Buzz Out Loud 997: Texas Ranger Panda

Vic the Texas Rancher pilot wrote in, but somehow in the twisted mind of Molly Wood his name became Texas Ranger Panda. And now she can't stop laughing at the cute ranger panda writing in about HD makeup. Which Natali thinks is a conspiracy.

Vic the Texas Rancher pilot wrote in, but somehow in the twisted mind of Molly Wood his name became Texas Ranger Panda. And now she can't stop laughing at the cute ranger panda writing in about HD makeup. Which Natali thinks is a conspiracy. We also review the DTV transition and help you get a contract-free iPhone.


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EPISODE 997

The day after the U.S. DTV transition
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-10264369-94.html

When’s your country switching?
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2009/06/us-declares-victory-as-dtv-transition-goes-rather-smoothly.ars

Bug in Apple store helps you get iPhone at subsidized price
http://www.hitb.org/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=31783

Google Voice number portability
http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/06/14/google-voices-secret-weapon-number-portability/

Antipiracy music deal for Virgin
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8100394.stm

Bing filters porn now
http://news.cnet.com/8301-19518_3-10264128-238.html

Microsoft donates meals for IE 8
http://gizmodo.com/5290118/microsoft-donates-eight-meals-for-each-internet-explorer-8-download

Microsoft wants to rate your outfits
http://yro.slashdot.org/story/09/06/14/0118200/Microsoft-Seeking-Hot-Or-Not-Patent
http://appft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PG01&p=1&u=/netahtml/PTO/srchnum.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=“20090150203″.PGNR.&OS=DN/20090150203&RS=DN/20090150203

Dell has now made $3 million on Twitter
http://www.crn.com/hardware/217800984;jsessionid=L40ST4KXQDKDOQSNDLOSKHSCJUNN2JVN

Open source car--20 year lease, free fuel for life
http://news.slashdot.org/story/09/06/13/0315221/Open-Source-Car-mdash-20-Year-Lease-Free-Fuel-For-Life

Twitter from a Commodore 64
http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/09/06/14/0218212/A-Twitter-Client-For-the-Commodore-64

VOICEMAIL
Randy in Colorado on Microsoft bundling

E-MAIL
hi there,

i’ve been a long time user of the cnet website and i practically live
off cnet tv. anyway so i decided to build myself a cnet toolbar
because i use cnet so much. basically its a series of shortcuts to the
different parts of the cnet website such as the different topics
(apple news, business news etc) and of course cnet tv. it also has a
google search added in. basically i used the google toolbar ever since
it was launched but this now allows me to remove that toolbar and
incorporate my searches and cnet together into a more… personal
toolbar.

anyway i thought why be greedy! haha… so if you guys are interested
you should check it out. its completely spyware free etc (there are
some other major networks that use the same company (espn toolbars etc)

this is the cnet one i made.

http://cnetcommunity.ourtoolbar.com/

it works on internet explorer (windows) and on firefox (windows & mac)

if you like it would you mind posting it to the blog or mentioning it
on cnet tv to promote it. maybe others would like it…

although if what i have made is illegal please let me know and i’ll
delete it asap or just use it for myself.

thanks for your time, hope you like it!

regards

ross canpolat
ireland

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Hi Natali,

Just thought you would get a kick out of this… Turns out they really were cooking wooly mammoths!

http://www.discoveryon.info/2009/06/worlds-oldest-barbecue.html

Love. The. Show. ;)

- Enderpanda

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Buzzards,
Wait,wait…what? Did Tom say Blueray makeup? Is there a Blueray vs.
HD makeup war going on? Is Blueray makeup technically better but way
more expensive than HD makeup? To win this battle are these makeup
manufacturers going to have to buy out the studios? Maybe they will
have to go straight to the actors with an ad campaign. I heard that
Jason already has a Blueray makeup only clause in his contract.
Could you guys do a comparison episode where you all have Blueray
makeup on one side and HD makeup on the other? You could call it the
“Let that be your last battle” episode. (Star Trek reference. See
wikipedia. )
Love the show.

Vic the Texas Rancher Pilot

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Hey Buzz Crew again,

Can you help me here regarding the facebook username. I really wanted to get http://www.facebook.com/kaiser but someone also named Kaiser got it before I did, so I got http://www.facebook.com/kaiserf . after signing up my username I immediately went to http://www.facebook.com/kaiser to see who beat me to getting the username. Realizing that he was from the other side of the world, there’s really nothing I can do about it, besides facebook doesn’t allow username change. I just noticed something strange. After a few minutes, I went back to the guys profile and instead of getting the guys page, i got this

The page you requested was not found.
You may have clicked an expired link or mistyped the address. Some web addresses are case sensitive.
Return home
Go back to the previous page

What happened here? Did Facebook remove him the rights of getting that name? Can I still get it?

Just sharing…

Kaiser

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1000th episode is next week, thanks for all your submissions. Don’t miss the big show Thursday June 18th at the normal time and in the normal feeds live at 10:30 AM Pacific http://www.cnet.com/live

1000th episode meetup in San Francisco: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=113374732587

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