Buzz Out Loud 1472: The Internet and the end of snow days (Podcast)

On today's show, Eric Schmidt appears to spout off wildly about fighting anti-piracy laws to the death, but frankly, we kind of agree. Also, LinkedIn's IPO goes bonkers, Apple is close to signing all the necessary music labels to its hoped-for Amazon and Google killer, Kindle e-books outsell all print books on Amazon, and it turns out that Apple love really is a religion. So much so that its devotees literally refuse to believe there could be malware on their Macs. Guys, it's happening. Believe. --Molly

On today's show, Eric Schmidt appears to spout off wildly about fighting anti-piracy laws to the death, but frankly, we kind of agree. Also, LinkedIn's IPO goes bonkers, Apple is close to signing all the necessary music labels to its hoped-for Amazon and Google killer, Kindle e-books outsell all print books on Amazon, and it turns out that Apple love really is a religion. So much so that its devotees literally refuse to believe there could be malware on their Macs. Guys, it's happening. Believe. --Molly

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EPISODE 1472

NEWS

Google vows to fight antipiracy bill even if passed
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31001_3-20063963-261.html#ixzz1MjXDcLqV
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20110518/11311114322/google-points-out-that-protect-ip-would-be-disastrous-precedent-free-speech.shtml

Top 10: The Quotable Eric Schmidt
http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2011/01/21/top-10-the-quotable-eric-schmidt/

Google Says It Won't Obey Content Theft Laws?
http://blog.mpaa.org/BlogOS/post/2011/05/18/Google-Says-It-Won%E2%80%99t-Obey-Content-Theft-Laws.aspx

Apple signs EMI, cloud-music deals nearly done
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31001_3-20064155-261.html

LinkedIn IPO Shares Pop 84 Percent On First Trade, Opens At $83 Per Share
http://techcrunch.com/2011/05/19/linkedin-ipo-shares-pop-84-percent-on-first-trade/

Sony says no hack on PSN password reset; exploit that was fixed
http://blog.us.playstation.com/2011/05/18/update-on-psn-password-reset-process/

Apple support forums confirm malware explosion
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/crying-wolf-apple-support-forums-confirm-malware-explosion/3351

Amazon: Kindle books outselling all print books
http://news.cnet.com/amazon-kindle-books-outselling-all-print-books/8301-17938_105-20064302-1.html

The truth about the latest Android security scare
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/burnette/the-truth-about-the-latest-google-android-security-scare-updated/2270

Quick Hits

Apple Retail Stores tenth anniversary
http://www.macworld.com/article/159829/2011/05/applestore10.html

Angry Birds for Windows Phone 7 delayed http://news.cnet.com/8301-31021_3-20064019-260.html

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 pre-orders start at $499.99
http://www.bgr.com/2011/05/18/samsung-galaxy-tab-10-1-pre-orders-start-at-499-99/

Science News

Apple causes 'religious' reaction in brains of fans, say neuroscientists
http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/apple-causes-religious-reaction-in-brains-of-fans-say-neuroscientists/

Happy Ending

Could the Internet spell the end of snow days?
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-05-internet-days.html

EMAILS

Hi,

In reference to the call about avoiding addicting games, I also avoid MMOs at all costs. I love to game and I know if I started a MMO my children would starve.

Love the Show
Sharon
Guelph, Ontario, Canada

PS I don’t believe Molly should be given a hard time about the Survivor spoiler. She mentioned it 12 hours after the fact. If people don’t want spoilers don’t go online, read a newspaper and at all costs avoid the water cooler at the office!!

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Hey Buzz Crew,

On episode 1471, Molly asked “”What are you downloading anymore?”", so I thought I would give you my list of essential software that needs to be downloaded.
7-zip
Flash
Audacity
CutePDF Writer
Dropbox
Filezilla
Foxit Reader
Chrome or Firefox
Handbrake
ImgBurn
iTunes
Java
KeePass
Skype
VLC Media Player
uTorrent (for Linux distros I swear!)
Love the show!
Jody Gristwood

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hi buzz crew

just email in about molly question as to what are people are downloading hear are just a few things that i must have installed to work on my computer and this is by no means a comprehensive list

vlc- watch videos
dvix – player stream hd to xbox
audacity – recording podcast
itunes – odvious
games – (including steam)
microsoft office – work
cclearner – keep windows working
spotify – music
skype – podcasting
fraps – recording games
syngergy – runing one keboard to multiple
chromo – web
CPU-Z
GPU-Z
HW32
3dmarks11
Winrar

Love the show

this is the reason that people get virus so much
Adam Wadsworth

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Hey BOL,

I live in Tokyo, and No, its not a golden turd… its a golden cloud, or beer foam on top of the Asahi beer hall, which is supposed to look like a glass of stout.

Check out the Wiki.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asahi_Beer_Hall

But yeah, they do have charms to hang off your cell phone that is a golden poop.

Ray in Japan

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