NBC hates everyone, find out how to watch the Olympics without them; 80 percent of Facebook ad clicks might be fake; and Valve’s co-founder calls Windows 8 a disaster. It’s Technophilia 31:The Officially Unofficial Technology Podcast of the Londinium 2012 Games.
This week: Justin hates NBC’s Olympic Coverage, a lot, so he teaches you how to watch the BBC instead using Tunlr or WiziWig. James outlines the new features in Safari 6, the latest version of OS X’s default browser. He loves it so much he’s abandoning Chrome. Dave makes some inappropriate comments, for which we apologize for in advance.
And, as always, the headlines:
- The Pirate Bay renamed itself The Olympic Bay, in an amusing bit of trolling.
- NBC doesn’t care that you want to watch the Olympics live, apparently, so Justin had to watch the opening ceremonies hours after the fact. Prepare to hear a rant, complete with stupid quotes by NBC commentators.
- Oh, and NBC got a journalist kicked off Twitter by complaining. Twitter ultimately apologized, but it’s a good example of why sites like Twitter should have an official appeal process.
- Mountain Lion is among the most popular OS X releases in history, with 3 million downloads in first four days alone. James set it up on his Hackintosh and thinks he’s cool now.
- Apple drops Safari for Windows. No mention of why: it’s simply disappeared from their website. Also: no updates for Snow Leopard or earlier.
- Techcrunch is examining Korean evidence that real name policies don’t make people polite, but James thinks the argument is lacking.
- Want stun gun case for your iPhone? It exists, apparently. Dave predicts it will primarily be used by drunk college kids at parties.
- James doesn’t believe Ultimate Tazer Ball is real. It is.
- Limited Run, a startup, claims 80% of its Facebook ad clicks were coming from bots. Dave shows why he’s a real newsman.
- Gabe Newell of Valve says Windows 8 is a “catastrophe”. Valve is embracing Linux as a hedge.
- Be sure to check out Justin’s coverage of the Unreasonable Climax, featuring entrepreneurs from around the world trying to solve problems. Part two isn’t up yet, but we’ll update you on Twitter or Facebook.
- Justin’s friend Robert quit his job and hopes to write novels, and he’s outlining the entire experience in “Journey to 30″, a show on his YouTube channel. Subscribe: it’s inspirational stuff.