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Listener comments!

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ultradamno:

Hello Mark! Techtonefactors!
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TDK60:

Hi Mark! Best for the 'Thon! Gotta leave the public library, go home via subway then catch the rest of the show..
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Webhamster Henry:

It's Techtothonic!
  6:01pm
melinda:

Hi Mark and everyone!
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geezerette:

ultra, good one!
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Smokestack:

Go-go gadget Techton-O-Blaster!
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chris:

hi, Mark and Staysh and TechPledgeTonics.
  6:03pm
queems:

hi mark and smk
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Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi, Techtopledgers!
  6:03pm
melinda:

Geeze I agree
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Bas NL:

Mark! Kentonicans!
  6:03pm
melinda:

Hiya Ken
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geezerette:

woe is me, i cannot afford the frame-able fish.
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Ken From Hyde Park:

Do the glasses work better than X-ray specs?
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-Ken:

Hi all!
  6:05pm
melinda:

I would need clip-ons
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Bas NL:

Phantomreflectical?
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Great Design.
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geezerette:

I shall wear a foil bag over my head whenever out in public.
  6:07pm
skitch:

Reflectacles Phantom. They work by reflecting IR light back to the source.
  6:07pm
melinda:

Mark I made a tin foil sleeve for my credit cards.
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geezerette:

melinda, pure genius!
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chris:

is there a link to see the face-recognition breaking shades?
  6:09pm
skitch:

www.reflectacles.com
  6:09pm
queems:

let’s get that $5000 tech blood money pledge
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:09pm
herb.nyc:

i love Techtonic. as for technology... - ooh, my iphone 5c has ranned out of memory, almost. glug.
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Ken From Hyde Park:

Are the shades like these? The ones causing arrests in China? www.nydailynews.com...
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chris:

thanks, skitch
  6:10pm
chresti:

Hello pledge tonic!
  6:11pm
skitch:

Let me know if there are any other questions. I am the one who makes them.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:12pm
herb.nyc:

(i love going off-topic. anyone seeing FLEETWOOD MAC at msg tonight? stubhub has gone down from 99$ to 77.)
  6:13pm
queems:

i had a fun time! hopefully will be back again someday soon
  6:15pm
Mandy:

do you have a reading list of the books you mentioned?
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geezerette:

"pledge tonic", ha ha, makes your innards gleam. :)
  6:16pm
Paul hurst:

Name for tonight is Marathonics
  6:17pm
queems:

also wear tinfoil pants
  6:17pm
John from Florham Park:

@queens nice hearing your voice today
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geezerette:

techtinfoil...
  6:18pm
Henning 1:

Is the tin foil made from aluminum or aluminium? The great trans-atlantic debate.
Nice video!
  6:18pm
John from Florham Park:

I mean queems sorry
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Ken From Hyde Park:

A computer just processed my S4L pledges. After it analyzes my choices and determines my demographic, you should see my pledge.
  6:19pm
mandy:

can we donate bitcoin?
  6:19pm
Dave Miss:

What are the 6 books that have been mentioned on the show?
  6:19pm
GC South Slope/Oakland:

Hi Ken and Mark. This show is a must-listen every week. I try to never miss it.
Keep up the strong work.
—Graham
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:19pm
ultradamno:

I don't know, sonically panning the airwaves for gold seems like a bit of a tinfoil hat wearer pasttime. I say The Blind Tourist and Adriene is one of us.
  6:20pm
queems:

i remember when some of those were playing the mr. softee jingle in slow motion
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ifny:

Preach!
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ifny:

It sounds insane because it *is* insane that they've set things up like this. Thank you for talking about these issues.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:22pm
Doug Schulkind:

My old Techtonic shirt is happy she's gonna be big sister to the new Techtonic shirt!
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ifny:

I just tuned in, but for folks who haven't heard about it, this book rawks: The Age of Surveillance Capitalism by Shoshana Zuboff
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:24pm
Ken From Hyde Park:

I'd like it if there was a way to attach the guts of a cell phone to pigeons and watch Google's database fill up with pigeon data.
  6:24pm
Henning 1:

Techtonic makes you think.
Strange and sad how rare that is in today's media landscape.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:24pm
herb.nyc:

"homicide, genocide...", it gets even MORE depressing
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Linda Lee:

thank the gods for Mark Hurst & Techtonic!
  6:26pm
John from Florham Park:

Mark what do you think of Elizabeth warrens proposal to break up the tech companies like apple
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Bas NL:

Yeay!!
  6:26pm
Henning 1:

Congrats, Bas NL
  6:26pm
John from Florham Park:

@linda I agree more info then I get on Kim Komando.com show
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geezerette:

ifny, just heard a great interview with Zuboff. She's so sharp.
  6:27pm
queems:

i miss being scared to tell people on the internet what my name is
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:27pm
Webhamster Henry:

You can experience the fun days again via the Wayback Machine!
  6:28pm
John from Florham Park:

@queems I still feel reluctant to use credit cards over the internet
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geezerette:

Webham, a definite treasure.
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Linda Lee:

much better to know where we are than not. & the more we know about where we are, the better.
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Linda Lee:

that is an amazing shirt!
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Ken From Hyde Park:

If it gets any worse, we'll all wind up in therapy: www.gocomics.com...
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Bas NL:

Someone needs to invent tinfoil proof airwaves..
  6:29pm
John from Florham Park:

@linds lee very true
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Linda Lee:

what wayback machine? help.?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:30pm
Webhamster Henry:

@John/Florham I remember trying to come up with a secure-enough scheme for the WFMU Marathon web pages.
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Webhamster Henry:

@LindaLee - archive.org
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geezerette:

Ken FHP; Eeeeeeeeeek!!!
  6:31pm
John from Florham Park:

@webhamster did you tear your hair out doing that
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Linda Lee:

beautiful! thank you.
  6:31pm
Henning 1:

Thank you, Mark, for a great show!
Happy to switch from a one-time pledge (last year) to $10/month to support Techtonic.
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geezerette:

LL, you will love Wayback. :)
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Linda Lee:

lovely.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:33pm
northguineahills:

Does Billy Jam get an Irish wristwatch?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:33pm
Webhamster Henry:

@john/Florham I think we ended up sending emails to someone who would call you up or something like that. I remember an early marathon where 14% of the pledges came in over the internet, and I said "that is either a pathetic 14% or an astounding 14%!"
  6:33pm
queems:

all of the watch and clock makers i know are all generally sane
  6:34pm
queems:

also they have to wear crocs at work
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geezerette:

Wooden wrist-sundials?
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Linda Lee:

do we know if Ken's wearing the hat tonight?
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Ken From Hyde Park:

@LL - He was wearing it recently: www.flickr.com...
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Linda Lee:

lots of us work for the surveillance economy, Mark. we just aren't paid for it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:37pm
dave wuz here:

lithub.com...
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Linda Lee:

@Ken ~ beautiful. it looks so good on him.
  6:37pm
John from Florham Park:

@webhanstrr interesting about the marathon
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geezerette:

Linda Lee, zap! :D
  6:38pm
skitch:

Genius idea geezerrette. http://www.angelfire.com/my/zelime/sundials.html
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:38pm
Webhamster Henry:

@John/Florham I gotta million stories of the Dot com era and pre-dot com eras.
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Linda Lee:

there might be a book there, Henry!
  6:40pm
queems:

i’m impressed by elon musk’s reverse receding hairline
  6:40pm
John from Florham Park:

Must be sone hair stories Henry
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:40pm
ultradamno:

Thing are getting musky...
  6:41pm
John from Florham Park:

I agree with Linda about the book
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:41pm
Webhamster Henry:

@LindaLee Hey! How about a blog!
  6:41pm
John from Florham Park:

Henry even better
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Webhamster Henry:

I really will set up the WFMU gopher somewhere someday!
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Linda Lee:

ooh!
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Linda Lee:

still love the idea of hardcopy, tho. i have an attachment.
  6:43pm
John from Florham Park:

Just takes time Henry
  6:44pm
queems:

space cheese
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:45pm
Tome:

BSD People ,,,
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dale:

i remember the ice cream shop sketch - 'we have plywood chip.....;
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Linda Lee:

one cannot huddle in a bunker by gaslight under semi-permanent power outages & read an internet!
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geezerette:

skitch, thanks, hilarious!
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Ken From Hyde Park:

Mark is up for adoption, too. www.flickr.com...
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geezerette:

dale, :D !!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:49pm
Daddy Hernlet:

Finally got around to pledging! I listened to the first episode of Techtonic on a whim not knowing what was coming up next on the station, haven't looked back!
  6:49pm
queems:

IN HELL
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Linda Lee:

thank you Daddy Hernlet!
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geezerette:

Funraising today!
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Linda Lee:

are you still on the phones, queems?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:50pm
ultradamno:

This piglet truther theory is the furthest we've gone into tinfoil hat territory.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:50pm
Switchblade Batman:

exhibitions.nypl.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:50pm
Daddy Hernlet:

Still need to up my SFL but there's still a few days left :p
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:51pm
Ken From Hyde Park:

Ha! I recognize the postcard on the wall behind Mark in that picture. I sent that to Clay Pigeon last summer.
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Linda Lee:

wish i could choose my own species too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:52pm
Webhamster Henry:

Arthur is no aardvark, he's a capybara.
  6:52pm
Joe:

Hello Kitty is actually a little girl dressed as a cat
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:52pm
dale:

"....crunchy frog..." (ice cream sketch flavor)
  6:53pm
queems:

arthur’s rhinoplasty is a+++ work
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geezerette:

Great Show Always! Sanity preservation!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:54pm
Tome:

frog and peach
  6:54pm
skitch:

If somebody pledges 100 from this point on, I will make them the Techtonic Wooden Sundial Wrist Watch.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:54pm
herb.nyc:

i just deleted MyMTA app. never used it. even tho lots say it's a vg app.
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geezerette:

dale & Tome, :D !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:55pm
Daddy Hernlet:

If it was up to me I'd only have my disc golf scoring app installed
  6:56pm
queems:

i would die for the njtransit app, but the mta app was just ok in my opinion
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TDK60:

..and it took me only almost an hour to get north across half of Manhattan. Thanks MTA.
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geezerette:

skitch, I'm honored. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:56pm
Tome:

cantseemeImpeeing on the platform app.....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:57pm
Daddy Hernlet:

I won!
  6:57pm
skitch:

I was not kidding. It is a beautiful idea.
  6:58pm
Mandy:

I think the reflectacles will go great with fiance Rob's new tectonic shirt
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geezerette:

thanks, man!
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Bas NL:

Thanks Mark & Ken!
  7:05pm
Hi,HowAreYou?:

great show!
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