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715 - Fork the Pidgin
Aired
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Duration
31:03
Producer
Guests
None


As in, stick a fork in the Pidgin forking controversy, because it's forking ridiculous. Also, iTunes Store gets same-day DVD releases and memristors make their debut. In other news, we do get a whiff of vapor, but the possibilities for the new Sezmi set-top box have us pretty fired up, nevertheless.


Stories CoveredEdit

iTunes Store gets same-day DVD releases [1]

H.P. Reports Big Advance in Memory Chip Design [2] [3] [4]

Microsoft Raises Yahoo Offer To $32-$33 Through WSJ; YHOO Wants $37* [5]

New Sezmi Set-top Blows Away the TV [6]

Microsoft’s new PC initiatives [7]

Canadian bank hands out free Eee PCs [8]

Analyst: HD DVD demise hasn’t meant scramble for Blu-ray [9]

Pidgin Controversy Triggers Fork [10]

From The PhonesEdit

Dave DurhamEdit

Here’s why Blu-ray is having problems.


In the ForumsEdit

Elections, parliment, candidates, Wikia, .org - confusion.Edit

http://forums.cnet.com/5208-6035_102-0.html?forumID=97&threadID=293280

EmailsEdit

BOL Mayor job voting questionEdit

I guess I am a little confused about this whole BOL mayor thing.

We have a diplomat who likes to restate things in a more polite fashion, and interjects new topics into the conversation. (Tom) We have a sheriff, (Molly) who talks tough, calls it like she see it, and is rumored to carry a shotgun. And then we have Jason, who acts more like a city administrator, pushing buttons, playing recordings, and publishing the podcast, all without much credit.

We even have a cranky old guy next door who loves cats and hates europeans, (Raife) as well as a house full of kids across the street who talk funny, play loud music all the time, and hold parties on the lawn. (The 404 podcast)

but this mayor thing confuses me, who chooses, who votes, and how? Is this like Chicago, can I vote more than once?

Keep up the good work,

David Living in the 4th ward of Buzztown, down by the bacon plant.

P.S. Who do I talk to about getting a key to the city?



Yahoo toolbar strikes againEdit

Hello jamoto, The other day I bought components to build me a new PC and one thing I noticed in the motherboard software (it was gigabyte’s ep35c ds3r) that it included the yahoo toolbar on the driver install list, it was at the very end of the driver installer. After the USB, chipset, SATA controller and LAN drivers. Just a warning to everyone installing gigabyte drivers from their CDs. I wonder how much Yahoo is paying those companies to push the toolbar. And why don’t they just pay me, the customer, directly instead ;)

Khaled



The Bot ProjectEdit

Hi

Just thought I’d flag this up with you - http://www.thebotproject.com

To save you clicking the link, it’s basically an open source, community driven bot tracking initiative. Today is very much day one so there’s really not much of a community yet.

Anyway, there it is. If it’s of interest, take a look.

Cheers dan

PS Sorry for the unsolicited email…. and love the show. PPS Molly - you were soooo serious on Twit.tv that I thought you’d been body snatched!



Its not giant, its colossalEdit

Molly - you referred to the currently defrosting/disecteding squid as a ‘Giant Squid’. In fact it’s a ‘Collosal Squid’.

I guess that’s what happens when you name your squids with superlatives… let’s hope they don’t find a bigger one. For linguistic reasons alone.

I actually would like to see a bigger squid, Maybe thay could call it the ‘Bigger Squid’.

This is starting to sound like an Andy Rooney segment. I should stop now.

LTS KUTGW

Keith



GTA4Edit

Hello,

I just heard you mention the GTA 4 issues. I bought a Collectors Edition and had to return the disc as my Xbox 360 failed to read the disc properly. The replacement disc that I got from the original retailer worked fine and so far no problems, unless you count jaw pains from repeated droppage at the awesomeness. Love the show, and come to Boston!!!!!

Respectfully,

Charles W. Moore, Jr.


Additional NotesEdit

Memorable QuotesEdit

Tom - "Those aren't hot dogs.....if your meat's still jumping, maybe you need another couple minutes" [11]

Molly - Upon hearing that Canadian banks are giving away FREE Pc's - "What in the Bajaby?!"

After The CreditsEdit

Boiled Bacon, Clubbing baby hot dogs, and what the Heck IS Molly putting in her Microwave???



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