Episode 75: The Internet’s Dumping Ground

OnStar begins spying on customers’ GPS location for profit.  Okite is an iPhone alarm clock app that sends an embarassing tweet every time you hit the snooze button.  The Onion’s joke about “screams and gunfire” coming from inside Congress backfires.  There is a new danger for urban cyclists: Biker’s Lung.  Iran blocks TOR, TOR unblocks itself later that day.  The movie industry’s self-piract proves that IP addresses aren’t people.  Gordon Ramsey’s porn dwarf double has been eaten by a badger.  Will alcohol be available in a theater near you soon?  Also, Science News and “Oh Asia, You So Crazy!”  Plus the re-emergence of the Fark Headline of the Week.

Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/75

Episode 19: We’re on the Torture Soundtrack!

Arnold Schwarzenegger sends a secret message to the California Congress.  A sad day for geeks: Jolt Cola is ceasing production.  We talk about the “Yo Dawg” meme.  China accuses Google of unfair censorship (ironic much?).  Blackberry phones get eavesdropping software.  Musicians call for a release of the torture soundtrack details.  DARPA is researching putting the Internet into orbit.  Walmart is competing with Best Buy’s Geek Squad in terms of in-home installation.  All this plus Fark Headline of the Week and Question of the Week.

Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/19