Thu, 5 November 2009
The Show Notes
You need to dial a 1
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Religious Morons of the Week
- Indonesia’s province of Aceh from Jared CongiardoTwo Vikings
- Melanie Patton Renfrew from Jared Congiardo
- Jewish Chicken Swingers from Eric Harris
- Christian friend? from Belinda N.MKA high school jazz band
- Woo-woo friend? from Jim F.
The ebullience of "I Wish"
50th anniversary of TEMPO this Saturday
50th anniversary edition of North by Northwest
Chicago, Thursday the 19th & Boston, Monday the 23rd
TEMPO Orchestra 50th Anniversary Dance Party
Saturday, November 7th
Ukrainian American Cultural Center of NJ
60 North Jefferson Rd.
Tickets are a 1950s throwback price of only $5 per person.
Chicago Skeptics Meetup
Thursday, November 19th
1447 N. Wells St., Chicago
Boston Skeptics in the Pub
Monday, November 23rd
Tommy Doyle's, Harvard Square
96 Winthrop St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
7:00 – 10:00 pm
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Oh, man, \"Fifty Stories\" is sounding amazing. I don\'t know if you did a different vocal track, or if it\'s just all the bits blending together like a nice tuna melt, but I\'m really grooving on the song in a way I hadn\'t before. I think it\'s largely that the lyrics are in context. They make a lot more sense now, when they didn\'t before. pearl rings
My Sprint phone doesn\\\'t require a \\\'1\\\', but my new t-mobile phone does. So you are 100% correct, if Sprint doesn\\\'t need it, obviously no one does. @NobodyNParticular actually Canada, the US and the Caribbean has 1. I personally suspect that \\\'1\\\' was our access long distance number before it became a country code, though I don\\\'t know. :)
I\\\'ve noticed that our recording has changed recently. It now informs you that it is a long distance call, and if you remain on the line it will make the connection for you. Could be Canadian ingenuity, or merely a test area that I happen to live in. Also, NobodyNParticular, we also use 1+ as our country code. So perhaps it\\\'s a North American thing?
I haven\\\'t gotten through the entire podcast yet, but I just wanted to say that your viking voice could pass for Nathan Explosion! That\\\'s so brutal! As far as the dialing 1 recording thingy, here is one possible explanation. Here in the Washington, DC area, we have 10-digit dialing. If I dial a number beginning with \\\"703\\\" it may or may not be a long distance number. Perhaps the recording that tells me to dial a \\\"1\\\" first is giving me the opportunity not to make a long distance call without realizing it.
1 is actually the country code. Figures the US would take that one. So you are calling long distance to the US. If I have this right, the times you don\\\'t have to dial one first is when you are calling a number within the Local Access and Transport Area (LATA).
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One purpose that \\\"dial-1\\\" message serves is to instruct auto-dialers to drop the number from their database. They must respect the 3-tone code at the beginning. You can include the same three tones at the beginning of your answering machine message and reduce the number of robocalls you get.
The ulcer agent is the bacterium Helicobacter pylori (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helicobacter_pylori). It\\\'s one of the few bacteria I can remember the name for, because it always gives me this mental image of a tiny one-celled creature an itty-bitty helicopter.
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