
Robm:

↳ San Pedro Girl @6:03
Howdy SPG
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ultradamno:

↳ San Pedro Girl @6:04
You're not the first, it's OK...
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tim from washington:

I met Bryce and he is indeed quite nice!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:05pm
DanFA:

Bryce is so unstoppable not even a serious bike accident could take him out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:05pm
Webhamster Henry:

I can attest that Bryce is an old timer. I knew him when he had shoulder length hair.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:05pm
Handy Haversack:

Hey, San Pedro Girl! How goes, ultradamno, TDK60, Carm, melinda, Robm, DanFA, rx scabin, Will, and me own dear Runza, David!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:06pm
ultradamno:

Hey there, Handy!
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tim from washington:

↳ Webhamster Henry @6:05
I think his hair has shrunk a bit.
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TDK60:

You had to tape shows to boombox. Very steampunk.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:07pm
Webhamster Henry:

Man DJs did not want to do archives or playlists. They wanted to be in the now, and now they are in the then.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:07pm
Handy Haversack:

↳ Webhamster Henry @6:07
I think I'm in the maybe?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:07pm
DanFA:

Back in 2001 you had to get on a bicycle to power your radio and pray you could get a signal
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:08pm
Webhamster Henry:

↳ Handy Haversack @6:07
Check your pulse, Schrödinger Cat!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:09pm
DanFA:

↳ Webhamster Henry @6:07
Nothing to worry about, sir. It's just a glitch. Just a glitch. Just a glitch.
  6:09pm
Robm:

↳ Handy Haversack @6:05
Howdy handy
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(Murakami Whywolf))):

↳ TDK60 @6:06
I used for longer progeammes to use a VCR with six- or eight-hour tapes (cheapest at Walgreens).
  6:10pm
Robm:

↳ Webhamster Henry @6:07
Glad there are archives and playlists from way back
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Carmichael:

My 1st car (used) had an 8 track player.
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San Pedro Girl:

↳ (Murakami Whywolf))) @6:09
Hi Murakami Whywolf! What years were you a dj at WFMU?
  6:12pm
Ochre Ogre:

Hi Mark and Bryce!
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TDK60:

↳ (Murakami Whywolf))) @6:09
MW: Ha, never thought of it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:13pm
Webhamster Henry:

↳ DanFA @6:09
"Where nothing can go wrong. go wrong. go wrong." << original Westworld trailer.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:13pm
chresti:

Hi Mark and Bryce and techtonicians! Back from the dentist
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Deano de los Muertos:

Hey Mark and Bryce, good luck 💸💸💸
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:14pm
DanFA:

↳ Webhamster Henry @6:13
I was thinking of the Itchy and Scratchyland episode of Simpsons, but I think that's what they were referencing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:14pm
chris in the redwoods:

hi, Mark and Bryce and tonics!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:14pm
paddy in matawan:

I've heard my name mentioned and I am a monthly swagger....
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Carmichael:

↳ chresti @6:13
Did you bring all your teeth back with you??
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estimo:

Bryce and Mark together! That's a great party. But it seems Paypal is not working for me online.
  6:16pm
Robm:

↳ chresti @6:13
Hope it was okay
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(((Murakami Whywolf):

↳ Webhamster Henry @6:07
I still try to listen 'live' as much as possible, as I pay more attention thereto.

I have probably one year's time's worth of material to which I didn't listen immediately but dumped directly to disc (e.g. using wget on the stream) to which I will probably never listen. Oh well, when the Omega-Point A.I. resurrects me, maybe I can get all that data folded into my natural memories, along with the Dirac matrices, classical Greek, Latin, Chinese, and Hebrew, and the three thousand most common Chinese characters, including the Japanese ones (screw the simplified).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:17pm
Deano de los Muertos:

Hey Scott
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melinda:

love the album concept
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tim from washington:

↳ chresti @6:13
I hope your dentist put in a Gilligan's Island filling that picks up WFMU in your tooth.
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estimo:

If I want to just pledge part of my existing Swag for life, should I fill the Paypal info again?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:17pm
Deano de los Muertos:

I didn’t know Matt Fiveash was playing on the premium
  6:20pm
yippie:

I thought the only honest guy in big tech is the one who invented bitcoins
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TDK60:

Very topical mentions. Groovy '60s fuzzfolk
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chresti:

Nailed it!
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Doug in MP:

↳ (((Murakami Whywolf) @6:17
Just because this is Techtonic: wget is deprecated. Use curl -o
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Fredericks:

Mick Jaggered/ silver daggered...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:22pm
Hopey Sockmonkey:

This is inspired and rather adorable.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:22pm
Handy Haversack:

Why can I not clicky-star this?
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Deano de los Muertos:

You sound better than I expected, Mark!
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dale:

ha ha! this is pretty dang good.
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merl ravenscroft:

great job Mark!
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Mark Hurst:

↳ Handy Haversack @6:22
Sorry - on the track list now!
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tim from washington:

Man, if this isn't pledgeworthy I don't know what is!
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Fredericks:

This song needed an update for a long time.
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chris in the redwoods:

↳ Mark Hurst @6:23
click! :)
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melinda:

I like the Lewis Mumford line
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Handy Haversack:

↳ Mark Hurst @6:23
And starred!
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Fredericks:

This is really fun!
  6:24pm
queems:

genius
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chresti:

↳ Song: "A Simple Desultory Techtonic" by "Si-mark & Scott...
Wow!
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Deano de los Muertos:

“Everybody must get iphones”
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San Pedro Girl:

Superb! :)
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David (in London):

The boy's a natural!
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tim from washington:

↳ Deano de los Muertos @6:24
Good one!
  6:25pm
jeanne from NW CT:

Jacques ellul lol
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Deano de los Muertos:

Pledge!
  6:25pm
Jackie G:

desultory... good word
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chresti:

↳ Deano de los Muertos @6:24
Ha!
  6:26pm
Sam:

Great song Mark!!
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melinda:

go Bas
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tim from washington:

chresti!!!!!!
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Handy Haversack:

Ave, Bas!

Aye, David!
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David (in London):

Thanks for the kind words Mark.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:27pm
Handy Haversack:

Yay, chresti!
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chresti:

Yay Davidkins!
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Carmichael:

Well they'll phone you when you're drivin' in your car.
And they'll phone you when you're playin' your guitar.
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Bas NL:

Hi Mark, Bryce, Techies!
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David (in London):

Yo Handles.
Chrestikins!
  6:27pm
Luisa24:

@fredericks I'm in New Port Richey, cant believe there are other of us WFMU fans here!
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chresti:

Yay Handy!
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HyperDose:

I believe they're talking about the nitty gritty
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:28pm
Deano de los Muertos:

“Alright, back to the gloom and doom” 😅
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Fredericks:

↳ Luisa24 @6:27
Tim, who answered the phone for my pledge, said he loves this area.

Give him a call.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:29pm
B R M:

Michigan State
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Handy Haversack:

↳ Fredericks @6:29
Tim is a gentleman and a scholar. I have played pinball near him and feel qualified to testify here.
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tim from washington:

↳ Fredericks @6:29
Yes, Luisa24, give me a call to pledge! 800-989-9368. My grandparents lived in Hillsborough in the 80s-90s. I love that part of Florida!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:31pm
San Pedro Girl:

@ Bryce "Language Velvita" is a great description.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:31pm
Webhamster Henry:

"Sincerity - once you learn to fake that, you've got it made" ― George Burns
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:31pm
Luisa24:

It's pretty nice on the water that is for sure! My dad lives here.
  6:31pm
yippie:

what do you think is the connection of America's toxic tech culture and the first 2 bank collapses this year being tech related banks?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:32pm
Luisa24:

@tim from Washington I am a Mouse pledger...how much more do you want from me lol!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:32pm
Handy Haversack:

Bryce, can you speak to how much more successful AI would be if it used very long strings?
  6:33pm
Marie:

It epitomizes the idea of don't just automatically trust authority!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:33pm
Handy Haversack:

↳ Luisa24 @6:32
Mice love company!
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chresti:

Velveeta extruders!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:34pm
David (in London):

Velvita Extruders is my new band.
Coming to Bryce's show soon...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:34pm
Barney Grubbs:

↳ B R M @6:29
thanks! my wife just yelled this from across the room (which is amusing because I’m the one who was born in east lansing)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:34pm
LCBD:

So happy when I catch this show!
Mark and Bryce - Bravo!
Hi Handy and all!
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Bas NL:

In their defense; They used they payed version of the chat robot.
  6:34pm
Marie:

I think more and more people are becoming less literate
  6:34pm
Sam:

Mass shootings have become so common, and every time everyone repeats the same empty platitudes. You might as well let a computer write it. It epitomizes the moral bankruptcy of our society.
  6:34pm
yippie:

I also want to know if there will ever be robot hair stylists
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Handy Haversack:

↳ LCBD @6:34
Hey, LCBD!
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tim from washington:

↳ Luisa24 @6:32
Well, since you're asking.... ;)
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PaulRobeson1923:

Warm Greetings, WFMU Land!



HI hi Hi Hi Hi
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:35pm
Luisa24:

@Handy Haversack sounds like Mice like money :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:35pm
Handy Haversack:

↳ Barney Grubbs @6:34
I once just about choked to death when I heard Clay Pigeon yell, "Okemos! That's a party town!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:35pm
San Pedro Girl:

↳ PaulRobeson1923 @6:34
Hi Paul!
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PaulRobeson1923:

↳ San Pedro Girl @6:35
Hi S.P Girl!

Have you had a cup of tea, today?
  6:36pm
?:

Lorem ipsum gets its name from the Latin phrase Neque porro quisquam est qui dolorem ipsum quia dolor sit amet = Nor is there anyone who loves or pursues or desires to obtain pain of itself, because it is pain [improper latin]
  6:36pm
Robm:

↳ Marie @6:34
To expand upon that, they overdose on cable news and don’t bother to listen to other broadcasters like the BBC or the ABC out of Australia
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Bas NL:

Hey Handy!
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Fredericks:

↳ Luisa24 @6:31
Feels like they are trying to pave it all over lately. Breaks my heart.
  6:38pm
Marie:

Yeah, I could totally see that--it's like sticking in a comfort zone
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Deano de los Muertos:

congrats Kev, thanks for all the pledges
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:38pm
joe mulligan:

Sounds with a pattern!
  6:39pm
queems:

my bf’s favorite joke is to walk in my house at 1pm on fridays and say “i love this song”
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chresti:

Yay!
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PaulRobeson1923:

Make Bryce pick up the phone! Make Bryce pick uP the PhoNe! Mark channeling his inner PiDge
  6:39pm
Robm:

↳ Marie @6:38
Marie i do listen to news in the states, NOT CABLE
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Fredericks:

Pitch, Mark, pitch.
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Handy Haversack:

↳ queems @6:39
I mean, it's a pretty good one.
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Fredericks:

Tell us about the phones!
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David (in London):

↳ Handy Haversack @6:40
Yeah, I laughed.
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tim from washington:

↳ Handy Haversack @6:35
Hahahaha! If you think Okemos is crazy check out Grand Ledge!
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Luisa24:

@Fredericks Yeah I've seen it change!=
  6:40pm
Marie:

only in America (or China?)--re: work as religion
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San Pedro Girl:

↳ PaulRobeson1923 @6:36
I'm a coffee drinker. But there are some special teas enjoy occasionally. ;)
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Handy Haversack:

↳ tim from washington @6:40
Oh, I have heard the stories.
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Will thee Sound Guy:

killin it guys!!!
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chresti:

Is it ok to curse at talking machines?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:41pm
Handy Haversack:

Call it from a rotary! Extra Techtonic credit!
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Bas NL:

Hellowww??
  6:42pm
Catherine:

Mark - I've been wanting to ask you if you could do a show, or maybe just say something, about the cashless society in India?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:42pm
Deano de los Muertos:

that training vid sounds like gold
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:42pm
Ken From Hyde Park:

ChatGTP, but it's your car. www.autoblog.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:42pm
Will thee Sound Guy:

click the handle and cue up the pulse
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:42pm
melinda:

I don't have a landline since I moved, kind of sad.
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tim from washington:

I just found out that if you guys suggest, coerce or guilt fellow commenters to call me, it actually works! Just ask Luisa24! Alright, now get to guilting each other to call!

800-989-9368
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:43pm
melinda:

↳ Catherine @6:42
That would be a good show
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Handy Haversack:

↳ tim from washington @6:42
Every moment Tim is not on the phone, he weeps bitter tears. Do not let this happen.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:44pm
chresti:

The speaker on a smartphone is pretty crappy sounding
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:44pm
ultradamno:

Reminds me of a line for the TV show The Detour where the son said "I deleted my phone from my phone to make more room for games"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:44pm
David (in London):

↳ Ken From Hyde Park @6:42
Ken, that is a horrible vision of our automotive future. Sheesh.
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Fredericks:

Way to go, Luisa.
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Handy Haversack:

↳ David (in London) @6:44
Our automotive present is terrifying enough. There's a good series of articles in The Markup about the market for the metadata that today's modern spy cars collect on their drivers.
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Bas NL:

Yay to Small Tech..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:46pm
Handy Haversack:

↳ Handy Haversack @6:45
For the record, I join Rush in being deeply suspicious of power windows and all that's come after.

SUBDIVISIONS
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PaulRobeson1923:

Yes! All new Technologies are simply “improved” means to an unimproved end. - Neil Postman


Like the Wheel for instance or the hot water heater
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:46pm
Webhamster Henry:

You can still do good things on non commercial platforms, like the WFMU chat, Mark's Creative Good forum , ECHO, and a few more.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:47pm
David (in London):

↳ Handy Haversack @6:45
The only surveillance in my 1997 Nissan Primera comes from the spiders that live in the wing mirrors.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:47pm
Will thee Sound Guy:

do it!!!
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tom from Manchester:

good jazz alias: Chet GPT
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Fredericks:

↳ tim from washington @6:42
You catch on quick, kid.
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ultradamno:

Can they make an AI DJ that is hungover and surly like a DJ?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:49pm
Barney Grubbs:

↳ Handy Haversack @6:35
I suppose any town can be a party town with enough planning & robust supply lines, but all I remember from Okemos is the Meijer’s Thrifty Acres and the kid’s play area in the middle, which was filled with animal statues to climb on that probably barely met whatever safety standards were around in the mid-70s
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:50pm
Handy Haversack:

↳ David (in London) @6:47
My 2003 Corolla has some new spy holes in the exterior!
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Webhamster Henry:

How about RadioGPT doing poetry like Owl Sun?
  6:50pm
Robm:

↳ ultradamno @6:49
Or sounds like dr johnny fever
  6:50pm
Sam:

Now back to the countdown!
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Fredericks:

↳ Handy Haversack @6:46
I had no idea that was what they were singing about.
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dale:

boiled babies are much juicier than baked.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:51pm
David (in London):

↳ Webhamster Henry @6:50
"Does the RadioGPT make you shiver? Does it?"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:51pm
joe mulligan:

craziest haircut of the 80s? good one
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ultradamno:

↳ Robm @6:50
Exactly! That is the ideal.
  6:51pm
Robm:

↳ Webhamster Henry @6:50
I don’t listen to owl sun, sounds too computer like
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:51pm
DanFA:

ChatGPT, please play Swarming Vulgar Mass of Infected Virulency by Carcass
  6:51pm
Ochre Ogre:

Ah, thought that Scott Funkel looked familiar.
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swivs:

I prefer steamed baby but hey...
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tom from Manchester:

there's no way that synthesiser solo thing can be true
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Webhamster Henry:

ChatGPT clearly though you meant boiling a baby bottle, but it didn't clarify that!
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Handy Haversack:

↳ swivs @6:51
Well, la di da, Mr. Fancy Rocker Man! Boiled baby was good enough for our parents, and it's good enough for me!
  6:53pm
Jackie G:

↳ Song: "A Simple Desultory Techtonic" by "Si-mark & Scott...
desultory....good word
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Ken From Hyde Park:

Radio G T Meh 📻
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Fredericks:

Another New Port Richey related pledge? Way to go, Tim.
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Handy Haversack:

Would love to see a Techtonic poll on who says deSULtory and who says DESultory.
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Klaus:

Maybe it thought there were commas in there. "Is it safe to boil, uh, Baby?" Or not
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ultradamno:

↳ Handy Haversack @6:53
I think I'm closer to the former
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Carmichael:

↳ tom from Manchester @6:48
Beats the old DJ names: Sue Nommi, Rick Shaw, Jack Hammer, etc ...
  6:55pm
Old Dave:

Mark will absolve you
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Deano de los Muertos:

What a genius tactic, Mark
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chresti:

116 to 2k!
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PaulRobeson1923:

↳ David (in London) @6:51
FanTasTiC
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tom from Manchester:

Kenny GPT
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ultradamno:

I hear Silicon Valley is having some banking issues right now, so a 1K transfer from them may have to wait.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:57pm
Handy Haversack:

Thanks, Mark, Bryce, Tim, other phone person, food people, and all! The Techtonic pledgers showed up!
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chris in the redwoods:

Handy's in that lubricated "zingers and multiple pledges" territory. well done him!
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Luisa24:

@Tim from Washington yet somehow i do not feel violated, only elated to support!
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melinda:

thanks guys!
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chresti:

Thanks Mark and Bryce!
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DanFA:

ChatGPT, please play Corporate Deathburger by Millions of Dead Cops
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Will thee Sound Guy:

hilarious
  6:57pm
Listener Robert:

Uh...i liked it. Sorry.
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melinda:

that was awful
  6:58pm
melissa fleischman:

Sounds like idiocracy
  6:58pm
Marie:

uggghhhh
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Deano de los Muertos:

This is awful, and it’s definitely coming in full force
  6:58pm
andy the painter:

was that from The Simpsons?
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Handy Haversack:

↳ chris in the redwoods @6:57
I walk that narrow line, yes.
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Carmichael:

I'm trying to remove all variables from my existence.
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David (in London):

Thank you Mark, Bryce, Scott and assorted hipsters,
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StringOFperils:

A hair's breadth of difference between CHATGPT Radio and current commercial radio.
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Bas NL:

Sad, sad, sad.
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DanFA:

Plot twist. All of the DJs were replaced by androids 10 years ago by Station Manager Ken as part of Project Blade Runner
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Feldy:

I'm sticking with WFMU through this oncoming hellscape
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Rich in Washington:

"You have violated Robot's Rules of Order and will be asked to leave the Future"
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chresti:

DAI- Dumb Artificial Intelligence
  6:59pm
Listener Robert:

Then again, I like your AI bunny and owl too.
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Handy Haversack:

PLEDGE FOR RANTS

Screeds and Jeremiads: The Techtonic Story. Best-seller, coming soon!
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Carmichael:

↳ StringOFperils @6:58
Sounds almost as bad as TJ & Giggles on the morning zoo.
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San Pedro Girl:

Thanks, Mark and Bryce. Excellent show today. Thanks to all phone volunteers and pledgers too. <3
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Feldy:

I'm ready to start taking down all the Replicants
  7:00pm
feral parsnip:

actually snort-weeping at velveeta language extruder, bless you, omfg
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Bas NL:

Awesome show Mark & Bryce! Congrats Scott!
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ultradamno:

An AI DJ should at least throw in the occasional 'kill all humans'
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StringOFperils:

I'm making a banjo out of a cornflakes box and elastics and heading to the deep woods (15 feet deep) to make my own radio
  7:00pm
Marie:

I think sometimes bombs are the answer (when only robots are around)
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chris in the redwoods:

said the romans?
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Handy Haversack:

↳ Feldy @7:00
We'll need more zines!
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chris in the redwoods:

thanks Mark and Bryce and all!
  7:01pm
Marie:

blow up chatbots!
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Will thee Sound Guy:

Thank you Mark, Bryce, Volunteers, and pledgers!!!
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Feldy:

↳ Handy Haversack @7:00
YESSS Handy!
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