Kuratas, the 13-foot mech: unleashes your inner Ripley, costs $1.35 million. Netflix Strikes Streaming Deal With Disney, Gains Exclusive Access To New Titles Beginning In 2016. Telstra phone-theft bill shock shows roaming still broken. Twitter Loses Ability to Properly Display Instagram Photos. This Highway Tracks Random Bluetooth Signals To Estimate Travel Times. Google Play Private Channel Launches for Google Apps. Vice Magazine Accidentally Revealed Where John McAfee Is Hiding. Just Say No To College. Microsoft: Surface Pro Battery Life Half That of Surface RT. Netflix CEO Hastings in trouble with SEC for announcing figures on Facebook. New, Faster Way To Make Vaccines – Use Messenger RNA. Dumbass teen steals car, robs bank, brags about it on YouTube, gets arrested. North Korea says its archaeologists discovered a unicorn lair.
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LulzSecs leader has been arrested, is this the end for the notorious group? More and more employers and colleges are demanding you give them your Facebook password. Reddit forms a PAC to oust Lamar Smith from office, and Mediawiki transfers all their domains away from GoDaddy. Crowdfunding insvestors is moving closer to Congressional approval. Warner has a “quick and easy” way for you to rip your DVDs into DRMed digital media that is neither quick nor easy. NBC will livestream the 2012 Olympics in its entirity for free. MIT offers a certificate in piracy. The U.S. government deems that if your domain is a .com, they have jurisdiction to seize it. The Washington Post hires CmdrTaco of Slashdot fame. Flying swarms of robots may start to provide WiFi to protestors and activists. All this, plus a Recent Study, this week’s “Oh Asia, You So Crazy!”, and another installment of Ryder Says Things.
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Two weeks until BasementCast 3! Adrian is working on getting the live cast working for it so if you can’t be with us in person, you can be there via the Internet.
This week, our fine and well-pedigreed hosts discuss SOPA’s big brother ACTA, 3D printing, a new free college, gnu (and blowjob) scanners, Super-WIFI, and the magic-eye watch.
Sega introduces a crazy new gaming device in Japan which is So Crazy. A would-be adventurer tries to follow in Bear Gryles footsteps (guess how that ends?). Listen to this episode to find out where in P-space Pac-Man falls.
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Steve Jobs dead at 56. Siri means something completely different in Japan. PassMyWill allows you to send your passwords to your loved ones posthumously. A theater professor’s Firefly poster deemed threatening by campus public safety. Make your own speed vest to show motorists how fast you’re going. Fakegirlfriend.co is a new service that will pose as your girlfriend. Psystar loses its appeal in Apple lawsuit. Plus, this week’s Epic Fail!
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Ole Miss students choose Admiral Ackbar as their mascot. Denny’s invites you to follow a random Taiwanese man. Ubisoft deters hackers from stealing Assassin’s Creed 2 by making the game unplayable. A illustrated bible represented with Legos. Some colleges have begun accepting YouTube videos as part of the application process. All this plus the Fark Headline of the Week and the Question of the Week.
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