Buzz Out Loud 781: Cablevision born again!

OK, we mean it's 'reborn,' thanks to a U.S. Court of Appeals, which reversed charges that Cablevision's remote-storage DVR violates all kinds of copyright laws. But 'born again' has some nice drama to it.

OK, we mean it's 'reborn,' thanks to a U.S. Court of Appeals, which reversed charges that Cablevision's remote-storage DVR violates all kinds of copyright laws. But 'born again' has some nice drama to it. But "born again" has some nice drama to it. In other news of the day, Steve Jobs admits Apple seriously biffed the MobileMe launch, and it's a pretty good internal memo, at that. In downer Apple news, no Black Hat security panel for you. Oh, and Friendster is back! With venture capital!
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EPISODE 781

Episode 781

Cablevision wins DVR appeal
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-10006580-93.html

Apple’s Jobs says oops on MobileMe launch
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-10006873-93.html?tag=newsLatestHeadlinesArea.0
http://arstechnica.com/journals/apple.ars/2008/08/04/steve-jobs-mobileme-not-up-to-apples-standards

Google backs ISP-guaranteed minimum data rates
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080804-google-backs-isp-guaranteed-minimum-data-rates.html

YouTube strikes online olympics deal
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121785204839309715.html?mod=2_1571_topbox

Apple bails on Black Hat talk
http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9111398&source=rss_topic17

FISA and border searches of laptops
http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/08/05/0040200&from=rss

Hi-tech criminals target Twitter
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7543014.stm

Friendster gets $20 million, ex-Googler as CEO
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13577_3-10006743-36.html

MIT team working on a $12 Apple (II) desktop
http://news.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/08/05/1335200&from=rss

Craigslist prankster sued, argues DMCA abuse
http://yro.slashdot.org/yro/08/08/05/1351217.shtml

VOICEMAIL

Grahame NY
Follow up on gift card situation.

Shane Las Vegas
Iphone Bricking.

E-MAIL

Hello TMJ,
I heard with great delight (ep 780) that Intel will be manufacturing
discrete graphics chips.

To the mainstream world this isn’t big news, but for us Linux geeks
it’s a breakthrough.

Nvidia and ATI both refuse to open the code to their graphics drivers
(apparently there are trade secrets in the code that would give
competitive advantage). Drivers can’t legally be shipped with most
Linux distributions, and the free versions are poor. This is a big
barrier, because most people want to use graphics on their computers.
:)

Intel has always been a favorite because they are completely open with
respect to their video chips. The chips aren’t great, but at least you
can get free drivers. Being able to get Intel video cards is a huge
win for the Linux community.

Hope this helps explain the whole situation.

LOVE THE SHOWWW!!!!!!!

Jeff Ratliff

Hiya Molly, Tom, and Jason,

Just to clarify, the majority of us Aussie's do get sick leave, however many companies do require a doctor's certificate in order to be able to claim a day off as sick leave instead of taking a day out of our usual annual leave (holiday leave). The company I work for requires a medical certificate for two or more consecutive days of sick leave, but not for a single day, unless that day is a Friday or a Monday, no chuckin a sickie for a long weekend.

And...Google Streetview launched here in Australia today(or at least recently, I think), and so far I have heard the following comments;
* I can't believe they drove into the driveway of my son's school and took photos. There's the gate of the school, these pictures were taken from inside the school!

* That's definitely Pat (my colleague's wife) trimming the hedge...I'd know that bum anywhere.

* I CAN SEE MY HOUSE FROM HERE.

LTS

Tony
Melbourne, Australia

 

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