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by acedtect-20196213851867054973637995818137 / September 8, 2006 6:47 AM PDT

Episode 308

Facebook does an about-face (Thanks, everyone in the universe!)
http://blog.facebook.com/blog.php?post=2208562130

My fight with Amazon Unbox (Thanks, Andrew G, for tipping me off when it
launched!)
http://reviews.cnet.com/4531-10921_7-6636289.html

Amazon Unbox: some oddities and idiocies
http://www.paidcontent.org/amazon-unbox-some-oddities-and-idiocies

IBM ships Wii chips (Thanks, Brad!)
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20060908-7695.html

Reporters' records accessed in HP probe
http://news.com.com/Reporters+records+accessed+in+HP+probe/2100-1014_3-6
113362.html

HP chairman shocked by the actions of the probe
http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2006/09/08/financial/f10473
0D15.DTL

Apple acknowledges MacBook random shutdown problem
http://www.engadget.com/2006/09/07/apple-acknowledges-macbook-random-shu
tdown-problem/

Simpsons season opener will premiere 7 minutes online
http://news.com.com/Simpsons+sneak+peek+goes+online+Friday/2100-1026_3-6
113536.html

NFL to stream games with Yahoo outside North America
http://news.com.com/NFL+to+stream+games+with+Yahoo/2100-1026_3-6113546.h
tml

Microsoft hints at delay of Vista in Europe
http://news.com.com/Microsoft+hints+at+delay+of+Vista+in+Europe/2100-101
6_3-6113472.html

Samsung Web site hosts Trojan
http://news.com.com/Security+firm+Samsung+site+hosts+Trojan/2100-7350_3-
6113611.html

SanDisk gets injunction overturned
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/5326660.stm

Microsoft opens high school in PA (Thanks, Klo!)
http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/ptech/09/07/school.of.future.ap/index.html?
section=cnn_topstories

Site sells other people's identities
http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=06/09/08/0049259

VOICEMAIL

Mike from Charlotte
I recently traveled to Korea. On a Boeing jet, I had in-flight Internet
where I learned it was being canceled. They made me take my battery out
of the laptop on boarding on the way back.

Andy in Colorado
Hello, TMVA. September 14 and 15, there is a massive worldwide event.
Nintendo
will be doing major announcements. So Molly will no longer have to
wait. Last night IBM notified they've been shipping Wii chips since
July.

Aaron from LA
Apple? License OS X? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. More likely to see Mad Dog
deliver his next keynote in a tutu. Apple is a hardware company. Thanks
for the laugh.


E-MAIL

U.K. upconverts to region-free

Thought you would like to know that the U.K.'s first upconverting DVD
player has JUST BEEN RELEASED! Not only does it upconvert, it's region-
free, any DVD from all over the world and it will play it! the link is
here:
http://www.evesham.com/products/info.asp?e=083A9A8B-1839-4100-8810-FCFC6
69CC304

Techpriest

**********************

Mind your clipboard

Found this on Digg today. Using IE, a Web site can read the data off
your Windows clipboard. Perhaps the likelihood of them knowing what that
data pertains to is low. However, what if the site coaxes you to put
something on your clipboard and then reads it? Scary.

Try it at http://projectip.com/. You must be using IE, of course. To
turn it off, you need to disable the security setting (it's buried in
the
custom security area) that says "Allow paste operations via script."

The Digg story is at
http://digg.com/security/Any_website_can_see_what_you_have_on_your_clipb
oard_2

Love the show,

Scott

********************

Flying frisbees of death

New defense technology. Flying Frisbees of Death!!!

http://www.defensetech.org/archives/002723.html


Juan
South Florida

**************************

Your hard drive can sense earthquakes

A scientist has created a P2P program that uses vibration data reported
from computer hard drives to detect undersea earthquakes and provide
warnings of possible tsunamis.

Very, very creative.

http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&
articleId=9003065&intsrc=news_ts_head

Charles

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