Episode 111: Awesome-Flavored Ramen

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!

Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/111

Episode 81: The Rumpus Revolution!

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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.

Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/81