PenguinTV

PenguinTV is a pretty unique RSS reader for linux. Well, it’s not just any old RSS reader. It was specifically developed for podcasts and video podcasts where it can download the media and play them without worrying about the format, by launching your favorite media player. Everything is kept within the same structure as the RSS feed and allows you to wander aimlessly through the millions of podcasts that is out there on the Net.
Yes, now you don’t have to Ask a Ninja, how to watch his show without going through an awful process of saving, renaming, and wondering why no one bothered to write this functionality into linux RSS readers. Not that he would care. Do ninjas care about RSS? Hmm.

  • dbs

    *nitpick* ‘unique’ is an absolute. Either it is, or it isn’t. You can’t be ‘the most unique’, just like you can’t be ‘a little bit pregnant’.
    (I use Sage, btw 🙂

  • dbs

    *nitpick* ‘unique’ is an absolute. Either it is, or it isn’t. You can’t be ‘the most unique’, just like you can’t be ‘a little bit pregnant’.
    (I use Sage, btw 🙂

  • dbs

    *nitpick* ‘unique’ is an absolute. Either it is, or it isn’t. You can’t be ‘the most unique’, just like you can’t be ‘a little bit pregnant’.
    (I use Sage, btw 🙂

  • ACTUALLY… it depends on how you use the word unique. As stated in the footnotes:
    Usage Note: For many grammarians, unique is the paradigmatic absolute term, a shibboleth that distinguishes between those who understand that such a term cannot be modified by an adverb of degree or a comparative adverb and those who do not. These grammarians would say that a thing is either unique or not unique and that it is therefore incorrect to say that something is very unique or more unique than something else. Most of the Usage Panel supports this traditional view. Eighty percent disapprove of the sentence Her designs are quite unique in today’s fashions. But as the language of advertising in particular attests, unique is widely used as a synonym for worthy of being considered in a class by itself, extraordinary and if so construed it may arguably be modified. In fact, unique appears as a modified adjective in the work of many reputable writers. A travel writer states that “Chicago is no less unique an American city than New York or San Francisco,” for example, and the critic Fredric Jameson writes “The great modern writers have all been defined by the invention or production of rather unique styles.” Although these examples of the qualification of unique are defensible, writers should be aware that such constructions are liable to incur the censure of some readers.
    I suppose you would constitute the grammarian but I know from a writing style that unique has been used as above. Of course, I’m also not renowned for my grammatical correctness. *laugh*
    Does Sage even do RSS feeds? I thought it’s a pure DVR program. PenguinTV is technically not a TV program, but a multimedia rss reader (for lack of better term).

  • ACTUALLY… it depends on how you use the word unique. As stated in the footnotes:
    Usage Note: For many grammarians, unique is the paradigmatic absolute term, a shibboleth that distinguishes between those who understand that such a term cannot be modified by an adverb of degree or a comparative adverb and those who do not. These grammarians would say that a thing is either unique or not unique and that it is therefore incorrect to say that something is very unique or more unique than something else. Most of the Usage Panel supports this traditional view. Eighty percent disapprove of the sentence Her designs are quite unique in today’s fashions. But as the language of advertising in particular attests, unique is widely used as a synonym for worthy of being considered in a class by itself, extraordinary and if so construed it may arguably be modified. In fact, unique appears as a modified adjective in the work of many reputable writers. A travel writer states that “Chicago is no less unique an American city than New York or San Francisco,” for example, and the critic Fredric Jameson writes “The great modern writers have all been defined by the invention or production of rather unique styles.” Although these examples of the qualification of unique are defensible, writers should be aware that such constructions are liable to incur the censure of some readers.
    I suppose you would constitute the grammarian but I know from a writing style that unique has been used as above. Of course, I’m also not renowned for my grammatical correctness. *laugh*
    Does Sage even do RSS feeds? I thought it’s a pure DVR program. PenguinTV is technically not a TV program, but a multimedia rss reader (for lack of better term).

  • darkmoon

    ACTUALLY… it depends on how you use the word unique. As stated in the footnotes:
    Usage Note: For many grammarians, unique is the paradigmatic absolute term, a shibboleth that distinguishes between those who understand that such a term cannot be modified by an adverb of degree or a comparative adverb and those who do not. These grammarians would say that a thing is either unique or not unique and that it is therefore incorrect to say that something is very unique or more unique than something else. Most of the Usage Panel supports this traditional view. Eighty percent disapprove of the sentence Her designs are quite unique in today’s fashions. But as the language of advertising in particular attests, unique is widely used as a synonym for worthy of being considered in a class by itself, extraordinary and if so construed it may arguably be modified. In fact, unique appears as a modified adjective in the work of many reputable writers. A travel writer states that “Chicago is no less unique an American city than New York or San Francisco,” for example, and the critic Fredric Jameson writes “The great modern writers have all been defined by the invention or production of rather unique styles.” Although these examples of the qualification of unique are defensible, writers should be aware that such constructions are liable to incur the censure of some readers.
    I suppose you would constitute the grammarian but I know from a writing style that unique has been used as above. Of course, I’m also not renowned for my grammatical correctness. *laugh*
    Does Sage even do RSS feeds? I thought it’s a pure DVR program. PenguinTV is technically not a TV program, but a multimedia rss reader (for lack of better term).