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 89: Drunk on Champagne and Weird Bread

Find out how Futurama’s Bender became the head of the Washington D.C. School Board. A Frenchman sues Google. Are Railgun’s close to being a reality? The Chinese public wreck Google Plus for the rest of us. Facebook is spying on us. Go grocery shopping with a cart that follows you around. All this, plus an Epic Fail, Oh Asia You So Crazy, and a Recent Study. Plus, we introduce a new segment: Ryder Says Things.

Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/89

Episode 38: Sitting on Babies

Apple is removing the “Rate on Delete” feature from the iPhone OS.  A poster on Craig’s List has a hilarious perspective on why you should buy his 2002 Ford Focus.  A wireless consumer in the U.K. threatens his former provider with a plywood check.  Not only is the <blink> tag annoying, not it’s dangerous.  We discuss a fun project called “Project Jarvis.”  An Arkansas teenager has sued his mother for “harassing” him on Facebook.  Fancy Hands is a virtual assistant program that is cheap.  Is there a correlation between pop music and stock volatility?  All this and the Fark Headline of the Week and a new Off-Air Discussion topic.

Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/38

Episode 37: The One Where Ryder Sings Holy Diver for 5 Minutes

Ferris Bueller’s Ferrari is up for auction.  A militia group is up in arms about an Internet rumor.  Google and Topeka formally trade names.  Charles Lavoie recaptions every New Yorker cartoon with the caption “Christ, what an asshole!”  A new gaming service allows you to have a “flirty” or “sexy” gaming experience.  Three Fark Headlines of the Week and a new Off-Air Discussion topic.

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Episode 36: Ge pah sah peepa ke pah sah HIT ME!

This week, how to beat the Westboro Baptist Church.  Chinese root server is shut down after DNS problem.  April Fool’s Day hijinks ensues with the voice command copier prank.  A French dude “fingerhacked” Obama’s Twitter account.  GoDaddy ceases regitering domains in China.  Introducing, the vortex junction – the next generation of roundabouts.  The ISS is set to get a “Man Cave” module.  A mafia boss in Italy was betrayed to the police by his Facebook account.  A new trend in Carbon-14 dating in the wine world reveals that 5% of vintage wines may be frauds.  Plus, the Fark Headline of the Week and a new Off-Air discussion topic.

Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/36

Episode 12: The Joe Montana of Episodes

Brooklynites have redefined the phrase “dumpster diving.”  Sony creates the all too literal Virtual Library for eBooks.  We discuss why linux notebook battery life still sucks.  Police try to trick hackers in New Zealand with hilarious results.  San Francisco has opened its data through datasf.org.  Also in SF, someone set up a life size Candyland.  Papa John Schnatter opens up a pizza giveaway to try to hunt down his high school camaro.  NMU, a university near our alma mater, has teamed up with Motorola to present WiMAX to its students.  We also discuss adult temper tantrums and McDonald’s new campaign to appeal to black people.  All this plus the Fark Headline of the Week and Question of the Week.

Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/12