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


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  • Dec - 1116 - 1137
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  • Dec - 615 - 631
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Ep # Title Original Airdate Link MP3
572 AT&T Monday, October 1, 2007 [1] [2]
AT&T has changed its terms of service to say that it can cancel your service if, essentially, you say bad things about the company. So, you can consider Episode 572 our official attempt to get ourselves shut off. Meanwhile, Microsoft puts Office online in a limited beta. And we mean "limited."
573 Hard out there for a PMP Tuesday, October 2, 2007 [3] [4]
It's hard to find just the right PMP. Auditioning candidates, trying them out on the street, looking for something that won't dole out tons of abuse. Maybe the Zune 2 can land this coveted position. In other news today, a PS3 price cut is apparently coming, Joost is open to all, and free still doesn't pay. Still. .
574 Ripping is stealing Wednesday, October 3, 2007 [5] [6]
The head of litigation for Sony BMG says ripping CDs is essentially stealing. Well, that makes me wonder if playing CDs is also stealing. At least, playing a CD twice is stealing, right? Where have logic and good sense gone? Meanwhile, we celebrate the launch of new Zunes and some cool features in the Microsoft players, as well as coming tweaks to the Zune store.
Extra Interview with Grooveshark CEO Sam Tarantino Wednesday, October 3, 2007 [7] [8]
In this extra special interview edition, we talk with Grooveshark CEO Sam Tarantino.
575 Reply to all Thursday, October 4, 2007 [9] [10]
Breaking news: Reply-all epidemic spreads, hits Homeland Security. Nation at risk. Further updates as events warrant. Sports and weather are next. And later tonight, would you store your health records on a Microsoft server? One podcaster says, "Not if my life depended on it."
576 One man's burning NanoPants Friday, October 5, 2007 [11] [12]
Pants on fire; now that's a headline for you. Too bad the story's your basic lithium-ion battery blah-blah-blah. In bigger news of the day, the RIAA wins the Jammie Thomas case to the tune of $220,000, unless they play nice. Also, rumor mill points to Mac Nano, and Linux boxes are running massive botnets. No, really.
577 Steve Jobs' pants Monday, October 8, 2007 [13] [14]
I realize that the MacBook isn't really Scottish, but that's no reason Steve Jobs couldn't wear a utilikilt at the next MacWorld keynote. We also have some crazy lawsuits to discuss, and some scientists have created artificial life. You know. In their spare time.
578 XP best OS ever Tuesday, October 9, 2007 [15] [16]
Ok, apparently Microsoft is now back-porting the good parts of Vista (like kernel security and easier product activation) into Windows XP. This is just getting weird -- and a few service packs from now, XP will be the best OS the world has ever seen! Until Google's comes out, that is.
579 New rule Wednesday, October 10, 2007 [17] [18]
Could an artsy-fartsy plan to release music on an "almost obsolete format" turn out to be the surefire DRM scheme the RIAA has been waiting for? Wow, we hope not, or we're going to have to dust off some geezer computers. Also, this one juror really hates Jammie Thomas. Like, really.
580 (MAWV) Mothers against Windows Vista Thursday, October 11, 2007 [19] [20]
One mother's brave crusade against Windows Vista leads to a dramatic showdown with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Or something slightly less dramatic. Also, AT&T's new terms of service reveal that the company is REALLY sorry about appearing to try to censor free speech. And, all four Beatles are now selling music online--separately. Ahem.
581 The final EULA! Friday, October 12, 2007 [21] [22]
Rest easy, friends. You'll never have to agree to another EULA again. We've uncovered one that, with enough wiggle room, could potentially apply to everything you've ever download. Yay? Meanwhile, Tom and Molly debate the merit of the Internet tax ban and WiMax, but it's a happy Friday, and everybody wins.
582 Robot love Monday, October 15, 2007 [23] [24]
Sure, Universal Music is taking on iTunes, and the iPod Touch got jailbreaked, but we're more concerned with robot love.
583 The Durka Durka Show Tuesday, October 16, 2007 [25] [26]
Google unveils its new YouTube antipiracy tool, which those ungrateful media companies instantly pan as not good enough. Apple announces the Leopard release date and upgrade plan, which bloggers pan as not nice enough. And Verizon admits it turned over your phone record data without court orders "hundreds of times," which everyone pans as not cool enough. In fact, not cool at all.
584 Pirate like a monkey Wednesday, October 17, 2007 [27] [28]
It's not your fault you're a pirate. You've just been trained to download songs from illegal BitTorrent sites, sort of like how you can train a helper monkey. In fact, most likely you are a monkey. Logic. In other news, Steve Jobs says you can have your pesky third-party iPhone applications, but not until February. Why February? Logic.
585 We love you, too Thursday, October 18, 2007 [29] [30]
After all these years, it only seems fair to tell it like it is. We love you guys, too. Except the creeps who think it's like, super l337 to hack 911 systems and send SWAT teams to the homes of, say, parents with sleeping children who are then handcuffed and detained because of your horrid little prank. You, we do not love. You make us want to call Game Over on our big life simulation. We clear? Cut it out.
586 We h8t flash drives Friday, October 19, 2007 [31] [32]
This is just our way of warning you that we might possibly have been a little harsh in re: a plan by Universal, Warner, and EMI to sell music on, um, flash drives. Because the kids these days think CDs are dead, and--flash drives? Are cool? Anyway. In other news, a little old lady takes a claw hammer to a Comcast customer service office. We do not condone. We only applaud.
587 Xkcd is awesome Monday, October 22, 2007 [33] [34]
It's Monday, we're tired, and we can barely keep it together to get through today's morasse of Zune news, Toshiba-box 360 rumors, AT&T downloads you don't want, and weird European copyright-crossover claims. But one fact emerges triumphant from the rubble: Those Xkcd comics? Those rule.
588 Touche Tuesday Tuesday, October 23, 2007 [35] [36]
Touche, Tuesday. You have beaten us again! No, actually, it's just that you, dear listeners, have once again proven that you're smarter than we are. About Canadian copyright law. In other news, the Rockies mistake a "crushing influx of fans" for a "massive denial-of-service attack." That is so cute.
589 The mother of all patents Wednesday, October 24, 2007 [37] [38]
OK, so, IBM files an application for the ultimate patent--the one that crushes all other patent wannabes, including trolls and, OK, anyone with a patentable idea. We feel a little dirty for wondering...would that be any worse than the current system? Guest host: Rafe Needleman.
590 What's your brain's bandwidth? Thursday, October 25, 2007 [39] [40]
Would you get a chip implanted that would let you access the Internet from your brain? Of course you would. Otherwise, we couldn't connect! Also today, Microsoft wins the hand of the fair maiden Facebook. Aw, we're havin' a weddin'.
591 Senator sees shadow Friday, October 26, 2007 [41] [42]
The signs and portents have arrived, and they point to seven more years of tax-free Net access. And home page e-email. Apparently, that's a thing. Who knew? In other news today, poor Vonage has to pay Verizon $80 million, but Verizon has to pay you $1 million, and that's a little more satisfying. Also, the U.S. continues to kick some serious spam butt. Er, as in, send a lot of it. Sigh.
592 Leopard is the new Vista Monday, October 29, 2007 [43] [44]
The reports on Leopard include the usual new operating system pitfalls. Some things don't work right, and hilariously, some upgraders receive a blue screen. This compels one listener to draw some uncanny parallels between Leopard and Vista. We also get into Sprint's unlocking move and mull over the success of Hulu.
593 Resist Melissa's siren song Tuesday, October 30, 2007 [45] [46]
So, there's a clever piece of malware out that strips for you in order to trick you into entering captchas to help out spammers. In other news, new Google phone rumors are putting Caroline to sleep, and Jason reads the tale of a man who mourns not for Vonage.
594 Phantom of the audio board Wednesday, October 31, 2007 [47] [48]
Halloween questions abound today: Is Jason in fact horribly disfigured and that's why his face cannot be seen on the pages of CNET? Is Australia foretelling the downfall of the U.S. from 16 hours in the future? Will Google's cool? OK, not every analogy can go on forever, people. That's just scary.