Episode 127: Grand Theft Sock

Wikipedia editors take down meticulously researched and cited article about the 17th century Dutch-Indian war known as the “Bicholim Conflict” after discovering it never actually happened. French ISP Free updates its DSL modems with an ad blocker that’s enabled by default. Sony Releases Major Album Solely To Extend Copyright Protection.  Politician holds a gun buy-back program to enhance his collection.  Inception: a tool for compromising the slumber of computers with full-disk encryption.  Google adds ‘free for print subscriber’ option to Play Store magazines.  Father Hires In-Game “Hitmen” To Deter Son From Playing.  All that, plus this week’s “Oh Asia, You So Crazy!”

Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/127

Episode 35: Wyan Seacwest

This week, we tell you how to use wood glue to restore old LP records.  Six undeniable similarities between nerds and sports fans.  The Google set-top box is coming.  An angry jobless man remotely disables over 100 cars.  Bea Arthur Mountains Pizza!  C-SPAN releases a video archive.  MySpace plans to sell its user data.  We’re on the march towards underwater habitation.  Netflix cancels its recommendation contest after a privacy lawsuit.

Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/35