In a world where browser tests show all kinds of things but seem to agree that Chrome is fast, where 58 percent of adults don't know what a social network is, and where DVRs are the new marriage counseling, a tiny team of intrepid podcasters stand together to fight back agianst the forces of inaccuracy, rumor, and way-too-serious news. It is we, JaMoToNa.
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Speed test: Google Chrome beats Firefox, IE, Safari
Firefox counters Google’s browser-speed test
Chrome suffers first security flaw
P2P traffic drops as streaming video grows in popularity
DirecTV, TiVo Plan HD DVR
“Google satellite” to be launched this week
Insert ‘Ghostbusters’ song reference here: PNY offers movie on USB
Report: 58 percent of adults clueless about ‘social networking’
Survey says: DVR could improve your relationships
Service call gone awry leads to playwright’s arrest
What is JaMoTo?
Digital TV transition in Wilmington.
I had to laugh about Chrome’s new “Omni Bar” supposedly being a rip-
off of the Awesome Bar. Maybe Google is just giving props to OmniWeb , which has had this feature for years.
Not sure if you guys have heard about this yet, but Google's nifty new browser has the EULA from hell. Basically, by installing Chrome, you give all-inclusive rights for Google to do whatever they wish, and with whomever they choose, with the data that was transmitted using Chrome. So, uploading a pic to Facebook or even browsing your company's internal content-management system gives Google a license to that content. Either Google is being run by Dr. Evil, or somebody just copied and pasted the EULA from Google Docs without paying attention to the details.
=== From the EULA ===
11. Content license from you
11.1 You retain copyright and any other rights you already hold in Content which you submit, post or display on or through, the Services. By submitting, posting or displaying the content you give Google a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute any Content which you submit, post or display on or through, the Services. This license is for the sole purpose of enabling Google to display, distribute and promote the Services and may be revoked for certain Services as defined in the Additional Terms of those Services.
11.2 You agree that this license includes a right for Google to make such Content available to other companies, organizations or individuals with whom Google has relationships for the provision of syndicated services, and to use such Content in connection with the provision of those services.
11.3 You understand that Google, in performing the required technical steps to provide the Services to our users, may (a) transmit or distribute your Content over various public networks and in various media; and (b) make such changes to your Content as are necessary to conform and adapt that Content to the technical requirements of connecting networks, devices, services or media. You agree that this license shall permit Google to take these actions.
11.4 You confirm and warrant to Google that you have all the rights, power and authority necessary to grant the above license.
Hey Tom, Molly, and Jason,
So, I was trying out the new Google Chrome (what a lame name BTW) when I ended up at lifehacker and tried to watch a YouTube video that only played for two seconds. At first I thought maybe they didn't embed it correctly, so I went to YouTube and CNET TV to find that this so called "sophisticated technology" has the same stupid Flash bug that Firefox has. Come on, Google. You built your browser on AppleWebKit, not Gecko; how can you import a Firefox problem to your browser?! And, Tom, please don't give me that beta crap. I mean, it's just Flash--it isn't that hard; even Microsoft gets it right. Also, it really irked me that there's almost as much press coverage both on the Web and TV as the iPhone for this piece of junk. I don't understand how they just talk about Microsoft and Google . Did those stupid TV News reporters forget about Firefox, Opera, Seamonkey and the rest of, like, 60 Web browsers out there? Oh wait, they don't know bull about the Internet. And, how on earth can they recommend their viewers to download a browser that is in beta to the public to newbie internet users? Stupid Chrome, stupid reporters...glad I uninstalled it.
Love the show,
I could just put my eyes out.
I worked at a structural engineering firm (which shall remain nameless) for 3 years and the bulk of my work was in retail projects. I’ve worked on about 25 Apple stores.
My favorite part of BOL #800 was when everyone was saying “Why don’t they just build a store?”, and “Why can’t they just put a wall up?” You guys sounded like every design team meeting I had been to for Apple stores. The meetings that Apple wasn’t at, I mean. I can understand wanting to build a quality product--I try to do that in my work-- but it seemed to me that there would always have been a faster, cheaper, more efficient way of building those stores if Apple had only listened to and worked with their consultants.
And the second best part of the episode was learning about ifoapplestore.com. And, by second best part I mean the worst part. OMG. I could just put my own eyes out! I counted five of my former projects on the front page. Somebody does this in his/her free time? Really? Is it for funsies? Am I the only who thinks this is totally weird?
I’ve seen two Kindles and a Sony eReader in the wild, all on MUNI (maybe not important), and I love the show.
I have been watching the show for a few months now and I really enjoy
it on my drive to school. So, I just wanted to say thanks. Also you
could have a fourth person on BOL more often, like maybe once a week,
and it could be a different person each time. It would throw in
other perspectives and give us more rants.
LOVE THE SHOW!!!
One of Tom’s annual predictions is a major network Internet simulcast of
a regular show. (I recall sports didn’t count when NBC did the NHL All
Star game.) So, does precasting of regular, top-rated, serial-