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« on: January 22, 2008, 10:26:34 AM »
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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2008, 06:57:13 PM »
iTunes isn't seeing it :(

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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2008, 11:50:15 PM »
I have nothing significant to add, except to say that MLM **sucks sweaty donkey balls!**

The most insidious aspect of this bullcrap is the FACT that the marks are almost always friends and family. And exploiting personal relationships for pure profit is DISGUSTING!

Scumbag alert!

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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2008, 11:54:32 PM »
Want to make it worse? Try MLM schemes promoting magnet therapy. Meet



My mother got sucked into this garbage.
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« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2008, 12:47:41 AM »
Once some coworkers, software developers, wanted to have me over for dinner to discuss a "business opportunity". I'm a technical writer, a pretty good one I think, and lots of coworkers get me to help them with their online help etc for their side projects, but usually they don't use the term "business opportunity". These were Russians so I wrote it off as translation issue.

Yeah sure enough it was a) a waste of my bloody sunday night b) some MLM scheme they wanted me in on. Geez.

The "business opportunity" did sort of set off some warning bells but again, Russians, option rich software developers, why would they be hooked up in a MLM?

No clue even to this day.
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« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2008, 03:21:25 AM »
Itunes is failing to pick this one up.
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« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2008, 05:45:28 AM »
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Itunes is failing to pick this one up.

So's my RSS reader.

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« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2008, 09:01:21 AM »
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So's my RSS reader.

Ditto dat.

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« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2008, 09:00:52 PM »
Same.  It's being a pain and not showing up on itunes.
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« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2008, 09:16:38 PM »
Ditto on the ditto.

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« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2008, 01:19:45 AM »
iTunes is really fickle with the XML.
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« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2008, 01:29:25 AM »
It's in my itunes now  :)

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« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2008, 02:39:37 AM »
Seems they fixed it, but it is now appearing at the top of the download list.
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« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2008, 07:39:01 AM »
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iTunes is really fickle with the XML.


It wasn't just iTunes.

My podcast aggregator wasn't picking it up either.

I'll have to wait until this evening to see if it's working for me now.

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« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2008, 09:22:49 AM »
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iTunes is really fickle with the XML.


It wasn't just iTunes.

My podcast aggregator wasn't picking it up either.

I'll have to wait until this evening to see if it's working for me now.

Ditto dat too. I wouldn't use iTunes if it promised to give me a blowjob. The RSS XML just isn't being updated.

Plus - still - the link in the RSS entry takes you here. Which has no link to the MP3.

 

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