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1081 - Rafe's last day on Comcast
Aired
Friday, October 9, 2009
Duration
39:39
Hosts
Jason Howell Co-hosts: Rafe Needleman
Producer
Jason Howell
Guests
Stephen Shankland


Rafe wonders what could possibly go wrong with Comcast monitoring its users to protect them from malware. In the process, Rafe makes a few comments that have us wondering whether he'll return home to any Internet service at all. Barnes and Noble is rumored to be rolling out an Android e-book reader, while Steve Ballmer claims that the PC is the best e-book reader.


Stories CoveredEdit

B&N e-book reader reportedly in the works

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-10371468-93.html


PCs are best for e-reading, Microsoft’s Ballmer says

http://www.reuters.com/article/ousivMolt/idUSTRE5974OZ20091008


Snow Leopard bug threatens user data, according to reports

http://www.9to5mac.com/snow_leopards_eat_users

http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13727_7-10356505-263.html


Report: AT&T waits 17 months to break even with iPhones

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-10371785-37.html


DRAM study turns assumptions about errors upside down

http://arstechnica.com/business/news/2009/10/dram-study-turns-assumptions-about-errors-upside-down.ars

http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-10370026-264.html


New ways to try and buy Microsoft Office 2010

http://blogs.technet.com/office2010/archive/2009/10/07/new-ways-to-try-and-buy-microsoft-office-2010.aspx

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-10371817-56.html


Comcast’s war on infected PCs (or all customers)

http://it.slashdot.org/story/09/10/08/2022211/Comcasts-War-On-Infected-PCs-Or-All-Customers

http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-10370996-245.html


Comcast set to launch ‘HomePoint’

http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/Comcast-Set-To-Launch-HomePoint-104907


Pressure-sensitive keyboard? Let the fun begin

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10371215-1.html

http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/09/10/08/2152239/Contest-Winners-Show-Potential-For-Pressure-Sensitive-Keyboard


Penny-size nuclear batteries developed

http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/09/10/09/1243245/Penny-Sized-Nuclear-Batteries-Developed


VoicemailEdit

Tommy in Kingston: The password book


EmailsEdit

Moon 1, NASA 0:

So, I get up at O-Dark-Hundred to watch the greatest space collision since Shoemaker-Levy 9.


5-4-3-2-1 Impact! … Impact?


Watching the stunned NASA commentators, one of whom says “I Don’t know what we just saw.”…


PRICELESS!


Rob from Sedona




Hi Buzzfolk,


I beg to differ with the slow Windows 7 boot times story you reported on in Episode 1080. I have run a script (on the RTM 32-bit version) that measures the time, from shutdown to usable desktop, multiple times and consistently get a time of 54 seconds, which does jive with the times your lab got in their testing, but not what Lolo Technologies achieved in theirs.


I think the bigger story here is why is Lolo getting slower times?


I’m not saying it’s because they sell PC tune-up software and may have a conflict of interest, I’m just sayin`…..


Thanks! Love the show.

Satchmo

Seriously, I love you. <3


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