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The program formerly known as The Fuzzy Glove Hour, Whores, and The Happiness Hut. Ken and Andy, also known as The Enema Boys, further lower WFMU's already abysmal standards on a weekly basis. Stunt radio which subjects the radio audience to concepts and topics which mature adults should not have to endure. Find the fatal flaw. (Visit homepage.)

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Options April 10, 2013: Bubbles and Bitcoins

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:03pm Mutant:

I've lost the will to live.
Avatar 6:03pm hamburger:

everybody cla... oh I don't know... lost the will to live already
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:03pm G:

What will to live?
Avatar 6:03pm glenn:

hey where's station manager ken's sidekick and foil andy's profile?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:04pm Caryn:

You "service" PC? Oy, Ken, I know you are always on the lookout for ways to raise money, but...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:04pm G:

He's wishing the same one person dead four times is all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:05pm G:

There's-one-born-every-minute currency.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:05pm Mutant:

I'm still waiting for my forever stamp payout.
Avatar 6:05pm Fredericks:

Don't use our donations to buy bitcoin.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:05pm G:

By the time Ken hears about it, it's jumped the shark :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:05pm Nick the Bard:

Lets just hire someone to goldfarm for the show in World of Warcraft, it'd be the same thing really.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:06pm G:

Andy is well off in fiat currency. Just like Bill Gates.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:07pm Mutant:

I was actually just researching this same subject.
Avatar 6:11pm steve:

i consider myself very tech savvy but, like Andy, i still dont understand how bitcoin relates to actual money which i can use to buy stuff. is it just like buying a share of stock?
Avatar 6:11pm the glowing one:

The Bitcoins you have are REALLY yours, Andy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:12pm SeanG:

I can't stop listening to "Beautiful" by Christina Aguilera--I love everyone
Avatar 6:12pm the glowing one:

So will WFMU accept bitcoins next marathon?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:12pm Mutant:

It works the same as other markets. It is just numbers stored online somewhere. Same as your bank.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:12pm Caryn:

If, in the end, it turns out Andy is actually Yakamoto... well played, sir.
Avatar 6:13pm Droll:

There are several kinds of malware which do bitcoin mining on hijacked computers. The pros don't use their own computer resources to mine bitcoins, they steal time using bot-nets. The Russians love bitcoins to hide money and pay bribes. Given that, you decide for yourself how legitimate bitcoins are.
  6:15pm Matt from Springfield:

Listening from afar tonight, talking poetry with the taxman (what a relief! If only I could integrate something so fun into every 7SD!)

But Bitcoins price is too high now--buy some once the price drops down; it will.
Avatar 6:18pm BadGuyZero:

Good evening, everyone!
Avatar 6:20pm Dan B From Upstate:

So in essence it's a "foreign currency" that fluctuates compared to other forms of currency as often and as rapidly as a stock price can fluctuate?
  6:21pm Matt from Springfield:


"Magic: The Gathering"! That was a thing in the late 90s--cafeteria tables of those "involved" at school were covered in those cards.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:22pm Mutant:

Create a Dwolla account, use that to buy Bitcoins.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:22pm Nick the Bard:


Pokemon came AFTER Magic the Gathering >:|

I'm ... I'm going to purposely misfile an album in the library now. Well, just move an album out of sequence. Yeh...
Avatar 6:22pm the glowing one:

It's extremely difficult to "guess" new bitcoins with a mining program, because they need be verified by other bitcoin clients. It's intrinsicly safe so that you can't just create bitcoins in an instant, unless someone finds a weakness in the algorithm.

@Ken, you will need TOR.
Avatar 6:23pm Dan B From Upstate:

I... um... still have a couple of Magic the Gathering cards. I'm just surprised Andy knows what it is. I mean... I was in 7th grade once, but I can't picture Andy ever having been in 7th grade.
Avatar 6:23pm steve:

so is a bitcoin manifest as a file? how exactly do you own one?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:23pm Mike Noble:

I think the silk road is part of "the dark web."
  6:23pm Silk Roader:

  6:24pm Matt from Springfield:

@Nick: NIMAL!! Not in MY Adopted Library!! NO vengeance through mis-filing of organizational systems!

(But, you may leave satiric Post-Its on the album--I'll give you that)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:24pm Mike Noble:

I think I managed to stumble upon it while trying to buy bath salts for Ken. I had to use a TOR browser though.
Avatar 6:25pm the glowing one:

The bitcoin "bank" IS actually a large file (at the moment it's a few Gigabytes in size), every bitcoin user has a copy of this files. It contains all the transactions and mined bitcoins in it.
Avatar 6:25pm BadGuyZero:

You can tell Nick has exacted vengeance in the record library when Led Zeppelin III is filed in between Led Zeppelin and Led Zeppelin II.
  6:25pm dd:

oh noooooooo don't post itt
  6:25pm Silk Roader:

you can use this as a guest account:
user: plphbjoipdfbf
pass: fltfrqbvzndcb
  6:26pm popsicornia:

SilkRoad Tutorial

Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:26pm Mike Noble:

Ken, please use this new found power to purchase more bath salts and possible an illegal fire arm. Or maybe a bazooka.
  6:28pm Matt from Springfield:

@BGZ: Well, so long as it's all within the L_ Z_ I_ family, I guess that would be satiric, and hence acceptable.
  6:29pm common:

andy how are you not laughing?
  6:29pm Matt from Springfield:

HoJos: No NOs!
  6:29pm ScottC:

I heard some commentary on Bitcoin the other day and the gist was that if 2% of the worlds reserve dollars where converted to Bitcoin it could bring down the banks. Dollars are bubbles propped up by "Monetary Easing" - keep those printing presses running!!
Avatar 6:29pm BadGuyZero:

  6:30pm Matt from Springfield:

Cheap, pathetic and small: so what's so different about that? ;)
Avatar 6:30pm Dan B From Upstate:

Is this now the second or the third Andy prank call since his "last prank call ever."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:30pm cklequ:

Glad i got to witness his last prank call again.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:33pm -max-:

From that Vimeo page: thebitcoinmaster.blogspot.com
Avatar 6:34pm BadGuyZero:

From this Gawker article ( gawker.com... ):

"Getting to Silk Road is tricky. The URL seems made to be forgotten. But don't point your browser there yet. It's only accessible through the anonymizing network TOR, which requires a bit of technical skill to configure."
Avatar 6:34pm Pete from Boston (and NJ):

Oh, man, this is turning out to be a "serious" 7SD.
Avatar 6:34pm hamburger:

Yakamoto / Kobayashi!
Avatar 6:36pm BadGuyZero:

Kobayashi Maru?
Avatar 6:36pm Pete from Boston (and NJ):

I guess this is what happens when the fatal flaw emerges well before the show even starts.
  6:36pm Matt from Springfield:

Al Gore's bootlegger great-grandfather invented drug dealing.
Avatar 6:36pm BadGuyZero:

Someone needs a clean-up on aisle nine.
  6:36pm tinkle bear:

it is worth pointing out that the problems the robot, so-to-speak, solves are problems that any money system *needs* to solve. 'mined' bitcoins are merely payments for accomplishing accounting tasks for the community.
  6:36pm Matt from Springfield:

@Pete: Or in other words...a TMI w/ Benjamen Walker? ;)
Avatar 6:37pm hamburger:

Keyzer Soze!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:37pm G:

Cryptocurrency. Byebye, IRS and Big Govt. Just sayin.

The battle will be between those who want to give government total surveillance and control over all web activities, and those who don't want to.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:37pm -max-:

More direct link to websites that give away bitcoins: thebitcoinmaster.blogspot.com...
  6:40pm Matt from Springfield:

Duane "Ready"??
Avatar 6:40pm BadGuyZero:

There's a Duane Reade at Grove Street Station.
  6:41pm Cher:

I was once married to Duane Reade
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:42pm Laruie A.:

Weird! I'm married to Lou Reade.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:43pm cklequ:

Now i've lost the will to live. Could we change the topic to boilers?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:44pm G:

Can one lose what one never had?
Avatar 6:44pm hamburger:

will wfmu accept bitcoins as a form of donation for the next marathon :)
Avatar 6:45pm the glowing one:

@hamburger: I asked that, too. I'd really like to know.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:45pm Mutant:

I'm sure they will eventually.
  6:47pm Matt from Springfield:

They're very flexible, I'm sure that will be the case soon.
Avatar 6:48pm Pete from Boston (and NJ):

Bitcoins are like ideas on Seven Second Delay -- there are no more being made, and the old ones are just getting shuffled around.
Avatar 6:50pm the glowing one:

The bitcoin database has to be "forked" in order to cheat. And after the fork only those with the forked database will see the cheated bitcoins as valid. So it's practically impossible to cheat your way into getting bitcoins this way.
  6:50pm Robert:

Maybe I'll sit Ken down with the Irminfolk and they can talk about their actual, physical coins.
Avatar 6:51pm the glowing one:

He's a salesman!
Avatar 6:52pm the glowing one:

Bitcoins are not coins, you say?

Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:54pm cklequ:

Give Evan the vacant hour slot after this show.
Avatar 6:54pm hamburger:

aw man wish I could see footage of this
Avatar 6:58pm the glowing one:

(not megahertz... not megagertz... just hertz...!)
Avatar 12:01pm XNet:

I really enjoyed this semi-serious episode. Ken should have asked more questions during the UCB shows.
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