994 - Simlish out loud
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Tom Merrit, Natali del Conte, Jason Howell
Lynn Fu (Jason Howell on Vacation)
Veronica Belmont & Molly Wood

It's all girls and me today which leads to hilarious consequences including an outbreak of Simlish. We also figure out the solution to the world's water problems. Molly hates on AT&T some more. And Veronica promises to drink her own pee.

Stories CoveredEdit

Facebook to open up personalised URLs,39029471,49302580,00.htm?s_cid=33

Hackers make progress towards pwning Palm Pre

And first Homebrew Pre app says Hello World!

And clues in the source code to Pre’s successor?

Craigslist revenue flirting with $100 million, report says

That’s a small percentage of newspaper ads – so Craigslist not entirely to blame

Lawyers plan class-action to reclaim “$100M+” RIAA “stole”

Sims 3 sets franchise sales record

BART punks out, pulls cheeky doubleTwist ad near Apple store

Penguin USB drive is infinitely cute, hilarious

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Frank Herbert’s Moisture Traps May Be a Reality

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Jason from California about maps


Hey Buzz People,

Hurray, the French Three Strikes Law is no more!… Almost.

Here’s the skinny: the constitutional council is an assembly of 11 old people charged with putting the “constitutional” stamp on our new laws. They basically shot down the three strikes law on the grounds that a governmental body cannot make the decision to cut off someone’s internet access. Such a decision would have to be made by a judge or a court. At last some common sense in this whole mess! So the governmental body could still “inform” people that a judge has been notified, but that’s it (you might get a “you’re a bad person, ruling pending” sort of notice). I guess it it makes the whole concept’s effectiveness questionable, since the whole point was to expedite the punishment, which has now it been slowed down to the speed of the judicial process. And French judicial process at that. I mean, it takes 35 minutes to get served a coffee here, imagine how long it takes to get a judgement on that guy who downloaded the latest Transformers movie because, allegedly: “Dude, Megan Fox looks hawt!”

But I digress. I’m sorry that I don’t have an english link for this story because it just broke in France, so here is a Google translation of an article from “Le Monde” (a notable French newspaper). It’s really just for kicks, because automated translation apparently still sucks. Which is infuriating too: I mean, it’s the 21st century already, give me my android translators, damnit!

Patrick Beja

Hey Buzz Crew,

I used 2 gigabites last month on my AT&T iPhone plan and 1.8GB two months ago. Is this excessive? I do a lot of Pandora / / Flycast Internet streaming and wonder what the hidden unlimited cap is before they cut me off…

- Bob, the Nuclear Engineer

Hello BOL crew,

While visiting San Francisco for WWDC, I begin to understand Molly’s frustration with AT&T via the iPhone. The network in SF stinks. Data connections drop or are very slow and text messages could be hours delayed, even though I have 5 bars of 3G.

I normally use my iPhone south of LA in Orange County, where the network is pretty good, so I was wondering what Molly was ranting about. On the one hand the network isn’t bad in the whole country, but on the other hand Molly is right that AT&T must fix their SF coverage.

Love the show, Dean

Physicist Huntington Beach, CA

Hi Buzz Crew,

Since WWDC is still going on I wondered if you could help me find an answer to this question. As a Unix sysadmin I was really excited to hear that among the promised features for Mac OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard) Server was the addition of ZFS, a very powerful open source file system. I’ve used this system with Solaris and I really like it, but I was hoping to have the option of using it with Mac OS Server. If you Google zfs “snow leopard” and you look before you click you will see mention of ZFS in the description, and if you click on the cached version and scroll down you can see the ZFS being touted as a feature. However when you click the link to the live page, all mention of ZFS is gone. When you go even deeper (Click Technology and then File System) it mentions the venerable UFS (which Solaris admins are running from to get to ZFS) and HFS+. What gives, Buzz Crew?

Love the show and early congrats on 1K shows!

Kendall the Sysadmin from Alabama

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