Watch the “News Director” try to stumble and gulp his way through a simple promo for the week ahead with a bit of humor thrown in at the end as a reward. Gum even gives a few mentions to Tom Merritt’s much better Daily Tech News Show.
During Tech News Today Mike Elgan stated he would not renew his PayPal account in protest over Paypal’s change to their Terms of Service.
Gum had this to say:
“Well, um, I guess, everybody who’s listening to this and watching this show uh has a choice to either uh-uh agree to the user agreement thuh. This’ll be the uh yuh-you’ll be uh asked very soon to uh renew your agreement uh with the new agreement. Uh I personally am not going to. I’m gonna cancel my PayPal account over this, and I suspect that some people will.”
PayPay subsidiary and TNT sponsor Braintree Payments could not be reached for comment. TWiT hosts have previously trashed sponsors on-air:
<EnigmaFX> just read the update on twit , bomb threats? really wtf man wow :( Leo my friend iv been following you for as long as i can remember none of you guys deserve this twit is hands down king of the hill when it comes the structuring of its edifice and has more then anything else been a pioneer in its field n more then one way sorry this is happening , to bad things are going in this direction (sigh)
<~Leo> thanks EnigmaFX
<~Leo> I think we've found a way going forward
<~Leo> I am very lucky to get to do what I do - it's a great job
<~Leo> sometimes I get cranky but like everything else there's no hiding on TWiT
<EnigmaFX> my heart just sunk with this news iv been “away” for a while came back to this news
<~Leo> sorry - but we've weathered the worst of it I think
<~Leo> truly - and I hate to talk about this because I know the trolls are always watching - I was worried that we were going to lose the business
<~Leo> I would not have considered shutting down live unless it was that dire
<~Leo> I shall say no more on it
During Windows Weekly, #Soup wondered how his network works, as he does because he is a moron. Alex Gumpel came in to rescue him on-air and inform him that Windows 10 would, in fact, not take over their editing computers without warning because they are centrally managed on a domain. #Soup then asked what the domain is called.
Answer: “Leo’s House”.
Even Paul Thurott was disgusted and replied “Hubris aside…”
In a further show of disinterest to his audience since #DickGate and his ensuing insults to the chat room (“Never of value… Weirdos… with no lives”), #Soup has now canceled the crowning achievement of the streaming network, the New Years Eve 24-hour celebration.
Viewers may remember #Soup rang in each time zone’s New Year with a countdown and champagne with a cast of characters from all across the TWiT Network. However, this year, CeHO needs a vacation, according to #Soup, and is forcing him to take off as well.
I guess UNICEF doesn’t need any more money after last year. Children are no longer dying from preventable causes! Congrats everybody!
<iPad_50612> is New Year"s Eve cancelled for security reasons or am I late to the news?
<~Leo> we cancelled it for a variety of reasons
<~Leo> security certainly, but also because it was killing the staff
<~Leo> and I really didn't feel right making them do it
<~Leo> I love it but they had to really work much harder than I did
<JJtothe4884> Leo: sooo, no announcement of NYE for each time zone?
<JJtothe4884> on live stream
<~Leo> but that's why we are doing TNSS - it's a variety show inspired by NYE
<~Leo> Lisa said I could do it but she'd be in Tahiti watching
<iPad_50612> maybe two 2 hours instead of 24 if you wanna do something
<~Leo> yeah we were thinking of that
<~Leo> but i think people also want to have NYE off!
<~Leo> I think we'll be in the Caribbean
<~Leo> that's the plan anyway
<~Leo> Lisa has had to force me to take more time off
Exposing The Dark Underbelly of TWiT, Leo Laporte, and Failed CEO Lisa Laporte