[conspire] John Perry Barlow (EFF) and Ron Paul on PBS/NOW Tonight

Mark S Bilk mark at cosmicpenguin.com
Sat Dec 15 09:40:50 PST 2007

Would someone please forward this message to the NewPacifica list?
Pamela Somers doesn't permit me to post there.

This NOW program and an additional interview with Ron Paul can
be viewed and downloaded from this page, clicking the links 
marked "video" for each.  Both are worthwhile.


That suffices to view the videos.  To download them, if you're 
using Linux and Firefox, simply wait until the progress bar of the 
viewer (behind the time pointer) indicates that the full file has 
been downloaded, find the most recent large file in the /tmp 
directory (I use mc to do it, but the right option for ls will 
work), which will be named Flash<something>, and copy it to some 
other directory before leaving the web page or viewing a different 
video.  Rename the file to <whatever>.flv, and play it with mplayer, 
which is now able to move forward and back in flvs.  This method 
works for almost all flash videos.  The VideoDownloader extension
for Firefox is not needed.  I'm using the latest version of the 
Flash plugin, but the previous one (version 7) worked the same
way.  The file lengths are 71,073,256 and 17,870,895 bytes.

If you're not using Linux, find out how to improve your life here:


The Flash plugin for Firefox probably stores the flash video file 
in some consistent directory in MS-Windows and Mac OS also, likely
with the same filename, but I don't know where.  An expert using
the equivalent program to Unix lsof could find it.  If there is a
standard directory for temporary files, check there first.
In Mac OSX, which is based on BSD Unix, check /tmp.

On Fri, Dec 14, 2007 at 11:02:39AM -0800, CraigGingold wrote:
>This is apparently the 2nd segment of the program,
>following a piece about prez. candidate Ron Paul - CG
>From:           	NOW Update <NOW-Update at thirteen.org>
>Date sent:      	Thu, 13 Dec 2007 19:52:59 -0500 (EST)
>Subject:        	NOW Newsletter: Ron Paul and Internet Politics
>NOW Interview: John Perry Barlow 
>NOW's David Brancaccio interviews online civil liberties activist and former 
>lyricist for The Grateful Dead John Perry Barlow to explore the future workings 
>of American democracy. A co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, an 
>organization dedicated to "defending rights in the digital world," Barlow expands 
>on Kurt Vonnegut's idea for a "Cabinet Secretary of the Future" that would watch 
>over current policy and make sure it wouldn't have adverse effects on future 

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