Episode 116: Whiskey, Bitcoins, and Cow Genitals

A German liquor company called G-Spirits is promising customers that “every drop” of its line of alcoholic beverages has been poured on the naked breasts of a certified model.  Facebook: Federal online privacy rules would violate free speech rights.  French Central Bank password was 123456 (really).  3-D Printer Company Seizes Machine From Desktop Gunsmith.  BitCoin Gets a Futures Market.  Booty alert: sensor-laden cows text farmers when they’re in heat.  Tumblr Will Live-GIF the Presidential Debates.  tldr.io is a service for summarizing long reads for lazy readers.  The Guantanamo Bay Museum Of Art And History.  Google settles with publishers after seven years of litigation surrounding its book-scanning service.  All this plus this weeks Oh Asia, You So Crazy!

Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/116

Episode 81: The Rumpus Revolution!

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Apparently you can be sued for pirating a movie by the recording industry, even if you don’t own a computer or internet access – a retired woman in Germany found this out the hard way. We talk about SOPA and a workaround that could be used if SOPA is enacted. Universal Music Group shows their hand when they take down a video from Youtube that puts them in a bad light.

Ever heard an explanation of Star Wars in broken English?  This week’s “Oh Asia, You So Crazy!” shows us what that sounds like.

Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/81