Archive for December, 2013
TOPIC: Weather woes force us to miss out on Nick Brous and his Shakespearean insight (though we try to fake it for a while) – but stay tuned in a few weeks when we bring him back! And then we get down to business. China lands on the moon, Dave comes up with some great new names for Uranus, and Yahoo! mail is down!
Plus, Dave tries to start an OS flame war for Christmas to make up for Jay Garmon being absent too, and then give us a new tag line for the show “So lame, not even the NSA listens”! Awwww ….
Our cool sites of the week:
- Mummify.it – Freeze a web page, twitter feed, or anything else on the web for posterity on Mummify’s servers!
- CharityMiles.org – Select different charities you want to donate to as you walk, bike, or run! Costs you nothing but your poor health to help out those needier than you!
Finishing it all off is the holiday special song of the week Chiron Beta Prime by Jonathon Coulton!
TOPIC: With the revelation that a popular flashlight app is stealing your data, Mike answers listener questions about how to prevent security problems with your mobile apps. As a reminder, you can submit questions to us via our facebook page, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or even leave a voicemail at 847/984-0847.
Jay Garmon weighs in with some great geek insight about the cold temps and disposing of your paper books, and then follows up with an answer to last week’s question and gives us this new head-scratcher:
What was the longest distance a wheeled vehicle has driven on a body other than Earth?
On “Kids Talk Tech” this week special guest host Olivia talks to us about the awesomely fun (and educational to boot) Animalia on YouTube, and we finish it all off with the podcast only song of the week Goodbye England (Covered in Snow) by Laura Marling!
TOPIC: Mike almost loses control railing against the evils of the aggressively ignorant anti-vaxxers Jenny McCarthy and Rob Schneider, but somehow manages to bring it back down to earth and talk about Google glass, “OK Google” for chrome, and why everyone needs a little Kimchi with their turkey, or Kalbe in their burrito this season!
Jay Garmon give us his usual phenomenal brain bender, asking:
How many nodes were in the original version of the Internet (ARPANET), which came into being 50 years ago this week?
On “Kids Talk Tech” this week Justin tells us the ins and outs of Clumsy Ninja, and then we close out with the perfect Black Friday, podcast only song of the week “Cheap and Cheerful” by the Kills!