Buzz Out Loud 869: Linux, the new pot

A high school teacher finds it inconceivable that any software could be free. I wonder if she uses Internet Explorer? We also talk about the failure of not one, but two big Internet filters, and get the scoop from Caroline McCarthy on why YouTube isn't i

A high school teacher finds it inconceivable that any software could be free. I wonder if she uses Internet Explorer? We also talk about the failure of not one but two big Internet filters, and get the scoop from Caroline McCarthy on why YouTube isn't in decline.


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EPISODE 869

Google to take Chrome out of beta
http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/12/10/google-takes-chrome-out-of-beta/
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-10120049-92.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20

Australian plan to censor Internet in shreds
http://www.theage.com.au/news/home/technology/labor-plan-to-censor-internet-in-shreds/2008/12/09/1228584820006.html

IWF backs down on Wiki censorship
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7774102.stm
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-10119879-93.html

ComScore: 100 million YouTube viewers in October
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-10120027-93.html

TV has license to kill movies at iTunes, Netflix
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-10119509-93.html

Bebo launches Social Inbox aggregation service
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-10119389-2.html

Quantum memory in the cloud--a cold, metallic gas cloud
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20081209-quantum-memory-in-the-clouda-cold-metallic-gas-cloud.html

When teachers are obstacles to Linux in education
http://linux.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08%2F12%2F10%2F001236

Linux Defenders to protect open source from patent suits
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20081210-linux-defenders-to-protect-open-source-from-patent-suits.html

Maybe I’m Code 11 but I haven’t heard any of this so-called ‘tech’ slang
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7775013.stm

Google’s 2008 Zeitgeist lists of most popular searches
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13953_3-10120008-80.html

BONUS:At the end of today’s show is a song that Buzz citizen Amanda French wrote!
http://allmyinternetfriends.com/

VOICE MAIL

Jason in Cincy
BOL fights crime. (He reviewed the TiVo)

Tom in Colorado
I have a brilliant idea.

E-MAIL

Hi JaMoToGu(est),

While listening to BOL 868, I noted Molly and Brian’s brief exchange, concluding that Sony are not producing smartphones. A solitary tear fell as unavoidably as a failed marketing initiative onto the 800×480 resolution touchscreen of my new Sony Ericsson Xperia X1, then rolled disconsolately across it onto the full QWERTY keyboard. Maybe you’re not ’smart’, but don’t worry little guy - you’re trying your best.

-Mike in Perth, Western Australia


Hey Hot ToMolly, (and Jason:)
Sony denies Netflix is coming to the PS3, we buzzards know what that means riiight? Netflix is coming to the PS3!
What was the rule? 1 month from denial a feature/change shows up?

http://gizmodo.com/5105558/sony-has-no-plans-to-put-netflix-on-ps3
Elam
Owner of an Asus Eee PC 900HA


Hi T,M,J and ?,

I was sitting at a local bar tonight, working on my netbook and thinking about the recent rash of near miss encounters with netbook users. This may present a matchmaking opportunity! I’m envisioning “matchbook.com” - online dating for netbook owners and the people who want to love them. What do you think?

Cheers,

Heather in Boston
Owner of an Asus Eee PC 900HA

PS: I’d love for someone to chat me up about my netbook, I L-O-V-E it and welcome any opportunity to show it off.

PPS: Molly, it fits in almost ALL my purses!
Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile

 

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