Buzz Out Loud 1359: There's a Turkish academic born every day (podcast)

Wikileaks uncovers a treasure trove of diplomatic dish that could disrupt not only the political but social fabric of the world. Online spending finally takes off (again), and Homeland Security confirms it's planning to systematically dismantle the structure of the Internet at the behest of private companies. So, that's awesome. Also, the zombie apocalypse is nigh, led by a phalanx of terrifyingly young mice. --Molly

Wikileaks uncovers a treasure trove of diplomatic dish that could disrupt not only the political but social fabric of the world. Online spending finally takes off (again), and Homeland Security confirms it's planning to systematically dismantle the structure of the Internet at the behest of private companies. So, that's awesome. Also, the zombie apocalypse is nigh, led by a phalanx of terrifyingly young mice. --Molly

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EPISODE 1359

NEWS
Comcast Outage Hits Boston, East-coast Cities
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/211786/comcast_outage_hits_boston_eastcoast_cities.html
http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Cloud-Computing/Comcast-Outage-Knocks-East-Coast-Offline-PreCyber-Monday-784666/
http://twitter.com/#!/ComcastWill

Black Friday Boasts $648 Million in U.S. Online Holiday Spending, Up 9 Percent vs. Year Ago
http://comscore.com/Press_Events/Press_Releases/2010/11/Black_Friday_Boasts_648_Million_in_U.S._Online_Holiday_Spending

Cables Obtained by WikiLeaks Shine Light Into Secret Diplomatic Channels
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/29/world/29cables.html?_r=1
Leaked U.S. document links China to Google attack
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9198198/Leaked_U.S._document_links_China_to_Google_attack

Homeland Security confirms it seized 82 IP-infringing domains
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-20023918-93.html
https://resources.govdelivery.com/resources/USDHSICE/domain_names.pdf
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20101128/15545412022/five-questions-homeland-security-concerning-its-online-censorship-campaign.shtml

Pirate Bay appeal falls on deaf ears
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-20023915-93.html?tag=topTechContentWrap;editorPicks

Is Microsoft preparing to compete with Netflix?
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31001_3-20023984-261.html

Google’s "Gold Standard" Search Results Take Big Hit In New York Times Story
http://searchengineland.com/googles-gold-standard-results-take-hit-new-york-times-57081

Can you really see who viewed your Facebook profile? Rogue app spreads virally
http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2010/11/26/can-you-really-see-who-viewed-your-facebook-profile-rogue-application-spreads-virally/

QUICK HITS
Sprint and Clearwire deliver WiMAX to Los Angeles, Ohio, Miami and Washington DC, promises SF on December 28th
http://www.engadget.com/2010/11/29/sprint-and-clearwire-deliver-wimax-to-los-angeles-ohio-miami-a/

Kinect Performing Better Than Expected In Japan
http://www.gamingunion.net/news/kinect-performing-better-than-expected-in-japan–3382.html

AT&T ramps up anti Net neutrality campaign; possible FCC vote next month
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/posttech/2010/11/the_federal_communications_com_6.html

Project brings unofficial apps to Windows Phone 7
http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-20023989-75.html?tag=cnetRiver

George W. Bush to answer live questions at Facebook HQ tomorrow
http://thenextweb.com/facebook/2010/11/28/george-w-bush-to-answer-live-questions-at-facebook-hq-tomorrow/

GADGETS
Kinect Hacked To Play Super Mario Bros.
http://kotaku.com/5700284/kinect-hacked-to-play-super-mario-bros

Battery powered 32-inch HDTV borders on “portable”
http://dvice.com/archives/2010/11/battery-powered.php

SCIENCE NEWS
Age reversed in mice
http://science.slashdot.org/story/10/11/29/0410239/Aging-Reversed-In-Mice

HAPPY ENDING
Cambridge computer IDs most boring day in the world
http://idle.slashdot.org/story/10/11/29/044214/Cambridge-Computer-IDs-Worlds-Most-Boring-Day
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/8160622/Computer-identifies-the-most-boring-day-in-history.html

Email (buzz@cnet.com)

I think one of the more scarier aspects of the Wikileaks’ leaks this weekend is Washington’s response. I was watching the Sunday talk shows, and every congressional leader thought that if new laws were needed to go after Wikileaks that should be pursued. People like Wikileaks are scaring politicians into writing bad laws.

Andrew of Tallahassee

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Hi buzz crew!

Now there’s a way to protest those intrusive TSA X-ray scanners without saying a word.
4th Amendment Metallic ink-printed undershirts and underwear.

http://cargocollective.com/4thamendment

Enjoy!

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This is a TechCrunch story that ya’ll should enjoy. These guys are getting real creative with streaming content. If it does not standup in court then all those apps that let you view your home computer remotely are in trouble.
Cody
Tennessee
http://techcrunch.com/2010/11/24/zediva/

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After all the complaints about the iOS 4.2 screen-orientation-to-mute-button switch off, I immediately thought of you guys when I saw this article. Enjoy.

http://lifehacker.com/5699574/lock-your-ipads-screen-orientation-in-ios-42

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I’m sure a billion people have sent this, but I wanted to pass this along for two very important reasons, (a) i love you guys and your show, and am happy to make you happy (b) if you don’t stop whining about the things you dislike about your FIVE HUNDRED PLUS DOLLAR TOY that those of us without jobs or that kind of disposable income can afford, I might cry. Of course, if you want to give me one, I’ll join you in whining about whatever is wrong with it. =)

Tim

http://iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=12970

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