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The following is a list of Buzz Out Loud episodes that aired in August 2007.


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Ep # Title Original Airdate Link MP3
529 Send us to space Wednesday, August 1, 2007 [1] [2]
With Molly gone, we actually had three people who would definitely go to space on today's podcast. Jason Howell, Bonnie Cha, and myself all would be willing to ride a rocket. Now we just need a rocket. But we won't have much money left after we bid on the 700 MHz spectrum, which will be partially open, so why wouldn't we want it? Outside of the need for billions of dollars to run
530 Operation Tangled Web? Thursday, August 2, 2007 [3] [4]
Apparently law enforcement careers are as close as you can get to superhero living. That's the only explanation for why a raid targeting mass production of game console mod chips would be called "Operation Tangled Web." Oh, and there was a huge raid targeting mass production of game console mod chips, so hack your own consoles, you lazy bums.
531 Censor my face Friday, August 3, 2007 [5] [6]
Congress is asking the FCC to apply the V-chip to everything. That pretty much means the Internet, but where does it end? Will I have to install a V-chip on my face? Also, Google expands its empire by getting into the phone market. Where will it end? With armed robots, my friends. Armed robots.
532 Soooo busted Monday, August 6, 2007 [7] [8]
Oh, snap! OK, rule 1: Don't go around thinking you're smarter than the folks at Defcon. You're not, and you're not going to fool them by trying to be undercover after they already know you're coming. Rule 2: All fake CEOs will eventually be unmasked, whether we want them to be or not. Rule 3: Don't throw your Wii-mote, you dumb puppy.
533 SueTube Tuesday, August 7, 2007 [9] [10]
Google's YouTube purchase is turning into even more of a lawsuit morass than predicted. Sure, we figured Google would get sued, but we never thought it would be buried under an increasingly gigantic class action that brings together such disparate parties as rugby associations and American publishers. What's next, late-night TV commercials? "Have your copyrights been infringed by YouTube? Call this number!" Oh, and some Apple stuff, too.
534 Google's huevos grande Wednesday, August 8, 2007 [11] [12]
Man, Google--so brazen. They're going to let newsmakers comment on news stories right on the Google News results page. Doesn't that make the Google News site, already the target of angry news organizations that feel their copyrights are being infringed, even more of a news destination on its own? Oh, who knows? I'm sure Google knows what it's doing. In other news, what's Kaboodle again?
535 The bubble show Thursday, August 9, 2007 [13] [14]
Now that we've been tipped off that we're floating in a dangerous bubble, we can't stop looking for signs of leaks. Today, we've got Blockbuster buying Movielink, looking into dynamic MP3 pricing (cooler than it sounds), and an unnamed venture with no Web site scoring $100 million on the strength of the NBC brand. But we don't care, we're all booking Virgin America flights to the Bahamas.
536 Lawsuits--better in the buff Friday, August 10, 2007 [15] [16]
If at first you don't succeed with your nudie-site lawsuit, try, try again. Perfect10, the site that unsuccessfully sued Google for indexing tiny little not-at-all-erotic thumbnail photos of naked ladies, is hoping it'll have better luck suing Microsoft. Uh, OK--good luck, then. Meanwhile, AT&T censors Pearl Jam, then tries to blame somebody else for it. And you wonder why we always take that "tone" when we talk about them.
537 Google kills your video Monday, August 13, 2007 [17] [18]
Are you one of the millions of people who still need an object lesson in why DRM sucks? How about this: Google is nuking all the videos you bought or rented from Google Video, because they're exiting the for-pay video business altogether. As of August 15, they won't work anymore. That's what happens when you "buy" something that content owners don't believe you should or can actually "own." Are we all clear now? OK, good.
538 Leo Laporte banned from BOL Tuesday, August 14, 2007 [19] [20]
It was all going so well. Leo was our guest for the day, we were chatting happily about the dangers of batteries, unlocked iPhones, AT&T rampantly censoring political speech in musical performances, and whether dogs can turn into zombies. And then--well, everything just went so horribly awry. Listen for yourself. It's a tragedy in the making.
539 Humanity's runtime error Wednesday, August 15, 2007 [21] [22]
We're feeling very existential today, because we might not actually exist. Is that a contradiction in terms? I guess it doesn't really matter. None of it does. Well, either that or it really matters, because we survive only as long as we're interesting to our posthuman ancestor overlords. You'll see. In other news, the RIAA stinks in any universe, real or imagined.
540 Bloggers are monkeys? Thursday, August 16, 2007 [23] [24]
Brazilian newspaper compares bloggers to monkeys to get attention; Molly doesn't care. British ISPs ask for a two-tiered network; U.K. regulatory body doesn't care. Limewire goes legit with DRM-free music sales from no major labels whatsoever. No one cares. Skype is down!? We care, we care!
541 Dodos in Denmark Friday, August 17, 2007 [25] [26]
No, I'm not insulting the Danish. The great 1980s band Dodo and the Dodos won a court case against Sony BMG. Plus, guest host Caroline McCarthy joins in to help us speculate on just how many people are actually responsible for piracy. The power company? The bands themselves being so darned good? Could be.
542 Internet goes kabloooey Monday, August 20, 2007 [27] [28]
We get under the hood of the Internet and find out if it will really crash.
543 Can you spare $4.6 billion? Tuesday, August 21, 2007 [29] [30]
The FCC spectrum auction is set and Google's refunding your money for Google video.
544 Don't work for free! Wednesday, August 22, 2007 [31] [32]
iPhones set to hit Europe and companies ban Facebook as a time waster.
545 Veronica loves bacn Thursday, August 23, 2007 [33] [34]
We explore the meaning of the new term bacn and hear from one of the originators. We also get the opinion of bacon-expert, Veronica Belmont.
546 Google phone a foney? Friday, August 24, 2007 [35] [36]
Reports say Google will release a phone in two weeks. We don't think so.
547 Gigantic hand will kill us all Monday, August 27, 2007 N/A [37]
A gigantic robotic hand has been built that will eventually mean our doom. Plus, new iPods coming soon?
548 Lightsabers in space Tuesday, August 28, 2007 [38] [39]
Buzz Out Loud is so comfortingly familiar today. There's Molly, there's Tom, and there's a Sony rootkit to talk about. It's just like the good old days! In other news, teenagers' sleep is just as junky as their food, and cracked iPhones may be secretly longed for by Steve Jobs (but doomed by AT&T lawyers).
549 The warm milk of tech podcasts Wednesday, August 29, 2007 [40] [41]
DMCA absurdities; an upcoming Apple announcement (new iPod, natch); no drunk pilots on NASA; patent trolls; and the hot, hot, hot new Nokia N95 finally hits U.S. shores--officially. Now that is an exciting day. It's enough to...well, apparently, it's enough to send you into a deep, dreamless, refreshing sleep. Huh--who knew?
550 So long, time Thursday, August 30, 2007 [42] [43]
That's right. AT&T has finally pulled the ultimate fast one on us and killed time itself. OK, calm down. Its discontinuing the "call for time" service that's still only available in Nevada and California. Other things to calm down about? A possible iCar, cell phones and cancer, municipal Wi-Fi, and Viacom copyright insanity. Actually, get fired up about that last one. We are.
551 NBC = Not Being Cool Friday, August 31, 2007 [44] [45]
NBC is not being cool in several ways today. First, they apparently tried to get Apple to let them charge $4.99 per episode for TV show downloads on iTunes--not cool. Then, when Apple wouldn't cave, they pulled all of their shows off iTunes starting in December--not cool. And they're going to try to get you to buy them from their new site, Hulu, which might be cool someday, but it's not yet. Oh, and they're probably going to be really, really expensive there. Say it with me now: not cool.
Extra iTunes dropping NBC?! Friday, August 31, 2007 [46] [47]
Just when you thought NBC was calling the shots, Apple comes along and says it will not carry any of the fall season! As they say, "ob-la-di, ob-la-da, life goes on."