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Show Notes 290

by acedtect / August 14, 2006 8:26 AM PDT

Episode 290

Microsoft to enable user-generated Xbox 360 games

Fox to offer movie and TV downloads through IGN

TV pilots leaking online in droves

Google video replaces Froogle

Disney cancels U.K. mobile kid tracking

Google fires off legal threats to media organizations

RIAA politely waits 60 days before going after dead man

Microsoft launches blogging software

Verizon's multiroom DVR

Windows Vista RC1 coming soon

Web 2.0, meet Astroturf 2.0


Aaron from LA
Molly, Molly, Molly. You have awesome hair and I heart you. Make up
mind on when iPods should be released. Someone like you said Apple has
an abusive product release cycle? Mad Dog can't make you happy if you
don't let him.

Jeff from San Jose
Zune's Wi-Fi feature is great because it syncs without charging.


Elizabeth argues in favor of download prices DLn'Burn DVD Pricing:
OK, you guys, you're missing a big part in the whole pricing of movies
that can be burned to DVD. You don't have to go out and buy them or
wait for them to show up. You should be getting value out of being able
to get them immediately versus not having to go out to Wal-Mart or
Target to get them (or wait for them to show up as an order). Come on--
immediate gratification!


Trip = Alvar Hanso--Frank L.

That's the only possible solution. He's been on the island, and chasing
Rachel Blake, and bent on World Domination.

And I for one am ready to join with our new Hanso Overlords....

V: OMG!! You must be right! This, of course, changes all of my
conspiracy theories...

Wait until all the Lostophiles like myself get wind of this. Your
servers are gonna crash from the overload, and will be calling
you asking if they can hide a "glyph" in the podcast.

Of course, its not like listenership is a bad thing Happy


Nick notes new Nigerian, uh...Nscam
Not content with trying to con us with fake lotteries and the like,
Nigerian fraudsters are recycling the banking details from the second
hand PCs of us Brittishers.

This fits neatly in to one of Molly's old rants about the importance of
reformatting hard drives, etc. I think the best way to do this detailed
in the link below. Nice step-by-step guide:

Love the show, even if i do have to sit up every night till gone
midnight so that I can listen to it on the way to work in the morning.


Nahid gets pleasant, if not ultimately helpful, tech support

I e-mailed you guys a while ago talking about my problems with IE 7 and
you guys said to call IE 7 tech support. Well, I found a new problem
IE 7 Beta 3 today and finally called tech support since I couldn't
it out myself. I was extremely surprised at how great the customer
service was. I expected to get Indian tech support, but instead I got
this really nice Canadian lady helping me out. The wait time was less
than a minute to get a person on the phone. They were very helpful and
understanding even though in the end, they couldn't figure out the
problem since they had never heard of the issue before. But they said
they will escalate the issue and call me back on Monday. I'm really
starting to like Microsoft again.


A pledge only a patent lawyer could make

This patent lawyer pledges to patent "Methods and Systems for Providing
Enhanced Exposition Services Directed Towards Announcements Unencumbered
by Actual Products"

Associated trademark services also available.

And a pony.

All SpectacleFest pledges in one place - including a very generous offer
from VaporSoft


Chris F.
As a proud resident of the UK, I pledge the Queen of England, the
Rolling Stones, the Beatles, a DNA machine that will bring John Lennon
back to life, Posh Butlers with large noses to contrast to the monkey
butlers, Big Ben, Fish and Chips the way it should be made, the Falkland
Islands, The Remains of the Titanic, a map of Atlantis' location,
Tupac's Assasin, 4 Stolen Oscars, 2 Golden Globes for Best Actress
presented to Veronica & Molly, 12 Egyptian Mummies, 3 Greek Gods, 6
Roman Gods, Zombie Shakespeare, Colin Farell vs Kevin Federline, Chelsea
Football Club, every Nike & Apple Sweatshop, a bootleg copy of Windows
Geniuine Advantage, OSX Lepoard, a Mac Pro with an IR sensor, a second
Mac Pro that only runs Windows, 16GB iPod Nanos in an assortment of
colours, a rubber duck that lights up when it touches water, a 30-foot
WiFi bunny, Veronica's Molly Wig from the Buzz Report, Tom Meritt's
Shirts, a NASA tape of Alien Baseball from the Moon, Various Copyrighted
Alien Baseball Player's Statistics, Remy's Real E-Mail Address, and a
Partridge in a Pear Tree.


I'll provide everything that's needed for the cow flop bingo concession
and free entertainment from the Con Chita McNab Pizzeria and Polka
Studio in return for 2 free tickets. Your BOL is


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