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.

Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/98

Episode 52: Kickin’ it Old School

Chuck’s microphone is mistaken for a bomb by the TSA.  Jailbreaking the iPhone has now been deemed legal.  A vulnerability has been found in WPA2.  DefCon badges let hackers do battle using digital ninjas.  A Nigerian scammer gets the laptop he deserves.  Scientists create an equation for the perfect handshake.

Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/52

Episode 38: Sitting on Babies

Apple is removing the “Rate on Delete” feature from the iPhone OS.  A poster on Craig’s List has a hilarious perspective on why you should buy his 2002 Ford Focus.  A wireless consumer in the U.K. threatens his former provider with a plywood check.  Not only is the <blink> tag annoying, not it’s dangerous.  We discuss a fun project called “Project Jarvis.”  An Arkansas teenager has sued his mother for “harassing” him on Facebook.  Fancy Hands is a virtual assistant program that is cheap.  Is there a correlation between pop music and stock volatility?  All this and the Fark Headline of the Week and a new Off-Air Discussion topic.

Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/38

Episode 14: The Prime Minister of Episodes

This week, the Dallas Cowboys continue their streak of giant screen fails.  Someone found an SMB exploit that crashes Windows Vista and 7.  Play Monopoly via Google Maps.  Grocers will soon be able to label their produce without stickers, find out how!  The 802.11n standard has finally been finalized.  Julius Andreas Gimli Arn MacGyver Chewbacka Highlander Elessar-Jankov.  We talk more about TV.  Lenovo is releasing a new USB keyboard based on the T400s.  All this plus Dumbass Apple News, Dumbass Palm News, the Fark Headline of the Week, and the Question of the Week!

Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/14