Hi, How long ago did he try, i did it almost a year ago and was able to sign up for Sirius 3 day trial. On Sun, 8 Jan 2006 18:20:05 -0600 "David Tanner" <david-tanner@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > If you think you might consider XM radio you can get a 3 day trial that will > let you hear a pretty good sampling of what they have to offer on-line. Just > go to their website and sign-up for the three day trial. They don't require > anything more than an email address and password for the trial. A friend of > mine attempted to sign-up for a 3 day trial of Sirus, but the website was not > accessable enough to be able to complete the form and submit it with speech > access. > > > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Mary Emerson" <maryemerson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > Sent: Sunday, January 08, 2006 4:47 PM > Subject: [bct] Re: radio stations, general comments > > > : Dan, Christian and everyone, > : > : That's a cute story! Reminds me of the one about Earth's first contact with > : aliens; there were three rooms that led into one another; the humans were > in > : one room on the left, the aliens in the room on the right, and they met in > : the middle room. They asked each other if there was an answer to war, an > : answer to population, an answer to pollution, and after each told the other > : "no", one sighed and said, "Well, I guess that's all we wanted to know", > the > : other agreed, and they went back to their respective rooms and left without > : looking back. > : > : Not so cute as yours, but food for thought, nonetheless. > : > : I recall having a shortwave receiver for a while and being able to pick up > : Radio Moscow occasionally; it sounded like the broadcasts were being read > by > : some poor soul who sounded desperate to do it right or somebody might shoot > : him on the spot! Let's hope things are a bit calmer now, and less dogmatic. > : The other extreme was Radio Japan which, in my brief experience, was quite > : lovely. You never knew what you'd hear from one day to the next. > : > : Christian's comments about police radio being illegal is interesting. I > went > : through a phase where I had a scanner for a while and I'd tune in to the > : police and emergency channels here; it got to be a bit too unnerving, shall > : we say, so I quit listening to that. Not very pleasant listening when you > : live in a city. Scanners are legal in the USA and I would imagine quite > : handy if you live in smaller towns or in isolated areas. > : > : I had thought of XM but am not sure I'd use it enough to justify the > expense > : to pay for its use. As you say, since it's mostly rock and sports I doubt > : I'd use it at all. Some of our local stations broadcast on the web, as do > : many stations around the world, and there are tuners built into Microsoft > : products as well as web sites where you can listen to just about anything. > : > : There are even a few folk music stations around; that is good news for a > : folk music collector like me. It's hard keeping up with it, since it > doesn't > : fit into any particular slot in the standard list of categories. > : > : Mary > : > : > > > > __________ NOD32 1.1356 (20060108) Information __________ > > This message was checked by NOD32 antivirus system. > http://www.eset.com > -- Chris G <chrisg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> I've got to sit down and work out where I stand.