Buzz Out Loud 925: Go Team Rush 27

We get tricked into supporting Robot teams we don't know anything about, plus we talk about Pluto's pimps, also known as the Illinois Assembly. And speaking of pimps, Cook County Sheriff's are trying to get Craigslist to stop helping prostitutes.

We get tricked into supporting Robot teams we don't know anything about, plus we talk about Pluto's pimps, also known as the Illinois Assembly. And speaking of pimps, Cook County Sheriff's are trying to get Craigslist to stop helping prostitutes. Thank goodness Veronica was here to set them straight.


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EPISODE 925

Sheriff files lawsuit over Craigslist’s red-light district (Updated)
http://arstechnica.com/web/news/2009/03/sheriff-sues-craigslist-over-mass-levels-of-prostitution.ars

Seattle paper may shift to online-only: reports
http://www.wired.com/techbiz/media/news/2009/03/reuters_us_hearst_pi

Palm investor: Pre will trump iPhone
http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=13994

Alternate iPhone app stores being launched
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123629876097346481.html

Portland nonresidents rejoice: Clearwire’s WiMAX service to expand to major markets this year
http://www.engadget.com/2009/03/06/portland-non-residents-rejoice-clearwires-wimax-service-to-exp/

Fox to strip extras from rental DVDs
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10189988-1.html

Hulu content returns to Boxee in a different form
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-10190493-2.html

Google, Universal in talks to create MTV Music competitor
http://arstechnica.com/media/news/2009/03/google-in-talks-with-universal-for-music-video-spinoff-site.ars

Blackout Ireland rallies support against P2P disconnections
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2009/03/blackout-ireland-rallies-support-against-p2p-disconnections.ars

Al Gore backs environmental top-level domain
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-10190119-38.html?

Illinois declares Pluto a planet
http://science.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09/03/06/0436206

VOICEMAIL
Anonymous
Questions about Zillion TV

Ernie from East Bay
One more detail about Intel and TSMC

E-MAIL
Hey guys - Obama said he still plans to hire a CTO and that the forthcoming CTO will work with Kundra, the federal CIO. The CIO will work more on operations (infrastructure and personnel) and the CTO will focus on strategy and policy. For more on the difference between the roles of CIO and CTO, take a look here:
http://blogs.techrepublic.cbsi.com/hiner/?p=853

So Padmasree Warrior is still alive for CTO! (I’m rooting for her, too) - Jason Hiner

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Hey,
You’ve probably heard about a town in France called “Eu” that wants to change it’s name because it doesn’t show up in search results.
http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/the_web/article5799368.ece
What I really find interesting is what happened after this story hit the web: http://www.google.com/search?q=eu+town
Cheers,
Adrian, the student from Romania

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Hey Buzz Crew,
I’m a relatively new listener (only a hundred episodes or so) and I’m not sure if you’ve covered this already, but there is a great program that I am part of called FIRST Robotics. Basically its a program for high school students where we build robots and collaborate with engineer mentors. (FIRST=For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)
Here’s the site http://usfirst.org/
Also, if you read this email, I just want to say…GO TEAM RUSH 27! Good luck at Kettering!
Insert ‘Love the show’ here,
Patrick the robotics dude

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T.V. Raman and Charles Chen are two Google employees who are working on solutions which allow blind persons to use Android devices including new touch screen input and speech/tactile output methods. This makes eyes-free phone usage possible. This link will take you to a page where you can find some links, including one to a New York Times article that discusses this topic.

http://blind.wikia.com/wiki/Open_Letter_Initiative#Android_Accessibility

Keep up the great work.

Dan

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Hey Buzz Crew,
I’ve got a little bit of a rant to get off my chest. In episode #923 one of you implied that dsl is slower than cable, thus streaming would be worse. This drives me nuts!! It may be true that in larger cities, cable options are much faster than dsl options, but I live in a small city in a more rual area, and the dsl speeds avalible are faster than cable speeds! Not only that, but they are quite a bit cheaper too! I have a 7.1 mb dsl connection, and the default cable connection is 6 mb. Just something to think on.

Derek the small town IT Pro

 

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