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!”
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This week, how to beat the Westboro Baptist Church. Chinese root server is shut down after DNS problem. April Fool’s Day hijinks ensues with the voice command copier prank. A French dude “fingerhacked” Obama’s Twitter account. GoDaddy ceases regitering domains in China. Introducing, the vortex junction – the next generation of roundabouts. The ISS is set to get a “Man Cave” module. A mafia boss in Italy was betrayed to the police by his Facebook account. A new trend in Carbon-14 dating in the wine world reveals that 5% of vintage wines may be frauds. Plus, the Fark Headline of the Week and a new Off-Air discussion topic.
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A forum where they turn the tables on 419 scammers. The GSM algorithm has been cracked. Synthehol could be a real thing. A British prisoner escapes from jail and then taunts the police via Facebook. Google Earth comes to the Audi A8’s in-dash navigation system. Geek Squad’s CES ads are surprisingly honest. We discuss 10 gadgets that purportedly defined the decade. All this plus Dumbass Apple News, the Fark Headline of the Week, and the Question of the Week.
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