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 64: Basementcast 2011

The Red Cross says nurse uniforms violate the Geneva Convention.  A memorial building in Indianapolis might be named after popular mayor Harry Baals.  Scientists plan on being able to clone woolly mammoths within five years.  A new game of billiards using bowling balls… named Knockers.  Stem cells are being used in a new device to treat burns.  Duane Reade infiltrates the Hipster Vatican with the promise of beer.  Four Loko launches its new product – it’s just like the old product sans caffeine.  Robots replace teachers at 21 schools in South Korea.  All this plus more in this week’s episode.

Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/64