Buzz Out Loud 776: The Dark Knight kills the Godfather

The wisdom of the crowds turns out to be simple mob rule, as 'Dark Knight' fans not only mod up their new favorite movie but start modding down 'The Godfather' on IMDB. Also, we do a probably wildly inaccurate (but, we think, hilarious) T. Boone Pickens i

The wisdom of the crowds turns out to be simple mob rule, as Dark Knight fans not only mod up their new favorite movie but start modding down The Godfather on IMDB. Also, we do a probably wildly inaccurate (but, we think, hilarious) T. Boone Pickens impression because plain old financial stories are just not interesting enough. Oh, and Scrabulous is now gone from Facebook. So, you know, get back to work.
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Episode 776

Yahoo says DRM issue overblown by media, but will offer refunds
http://www.betanews.com/article/Yahoo_says_DRM_issue_overblown_by_media_but_will_offer_refunds/1217287551

Microsoft goes live with Mojave videos
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-10001331-56.html
http://www.engadget.com/2008/07/29/mojave-experiment-goes-live-doesnt-fail-to-annoy/

Dell hints it’s working on smartphone
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10000833-1.html

T. Boone Pickens dumps Yahoo stake
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-10001380-93.html

‘Scrabulous’ disappears from Facebook
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13577_3-10001319-36.html
Dave from Dallas has started a scrabble boycott group. You can find it by searching for “Scrabble Boycott” in the groups application.

When the ‘wisdom of crowds’ turns on itself: IMDB edition
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-10000650-2.html

Why the Olympics Scare Tech Pros
http://blogs.wsj.com/biztech/2008/07/28/why-the-olympics-scare-tech-pros/

‘New car smell’ becoming less toxic, report says
http://news.cnet.com/8301-11128_3-10001060-54.html

Voice Mail

John Southern Illinois
About that Internet in space effort.

Mike Sherman Oaks
Trying out driving 65.

Jason Marietta
Thoughts on the Cuil name.

E-mail

Hey, guys!

So perhaps Steve & Co. (otherwise known as Apple, Inc.) didn’t learn their lesson the first time around. You guys remember the whole pushed-Safari debacle, right? Well, as it turns out, Apple has now pushed a MobileMe preference pane onto unsuspecting Windows users via iTunes 7.7!

Wait, what?? That’s right, they did it again! Those people just… ugh. Here’s the link to the Ars story:
http://www.electronista.com/articles/08/07/18/apple.puts.mobileme.on.win/

J-2

**********

Hey, Tom, Molly, and Jason

I found who the old lady is. A simple Google Image Search for Molly Wood and getting to page 7, I find her. Her name is Molly Wood. Below you’ll find more info. For Tom I found the pic's origin; Cuil got that picture from Google--click on the link. BTW here's the guys e-mail [REDACTED] he works for a car company. All this from a Google search. Amazing. I tried cuiling Jason but Cuil was down when I wrote this e-mail--darn. Love the show.

P.S. I mentioned the links in the chat room but was ignored :(

Leo S.

Link to Tom’s mystery man
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.ocwelchsavannah.com/images/staff/TomMerritt.JPG&imgrefurl=http://www.ocwelchsavannah.com/ourstaff.shtml&h=113&w=150&sz=4&hl=en&start=74&sig2=Bnrt_pe3W_QlKm-l-Psi7Q&um=1&tbnid=mQGy19jW4l0QXM:&tbnh=72&tbnw=96&ei=GhOOSOWxG5euoQSWsKDIDg&prev=/images%3Fq%3DTom%2BMerritt%26start%3D72%26ndsp%3D18%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26sa%3DN

Link to article (Molly)
http://washburnlaw.edu/news/2005/

Link to image (Molly)
http://washburnlaw.edu/news/2005/2005-03flss-wood.jpg

 

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