Buzz Out Loud 955: Wing and a prayer

Today's show may be held together by Duct tape and super glue, but Jeff Bakalar was kind enough to help us cover the day's news.

Today's show may be held together by Duct tape and super glue, but Jeff Bakalar was kind enough to help us cover the day's news. Time Warner cancels its bandwidth cap plan, the Pirate Bay founders are thrown in the slammer, and YouTube is said to launch a pay-per-view model.


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EPISODE 955

Time Warner to shelf plan for pay-as-you-go broadband

Use of proxy server would increase jail time

New T-Mobile Sidekick

Oprah about to Twitter

Caption tool for YouTube

YouTube to launch pay-per-view model

Pirate Bay founders get jail time

Florida to build the first solar-powered city

GM proposes standard electric vehicle plug

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Hey Buzz Crew,

Just writing in with a "well actually"... (my first actually) In #954 you were talking about the guy whose Amazon account was suspended, and how he couldn't get new books onto it, even the "free" ones. Well, actually, you CAN still load content onto a Kindle via USB. Plug it in and it will mount as a hard drive. You can copy text files (.TXT) directly to the "documents" folder without any conversion necessary, and you can use the free MobiPocket Converter (http://www.mobipocket.com/en/DownloadSoft/ProductDetailsCreator.asp , Windows only but it works on the Mac with virtualization software) to convert books from PDF, HTML, or MS Word to the MobiPocket format which the Kindle reads. Or - even better - the "Savory" kindle hack (http://blogs.zdnet.com/community/?p=246 ) will install a daemon that automatically converts PDFs or "ePub" format books dropped into the "documents" folder into Kindle format eBooks... on the actual Kindle itself (no PC/Mac conversion software required).
LOVE THE SHOW,
Donald the (no longer out of work, yay!) software engineer



Just a note, Time Warner announced that they will be canceling their planned "experiment" with caps in all markets. Yea! This has gotten a lot of local coverage in Rochester, and there is an excellent local website that has covered all developments in detail. They are having some server issues with all the traffic, but if you can get on, there is good information there.
www.stopthecap.com
Love the show.
Chris the LabVIEW guy.
 

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