TWIBS-08:Google Gone Wrong

October 8, 2009

This week in BS, we go over lot’s of stuff, but worst of all, we talk about how Google is making mistake after mistake, with that being said, I’m still a fanboy.

Download the show here:

http://www.archive.org/download/TWIBS/TWIBS-09_vbr.mp3

Leif’s Twiiter feed: http://www.twitter.com/leifandersen

Jesse’s Twitter feed: http://www.twitter.com/bdsb525

Show notes:

iPhone MMS live
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19512_7-10361877-233.html

Google turns 11:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/09/27/googlle-google-logo-spell_n_301123.html

Flickr in flames:
http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/09/24/yahoo-brands-flickr-users-retaliate/

Sell things on twitter:
http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20090925-709554.html

RMS VS. De Icasa
http://www.osnews.com/story/22225/RMS_De_Icaza_Traitor_to_Free_Software_Community

Microsoft  to get people to use IE by giving away food:

HTML5 on IE8:
http://googlewavedev.blogspot.com/2009/09/google-wave-in-internet-explorer.html

Though shalt not build custom builds of Android:

Google brakes net neutrality:
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/172673/atandt_accuses_google_of_violating_telecom_law.html

Google Wave, the wave of the future, or a bunch of over-hyped people?
http://scobleizer.com/2009/10/01/google-wave-crashes-on-beach-of-overhype/

Ubuntu 9.10 Beta released.

TWIBS-07:GET LOST in a Book

October 2, 2009

This Week in BS, we scramble around for material, and get distracted too much with our stats, and other fun scifi stuff. I’d say more, but I’ll let you listen to it for yourself, this week on twibs.

Download the show at:

http://www.archive.org/download/TWIBS/TWIBS-08_vbr.mp3

Leif’s Twitter feed: http://www.twitter.com/leifandersen

Jesse’s Twitter feed: http://www.twitter.com/bdsb525

Wii Cuts Price to $200

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gF0V0wtJ-57sOyosIKfQNu9y7q5wD9ATDTQ80

Netbook OS on Desktops

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9138466/Intel_ports_Linux_netbook_OS_to_desktops?source=CTWNLE_nlt_pm_2009-09-24

Hotmail get’s new VoIP engine

http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/09/25/hotmail-co-founders-new-firm-acquires-a-second-voip-startup-mobivox/

New Sun Activity

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/09/sunspots/

DropBox gets 2 million users

http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/09/24/dropbox-reaches-2-million-users-continues-to-grow/

Google’s new powerful search tool

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/09/jump-to-information-you-want-right-from.html

Ubuntu 10.04 release schedule has been announced

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LucidReleaseSchedule

Google Crapware, ripping off youtube comments

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/09/help-and-learn-from-others-as-you.html

SGU on hulu

http://www.gateworld.net/news/2009/09/stargate-universe-will-be-on-hulu/

WTF?

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/Que-le-ofrece-la-reforma/

Google, the evil empire

http://lifehacker.com/5367693/google-sends-cease-and-desist-to-cyanogenmod-android-hacker

Apple, given the go-ahead to make iTunes into an even larger piece of bloated crapware.

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/09/23/apple-given-green-light-to-block-palm-from-itunes/

Banned Books week

http://internetarchive.wordpress.com/2009/09/25/celebrate-banned-books-week-2009/

TWIBS:07-Cooking with Yvonniva

September 24, 2009

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In this, our seventh episode of TWIBS, we go over a lot of news, two weeks worth in fact. We contemplate over the future of the show, and desperatly look for a new co-host to replace Jesse. We go over more problems of companies, and provide what we believe they should do. Finally, Leif is determined to be a hippy. This week, on TWIBS.

Download the show

http://www.archive.org/download/TWIBS/TWIBS-07_vbr.mp3

Leif’s Twitter feed: http://www.twitter.com/leifandersen

Jesse’s Twitter feed: http://www.twitter.com/bdsb525

Google releases bomb on Apple:

http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/09/18/google-releases-a-nuke-apple-wont-win-this-fight/

Facebook as a rescue platform:

http://mashable.com/2009/09/07/trapped-girls-facebook/

Facebook makes you smarter, while twitter makes you more dumb:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/twitter/6147668/Facebook-enhances-intelligence-but-Twitter-diminishes-it-claims-psychologist.html

iPod Touch with camera:

http://www.macrumors.com/2009/09/12/leaked-ipod-touch-with-camera-photos-were-real/

Monopoly with Google Maps:

http://monopolycitystreats.com

Facebook with @replies:

http://lite.facebook.com

Don’t copy that floppy 2:

http://www.dvorak.org/blog/2009/09/12/would-this-goofy-video-stop-you-from-pirating-music/

Is text messaging too expensive:

http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1921373,00.html?iid=digg_share

Twitter changes it ToS:

http://twitter.com/tos

Internet Archive Vs. Google:

http://www.openbookalliance.org/news/open-book-alliance-releases-%E2%80%9Cfacts-vs-fiction-about-the-google-book-settlement/

Floating Mice:

http://www.livescience.com/animals/090909-mouse-levitation.html

Windows 7 sins:

http://windows7sins.org/

More Microsoft BS:

http://technabob.com/blog/2009/09/08/microsoft-miseducates-best-buy-employees-about-linux/

Apple Open Sources Grant Central Dispatch:

http://www.macresearch.org/grand-central-now-open-all

More information on the Ubuntu App Store:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SoftwareStore

Nice FreindFeed feature, post a message as anyone:

http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/09/11/a-nice-little-friendfeed-bug-impersonate-anyone/

Facbook light released:

http://lite.facebook.com/

Google Super-sizes it’s search box:

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/09/now-s-u-p-e-r-sized.html

Skype getting even more closed:

http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/09/11/wrong-way-skype/

Utah Open Source Conference 2009, this October:

http://2009.utosc.com/pages/home/

SyFy is to air cooking shows:

http://www.tv.com/story/17751.html?ref_story_id=17751&ref_type=1101&ref_name=story&tag=content;main

TWIBS06-I Pwn Your Soul

September 7, 2009

This week on TWIBS, we have our longest episode ever. We talk about our busy lives, and the soon leaving that Jesse will take. We go over more soul ownage, and talk about the evils of facebook.

Download it at:

http://www.archive.org/download/TWIBS/TWIBS-06_vbr.mp3

Leif’s Twitter Stream: http://www.twitter.com/leifandersen

Jesse’s Twitter Stream: http://www.twitter.com/bdsb525

Email us at: TWIBSpodast@googlegroups.com

Links for the show:

Youtube to offer PPV movies?:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/03/technology/internet/03tube.html?

Code for Chrome OS found:

http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/09/01/chrome-os-the-code-clues-are-out-there/

Ebay Sells Skype:

http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/09/01/confirmed-ebay-sells-skype/

Facebook knows where you are:

http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/09/01/facebook-will-take-another-step-into-the-location-game-tomorrow-with-nokia/

Google Revamps google docs to take surveys:

http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/09/03/conducting-data-rich-surveys-just-got-easier-with-forms-in-google-docs/

Who is more important, actual news, or the onion?:

http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/09/03/the-onion-beats-investigative-journalism-on-google-news/

What do facebook quizzes know about you?:

http://apps.facebook.com/aclunc_privacy_quiz/?auth_token=25cdccfd9dfdc0c93cc3ea897fff4147&installed=1&next=http%3A%2F%2Fdotrights.org%2Fapps%2Faclunc_privacy_quiz.php

Brown Outsources email:

http://www.pbn.com/stories/44453.html

Only 13% of wikipedia contributors are women:

http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2009/08/31/only-13-of-wikipedia-contributors-are-women-study-says/

Java Blender Port:

http://www.blendernation.com/blender-java-port/

Control JavaScript:

http://lifehacker.com/5349618/javascript-options-controls-what-web-site-scripts-can-do

Amazon gives 1984 back:

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=55618

TWIBS-05:Take 6 Please

August 30, 2009

This Week in BS, we try to record the show. But as they say, if at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try, try, and try again. We finally get the show done, after several audacity crashes. We spend a lot of time on voting machines, and how your vote is not going where you want it too. Then, we spend too much time on twitter, and talk about how Linux and Microsoft Fails. All this week, on TWIBS.

Get the Show here:

http://www.archive.org/download/TWIBS/TWIBS-05_vbr.mp3

Leif’s Twitter Stream: http://www.twitter.com/leifandersen

Jesse’s Twitter Stream: http://www.twitter.com/bdsb525

Email us at: TWIBSpodcast@googlegroups.com

Links:

Voting Security Expanded:

http://twit.tv/sn211

Twitter Knows Where you are:

http://blog.twitter.com/2009/08/location-location-location.html

Revolutionizing Re-tweets:

http://blog.twitter.com/2009/08/project-retweet-phase-one.html

There are 3 kinds of lies: Lies, Damned Lies, and Twitter Statistics:

http://twittercism.com/twitter-statistics/

Find your job on Linkedin or twitter:

http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSTRE57B2EX20090812

Linux users use Google:

http://www.techwall.org/internet/linux-users-love-google-ignore-bing/

Microsoft to stop selling Word in 60 days?

http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2009/08/court-gives-microsoft-60-days-to-stop-shipping-word.ars

Microsoft Office Live Workspace, no go for Linux?

http://workspace.office.live.com/CompatibleShell.aspx

WikiDeath and Pirate bay won’t dye?:

http://www.dvorak.org/blog/2009/08/25/pirate-bay-will-not-die/

Google Maps now offers traffic conditions:

http://lifehacker.com/5345182/google-maps-adds-traffic-conditions-to-major-roads

Placebo’s getting stronger:
http://www.boingboing.net/2009/08/24/placebo-effect-is-ge.html

Ubuntu App store:

http://www.ubuntugeek.com/ubuntu-app-centre-%E2%80%93-replacing-addremove-synaptic-gdebi-update-manage.html

TWIBS – 04: School House Rock Please

August 21, 2009

This Week on TWIBS, we serenade your ears with a news segment that only takes half the episode, a true accomplishment if I do say so myself. We then talk to you about the BS in the current education system, and get into oodles of rants. I then ask our listeners to buy me a phone, but now I would like a specific microphone instead. We then take some of your listener mail, or hate mail as the case may be. All this week, in TWIBS.

Download the show here:

http://www.archive.org/download/TWIBS/TWIBS-04_vbr.mp3

Leif’s Twitter feed: http://www.twitter.com/leifandersen

Jesse’s Twitter feed: http://www.twitter.com/bdsb525

Links for this episode:

Apple Spies on what you do with your iPhone:

http://www.dvorak.org/blog/2009/08/16/apple-to-detect-when-you-inflict-consumer-abuse-events-on-their-products/

MySpace to acquire iLike for $20 million.

http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/08/17/breaking-myspace-close-to-acquiring-ilike/?awesm=tcrn.ch_6X9a&utm_campaign=techcrunch&utm_medium=tcrn.ch-twitter&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_content=twitter-publisher-main

Unwritten Laws of Technology:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32393717/ns/technology_and_science-tech_and_gadgets/

Obama says marriage laws are unfair:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=111951316&ft=1&f=1014

Ubuntu gets a comic book, ubunchu:

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13846_3-10224677-62.html

Top ten kids searches on the internet (provided by OnlineFamily.Norton:

http://blogs.abcnews.com/scienceandsociety/2009/08/what-kids-search-for-when-they-search-the-web.html

TWIBS – 03: My Cat Named Lunch

August 17, 2009

This week in BS, we begin our third episode, making this the second longest running show on this currently unnamed network. We go over seven gut wrenching, poo brown, news stories, and comment on some of your listener feedback. We abandon ship half way through, and get attacked by massively small fist sized cats, and realize our fail. All this week, in BS.

Leif on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/leifandersen

Jessie on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/bdsb525

Mailing list: TWIBSpodcast@googlegroups.com

Download TWIBS3: My Cat Named Lunch:

http://www.archive.org/download/TWIBS/TWIBS-03_vbr.mp3

Hacker’s take down facebook, twitter, and other services, in an attempt to attack a Professor from the Republic of Georgia:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/08/technology/internet/08twitter.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss

Hackers have hacked US Voting Machines
http://www.sciencefriday.com/program/archives/200908142

Facebook buys friendfeed, and makes facebook light:

http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/08/11/facebook-begins-testing-facebook-lite-a-faster-simpler-version-of-the-service/

More texting while driving:

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13085491?source=rss

Google Vs. Microsoft in email:

http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1915112,00.html?xid=rss-topstories

FLDS man, Allen G. Steed, tries to get Jeffs out of prison:

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13065689?source=rss

Google releases Google Opt-out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMChO0qNbkY

Listener Feedback:

“You know New Jersey also has the highest graduation rate and second highest money spent per student in the US (where utah ranks 50th lol). Surprisingly though Utah makes the top 10 or 15 in graduation rates. I am totally pro-nuclear! Sure we should make as much energy as we can by hydro, solar, thermal, etc… but we are totally ignoring nuclear because it is supposedly too dangerous? Wonder if NJ gets a lot of it’s money for school from nuclear energy? Nice research question for anyone who gets board ;)”

TWIBS-02:We Really Don’t Swear

August 7, 2009

This week, we cover 15 crappy news stories, giving a disproportionate amount of time to the failed status of copyright law, and Leif complains far too much about apple. Will Google own your soul? Finally, see the fail that we call the end of the show, this week on TWIBS!

Get the Show here:

http://www.archive.org/download/TWIBS/TWIBS-02_vbr.mp3

Leif’s Twitter Stream: http://www.twitter.com/leifandersen

Jessie’s Twitter Stream: http://www.twitter.com/bdsb525

Email us twibspodcast@googlegroups.com

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AP’s monopolizations of things that they don’t own:

http://laboratorium.net/archive/2009/08/03/the_ap_will_sell_you_a_license_to_words_it_doesnt

Google Voice for military:

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/08/audio-care-packages-for-service-members.html

Sony Contributes 5 open source programs:

http://www.blendernation.com/2009/08/04/sony-imageworks-releases-5-projects-as-open-source/

Cash for Clunkers:

http://curiouscapitalist.blogs.time.com/2009/08/04/the-confused-economics-of-cash-for-clunkers/?xid=rss-topstories

  • Stimulus

  • Environment

  • Income Distribution

Warren Jeffs begins to eat:

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_12989388?source=rss

Why Apple Fails at life:

http://blogs.zdnet.com/perlow/?p=10209

Eric Shmidt, Google’s CEO, resigned from Apple’s board of directors (and Steve Jobs comes back):

http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1914350,00.html?xid=rss-topstories

Facebook now the fourth largest site on the web:

http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/08/04/facebook-is-now-the-fourth-largest-site-in-the-world/?awesm=tcrn.ch_2xqs&utm_campaign=techcrunch&utm_medium=tcrn.ch-twitter&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_content=twitter-publisher-main

Jailbreaking iPhone is a terrorist act:

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2009/07/jailbreak/

Yahoo gives up to Microsoft:

http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/jul2009/tc20090728_826397.htm

Amanda Boman sued for $50,000 over a tweet:

http://mashable.com/2009/07/28/woman-sued-tweet/

“@JessB123 You should just come home anyway. Who said sleeping in a moldy apartment was bad for you? Horizon really thinks it’s okay.”

Firefox, 1 BILLION downloads:

http://mashable.com/2009/07/31/firefox-1000000000-downloads/

FCC questions Apple, AT&T, and Google over Google voice app:

http://www.loopinsight.com/2009/07/31/fcc-investigates-apple-over-google-voice-app-rejection/

Microsoft fear Ubuntu and Red Hat Linux:

http://blogs.computerworld.com/microsoft_admits_to_sec_we_fear_linux_ubuntu_and_red_hat?source=rss_blogs

Harvard claims trademark on letter H:

http://tech.mit.edu/V129/N30/harvardtm.html

“Now it is also claiming the rights to a growing number of common phrases, trademarking the famously familiar (“Ask what you can do”) and the seemingly mundane (“Lessons learned”). An application is pending for “The world’s thinking.” It also has dibs on the Harvard “H.””

01-SyFy is BS

August 3, 2009

This is it, episode one, it all goes downhill from here.  We start off with the news, and then we discuss the current state of Scifi, or should I saw SyFy.  In particular, we give our love to Doctor Who.

Leif Andersen’s Twitter feed:  http://twitter.com/leifandersen

Jessie’s Twitter Feed:  http://twitter.com/bdsb525

Episode 1:

http://www.archive.org/download/TWIBS/TWIBS-01_vbr.mp3

Show notes:

EU Strips out IE from Windows http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-10295334-56.html

Microsoft tweeks laptop hunter ads: http://www.pcworld.com/article/169009/microsoft_tweaks_ad_after_apple_complains.html

Machines smarter than humans:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/26/science/26robot.html?_r=1

Google Plans to Eliminate Viruses: http://www.techradar.com/news/internet/google-promises-the-end-of-viruses–617790

Yahoo-MS deal: http://blog.seattlepi.com/microsoft/archives/174546.asp

“I think actually Bing is a good product. It actually extends sort of the experimentation around search and how people use it instead of just thinking like a standard blue link,” “I think they have done a good job. Unfortunately it is only a month into it so it is pretty hard to understand whether it is just curiosity driving what is happening or they are actually going to gain share. I think Microsoft should be given kudos for Bing. I think they have done a nice job.” Carol Bartz

Cell phone ban in car: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32035670/ns/technology_and_science-wireless/

Google Voice + iPhone: http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2009/07/apple-rejects-google-voice/

Government and Google Health: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/07/plan-ahead-document-and-share-your.html

Organic food is not good for you: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8174482.stm

“This study does not mean that people should not eat organic food.

“What it shows is that there is little, if any, nutritional difference between organic and conventionally produced food and that there is no evidence of additional health benefits from eating organic food.”

Gill Fine, FSA director

Should Fast Food be downsized: http://newsforums.bbc.co.uk/nol/thread.jspa?forumID=6811&edition=2&ttl=20090729152444

Utah is 3rd in kids ‘well being’: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705319673/Utah-ranks-3rd-in-kids-well-being.html?pg=1

Utah ranks fourth in both the infant-mortality and child-poverty rates, compared with other states. It is seventh in the percentage of 16- to 19-year-olds who were not in school and not working; eighth in the percent of low-birthweight babies and ninth in the teen death rate, according to 20th annual accounting conducted by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Mercury in your fillings are safe: http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_12933275?source=rss

Office 2010 on the web: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8148969.stm

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