Buzz Out Loud 1481: Worms in spaaaaace! (Podcast)

On today's show, "worms from hell" a mile or more underground. We get a look at Windows 8 and we dig it, a lot. Google says a Chinese hacker got into hundreds of Gmail accounts, which China (not surprisingly) denies. Plus, Molly gets a new boyfriend to take to the bunker (which gets grilled cheese sandwiches in addition to its chicken and Gaga), and we get schooled on matters of space shuttle transportation.

On today's show, "worms from hell" a mile or more underground. We get a look at Windows 8 and we dig it, a lot. Google says a Chinese hacker got into hundreds of Gmail accounts, which China (not surprisingly) denies. Plus, Molly gets a new boyfriend to take to the bunker (which gets grilled cheese sandwiches in addition to its chicken and Gaga), and we get schooled on matters of space shuttle transportation.

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EPISODE 1481

NEWS

Exclusive: Making Sense of Our First Look at Windows 8
http://allthingsd.com/20110601/exclusive-making-sense-of-what-we-just-learned-about-windows-8/

Windows 8 gets demo’d at D9

Google: Hundreds of Gmail accounts hacked, including some senior U.S. government officials
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-tech/post/google-hundreds-of-gmail-accounts-hacked-including-some-senior-us-government-officials/2011/06/01/AGgASgGH_blog.html

China says it’s a “fabrication”
http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/china-rejects-google-allegation-of-massive-hacking-breach-as-fabrication/2011/06/02/AGMdsEHH_story.html

HP Might License webOS, Says CEO
http://allthingsd.com/20110601/hp-will-license-webos-says-ceo/
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2011/06/hp-plans-to-license-webos-to-other-companies-manufacturers.ars

Twitter launches own photo-sharing service
http://news.cnet.com/8301-19882_3-20067997-250.html?tag=topStories2
http://blog.twitter.com/2011/06/searchphotos.html
http://twitter.com/#!/download/firefox/

13% of Online Americans Use Twitter [STATS]
http://mashable.com/2011/06/01/twitter-pew-study/

Share Your Netflix Password, Go to Jail?
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2386316,00.asp
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13506_3-20068233-17.html?tag=twitter

Embed a Video, Go To Jail?
http://yro.slashdot.org/story/11/06/02/1211245/Embed-a-Video-Go-To-Jail

Quick Hits

PlayStation Store is Available and Updated Now
http://blog.us.playstation.com/2011/06/01/playstation-store-is-available-and-updated-now/

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 arrives on June 8 with Honeycomb 3.1
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2011/06/samsung-galaxy-tab-101-preorders-new-york-launch-coming-on-june-8samsung-galaxy-tab-101-arrives-on-june-8-with-honeycomb-31.ars

Comcast to offer identity fraud protection service
http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-20068128-245.html?tag=cnetRiver

Science News

Worms From Hell’ Unearth Possibilities For Extraterrestrial Life
http://science.slashdot.org/story/11/06/02/1246240/Worms-From-Hell-Unearth-Possibilities-For-Extraterrestrial-Life

Happy Ending

How Powerful is Twitter? Well, Shaq Just Tweeted His Retirement

Man Ordered To Tweet 100 Times For Defamation
http://idle.slashdot.org/story/11/06/02/1239218/Man-Ordered-To-Tweet-100-Times-For-Defamation

New App Lets Unborn Babies Choose Their Own Names (Wait, Seriously?)
http://techland.time.com/2011/05/31/new-app-lets-unborn-babies-choose-their-own-names-wait-seriously/

Flip creator’s new start-up: Grilled cheese meets iPhone
http://news.cnet.com/8301-19882_3-20067987-250.html

iPhone Cancer Commercial Emailed o us by Eden Rohner
http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/766a6d7e56/iphone-no-cancer-commercial?utm_campaign=newsletter20110602&utm_content=advertvid&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_term=fd

VOICEMAIL

Mike from Maryland talks about airplane mode

Royal from Brooklyn can help Molly get her stolen items back

EMAILS

Hi Buzztown,

On yesterdays episode you were teasing Steven about the radiation coming from the large display behind him in the room.

Viewers and listeners should know that plasma displays give off very small radiation compared to CRT displays, and LCD’s have none.

http://asia.cnet.com/ask/plasma-tv-radiation-61994092.htm
http://askville.amazon.com/LCD-plasma-monitors-product-radiation-standard-CRTs-tube-TVs/AnswerViewer.do?requestId=194350

The only radiation in that room is the extra sunshine that you all bring to each and every podcast.

Love the show,

Henry C.
Livonia MI

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Some Specualtion on AT&T ……. Hey Buzzards,
I’m not normally the tip giving person, but wanted to give you a piece of info I recently heard from an ATnT VP. In the coming days they will be releasing a cloud based service similar to that of amazon and google’s recent music clouds, with the ability to upload music and then re stream it at anytime to your cell phone. I wish I had more details for you, but it was a relatively short conversation.

Dr. Rick – NY

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Hey Brian,

I was just watching BOL episode 1480 and I heard your comment regarding the transporting the Endeavour to California. You said that the shuttle would probably be carried out on flatbed trailer over the interstate highway, which would probably attract a lot of attention. Clearly you have not followed the shuttle program very closely over the years, or you would know that this is most likely not the actual method of transport. Over the course of the shuttle program there has always been two locations available for the shuttles to land. One location is in Florida at the space center near where the shuttle launches and the other is a site in California for use when the conditions in Florida are not favorable for a safe landing and there is not enough time to delay the landing. In the case of a California landing (which has occurred several times), the shuttle is returned to Florida by putting it on top of a specially equipped Boeing 747 and flown there. In all likelihood, the same proceedure will be followed in transporting the shuttle Endeavour to its retirement home in California. Unless you have a set of high powered binoculars or a telescope, you will not see the shuttle being transported to it’s new location. As a longtime follower of the space program, the innacuracy of your comment jumped out at me and I felt the need to correct you not as a way of making you feel bad, but as a means of providing you with a learning experience. I am always willing to learn something new, and I hope you are too. Keep up the good work.

Sincerely,

Dave

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