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.
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In this week’s episode, we discuss the iPad. Is it worth buying? What are the implications of introducing a intelligently designed tablet to market?
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Third grader busted for Jolly Rancher possession. A keyhole has been designed with drunk people in mind. Turn your juice into booze in 48 hours. RAM turns 56 this week. Mick Jagger talks about downloading and piracy. Canadian Club resparks a 20 year old marketing campaign which is a worldwide treasure hunt for cases of their whiskey. That and the Study of the Week, the Fark Headline of the Week, and this week’s Off-Air Discussion.
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A Florida state senator was caught looking at porn on the senate floor. A manual transmission gear sensor for use with a remote starter ensures that your car is in neutral before attempting to turn the engine over. We discuss an article written about why everyone should learn to be a hacker. The greatest, nerdiest “We’re Expecting” announcement you will ever see. Google announces the Google Apps users will get all Google services later this year. A security researcher is disclosing a rootkit for ATMs at this year’s Black Hat conference. All this plus the Fark Headline of the Week and this week’s Off-Air Discussion.
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Scandal rocks South Korea as one of its StarCraft superstars is caught cheating. The guys from Penny Arcade make TIME’s 100 people that affect the world. The Blag Hag proposes the end of the world via boobquake. The Brads show us how websites look on the iPad. All this and the Fark Headline of the Week and this week’s Off-Air Discussion. Plus, find out what wikipedia article Ryder decides to vandalize this week.
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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.
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Ferris Bueller’s Ferrari is up for auction. A militia group is up in arms about an Internet rumor. Google and Topeka formally trade names. Charles Lavoie recaptions every New Yorker cartoon with the caption “Christ, what an asshole!” A new gaming service allows you to have a “flirty” or “sexy” gaming experience. Three Fark Headlines of the Week and a new Off-Air Discussion topic.
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