Episode 104: Carter Beauford has Two Arms

The Internet declares it’s freedom.  Def Leppard is re-recording it’s entire back catalogue to screw Universal.  A German university is suing one of its former students over early graduation.  Will the ubiquitous Gideon bible be replaced by a Kindle?  Windows 8 upgrade priced at only $39.99.  The porn industry is positioning itself to be a very natural bedfellow to Google’s Project Glass.  Want to leak the goings-on in that staff meeting to the world outside with some style?  Use a transparency grenade!  Cisco locks it’s own customers out of using their own routers until they agree to use a service that will spy on their Internet usage.  Blizzard drops the banhammer on Linux users, because using Linux is cheating in Diablo III.  A New Jersey court says it’s not illegal to look at someone elses email if they forget to log out before they leave the computer.

Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/104

Episode 75: The Internet’s Dumping Ground

OnStar begins spying on customers’ GPS location for profit.  Okite is an iPhone alarm clock app that sends an embarassing tweet every time you hit the snooze button.  The Onion’s joke about “screams and gunfire” coming from inside Congress backfires.  There is a new danger for urban cyclists: Biker’s Lung.  Iran blocks TOR, TOR unblocks itself later that day.  The movie industry’s self-piract proves that IP addresses aren’t people.  Gordon Ramsey’s porn dwarf double has been eaten by a badger.  Will alcohol be available in a theater near you soon?  Also, Science News and “Oh Asia, You So Crazy!”  Plus the re-emergence of the Fark Headline of the Week.

Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/75