Microsoft is going to charge $99 to remove crapware from new computers, Diablo 3 is already hacked and Facebook appraently had an IPO recently. We don’t know much about the IPO, because the media barely covered it, but you can hear us talk about it in episode 21 of Technophilia: “Wait, Did Facebook Have An IPO?”.
This week, Justin wants to know: Do you value actual experiences? Or do you sometimes do things just for the sake of sharing them? Talk to us on Twitter or Facebook. James literally wrote the book on WordPress, and is always looking for the best plugins and services. When it comes to recommended posts, James thinks he’s found the best one: nRelate. Check it out if you run a blog. Dave hardly ever played Diablo 1 or 2, but is greatly enjoying Diablo 3. Find out why.
And, as always, the headlines.
- An Iranian leader published a fatwa against anti-censorship tools such as VPNs and proxies and was promptly censored by the Iranian intelligent filtering technology. Irony.
- If you’re seeing ads on Wikipedia, you’ve got a virus.
- Bored guy invents a street painting machine that paints people’s tweets onto the sidewalk. Send your own worthless messages to #onestreettweet now! James doesn’t know how Twitter works.
- Californian judge rules that IP does not identify location, which could set a precident for future cases. James doesn’t know how law works.
- Russia 2045 is a plan for the singularity, but is the singularity really something you can plan for?
- Facebook had an IPO, and the media barely covered it. On the first day, Facebook’s stock stayed stable. On the second day, it went down ten percent. By the time you listen to this it will probably be doing something different. Whatever.
- James thinks TED censored a talk. Justin thinks the talk simply wasn’t good enough to make the TED website. Watch this and let us know what you think:
- We’ll read a few of Mark Zuckerbergs IMs from college. Spoiler: he didn’t care about people’s privacy, and he’s kind of hilarious.
- Microsoft is going to charge $99 to remove crapware from people’s computer, completing the circle of crap.
And now: the gaming news!
- Diablo 3 accounts hacked already, meaning virtual thieves are stealing virtual items. The in-game auction means they might make real money.
- A possible revision to the WiiU controller leaked on Twitter. Everyone hates it.
- Capcom responded to on disc DLC claims with a bunch of corporatespeak nonsense.
Speaking of nonsense: Some jerk stole our content, but reworded it. The results are hilarious.