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Ep # Title Original Airdate Link MP3
943 Confickrolled Wednesday, April 1, 2009 [1] [2]
The whole world was fooled into fearing a huge storm of worminess that never happened. Was it because we were prepared or because it really wasn't that big of a deal at all? We also avoid most of the April Foolery and talk some Nehalem processors and BlackBerry App World.
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944 Natali needs a zombie team Thursday, April 2, 2009 [3] [4]
We're not talking about a team of dancing zombies; we mean a team of friends to form her Zombie Preparedness task force. Because it is Zombie Preparedness Day. We also bring it with some open-source good news for DVR builders, and the Linux folks talking tough to Microsoft.
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945 Born to be WILB Friday, April 3, 2009 [5] [6]
Turns out surfing Facebook at work has a name and it's good for your productivity. A study shows that 20 percent of your time spent Workplace Internet Leisure Browsing (WILB) will improve your output. Texas also says hasta la vista to Vista, and AT&T tries to block movies on its wireless network.
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946 OpenMoko is NoMo Monday, April 6, 2009 [7] [8]
Rafe and Molly take over the show today (because of travels by Tom and Natali) and, not surprisingly, geek out and argue a lot about things like FM radio transmitters. In the actual news, it's cell phone Monday with lots of talk about the spread of Android, the future of smartphone Internet apps, and the stupidity of illegally pirating a movie and reviewing it on Fox News. Oops.
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947 Walk this Wii Tuesday, April 7, 2009 [9] [10]
The DS has a new add-on that includes a pedometer to help you measure your walking. We don't know if it will slim down the Mii that got fat ignoring Wii Fit. Australia is going on an all-fiber diet for their Internet needs, and the AP wants everyone to stop linking to them. OK! Careful what you wish for?
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948 Cyborg vs. mutants Wednesday, April 8, 2009 [11] [12]
Seeing how the cyborg is real and the mutants are not, I think the cyborg will win this. Yes the cyborg is real. He's a filmmaker with only one eye so he figured he'd put a camera in the empty socket. For now it's only a red LED, but soon it will be a camera. Also Apple gets sued over touch tech and Africa gets fiber cables to it's shores.
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949 Leonard Nimoy melts your pants Thursday, April 9, 2009 [13] [14]
There is a lot about pants in today's episode. I mean, the French Parliament killed the Net piracy bill, Conficker started adding a key logger, and the AP does more stupid stuff. But really, it's all about pants. The new "Star Trek" movie was shown to a surprised group of Austin fans. Apparently, it melted one man's pants, it was so good. And there are also some robotic pants in today's show. But, the show is far from pants in the British sense. Just listen.
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950 Hackers brave bats and dragons Friday, April 10, 2009 [15] [16]
AT&T had an outage yesterday morning in the bay area due to fiber-optical cables being cut. This didn't just affect landlines, but cell phones as well. Rafe describes the dangers hackers would face in trying to cut those cables. We also estimate the distance to New York as 12 worms, and give a plus-five Holy Avenger sword salute to Dave Arneson.
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951 Scary and hot Monday, April 13, 2009 [17] [18]
In this case it refers to Jeff Bakalar's face, but it could also refer to Amazon, Steve Jobs, and Skype. Well at least in part. Find out all about all of these things in today's scary and caliente episode. --Tom
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952 The Last Gasp of Stupid Tuesday, April 14, 2009 [19] [20]
NBC and the cable companies are teaming up to make it really annoying for you to watch the Winter Olympics onlione. Brian Cooley sums up their plans well, and it's today's title. We also discuss fiber-eating alien insect and solar power beamed down from space.
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953 Pedestrian road rage Wednesday, April 15, 2009 [21] [22]
Don't walk slowly and then stop abruptly if you are on the sidewalks of New York City; Natali might show you a new type of road rage. Also, cabbies in New York might have to give up their cell phones while on the job; AT&T has plans to extended its carrier exclusivity with the iPhone; and Zune phone rumors abound...again...and we fall for it...again. Will Goodman, producer for the CBS Early show joins us on today's show.
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954 Sext cells Thursday, April 16, 2009 [23] [24]
Maggie Reardon from News.com joins Natali and me to talk about a host of cell phone news, including new iPhone patents, legislation around sexting, and of course, courier pigeons that deliver contraband cell phones to inmates. I mean, we all saw that last one coming...right?


955 Wing and a prayer Friday, April 17, 2009 [25] [26]
Today's show may be held together by Duct tape and super glue, but Jeff Bakalar was kind enough to help us cover the day's news. Time Warner cancels its bandwidth cap plan, the Pirate Bay founders are thrown in the slammer, and YouTube is said to launch a pay-per-view model.
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956 Zombie Pirate BotMacs Monday, April 20, 2009 [27] [28]
Macs infected with a new pirate-induced botnet are launching denial-of-service attacks! Do you have your zombie botnet preparedness kit? Also free mobile DTV in DC, an official Windows Mobile 6.5 release date, and Oracle buys Sun.
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957 Tweetza Hut!!!! Tuesday, April 21, 2009 [29] [30]
One of our listeners is upset that Pizza Hut is hiring interns to Twitter for them. We try to show the difference between astroturfing on blogs and hiring someone to Twitter legitimately. We also decide that when GREP is outlawed, only criminals will GREP. And Blu-ray's getting cheap. But do we care?
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958 My other me knows Jiu jitsu Wednesday, April 22, 2009 [31] [32]
Scientists have simulated a part of the brain, molecule by molecule, and may possibly be able to simulate an entire brain soon. This has Natali excited, because she anticipates being able to download martial arts into her brain. Jason just doesn't want to meet another one of himself. We also discuss the real cost of bandwidth for ISPs, and Immanuel Kant.
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959 99-cent sound of silence Thursday, April 23, 2009 [33] [34]
One of our listeners is stunned that you can buy a song from John Cage in the iTunes store that is 4 minutes and 33 seconds of silence. In other Apple news, Tim Cook thinks Netbooks suck. And Time Warner says, "Fine, if you don't want to pay our outrageous data fees we won't give you faster Internet. So there."
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960 Segues with Segways Friday, April 24, 2009 [35] [36]
We get taken to task today for our segues, which, we admit, can be quite forced sometimes. So, we show some examples of the good and the bad. We also have a Cooley rant about the new Segway minicar from a few weeks ago. And I suggest we go clubbing with baby seals, and Cooley and Natali threaten to kill me.
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961 Are you smarter than Google? Monday, April 27, 2009 [37] [38]
IBM is creating a computer that will go to battle against contestants on Jeopardy, and we envision that it will be something like an Internet-connected Google computer searching for the answers in real time. Something tells me this computer will be a little bit smarter than that. Also, Nicole Lee joins us to discuss a slew of cell phone-related news.
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962 Listen, Dutch boy, sit down Tuesday, April 28, 2009 [39] [40]
Brian Cooley gets mad at the Swiss and the Dutch in this episode and takes up the defense of Microsoft. We also decide to pitch IBM against Wolfram Alpha in a battle royale.
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963 Gambling in your jammies Wednesday, April 29, 2009 [41] [42]
We're not sure that Barney Frank gambles in his pajamas, but he's fighting for your right to do so in the United States. Also, Verizon gets a little slutty, looking for an iPhone...and an Android phone...and pretty much anything else. And Blu-ray is on the rise, but so are digital downloads.
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964 Bros out loud Thursday, April 30, 2009 [43] [44]
Natali's out, and Jason and I are joined by Donald and Brian Tong, making for a fun-filled episode in which Tom says stupid, guy things, like "touchdown line." But we do talk about the Windows 7 RC and Atom processors getting used in Netbooks.
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