This week, how to beat the Westboro Baptist Church. Chinese root server is shut down after DNS problem. April Fool’s Day hijinks ensues with the voice command copier prank. A French dude “fingerhacked” Obama’s Twitter account. GoDaddy ceases regitering domains in China. Introducing, the vortex junction – the next generation of roundabouts. The ISS is set to get a “Man Cave” module. A mafia boss in Italy was betrayed to the police by his Facebook account. A new trend in Carbon-14 dating in the wine world reveals that 5% of vintage wines may be frauds. Plus, the Fark Headline of the Week and a new Off-Air discussion topic.
Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/36
This week, we tell you how to use wood glue to restore old LP records. Six undeniable similarities between nerds and sports fans. The Google set-top box is coming. An angry jobless man remotely disables over 100 cars. Bea Arthur Mountains Pizza! C-SPAN releases a video archive. MySpace plans to sell its user data. We’re on the march towards underwater habitation. Netflix cancels its recommendation contest after a privacy lawsuit.
Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/35
Black market glute enhancements lead to a rash of hospitalizations. William Shatner starts a new social network. Sean Penn shows a little bit of crazy towards a reporter. We discuss a Millenium-Falcon-shaped sex toy, a look back at the Dotcom boom and bust. Are we entering an age of online grocery shopping? 79% of adults believ that web access is a fundamental right. Sex.com is for sale again. Plus, the Fark Headline of the Week and our Off-Air Discussion topic.
Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/34
Ole Miss students choose Admiral Ackbar as their mascot. Denny’s invites you to follow a random Taiwanese man. Ubisoft deters hackers from stealing Assassin’s Creed 2 by making the game unplayable. A illustrated bible represented with Legos. Some colleges have begun accepting YouTube videos as part of the application process. All this plus the Fark Headline of the Week and the Question of the Week.
Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/32
Jack Thompson’s up to his wacky shennanigans again! This time he attacks Activision’s CEO for a speech he made. We find out whether you can charge an iPhone with oranges or not. A company has developed a way to identify a user strictly by their typing cadence. Because of Toyota’s epic fubar and recall, you can now find fun commemorative products poking fun at Toyota – like the TiRD mug. Can a pickle be more popular than Nickelback? This year marks the 20th anniversary of Photoshop. We show you hot to escape the clutches of Google. All this, plus the Question of the Week and the Fark Headline of the Week.
Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/31
DARPA creates synthetic creatures that can never die. Microsoft finally patches a 17-year-old bug. deleteyouraccount.com helps you properly delete your identity on various websites. All this plus the Fark Headline of the Week, the Question of the Week, and Bonertron.
Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/29
Come hang out with us a BasementCast next week! We’ll be recording live in the basement of 1201 College Ave, Houghton, MI. See our Facebook page for details.
Stealing Youtube videos, stealing on BitTorrent, stealing from EVERYBODY! The iPad has been announced and we discuss why it sucks and what it could be good for. Steve Jobs lashes out at Google. Boxee is releasing a one-click payment platform. Who beat out Google to be the number 1 employer in the U.S. Meet Giant George, the 7-foot long great dane. Infrared cameras are now being used to determined the tastiness of beef. All this and the Fark Headline of the Week and the Question of the Week.
Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/28