Episode 97: Putin on a Ritz

The 100th episode is coming up and we’re bring Ryder out of retirement for it!  Join us live on Ustream on June 3rd at 6pm EST for this auspicious event!

This week, players attempt to destroy the economy in EVE Online.  A 92-year-old bootlegger sens thousands of films to troops overseas.  Axe Cop! is coming to television (insert ubiquitous Fox joke here).  Source code for the Apollo and Gemini programs has been released and curated.  University of Florida has eliminated it’s Computer Science program.  A redditor embarks on a summer-long adventure bouncing around the US to do the things you want him to do.  IBM and Cisco have teamed up to develop the smart city of the future.  Cybercriminals exploit Björk’s Biophilia App To Compromise Androids.  Fort Atlantic releases their new album on an NES cartridge.  Who owns the files on your Google Drive?  All this, plus a Recent Study, this week’s Epic Fail, and Oh Asia You So Crazy!

Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/97

Episode 95: The Superposition of Podcasting

A new ISP that takes your privacy seriously.  Google launches “The Power of the Internet” campaign.  A study suggests that violent video games build cooperation and social skills, not violent tendencies.  Kidnap victim rescued with the power of Twitter.  NYC begins replacing pay phones with touch screen computers.  High scool juniors develop flavor strips for astronauts.  Facebook acquires Instagram for $1 billion.  All this and a Recent Study, Dumbass Apple News, an Epic Fail, and this week’s Oh Asia You So Crazy!

Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/96

Episode 61: Ryderisawesomesauceanium

CERN scientists successfuly captured “antimatter.”  Scientists at the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies have created the world’s smallest battery.  Magent buys the distribution rights to “Hobo Witha Shotgun.”  A man changed his name to Captain Awesome, changes signature to a smiley face and two arrows.  A self-healing polymer has been engineered to use light to rebuild itself.  A man robbed a bank using a super realistic Hollywood mask.  Glow in the dark toilet paper now available.  Plus, the Fail of the Week.

Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/61

Episode 55: Happy Rumpaween

Foursquare offers a NASA badge for astronauts who check into “Space.”  The hacker behind the Xbox 360 jailbreak is being prosecuted for his hack.  Sony officially retires the Walkman.  A new Firefox extension has been released that allows you to sidejack website sessions to websites like Facebook and Twitter.  NYPD officers are sent on a field trip.  The Darth Vader costume from Empire Strikes back is on sale.  Mount Everest gets a 3G network.  All this and more!

Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/55