On today's show, the world of anonymous chatting gets even more confusing, thanks to the increasing numbers of computers passing the Turing test. Is it a pervert? Is it a computer? Is it both? In other news, Chrome breaks Molly's heart, Sony breaks all the rules and keeps the PS3 prices high, and people keep preordering G1 Android phones. Who knew?
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Test explores if robots can think
Sony rules out PS3 price cuts for holiday season
1.5 million G1 Android phones preordered
Employees, not hackers, cause most corporate data loss
OpenOffice.org overwhelmed by demand for version 3.0
Google’s Chrome declining in popularity
FCC says Seattle tests back smutless, free broadband proposal
Microsoft launches PC Advisor Repair Utility. Going after Apple next?
People prefer angry-faced cars
YouTube beams up ‘Star Trek’ for long-form video
Remy - Verizon isn’t sleazy.
Hi Buzz Crew,
What do you guys think of this new way of clogging up those spam bot
It’s a different way of getting the spammers: instead of blocking e-mails, it clogs up their servers (as ant trap manufacturers would say, stopping it at the source). The description on the site is pretty good, but essentially it tricks spam bots into opening the Web page– full of useless, yet convincing e-mail addresses–and makes them regenerate it via the link at the bottom, thereby feeding them more useless e-mail addresses, and the cycle continues.
Hey BuzzCrew (+1),
Just to let you know, if you select a Beatles track (I did Come Together), and ask iTunes to make a Genius playlist, it now does! I’ve been checking after iTunes updates my Genius every week, and after updating last night, it now creates the playlists. I guess it’s finally gathered enough data from users iTunes libraries to make Genius playlists. Either that, or The Beatles have come to iTunes.
Love the show!