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BOL 1047: Stab it out

Rafe Needleman and I get in a fight over Windows 7's loose activation policy. Brian Tong suggests we hug it out. Rafe and I seem to prefer stabbing it out. We also take Flickr to task for censoring images and wonder why the Internet addiction center is

Rafe Needleman and I get in a fight over Windows 7's loose activation policy. Brian Tong suggests we hug it out. Rafe and I seem to prefer stabbing it out. We also take Flickr to task for censoring images and wonder why the Internet addiction center is so expensive.

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Episode 1047

Windows 7 runs free without activation for 120 days with simple command
http://www.engadget.com/2009/08/21/windows-7-runs-free-without-activation-for-120-days-with-simple/

Yahoo deletes anti-Obama image from Flickr
http://www.businessinsider.com/yahoo-deletes-anti-obama-image-from-flickr-2009-8

Twitter to roll out commercial accounts this year
http://digital.venturebeat.com/2009/08/20/twitter-to-roll-out-commercial-accounts-this-year-co-founder-stone-says/

Facebook launches a Twitter app
http://mashable.com/2009/08/20/facebook-twitter-app/

WordPress gets own URL shortener
http://news.cnet.com/8301-19882_3-10314587-250.html
Vb.ly – “sex positive url shortener”
http://news.cnet.com/8301-19882_3-10313617-250.html

Coalition to challenge Google Books settlement
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-10314586-93.html

Microsoft retail stores are hiring
http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2009/08/microsoft-retail-stores-are-hiring.ars

First American Internet Addiction Treatment Center
http://tech.slashdot.org/story/09/08/20/1833202/First-American-Internet-Addiction-Treatment-Center

ACP, one of the oldest open source apps
http://slashdot.org/story/09/08/21/1121202/ACP-One-of-the-Oldest-Open-Source-Apps

DARPA 3D reasoning engine to identify urban threats
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13639_3-10314619-42.html

Vote for Buzz Out Loud at SXSW 2010
http://www.cnet.com/8301-19709_1-10311505-10.html

Voice mail
Anonymous on how easy it is to install a program in Linux

Patrick in New Hampshire does a word count

E-mail
Hey Buzz Crew!

I was thinking (dangerous, I know), the other day you guys were
talking about URL-Shortening on twitter and how you can’t just allow
links to go on forever because then people would go around that by
putting all the stuff they need in to an http://blahblahblah :P

So what if…

You had endless links but the actual link text you see is just
“link” ?! Crazy right? That way all links become 4 characters! Yes
yes, there’ll be security issues, but it won’t be worse than bit.ly
already is I suppose :P

For you html gurus out there, I guess it would look something like:

Here’s the tweet, and here’s the link and the rest of the tweet :P

TADA, problem solved. No more apocalypse from url shorteners dying XD.
not from twitter at least ;)

Cheers,
Qiming

(Pronounced Ki-Ming)

Love the show :D

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All the URL shortening talk and twitter’s 140 character limit nonsense
got me thinking: Do you think the wireless carriers will ever
officially ditch the 160 limit on SMS, or do they make too much on
suckers like me with VZW Blackberries that don’t use EMS and make you
send multiple messages if you exceed 160 characters?

Wishfully thinking,

Luke the Pastor

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Hey Buzz Crew i just wanted to throw my hat into the ring about the
slim. Only the older PS3 Models feature Backwards compatibility. The
current models (80gm, 160gb) DO NOT feature the ability to play PS2
Games. Only the launch Models (60gb and 20gb) have the ability.

~Paul