Episode 84: Comcast Totally Sucks

Two weeks until BasementCast 3! Adrian is working on getting the live cast working for it so if you can’t be with us in person, you can be there via the Internet.

This week, our fine and well-pedigreed hosts discuss SOPA’s big brother ACTA, 3D printing, a new free college, gnu (and blowjob) scanners, Super-WIFI, and the magic-eye watch.

Sega introduces a crazy new gaming device in Japan which is So Crazy. A would-be adventurer tries to follow in Bear Gryles footsteps (guess how that ends?). Listen to this episode to find out where in P-space Pac-Man falls.

Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/84

Episode 70: The Squirmy One

What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?  Skedaddle hides a secret, password-protected file drawer underneath you Mac’s desktop.  Virtual pets starve after bungled resolution to Second Life.  Is itching psychological?  Savvy bettors have learned how to beat the Massachusetts lottery.  A vindictive Walmart security guard accused a couple of shoplifting, gets husband deport, wife fired, and costs the couple their house and car.  PLus, the Study of the Week and this week’s “Oh Asia, You So Crazy!”

Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/70

Episode 69: Monkeys + Typewriters = Space

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

Episode 62: 1,359,000 on the Podcast Scale

MAKE announces the winner of their 2010 Zombie Safe House Competition.  Ever hear of the Naga Viper pepper?  Just reading about it will start you on fire.  A researcher at the University of Nottingham has managed to etch the entire periodic table of elements onto a single hair.  The Kinect has been hacked to play World of Warcraft.  Vladmir Putin has ordered the Russian government to move to GNU/Linux.  A man caught UPS tampering with his packages, listen in to find out how.  Plus, the Study of the Week, the Fail of the Week, and this weeks “Oh Asia, You So Crazy!”

Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/62

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

Episode 59: 5 Pounds of Podcast

The TurBaconEpic: The most epic Thanksgiving meal you’ll ever see.  A conceptual door knob that allows you to see who’s at the door.  If an Android phone, a Windows Phone 7, and an iPhone 4 caught on fire, which would last longest?  Google closed the Wave service, but is it dead?  New underwear has been invented to protect your junk in the TSA full body scan.  Netflix has begun to offer a streaming-only plan.  Plus, the Study of the Week, the Fail of the Week, and this week’s “Oh Asia, You So Crazy!”

Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/59

Episode 58: Oh Japan, You So Crazy!

A Chinese woman was sent to a labor camp for retweeting.  We discuss a new concept stoplight.  A little grils hand is cut off and grafted to her foot to save it.  The Stuxnet virus targeted ‘high-value Iranian assets.’  Wikipedia has raised the same amount of donations in a week that it took a month to raise in 2009.  Google is preparing to launch G-Town.  All this plus the Study of the Week and the debut of “Oh Asia, You So Crazy!” and the Fail of the Week.

Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/58