Buzz Out Loud 988: Omelet hacking

We discover a great way to make omelets in a Ziploc bag, as well as rename the Netbook Guggenheimer and discover the cattle prods will soon be installed in your car. Oh, and Windows 7 is coming October 22.

We discover a great way to make omelets in a Ziploc bag, as well as rename the Netbook Guggenheimer and discover the cattle prods will soon be installed in your car. Oh, and Windows 7 is coming October 22.


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Episode 988

Happy 25th birthday, Tetris
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13506_3-10255013-17.html

PS3 motion controller may be the best game motion capture yet
http://gizmodo.com/5276068/ps3-motion-controller-may-be-best-game-motion-capture-yet

Complete E3 coverage
http://reviews.cnet.com/e3/

Federal antitrust probe targets tech giants, sources say
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/02/AR2009060203412.html
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-10255478-92.html

Windows 7 to launch October 22
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-10253924-56.html

Microsoft to use a new term for Netbook
http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20090602PD221.html

Microsoft won’t offer Windows for smartbooks
http://www.linuxworld.com/news/2009/060309-microsoft-wont-offer-windows-for.html

Study: P2P customers are Hollywood’s best friends--really!
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2009/06/study-p2p-customers-are-hollywoods-best-friend.ars

Opera passes iPhone to lead mobile-browser market
http://www.reuters.com/article/technologyNews/idUSTRE55171K20090602

Firefox 3.5 beta boosts open-video standard
http://linux.slashdot.org/story/09/06/02/2053236/Firefox-35-Beta-Boosts-Open-Video-Standard?from=rss

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Voice mail

Anonymous, what’s up with your game coverage

Patrick in NH about missed calls and omelets
http://www.mrbreakfast.com/superdisplay.asp?recipeid=1076

Sean in Boulder about search engines, and… why?

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E-mail
Aloha buzz crew, Paul in Hawaii again..

Saw this and thought of you:
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2009/06/monticello-appeals-court-win.ars

I love it when competition wins and the “big boys” discover they don’t
have as much of a monopoly as they thought they had.

Love the show!
Scott

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Hi Buzz Crew,

I’d be interested to hear your views on this topic: is the prevalence and success of online gaming, e.g., xBox Live et al, going to lead to a decline in the use of, and hence research in, AI?

I imagine that it is a lot more cost effective to crowd source AI, i.e., use other online gamers each of whom pays a subscription, than developing the necessary software in-house. I also imagine that the games industry is a major driver of research in AI.

While studying AI in college, I heard many predictions, most of which I felt were grossly optimistic, as to when “true AI” would be achieved. If the interest in the topic is waning then this Holy Grail can only move farther out of reach.

Best regards,

Barry, Ireland

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There have been biometric sensors in pilots helmets for at least 25 years.
The sensor determine if the pilots eyes glaze over. At times the pilots pull a high “G” turns and pass out. The sensor then takes over control of the plane and flies it until the pilot wakes up.

Sounds like certain CNET correspondents need the same device, but attached to a high voltage whoopee cushion.

Charles
Sioux Falls, SD

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