Buzz Out Loud 825: Go toward the light...It's got Wi-Fi!

Apologies in advance for the slightly dirty word toward the end of the show. Now you'll all listen, won't you? In other news, Ford wants to make sure your kids don't speed, that they wear their seat belts, and that they intensely hate your guts.

Apologies in advance for the slightly dirty word toward the end of the show. Now you'll all listen, won't you? In other news, Ford wants to make sure your kids don't speed, that they wear their seat belts, and that they intensely hate your guts. And Google wants to make sure you don't send mail when you're too drunk to do math.
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EPISODE 825

A.M.D. to split into two operations
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/07/technology/07chip.html
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-10059766-92.html

Warner Bros. to release movies online before DVD in Korea
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20081006-warner-bros-to-release-movies-online-before-dvd-in-korea.html

Hulu to stream presidential debates live
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-10059756-93.html

EU to require user-replaceable batteries in CE?
http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/08/10/06/new_eu_directive_pushes_toward_replaceable_iphone_batteries.html

EU battery rule may zap iPhone, blow away MacBook Air
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/10/07/eu_batter_directive_spells_trouble/

VoIP safe from Verizon patent assaults (too late for Vonage)
http://techdirt.com/articles/20081006/2246322473.shtml

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-10059844-94.html

Ford to introduce restrictive car keys for parents
http://tech.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/10/07/0011249

Google launches Mail Goggles to save you from yourself
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-10059735-2.html

Lightbulbs could replace Wi-Fi hotpsots
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/33993.php

Polaroid film factory now “prints” solar panels
http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20081007005342

Atrivo ISP shutdown sends ripples through the spam deluge
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20081006-atrivo-isp-shutdown-sends-ripples-through-the-spam-deluge.html

VOICEMAIL
Hayden: Even Apple changes their tunes!

E-MAIL

Hola.

Ummm...Even if you block streaming porn, you still aren't blocking porn on your HDD or on DVD. Which begs the question, how was this not a problem before Wi-Fi was on planes? I get that as much as I get why you'd watch freaking porn on a freaking airplane, YOU PERVERT.

Personally, I think people caught should be shamed in front of everyone by the captain over the in-flight speaker... "BING! Excuse me, passengers of flight 401. This is your captain speaking. We've reached a cruising altitude of 30,000 feet, annnnd I would just like to bring to your attention that the gentleman in seat 36A is watching porn. Yes, the gentleman with the greasy comb-over and gold-plated aviator glasses annnnd the porn appears to involve Swedish maids...Somebody's been a verrry dirrrty boy! Please feel free to scoff at him around the cabin. Thank you, and please enjoy the rest of your flight."

Problem solved.

LtS-KUtGW,
Dr. Karl

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At the risk of sounding like a “well actually” I have to give at least some props to Paramount for responding so quickly to resolve the Opt In/Opt Out issue on their recent release of Iron Man, which to my estimation was working on Thursday of last week. It seems like they are actually listening to the forums, which means they seem to actually care about us (at least as much as when there is widespread bad press for their product!).

While the potential of BD-Live hasn’t yet been realized, I think it must be a learning process for them.

We’ll see how this plays out, but I must say I’m cautiously optimistic.

Molly, feel free to tear me up if you feel like it.

LTS!

Cheers,

Anon from L.A.

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Seriously?! You talk about RC cows and nobody suggests mounting
freakin’ lasers on their heads! For shame. Then again, mounting a
laser on a mobile methane factory qualifies you for the cow evil
genius short school bus. Mini moo?

Anyway, isn’t one of the games on Wii Play an RC cow? I smell a lawsuit…

brian

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Hey Buzzites,

I just listened to show 824 and have to say I take issue with the comment that the musicians were all bands that no one cares about.

All the bands mentioned are huge over here (U.K.), and some of the others like Robbie Williams and Kaiser Chiefs are worldwide. It seems to be just America that doesn’t care but last I checked that's still a minority worldwide.

Sorry, rant over.

Love the show, John from the U.K.

PS. Tom, about my previous e-mail regarding the BBC, maybe there’s a market for a Web service that would allow me to send you recorded Doctor Who and Torchwood in exchange for recorded Heroes and Lost. That would be legal right?

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Hey Guys, Sean from Green Bay here. In show 824 you talked about how
ask.com is touting their ability to answer questions like they did
when they had jeeves. Tom said he tested with the question “What high
school did John McCain go to?”. Doesn’t this demonstrate that ask.com
is clearly a hacker tool meant to circumvent password recovery
mechanisms built in to many Web services? Ask.com must be taken down
immediately!

Sean

 

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