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!”

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Episode 123: The Douchebag Jar

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.

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Episode 116: Whiskey, Bitcoins, and Cow Genitals

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!

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Episode 115: Teledildonics

Neil Young reveals Pono music player, promises ‘the best sound anyone can get’.  Tesla Model S getting first ever over-the-air car firmware upgrade next week.  Criticized for overpriced parts, company gives away 3d schematics instead.  NotFound Project, Placing Missing Children Alerts on 404 Error Pages.  French government to use PostgreSQL and LibreOffice in free software adoption push.  Can a Flashy New Redesign Make Myspace Cool Again?  Apple Products Account for 14 Percent of All Crime in New York City.  Long-Distance Smartphone-Enabled Pleasuring Devices.  Do Phones Need to Come With Chargers These Days?  German Parliament Bans Laptops, Pirate Party Shows Up With Typewriter.  All this plus this week’s Epic Fail and Oh Asia You So Crazy!

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Episode 112: I’M IN UR EXCHANGE STEALING UR BITCOINS

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!

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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!

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Episode 110: Taxidermification, Jetpacks, and Designated Picnic Table Drivers

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