BOL 1076: You got served, through Twitter

In the UK you don't have to be in the presence of someone to serve them with legal papers. So now Twitter has become a way to get served.

In the U.K., you don't have to be in the presence of someone to serve them with legal papers. So now Twitter has become a way to get served. We also are happy that the U.S. government is taking cybersecurity seriously, but maybe they could lay off with the cyber prefix a little. And we try to care more about the Palm Pixi. We really do.

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EPISODE 1076

Vista/IE market share slide, Win 7/Firefox/Chrome surge
http://blogs.zdnet.com/hardware/?p=5700

Palm Pixi launching on October 20th?
http://www.boygeniusreport.com/2009/10/01/palm-pixi-launching-on-october-20th/

GE is in talks to spin off NBC, give Comcast 51% of new unit
http://www.cnbc.com/id/33123120
http://paidcontent.org/article/419-ges-immelt-nbcu-comcast-discussions-are-about-partnerships-or-ipo/

Court order served over Twitter
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8285954.stm

Researchers hijack a drive-bBy botnet
http://www.technologyreview.com/computing/23566/?a=f

DHS to hire up to 1,000 cybersecurity experts
http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/10/02/dhs.cybersecurity.jobs/index.html

Sony prototype sends electricity through the air
http://news.idg.no/cw/art.cfm?id=14BC23AA-1A64-67EA-E4954B0CBCFF69D3

A mobile phone mesh that can survive carrier network failure
http://mobile.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09/10/01/202210

Radio-controlled cyborg beetles become reality
http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/09/10/02/0037201/Radio-Controlled-Cyborg-Beetles-Become-Reality

Gas mask bra traps Ig Nobel prize
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8285380.stm
http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2009/10/ig-nobel-prizes-honor-tequila-knuckle-cracking-panda-poop.ars

VOICE MAIL
Justin Orlando on Cowboys

E-MAIL
Snakes on a Plane is out on Blu-Ray Whoopie, it’s out!!

http://www.amazon.com/Snakes-Plane-Blu-ray-Samuel-Jackson/dp/B0029O0BL8/ref=sr_1_38?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1254448605&sr=1-38

Time for a reunion episode with V and M extolling the values infused in
the minds of those watching this movie in glorious HD.

Rick (Balloon Scientist, Colorado)

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Tom,

In BOL 1075, you and Rafe were discussing props in sci-fi movies. This reminded me of my favorite recent example.

During a forced rewatching of Phantom Menace, I noticed something oddly familiar about Liam Neeson’s little communicator thingie. On closer look, it was clearly my wife’s Gillette Ladies Sensor Excell Razor Handle (which I see on the shower shelf every day) painted silver with a couple nub antennae stuck on the top.

http://www.partsofsw.com/Ep_1/quicom.htm

I suspect Buzztown can come up with dozens of even better examples.

Cheers,

“Craemmir” (pron: cray-mer), in DC

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Hey Buzz crew
Namaste!

Hi! I’m Tushar, from Ludhiana, India and probably the only listener in the town!!!
A couple of days ago When I checked in my facebook page, I was redirected to their lite.facebook.com page
and the cool thing was that I couldn’t revert back to the normal page!!!
On doing some research I came to know that it was a problem with a couple other users back here in India where facebook randomly picked them as their beta testers for lite.facebook.com but we all CANNOT go back to the normal facebook!!!!
Please read this e-mail on the show so the facebook guys at least know that we wanna go back, cause we people tried ( http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=129521886143&topic=13597 ) but its been a week but no-one from facebook replied or gave us the option to revert back
P.S. – facebook lite is cool for some users who do not want any clutter but it should not be mandatory for all!!!
LOVE THE SHOW

Tushar Jain
Ludhiana
India

 

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