Topics to be discussed on Friday Night Party Line April 21, 2006.

April 19, 2006

These are the topics we'll be covering in this week's podcast:

From normal pets to extreme pets; from 1 or 2 pets to hundreds, what is it about people keeping animals?  Does it go back to ancient man as herder?  Is it companionship?  Is it a human need to care for something?  Why are we so focused on our pets and willing to spend so much money on their health and well being?

Do know or work with or are friends with a person obsessed with shoes?  Normally this would be a shoe girl, but it’s possible (in theory anyway) to have a male in this category.  What is the driving nature of this passion?  Is it harmful?  Should it be encouraged? 

There is a well publicized story out now of a guy who is trying, through a series of trades, to trade up from a red paper clip to owning a house.  Where is he now?  Will he have tax consequences?  Can anyone do stuff like this or is it just a gimmick?

Has English become the Lingua Franca to people of all nations?  What about Mandarin?  What about Spanish?  Is there a case for bringing back Esperanto (with William Shatner as it’s spokesman?)

Have you played Brain Age on the Nintendo DS?  Can video games or Sudoku or cross-word puzzles really keep you smart or is this more Mozart effect nonsense?

What is your commute like every day?  How do you pass the time?  Do you subscribe to the philosophy of live where you work and travel to where you play?  There was an article recently about a guy who commutes 186 miles each way to work 5 days a week.  Would you do this if the money was right?

Panasonic has a 103 inch plasma TV out now.  How big is too big?  How large a living room would you have to have to comfortably watch something like that?  What is your ideal TV size.

In the spirit of further multi-monitor use, have you seen the new Matrox Triplehead2Go card?  This card allows you to use three monitors with one computer even if the display only supports a single screen output.  Would you use this?  Is it going to be common place for people to have three screens on their desk?  Why not six?

Blackberries, Treos and Sidekicks, oh my!  Business people love their convergent devices.  What’s the all round best multi-use phone?  What do you use?  What do you wish you could have in such a device?

Does clock speed even matter anymore?  AMD and Intel continue to compete fiercely to be your computer chip.  Is there a need for these new, faster chips?  What can you do with them?  With the advent of dual core architecture, does it matter what a chip’s GHz rating is?


One Response to “Topics to be discussed on Friday Night Party Line April 21, 2006.”

  1. Alexpete Says:

    LoL a friend of mine just shown me coolest flash game I ever seen and I just can’t keep it to myself.
    It is everywhere on the net just google for “the right mix” and you find it:
    My barman has died 5 times before I found first “drinkable” mix.

    Best Regards
    For Adults Only

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