BOL 1081: Rafe's last day on Comcast

Rafe wonders what could possibly go wrong with Comcast monitoring its users to protect them from malware. In the process, Rafe makes a few comments that have us wondering whether he'll return home to any Internet access at all.

Rafe wonders what could possibly go wrong with Comcast monitoring its users to protect them from malware. In the process, Rafe makes a few comments that have us wondering whether he'll return home to any Internet service at all. Barnes and Noble is rumored to be rolling out an Android e-book reader, while Steve Ballmer claims that the PC is the best e-book reader.

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EPISODE 1081

B&N e-book reader reportedly in the works
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-10371468-93.html

PCs are best for e-reading, Microsoft’s Ballmer says
http://www.reuters.com/article/ousivMolt/idUSTRE5974OZ20091008

Snow Leopard bug threatens user data, according to reports
http://www.9to5mac.com/snow_leopards_eat_users
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13727_7-10356505-263.html

Report: AT&T waits 17 months to break even with iPhones
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-10371785-37.html

DRAM study turns assumptions about errors upside down
http://arstechnica.com/business/news/2009/10/dram-study-turns-assumptions-about-errors-upside-down.ars
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-10370026-264.html

New ways to try and buy Microsoft Office 2010
http://blogs.technet.com/office2010/archive/2009/10/07/new-ways-to-try-and-buy-microsoft-office-2010.aspx
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-10371817-56.html

Comcast’s war on infected PCs (or all customers)
http://it.slashdot.org/story/09/10/08/2022211/Comcasts-War-On-Infected-PCs-Or-All-Customers
http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-10370996-245.html

Comcast set to launch ‘HomePoint’
http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/Comcast-Set-To-Launch-HomePoint-104907

Pressure-sensitive keyboard? Let the fun begin
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10371215-1.html
http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/09/10/08/2152239/Contest-Winners-Show-Potential-For-Pressure-Sensitive-Keyboard

Penny-size nuclear batteries developed
http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/09/10/09/1243245/Penny-Sized-Nuclear-Batteries-Developed

VOICE MAIL
Tommy in Kingston: The password book

E-MAIL
Moon 1, NASA 0:
So, I get up at O-Dark-Hundred to watch the greatest space collision since Shoemaker-Levy 9.

5-4-3-2-1 Impact! … Impact?

Watching the stunned NASA commentators, one of whom says “I Don’t know what we just saw.”…

PRICELESS!

Rob from Sedona

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Hi Buzzfolk,

I beg to differ with the slow Windows 7 boot times story you reported on in Episode 1080. I have run a script (on the RTM 32-bit version) that measures the time, from shutdown to usable desktop, multiple times and consistently get a time of 54 seconds, which does jive with the times your lab got in their testing, but not what Lolo Technologies achieved in theirs.

I think the bigger story here is why is Lolo getting slower times?

I’m not saying it’s because they sell PC tune-up software and may have a conflict of interest, I’m just sayin`…..

Thanks! Love the show.
Satchmo
Seriously, I love you. <3

 

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