BOL 1080: Blow up the moon

NASA is sending a rocket into the moon Friday morning to study the composition of lunar material. But really, you stopped listening when you heard 'blow up the moon.' And so did Cooley. For one small second, that made him love space.

NASA is sending a rocket into the moon Friday morning to study the composition of lunar material. But really, you stopped listening when you heard "blow up the Moon." And so did Cooley. For one small second, that made him love space. We also talk about the world's largest phishing sting and Windows 8. Yep, 8.

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EPISODE 1080

Operation “Phish Phry” nabs largest number of phishers ever.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8295945.stm

Wife bans FBI head from online banking
http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-10370164-245.html

Study: Windows 7 doesn’t boot faster
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-10370369-56.html

Walt falls in love with Windows 7
http://ptech.allthingsd.com/20091007/a-windows-to-help-you-forget/

Microsoft mulling 128-bit versions of Windows 8, Windows 9
http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2009/10/microsoft-mulling-128-bit-versions-of-windows-8-windows-9.ars

Intel’s Light Peak optical links could arrive in 2010
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-10370349-264.html?

Why ad-blockers, ad-skippers, and other user-control technologies are legal
http://www.boingboing.net/2009/10/07/why-ad-blockers-ad-s.html
http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2009/10/its-my-browser-and-ill-auto-click-if-i-want

Handheld FLO TV due for this holiday season
http://www.twice.com/article/356972-Handheld_FLO_TV_Due_For_Holidays.php?nid=2402&source=title&rid=5090547

Nissan’s Land Glider concept car leans like a motorcycle, looks like a squashed GT-R
http://www.engadget.com/2009/10/08/nissans-land-glider-concept-car-leans-like-a-motorcycle-looks/

IBM’s ultra-cheap DNA Transistor dream could lead to personalized medicines, confusion
http://www.engadget.com/2009/10/08/ibms-ultra-cheap-dna-transistor-dream-could-lead-to-personalize/

New report warns of dangers of trashy avatars
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13577_3-10370382-36.html

How to watch the moon bombing in real time
http://gizmodo.com/5376774/how-to-watch-the-moon-bombing-in-real-time

VOICE MAIL
Jose from Jackson on passwords

Anonymous has more to say on passwords

E-MAIL
BOL Team,

SOX compliance is much more reliant on the processes and requirements you place on yourself and then audit against. Ultimately a Google Docs implementation might be non-compliant in one organization and compliant in another. You can be compliant with SOX regulations while using cloud environments.

Russell Johnson
Austin, TX

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Hey Buzz-Crew,

Did a personal un-boxing of my Windows 7 party pack. If you wanted to check out some pictures of the items included here is a link:

Please don’t post the site in the show notes, not sure I have the bandwidth to support the hits.

A bit lower quality than I had hoped, but can’t argue with free. Napkins are bland, balloons are plain, not even Windows 7 branded, somewhat surprising.

-ShaneB in the chatroom

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I listen to BOL every day on my BlackBerry Bold….

Show some respect to the still #1 smartphone on the market. ;-)

Ryan from Vancouver

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Hey Buzz Crew,

I just wanted to point out that the new international Kindle 2 would be launched in over 100 countries. So pretty much everywhere except Canada. Honestly, are we really that hard to deal with? Or is it just that Amazon Canada seems to be permanently caged into it’s infant stage? Either way, if you live in Burundi in Africa, you can have a kindle. If you live in Cambodia, have a Kindle. Canada? No Kindle for you. If Sony wasn’t the evil empire, I would have a Sony Reader by now.

Cheers,
Dion from Vancouver BC

 

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