This Week in Tech

Aug 22nd 2005

This Week in Tech 19

Episode 19 is In the Can

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  • Fighting blog spam with Typekey on Movable Type and captcha on Blogger
  • Hunter S. Thompson's funeral - they blow up his ashes
  • Dvorak reminisces
  • Is Microsoft at fault for the Zotob virus?
  • Monad is removed from Vista
  • PCMag's video review of the Vista Beta is next week
  • Would 12,000 people riot for a $50 four-year-old Dell?
  • Watch the video
  • John explained it all last week in Marketwatch
  • Steve and I plan to try using Lulu to offer CDs of the Security Now podcast
  • Mom was right: looking at porn (or violence) makes you blind
  • Linus is trademarking Linux
  • Dvorak reminisces about GNU founder Richard Stallman
  • We owe him for free software and the GPL - thank you Richard, I promise never to make you sing again
  • Google sells another $4 billion in shares
  • Dvorak loves Jim Cramer's Mad Money
  • Who's going to unseat Google? Teoma? Clusty? All the Web?
  • What do they spend the money on? Google's free Wi-Fi network? IM?
  • Why is Yahoo spending a billion on a Chinese venture?
  • Steve says Google engineers say Yahoo works better
  • Part of Google's success is aesthitic - we love the clean white page
  • Kevin likes the new MSN Home Page - using Ajax
  • is Dvorak's home page
  • Now that we've reached widespread broadband access who needs text only pages
  • The FCC's broadband definition is bogus
  • Where is the fast DSL the telcos promised us?
  • Is Cisco holding out on us with 100 mbit DSL?
  • Norton's patching bad copper with a visegrip
  • Verizon's FIOS is all for show
  • Come to our first live show at the SF Apple Store, 9/4 at 4p - come for the TWiT pocket protector
  • Kevin wants something cooler. Like a coin purse.
  • We extend an invitation to Martin Sargent
  • Shilo from Zanesville, OH is looking for free music for his podcast.
  • Try
  • Jeffrey from the Netherlands asks about the future of user interfaces
  • Dvorak says it's like the automobile, now that we know how to use computers they're not going to change
  • Leo says Jef Raskin's Archy is very cool
  • How about voice recognition? It's not going to happen says Dvorak
  • Scansoft owns Dragon Dictate and ViaVoice.
  • Kevin from asks about IPTV
  • Dvorak's got a newsletter about it
  • Patrick is doing a weekly IPTV show with Ziff-Davis
  • IPTV is already in place around the world in countries that don't have cable
  • Sweden's got it
  • MythTV and Akimbo are attempting to make IPTV more friendly
  • Dvorak offers to sell TWiT to Infinity Radio for $5 million
  • Andy in Phoenix asks whether John gets spam. Andy, John gets NO spam.
  • Lucky Phil in Sydney needs a BitTorrent client that doesn't set off alarms with his ISP. Any suggestions?
  • Kariand Les of the The Signal podcast love the Firefly theme song. We still hate it.
  • Randall from Charlestown, WV says his federal job won't allow USB devices. Is there an MP3 player that doesn't use USB? Hmmm.
  • Leo promises to annnounce the winners in our name contest next Sunday. Finally.
  • Dvorak wants to give away his old cables at the live shows.
  • All geeks have a cable drawer.
  • Puffy wonders about Internet security suits. We say build your own from free software like: AVG Anti-virus or Antivir, Microsoft's anti-spyware, Spybot, and Adaware.