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Show Notes for 2/8

Google censorship watch
Google routinely filters some search results to comply with DMCA Forgot about this but it's been going on for years.
If you search for an offending item you get:
"In response to a complaint we received under the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act, we have removed 2 result(s) from this page. If you wish, you may read the DMCA complaint that caused the removal(s) at"

Verizon threatens Google's 'Free Lunch'
"A Verizon Communications Inc. executive yesterday accused Google Inc. of freeloading for gaining access to people's homes using a network of lines and cables the phone company spent billions of dollars to build."
Once and for all people it's not a free lunch. Google either connects their data center to an ISP, or they peer directly with a backbone, but either way they ALREADY pay. Some great analogies on the slashdot thread. Including one with Verizon as power utility and Google as a pie factory. Does Verizon then get a cut of the pie sales?
Also common carrier status protects you from prosecution for criminal traffic, but if you can selectively filter someone, like say Google, could that undermine your defence?

Broadband law rewrite planned
Politicians in both the House and the Senate have been exploring ways to update the Telecommunications Act of 1996, which has been criticized for its failure to account for the rapid expansion of the Internet. "With respect to network neutrality in particular, he said, "it's pretty tough to determine what is right in my mind.""

Wikipedia uncovers tech details of capitol hill shenanigans And although some dirty digital deeds were done, Wikinews reports that many edits (and there were lots of 'em) attributed to Capitol Hill computers were benign.

P2P victory in France
The French courts have ruled that using peer-to-peer networks (P2P), providing you are doing so for personal rather than commercial reasons, is legal.

Open source iTunes competitior Songbird opens Code brains behind the project include people who helped build Winamp, Muse, Yahoo's "Y! Music Engine" media player, and developers from Mozilla Foundation. It sees the online world through MP3-colored glasses -- it looks at an archive of public domain sound files or a music store's catalog, and displays available media for you.
AndyinTN has a few more options

Is Apple planning to buy Palm?
Newton revived!

Microsoft inadvertently reveals own release date. Durr.

Cool gadget
Flexible OLED screens Thanks to Sam for the email A foldable 4-inch screen capable of 100dpi in color.

Interesting sites


Been at sea. Out of everything. Got iPod back. Caught up. Molly, you do have listeners that are rabid football fans. I had an HD signal on 37-inch. AND through surround processor in separate room. Had same problems especially in pregame. Glad to hear since I was catching guff from people. Congratulations Steelers.


Would Zombies run up your bill?
I have a question about the e-mail charge scheme that you have talked about a few times. If the charges were instituted, wouldn't people who have unwittingly been hacked and made zombies get a bill for huge sums because their computers were sending out gobs of spam without their knowledge? I can envision thousands of people dropping left and right from heart attacks upon reciept of their monthly bill.
Admittedly this would let people know they were "zombified" and they could take steps to get "un-zombified", but I could see the ISP's still trying to collect on the bill regardless.

I just wanted to let Veronica know that the pot for getting Win XP to run on a Mac is $10,870. So I think she needs to take a vacation and get working on that, but don't quit because we love you and the podcast just wouldn't be the same without you.

And one more thing like mad dog steve would say.
Have you check itunes lately showtimes shows have been added to itunes like Weeds, Fat Actress and Sleeper Cells.

Jason - CORRECTION to Billionth download on iTunes You get a scholarship *named after you*

Location: Beijing, Peking (China)
I download your podcast to my IPOD. Great to listen to you guys out here,makes living in China easier.

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Gas Pies?

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Downloading episode now...interesting title.

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My computer downloaded a copy that was only 1:27 seconds long, SURELY it is longer. Going to the main site to check.

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keep p2p? or just use iTunes

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P2P gets a victory in France allowing personal file sharing...that's good I guess. What are people really sharing out there? And how long will Apple and others allow users to share content that is available for download on iTunes? I don't know. You've guys shared that it's proven most people pay for the content they download. So should all those torrents for The Office be unavailable?

(..if Showtime picks up Arrested Development, I HOPE it will be on iTunes...)

OK. End rant. Thoughts?

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(NT) Don't know if it's just me, ..

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... but the podcast from iTunes cut off around 29:30, right in the middle of people talking. Did I just get a bum copy, or did the show get cut short?

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Me Too

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Mine actually cut off at around 1 min 27 seconds, however, if you will go to you will be able to get the latest show, however, when they have two shows like yesterday, you will need to look in the XML file and get the link.

Ok, oops. I just went to make sure that address was correct and below the URL for the daily show, there is a related box. So, just check out that page if it happens again.

ALTHOUGH, something crazy happened yesterday. I was downloading the episode and it kept re-downloading over and over, don't know what that was about. I tried another browser (Opera) and it worked just fine.

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Happens to me as well

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I end up with cut-off files more often than I care for (in iTunes, which makes me sad). My work-around? Same as above, I use Opera to download the file from the site.

I always thought that maybe it was my switch or something that truncated my daily fun, but it's a bit refreshing to know that it's happening to others as well.


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worked fine for me at home! i still think its an itunes issue!

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Forgot: One thing

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Sometimes I even have to try multiple times from the site, because my download dies for whatever reason.

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