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‘It seemed like a crazy idea’: A tech expert got the inside story of how Blizzard saved big bucks by selling 10,000 old WoW servers to fans via a charity auction — and one of them even ended up as a wedding gift

While flying to SC23 (the 2023 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis) in Denver, Patrick Kennedy from Serve The Home had a chance encounter with a man on the plane who shared an intriguing story about Blizzard‘s decision to auction off its servers to fans.

World of Warcraft launched in November 2004 and was hugely popular – and even now boasts over a million daily logins. Each player’s character is tied to a specific realm, requiring servers that track the state of all players and NPCs continuously.

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Jackie O Henderson reveals the big mistake co-host Kyle Sandilands made when global superstar visited their radio studio

Radio star Jackie ‘O’ Henderson shared an eyebrow-raising story about her co-star Kyle Sandilands and their missed opportunity with global pop sensation Lady Gaga.

The incident unfolded just as Gaga’s star was beginning to rise, propelled by her hit Just Dance.  

Speaking on the Backstage with Cooper and Matty Johns podcast, Jackie O recounted the moment when the global superstar was expected to ascend from an interview at Triple M to their own studio upstairs.

Despite the palpable excitement that usually accompanies such star-studded visits, Sandilands had…

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Big Bang Theory’s Mayim Bialik claims abuse detailed in Quiet on Set was not ‘just happening at Nickelodeon’ – after Drake Bell revealed childhood sexual abuse heartbreak

Mayim Bialik, who landed her first acting gig when she was just 12, opened up about her experience watching Investigation Discovery’s explosive docuseries, Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV.

While chatting with her former Blossom costar Jenna von Oÿ and Christy Carlson Romano, the Big Bang Theory actor, 48, reacted to the allegations against Dan Schneider, who has been accused of inappropriate and abusive behavior during his reign creating and producing Nickelodeon biggest shows from 1994 to 2019.

‘Women being berated in the writers’ room is something that was just like — I’m sorry — it was considered in — I mean, I hate to say it — it’s considered par for the course,’  Bialik recalled on her podcast, The Breakdown. ‘I will say I do not believe that happened in our…

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Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad TikTok? – Pagosa Daily Post News Events & Video for Pagosa Springs Colorado

The US House of Representatives on Wednesday approved legislation that would require TikTok’s Chinese parent company, ByteDance, to sell it within 180 days… or risk having the app barred from app stores and web hosting services in the United States.

The vote was 352 in favor; 65 opposed.  Pretty impressive disapproval of a social media company’s ownership model.  The supporters of the bill didn’t like the fact that ByteDance might be providing user data to the Chinese government, letting the Communists know which dancing cat video is most popular among Americans.

Our economic system is threatened.  And also, maybe our own home-grown social media empires.

One of the 65 Representatives opposed to the bill — Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky — suggested that “the bill…

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‘High Noon Friday’ celebrates reaching the big 4-0

The “High Noon Friday” crew (from left):  Isabella Inzinna, Hunter Halterman, Chloe Kowalyk

The “High Noon Friday” crew (from left):  Isabella Inzinna, Hunter Halterman, Chloe Kowalyk

With the media landscape changing at an ever-increasing rate, it’s remarkable when a radio program stays on the air long enough to mark a 40th anniversary. 

Such an achievement is a rarity in both college radio and commercial radio, but that’s exactly what will take place this week as Fredonia Radio Systems (FRS) celebrates the 40th anniversary of “High Noon Friday.”

At the helm of this year’s edition of FRS’s longest-running variety program are Hunter Halterman (general manager of FRS), Chloe Kowalyk (station manager) and Isabella “Izzie” Inzinna (assistant to…

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