TDH – The Greenwich Pips

This week on The Digital Hazard, I talk about the Greenwich Pips. This is the start of a series of half length Digital Hazards in which I talk about things that are relevant to tech, either history or less news-worthy but that deserve to be discussed.

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TDH – How and Why

This week we start out with some updates to stories we have covered recently. We comment on the hypocrisy of the different divisions of the US government. We comment on the odd tale of a French designer and his “revolutionary” new Apple product, so revolutionary that Apple doesn’t even know about it! We round out the show with Netflix’s Algorithm that was too expensive and predictions for the ways in which Carbon nano tubes will save the human race.

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Maryland Bans Employers from Asking for FB Passwords
http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/220621-maryland-bans-employers-from-asking-for-facebook-passwords

Carpathia blasts US Gov for Handling of Megaupload’s Servers
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2012/04/carpathia-blasts-government-for-hypocrisy-on-megaupload-servers.ars

Apple Works on Malware Detection
http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/apple-works-on-malware-detection-removal-tool/2012/04/11/gIQAnUROAT_story.html

Philippe Starck & “Revolutionary” Apple Projects
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5j72bqHtAQu6xrUFxXQNTFVxMYJbQ?docId=CNG.17a8f950c459eb9c24ac1a9e11bb90cd.7f1

Apple Doesn’t Believe So
http://allthingsd.com/20120413/apple-we-dont-know-what-philippe-starck-is-talking-about/

Windows 8, on an iPad
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57413700-93/run-windows-8-on-your-ipad/

Office 15, IE10 Roadmaps
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft/microsoft-roadmap-leaks-for-office-15-ie-10-and-more-key-products/12417

6-bit Byte:
Oracle v. Google: Copyright Programming Languages
http://www.theverge.com/2012/4/13/2944440/google-oracle-lawsuit-programming-language-copyright

Netflix and the $ 1 Million Algorithm that was too Expensive
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2012/04/netflix-never-used-its-1-million-algorithm-due-to-engineering-costs.ars

Facebook Frackups:
Facebook Knows Your Frenimies
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2012/04/does-facebook-track-your-enemies-as-well-as-your-friends.ars

Science & Kickers
For the Love Of Carbon Nano-tubes
http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2012/04/moving-the-heat-around-using-nanotubes.ars

Resetting Your Geological Clock
http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2012/04/a-pair-of-geologic-clocks-get-updates.ars

TDH – I Want The Old Version

This week on the show Erik and I wax reminiscent as we talk about the way certain things used to be. We talk about GNOME, Linux’s favorite desktop interface,  user Terminals making a comeback via thin-clients, NASA in the 60’s, and the most elusive of all, the Facebook of two weeks ago. Remember that one? The one that used its power protected your information from evil potential employers?  Anyway, join us as we open our doors and hearts to our robot overlords via the cute Morphex robot-ball, and look forward to the days when history is digital.

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GNOME 3.4 Remember the good old days?
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/enjoy-desktop-improvements-gnome-34-linux/

IE9 increasing marketshare
http://thenextweb.com/microsoft/2012/04/02/internet-explorers-market-share-recovery-continues/

Megaupload to erase servers
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2012/04/megaupload-erasing-our-servers-as-the-us-wants-would-deny-us-a-fair-trial.ars

Dell to aquire Wyse Tech
http://allthingsd.com/20120402/dell-to-acquire-virtual-desktop-player-wyse-technology/

Google understands the rich
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2012/04/google-trends-reveals-clues-about-the-mentality-of-richer-nations.ars

6-bit Byte:
How to erase your backups
http://arstechnica.com/business/news/2012/03/this-old-backup-how-to-dispose-of-your-old-archives-without-exposing-yourself.ars

One step closer to Robot Overlords
http://www.theverge.com/2012/4/3/2922270/morphex-robot-can-now-roll

50 Mpx image of Shakespeare’s Signature
http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2012/04/50-megapixel-digital-imaging-system-uncovers-shakespeare-signature.ars

Facebook Frackups
Don’t jailbreak your iOS device lest your data be stolen
http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2012/04/facebook-says-ios-based-credential-only-works-on-jailbroken-devices.ars

Facebook release engineering
http://arstechnica.com/business/news/2012/04/exclusive-a-behind-the-scenes-look-at-facebook-release-engineering.ars

Science & Kickers
Conservatives don’t believe in Science
http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2012/03/compared-to-other-groups-conservatives-have-least-confidence-in-science.ars

Mission to Mars, in 1966
http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2012/04/nasas-1966-plan-for-a-mission-to-mars.ars

Quantum memory and Quantum Logic
http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2012/04/pushing-two-diamond-swings-to-make-a-better-quantum-logic-gate.ars