The Japanese invent a machine converts plastic back into oil. Biodiesel From Sewage Sludge. Kim Dotcom Declares War on Media With Bigger and Better MegaUpload. California state legislature approves Location Privacy Act(via Phone Scoop). World First Bionic Eye Implant Enables Blinds to Experience Some Vision. Walmart Is Testing an iPhone Checkout System That Could Help You Escape Its Clutches a Little Bit Faster. Wolfram|Alpha Personal Analytics for Facebook. Obama answers live questions on Reddit, crashes servers. School demands that boy must change his name from Hunter because it violates its weapons policy. Twitter Launches “Twitter Certified Products” — Partners With DataSift, Gnip, HootSuite & Others. All this, plus a Recent Study, Dumbass Apple News, Epic Fail, Oh Asia You So Crazy and Ryder Says Things!
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In this week’s episode, we discuss distributed development with Chris Steinberg of Rogue Pirate Ninja Interactive. How does development work when your dev team is spread to the winds? How do you plan and manage your project? How does it contrast with a traditional development environment? Listen in to find out.
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Chuck’s microphone is mistaken for a bomb by the TSA. Jailbreaking the iPhone has now been deemed legal. A vulnerability has been found in WPA2. DefCon badges let hackers do battle using digital ninjas. A Nigerian scammer gets the laptop he deserves. Scientists create an equation for the perfect handshake.
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Apple is removing the “Rate on Delete” feature from the iPhone OS. A poster on Craig’s List has a hilarious perspective on why you should buy his 2002 Ford Focus. A wireless consumer in the U.K. threatens his former provider with a plywood check. Not only is the <blink> tag annoying, not it’s dangerous. We discuss a fun project called “Project Jarvis.” An Arkansas teenager has sued his mother for “harassing” him on Facebook. Fancy Hands is a virtual assistant program that is cheap. Is there a correlation between pop music and stock volatility? All this and the Fark Headline of the Week and a new Off-Air Discussion topic.
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Michigan Tech makes up stupid words. A british man has a bionic, remote-controlled bum. Photochromic contact lenses are soon to be publicly available. AXE’s new “Night & Day” ad lets you see a lady in her undergarments with your phone, but only after 9pm. A teen has been cleared from criminal charges because of a Facebook status. Shit My Dad says goes from Twitter account to TV show. Jailbroken iPhone users get Rickrolled through security exploit. MPAA shuts down an entire town’s municipal WiFi over a single download. Netflix may start delaying the release of movies by a full month from their release date. All this plus Dumbass Apple News, Fark Headline of the Week, and Question of the Week.
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From the department of “I Can’t Believe They Got a Grant For This,” a study was done that reveals that 64% of men don’t read the manual before calling tech support. EA Sports has released footage from their new MMA game. Apple rejects Macworld iPhone Superguide from the App Store because it used the word “iPhone.” Find out how much you get paid to poop at work. A woman wants to live stream the birth of her child on the Internet. See the break down of your credit score based on your email domain. The Large Hadron Collider is shut down again… by bread. Wish you could open your door with a secret knock instead of a key? It’s in the realm of possibility. All this plus the Fark Headline of the Week and the Question of the Week.
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Hulu announces a pay model. Scientists have developed a robot that can ski. Red Hat addresses the Supreme Court on software patents. There’s a new solar plant in Florida, it’s the largest in the U.S. Somebody developed a working iPhone costume.
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Jack Thompson is in the news again. Guess who he’s suing this time. Google issues a cease and desist order to an Android Hacker. Microsoft reveals a new open source multi-core OS. Verizon takes a cheap shot at the iPhone. Marge Simpson poses for Playboy. Ryder loses his mind about the FloH club. Tesla is designing a van. All this, plus Fark Headline of the Week and the Question of the Week.
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Secret GPS tracking is now legal in Massachusetts. College students can purcahse Windows 7 for only $30. A fascinating light show in the sky was caused by an interesting culprit. Banana theft is on the rise in India, find out why. A student kills an intruder with a samurai sword. The music industry wants royalties for previews in iTunes. All this and more, plus the Fark Headline of the Week and the Question of the Week.
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