Buzz Out Loud 755: Issues of men and womthem

Thorny gender issues arise on Facebook, Bill Gates takes his leave, Sony announces movie downloads without any movies but their own, and anyone in North Carolina who's offended by their own, inadvertently rude "WTF" license plate can get it replaced at no

Thorny gender issues arise on Facebook, Bill Gates takes his leave, Sony announces movie downloads without any movies but their own, and anyone in North Carolina who's offended by their own, inadvertently rude "WTF" license plate can get it replaced at no cost. But we say: drive it with pride!
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EPISODE 755

For Bill Gates, the next phase begins
http://news.cnet.com/For-Bill-Gates%2C-the-next-phase-begins/2009-1014_3-6242476.html

Sony yet to sign PSN movie download deals
http://www.next-gen.biz/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=11133&Itemid=2

Survey: 8 in 10 businesses now using Macs
http://www.infoworld.com/article/08/06/26/8_in_10_businesses_now_using_Macs_1.html

Google enters the PC to TV arena
http://www.last100.com/2008/06/27/google-enters-the-pc-to-tv-arena/

Microsoft to buy semantic search engine Powerset for $100M plus
http://venturebeat.com/2008/06/26/microsoft-to-buy-semantic-search-engine-powerset-for-100m-plus/

Facebook ‘gender policy’ has grammar in mind
http://www.webware.com/8301-1_109-9978875-2.html

WTF? North Carolina offers to replace 10,000 license plates
http://idle.slashdot.org/idle/08/06/26/1730242.shtml

Dual-display e-book concept mimics reading, makes complete sense
http://www.engadget.com/2008/06/26/dual-display-e-book-concept-mimicks-reading-makes-complete-sens/

Martian soil ‘could support life’
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7477310.stm

ConnectU founders score spots on U.S. Olympic rowing team
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13577_3-9978934-36.html

Scientific American: 5 3D printers
http://www.boingboing.net/2008/06/26/scientific-american.html

VOICE MAIL

Gabriel
Take that radio.

Ben
Tip for the Awesome bar.

E-MAIL

Molly, Tom, and Jason,
OK, business uses kill switch and turns off my cousin’s phone and he misses the phone call that says they have a heart for him.

Love the show,
--Kimberly


Hiya Buzz Crew,

Maybe it’s just me, but I often end up typing .ocm rather than .com when entering URLs into my browser. I can’t wait until someone actually sets up the .ocm tld and typo-squats the entire .com domain at once. Thanks, ICANN!

--Dan
Houston, Texas


The debate between us (the users) and institutions such as the RIAA, cell phone providers, software makers (ah, might as well add government surveillance to that list) is the struggle between freedom and control. They want us to behave a certain way--but we don't. So instead of listening and adapting their product or service to how we want to use it and what value place on something, they enact rules and barriers.

The dispute between users and such institutions on the use of technology is our generation's battlefield. Technology has exposed the fundamental differences in how we choose to live our lives, what ideas are supreme, and the tyranny we must fight. Throughout history, societies based on control do not survive. The restrictions on our freedom for a hypothetical good have put the U.S. on the path of becoming Rome.

Thank you for speaking out with outrage. Please urge your listeners to act.

--Kim
Annapolis, Md.

 

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