724 - YOU are!
Tuesday, May 13, 2008

It's episode 724, wherein we argue, but in a happy way. MySpace wins a $234 million antispam judgment they'll probably never collect, and Google blurs faces in Street view, maybe just to be nice. Also, it turns out seniors are more acutely aware of the passing of time (or they hate commercials more than the youngsters do) and Qtrax makes four improbable deals.

Stories CoveredEdit

MySpace wins $234 million antispam judgment [1]

GM keeps building cars on XP [2]

Google begins blurring faces in Street View [3]

Youngsters skip DVR ads less than seniors [4]

Funny how Universal Music thinks infringement fines are unconstitutional when it's on the receiving end [5]

Qtrax signs with last of Big Four music publishers [6]

iPass to add in-flight Wi-Fi roaming [7]

Verizon, Mozilla to join LiMo Foundation [8]

Semantic travel search engine UpTake launches [9]

Philadelphia’s municipal Wi-Fi network to go dark [10]

From The PhonesEdit

Bill from JerseyEdit

Thoughts on human powered search

Lauren from HoustonEdit

Her experience buying a digital album

Grahame from MontrealEdit

I tricked Rogers about the iPhone!

In the ForumsEdit


Large Hadron ColliderEdit

The Large Hadron Collider goes online in less than a day.

--David A Zirpolo

Hi I’m Jason Howell (editors note: ACK!!!!)Edit

Hello everyone, my name is Jason Howell. I'm a somewhat new listener, I just started listening with show episode 700. I found your podcast after being asked repeatedly, “No way! Are you the Jason Howell!?! From Buzz Out Loud!?!” At first I said “yes I am” but now I know better…

Anyways, I was going to wait until I had something useful to say to send you guys an e-mail, but I got impatient, and I have nothing useful to say at the moment.

Strongly like the show, --Jason Howell

Antitrust law applicability to Net NeutralityEdit

Antitrust law applicability to net neutrality--Price Discrimination laws (Robinson-Patman Act--which added provisions to Clayton Act) prohibits charging competing customers different prices for like products does not apply in the consumer context. If it did think of the chaos it would cause say for example automobile dealers...nor does it apply to services; and it is not immediately clear whether net bandwidth would be a commodity or a service--electricity has gone gone both ways (AC/DC sort of thing).

--Michael Scott

USAF BotnetEdit

Guys and Gal,

Decades ago I worked in a state security hospital. We never carried weapons for the simple fact that any weapon could be taken away and used against us. This memory leaped to mind when you relayed the news of the Air Force plan to build their own botnet out of unused and obsolete computers.

Think about it. Those who are finally tasked with setting these computers will be told: "Set these up with this software, but somewhere out of our way." So these boxes will be running in an unused cubicle in an open office or in that overflow junk room in the long hallway not many people frequent. It will only take one or two of these boxes to be hacked by someone passing through a no doubt less than high security area and bingo: this supposed US defensive weapon is set to be an offensive weapon--against it’s own supposed masters. Brilliant.

--Tim in Kansas

Searching for “Molly Wood”Edit

Hey BOL Peoples,

I searched “Who is Molly Wood?” on Powerset, and it gave me this interesting result:

“Factz from Wikipedia: we found the following about Molly Wood.

Molly Wood: "hosted show and podcast discussed subjects gave birth"


Additional NotesEdit

After The CreditsEdit

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