Buzz Out Loud 892: Buzz Out Load-bearing

After much thought and discussion, we here at BOL have decided to change the focus of the show from technology to carpentry. We think you're going to like it. Also, botnets 2.0 strike fear into our collective hearts.

After much thought and discussion, we here at BOL have decided to change the focus of the show from technology to carpentry. We think you're going to like it. Also, botnets 2.0 strike fear into our collective hearts, new cloaking technology seems awesome until Rafe buzzkills it, and it's my last day as a full-time host on BOL. See you in two Mondays!
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EPISODE 892

Meet Son of Storm, Srizbi 2.0: next-gen botnets come online
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20090115-meet-son-of-storm-srizbi-2-0-next-gen-botnets-come-online.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7832652.stm
http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09%2F01%2F16%2F142211

Video game industry roars in December
http://news.cnet.com/8301-10797_3-10143990-235.html
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20090115-king-of-the-hill-nintendo-dominates-final-2008-sales-charts.html

Intel profit sinks 90%
http://money.cnn.com/2009/01/15/technology/Intel_earns/?postversion=2009011521

Circuit City fails to be wanted, will now be liquidated http://www.engadget.com/2009/01/16/circuit-city-fails-to-be-wanted-will-now-be-liquidated/
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7834250.stm

UPDATE: Apple Mac Mini based on Nvidia Ion
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/apple-mac-nvidia-ion,6849.html

Facebook has Whopper of a problem with Burger King campaign
http://computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9126098

New cloaking surface throws an electromagnetic curveball
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20090115-new-cloaking-surface-throws-an-electromagnetic-curveball.html
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10143649-1.html

Where to watch the inauguration online
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-10144072-38.html

Choices narrowed for first U.S. CTO
http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/jan2009/tc20090115_815265.htm

How many AAAAAs in Khaaaaaaaan?
http://www.boingboing.net/2009/01/16/how-many-aaaaas-in-k.html

Voice mail
Ryan from Hawaii: Pull the plug!
http://www.wfaa.com/sharedcontent/dws/wfaa/latestnews/stories/wfaa090115_mo_DTV.81dfa76.html
(from Greg in Baton Rouge)

Patrick from NH: carpentry tip for Cooley

E-mail
Hi all. I am not a famous person. I have never voted for an idol. I’ve
only been an AT&T customer for 3 weeks so I’ve only managed to send
less than 100 txt messages - not a heavy texter. Even after all that,
I still got the American idol spam txt yesterday. You guys made me
feel like I’m a “somebody”. Thanks!

Peter on the train in Chicago

**********

Hi BOL Crew, Long time first time, At&T said they were sending these texts to “heavy texters” and people who had voted for American Idol in the past. I fit in to both categories. I have voted twice from my phone and my sister, my mother, and myself send 8000, 5000, & 4000 texts a month respectivly. I’m a little hurt i didn’t get a message. :’( Love the show.

McAfee15

 

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