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
Kuratas, the 13-foot mech: unleashes your inner Ripley, costs $1.35 million. Netflix Strikes Streaming Deal With Disney, Gains Exclusive Access To New Titles Beginning In 2016. Telstra phone-theft bill shock shows roaming still broken. Twitter Loses Ability to Properly Display Instagram Photos. This Highway Tracks Random Bluetooth Signals To Estimate Travel Times. Google Play Private Channel Launches for Google Apps. Vice Magazine Accidentally Revealed Where John McAfee Is Hiding. Just Say No To College. Microsoft: Surface Pro Battery Life Half That of Surface RT. Netflix CEO Hastings in trouble with SEC for announcing figures on Facebook. New, Faster Way To Make Vaccines – Use Messenger RNA. Dumbass teen steals car, robs bank, brags about it on YouTube, gets arrested. North Korea says its archaeologists discovered a unicorn lair.
Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/123
A German liquor company called G-Spirits is promising customers that “every drop” of its line of alcoholic beverages has been poured on the naked breasts of a certified model. Facebook: Federal online privacy rules would violate free speech rights. French Central Bank password was 123456 (really). 3-D Printer Company Seizes Machine From Desktop Gunsmith. BitCoin Gets a Futures Market. Booty alert: sensor-laden cows text farmers when they’re in heat. Tumblr Will Live-GIF the Presidential Debates. tldr.io is a service for summarizing long reads for lazy readers. The Guantanamo Bay Museum Of Art And History. Google settles with publishers after seven years of litigation surrounding its book-scanning service. All this plus this weeks Oh Asia, You So Crazy!
Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/116
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
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
Mark Zuckerberg reportedly forcing Facebook’s Android team to use app and see how bad it is. How Hollywood Is Encouraging Online Piracy. WikiWeapons: 3D printed guns for everyone. The White House open-sourced their petition software on GitHub. Drunk Driver Caught on Motorized Picnic Table. Servers Ultimate Turns Your Old Android Phone Into a Tiny, Multipurpose Server. Bullied NY Woman Sets up Anti-Bullying Foundation. Melky Cabrera’s fake website. Neil Armstrong, First Man on the Moon, is Dead. Dropbox Rolls Out Two-Step Verification. All this, plus Science News, Epic Fail, and Oh Asia you so Crazy!
Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/110
The Oatmeal is raising funds for the Tesla museum at Wardenclyffe. Wikileaks reveals “TrapWire,” a government spy network that uses ordinary surveillance cameras. Putting an end to the biggest lie on the internet. Garry Kasparov Arrested and Beaten at Pussy Riot Sentencing. Pixar open sources production animation code, patents. iAMScientist Looks To Crowdfund Scientific Research. Insane Clown Posse To Sue FBI Over Gang Designation. Buying Twitter followers is sinful, says SAUDI CLERIC. FTC Censures Facebook, Then Asks You to Like It on Facebook. Blurred Eyeglasses Unveiled To Help Israeli Ultra-Orthodox Avoid Impure Sights.
Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/109
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
Is a Computer Worm Causing Iranian Nuclear Facilities to Blast AC/DC’s ‘Thunderstruck’ At Night? Local residents deal with phantom garage door opener. New Orleans music legend stands at own wake. Buzzfeed retorts comedically to a McSweeney’s parody of their site. A Hacker publishes how to open millions of hotel rooms with arduino in less than a second. Apple throws $356 million at making Its security better… or did they? How to expeditiously watch Battlestar Galactica. An arcade operator admits that, yes, those crane games are really rigged. New toilet paper dispenser improves hygiene and conservation. Why Valve wants to port games to Linux: Because Windows 8 Is a Catastrophe. All this, plus Dumbass Apple News and Oh Asia, You So Crazy!
Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/106