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 122: Go for the Gusto!

MoMA adds video games to permanent collection.  Caviar Vending Machines in LA Malls.  P&G’s sachets make water from muck.  Japan Building 300MPH Magnetic Levitation Train.  Family First Learned of their 17-year-old Daughter’s Death through Facebook.  Oh Asia, you so Crazy!

Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/122

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 112: I’M IN UR EXCHANGE STEALING UR BITCOINS

Kim Dotcom: FBI can’t have Megaupload founder extradited without piracy evidence, NZ court rules.  Jimmy Wales threatens to encrypt Wikipedia if UK passes snooping bill.  Hacker steals $250k in Bitcoins from online exchange Bitfloor.  BitTorrent study finds most file-sharers are monitored.  Fox to Release Digital Movies Three Weeks Prior to Retail.  Bruce Willis Isn’t Suing Apple Over iTunes Music Ownership Rights.  Samsung flew bloggers halfway around the world and then threatened to leave them there if they didn’t cooperate.  Space Sugar Discovered In Binary System Star.  Are App.net’s Crowdfunders Being Taken For a Ride?  California To License Self-Driving Cars.  100% of publicly educated students in Estonia will learn how to code starting in the 1st grade.  All that and this week’s Recent Study and Oh Asia, You So Crazy!

Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/112

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Episode 107: For Shame, NBC Olympics, For Shame!

Digg relaunches as a general news site. ‘Dr. Horrible’ gets CW premiere date. Facebook Wants to Be Your Instapaper Now, Too.  Twitter does something really, really, really stupid – will they fix it?  FCC Tells Verizon It Can’t Force You To Pay $20 For Tethering Anymore. New Bill Nye The Science Guy Show Coming To YouTube.  Why Apple TV Just Became Apple’s Most Important Product.  We Need An FDA for Computers.  Student disciplined for improving campus course-selection system.  Google Fiber gains over 3,900 pre-registrations, more than 20% of ‘fiberhoods’ clear rally hurdles in first two days.  All this, plus this week’s Oh Asia, You So Crazy!

Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/107

Episode 102: Petaflops is a Dirty Word

Charles Carreon sues everybody.  Learn a language for free with Duolingo.  An NYU student develops the best robot ever.  An old lady gets her retirement paid for by the Internet.  US regains title of best supercomputer in the world.  The Unity 4 3D engine will natively support Linux.  Apple is stealing ANdroid people with the cunning use of AirPlay.  Twitter rolls out expanded tweets.  A malware author taunts security researchers using built-in chat.  All this and a recent study and an Oh Asia You So Crazy!

Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/102

 

Episode 88: Erlenmeyer Flask Shaped Dinosaur Dong

HUD glasses, self-sanitizing water bottles, and 3D robot dinosaurs, oh my! We discuss these topics, plus is there a Kickstarter for Porn? All this, plus this week’s Epic Fail, Oh Asia You So Crazy, a Recent Study, and the Question of the Week makes a triumphant return!

Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/88