Posts with tag "Braindead Techcast"

Braindead TechCast EP20: Moronic Monday where life is more than lumps and craters

Due to the fact that Monday’s are generally pretty slow when it comes to tech news of any worth Sean and I decided that it would be the prefect day to do a show that talks about some of the more moronic stories of the previous week. These are stories that are either too stupid to even acknowledge in a post of its own or they just struck us as being totally moronic on more than one level.

So on this Monday we are proud to present our very first Moronic Monday’s show and these are some of the news items from the past week that made our moronic list.

Top Microsoft Exec Suggests Internet Usage Tax, Money Would Fight Cyber Crime – The Inquisitr
Farmville Valued $1 Billion Higher than Twitter – SiliconANGLE
RIAA Claims Music Pirates Hurt Haiti Fund Raising – Torrent Freak
Amazon Reacts To Colorado Internet Sales Tax Measure By Firing Its Colorado Associates – HuffPo
iPhone Sausage Stylus comes to the US – SlipperyBrick
Why Ad Blocking is devastating to the sites you love – Ars Technica
Advertising is devastating to my well-being – Brian Carper
Rogue New Jersey ‘Doctor’ Putting His Caulk in Women’s Butts – Daily Intel
Canada drops plans for politically correct anthem – Reuters

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Braindead TechCast EP19: Where Techmeme Friday would be a lot better if there was real news

Normally Sean and I would have some interesting headlines to scrounge through for our Techmeme Friday’s but today it seems that everyone has taken a holiday and left us with the dregs of a boring news day to troll through.

Here’s a few of the headlines that we did muster up enough interest in to provide our usual insightful commentary for:

Microsoft’s Courier ‘digital journal’: exclusive pictures and details (update: video!) – Engadget
iPad Available in US on April 3 – Apple
Google Docs welcomes DocVerse – Google Enterprise Blog
In 2004, Mark Zuckerberg Broke Into A Facebook User’s Private Email Account – Silicon Alley Insider
HTC on Nexus One cracked screen: “They don’t go in pockets” – CNET News
Cisco Wants To Rule Your Living Room – Launching New High Speed Network With Set Top Box March 9 – SiliconANGLE
Bing Maps Rolls Out Its Largest Image Update – Search Engine Land
Why Apple Deserves an Oscar Too – The Awl

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Braindead TechCast EP18: Following the Google move to create a 1Gbit network from the inside

While the show was a little late recording – with good reason – I’m definitely late posting it here – no good reason other than exhaustion. The reason for the late recording was because Sean was at the meeting in his hometown where the discussion and planning for applying to Google for inclusion in their 1 Gigabit network experiment.

Of course this is all still in the planning stage but it will be interesting to have Sean in the thick of things as this moves forward and we can see how the whole application process plays out.

The other major subject we discussed is the stupid statement from John Herlihy, head of Google Europe, about how the desktop will be dead in three years. Both Sean and I call bullock on this for any number of reasons beyond just being plain stupid.

Posts referred to in the show (courtesy of Sean)

Google Fiber for Kirksville, MO – Sean P Aune
In three years desktops will be irrelevant
– Silicon Republic
Here we go again with more “the desktop is dead and the cloud rules” – The Inquisitr

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Braindead TechCast EP17: From one end of stupid to the other end of stupid

Tonight’s show starts off with Sean and I revisiting the spycam and the Lower Merion school district story. It appears that a large number of parent of students going to the offending school are looking at ways that they can stop the pending class action lawsuit. It appears they are more concerned about how all the publicity will make their district look bad than they are about the blantant, and illegal, invasion of privacy – their children’s privacy at that.

Then on the other end of stupid we have the Israeli soldier who though it would be a good idea to post to his Facebook page the how and when of an impending military action into the Gaza. Needless to say he was court-marshalled.

We end up the show talking about how some of the leading Web 2.0 social media companies seem to have an aversion to being involved in any discussion (with Congress) or action when it comes to human rights in the countries where they do business.

Posts referred to in the show

Parents meet to slam Lower Merion spy-cam suit – Philly.com
Israelis Nix Op After Facebook Fiasco – Wired: Danger Room
What We Now Know from the “Twitter Epic Tweet Scandal” – SiliconANGLE
Criminal Penalties Coming For US Internet Companies That Don’t Protect Human Rights Abroad – Silicon Valley Watcher

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