Ep. 1373: The Singularity is knocking at the door
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Ep. 1373: The Singularity is knocking at the door

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Today's Friday December 17 many things. A -- results time -- eye of Hollywood plug in a buzz out loud that I can't indiscriminately at episode thirteen seventy. Three it. The earth. Still close to the breaking analysts and into the finished it's a Friday we have just reenacted scenes from avatar and on the incredible -- yet if you were watching the pre -- when -- didn't -- anonymous and the awarding CG graphics I think. Really that's unbelievable that we really need make apps utilize -- -- -- are also not be Bluetooth. We couldn't video can. The president no plan in order to get Friday yeah it's it's the times an -- and stay tuned because it's Friday and that means there's gonna be computer lab. -- and regulators and get it but not like that. -- -- -- -- -- Thousand dollars those -- if you -- it now is now integrated cancer is -- try to start things off on -- -- more appropriate note. Also we are thinning out our thoughts and prayers to -- our hands. Up in surgery right now -- -- replacement surgeries where your replacement surgery. There we have that you can that it and we martini were thinking about the thing about do we need you yes we love you mean it's done editing. Depth advocates. Are so it -- it -- do it the US in a reversal of the federal government hands off approach to Internet privacy regulation. Is considering. Implementing a privacy bill of rights and also the creation of a privacy policy office that would actually help to work. I'm online -- pregnancy. Provide the apron capacity privacy issues in the US and abroad. Yet this is -- countries -- because until recently. The congress and the government has kind of had a hands off approach to what the Internet regulate itself but now with all these emerging things that data being sent out -- -- without our permission one -- They've kind of looked at like maybe we should create a privacy bill of rights to addresses issues of how these things are evolving in a really. It's gonna hurt the web sites were making money -- appetizers through these vehicles up to this point. Well that's a concern I -- they're saying you know the use of personal information is now increased so much that privacy laws might actually be needed to restore consumer trust right -- Before they've said look we don't wanna get too involved in this because it's the Internet -- stifled -- of innovation exactly we don't mess with businesses but now they're saying you know. Consumers are appealing. Nervous. And rightly so I mean when you see all of the third party data that can be -- that the all of the data they can be collected about you by third parties as you -- across the -- it's pretty scary stuff out there and and they commerce. Department is saying look self regulation might not be enough people actually want to know that their information and -- So it's unclear how strict the bill would be John Kerry's -- and incorporates on the recommendations the legislation's so. On for the next congress so if they do anything -- move forward with this it would be sometime early next year after their break. -- it might also I mean honestly could also be sword rattling a little bit like you gotta wonder how much. Of this is the commerce amino the -- of 88 page report they're saying. Among other things suggesting that companies have to ask people for permission to use their data for purposes other. Then that for which it was collected. And that companies should submit to privacy audits. But you wonder if it's not the government a little little -- thing like -- get it together. You guys need to be more transparent and careful otherwise we're gonna step in because really. Meaning adamant isn't in it -- and it you don't think it's a good idea and I really don't I just so I can't imagine it having any T. And I can -- I mean I think putting a whole layer of regulation on top of the web like this is. Potentially. I don't know it's -- it's a it is potentially messy but for me putting a layer like this where it's what hat's deal with our privacy. That's okay and amino you know that way that it'll -- heat as if okay this proposal passes and if something happens the government actually -- to put I think with how things have evolved you know even appears to receive well legal matters gonna get a lot more typical -- Interesting because the gray area of how the Internet has developed. And I think having a personally privacy bill of rights is a good thing for at least -- -- races will we see it go through. -- -- -- -- more than SATA sword rattling we don't know yet but. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Yeah yeah I mean it -- it but yes I -- enters into your double play that sort of like I -- I want to believe that the government can actually have some influence here but I'm not sure that they could and I'm -- -- there any regulations would have sort -- are reaching consequences although that said I mean. They're not there does need to be a mechanism for thing like the companies you can't distract people's information without their knowledge and sell it to these third party candidate -- miners. Who -- are basically profile. You know -- in it but they let insurance companies the -- and satellite that -- now are now. There's the Timmy it's at least there's the difference between this and actually police -- the Internet activity right now it's really specific to privacy which or personal citizens' privacy so. That that's -- because its target that -- that makes more sense is that of an overall umbrella. That you don't -- how they can control what happens on the Internet so I'm I'm I'm -- this. Yeah I think we'll see it we'll see what happens and it obviously has a little bit of -- -- -- -- prediction shows -- actually asked his dad hey. Predicted temperature. -- other news across the web a lot of the web freaking out yesterday upon the news that Yahoo! was going to shut down delicious. There was apparently a slide leaked from a web cast. That Yahoo! did where they were kind of laying out their roadmap for properties and they were they said that they planned to sunset. Delicious Alta -- my blog log Yahoo! bookmarks Yahoo! picked -- and Yahoo! buzz actually and now we -- though now. Will they realize they couldn't compete. With the buzz house I think we should experiment tried it try to trademark but it. I you know how they protect it marked -- -- I should just try -- they've added well I'm not. We might as well -- experiment. The that Yahoo! basically confirmed. Some of the shut down think -- yes we are gonna shut down product in coming months that Yahoo! buzz. Our traffic APIs and others. But then when all things the -- -- specifically about delicious because that I've been reunited that that's the there would like -- thinking Red -- people were still -- About the yet delicious does -- online bookmark syncing site we used to use it for about violent lineups actually. And a lot of people do use it -- -- tweet from police today today. And she's -- that she was so that applicants that traumatized by the delicious news that I am basically re evaluating all of my online services that does all of -- cast doubt in. On. Cloud services and let me -- -- tons of information there or use it every day. It's it's a little bit scary for people. I mean that the big the big NIC with all that's also the fact that OK there's that whole. Landmines being where not Landmine -- grabber Yahoo! -- acquired all these services and basically did nothing to them and then just let them. Stay under the Yahoo! brand them but they didn't -- they didn't address that it try to make them better or elevate that profile -- -- you have a lot of these companies. Now we're innovative at the time now we're doing cool things sure they they wanna make their -- you know. Get paid out and for what they did but at the same time the product -- via the large company that can't manage all these different things in terms of peace so lit who suffers the end. The users as usual. Exactly and as you not and it isn't a bad idea for Yahoo! didn't -- some stuff doesn't mean they aren't you -- -- they absolutely need to and we mean actually advising Yahoo! to do this for years like consolidate you you know pick them things and do them well. Instead of just the scattershot approach. To everything on the web it may be that they. That the backlash about delicious specifically is strong enough that they change them and generally know. They did say in response to follow -- question about delicious. We continue to operate delicious today and will communicate specific. Let me left a little bit away or like made -- -- the one that they're looking like. But honestly the other property that people are worried about is Flickr. Pregnant I've seen their Ian Thomas -- posted an open letter to -- saying you know you a lot of it sounds like a lot of the layoffs disproportionately came from Flickr. And that that is a product that might not get it like they made out to not have any specific plans to shutter it earth and set it as they say. But it might not get -- production and engineering support. The attention that it as what I mean when you think of Flickr and Yahoo! I mean that is their high profile photos -- but it -- and service for some -- to pick some people are paying. Yet people are paying for Flickr people are storing content from adding that you know everybody's a little bit traumatized from -- because of how they address this -- we're we're probably in a catalyst and how can -- all the other services via. And are they gonna be -- has Flickr isn't you know at that really valuable service a lot of people and it and I I would hate to -- Yahoo! put itself in a position where it wasn't then allocating resources toward keeping. Sites like Flickr strong and not just like -- you've gotta hope that -- -- when it's one of the few sites that people actually paid for -- -- Yahoo! like you've just -- -- and -- and professionals -- it I mean everyone uses it and nobody who is -- wants to end up getting shafted though hopefully they'll. What Yahoo! -- now needs to do is make some decisions and then communicate their support for the other products. Really really China and yet out yet outright say this is what we're doing them in -- via in these ones are still don't don't just talk about the ones that are not important -- are important and why. Canadian mentioned Flickr in their little like our core product and. The thing in the cloud and the scary place to be -- time. Yeah -- had a really hurt me. -- -- that was a scary place to be yesterday apparently there was a code leak of some sort. And it actually released it made several new products available to the public before they were ready for lines. And then FaceBook and this is crazy. Took itself offline for. Thirty minutes they were completely shut down and I think after -- one of them was kind of the new layout new page layout and you break the -- the new cleaner. Look at -- lot of people are tweeting like all I got the new look and in the like etc. they haven't had. It would be adding said that it was the redesigned brand pages and -- -- -- -- -- profile -- -- -- and company analyst -- And then some new photo section called memories. And -- I mean really how much better than that and you continue. If you don't. I was thinking -- that -- brief period at times of internal prototypes are made public through a number of people at certainly -- as a -- we think the thing down. And then -- and it had nothing to do with privacy or security. It was they -- continue to reiterate because these internal. Somehow got out so there -- a little. -- -- -- That's okay I've done that planets. -- design rattling around in there like a -- But they Dale's that is probably end here is that duties with the -- a little too early of the little sheepish you know that -- -- Blow it all -- -- Anyway about life you're wondering if you're like I -- and the menu and might -- -- cannot have. -- -- -- Out with net income was my and my friends here bill. All of up front here villa that he and a host and isn't that much bodies. -- really think a little break. Play a little sitting down and when we come back organs -- by the US and anything over the Internet. Hollywood and practically inviting you to join us for the 2010 edition of cnet's holiday help -- that happens every Monday at 1 PM Pacific 4 PM eastern starting November 22. It's where we make you look like a brilliant tech gift giver as we take your live calls and we feel your emails and act. Send us an email right now to holiday helped -- at cnet.com and along with the rest of cnet's editors will point you to the right product at the right right. Holiday help desk Mondays at 1 PM Pacific time starting November 22 at cnet.com slash life. Welcome back -- -- -- everybody the UN United Nations is mulling about Internet regulation options the considering whether set up an intergovernmental working group. -- harmonized global efforts by policy makers the basically regulate the Internet it's being spearheaded by Brazil. And in -- mean that New York in New York Brazil called for an international body. That would attempt to create global standards for policing the Internet simply in reaction. The challenges such as what happened with -- -- and they did stress that it should not be seen as a takeover. But just a police. -- -- -- -- -- On them we found that -- you know this this come up with the land before or the idea that there should be infected in there was created in some sort of an international. Governance. Committee that would look at the way that it -- because it. The US doesn't exactly control the Internet but icann was developed by the Commerce Department has -- with the -- Commerce Department that comes up fairly often. Australia US the United States UK Belgium and Canada and some other business community representatives and will look if -- form yet another working group. That might isolate itself from the in industry community users and the public and -- -- and that some sort of a body like -- governmental only body. -- and a very strong signal civil society. That their valuable country's contribution was not required it was not -- -- for basically like. You don't need. All the governments of the world to take over the Internet there is nothing if not terrifying about packets when sent through solution for -- -- solution yes go there and take it out it really is actually now and a -- the Internet is not something looking for eight in new world order -- Well it's little -- -- helpful if the whole thing was like well what have we done in the past let's try to do with this. If it doesn't worry it's -- it's a totally different beast it really it's a super attributes it's unbelievable to me to that we -- has has had this kind of a far reaching effect and it's literally counting. The -- you know the heads of government to say yeah -- Should join forces and take this -- over like. And -- it was because the -- -- -- affected them -- yeah I threat if it if they didn't feel the heat from any of those reports. If those other reports me with corporations and governments the reaction probably would've been a little less severe oh absolutely yeah well and I mean. The existence of sites like Wiki -- and the of the web as a whole argues -- or at least shows that unit. Citizens are often interested in greater transparency and then they get from government there's always the balance I -- -- you know it is the role of government to at some point say. These are the limits were gonna this is how much information we think should be out there but it is also the role of citizens say okay I need more. You know whether it's from their totalitarian regime or the United States increasingly putting information behind locked doors. And so the idea that the government to the world would be like who yet we're not comfortable with. Any information that we don't it's like. Not that actually is just going to cause a stronger counter -- and it's gonna be like. The villain creation story you know what I mean this continuous guys against or -- you know like that's what's gonna happen. Yeah totally war on the lab and there's a really interesting or really get it right out of zero -- dot com about how and why the US government attacking Wiki leaks. Is a bad idea -- named -- -- and he compares the they attempt to eight you know shut down Wiki links Wiki leaks to. The the US government attempted shut down Napster right so they they they closed down Napster. Totally not understanding the way that the web work. And it's and it's sort of like it took a really big Mercury -- they tried to master with a hammer and as you are into millions -- and all the now. And at the same thing will happen with Wiki leaks. And that in fact as they if they you know publicly attacked the people who -- material to the public it will increase the appetite suppressed information -- will bring up everywhere. Like that are dedicated to doing the same thing will will be formed in response. Which has -- which is -- that. Yet it's really it's fascinating. It didn't really -- read I think and Anchorage all to read it will have an inertia -- and it's. I mean it's. I understand it governments are like you said trying to respond to the threat the only women know how -- like. It is -- -- and you -- better learn how to read the Judith. At a yet figured out -- -- that this is in the right way via the right way or you have to -- you have to accept that we live in a way more of an open -- world than we ever did before. And that's just in that is the fundamental change -- that Zuckerberg was saying that he's saying that -- do we have to get over. Our privacy re issues through the food and other documents all the key he can he can keep balanced competitive but it's padded -- so does the government -- -- -- -- it. Governments have to get over this idea that they alone are the keepers of the portrait. Of the keys to the port you know that that that information does want to meet -- that often when information is pre. It's useful it will have a story about that later about what can happen when you know the amazing things they can happen when information is freely available to people like it's. It is that different and I hate -- it to prepared. We live in in a different paradigm. Town that could -- into. The European Union authorities have broadened their investigation of Google that expected to complaints from Germany. One involving a group of newspaper and magazine publishers and the other -- mapping company. -- this is. Continue as it seems like almost every week -- another story about how they use is looking more deeply Google how more companies are complaining about -- with their rate -- algorithm. Of how Google -- -- so. You know in our predictions show it's will be happening naturally we we kind of -- through things around and we are alike we both that -- guy. They're gonna face an anti trust lawsuit or case sometime next here today it's -- the wheels are turning. Then there's no way the visiting and -- the -- especially of the EU does you know keeps. Investigating more and more and more as -- gets bigger and bigger and bigger seriously. Telling me if they -- content creation by YouTube thing I'm very content ha ha. Very content. EA is having a wicked awesome -- sale right now. 99 cents for a lot of big -- games and via the iTunes app store. Yeah and then that led to kind of a funny little business week article about like weather -- it was just being an apps or bully. Because they have so much power in -- marketplace. -- -- -- -- -- -- And it was yeah we were thought I don't know -- area spend the day that's how you games the weather small developer or a large developer. Everyone -- nine -- -- -- of magic price points that just hazardous big machine and you wanna appears apps in the ranking. Yeah does does that make you a -- just as you happen to be a bigger company offering your games and 89 cents. And yet mean it isn't it isn't every company that red -- and globally via a just -- they're -- It's 54 life partly their gaming a little bit they're gaming the charts because the way that -- Popularity -- work actually don't have anything to do with like numbers of users write to you might see the buzz out loud podcasts -- -- like number like. Nineteen charts and it really just -- that algorithm is based on current as far as we understand that rates of uptake in over that period of time for that period of time so what EA is really trying to do is -- the charts. So that like when anybody -- I can confuse the list of most popular games every single thing on the day because -- imprisonment -- And novel I have sometimes accompany aging does the does 99 cents but also picked up other games just because they were 99 cents at 54 iPhone games and fifteen iPad titles -- had games -- -- I had heard an innocent. -- -- -- The plane I am jumping on that I -- -- -- like crazy. I think on the gaming have actually there's against her in the guardian because of -- the day also also. Came out against the Grammy Awards for failing to make a separate category for video game soundtrack composers thing like that mean that music again and -- yes the sits close to. And for me that I love videogame music videogame music is some of the best music here -- I applicant in that it cost them a little some -- John Williams orchestra doing your -- And that's -- at some real music. Played in Zelda yet -- this has nothing seems to get it done played in the game with -- this volume and -- help. And -- law that John -- invited me. -- -- No landed. The grassy hill. -- -- -- This great music -- have no way that isn't lesser quality music and movies I -- -- -- Super Mario Brothers did have some of the most memorable scenes in people's opinion happening at Sony's exclusive titles that they. -- these seem orchestras that you movies practically. So what of the arguments -- the fact that right program is already crowded with over like 100 in nine categories. I I'm just -- that. At the -- argument is it necessary -- The U game music deserve more respect it's more action media in there more respect as an audio visual -- art. Nancy you know because they're always it's always kind of like the Red Hat isn't telling you it's like whatever video games they're just games via -- old it themselves a lot -- Rogers Roger Ebert. Initially did an article saying that -- games were not our. And then later on retracted that statement after like some people sent him you know game copies that -- -- -- and he he'd be active that's the -- that that was in my music ring. Ellis -- -- of music art study by you know he took back that statement on the record. Right jeez I'd petition I mean if it's possible that the grammys might now be too crowded. And maybe two irrelevant also honestly -- -- the damn thing that. Analogy is the -- performance last year. 000000. It was awesome. I'm at saint anyone who -- a lot to like -- the issue of -- It's interesting though because that they guardian writer then says what has popped up all the -- Germany needs is not a separate category for games which would be an admittance that game scores can't compete with their movie counterparts. It's a greater understanding and appreciation of game audio as an art form. -- you could maybe just. Have a soundtrack category that includes I give your to have it could include games -- movies TV the game's chart. How much how many coming nominees are anecdotally -- And -- -- -- be well that they would have to really as good as they are yeah you know or. But you know even doing something like I game all you know there is already always videogame awards like the GDC has there's that nice -- -- but. I think -- composers wanna be honored alongside mainstream media not in their -- exactly yeah and that's that's what it does have some of the -- have a soundtrack category that they could totally digital visual army items from red dead right -- It is amazing. Then it would be about would be even more. Of -- tournament in part of an -- and then creating income category. They create -- digital version of program or diesel words that are related to some degree anywhere exist at all. Segregate them does and I don't think it should be -- -- I think it's all be rolled into programming like the grammys this soundtrack category should include video game center. When they can -- be -- -- -- I I after I just feel like they're gonna get -- there's only really five nominees in wheeled out. And may be less and really and I can't I mean that's like put up or shut up yet and -- tell -- about -- you're really accurate and. And then you have those idiot voters are like I don't -- -- he had a game console what's the as a red -- -- Lebanon you know that's that's the other thing that well yeah -- it would take it would take a whole other it would take a whole awareness thing that it really should start like a ribbon campaign or a -- -- parliament -- column. Dream and -- paying. Back. Finland at that those with. You definitely don't pay the negative of movement -- -- and -- Rams. CEO. Raising gadget co CEO because they have to code on an -- enough. It was -- says the playbook is redefining what tablets should do. In a conversation with a conference call analyst ABC -- said that the enterprise market. Is as a positive response towards the -- as an enterprise device yet and -- there's tons of pent up demand. -- up at the aren't gonna -- are wealthy paid their you know they're targeting other thing you know -- be ready for. In a secure VPN dot Medimmune unit -- -- at some of the features that that iPad doesn't have but I almost it. Makes me think of how and a I've bumpers cannot there were literally no enterprise speakers and and -- -- -- about a year so there of the bundling all the access Netflix and Microsoft's servers. Or email support and -- and -- If I'm correct. I do they have -- -- -- -- access for an iPhone I don't know. I think I cannot think they're in Louisiana in his right -- there is VP and support with an act and the like that's one of the things those loading and Steve Jobs little keynote. So I think that's -- a little bit of breaking news from Caroline McCarthy and news.com is reporting that delicious will jump ship from Yahoo!. Not close delicious says it plans to try to find an exit strategy from Yahoo! anything and there's a blog post. It -- we are not shutting down delicious. While -- have determined that there's not a strategic -- Yahoo! we believe there's an ideal home for delicious outside the company. Where it can be resource to the level where it can be competitive. Caroline put up at the wording does it make it clear weather was actually. First are -- -- shut down or letting Yahoo! was planning to sell it all on Shelton added that -- Several a handful of CEOs and essential medium business have publicly posted blog or tweets -- offering to -- delicious. And then Twitter petition circulating a hopeless and nearby and that's coupon that. Yes put out familiar like a eBay -- -- and our coalition couldn't. Share blue goose image Arab says Digg should buy delicious. Good -- he help these smart thing at all the wintry Kevin Rose about active antenna working and see you later. I am a little busy doing that -- and also dropped back a drop box updated -- one point oh with selective syncing of folders and improve performance broken across all platforms very cool. The -- if -- a drop of drop out teaser. Its lead disk space in the cloud that's extra computer. It's so good and this selective sync his phone can you can select specific folders and files. And appear on certain computers they don't like you don't need your -- that's the also Google ads to Google body browser body move they've got a -- it -- -- sorry. We'll be through it. And -- -- -- is a new application -- like an in browser tool you need the latest version of Chrome web DL. And then you can -- kind of in -- -- the detailed 3-D model of the human body can peel back anatomical layers zoom in and navigate to the parts that interest the in the hood. It is. Really Larry -- it was. So you have to update your browser because every computer the latest resident Roma's. You had -- -- but it's canticle means. I don't know it's a school like releasing telling individual game press -- it. Its its not gonna change anything really -- at -- it's I said it's kinda cool but it. I mean that's the reason why we put in the quick hits. -- actually may wishing you -- but also. Pay at on this thing it. Also the official PlayStation app because every -- as a -- is coming soon the iPhone and Android. I'm platforms it's gonna be available for pre and its its gonna give you acts to check out you know the latest news stories and places -- blog as well as. See your trophy achievements. Boom boom. And -- and status of your friends who have their playing games on the network and like your buddy list. Though pretty good -- I am thrilled about the possibility of like being able to -- in my child -- -- working hard copies. The human body where it is an immediate like. Not throw -- there -- little. The boom go to the body browser because I did you can identify partners show me how it worked but it might mean -- to. A UV that I'll give you that somewhat -- -- -- important. At least for my time with analysts credit would impede and. -- That's I'm here I'll go with this them at -- and little -- students -- -- think yeah. On -- droids website photos emerge. Android -- the PH and emerged with the super bright super slim LG Android phone. Touted to be slimmer than the iPhone. Looks like it's a little bigger screen -- as well. On the it's -- -- now what sometime in 2011. LG is doing some things at least with -- Android of the experts announced the first dual core and -- they have the slimmest with an altar right ultra slim phones supposedly. Better than the iPhone -- screen. Yet there it's quite -- LG makes a ton a ton ton ton of phones in their huge phone -- but they haven't really moved into the high end smart I'm mark. And -- apparently now and now think there. I am really looking hard -- -- algae might have at via. -- in this. Releases all the crazy fools. No I think he has is really shaping up to be poncho via much lower than it ever has and amp -- Also in gadgets -- is only semi gadget but I am. -- -- -- -- -- With this idea of word -- It's an augmented reality app it instantly translate whatever you pointed act this amazing new poignantly and -- -- was ridiculously get hold of your phone to it I'm right now I can only translated from Spanish to English and back to pick it. I don't know Chinese dissident in a country with the -- hundreds of -- and that's awesome. It is. Ridiculous. And it just it Billy it's just a matter of time -- -- OK can only be managed in all I can't believe the fragmented -- reality app that translate instantly can only be used Spanish to English and back. Clarity is knocking on the door right now the retailer is out -- like. I'll pan -- all -- let me end. If the thing that in data. Amazing. You know how it has -- -- Latino apparently it only works right now on iPhone 3GS iPhone four and the latest iPod Touch. All. More on Android left now that this is coming out print driver now. This is gonna rendered punctured the -- working -- I feel confident that it is no right thing anyway I'm sure the Google like we're gonna -- on our translation algorithm that's on our website look at the -- and we have a better align they have a photo recognition of that is done now. The Sharon it's heavily on shenanigans on a pair of Israel's that this is this isn't a vaccine now it's an -- until other stuff like augmented reality cameras we've been removed -- from your -- alert. It's -- yeah. And there's no and there's really no reason that it can't do this again it's just using OCR that's optical character recognition and there's translation engines that are pretty much I mean Google translation engine is real -- I think you'd type in you know has written a letter -- Italy about a hotel reservation at camp right and I were to type in my letter and then it would -- though. There is there really is no technical reason that this wouldn't be possible. Yeah I have to see were members I wonder if -- is -- shenanigans because the video copies the exact. Translates the exact. Via maybe. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- This morning nine and I'm gonna buy it almond tried out and I'll tell you on Monday when -- Android phone could and I'm -- -- violent. And iPad than it. And iPad but it does not a candidate or an hour after out of the market now that and then they need and it's time. Certainly in going to be based on annually and I'm not going Q now they said I better not sized ears yeah. I'm stuck. In front runner in an eight B eight -- a huge right. Okay this. I am never being out and it's hard -- today Google has launched this database that. Takes all of the words from all the books that stand in so it's standing by point two million books in the Google books digital library it take all those words. Published within the last 200 years and has created a viewer that lets researchers just basically track. The use of language multiple languages but mainly in English speaking world. Where world. Whether -- the -- of -- the effective censorship the spread of inventions. The growth of new terms in the English speaking world is basically the first time that scholars have been able to use. That the digital books with a lot of them have objected to because of copyright. And that library to like. Conducted this. It's -- fascinating research. Like some of the stuff that they found is -- so. Interestingly they talk about their calculating how frequently famous personalities appear in these digitized -- they've they've been able to discover Harvard researchers. Said people these days become -- at a much younger age and reached unprecedented peaks of notoriety but the flip side is that that their forgotten way faster. So like some of the words that they are able attack -- huge spike a huge spike waving at them like Marilyn Monroe dependent. Like Haley -- Osman from the edge players you know. Drops off immediately they talked about new words that have appeared like Medicaid -- -- and -- -- things like that Bucky ball at Butte technical term I actually did a really quick search month's net. And which cannot be -- that it's like there's a few from 18100 -- Like halo likely get pretty big -- Pristina in the eighteen hundreds and I can now dying in battle we're coming back we are that we were there in the -- that we are here in the present. And -- come back researchers -- -- they reported that they were actually able to measure. The hardening rhetoric of nations that were facing -- war by tracking the increased use the word enemy. They can track changing taste taste in food noting the waning appetite for sausage which peaked in the 1940s. The advent of sushi dimensions -- -- which started to soar in the 1980s that they documented the decline of the word of god in the modern errant fall sharply -- from its peak in the eighteen party. It's just. And it's just it shows you exactly this is the ultimate goal of Google revenue -- -- talk about organizing the world's information. They're talking about what can happen. When data sets that track the whole of human history become available for you to part it is like three's I mean it opens up all this new information like. This information opens up new information it's just like infinite -- with -- -- it is keep making more data we really do singularity. -- -- on the darn it I'm sensing litany of and I appeared title I think -- I do we get into of the feedback loop -- A lot of people -- US about our commentary are comments on the Department of Defense blocking access on government computers to things like New York Times. -- that had published the Wiki -- cable Anthony who is serving -- in South Korea -- -- threat in and said here's a little insight about the block even on our. He said we've been ordered not to access Wiki we even on our home computers to articles containing classified documents -- -- -- officer broke it down like this. Just because Wiki -- New York Times -- that are releases classified document publicly. That doesn't remove the classification from that document. Possession of classified documents by military members without need to know. And proper security clearance is a violation of the uniform code of military justice. A visit to the Wiki leaks water cooler in the worth losing my fifteen year career and yes we do lines that are Internet access is limited it to -- real pain in the -- But it's your tax dollars -- -- -- you really -- fund are harmful exploits. They couldn't -- -- Tuesday anyway a lot of people said similar that united it but that's how that's how. The military works you know they decide who needs no. Also got an email from Taylor. He or she writes the -- on equal opportunity. So if we -- -- to move toward saving our information and running applications and entertainment to the cloud. We really expect data levels are taps to be a viable solution for phone and Internet pricing. Yeah that's the point it was really interesting -- data caps are pretty much the antithesis of the clout yet in -- mean they don't work hand in hand. That is a problem. And and really considered so we'll see how that involves. Doesn't really like one colleague at our beautiful. I see. I am what that's that's that's it for email today can I mean there was more about really we had to save room for. I -- here now. Our -- clearly take your emails because we care about you with all your -- Questions and -- not gonna start up here love and it is delaying if so how can we have no doubt that'll -- -- -- less than science theories. And -- What area you like that are. His first -- from motorists -- -- country I've been take talking to this guy online for a couple months now. We -- talk once a week on the phone in the rest of the technique we text or email. I would like to meet him but he lives Q&A half hours away. How to make that work -- I invite him to something like a movie or concert in a city that's about an hour from both of us or what. And kind of -- on how to further my contact with them. Please help me. -- -- this is the problem with computer dating raise yet meet people over the place -- that there's that huge distance you might find some of your life in Cuba how do you people think that connect -- -- right here's here's nominate my of my honest advice -- -- the first of all. He it is them the man asked to make that with the cute house that put his foot down and make that particular -- you can throw them a little softball like. -- maybe she come and visit me some time has really useful hunter gather thing. The guy has -- go after what he wants because. When he now guys are they can sometimes get what about the things like that if he doesn't -- strong -- -- When it what is -- gonna go strong at all it felt. It's so interesting -- ethernet because I swear to god. That does is not happening in the modern in the modern world guys are more afraid of the modern -- a hero if that does not happen I'm saying that if you want if you want. If the guy wants what he wants he's gonna go after every guy will tell you this is the this is the -- the fundamentals like he does not that in Cuba on a cleaner is that -- -- fear. The big let's announce the immediate pain in my grammar but unless this is just -- -- -- Ultimately -- -- -- deal breaker. It has been hired him I would say try to meet him but make him computers. Or rate quota if the candidates. That. A relationship -- like designer clothing if it doesn't fit perfectly at the disaster. It could figure and that they -- Macon county that's on that's -- guys are so I'm. It doesn't ever had hit. So let's. Get picked it up. -- it and I'm of the geeky interning at Internet based culture. -- and technology loving thought -- -- group that most of my fellow listeners belong to you so where does a fairly ordinary geeks such as myself to meet girls. Specifically like minded intelligent girl -- tried going out and department but not in my theme. Eating at work is obviously tricky up and not -- -- -- -- don't do well when clicked the grocery store striking amber and a conversation feel a lack. I want them to good for such things but dating -- matchmaking sites don't seem like a good idea. Either made -- too stubborn to aboard the eco. -- potential -- with. Molly Hulu -- connect to the guide to help. Well is active Atlantic okay get the very thing we don't want questions continue to come incidents segment on. Now while -- -- well I mean I will say this yet. -- -- -- Or I would I know a ton of people who have who are in relationship right now that they've that they found a -- that might really that it. I think that there that stigma is released and everyone I know is none there's -- there there is a mental barrier even though it's still more normal -- that firstly. If you're. So in the little water -- it's art it's hard but also the comic. Button also would mean seriously go to -- go to tweed applicant you know that if it into tech savvy group -- in you'd like. You know that Yahoo! events or whatever is that title in only a little meet up meet up dot com as a -- we think ultimately he'd just. The around things you like and it. Don't worry about mine in the one just -- -- yourself around people that you know no that's all it I think honestly it's like. -- it is that these -- the -- is a thing effort to show that anything would happen in the attic Oakley getting a little hard -- get on that site. Also can expect everyone and dirty -- -- It's adult friend finder and I've never not that I believe there. All right this last one this is some nice happy -- we wanted to wrap up with the year was 1999. I was taken an -- and a computer programming class of the junior college. My now wife and I were quickly approaching -- six -- -- university so. I wrote -- choose your own adventure program that told this story of the name Wii meant using -- and if else statements. I give -- -- -- a three and a half inch floppy and he loved executing from a floppy. That in -- more and in. And night. Com thanks as a durable. That's beautiful that's a little if any -- the computer happy ending. -- -- -- -- -- -- the thing is we diligently so people feel like I hate to -- now I don't you don't -- -- Friday at the end of the week. And this show we if you wanna ask personal questions that we can offer insight media will answer them and I'm open to -- -- and of itself. I that is our show for today you -- to read these emails and in in the comments honestly opera your own adviser you know it here. A geek girl living in the Denver area -- public and -- you sweat if we could arrange them at our computer -- -- didn't highlight areas of paying attention when. I've popular idea to backup service and all of that is that are sent out to be allowed us cnet.com the project -- -- government -- -- -- anything like that. Our email address for future computer left questions via buzz at cnet.com 1800 pixel and sixty NEC is -- -- number. That. And that's -- show guys were pretty -- and at least. --

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