Episode 119: Sorry, Link, your Wii U is in another Hurricane

NetFlix Caught Stealing DivX Subtiles From Finnish Pirates.  Dude open sourced his DNA!  AMBER Alerts Show Up In Google Maps Now.  Kindle user claims Amazon deleted whole library without explanation.  Yahoo Will Ignore IE 10’s “Do Not Track”.  Wikipedia Is Nearing “Completion”.  Hurricane Sandy Makes Only Person in Line for Wii U Leave.  EFF And Others Push For Open Wifi APs Everywhere.  Glow-In-The-Dark Smart Highways Coming To the Netherlands In 2013.  EFF Wants Ubuntu To Disable Online Search By Default.  Mice Genetically Engineered To Detect Explosives 500 Times Better Than Normal Mice.  Tokyo’s Super Cool Zombie Café for Halloween.

Show notes available at http://wiki/whatstherumpuspodcast.com/119

Episode 114: Map App

xkcd’s 13-Gigapixel Webcomic. IOS6 maps fail so hard, a Tumblr is born.  Open-Dyslexic is a new open sourced font created to increase readability for readers with dyslexia.  ‘Gangnam Style’ breaks Guinness World Record for most YouTube likes.  Richard Branson hopes to send hundreds of thousands of people into suborbital space in next 20 years, and start a colony on Mars in his lifetime.  Rackspace sued for hosting GitHub.  Former Reddit programmer hit with 9 more felony charges in MIT hacking case.  Syrian Rebels Hack Together Digital Cameras To Replace Machine Gun Scopes.  Kickstarter bans product renderings, requires project owners to be open about risk.  Hotmail: Your password was too long, so we fixed it for you.  All this plus this week’s Science News, Epic Fail, and Oh Asia You So Crazy!

Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/114

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