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Do Androids Dream of Jeannie?

Posted on August 20th, 2014 by Andy (TANcast's #1 Ear-Rapist)

Apologies to Philip K. Dick and Barbara Eden for the stupid title, but I am as the good Super Panda made/did not make me. Our recent inarticulate and ill-informed musings about the state of Android phones were at least timely. Ars Technica just posted a piece analyzing how quickly different manufacturers and US phone carriers […]


Posted on October 6th, 2013 by Andy (TANcast's #1 Ear-Rapist)

There is now an Official TANcast Steam User Group™ so all you TANcasties and TANnasties can play together, in case that’s your thing. This all came about because Andy is a friendless loser, and had to put out a public call for more Steam contacts so he can qualify for the upcoming Steam Machines beta […]

TANcast 207 – Dreams of Yesteryear

Posted on March 31st, 2013 by Andy (TANcast's #1 Ear-Rapist)

Never say never, kids. Yeah, Andy sucks, yeah, he gets lazy, yeah he takes his sweet time, but give up? Fuck that. Gonna get this out of the way up front: The episode probably doesn’t live up to the hype. On the other hand, it probably doesn’t live down to the hype, either. It’s probably […]

Gotta Catch ‘Em All!

Posted on March 12th, 2012 by Andy (TANcast's #1 Ear-Rapist)

This pointless post exists simply to let you all know how pointlessly long our list of site taglines has gotten. The fact that they are randomly selected and don’t update when you reload the same page means you’ll probably be ready to kill yourself before you’ve seen them all. Read on to waste about 90 […]

Torn between my PS3 and Sony

Posted on April 28th, 2011 by Andy (TANcast's #1 Ear-Rapist)

As you guys may or may not know, the PlayStation Network has been down for a week thanks to some asshat hackers. The outage itself is annoying, but that’s not the real news: the hackers got users’ personal data. There is some more coverage here and here if you’re curious, but I’m here to talk […]

Feeling deep loss, and unsure how to express it?

Posted on February 26th, 2011 by Andy (TANcast's #1 Ear-Rapist)

I am currently unable to reach Twitter. At all. The DNS lookup succeeds, but the connection to their server is never made and eventually times out. I turned on the news to see if there was widespread panicking and rioting, but since they were just talking about Lindsay Lohan’s latest fashion faux pas (“Prison Jumpsuit […]

Tired of this crap…

Posted on October 29th, 2010 by Andy (TANcast's #1 Ear-Rapist)

Somehow spammers have gotten it in to their tiny little heads that they need to try to flood TANcast with spam comments. I know admins of real sites will scoff, but 6 months ago we were averaging about 20 spam comments per day. In October we averaged 120 per day before I turned reCAPTCHA on. […]

Andy Broke It

Posted on August 1st, 2010 by Andy (TANcast's #1 Ear-Rapist)

UPDATE: Looks like I may have fixed the feed by jiggling the PowerPress settings. At the very least, it does exist again. Time will tell whether iTunes picks it up… I performed a minor WordPress update yesterday and now the podcast feed is borked. I’m working to figure out where the hell it went. For […]

On the Internet, even Cleverbot is stupid

Posted on June 23rd, 2010 by Andy (TANcast's #1 Ear-Rapist)

After becoming bored with all the penises on Chatroulette (it takes less time than you’d think) and reading about Cleverbot on Digg, I thought I’d give it a go and find out how clever this bot really was. The result reminded me of a singular truth of the Internet. No, not Rule 34. The other […]

Easier than Chatroulette

Posted on April 27th, 2010 by Andy (TANcast's #1 Ear-Rapist)

I know I haven’t posted in a long time. A long, long, long-ass time. Eons. Ages. Epochs, even. I’m very sorry, but this is what I come back with: I found an easy way to spot dick.

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