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Ep # Title Original Airdate Link MP3
965 Nobody puts Rafe in a box Friday, May 1, 2009 [1] [2]
On today's show, Molly, Rafe, and Brian Cooley take over for Tom, Natali, and sanity. Between ISP censorship in Minnesota, Faceook phishing attacks, and search on Twitter, it doesn't sound rant-tastic but it really, really is. Enjoy.
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966 We're gonna need a bigger e-book reader case Monday, May 4, 2009 [3] [4]
On today's show: thoughts on a bigger Kindle made for reading newspapers (fail), Sprint's earnings report (fail), whether Microsoft will allow downgrades from Windows 7 to Vista (fail) and "silver ooze" (winner!).

967 Bill Gates peep show Tuesday, May 5, 2009 [5] [6]
We speculate even more on the rumored large format Kindle, and get the announcement date wrong right from the start. What, we're supposed to read press releases? Also on the rumor front, we discuss Apple's interest in buying Twitter and Electronic Arts. Somethings just not sitting right about this one.
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968 'Nothing but filth' Wednesday, May 6, 2009 [7] [8]
On today's show, we have a lot to apologize for, but don't hold your breath because it ain't happening. (It's all just a desperate plea for more voicemail.) The short version is this: Kindle DX is ludicrously expensive, Blu-Ray is catching on but totally shouldn't be, and Craigslist is officially a pimp.
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969 Poetry and warp drives Thursday, May 7, 2009 [9] [10]
It's a-hole Thursday on Buzz Out Loud today, as we regale you, the listening audience, with tales of cyber douche baggery on Wikipedia, Facebook, and computer fair failures. Also, warp drives (space rant!), the death of Duke Nukem, and Meatspace.
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970 Printer porn Friday, May 8, 2009 [11] [12]
Cooley needs a cigarette after a personal moment related to the wonder of band printers and the glory of dot-matrix. Who knew? We also have a good long talk about how soon physical papers will disappear and teach Rafe all about the Konami Code.
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971 Contract assassin phone plan Monday, May 11, 2009 [13] [14]
AT&T unveils its new prepaid plan, which we think only Jason Bourne could love. Also, analysts say Android is poised for 900 percent growth, the University of Missouri gets in bed with the iPhone and iPod Touch, and we give cute nicknames to some of our fave technologies.
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972 New Zune in June? Tuesday, May 12, 2009 [15] [16]
According to the Office 10 Twitter account, Zune lovers will be happy in June. If that wasn't weird enough, they also warn you not to buy an iPhone or Palm Pre, which is probably standing orders at Microsoft. Also Natali carries knives in her sports bra quite often. Or so we have come to understand.
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973 A-polka-lypse now Wednesday, May 13, 2009 [17] [18]
We learn that Donald is a one-man polka band, Twitter people are never satisfied, and it may be getting slightly easier out there for pimps. It's all tech related though, we swear.
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974 Black holes are made of people Thursday, May 14, 2009 [19] [20]
Well, actually, people are made of black holes. But I couldn't do a Soylent Green reference if I wrote that. We also talk about Natali's Lady Things and the fact that we all wear makeup. Oh, and Sony is broke. And Jammie Thomas is going back to court. So it's not all good news.
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975 Beauty is in the eye of the Boholder 1000 Friday, May 15, 2009 [21] [22]
We discuss a computer algorithm that can determine if photos are pretty or not. I guess hot or not is going out of business. We also look at the causes of the Google error and speculate on how Wolfram Alpha will be used.
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976 Cash, king of Spain Monday, May 18, 2009 [23] [24]
Apparently cash is still king in Spain, according to one listener. And here I thought it was Juan Carlos. We also notice how Craigslist is getting CraigsPissed over the adult services issue. And Dell says Windows 7 may be great and all but it's also going to be expensive. And that's just not so much of a good idea in this economy (With special episode recap at the beginning).
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977 You can't point north on ecstasy Tuesday, May 19, 2009 [25] [26]
But you can point north if you wear a belt of a dozen or so magnets all the time. We'll explain. Also Palm Pre is coming for $200 and we have some rumored next-generation specs. Oh and about 300 car stories, 'cause you know. Cooley is on the show.
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978 Blue screen of payment Wednesday, May 20, 2009 [27] [28]
Microsoft just got a patent for disabling your operating system until you pay an "agreed-on sum of money." Also we find out that the Palm Pre is going to sell out, which means Sprint can save a load on advertising. And Moblin is out for beta testing, even if you think the name is dumb. (Guests: Scott Johnson & Eric Franklin)
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979 Underwear is big in Japan Thursday, May 21, 2009 [29] [30]
Well, according to one listener, you can't get away from underwear in Japan so the Google StreetView cameras shouldn't try. Also if you deleted those pictures of you in your underwear from Facebook, I can still see them. In fact, deleting photos from social media doesn't make it as deleted as you might like. We also talk Pirate Bay, RealDVD, and other court cases.
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980 You can't poke the pope Friday, May 22, 2009 [31] [32]
Pope Benedict XVI has embraced Facebook but it's just an app. So you can't write on the pope's wall or poke him. We also are excited for the queen to get her golden Wii. And we're still somewhat excited about the Palm Pre. We also discover the meaning of PORN: Private Online Retail Network. (Also: Natali del Conte is the SF CNET studio in this episode)
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981 Tech Memories (Special Memorial Day Episode) Monday, May 25, 2009 [33] [34]
It's Memorial Day in the United States, and to celebrate the more literal definition of Memorial, we all share a personal tech-related story.
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982 She Bonged herself Tuesday, May 26, 2009 [35] [36]
Microsoft may rename Kumo to Bing, which makes us wonder what the past tense of Bing would be. Bong. Also Last.FM is under attack from TechCrunch and Eucalyptus is welcomed back into the app store with open arms, and open searches.
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983 Jitterbuggy Wednesday, May 27, 2009 [37] [38]
The Jitterbug phone was supposed to make it easy for anyone to call 9111. Seems they left out the people in remote rural areas. Oh, well. Nobody's perfect. It's not like lonely people in remote rural areas need emergency help, right? Also Zune HD is coming in fall and Vista SP2 is here now!
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984 Pre comes to Verizon Thursday, May 28, 2009 [39] [40]
We were pretty shocked to find the announcement on Reuters that Verizon will get the Palm Pre in six months. Color us shocked. Also, Time Warner and AOL are breaking up; it's for the best. And Natali calls Brian Tong short. Wow. Pot call the kettle black much?
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985 Accelorometers in Bed Friday, May 29, 2009 [41] [42]
Natali brings our discussion of the MEMS-based accelerometer technology to a screeching halt when she suggested it be used in bed. This is a clear demonstration of how much more mature Natali is than Rafe or myself. IN other news we discover the true meaning of Bing and ponder the sanity of a new Mac-clone maker.
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