Buzz Out Loud 708: Meat Parade

Mii parades, Sony Home, and growing new limbs. Slow news days make for the best shows of all.

Mii parades, Sony Home, and growing new limbs. Slow news days make for the best shows of all. Oh, and FCC Chairman Kevin Martin says evidence points to widespread Internet blocking, Netflix's CEO says the company will charge a slight premium for Blu-Ray Discs, and Stephen Hawking says primitive alien life is either likely, or rampant on Earth.
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EPISODE 708

FCC’s Martin: Comcast blocking was widespread
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/144942/fccs_martin_comcast_blocking_was_widespread.html

Microsoft XP SP 3 coming April 29
http://www.news.com/8301-13860_3-9924500-56.html
http://www.news.com/8301-10789_3-9924689-57.html

Sony BMG joins Nokia’s unlimited music service
http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9925046-7.html

Sony to delay Home online service for PS3 again
http://www.reuters.com/article/internetNews/idUST31089720080422

Big week in Microsoft-Yahoo battle
http://www.news.com/8301-13860_3-9924976-56.html

Netflix CEO: Will charge ‘premium’ for Blu-ray Discs
http://www.marketwatch.com/News/Story/netflix-ceo-charge-premium-blu-ray/story.aspx

And the Webware 100 Winners are…
http://www.webware.com/8301-1_109-9921741-2.html

The military plans to regrow body parts
http://tech.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/04/22/0133208

Stephen Hawking: Primitive alien life likely
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080421/ap_on_sc/stephen_hawking_3

VOICE MAIL

Michael Hong Kong
Talking smack at a young age.

Joe Westside
How do I get Geek Pop in my TiVo.

Anonymous
Here’s a thought.

E-MAIL

708 is special

Dear Buzzers out loud,

I noticed that episode 708 is coming up next. This is special because if you type “708″ into a calculator and turn it upside down, it spells "BOL." You can also try typing in 710.77345

http://img410.imageshack.us/img410/7527/calc708upsidedownnw9.jpg

--Stephen Hart, Canada


Skype correction

Well actually,

The article from Reuters said, “Internet calling company Skype said on Monday that it would offer an unlimited long-distance calling service for customers who want to reach friends and family without computers or Internet access.”

This means that the receiving party of the call need not have Internet access or a computer. The calling party must still use a computer (or Skype handset) to initiate the call.

Love the Show!

--Daniel Smith


Vudu becomes more than just a set-top box

Good morning ToMoJa!

I don’t know if you’ve heard this, or if you care, but the Vudu box is about to become a multiroom video distribution server.

http://www.cepro.com/article/vudu_netstreams_deliver_multiroom_video_distribution?utm_source=CEPWeekly&utm_medium=email

--Rick


Windows release patterns

Releasing Windows 7 instead of fixing Vista takes Microsoft down an interesting road. They will just teach folks to skip every other generation. Microsoft would have to start planning a bum version of windows for folks to skip while waiting on the real upgrade.

98, Keep.
ME, Skip
XP, Keep
Vista, Skip
7, Keep

Leapfrog anyone?
--Mark P. Snyder, PE (RK in the forums)

 

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