Episode 108: Wearing a Lab Coat and Space Goggles

Peter Schiff Opens Hard-Money Bank. Iran Is Quitting the Internet Because It’s Afraid of America.  Curiosity landing removed from YouTube after bogus copyright claim by Scripps.  The Internet Archive Starts Seeding Over a Million Torrents.  MCA’s Will Bars Use of Beastie Boys Songs to Sell Crap.  Ukraine Officials Shut Down Demonoid to Impress the US Government.  French illegal downloads agency Hadopi may be abolished.  Best Buy Founder Makes $8.5 Billion Bid To Take Company Private.  Facebook Is Trying Online Gambling.  Rest in peace SCO (finally).  Ustream Outperformed Cable News During Curiosity Landing

 

Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/108

Episode 106: Sushi Erotica

Is a Computer Worm Causing Iranian Nuclear Facilities to Blast AC/DC’s ‘Thunderstruck’ At Night?  Local residents deal with phantom garage door opener.  New Orleans music legend stands at own wake.  Buzzfeed retorts comedically to a McSweeney’s parody of their site.  A Hacker publishes how to open millions of hotel rooms with arduino in less than a second.  Apple throws $356 million at making Its security better… or did they?  How to expeditiously watch Battlestar Galactica.  An arcade operator admits that, yes, those crane games are really rigged.  New toilet paper dispenser improves hygiene and conservation.  Why Valve wants to port games to Linux: Because Windows 8 Is a Catastrophe.  All this, plus Dumbass Apple News and Oh Asia, You So Crazy!

Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/106

Episode 75: The Internet’s Dumping Ground

OnStar begins spying on customers’ GPS location for profit.  Okite is an iPhone alarm clock app that sends an embarassing tweet every time you hit the snooze button.  The Onion’s joke about “screams and gunfire” coming from inside Congress backfires.  There is a new danger for urban cyclists: Biker’s Lung.  Iran blocks TOR, TOR unblocks itself later that day.  The movie industry’s self-piract proves that IP addresses aren’t people.  Gordon Ramsey’s porn dwarf double has been eaten by a badger.  Will alcohol be available in a theater near you soon?  Also, Science News and “Oh Asia, You So Crazy!”  Plus the re-emergence of the Fark Headline of the Week.

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Episode 58: Oh Japan, You So Crazy!

A Chinese woman was sent to a labor camp for retweeting.  We discuss a new concept stoplight.  A little grils hand is cut off and grafted to her foot to save it.  The Stuxnet virus targeted ‘high-value Iranian assets.’  Wikipedia has raised the same amount of donations in a week that it took a month to raise in 2009.  Google is preparing to launch G-Town.  All this plus the Study of the Week and the debut of “Oh Asia, You So Crazy!” and the Fail of the Week.

Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/58