Episode 124: Let’s Go to the Liberry!

The Pirate Bay Is The World’s Most Efficient Public Library.  25-GPU cluster cracks every standard Windows password in <6 hours.  Over 13,000 petition White House to build a Death Star.  Jammie Thomas Takes Constitutional Argument To SCOTUS.  Is the Flickr API a National Treasure?  Australia police discourage use of Apple maps app after rescues.  California Accidentally Posts 14,000 Social Security Numbers.

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Episode 115: Teledildonics

Neil Young reveals Pono music player, promises ‘the best sound anyone can get’.  Tesla Model S getting first ever over-the-air car firmware upgrade next week.  Criticized for overpriced parts, company gives away 3d schematics instead.  NotFound Project, Placing Missing Children Alerts on 404 Error Pages.  French government to use PostgreSQL and LibreOffice in free software adoption push.  Can a Flashy New Redesign Make Myspace Cool Again?  Apple Products Account for 14 Percent of All Crime in New York City.  Long-Distance Smartphone-Enabled Pleasuring Devices.  Do Phones Need to Come With Chargers These Days?  German Parliament Bans Laptops, Pirate Party Shows Up With Typewriter.  All this plus this week’s Epic Fail and Oh Asia You So Crazy!

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Episode 111: Awesome-Flavored Ramen

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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Episode 110: Taxidermification, Jetpacks, and Designated Picnic Table Drivers

Mark Zuckerberg reportedly forcing Facebook’s Android team to use app and see how bad it is.  How Hollywood Is Encouraging Online Piracy.  WikiWeapons: 3D printed guns for everyone.  The White House open-sourced their petition software on GitHub. Drunk Driver Caught on Motorized Picnic Table. Servers Ultimate Turns Your Old Android Phone Into a Tiny, Multipurpose Server.  Bullied NY Woman Sets up Anti-Bullying Foundation.  Melky Cabrera’s fake website.  Neil Armstrong, First Man on the Moon, is Dead.  Dropbox Rolls Out Two-Step Verification.  All this, plus Science News, Epic Fail, and Oh Asia you so Crazy!

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Episode 103: Liking Something Makes You Hate It

Facebook decides your email address for you.  An Olympic dead heat finish stumps high speed cameras.  Scientists crack RSA’s SecureID 800.  Other scientists plan to hack Stephen Hawking’s brain.  Apple no longer claims to be immune to viruses.  Is Google Plus a ghost town or a developing company town.  Orbitz gives higher priced hotel rooms preference for Mac Users.  A publisher intends to make books using disappearing ink, to force people to read them quicker.  Homeless Mo is a new internet star.  A new task completion service opens in the New York City area.  A new website allows you to argue with politically opposed people on the phone.  The Nexus Q has been hacked to run Android games within 24 hours.  All t hat, plus Dumbass Apple News, a Recent Study, an Epic Fail!, and an Oh Asia, You So Crazy!

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Episode 98: All Hail Techno Viking!

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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Episode 97: Putin on a Ritz

The 100th episode is coming up and we’re bring Ryder out of retirement for it!  Join us live on Ustream on June 3rd at 6pm EST for this auspicious event!

This week, players attempt to destroy the economy in EVE Online.  A 92-year-old bootlegger sens thousands of films to troops overseas.  Axe Cop! is coming to television (insert ubiquitous Fox joke here).  Source code for the Apollo and Gemini programs has been released and curated.  University of Florida has eliminated it’s Computer Science program.  A redditor embarks on a summer-long adventure bouncing around the US to do the things you want him to do.  IBM and Cisco have teamed up to develop the smart city of the future.  Cybercriminals exploit Björk’s Biophilia App To Compromise Androids.  Fort Atlantic releases their new album on an NES cartridge.  Who owns the files on your Google Drive?  All this, plus a Recent Study, this week’s Epic Fail, and Oh Asia You So Crazy!

Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/97