Friday, December 31, 2010

Why has the TARDIS gotten easy to fly?

When did Doctor Who's time machine get so easy to control?

Those with no classic who experience really don't think about this question..although as this article points out if you don't have experience with the very begining you might never have known it ever was hard to fly the TARDIS if not impossible in fact...

Monday, December 27, 2010

New York Times write up on Leo Laporte

Leo Laporte Builds Empire With ‘This Week in Tech’ - NYTimes.com

As most of you know the person I can blame for me getting into not just listening but also doing a podcast myself is tech guru and head of the TWIT network Leo Laporte. If for some reason you don't know who that is read this write up of him in the New York Times and you will not only get a nice look into a the empire of my favorite tech new source but also how podcasting isn't as silly as some may think.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Samcast episode 37 (MMM Christmas Special)

It's Christmas eve so i thought I would give you a playlist of twelve songs for each day of Christmas. Have a Merry Christmas, a happy new year, and I hope you enjoy the Samcast Christmas special!

playlist:

1. Podsafe Christmas Song- Jonathan Coulton

2. Cool Yule- Chris Daniels & The Kings

3. Feliz Navidad- Darrel Smith

4. If Christmas Was Make Believe- Geoff Smith

5. County Road Christmas- Craig Cardiff

6. Christmas Is Interesting- Jonathan Coulton

7. What Child Is This?- Derek K. Miller

8. Carol of the Bells- Doug Astrop

9. We Could Change the World- Geoff Smith

10. Santa Got a Bailout- Eddy Delbridge

11. Joy To the World- FMG

12. My Own Merry Christmas- Geoff Smith

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Monday, December 20, 2010

A former worship leader speaks out

RELEVANT Magazine - Confessions of a Former Worship Leader

This article points out something that alot of us in the church, and I mean that as the body not the building, miss and that's the fact that worship isn't just singing a song..it's where our hearts are and how much we live it for god. This is something we need to keep in our minds as christians all the time..you'd be surprised how many will notice...

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Samcast episode 36

On this weeks samcast I discuss some year end stats on different social websites, The real consequences of see something say something, and a report that looks at the speed of broadband that could be slightly misleading.

Twitter used by 8% of online Americans- http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/12/09/tech/main7132610.shtml

Colbert most retweeted- http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2374363,00.asp

Bed intruder song most watched of the year- http://mashable.com/2010/12/13/youtube-most-watched-2010/

FBI may have a backdoor already- http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-20025767-281.html

See something say something falsely claims victim- http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/ktla-long-beach-belmont-shore-shooting,0,2471345.story

two thirds of broadband not fast enough- http://www.crunchgear.com/2010/12/09/fcc-says-two-thirds-of-americans-broadband-isnt-fast-enough-to-be-considered-actual-broadband/

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Matt Smith on the Christmas special

BBC News - Matt Smith's take on Doctor Who Christmas special

In a small interview Matt Smith tells what he thinks of the doctor who Christmas special along with a few clips from the special.


Sunday, December 12, 2010

iPod App Review- Riseing Blocks

This week I cover my first game for the iPod. It's the strangely addictive puzzle game called Rising Blocks.




iPod App Review- Rising Blocks

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Rising Blocks - Michael Le

Samcast episode 35

On this weeks samcast I cover doctor who, How someone thinks they can slow speedy drivers and what did hapen to that Borker guy anyway? It's all this week on samcast.

Iphone app comes out to slow speeders- http://www.appscout.com/2010/12/slow_down_iphone_app_keeps_you.php

20 doctor who characters that need their own action figures- http://www.toplessrobot.com/2010/12/20_doctor_who_characters_who_desperately_need_thei.php

Sonic screwdriver close to reality- http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/doctor-who/8181443/Doctor-Who-sonic-screwdriver-could-become-real-device.html

Walmart launches "see something say something" ads- http://www.4029tv.com/r/26035819/detail.html

Decore my eyes boss arrested- http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-20024763-93.html

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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Ipod app review- Web MD

After being sick last week I come back with a review of the app I should have used to figure out what was wrong with me.




iPod App Review Web MD

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WebMD Mobile - WebMD

Samcast Episode 34

In this weeks samcast its a rant filled week as I talk about disapproval of school policies on shutting robotics down and how they had to cave, A strange mans policies on how to do business, and why I think the UK courts have it out for blogger. All that and more this week on samcast.

UK Rules headlines are copyrighted- http://www.thinq.co.uk/2010/11/26/high-court-rules-newspapers-can-charge-links/

School shuts down First club and takes money: http://www.thebeenews.com/news/story.php?story_id=129022143848652900

A new way of making google juice- http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/28/business/28borker.html?_r=1

Google dispels the claims- http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/12/being-bad-to-your-customers-is-bad-for.html

Rupert Murdochs new idea for the Ipad- http://blogs.chron.com/techblog/archives/2010/11/murdochs_ipad_newspaper_youre_doing_it_wrong_1.html

Back to the future game trailer- http://www.toplessrobot.com/2010/12/its_your_doc_brown_marty_something_has_got_to_be_d.php

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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Friday, December 3, 2010

Epic Vid of clebs lip syncing to Let It be

According to Chris Hardwicks site Nerdist.com this is a promotion for a Norwegian talk show. I say its the most epic thing I've ever seen..sad to see Leslie Neilson show up in it though..rest in peace you king of comedy!



Let It Be - Gylne Tider HD

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Samcast Episode 33

On this weeks samcast It's time for another Monthly Music Mixup and this time I'm joined by Jacob to make a nice little DJ team. Hope you enjoy and have a great beginning to an new month..giving you survived black friday of course...

Playlist:

1. Wish I Could- Carey Ott

2. Nothing But A Geek Thang- Devo Spice

3. Shine On- Joel Lightman

4. Ocean Song- Ukulele Jim

5. Who's The Boss- Stay Tuned

6. Ever Since You- Danielle Pipitone

7. I Will Survivor- Dj Lobsterdust

8. Foolin' No One- Geoff Smith



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Friday, November 26, 2010

Cookie Monster auditions for SNL

I want this to happen so bad..I just wnder how they would pull off certian parts of it and if they would use him for some of the..more adult jokes SNL tends to put out..I might actually watch it again for that one night if it does happen..



Sesame Street: Cookie Monster Auditions for Saturday Night Live

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Doctor who and top gear apps to come out before christmas

'Doctor Who,' 'Top Gear' Apps To See Pre-Christmas Launches - Anglophenia

I'm very excited as a fan of both of these shows to see that both of them will be getting official apps on the iOS systems for all the apple devices including my precious iPod touch! Cross your fingers that both games will be good..

Sunday, November 21, 2010

iPod app review- Worlds Smallest Violin

On this edition of iPod app reviews I show you how your iPod touch can be a wonderful tool for sarcasm.



iPod App Reviews Worlds Smallest Violin

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World's Smallest Violin - iPhone Developer: Demis Bellot

Samcast Episode 32

The Beatles on iTunes- http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704312504575618351197212036.html?mod=WSJ_newsreel_technology

How the deal was made-http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703628204575618920257903424.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

Man looses weight due to google street view- http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1329767/Google-Girth-Bob-Mewse-sheds-weight-spotting-stomach-Street-View.html

Myspace merges with facebook- http://seerpress.com/facebook-and-myspace-merger-prove-market-leadership-in-social-networking/14595/

Facebook messageing launches- http://paidcontent.org/article/419-facebooks-zuckerberg-e-mail-is-too-slow-but-is-this-the-solution/

Westboro church in wrong town- http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?subjectid=11&articleid=20101114_11_A12_CUTLIN105145&allcom=1

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Samcast episode 31

On this weeks samcast I discuss violent games, story stealing, free speech, and lack of such all in one podcast and all on my own.

The debate on violent games- http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/11/04/should-stores-sell-violent-video-games-to-minors/

Magazine steals blogger article- http://mashable.com/2010/11/06/cooks-source/

Kinect has been hacked- http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2372268,00.asp

Research says naked scanners may be dangerous: http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-20022541-281.html?part=rss&tag=feed&subj=PrivacyInc.

Facebook dissing is free speech- http://mashable.com/2010/11/09/facebook-free-speech/

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Will it blend does a Dalek

Yes you read that right...the will it blend guy along with Sebastian of the doctor who online website blend a iron side dalek toy.



Will it Blend - Doctor Who and the Daleks

Hilarious personal ad

I just got this in an email and I had to share it with all of you. This is a real personal ad in a paper.

To the Guy Who Tried to Mug Me In Downtown  Savannah   night before last.

Date: 2010-05-27, 1 :43 a.m.  E.S.T.

I was the guy wearing the black Bur berry jacket that you demanded
that I hand over, shortly after you pulled the knife on me and my
girlfriend, threatening our lives. You also asked for my girlfriend's
purse and earrings. I can only hope that you somehow come across this
rather important message.

First, I'd like to apologize for your embarrassment; I didn't
expect you to actually crap in your pants when I drew my pistol after
you took my jacket. The evening was not that cold, and I was wearing the
jacket for a reason. My girlfriend had just bought me that Kimber Model
1911 ...45 ACP pistol for my birthday, and we had picked up a shoulder
holster for it that very evening. Obviously you agree that it is a very
intimidating weapon when pointed at your head ... isn't it?!

I know it probably wasn't fun walking back to wherever you'd come
from with that brown sludge in your pants. I'm sure it was even worse
walking bare-footed since I made you leave your shoes, cell phone, and
wallet with me.  That prevented you from calling or running to your
buddies to come help mug us again.

After I called your mother or "Momma" as you had her listed in your
cell, I explained the entire episode of what you'd done. Then I went
and filled up my gas tank as well as those of four other people in the
gas station, -- on your credit card. The guy with the big motor home
took 150 gallons and was extremely grateful!

I gave your shoes to a homeless guy outside Vinnie Van Go Go's, along

with all the cash in your wallet. [That made his day!] I then threw
your wallet into the big pink "pimp mobile" that was parked at the curb
... after I broke the windshield and side window and keyed the entire
driver's side of the car.

Later, I called a bunch of phone sex numbers from your cell phone.
Ma Bell just now shut down the line, although I only used the phone for a
little over a day now, so what 's going on with that? Earlier, I
managed to get in two threatening phone calls to the DA's office and one
to the FBI, while mentioning President Obama as my possible target.

The FBI guy seemed really intense and we had a nice long chat (I guess while he traced your number etc.).

In a way, perhaps I should apologize for not killing you, but I
feel this type of retribution is a far more appropriate punishment for
your threatened crime. I wish you well as you try to sort through some
of these rather immediate pressing issues, and can only hope that you
have the opportunity to reflect upon, and perhaps reconsider, the career
path you've chosen to pursue in life. Remember, next time you might not
be so lucky. Have a good day!

Thoughtfully yours,

Alex

Sesame street trains future apple lovers

They are at it again with great parodys. This time the Ipogo come out loaded with apps to do anything. I love sesame street even to this day..childhood memories.



Sesame Street: Song: There's An App For That

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Samcast episode 30

On this weeks Samcast the return of my lovely wife Brandi and how can an iPod touch save you from the dreaded Pedobear along with other news about Holograms and a new reality show that may not make you groan like the others.

UK Pizzeria installs iPod docks- http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/36470/pizza-express-adds-ipod-docks

Girl fends off danger with an iPod touch- http://m.dailymail.co.uk/mobile/news/worldnews/article.html?articleID=1325162

The dead drop revolution- http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2010/11/03/131043883/

Will wright behind new series- http://www.wired.com/magazine/2010/11/will-wright-takes-the-sims-to-current-tv-with-bar-karma/

Holographic Video confrencing closer: http://www.technologyreview.com/computing/26667/?a=f

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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Samcast Episode 29

On this weeks samcast its time for another monthly music mixup on a brand new shiny feed! I explain what I mean by that and of course play some podsafe music to start your new month off right.

Playlist:

1. A Little Rock and Roll- Geoff Smith

2. Bed Intruder Song- Antonie Dodson, Gregory Brothers

3. Wasted- Kevin Reeves

4. Jimena- Todd Clouser

5. Cell Phone- Moosebutter

6. Illusionist Boy- Jane Lui

7. So Beautiful- The Powergoats

8. My Beige Bear- Jonathan Coulton

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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Next Batman movie revealed. No riddler Invloved.

Christopher Nolan reveals title of third Batman film and that ‘it won’t be the Riddler’ | Hero Complex – Los Angeles Times

Blast! Oh well there will always be more movies at the rate these are going..then again knowing Nolan I should have known it wouldn't be the Riddler. Still no reveal on who it will be and with a new female lead casting call apparently out could Catwoman be in the future? No idea but I can hope he will do the Riddler at some point at least...

Please help the future of the podcast depends on it!

An important update on the future of drop.io | Drop.io Blog

Normally I like a good merger for a company that deserves it..but that usually means the company stays around..but not in the case of Drop.io. They were just bought by Facebook and are shutting down December the 15 meaning I have to find a new place to host my files so you guys can still get the podcast. This is my plea for help! Drop.io was the only service I knew of that could do this and so I need the crowd to help with a new alternative. I need a solution that doesn't require coding and is fairly cheap. Help me out my samcast masses. I love what i do and want to continue to give it to you! Email me at samcastfeedback@gmail.com with any advice and thanks ahead of time!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

update on 8th doctors new costume

Life, Doctor Who & Combom: Doctor Who More About the New Eighth Doctor Costume

I know i covered this on todays podcast but this came out after I recorded it. A more detailed look at the eighth doctors new outfit and his new sonic screwdriver. I like it myself..but that's just me..

Samcast episode 28

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This week I go solo for the first time in a long time to bring you childish war between two company s, a new version of the 8th doctors outfit, and a man who hates the beatles despite the fact hes on one of the albums!

Laptop thief sends data to victim on thumb drive: http://www.thelocal.se/29636/20101015/

Newscorp vs Cablevision: http://mediamemo.allthingsd.com/20101016/news-corp-shuts-off-hulu-access-to-cablevision-subs/?mod=ATD_rss

Recearchers closer to bootless computer: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9191460/Researchers_one_step_closer_to_bootless_computer_

Man on Abby Road cover dislikes beatles- http://presurfer.blogspot.com/2010/10/man-on-abbey-road-cover-hates-doesnt.html

8th doctor costume remade- http://lifetheuniverseandcombom.blogspot.com/2010/10/eighth-doctors-new-costume-armageddon_24.html

Picture of the 8th doctors new look- http://lifetheuniverseandcombom.blogspot.com/2010/10/eighth-doctor-new-image-doctor-who.html

Halloween Candy Stories- http://www.bspcn.com/2010/10/23/factfiction-10-halloween-horror-stories/





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Monday, October 18, 2010

Wonka gum idea might not be far off..

Willy Wonka chewing gum could become reality - Telegraph

All I can say is as long as we don't become blueberries and it's still healthy for us this is something I can get behind!

Legos in real life situations

Legos and the City! - Your Mind Blown

I always love a good perspective gag when it comes to taking pictures..the fact that it involves legos this time certainly doesn't hurt it any!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Samcast episode 27

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This week we are joined by Jacob Carpenter to talk about doctor who, transformer crashes, and could cell phones give you cancer or not?

Doctor who to film in the us- http://www.bbcamerica.com/content/23/anglophenia.jsp?bc_id=1899

Doctor who regeneration problem solved- http://screenrant.com/doctor-who-immortal-sandy-82726/

Crash on transformers 3 set- http://tformers.com/article.php?sid=14473

Batman 3 cast member revealed- http://splashpage.mtv.com/2010/10/13/tom-hardy-batman-3-characters-secret-identity/#more-41839

Cell phones not dangerous..apparently- http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=can-you-hear-me-now



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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Trying an old meme: Diet Coke and Mentos fountain

I've had the materials for a whole year and I finally got around to it. a Diet Coke and Mentos fountain.not bad..I wonder what would have happened with a brand new thing of diet coke...



Diet Coke And Mentos Fountian

iPod app review: Pocket Chris

Is anyone a fan of photography or maybe curious about starting it up as a hobby? I think I have just the app for both the experienced and the new comers. The expertise of Chris Marquardt in your pocket.



iPod App Review- Pocket Chris

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Samcast episode 26

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The weekly two are joined by Jacob Carpenter and Jeremiah Massengale to talk about loud bags, poisoned mice, and George Lucas.

Best old Disney themes- http://www.buzzfeed.com/donnad/the-actual-nine-best-old-school-disney-channel-the-bif

Navy bombs tree snakes with mice: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1317022/U-S-Navy-bombs-Guam-dead-frozen-mice-stuffed-acetaminophen-rid-island-treesnakes.html

Sunchips to get rid of loud bag- http://www.huffingtonpost.com/gwen-ruta/what-do-iphones-cocacola-_b_753368.html

Woman mistakes superglue for eyedrops- http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/dpp/health/superglue-eyedrops-mistake-10-4-2010

the 2010 scream awards- http://www.spike.com/event/scream2010

Back to the future back for scream- http://www.spike.com/blog/100262

George Lucas out for more money- http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3i677c428c4dc16c2c7592835d50e86a3a



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Saturday, October 9, 2010

What is Privacy?

Seems
like a simple question doesn't it? Back in the early ninetys it was a
very simple question to answer. Back then it was simply no one in
your beeswax and everything you do is secret. Nowadays it's not as
cut and dry as that. The internet has made this question go into all
sorts of directions and has lead me to the following conclusion.
Privacy is what you think it is. Allow me to explain. Back when the
internet first started up as a mainstream product, I'm talking AOL
here, many of us were still new to the concept of putting anything on
it much less our picture and things that we didn't want complete
strangers to know about. We all can recall the little campaigns that
went around when the net first came out warning us that there were
nothing but sexual predators on the net and if you gave so much as
one spark of yourself then boom! Instant molestation. That may have
been the case for the net to begin with but even as a kid I thought
that was all common sense..don't know the person then don't tell them
where you live..completely obvious! Yet you still heard stories of
kids getting in trouble as I shook my head at a young age thinking
don't they have any sense? Later on in life however things began to
change. The social network happened and I don't mean the movie. The
first social network I can recall was myspace. A website that I hold
the same opinion as I did back then. An overbearing crazed mess of
code and girls trying to look way more cuter than they already
are..no offense intended to those that actually use myspace but
really the things some would make public would send me into fits of
laughter. Drunk collage kids saying how wasted they were and posting
pictures and then acting surprised when they didn't get that great
job..I wonder why... As the net evolved companys began to look at
profiles on social networks to see if a person was as clean as they
proclaimed and I dont blame them. If the person was nuts enough to
put it up then no privacy was violated..they put it up not the
company. My first social network I joined was a small network my
friends at school found called Bebo. A website far more popular In
the UK then at this side of the pond and yet as we used it we started noticing a trend at the school..others began to use it around
us..our social graph grew in a few short months. So much so that the
school actually blocked Bebo so kids would get their work done! I
didn't really do much on that site. I'm the first to admit that I was
a late adopter of the early social network still keeping the "why
would I put anything about myself on the net" mindset that I had
for years. I never had a myspace and to this day I still don't use it.
Bebo was a primer for me into the stage that I am now and that
started with one word: Facebook. A service I heard about as tech
reporter Leo Laporte explained in detail how it worked and how
finally you could choose who saw what. I had gone through a stage
where anything Leo tried, I had to try to. Hence why I started going
on Facebook as the early adopter for once instead of the late comer
as I told all my friends and they joined me for the ride..even my
mother is on Facebook now which really shows you how universal it actually is and I don't mean that as an insult. Facebook is the main
thing that most think of now when it comes to internet privacy as
they hit some bumpy roads as only geeks like me cared and the
adverage user had no idea what was going on and in the words of Mark
Zukerburg "didn't care about privacy." Of course when it
came to this insanity all the views of privacy came out of the wood
work from "I told you didn't I! The Internet will steal all your
information!" to "Well if you didn't want it seen why did
you put it up?" and even in the case of my dad "Why are you
doing this in the first place..it's useless." You have to know
my father and his lack of loving any new internet trend to know why
he said that although to give him credit he does use forums. What is
my point in all this? Everyone is right and everyone is wrong.
Privacy is no longer a cut and dry thing like it used to. Want to put
everything up about yourself? Go ahead. Want to leave your self
unseen on the internet? Good for you. My point is that this is a
argument that has gone on far enough in my opinion. As one of my
favorite journalist, Jeff Jarvis, said "Privacy is dead."
And I say he's right in a way. The old fashioned definition of privacy
is dead and gone. Now it is up to the individual user to define what
privacy is to them and not let anyone else define it for them. It's
your life. Publish as much as you want of it as long as you are
willing to deal with the consequences of what may happen. In
short..use common sense!

The monster you could smell like

I am finally redeemed for liking sesame street still. Grover shows that they pay attention and use some of the best parody's of things I see ever..hilarious and it brings back my childhood as well!



Sesame Street: Smell Like A Monster

Friday, October 8, 2010

Where did autotune come from anyway?

What is autotune and why is it so popular on the net? Allow the wizards at know your meme to explain..along with a guest professor I'm sure you all know.





Know Your Meme: "Weird Al" Yankovic Helps Explain Auto Tune

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Samcast episode 25

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How to build a dalek- http://www.theswedishbed.com/?p=1968

Lego Tardis- http://www.justjon.net/lego/lego-tardis/

Antoine Dodson buys a house- http://www.urlesque.com/2010/09/20/antoine-dodson-buys-house/

Segway owner dies in accident- http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1315518/Segway-owner-Jimi-Heselden-dies-riding-machines-cliff.html

congress to hear censorship law: http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2010/09/victory-internet-censorship-bill-delayed

FBI wants backdoor to encrypted services- http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/27/us/27wiretap.html?_r=1

websites talked about:

www.eff.org

www.actstoendmalaria.org


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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Ha Ha funny spam

I just got this spam email in my podcast feedback email..couldn't resist posting it's assumption of how gullible I must be..

This is to inform you that you have been selected for a cash prize of
£1,000,000.00(British Pounds) held on 24th September 2010 in London
(microsoft
lottery).The selection process was carried out through by random
selection in Our computerized email selection system. Fill the below:

MR. Terry Martins
Email: martins708@msn.com

1.Full Name:
2.Full Address:
3.Occupation:
4.Age:
5.Sex:
6.Nationality:
7.Telephone Number:

Yours in service,
Mrs Felicia James

Well "Mrs James" nice try but I'm not stupid....plus I cant afford to come to the uk anyways..wish i could but sadly no..I feel another commentary on this subject coming on..must add it to the stack of other commentaries I haven't typed up yet.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Ipod app review- 2do lite

Thats right I finally got it up the first edition of Ipod app reviews finally up after all the times on the podcast I swore i would! First up is 2do lite.



Ipod app review 2do


To download the app click here:
2Do Lite: Stunning ToDo list - Guided Ways Technologies Ltd

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Samcast episode 24

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Time to start your month off right with a list of songs covering love, paranoia and games..its a really odd one but that's what you get on a monthly music mixup!

Playlist for this episode:

Falling with style- Morning side

Goodnight company- Jane Lui

If you dont leave right now- Eddie Biggins

Twitter Tweetin'- Carrie Dahlby

Song of the storms metal version- Mat Graham

I'm not paranoid- Lotzie Weaver

This is how it goes- Thom Lyons

Summertime- Sugar Pusher


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Saturday, September 25, 2010

The ten doctors part 3

Its Finally out..does't finish the story and makes me wait even more eagerly for the next part but it's brilliant! In case you missed part one and two they are on the same channel as the one this came from obviously. Babelcolour Is a great youtube maker and I hope he keeps going!



The Ten Doctors PART 3 - By Babelcolour

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Samcast episode 23

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On this weeks samcast a new pod caster is born as we introduce Megan Clemons to the fray along with Brandi and myself to talk about what time machine we would pick and just how a Nigerian spammer can steal an entire house.

Mario turns 25- http://news.cnet.com/8301-13506_3-20016209-17.html

Nigerians steal a mans house- http://www.zdnet.com.au/crims-use-hacked-email-to-steal-house-339305958.htm

sexiest accent revealed: http://www.buzzfeed.com/ergoproxy/top-10-sexiest-accents-around-the-world-ako

most stylish time travel- http://www.toplessrobot.com/2010/09/the_10_most_stylish_means_of_time_travel.php

ipad cannibalizing laptop sales- http://paidcontent.org/article/419-best-buy-ceo-ipad-cannibalizing-up-to-50-percent-of-laptop-sales/

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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Samcast episode 22

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Craigslist pulls adult services- http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2010/09/craigslist-unexpectedly-pulls-adult-services-listings.ars

Man live tweets heart attack- http://www.mediaite.com/online/mediaites-tommy-christopher-live-tweets-major-heart-attack/

google launces instant search- http://news.cnet.com/8301-27076_3-20015836-248.html

call quality still matters- http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/wireless-call-quality-matters-and-thats-bad-news-for-at-t-good-for-verizon-sprint/39006

doctor who game acessories- http://www.mcvuk.com/news/40742/Doctor-Who-accessories-materialise

zombieland 2 confirmed- http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1647266/20100907/story.jhtml

Vids:

Doctor who at the albert hall- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtxhzkZH52I&feature=player_embedded






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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Samcast episode 21

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On this weeks samcast I'm joined by my wife Brandi to talk about a few game stories, why doctor who will be two seasons this year and what could possibly save newspapers? Manga perhaps?

Life hacks- http://9gag.com/full/33455

Arkham city screen shots- http://www.joystiq.com/2010/09/01/batman-arkham-city-screens-are-an-inexplicable-treat/

Back to the future game details- http://content.usatoday.com/communities/gamehunters/post/2010/08/telltale-games-times-back-to-the-future-project/1?csp=34

Doctor who to be split up into 2 seasons- http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/aug/29/doctor-who-cliffhanger-series-split

Duke Nukem coming out..no really- http://kotaku.com/5628894/its-official-duke-nukem-forever-coming-from-gearbox-software

Manga appearing in newspapers in japan- http://www.wired.com/magazine/2010/05/st_manganews




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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Geeky Business cards for ficional agencies

Geeky Business Cards for Fictional Characters [PIC]

I personally want to print out the Wayne enterprises one for one reason..Edward Nigma as the name on it...but then again that's just me. About any fictional agency you can think of have a card on this..at least he most popular ones.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Samcast episode 20

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Time for another monthly music mixup!

Playlist:

I Want You- Copperhead

Throw Me A Line- Kevin Reeves

The One- Phoenix Hart

Rock In My Shoe- Johnny Guest

Turn To Wise- Eddie Cain Irvin

Dr. Who on Holiday- Dean Grey

Gravity- Geoff Smith

Summers Over- Jonathan Coulton


Saturday, August 28, 2010

Pokemon facebook updates

5 Pokemon Facebook Updates - Dorkly Article

There all all sorts of facebook fake page gags on the internet some of which I have posted on this very blog. I couldn't resist putting this example of Pokemon characters update threads.

The TARDIS is at MIT! But Why?...

What is that police box doing on top of a building at MIT?

Every year MIT does a new prank on campus to kick off the year. What was it this time? Why our favorite police box of course!

The joker and lex luthor..best friends

4jgxS.jpg (JPEG Image, 2048x1552 pixels) - Scaled (36%)

The link above is the most hilarious thing I've ever seen. The Joker and Lex Luthor in the style of Calvin and Hobbs

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

How buzz broke Leo Laportes heart

Buzz Kill : LOL: The Life of Leo

An intersting commentary by Leo Laporte about social media in general and how Google Buzz hit the last straw for him when it came to some services being like echo chambers.

Old spice wins an emmy

'Old Spice Guy' Ad Wins an Emmy - Urlesque

For once im sad this week is a tripple M for the podcast so I just have to be contempt with blogging it..mere typing can't explain how amused I am. They deserved it completely for all the good work.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Samcast episode 19

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What is the one thing that could make me even utter the name Justin Beeber on a podcast? Find out along with other stories on this weeks samcast.

Justin Beeber pwns a hacker- http://www.salon.com/news/trending/2010/08/16/bieber_revenge

Swat team called for an umbrella- http://www.thinkgeek.com/blog/2010/08/warning-may-incite-swat-teams.html

What would google me be like?- http://smarterware.org/6561/what-to-expect-from-google-me?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Smarterware+%28Smarterware%29

Your isp is lieing- http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/08/19/fcc_broadband_performance_study/

Release date for next doctor who game- http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/dw/news/bulletin_100820_01/TARDIS_Adventure_Game_Materialises_27_August

Editors note: Apologies on sound quality for this episode. It was done in a hurry while I had some silence and was on my headset I use when I'm normally not in a hurry. Audio Issues will be solved next week.




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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Think doctor who can't rock?

I tend to disagree with you..here is my proof..the band chameleon circuit along with a new movement called timelord rock or trock for short.

 


Doctor Who - Exterminate Regenerate

A man does toon tunes with soul

See how many of these songs you can figure out before he sings the title part of them.



Soul-Toons Ep. I

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Seinfeld+ Lady Gaga= umm..interesting

The song telephone over some clips of Seinfeld makes a surprisingly mesmerizing sight.



Seinfeld "Telephone"

Video games songs with lyrics

Some of your favorite games songs with made up lyrics..honestly this guy could sing about air and make it beautiful



Video Game Songs With Lyrics

Samcast episode 17

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On this weeks samcast we see If George Orwell was right or not as an odd trend in the news came up this week.Along with my take of how Microsoft's Security Package worked for me.


Defense department against wikileaks- http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-20012824-281.html

FBI says "you can't use our logo"- http://boingboing.net/2010/08/03/fbi-claims-no-one-ma.html

Google earth used for fines- http://techcrunch.com/2010/08/02/google-earth-used-to-fine-people-with-pools-again/

Feds admit to storeing body scans- http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-20012583-281.html

Apple redies fix for iPhone Browser- http://news.cnet.com/8301-31021_3-20012694-260.html







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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Even a rejection from mad makes you kind of happy..

Letters of Note: A Mad Rejection

In true mad magazine style when you get a rejection for a submission it still makes you feel good...if at least not getting a good laugh from it..

samcast episode 16- Monthly music mixup

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Playlists:

1. Shadow Dance- scomber

2. Stuck in the Middle- Geoff Smith

3. Test Drive- Zapac

4. Pokemon Theme- Danny Fong

5. Blue Sunny Day- Jonathan Coulton

6. Stone Temple Miley- Djlobsterdust

7. The doctor who theme- Szleppard

Cosplay from comic-con 2010

The Comic-Con 2010 Cosplay Gallery: 850 Amazing Costumes - Tested

This is the best gallery I've found of cosplay from this years comic-con. The skill of those that make outfits never ceases to amaze me..

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Aparently Ipad owners are selfish...

Study: iPad owners are selfish, unkind antigeeks | Technically Incorrect - CNET News

I know only one person with one and he seems to be the outlier of this study..I would like to know all details of the study to know how they came to this conclusion but maybe this is why I don't own one yet...

The oldest twitter user passes away

Oldest Twitter User Ivy Bean Dies at 104

The proof that twitter isn't just for the young was a sweet woman named Ivy Bean. She will be missed by the twitter community and may she rest in peace.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Samcast episode 15. The doctor who special

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In this weeks samcast I am not alone! Rebbecca Moses, Jeremiah Messengale, Jacob Carpenter, and Brandi Lewis join me to talk about season Five of doctor who and what we though about it.

Doctor who Christmas special details-
http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2010/07_july/12/doctor_who.shtml

Doctor who games out internationally: http://www.direct2drive.com/2/9642/product/Buy-Doctor-Who:-The-Adventure-Games---Episode-1-and-2-Download

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Monday, July 12, 2010

And you thought darth vader was bad at recording..

Yoda finally shows up for tom tom gps devices..but how did his recording session go..about as good as Darth Vader's did...



Yoda recording for TomTom GPS - behind the scenes

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Old Spice on a boat

They are coming out like hot cakes now..wait I just mixed metaphors..at any case this time we find out how manly you can be boat wise with old spice.



Old Spice | Boat

Saturday, July 3, 2010

samcast episode 12

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On this weeks samcast the next Peter Parker has been found but will he do a good job? That and a few other interesting stories on this weeks samcast.

The new peter parker- http://www.geekweek.com/2010/07/breaking-andrew-garfield-is-the-new-peter-parker.html

Dr. seuss converse- http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/dr-seuss-chuck-taylors/

Porn not responsible for most malware- http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/06/30/unsafe_surfing/

Gibson looks at iphone problem- http://steve.grc.com/2010/06/26/iphone-4-external-antenna-problem/

Paranormal Activity 2 trailer- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2KD98IMk5E&feature=player_embedded









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Epic cover of pokemon theme!

One boy sings all parts by himself acapella...you have to hear it and be amazed...



HD - Pokemon Theme Song - One-Man A Cappella Multitrack - Danny Fong

God help me I love these old spice commericals!

 A new old spice ad came out and for my obsessive reason I fell I have to blog it..and a parody of the first one as well.



Old Spice | Questions



Old Spice The Boy Your Man Could Smell Like

Monday, June 28, 2010

I worry about our education

> ARE YOU SURE YOU ARE READY FOR THIS?

>

>

>

>

> The following questions were set in last year's GED examination
These

> are genuine answers (from 16 year olds)............and they WILL
breed.

>

> Q. Name the four seasons

> A. Salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar

>

> Q. Explain one of the processes by which water can be made safe to

> drink A. Flirtation makes water safe to drink because it removes
large  

> pollutants like grit, sand, dead sheep and canoeists

>

> Q. How is dew formed

> A. The sun shines down on the leaves and makes them perspire

>

> Q. What causes the tides in the oceans A. The tides are a fight

> between the earth and the moon. All water tends to flow towards the

> moon, because there is no water on the moon, and nature abhors a

> vacuum. I forget where the sun joins the fight

>

> Q. What guarantees may a mortgage company insist on A. If you are

> buying a house they will insist that you are well endowed

>

> Q. In a democratic society, how important are elections A. Very

> important. Sex can only happen when a male gets an election

>

> Q. What are steroids

> A. Things for keeping carpets still on the stairs
             (Shoot

> yourself now , there is little hope)

>

> Q.. What happens to your body as you age A. When you get old, so do

> your bowels and you get intercontinental

>

> Q. What happens to a boy when he reaches puberty A. He says goodbye
to

> his boyhood and looks forw ard to his adultery               (So
true)

>

> Q. Name a major disease associated with cigarettes A. Premature
death

>

> Q. What is artificial insemination

> A. When the farmer does it to the bull instead of the cow

>

> Q. How can you delay milk turning sour A. Keep it in the cow
                   

> ;                           (
Simple, but brilliant)

>

> Q. How are the main 20 parts of the body categorised (e.g. The

> abdomen) A. The body is consisted into 3 parts - the brainium, the

> borax and the abdominal cavity. The brainium contains the brain,
the

> borax contains the heart and lungs and the abdominal cavity
contains

> the five bowels: A, E, I,O,U..                (wtf!)                &

> nbsp;

>

> Q. What is the fibula?

> A. A small lie

>

> Q. What does 'varicose' mean?

> A. Nearby

>

> Q. What is the most common form of birth control A. Most people

> prevent contraception by wearing a condominium            (That
would

> work)

>

> Q. Give the meaning of the term 'Caesarean section'

> A. The caesarean section is a district in Rome

>

> Q. What is a seizure?

> A. A Roman Emperor.                              (Julius
Seizure, I

> came, I saw, I had a fit)

>

> Q. What is a terminal illness

> A. When you are sick at the airport .
                 (Irrefutable)

>

> Q. Give an example of a fungus. What is a characteristic feature?

> A. Mushrooms. They always grow in damp places and they look like

> umbrellas

>

> Q. Use the word 'judicious' in a sentence to show you understand
its

> meaning A. Hands that judicious can be soft as your face.
                     

> (OMG)

>

> Q. What does the word 'benign' mean?

> A. Benign is what you will be after you be eight   (brilliant)

>

>  Q. What is a turbine?

> A. Something an Arab or Shreik wears on his head

Proofreading..its important!

I got this in my email and couldn't help but share this.


Proofreading is a dying art,
wouldn't you say?

Man Kills Self Before Shooting Wife and Daughter

This one
I caught in the SGV Tribune the other day and called the Editorial Room
and asked who wrote this.  It took two or three readings before the
editor realized that what he was reading was impossible!! !They put in
a correction the next day.


Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says


No crap, really? Ya think?


Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers

Now that's taking things a bit far!


Panda Mating Fails VeterinarianTakes Over


Miners Refuse to Work after Death

No-good-for- nothing' lazy so-and-so's!

Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant


See if that works any better than a fair trial!


War Dims Hope for Peace


I can see where it might have that effect!


If Strike Isn't
Settled Quickly, It May Last Awhile


Ya think?!

Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures

Who would have thought!




Enfield( London ) Couple Slain Police Suspect
Homicide



They may be on to something!


Red Tape Holds Up New Bridges



You mean there's something stronger than
duct tape?


Man Struck By Lightning Faces Battery Charge


He probably IS the battery charge!


New Study of Obesity Looks for

Larger Test Group



Weren't they fat enough?!

Astronaut Takes Blame for Gas in

Spacecraft



That's what he gets for eating those beans!

Kids Make Nutritious Snacks


Do they taste like chicken?


High School Dropouts Cut in Half


Chainsaw Massacre all over again!


Hospitals are Sued by 7 Foot Doctors


Boy, are they tall!


And the winner is...

Typhoon Rips Through Cemetery;
Hundreds Dead

Sunday, June 27, 2010

samcast episode 11

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It's the end of the month and that means another monthly music mixup!

Playlist:

Hello Hello- Geoff Smith

Tom Cruise Crazy- Jonathan Coulton

James Brown d'funk- texasradiofish

Like a Sunrise- Stephen Fewell

Somebody's Watching Me- Mysto & Pizzi

Good to the touch- spinmeister

Love Everybody- Geoff Smith

Friday, June 25, 2010

thinking of quitting pop..this may help

What Happens to Your Body If You Drink a Coke Right Now | The Best Article Every day

This article makes me happy I quit drinking coke and all pop for that matter...

ok go drummer vs animal

the most epic staring contest you will ever see. the true skill is how long dan lasted despite all animal did...



Danimal vs Animal

The hitchkers guide to daleks

What do you get with one part doctor who and one part hhgttg? You get this



Doctor Who: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Daleks (The Peter Jones-y Edit)

the tardis is for sale

The TARDIS is up for auction

Yes you read that right. The tardis extirpation that was used in the ninth doctor storys is not up for auction..wonder how much it will go for..ill bet its an amount that would make my heart skip...

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Monday, June 21, 2010

The best cease and desist letter in history..period!

ThinkGeek :: Blurgh! The ThinkGeek Blog - Officially our best-ever cease and desist

So every year thinkgeek does an April fools page every april fools day as a nice joke..you will not believe what fake product they got a cease and desist letter on...