Episode 112: I’M IN UR EXCHANGE STEALING UR BITCOINS

Kim Dotcom: FBI can’t have Megaupload founder extradited without piracy evidence, NZ court rules.  Jimmy Wales threatens to encrypt Wikipedia if UK passes snooping bill.  Hacker steals $250k in Bitcoins from online exchange Bitfloor.  BitTorrent study finds most file-sharers are monitored.  Fox to Release Digital Movies Three Weeks Prior to Retail.  Bruce Willis Isn’t Suing Apple Over iTunes Music Ownership Rights.  Samsung flew bloggers halfway around the world and then threatened to leave them there if they didn’t cooperate.  Space Sugar Discovered In Binary System Star.  Are App.net’s Crowdfunders Being Taken For a Ride?  California To License Self-Driving Cars.  100% of publicly educated students in Estonia will learn how to code starting in the 1st grade.  All that and this week’s Recent Study and Oh Asia, You So Crazy!

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Episode 95: The Superposition of Podcasting

A new ISP that takes your privacy seriously.  Google launches “The Power of the Internet” campaign.  A study suggests that violent video games build cooperation and social skills, not violent tendencies.  Kidnap victim rescued with the power of Twitter.  NYC begins replacing pay phones with touch screen computers.  High scool juniors develop flavor strips for astronauts.  Facebook acquires Instagram for $1 billion.  All this and a Recent Study, Dumbass Apple News, an Epic Fail, and this week’s Oh Asia You So Crazy!

Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/96

Episode 72: Overextending the Metaphor

We explain how to use an RJ-45 keychain amd a wall dock to never misplace your keys again.  A man uses Portal 2 as an engine to propose to his girlfriend.  Steve Jobs resigns as CEO of Apple, nothing changes. IBM builds a data drive that can back up the entire Web 60 times.  Donnie and Mark Wahlberg plan to open Wahlburger’s Burger Joint.  Google Street View team takes on the Amazon River.  Listen in to find out the 10 scariest hacks exposed at Black Hat and Defcon.  Fox delays Hulu availability, piracy surges.  CmdrTaco resigns from Slashdot.  All this and an Epic Fail, some Science News, and an “Oh Asia, You So Crazy!”

Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/72