Techdirt Podcast Episode 82: Chatbots: Fad Or The Future?

from the what's-old-is-new-again dept

Chatbots have been around for a very long time in some form or another, but now they appear to be making a comeback — or at least attempting one. This week, Mike and regular co-host Dennis (who is working on a chatbot startup) are joined by special guest Veronica Belmont to discuss the potential of chatbots and just how much skepticism is warranted.

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    Haywood (profile), 19 Jul 2016 @ 2:51pm

    403 Forbidden?

    All of the podcasts show up this way. I assume it is due to my VPN being blocked, which considering this it Techdirt, is totally bizarre.

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    Haywood (profile), 20 Jul 2016 @ 3:18am

    Even there it is 403 forbidden, both the link, and the media file. Just for grins I tried it on a computer in my network, but not on my VPN, and it is all good. So it is VPN blocking.

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      Mike Masnick (profile), 20 Jul 2016 @ 6:30am

      Re:

      Even there it is 403 forbidden, both the link, and the media file. Just for grins I tried it on a computer in my network, but not on my VPN, and it is all good. So it is VPN blocking.

      Then it's something on your VPN's side. They must block Soundcloud. We're not doing any VPN blocking on our end. Who's the VPN provider?

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        Anonymous Coward, 20 Jul 2016 @ 10:15am

        Re: Re:

        I tried over Tor, and the "download" link on Soundcloud leads to a blank page. But the link in podcast.xml works.

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