Buzz Out Loud 748: At play in the Web of Misery

Somehow today's show suddenly turned into a poetry slam, replete with economic gloom, the devastating hackery of coffee pots, and the slow creep of a fox on fire.

Somehow today's show suddenly turned into a poetry slam, replete with economic gloom, the devastating hackery of coffee pots, and the slow creep of a fox on fire. All right, that's about enough of that annoying crap. In other news that may or may not be news, a new study finds that folks who are enthusiastic about technology may also be enthusiastically jerky.
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EPISODE 748

Flickr co-founders depart Yahoo
http://news.cnet.com/8301-10784_3-9971209-7.html

Statistics show Firefox 3 spreading fast
http://news.cnet.com/8301-10784_3-9971672-7.html
http://mashable.com/2008/06/18/firefox-record/

Firefox 3: Power User’s Guide to Firefox 3 (Thanks royterp!)
http://lifehacker.com/396312/power-users-guide-to-firefox-3

Conde Nast’s Reddit goes open source
http://www.webware.com/8301-1_109-9971150-2.html

VoIP providers to get full 911 access with bill’s passage
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080618-voip-providers-to-get-full-911-access-with-bills-passage.html

All your coffee are belong to us
http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/06/17/1941200

Can Web predict economic gloom?
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7459055.stm

An Apple exodus due to low salaries?
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13505_3-9971571-16.html

Like gadgets? You're probably an arrogant
http://www.crunchgear.com/2008/06/18/like-gadgets-youre-probably-an-arrogant-prick/

‘Red Paperclip’ guy ready to trade his house
http://blog.wired.com/underwire/2008/06/red-paperclip-g.html

VOICE MAIL

Mike
T-Mobile told me not to get a new phone yet.

E-MAIL

Mail Order Monsters was AWESOME! Only Archon and M.U.L.E. come close to the fun quotient offered by MOM. I may actually get Spore just because of this. I need to check out the video, but Jason, that is a tremendous geek culture callback. Anyone know of a Windows or Mac emulator for any of those games?

Favorably disposed toward the show,

--Jomichael


Following up on Doug’s voice mail yesterday, the HUGE problem right now is that the Liberals (the opposition and equivalent to the Democrats in Canada ) don’t want to force an election. And if they openly oppose the bill, they could force an election and then lose. So unless something miraculous happens, Canada appears headed into the copyright dark ages.
--Nathaniel
Nova Scotia,
Canada


Hello BOL, I finally got around to installing Firefox 3. I actually installed it on an old laptop that I have laying around that I am having to use. Even though it only has 128MB of RAM while running XP, Firefox 3 is fast! Gmail is responsive: it doesn’t freeze up like Firefox 3 Beta.

Oh yeah, and CNET TV loads without crashing the browser, it displays properly, and the videos play with only a few audio hiccups (probably because of the weird peak in CPU usage). And the amazing part? It does all of this (including rendering flash-heavy CNET TV) with just over 48MB of RAM!

--Tony


It is just after midnight and I am driving south on I-75 from Atlanta. I loaded up the iPod with podcasts for the trip, including the two most recent BOLs. After listening to No. 747 my mind started wandering a bit and I drove on in silence,. Then about 7 minutes later, the sound of the theme music startled me so badly I nearly drove off the road.

On the positive side, I am awake now. This adrenaline rush should last until Tifton or Valdosta.

Love the show,
--The Anonymous Musician.

 

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