It’s the first episode of our relaunch. This episode we talk about the Slow Carb Diet, buying pizza with bitcoins, and non-English promgramming languages.
FEMA determines how bad a hurricane is by checking if the local Waffle House is open. Listen in to find out how to determine how old your globe is. Domino’s plans to open a pizza joint on the moon. A company has devised a “green” way to dispose of human remains by liquifying the corpse. Germany introduces “prostitute meters” to collect taxes. The German ban on Doom has finally been lifted. The Pirate Bay founders go legit with BayFiles. Plus, a Recent Study, an Epic Fail, and “Oh Asia, You So Crazy!”
Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/73
Malware could be hidden in your smart batteries. War texting lets hackers unlock car doors via SMS. A Manhattan man tests the limits of the Apple Store’s hospitality. Scientists discover that an ancient black hole contains 100,000 suns worth of water. A new moon is discovered orbiting Pluto. Plans are in the works to build a solar tower twice the size of the Empire State Building in Arizona. All this, plus the Study of the Week and “Oh Asia, You So Crazy!”
Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/69
This week, we tell you how to use wood glue to restore old LP records. Six undeniable similarities between nerds and sports fans. The Google set-top box is coming. An angry jobless man remotely disables over 100 cars. Bea Arthur Mountains Pizza! C-SPAN releases a video archive. MySpace plans to sell its user data. We’re on the march towards underwater habitation. Netflix cancels its recommendation contest after a privacy lawsuit.
Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/35
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