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 97: Putin on a Ritz

The 100th episode is coming up and we’re bring Ryder out of retirement for it!  Join us live on Ustream on June 3rd at 6pm EST for this auspicious event!

This week, players attempt to destroy the economy in EVE Online.  A 92-year-old bootlegger sens thousands of films to troops overseas.  Axe Cop! is coming to television (insert ubiquitous Fox joke here).  Source code for the Apollo and Gemini programs has been released and curated.  University of Florida has eliminated it’s Computer Science program.  A redditor embarks on a summer-long adventure bouncing around the US to do the things you want him to do.  IBM and Cisco have teamed up to develop the smart city of the future.  Cybercriminals exploit Björk’s Biophilia App To Compromise Androids.  Fort Atlantic releases their new album on an NES cartridge.  Who owns the files on your Google Drive?  All this, plus a Recent Study, this week’s Epic Fail, and Oh Asia You So Crazy!

Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/97

Episode 93: No Foolin’!

A high school senior in Indiana is expelled for a profane tweet. A UK gang netted over iTunes fraud. Qualcomm calls for an end to proprietary drivers. A fungus that eats polyurethane may be the end to non-biodegradable waste. Tron light cycles in less than 226 bytes. A gooey joystick for your smart phone. Alabama wants to protect you from cyberbullying take away your first amendment rights. Plus, a Recent Study, Oh Asia You So Crazy, and Ryder Says Things!

Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/93

Episode 90: We Have a PhD in Plundering

LulzSecs leader has been arrested, is this the end for the notorious group?  More and more employers and colleges are demanding you give them your Facebook password.  Reddit forms a PAC to oust Lamar Smith from office, and Mediawiki transfers all their domains away from GoDaddy.  Crowdfunding insvestors is moving closer to Congressional approval.  Warner has a “quick and easy” way for you to rip your DVDs into DRMed digital media that is neither quick nor easy.  NBC will livestream the 2012 Olympics in its entirity for free.  MIT offers a certificate in piracy.  The U.S. government deems that if your domain is a .com, they have jurisdiction to seize it.  The Washington Post hires CmdrTaco of Slashdot fame.  Flying swarms of robots may start to provide WiFi to protestors and activists.  All this, plus a Recent Study, this week’s “Oh Asia, You So Crazy!”, and another installment of Ryder Says Things.

Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/90