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017 - Spam Zombies, Gas Lightsabers and More
Aired
Wednesday, May 25, 2005
Duration
5:29
Producer
Unknown
Guests
None

Spam zombies, gas lightsabers and moreEdit

PVR usage rising, FTC vs. Spam Zombies, Nokia 770, Gasoline-Fueled Jedi Battle


Stories CoveredEdit

  • TiVo goes from 3.6 million to 9.2 million users. Discussion about whether to call Tivo-like it PVR or DVR concludes that cool people say DVR. Molly is “shocked that this is even news,” and thinks TiVo needs more features.
http://www.marketnews.ca/content/index/page?pid=853
  • FTC cracks down on zombie spammers by permitting ISPs to shut down computers taken over by a virus that turn the computer into a spam zombie. Molly wonders where the “burden of proof” lies in identifying infected computers. Both Tom and Molly agree that the efforts are necessary.
http://www.macnewsworld.com/story/dEDQhTO7eW3suL/FTC-Mounts-Effort-To-Stop-Zombie-Spammers.xhtml
  • Nokia announces the Nokia 770 internet tablet, to be released Q3 2005 for $350. Molly says it would be for settling TV arguments.
http://www.mobiletracker.net/archives/2005/05/25/nokia-770-linux-tablet


  • Two Star Wars fans are injured in mock Jedi Battle involving fluorescent tubes full of gasoline. Tom provides a public service announcement, discouraging the practice, then proceeds to segue into the Buzz Out Loud call-in number so smoothly that Molly does not immediately catch on.
http://nielsenhayden.com/makinglight/archives/006367.html


QuotesEdit

  • ”Spam Zombies: the worst kind of zombies.” - Tom
  • ”That’s the age old question, isn’t it? Zombie or annoying?” -Tom

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