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Show Notes 274

by acedtect-20196213851867054973637995818137 / July 21, 2006 6:49 AM PDT

Episode 274

New Buzz Report

Microsoft iPod wannabe coming in October?

ESPN Mobile on the outs?

6% of US Internet users listen to podcasts

Are you infected by MySpace?;_ylt=Att3GgqV.D2QXMGmWSd1uEis0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTA3cjE0b2MwBHNlYwM3Mzg

Do gadgets make you happy?;_ylt=AuqFXmKD23GTGLQf2tp7hr6SxLEF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA

Guess who's having the worst week ever? TV!

Former MST3K host, (Mike not Joel) launches RiffTrax

India blog ban not quite over

Google making truckloads of money on their free ride

Email is so over (Thanks Bob Z!)

Japanese robotocist made android clone of himself


Microsoft evangeleist bitten by WGA

Paul of Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows, Windows wondrous blogger was recently bitten by Windows Vista: Windows Genuine Advantage. Note I said Vista WGA. What it interesting here is that even he is not sure why...

"Truthfully, I can only imagine what triggered these alerts. The software was installed to a VM a long time ago and archived on my server. I no doubt used a copy of XP MCE 2005 that I had received as part of my MSDN subscription. If the WGA alerts are to be believed, it's possible that Microsoft thinks I've installed this software on too many machines, though that seems unlikely to me. I can't really say.

Anyway, that's what it looks like to be a suspected pirate. Like many people who will see these alerts, I don't believe I did anything wrong. I'm sure that's going to be a common refrain in this new era of untrusting software and companies. Ah well."


YouTube owns all your content temporarily - Ross

Did YouTube have a sit down with AT&T?


Marc K. I think TV networks do get it

TV shows get on the Net early all the time.

Everyone keeps thinking that the networks don't get it. That they really don't know how to use the Internet, locking everything out with DRM this, etc. I say bull. This has got viral marketing written all over it. They know what they've got and they want to spread the word.

Oh, and btw Tom, Studio 60 is Aaron Sorkin's new show. You know, the guy that brought us Sports Night and The West Wing. It's about a fake SNL show staring a fantastic cast. And if you don't think that those Netflix videos will not hit the Internet after the first day someone gets their hands on them, then you're dreaming.


Longest listener contest

Dallas - 7 hours on a road trip to Tennessee

Kirat P. - 13 hours after moving from India to New Mexico

Neil C. - 13 hours 4 minutes 20 seconds - delivering a car from London to the South of France


Some more World Jump Day physics from Shalin

One way you can change Earth?s orbit is having millions of jet or rocket engines with their exhaust spewing toward the sky for a few hours if they were all ?mounted? to the ground. Although the exhaust particulate would have to be spit out soo fast it would leave Earth orbit ? this is key. It?s and issue of mass being ejected away and not coming back. However this would also warm the Earth up a which would go against the World Jump Day promotion of cooling the Earth?hmmm? plus?you may use up all of Earth?s oil doing this?

As for the moon issue ? that would take some MAJOR gravity-tractor-beam magic to keep it in the same orbit around the Earth!

And if everyone in China started running in one direction, that would put a little english on Earth?s rotation, but not really affect it?s orbit much. Ssshhhh?don?t mention this to them Wink

Best wishes?and Go Ninjas!

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