Episode 108: Wearing a Lab Coat and Space Goggles

Peter Schiff Opens Hard-Money Bank. Iran Is Quitting the Internet Because It’s Afraid of America.  Curiosity landing removed from YouTube after bogus copyright claim by Scripps.  The Internet Archive Starts Seeding Over a Million Torrents.  MCA’s Will Bars Use of Beastie Boys Songs to Sell Crap.  Ukraine Officials Shut Down Demonoid to Impress the US Government.  French illegal downloads agency Hadopi may be abolished.  Best Buy Founder Makes $8.5 Billion Bid To Take Company Private.  Facebook Is Trying Online Gambling.  Rest in peace SCO (finally).  Ustream Outperformed Cable News During Curiosity Landing

 

Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/108

Episode 19: We’re on the Torture Soundtrack!

Arnold Schwarzenegger sends a secret message to the California Congress.  A sad day for geeks: Jolt Cola is ceasing production.  We talk about the “Yo Dawg” meme.  China accuses Google of unfair censorship (ironic much?).  Blackberry phones get eavesdropping software.  Musicians call for a release of the torture soundtrack details.  DARPA is researching putting the Internet into orbit.  Walmart is competing with Best Buy’s Geek Squad in terms of in-home installation.  All this plus Fark Headline of the Week and Question of the Week.

Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/19

Episode 16: The Chuck and I

Bend over!  Best Buy has a new plan to bilke you of your money.  New firefighter boots allow others to track them.  Pizza Hut has a deal for the lazy.  Bravo Gustavo: the new iPhone app that lets you flail around like an idiot.  French Parliament plans to mandate full disclosure regarding the use of Photoshop.  Information leaked about a new tablet project from Microsoft, and unlike other Microsoft products, this looks awesome!  Consumer-B-Gone allows you to annoy grocery shoppers.  Apple gets the okay to block third-party gadgets from syncing with iTunes.  OkCupid has analyzed over 500,000 introduction messages to figure out what works and what doesn’t.  Find out 10 dirty, little secrets about the restaurant industry.  All this plus the Question of the Week and the Fark Headline of the Week.

Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/16

Episode 2: Cell Phones and a Caduceous

Flying Robots!  iPhone Hating Japan!  Icy Hot Stuntaz!  @shawnp0wers!  This week we discuss the hot topics in the news.  Also Best Buy buys Circuit City, Flexible Touch Screen e-Paper, BMW makes a computer, Quake Live opens their beta, and a printer that hippies will love.

Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/2