TDH – Its all about the Lasers

I apologize for putting this up late, this episode was a half a show as I had my last final on Monday, and had to study. Its going up after I finished that and came home for break. Look forward to new episodes in the coming semester.
SOPA Markup Letter from Internet Engineers to US Congress
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/12/internet-inventors-warn-against-sopa-and-pipa

Vote Delayed
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/12/stop-online-piracy-act-vote-delayed-probably-well-into-2012.ars

Google Zeitgeist
http://www.googlezeitgeist.com/en

NTSB Reccomends Cell Phone Driving Ban
http://articles.cnn.com/2011-12-13/us/us_ntsb-cell-phone-ban_1_smart-phones-texting-pickup-truck-driver?_s=PM:US

6-bit Byte
Ignorance Promotes Democracy
http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2011/12/in-group-decision-making-ignorance-promotes-democracy.ars

Science News
Dark Flow
http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2011/12/supernova-research-challenges-cosmic-dark-flow-mystery.ars

Lasers and Quantum Entanglement
http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2011/12/physicists-use-lasers-to-entangle-diamonds.ars

Trillion fps Camera shows light moving
http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2011/12/trillion-fps-camera-captures-advancing-light-waves/

TDH – Cellular Carrier Day

This week, I was supposed to be joined by Erik but he never arrived from his portrait photography appointment. I got well into the show, and then Chris arrived and hoped on air with me to get into our segments. I really do recommend you give the architecture story a once over. I talked about mobile carriers a fair amount during the show.

Windows 8 App Store
http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2011/12/win-8-app-store-revealed-more-money-for-devs-beta-in-late-february.ars
https://blogs.msdn.com/themes/blogs/generic/post.aspx?WeblogApp=windowsstore&y=2011&m=12&d=06&WeblogPostName=announcing-the-new-windows-store&GroupKeys=

Google isn’t a Country, thanks for Clarifying Schmidt
http://techcrunch.com/2011/12/07/googles-eric-schmidt-google-is-not-a-country/

AT&T Worst Cell Carrier (Again?)
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13506_3-57337424-17/at-t-rated-worst-cell-phone-carrier-for-second-year-in-a-row

AT&T &T The Xmas fruitcake that won’t go away
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/12/07/us-att-idUSTRE7B620Z20111207

Nokia Teams up with T-Mobile
http://www.theverge.com/2011/12/7/2618389/nokia-t-mobile-usa-december-14

Verizon and the Galaxy Nexus
http://blogs.computerworld.com/19381/verizon_galaxy_nexus_google_wallet

New NAND Flash Memory
http://arstechnica.com/business/news/2011/12/worlds-first-128gb-20nm-nand-flash-could-pack-25tb-into-a-25-ssd.ars

DOJ looks into ebooks
http://online.wsj.com/article_email/SB10001424052970203501304577084331269336926-lMyQjAxMTAxMDAwNzEwNDcyWj.html

6-bit Byte
Mythbusters: Science on TV, no Physics trainig
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13772_3-57338804-52/the-mythbusters-long-history-of-accidents-and-mishaps/

Anatomy of a Skyscraper
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2011/12/the-shards-bleeding-edge-anatomy-of-a-21st-century-skyscraper.ars

Facebook Frackups:
Facebook Looks to Famous
http://allthingsd.com/20111207/facebook-wants-writers-and-famous-people-to-promote-its-new-subscribe-feature/

Science & Kickers:
We Can Get Off This Rock!
http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2011/12/kepler-planet-candidate-count-clears-2000-first-habitable-zone-candidate-confirmed.ars

Plants do Quantum Physics
http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2011/12/more-evidence-found-for-quantum-physics-in-photosynthesis.ars

EMAIL
Hey,

Last week you mentioned the ability of a hacker to compromise an HP printer, and possibly set it on fire. You totally dropped the ball with that story, all I have to say is “Damn it feels good to be a Gangster”

Cheers!
Adam from Pittsburgh

TDH – Privacy Spectacular

This week I was still alone, and the content of the show was primarily based around privacy, everything from SOPA and Carrier IQ to the obligatory Facebook privacy story. I guess you could say that Google Maps addition of internal maps into the application could be seen as an issue, but I think that we need to worry more about Squid-bot climbing under your doors.
SOPA Alternative
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/12/sopa-on-the-ropes-bipartisan-alternative-to-net-censorship-emerges.ars

Windows 8 and Intel
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-57333614-92/windows-8-makes-intel-very-very-happy/

British Intelligence scraping the bottom of barrel
http://mashable.com/2011/12/02/british-intelligence-agency-recruit/

Verizon Fights AT&T and T-Mobile
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/12/02/verizon_spectrum_purchase/

Carrier IQ, the phone trojan
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/12/carrier-iq-hit-with-privacy-lawsuits-as-more-security-researchers-weigh-in.ars

Samsung System on Chip
http://gizmodo.com/5863706/samsungs-next+gen-mobile-chipset-is-nearly-as-powerful-as-a-laptop

Google Maps 6.0: Inside Maps too!
http://www.theverge.com/2011/11/29/2596484/google-maps-6-0-for-android-adds-indoor-maps-new-places-homescreen

Facebook Frackups:
FTC Gives a Slap-on-wrist
http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2011/11/ftc-slaps-facebook-privacy/

6-bit Byte:
Fahrenheit 451 as e-book
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-15968500

Siri is pro-life?
http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2011/12/groups-accuse-siri-of-being-pro-life-apple-says-its-beta-side-effect.ars

No Need for Mag-safe
http://gizmodo.com/5863784/stretchable-power-cables-mean-your-charger-will-always-reach-the-outlet

HP Printers, a remote fire hazard
http://arstechnica.com/business/news/2011/11/hp-printers-can-be-remotely-controlled-and-set-on-fire-researchers-claim.ars

Science News:
Welding plastic
http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2011/11/new-recyclable-plastic-lets-you-weld-pieces-together-with-a-hairdryer.ars

Squidbot
http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2011/11/robot-without-a-skeleton-inspired-by-squid-crawls-on-land.ars