Spam zombies, gas lightsabers and moreEdit
PVR usage rising, FTC vs. Spam Zombies, Nokia 770, Gasoline-Fueled Jedi Battle
- 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.
- 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.
- Nokia announces the Nokia 770 internet tablet, to be released Q3 2005 for $350. Molly says it would be for settling TV arguments.
- 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.
- ”Spam Zombies: the worst kind of zombies.” - Tom
- ”That’s the age old question, isn’t it? Zombie or annoying?” -Tom