Buzz Out Loud 757: Vista: it's not Stalin

Big thanks to one of our callers today who offers some much-needed perspective on Vista and...well, everything, really. Also, Netflix saves the profiles (yay!) and AT&T releases details on iPhone 3G pricing (ouch if you don't get a contract).

Big thanks to one of our callers today who offers some much-needed perspective on Vista and...well, everything, really. Also, Netflix saves the profiles (yay!), AT&T releases details on iPhone 3G pricing (ouch if you don't get a contract), and Fiji objects to other things named "Fiji." Just like how we object to other things named "Buzz."


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Episode 757

Happy Canada Day!

Netflix issues mulligan on profiles, won’t eliminate the feature
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13577_3-9980993-36.html
http://blog.netflix.com/2008/06/profiles-feature-not-going-away.html

AT&T releases iPhone 3G pricing details
http://news.cnet.com/8301-10784_3-9981676-7.html

McAfee study takes surfers to depths of spam
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/07/01/MNFH11HHOU.DTL

On the road: New bag helps laptop pass airport security
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/01/business/01road.html

Official Google Blog: Google learns to crawl Flash
http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/06/google-learns-to-crawl-flash.html

Netvibes gets all Digg-like with buzz
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/30/AR2008063001658.html

Fiji not happy with Microsoft’s ‘Fiji’
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-9981427-56.html

AOL rate increase maybe not as dumb as it looks
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-9980905-93.html

Sprint may be making a comeback
http://news.cnet.com/8301-10784_3-9981044-7.html

Roundest object in the world created
http://science.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/07/01/1230203

Voice mail

Tim Portland
How is Sony different from Apple?

Max from Fresno
Wanna complain about something? How about this>?

E-mail

I really didnt care about WiMax untill it was deployed in Jackson Hole, Wyoming today. My sister is up there and I go up also occasionally. Do you need extra equipment to get WiMax? Is it like a payed subscription? What is so special about it other than it covers a large area? Are the data speeds good?

Thanks,
Brandon

http://www.engadget.com/2008/07/01/first-us-wimax-deployment-goes-live-in-jackson-hole-wyoming/

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Hey Buzz crew,

A new CMU paper analyzed failure data from supercomputers at Los Alamos from 1995-2005, and found that supercomputers aren’t getting more or less reliable, just faster.
http://blogs.zdnet.com/storage/?p=339

This pretty much matches my experience (it should, I helped collect some of that raw data). The new system is actually just as big, complicated, and unreliable as its predecessor, it can just do more. And it doesn’t help that places like LANL often adopt so early we end up debugging flaws in brand new hardware (Alpha and Opteron processor flaws, decaying memory, bad power supplies, just to name a few). It’s proved very useful to have a statistically significant sample a product’s entire production run in just one room.

At least it’s job security….

Love the show,
Mark the supercomputer repairman

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Hi JaMoTo,

I stumbled across this link in my morning news. It’s a long article,
but basically it boils down to saying the exact opposite of what you
have been saying over the past year (or longer) about how all current
cable subscribers will be safe during the analog to digital switch
over. I just wanted to pass this along so that the wise ones (uh,
that’s you guys) may rant and educate.

http://redtape.msnbc.com/2008/07/the-other-digit.html#posts

Thanks, Love the Show
Saul
Gilbert, AZ

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Hello Tom, Molly, and Jason,

In episode 756, you talked about Sony releasing movies to Bravia TV before coming out on DVD. Molly, I agree with you on how it would not be nice if other studios/tv companies started making own deals and later on ends up being that x tv manufacture will have x movie studio only. But, I think we should welcome this feature from Sony and hope other TV/movie studios will look into this idea and start rolling out their own which we later hope be standardized on this new delivery method directly to the TV and that all TVs will be able to receive.

Thanks to people that were posting John Stewart’s Daily Show and Stephen Colbert’s Colbert Report on the YouTube which forced the TV industries to start streaming on their sites and later came in out with Hulu.com

LTSKUTGW

Twitter\tenzintsewang
Santa Fe, New Mexico

 

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