View Full Version : Univerity of California television
10-16-2006, 06:26 PM
Welcome to UCTV, launched by the University of California in 2000 to provide the public with informational, educational and enrichment programming that draws upon the vast intellectual, scientific and creative talents of the University of California.
UCTV delivers documentaries, faculty lectures, cutting-edge research symposiums and artistic performances from each of the ten UC campuses: UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Los Angeles, UC Merced, UC Riverside, UC San Diego, UC San Francisco, UC Santa Barbara, and UC Santa Cruz, as well as UC's national laboratories and affiliated institutions.
UCTV programs are broadcast live and on-demand twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week at this site using the latest in Web-delivery technology. UCTV is also available nationwide on Echostar Satellite's DISH Network, channel 9412, and on cable in parts of California.
Where to watch UCTV (http://www.uctv.tv/where.shtml)
10-17-2006, 11:12 AM
are they worth the junk e-mails one gets when doing such stuff? To say 'watch this' a board member should be able to back it up w/pro-con critical comment...
If you are an advertiser, well fine.. but here, I believe user/watcher endorsement says VOLUMES.
concrete examples are the best advertisements... no offense meant here. Just sounded like an advert on the face of things.
Good thoughts! - j
Yep looks like a semi-ad. no specifics to any area of concern other than self-promotion of an institution. Hey! I used to give grants to NON-PROFITS! I like others here am not easily influenced by voluminous verbiage.
10-17-2006, 02:09 PM
To me it's looks like this UCTV offers a lot of information in the health, medicine, and science areas.
It appears to be a type of public television (similar to PBS) that is available on actual TV stations in the california area, or is available on the internet to those outside of california.
It looks like something that could be valuable and informational.
Edited to add... Here is the specific link tot he Health and medicine section
and if you click o the name of each program, you can see the large list of medical/health topics that have been aired and are avaialble to be viewed online.
10-19-2006, 01:46 AM
Tim is a long-time member of the Braintalk communities and always investigates the links he posts - even if he doesn't write promotional copy for them.
The State of California University System is not a non-profit, but state-supported. And this is one of the most prestigious state-supported university systems in the states. When I had satellite TV, I used to regularly watch the UCTV's channel for excellent programming. Great stuff. And it is ALL FREE. That is the nature of state-supported public institutions of higher learning.
You can rest assured that dyslimbic's posts are all valid to NeuroTalk's forums, chosen with care and thoughtfulness, very helpful and much appreciated. He leaves it up to the reader to take what they want and ignore what they will. From now on, when you see dyslimbic, know that he comes with our Stamp of Approval and is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! :D
10-19-2006, 01:56 PM
but, it seems as if since I've contacted this site, I'm getting the plethora of new and unwanted e-mails no one wants. It may not be their fault, merely how the site is administered...I guess I was disappointed that this facility, which has done soo much constructive published research could have a site such as that I'd found.
I do believe I had cited in the past some of their research articles thruout Braintalk in the past. Much of it timely and pertinent to varied med issues. Soo, I'll check it out again and see what 'bubbles up'?
Good thoughts to all - j
10-19-2006, 03:07 PM
I can understand frustration with spam. Fortunately I have AOL and I hardly ever get spam.. They have a huge database of people who can instantly alert AOL to problem posts. As soon as the computer program recognizes that a certain number of people are reporting spam from a certain address, then that address is instantly and completely blocked, forever. It won't even get a chance to go to the spam folder.
Some other services are supposed to be pretty good, too, but I have no current knowledge about who does what.
The reason you get spam is because somehow a spam mailing list provider service has gotten your email address. How did they get it?? Because you gave it to someone, somewhere. Like these -
1) Entering contests - not all of them, but there ARE disreputable online companies.
2) Completing a survey that asks for an email address.
3) Someone selling a much-forward email that has your address somewhere on it. AVOID EVER FORWARDING chain mail.
Once, there was a yahoo group gal who sold email addresses of people who joined. How did I find out? Twice, I joined one of her groups, with different email addresses that were ONLY for this particular group -- and then I NEVER posted to the group and no one but me (and the owner) could even SEE my email address. But both times, with these brand new addresses, never used except to register for this gal's groups, were both receiving porno spam within days. ---- Should point out that I have belonged to scores of groups and forums thru the years, and this is the ONLY time anything like this happened.
1) identify you in the future as someone who is a repeat visitor.
2) let them know how many pages you visited and how you got to them (this is about giving them feedback about the website navigation)
But to touch on something that many people do not know about -- what adware does to your computer -- it SLOWS it down tremendously. How do you get it? It came bundled in that cool free software you excitedly downloaded. Like these -
1) Examples are those great screensavers you see ads for so often.
2) All those cool things that sit in the notification portion of your task bar. Like that cute Weather Bug, and a score of other things.
Downloads from reputable companies or like you can download from TuCows.com and CNET.net will not have any adware or spyware.
Adware is CONSTANTLY working, sending reports to the company, page address by page address, just where you have been, what you have seen. Now, those messages don't tell the company who YOU are. The company can't pair the reports to your name or email address. But all the constant messages being sent (an the annoying pop-ups that are the result) can drive you mad and slow your internet browsing speed to a crawl.
What to do? Find several spyware detectors, download and run them. But then you have all these things usually loading up automatically at boot. <sigh>
What I suggest is going to AOL and downloading their security package. A McAfee created firewall and anti-virus (checks for and downloads updates daily) AND spyware detector. The spyware detector comes on for just a few seconds when you log onto the internet, looks for stuff, then does a deeper search once a week.
When your anti-spyware removes the adware, the fancy screensavers and those cute and helpful little gizmos will ALL STOP WORKING. Because the only reason the company "gave" them to you was to increase their bank accounts.
10-21-2006, 12:57 PM
Appreciate your info regarding spam - wanted to see if you had any more suggestions.... I'm running two versions of regular spyware - plus anti-viral program with spyware - plue firewall - "clean compuer alll the time" - (none of this is "free software") - never download free stuff - dont use the ad gimics etc - block pop-ups - and have been hit in the last couple of weeks with endless amounts of SPAM - sometimes 50 in a four hour period..... I belong to one yahoo group that I have belonged to for years that is a support group for health issues - and had none of this... (no - I didn't look at the site mentioned in this thread either)... anyway - you sound very knowledegeable about "puters" - any other ideas on how to stop this sudden deluge? (and I do clear my I-net files a couple times a week) (My main email is with my DSL company - not an on-line free account - use a diff Yahoo ID for the group)
I just saw this post... and while I am not OMT...
I thought I would share this with you:
I have 3 emails with Yahoo... one remains totally spam free (after over 4yrs). Why? Because I only use it for a few people. I believe that whenever your email becomes
"public" then you are a target. My other two emails are attached to forums, and they receive a ton of spam. This spam varies in intensity. Every once in a while
Yahoo cleans it up. They give a "box" with a distorted number of letters, to
you when you send, perhaps 3 times a year. Whenever this occurs, my spam
falls to very small amounts in those two boxes.
Also, our home email, which has remained private...for many years, hardly
gets any spam. (we never use it online in forums). We do get solicitations in that box, but never the typical spam/porn stuff.
I personally think it is an internet problem. People who send you multiple lists of forwarded mails, or those who have nasty intentions, who know your mail addy, then send you stuff ad infintum.
The new Yahoo beta...which I just started using has really cut down on the spam issue. They have renamed their bulk folder to spam..which is a "truth" I guess these days! LOL
10-22-2006, 10:50 PM
COOKIES. We all hear all about them. And many of us have gotten scared of them.
Here is what one of my cookies looks like. Cookies are only tiny tiny "text files". You could make (a pretend) one. Just open up notepad, put in a short line or two of stuff - save it with the right sort of name to the right folder. Well, it wouldn't WORK like a cookie.. but :D
Here is one my cookies when you open it up to read it.
I can "read" enough of it to see the website (comedy.aol.com) and the date I went there (10-22-06). The numbers? who knows. but they aren't hurting me, aren't hurting my computer and such.
Now, there ARE some advertising cookies that do some sorts of tracking... and my spyware looks for that kind and has found one in many years. Guess I go to mostly good places. ;)
I go thru my cookie folder periodically and toss all the ones that start with "ad" or "adver" ... and from websites I will never return to. I even recently set my cookies acquisition mode to "approve or disapprove all".
This allows me to decide whether or not I want to be collecting cookies from a given website. Then I approve all the medical, psychological and psychiatry, my forums of course, and every last website I feel is mostly there to be helpful and informative to me. The ones I am most likely to return to. Cookies are NECESSARY for a forum to know when to show a change in color or bold-facing of links - so you know what threads you've already looked at, tells you when a new post has been added... stuff like that.
A lot of cookies are "per session" cookies. They are permanently deleted, automatically, after you are offline or when you reboot.
any, thought I would show you one of my cookies. :)
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