Episode 107: For Shame, NBC Olympics, For Shame!

Digg relaunches as a general news site. ‘Dr. Horrible’ gets CW premiere date. Facebook Wants to Be Your Instapaper Now, Too.  Twitter does something really, really, really stupid – will they fix it?  FCC Tells Verizon It Can’t Force You To Pay $20 For Tethering Anymore. New Bill Nye The Science Guy Show Coming To YouTube.  Why Apple TV Just Became Apple’s Most Important Product.  We Need An FDA for Computers.  Student disciplined for improving campus course-selection system.  Google Fiber gains over 3,900 pre-registrations, more than 20% of ‘fiberhoods’ clear rally hurdles in first two days.  All this, plus this week’s Oh Asia, You So Crazy!

Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/107

Episode 98: All Hail Techno Viking!

Hulu is designing a new model that will require you to already be a cable subscriber to view their content.  Seattle’s first SUpervillain threatens Seattle’s existing superhero population.  Microsoft dropping DVD/Blu-ray support for Windows 8.  NY Judge rules that IP addresses are not sufficient evidence to identify copyright infringers.  A new smartphone app allows you to register a complaint against the TSA as soon as it happens.  A bug in new Samsung TVs causes them to restart in an endless loop.  A Mexican ad company deploys a machine that trades dog droppings for free WiFi.  The Listserve is a new mailing list where one subscriber per day is randomly selected to send a personal essay to the list each day. Symantec says religious websites are more prone to malware insertion than porn sites.  Venus will make a once-in-a-lifetime appearance next month.  All this plus an Epic Fail, Recent Study, Dumbass Apple News, and Oh Asia You So Crazy!  Plus Ryder says things.

Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/98

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 21: 21 Rump Street

Michigan Tech makes up stupid words.  A british man has a bionic, remote-controlled bum.  Photochromic contact lenses are soon to be publicly available.  AXE’s new “Night & Day” ad lets you see a lady in her undergarments with your phone, but only after 9pm.  A teen has been cleared from criminal charges because of a Facebook status.  Shit My Dad says goes from Twitter account to TV show.  Jailbroken iPhone users get Rickrolled through security exploit.  MPAA shuts down an entire town’s municipal WiFi over a single download.  Netflix may start delaying the release of movies by a full month from their release date.  All this plus Dumbass Apple News, Fark Headline of the Week, and Question of the Week.

Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/21

Episode 6: Up-to-Deck Talking

This week, we discuss the release of Danger Mouse’s new album, how Google is required to redo Street View in Japan, and Runpee.com.  We also get into the Great TV Debate, find out our stances!  These stories plus find out what this week’s Fark Headline of the Week is!

Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/6