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1086 - Beating a dead parse
Aired
Friday, October 16, 2009
Duration
Unknown
Hosts
Tom Merritt, Jason Howell Co-hosts: Rafe Needleman & Brian Tong
Producer
Jason Howell
Guests
none


Mozilla is upset about the browser ballot screen because it's alphabetical, left to right, by manufacturer. That means Apple gets the prime spot. We think that's parsing the screen too closely. So we decide to parse it even more! And we also reinvent battery technology and solve America's Internet problems. And can you believe it? We even do more. It's true.


Stories CoveredEdit

False Alarm: New iPhone 3GS Not Jailbreak-Proof

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2009/10/jailbreak-iphone


Wal-Mart Strafes Amazon in Book War

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125565024634288895.html

http://blogs.siliconvalley.com/gmsv/2009/10/wal-mart-wades-into-amazon-with-machete.html


Apple gets best spot in EU browser ‘ballot screen,’ Mozilla says

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9139428/Apple_gets_best_spot_in_EU_browser_ballot_screen_Mozilla_says


Windows 7? Don’t Upgrade, Buy A New PC

http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/173792/windows_7_dont_upgrade_buy_a_new_pc.html


Schmidt: "Android Adoption Is About To Explode"

http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/10/15/schmidt-android-adoption-is-about-to-explode/


Line sharing best solution for slow, expensive US broadband

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2009/10/us-internet-is-slow-expensiveand-the-fcc-has-proof.ars


Internet Traffic Shifting Away From Tier-1 Carriers

http://tech.slashdot.org/story/09/10/16/1555228/Internet-Traffic-Shifting-Away-From-Tier-1-Carriers


Judge: ringtones aren’t performances, so no royalties

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2009/10/judge-ringtones-arent-performances-so-no-royalties.ars


Intelligent speed bumps collapse to reward slow-pokes, cut down on emissions

http://www.engadget.com/2009/10/16/intelligent-speed-bumps-collapse-to-reward-slow-pokes-cut-down/


Boffins ‘write directly to memory’ of living brains

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/10/16/boffins_program_fly_brains/


VoicemailEdit

Matt in Orlando on Light Peak


Patrick in NH explains problem with Viper car start


EmailsEdit

Hey guys (and girls)!


I have an iPhone 3gs an an apple headset but when I’m on a call and start my car it will ALWAYS disconnect any Bluetooth devices from my phone and hijack the connection…


It’s kinda nice though Bering into the car and having everything change over, the problem is when you get out you have to manually try to reconnect a Bluetooth device before it will work – thus is not always easy…


Oh and a bog shout out to all the Irish geeks listening in! LOVE THE SHOW


Sent from my iPhone


Brian Murphy




I was catching up on my podcasts and heard you discussing a penny-sized nuclear battery that had 6 times more charge than a conventional battery. Turns out that story originates from the University of Missouri, my place of employment!


Un-cited quote: "To provide enough power, we need certain methods with high energy density," said Jae Kwon, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at MU. "The radioisotope battery can provide power density that is six orders of magnitude higher than chemical batteries." And it’s perfectly safe.


Notice that’s not 6 times more charge, its 6 ORDERS OF MAGNITUDE more charge (sorry for yelling, I’m excited). Now my Furby can chatter on forever!


Buzz on RafMoNatToJaCooTong.

Tony in Missouri


After The CreditsEdit

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