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1081 - Rafe's last day on Comcast
Friday, October 9, 2009
Jason Howell Co-hosts: Rafe Needleman
Jason Howell
Stephen Shankland

Rafe wonders what could possibly go wrong with Comcast monitoring its users to protect them from malware. In the process, Rafe makes a few comments that have us wondering whether he'll return home to any Internet service at all. Barnes and Noble is rumored to be rolling out an Android e-book reader, while Steve Ballmer claims that the PC is the best e-book reader.

Stories Covered[]

B&N e-book reader reportedly in the works

PCs are best for e-reading, Microsoft’s Ballmer says

Snow Leopard bug threatens user data, according to reports

Report: AT&T waits 17 months to break even with iPhones

DRAM study turns assumptions about errors upside down

New ways to try and buy Microsoft Office 2010

Comcast’s war on infected PCs (or all customers)

Comcast set to launch ‘HomePoint’

Pressure-sensitive keyboard? Let the fun begin

Penny-size nuclear batteries developed


Tommy in Kingston: The password book


Moon 1, NASA 0:

So, I get up at O-Dark-Hundred to watch the greatest space collision since Shoemaker-Levy 9.

5-4-3-2-1 Impact! … Impact?

Watching the stunned NASA commentators, one of whom says “I Don’t know what we just saw.”…


Rob from Sedona

Hi Buzzfolk,

I beg to differ with the slow Windows 7 boot times story you reported on in Episode 1080. I have run a script (on the RTM 32-bit version) that measures the time, from shutdown to usable desktop, multiple times and consistently get a time of 54 seconds, which does jive with the times your lab got in their testing, but not what Lolo Technologies achieved in theirs.

I think the bigger story here is why is Lolo getting slower times?

I’m not saying it’s because they sell PC tune-up software and may have a conflict of interest, I’m just sayin`…..

Thanks! Love the show.


Seriously, I love you. <3

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