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 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