Episode 113: Like a Mustard

The real source of Apple device IDs leaked by Anonymous last week.  Soon Advertisements Will Involve Forced Interaction.  Apple Sues Online Polish Deli Over Their Name, “A.pl”.  Former German first lady sues Google over ‘prostitute’ autocomplete suggestions.  GoDaddy reports massive outage was not a hack.  Why the First Laptop Had Such a Hard Time Catching On (Hint: Sexism).  Magic: The Gathering is Turing complete.  University builds cheap supercomputer with Raspberry Pi and Legos.  Europe officially runs out of IPv4 addresses.  I Applied to Grey Poupon’s Members-Only Facebook Page… and Was Denied.  All this, plus this week’s Epic Fail, Science News, and Oh Asia You So Crazy!

Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/113

Episode 101: Crash Proof Tomato

Funnyjunk threatens The Oatmeal, Facebook’s CTO leaves 1 month after the IPO, Darth Vader robs a bank and gets away on a sweet BMX.  Researchers are taking a new approach to designing unmanned drones.  The creator of XML suggests a new HTTP error code.  ICANN reveals the requests for new generic top level domain names.  Bitcoins receiving a great deal of legitimacy in light of the Euro Zone crisis.  Reddit to ban links to big name sites over spamming violations.  A decade-long Civ 2 game mired in a 1700 year-long nuclear war.  Plus, this week’s Science News and Dumbass Apple News.

Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/101

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

Episode 64: Basementcast 2011

The Red Cross says nurse uniforms violate the Geneva Convention.  A memorial building in Indianapolis might be named after popular mayor Harry Baals.  Scientists plan on being able to clone woolly mammoths within five years.  A new game of billiards using bowling balls… named Knockers.  Stem cells are being used in a new device to treat burns.  Duane Reade infiltrates the Hipster Vatican with the promise of beer.  Four Loko launches its new product – it’s just like the old product sans caffeine.  Robots replace teachers at 21 schools in South Korea.  All this plus more in this week’s episode.

Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/64

Episode 60: Tilted Kilts and Old Maids

A Cambridge computer has identified the most boring day in history.  A woman claims ownership of the sun.  Netflix is willing to pay $100,000 per episode for new TV.  Find out how quickly you can use up your Verizon LTE data allowance.  A new burlesque show will desecrate your childhood.  Root your Nook to turn it into a cheap Android tablet.  All this and the Fail of the Week, the Study of the Week, and this week’s “Oh Asia, You So Crazy!”

Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/60