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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!)

My fight with Amazon Unbox (Thanks, Andrew G, for tipping me off when it

Amazon Unbox: some oddities and idiocies

IBM ships Wii chips (Thanks, Brad!)

Reporters' records accessed in HP probe

HP chairman shocked by the actions of the probe

Apple acknowledges MacBook random shutdown problem

Simpsons season opener will premiere 7 minutes online

NFL to stream games with Yahoo outside North America

Microsoft hints at delay of Vista in Europe

Samsung Web site hosts Trojan

SanDisk gets injunction overturned

Microsoft opens high school in PA (Thanks, Klo!)

Site sells other people's identities


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.
will be doing major announcements. So Molly will no longer have to
wait. Last night IBM notified they've been shipping Wii chips since

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.


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



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

The Digg story is at

Love the show,



Flying frisbees of death

New defense technology. Flying Frisbees of Death!!!

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.


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