Episode 127: Grand Theft Sock

Wikipedia editors take down meticulously researched and cited article about the 17th century Dutch-Indian war known as the “Bicholim Conflict” after discovering it never actually happened. French ISP Free updates its DSL modems with an ad blocker that’s enabled by default. Sony Releases Major Album Solely To Extend Copyright Protection.  Politician holds a gun buy-back program to enhance his collection.  Inception: a tool for compromising the slumber of computers with full-disk encryption.  Google adds ‘free for print subscriber’ option to Play Store magazines.  Father Hires In-Game “Hitmen” To Deter Son From Playing.  All that, plus this week’s “Oh Asia, You So Crazy!”

Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/127

Episode 119: Sorry, Link, your Wii U is in another Hurricane

NetFlix Caught Stealing DivX Subtiles From Finnish Pirates.  Dude open sourced his DNA!  AMBER Alerts Show Up In Google Maps Now.  Kindle user claims Amazon deleted whole library without explanation.  Yahoo Will Ignore IE 10’s “Do Not Track”.  Wikipedia Is Nearing “Completion”.  Hurricane Sandy Makes Only Person in Line for Wii U Leave.  EFF And Others Push For Open Wifi APs Everywhere.  Glow-In-The-Dark Smart Highways Coming To the Netherlands In 2013.  EFF Wants Ubuntu To Disable Online Search By Default.  Mice Genetically Engineered To Detect Explosives 500 Times Better Than Normal Mice.  Tokyo’s Super Cool Zombie Café for Halloween.

Show notes available at http://wiki/whatstherumpuspodcast.com/119

Episode 118: Spagina

Sorry the audio is messed up from 1:00-3:30 and 4:30-9:00, we had some technical issues with recording software.  So we had to use a lousy copy of the audio during those parts.

Dutch government gives itself the right to break into your computer and destroy it. Texas School ID Tracking Chips Protested By Parents And Students.  Making Biodegradable Computer Chips Out of Spider Silk.  A Girl Bought an iPad at Wal-Mart But Inside the Box Was Just a Stack of Notepads.  Smallest Penis Gets Free iPhone 5.  The Filter Bubble is real: Impersonal Google Search Results Are Few And Far Between, DuckDuckGo finds.  Magic Finger Turns Any Surface Into a Touch Interface.  Real Life Anime Characters Becoming the New Fad?

Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpudpodcast.com/118

Episode 117: Sexbot Dinner

Samsung creates F2FS file system for NAND flash storage, submits it to the Linux kernel.  US Air Force’s 1950s Supersonic Flying Saucer Declassified.  First Community Release of Diaspora.  Prince of Sealand Dies At 91.  Lone Packet Crashes Telco Networks.  DRM Could Come To 3D Printers.  Apple Sued Over Distinctive “Eye Closeup” Photograph Used To Promote Retina MacBook Pro.  PETA Condemns Pokemon For Promoting Animal Abuse.  Microsoft claims ownership of the number 45, asks Google to censor the US government and Bing.  Laser Strikes On Aircraft Becoming Epidemic.

Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/117

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 113: Like a Mustard

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!

Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/113

Episode 105: The Sexy Episode

Penny Arcade sells out.  Facebook continues plans to become the creepiest social network ever.  Digg bought for $500k.  Is the QWERTY keyboard near its end?  A Christian bookstore markets the biggest ripoff in the history of tablet computing.  AMC gives Dish network a proper slap in the face.  A member of European Parliament unintentionally leaks the emails of everybody who fought against ACTA.  Mitt Romney breaks the Facebook rules.  Plus Science News and Oh Asia, You So Crazy!

Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/105