The real source of Apple device IDs leaked by Anonymous last week. Soon Advertisements Will Involve Forced Interaction. Apple Sues Online Polish Deli Over Their Name, “A.pl”. Former German first lady sues Google over ‘prostitute’ autocomplete suggestions. GoDaddy reports massive outage was not a hack. Why the First Laptop Had Such a Hard Time Catching On (Hint: Sexism). Magic: The Gathering is Turing complete. University builds cheap supercomputer with Raspberry Pi and Legos. Europe officially runs out of IPv4 addresses. I Applied to Grey Poupon’s Members-Only Facebook Page… and Was Denied. All this, plus this week’s Epic Fail, Science News, and Oh Asia You So Crazy!
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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.
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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