Buzz Out Loud 751: No big black hole deal

Black holes from the Large Hadron Collider? No worries. Mac OS X Trojan in the wild? Minor worries. Total top-level domain overhaul? Worries deferred until we see it in action.

Black holes from the Large Hadron Collider? No worries. Mac OS X Trojan in the wild? Minor worries. Total top-level domain overhaul? Worries deferred until we see it in action. EFF attacks the entire foundation for the RIAA's lawsuits against alleged pirates and specifically their troublesome "making available" claim? RIAA shouldn't worry, even though we wish they would.
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EPISODE 751

Why the LHC Won’t Destroy the World
http://news.slashdot.org/news/08/06/23/134251.shtml

Mac OS X Trojan reported in the wild
http://news.cnet.com/8301-10789_3-9973703-57.html
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/06/23/mac_trojan/

The race is on: Get your own Internet domain
http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/06/22/business/net23.php
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7468855.stm

Atari goes after site after it posts negative, early review
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080623-atari-goes-after-site-after-it-posts-negative-early-review.html
http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/06/22/1855204

Report: No Android until fourth quarter
http://news.cnet.com/8301-10784_3-9974871-7.html
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121418837707895947.html

EFF attacks foundation of entire RIAA lawsuit campaign
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080622-eff-attacks-foundation-of-riaa-lawsuit-campaign.html

Obama, McCain debate via Twitter: How to follow along*
http://www.alleyinsider.com/2008/6/presidential_debates_come_to_twitter_how_to_follow_along
http://news.cnet.com/8301-10784_3-9974634-7.html

ABC’s New video deal: Why Veoh and why now?
http://www.alleyinsider.com/2008/6/abc_s_new_video_deal_why_veoh_and_why_now_

Voice mail

Dave
Sync your bookmarks in Firefox 3.

Isaac
Not the bartender for Love Boat.

E-mail

Hey, Buzz crew,

In episode 748 you had a discussion about VoIP 911. Depending on what area you are in, a VoIP call may route to a larger PSAP (Public Safety Answering Point), but usually they will route to the correct PSAP but may come in on an administrative line, not the normal emergency lines. Since they are administrative lines, they do not get the same priority as emergency lines. The other confusion was around E911, which enables the PSAP to view ANI/ALI (Automatic Number Identification/Automatic Location Information). Again, depending on the area and if you have a nomadic or static TN you may or may not get ALI information. All this means that VoIP is still not as good as a POTS line for 911 (wireless is not as good, either). However, as long as you can give them your location you would be OK. In a lot of areas you can still call 911 from a landline even if you do not have service. Of course, check with your telco before assuming this is true in your area. For wireless, you can always call 911 regardless if your service is active or not (so keep a phone with a car charger in your glove box).

One last note; it is perfectly reasonable for people to do a test call to make sure their ANI/ALI is displaying correctly regardless of what phone service you have. Try and do this when the PSAP is not busy (Sunday mornings are good). When they answer, tell them it’s not an emergency, that you are doing a test call.

Insert “love the show” computer voice.

~Mike in Colorado

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Hey, buzzers,

I saw this link on Delicious and thought to share with you guys: http://www.yahoorezinr.com/
Now everyone can resign from Yahoo more easily! Even the ones who happens to be not employed by that nearly dead company, like myself.

And what’s the best part? When you click submit, it uses the a href=mailto: link format to open a new message using your default e-mail client and puts ‘jerryyang@yahoo.com’ in the ‘To’ field. Awesome! There’s a few f-bombs in there, but hey, that’s part of the fun.

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Hey, Buzz Crew. Long time no talk.

I was signing up for mymilemarker.com (a service that helps you keep
track of your gas milage), and came across the shortest and clearest
User Agreement I’ve ever seen. Had to share.

http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/image.php?6a2f1ebe3e.jpg

Love the show…etc., etc. :)

–Jonathan in Knoxville

 

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