Raw Rant 1: Our First Podcast (be Nice it sucks)

Posted 15 Sep 2010 in Geek Speak, Podcast
The First Podcast before there was a Geek Speak or GamePimps there was…..
Neil and Brian sitting in front of a webcam naked as the day they were born talking about:
  • Child Abuse Verdict Held Back By MS Word Glitch
  • India’s $35 7-Inch Android Tablet to Hit in January
  • Gartner Predicts Android Most Popular Mobile OS By 2014
  • Burglary Ring Used Facebook Places To Find Targets
  • September Is Cyborg Month

Listen to the other shows and notice the switch in quality…

> | Child Abuse Verdict Held Back By MS Word Glitch |

> An anonymous reader writes “Last week several defendants including one> high-profile TV presenter were sentenced in Portugal in what has been> known as [0]the Casa Pia scandal. The judges delivered on September 3 a> summary of the 2000-page verdict, which would be disclosed in full only> three days later. The disclosure of the full verdict has been postponed> from September 8 to a yet-to-be-announced date, allegedly because the> full document was written in several MS Word files which, when merged> together, retained ‘[1]computer related annotations which should not be> present in any legal document.’ (Google translated article.) Microsoft> specialists were called in to help the judges sort out the ‘text> formatting glitch,’ while the defendants and their lawyers eagerly wait> to access the full text of the verdict.”
> | India’s $35 7-Inch Android Tablet to Hit in January |
> indogiree writes “Engadget reports that India has just awarded [0]the> manufacturing contract to HCL Technologies. The first shipment will> supposedly only contain the 7-inch model and is set to arrive on January> 10. It’s unclear if the $35 price has stuck or whether India’s been> successful in plans to eventually drive the price down to $10 with the> help of large orders and government subsidies. HCL Technologies plans to> initially produce 100,000 units. Among the key features of this> India-based tablet include 2GB of RAM, web-conferencing, PDF reader> unzip, WiFi, camera and USB connectivity.”
> | Gartner Predicts Android Most Popular Mobile OS By 2014 |
> [0]mikesd81 writes “According to Gartner research firm, Google’s Android> smartphone operating system will in a single year have leapfrogged> competitors like Apple’s iPhone, Research in Motion’s Blackberry and> Microsoft Windows phones in global popularity, and [1]will challenge> Nokia to become the world’s most popular mobile OS by 2014. Gartner says> that the explosive growth of Android will give it 17.7% of world wide> sales by the end of 2010. … Analysts also say there are number of> things that could derail Android’s growth, including [2]Oracle’s lawsuit> over Java patents.”
> | Burglary Ring Used Facebook Places To Find Targets |
> Kilrah_il writes “A burglary ring was caught in Nashua, NH due to the> vigilance of an off-duty police officer. The group is credited with 50> acts of burglaries, the [0]targets chosen because they posted their> absence from home on the Internet. ‘”Be careful of what you post on these> social networking sites,” said Capt. Ron Dickerson. “We know for a fact> that some of these players, some of these criminals, were looking on> these sites and identifying their targets through these social networking> sites.”‘ Well, I guess the [1]prophecies came true.”
> | September Is Cyborg Month |
> Snowmit writes “In May 1960, Manfred E. Clynes and Nathan S. Kline> presented a paper called ‘Drugs, Space, and Cybernetics.’ The proceedings> of the symposium were published in 1961, but, before that, an excerpt of> Clynes & Kline’s paper appeared in the September issue of Astronautics> magazine (issue 13), entitled [0]Cyborgs and Space [PDF]. Aside from a> mention in the New York Times, that’s is the first time the word appears> in print. This month is the 50th anniversary of that article. To> commemorate, a group of writers and artists have gotten together to> create [1]50 Post About Cyborgs. Over the course of the month, there will> be essays, fiction, links to great older material, comics, and even a> song. We’re going to talk about Daleks, IEDs, Renaissance memory palaces,> chess computers, prosthetic imagination, Videodrome, mutants, sports, and> maybe the Bible. To kick things off, Kevin Kelly wrote this essay arguing> that [2]we’ve been cyborgs all along.”

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