On today's show, NASA's announcement about training bacteria to exist on arsenic is super cool, and could lead to a great remake of "Toxic Avengers," but it's certainly not the little green men announcement we were hoping for. Plus, why the FTC's "Do Not Track" system is doomed to fail, we launch an angry Angry Birds take-down petition, and Donald "Downer" Bell buzzkills the entire show. --Molly
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Hey Buzz Crew!,
I just wanted to show y’all the site likealittle.com which started out at Stanford back in early November by an M.B.A student named Evan Reas and is now spreading to campuses across the country ( starting only recently at mine, the University of Texas at Austin). The site calls itself a “”flirting facilitator program”", or FFP for short, that acts as a social engine for those missed moments (and, well, for general goofing around). The site looks like a community twitter feed with one wall where each post begins with the gender of the person you saw, their hair color and the location on campus where you saw them as well as a box to enter your personal flirt. Happy engine generator: ACTIVATED! (and just in time for finals)
Milan the Biomedical Engineer at UT
So did that date just get Heisenberged? Now that we have all this info traffic about that day is there any way to repeat the analysis and get the same result? Or will it now get lost in the sea of days of interest because we’ve now discussed it so much?
I dislike the trite ‘love the show’ mail ending so I won’t use it. Even though I do. Love the show that is. Right. Whatever. L8R!
Sent from my BlackBerry device on the Rogers Wireless Network
Careful what you wish for; on your story about folks ‘routing around’ the USAgov damage, keep in mind we are running out of IPv4 addresses. Some posit the seemingly intentional slow-play on switching over to IPv6 is to instead put into place an ISP NAT system, with the end result of everyone’s computer turned into a zombified dumb terminal with no ability to directly connect to another computer without playing ‘Mother May I’ with the ISP – and looming police state hovering over their shoulder.
Tim in Kansas
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