The Japanese invent a machine converts plastic back into oil. Biodiesel From Sewage Sludge. Kim Dotcom Declares War on Media With Bigger and Better MegaUpload. California state legislature approves Location Privacy Act(via Phone Scoop). World First Bionic Eye Implant Enables Blinds to Experience Some Vision. Walmart Is Testing an iPhone Checkout System That Could Help You Escape Its Clutches a Little Bit Faster. Wolfram|Alpha Personal Analytics for Facebook. Obama answers live questions on Reddit, crashes servers. School demands that boy must change his name from Hunter because it violates its weapons policy. Twitter Launches “Twitter Certified Products” — Partners With DataSift, Gnip, HootSuite & Others. All this, plus a Recent Study, Dumbass Apple News, Epic Fail, Oh Asia You So Crazy and Ryder Says Things!
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Hulu is designing a new model that will require you to already be a cable subscriber to view their content. Seattle’s first SUpervillain threatens Seattle’s existing superhero population. Microsoft dropping DVD/Blu-ray support for Windows 8. NY Judge rules that IP addresses are not sufficient evidence to identify copyright infringers. A new smartphone app allows you to register a complaint against the TSA as soon as it happens. A bug in new Samsung TVs causes them to restart in an endless loop. A Mexican ad company deploys a machine that trades dog droppings for free WiFi. The Listserve is a new mailing list where one subscriber per day is randomly selected to send a personal essay to the list each day. Symantec says religious websites are more prone to malware insertion than porn sites. Venus will make a once-in-a-lifetime appearance next month. All this plus an Epic Fail, Recent Study, Dumbass Apple News, and Oh Asia You So Crazy! Plus Ryder says things.
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Facebook fights back against nosy employers. UK student extradited to the US for “pirating.” Congress wants your TSA stories. DoD networks are completely compromised. NetZero offers free 4G data. What do neutrinos and satellites have in common? Listen in to find out! Plus, a Recent Study, an Epic Fail, Oh Asia You So Crazy, and Ryder says Things!
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Apple is removing the “Rate on Delete” feature from the iPhone OS. A poster on Craig’s List has a hilarious perspective on why you should buy his 2002 Ford Focus. A wireless consumer in the U.K. threatens his former provider with a plywood check. Not only is the <blink> tag annoying, not it’s dangerous. We discuss a fun project called “Project Jarvis.” An Arkansas teenager has sued his mother for “harassing” him on Facebook. Fancy Hands is a virtual assistant program that is cheap. Is there a correlation between pop music and stock volatility? All this and the Fark Headline of the Week and a new Off-Air Discussion topic.
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