Feb 19th 2006
This Week in Tech 42
Dvorak's Lost It
Hosted by Leo Laporte
It's TWiT 42, your answer to life, the universe, and everything.
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- Thanks to Nitrozac and Snaggy for the cartoon
- Amazon is going head to head with Apple - opening its own music store
- The OS X Worm is nothing to worry about but it does herald the end of innocence for Mac users
- FON has found an interesting way to promote itself
- Is World of Warcraft the new golf?
- Funny how consumers and experts completely disagree on which LCOS display is best
- Want to know why Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas and Sen. John Ensign of Nevada are so hot to stop municipal wi-fi? Follow the money trail to ATT.
- The Firefox memory leak is a feature not a bug
- Is it illegal to play poker online? It's not clear but if two Congressmen have their way it will be, with a five year penalty to boot
- BitTorrent is proposing end-to-end encryption to foil ISPs who block the protocol
- Skype encryption prevents wiretapping. Or does it?
- And what's going on with Intel and Skype? Is it fair to artificially limit Skype's capabilities unless you use Intel?
- Careful watching "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" in Germany. Fox has planted a rootkit on the DVD.
- The ladies of the evening want families to boycott Grand Theft Auto
- Do two podcasts ending production make a trend? Some call it "podfading"
- Halo 2 will only ship on Vista, not XP
- And Vista will require a DirectX 9c capable video card
- More significantly, no video card has HDCP support yet, and Vista will require that for output to an HD display
- Careful playing solitaire around Mayor Bloomberg
- Microsoft antivirus uninstalls Norton. Oops.