Ep. 1205: Where we paint by numbers Video
Yes. Snow Leopard reviews are out, and I have my favorite. But the more interesting story is Mozilla finding out that people didn't want to upgrade because they're afraid of the awesome bar exposing their porn. So they introduced private browsing mode fast. We also welcome Jon Strickland from HowStuffWorks to the show and he helps us understand how we can turn any story into an Apple story.
We're encouraged by several things about Microsoft's messaging phones, but the name isn't one of them. Especially naming a button on it the Kin Spot. But we did figure out what they're up to. We think. Also it's a bad day for developers as Apple and Adobe's fight somehow ends up with Adobe's CTO talking about swinign chickens, and Twitter angers its devloper crowd by acquiring Tweetie. At least the US is changing it's tune on ACTA... oh wait, no it's just getting worse on that too. We hate Mondays.
Today is just baffling, frankly, for all of us. Twitter has a business plan, Opera Mini has been approved by the Apple App Store, the mobile Internet will soon overtake the fixed Internet, and despite a raging professional video game culture, Korea is trying to keep kids from gaming 24-7. But they NEED them! We're so confused! --Molly
'Cavalcade of Laffs' is the 10th episode of The Meth Minute 39 cartoon series by Dan Meth. Here we are introduced to Sir George Flinchley, an eccentric ram who manages a menagerie of stand-up comedians. George is insane, however, and his combination of untalented acts and inappropriate venues combine to produce chaotic results. In this installment, George unleashes an insecure mantis on a roomful of geriatrics. "Cavalcade of Laffs" was created and written by Dan Meth and Ryan Van Winkle many years ago and is finally being let loose on the Internet.
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Brian Tong shows us all the bells and whistles of Dock Expose in Mac OS X Snow Leopard.
What's the point of paying for auto insurance every month if your policy won't cover a hit and run with no indicted driver? We'll go trolling for the assailant that hulked out on Jeff's car over the weekend, and also debunk Bruce Willis litigation rumors, introduce McDonalds' first all-vegetarian restaurant, and find out how some of our favorite video games got their names.
Today's episode of The 404 Podcast runs a little shorter than usual, but we spend the show talking about Steve Jobs and how he directly affected each of our careers in technology.
The World Health Organization semi-confirms what we've all suspected for years: it's probably not a good thing that mobile phones cause the cells in your brain to wiggle and change. Also, Lodsys continues its patent trolling unfettered by matters of conscience or threatening letters from Apple, and the PBS hackers turn their attention to Sony, as if Sony didn't have enough problems, already. --Molly
Scott Stein joins Jeff Bakalar on this episode of the 404. The guys geek out over the plot line in The Last of Us, roll their eyes at today's insane weather coverage and hypothesize about the next Star Wars film.