Net@night 124

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Episode 124

Net@night 124: Grammar Girl

Guests

Topics

  • Internet domain names face big change
    • The internet is set to undergo one of the biggest changes in its four-decade history with the expected approval of international domain names - or addresses - that can be written in non-Latin script.
  • Geocities shuts down
    • Yahoo acquired GeoCities in 1999 for $3.57 billion in stock, but the deal didn't go well, as new terms of service placed on users sent many of them scurrying.
  • Facebook memories of friends departed
    • When an account is memorialized, we also set privacy so that only confirmed friends can see the profile or locate it in search. We try to protect the deceased's privacy by removing sensitive information such as contact information and status updates. Memorializing an account also prevents anyone from logging into it in the future, while still enabling friends and family to leave posts on the profile Wall in remembrance.

Picks of the Week

  • Sit or Squat App
    • SitOrSquat can determine your location via GPS (if available) and show you a map of nearby toilets, drawn from an online global database of bathrooms maintained by other users. Selecting individual bathrooms brings up hours of availability, a basic rating for the discriminating type, and even user-submitted photos.
  • Best Halloween Costumes Ever
    • Four geeks from Tampa -- John Savio, John Matthews, Reko Rivera, and Bobby Hartman -- recently teamed up to create human-sized and, most impressively, functional iPhone costumes. Each costume weighs around 85 pounds, and is powered by a car battery worn, we're told, between the trick-or-treater's legs. Hooking up an iPhone 3GS to a 42-inch LCD screen effectively turns your average Halloweener into a bona fide human iPhone (see video, above). The two costumes took about three weeks to assemble, and cost the guys a handsome sum of $2,000. Still, they claim to have absolutely "no regrets".

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What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures by Malcolm Gladwell (UNABRIDGED)
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Production Information

  • Edited by: Tony
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