BOL 1075: One laptop per felon

Or perhaps we should call it OLPC. One laptop per criminal. The idea of letting prisoners use computers is good, but fraught with peril. Also, we start a new PSA campaign where Billy learns that e-mail can be dangerous. And that's one to grow on.

Or perhaps we should call it OLPC. One laptop per criminal. The idea of letting prisoners use computers is good, but fraught with peril. Also, we start a new PSA campaign where Billy learns that e-mail can be dangerous. And that's one to grow on.

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EPISODE 1075

PSP Go arrives, Sony launches 100 games
http://news.idg.no/cw/art.cfm?id=105D7C9D-1A64-67EA-E402F9BD3FAEBCDC

Google Wave First Look
http://lifehacker.com/5370738/google-wave-first-look

Google Wave invites for sale on eBay
http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2009/10/01/google-wave-invites-for-sale-on-ebay/

Nvidia’s Fermi takes direct aim at supercomputing, Intel
http://arstechnica.com/hardware/news/2009/10/nvidia-takes-direct-aim-at-intel-supercomputing-with-fermi.ars

OTOY’s Jules Urbach: Cloud computing ‘threatens’ game consoles, Blu-ray, PCs
http://blogs.techrepublic.cbsi.com/geekend/?p=3368

Google releases Android 1.6; Palm unleashes WebOS 1.2
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2009/10/google-releases-android-16-palm-releases-webos-12.ars

Apple and Google breaking up over iPhone maps?
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/172951/apple_and_google_breaking_up_over_iphone_maps.html
http://blogs.computerworld.com/14835/apple_purchased_mapping_company_in_july_to_replace_google

Twitter to launch user-created Follow Lists
http://mashable.com/2009/09/30/twitter-lists/
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13515_3-10364831-26.html

U.S. urges ‘cyber hygiene’ effort
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8279867.stm

Wireless network modded to see through walls
http://yro.slashdot.org/story/09/10/01/1321212/Wireless-Network-Modded-To-See-Through-Walls

Convicted hacker left in charge of prison computer system
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2009/09/27/conputer-meltdown-115875-21703149/
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/09/29/inmate_hacker/

VOICE MAIL
Ian about Onlive on Uverse

Keith in Georgia wonders how ATT has enough bandwidth to make us of OnLive

E-MAIL
Hey BOL,

In episode 1072 you played RougeTess’s voicemail regarding PayPal security
using the keychain security key. I jumped on the bandwagon early, and have
had one since they were introduced.

I hate to say it, but this cool little gizmo does not provide as much
security as it seems at first glance. Sometime between when I got mine
almost two years ago and now, PayPal totally neutered the functionality by
providing a “I don’t have it with me” bypass link, where you can supply
your credit card number, checking account number, or *gasp*, answer a
traditional pre-defined security question.

Yes, it’s better than username/password alone, but it’s not as good as it
used to be or could be. And it’s definitely not true second-factor
authentication.

–Brad in Victorville

**********

Hey BOLers, James the field engineer from Michigan. In episode 1074
you mentioned seeing modern day tech in the new Star Trek movie. Well
I embarrassed my wife and impressed my twelve year old when I saw two
of the above Symbol M2004 hand scanners on the bridge of the
Enterprise! My son was even more impressed when I showed him one I
keep as a spare in my service truck. Now we just use them to ring up
customers at our chain of gas stations but I guess in the “future”
you’ll be able to fly a starship with them, my son can’t wait. Love
the show. James

**********

Hey Buzz Out Loud Crew,

I just wanted to send you a short message. I am a Palm Pre user, and I first started listening to your show when I downloaded a Homebrew app called drPodder. It monitors the RSS feeds for lots of podcasts and can be set to auto-download and queue up podcasts for later listening. One of the default podcasts for this application happens to be your show. This is what got me hooked on your show, and probably did the same to a number of other Palm Pre users.

Thanks for carrying news regarding the Palm Pre, I love hearing the occasional blurb about technology I use. Love the show, please keep up the good work!

Sincerely,
Darin Boots

 

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