The Drill Down 016 – Strike Out!

The big news this week is, of course, the Writers’ Guild Strike 2007, and Andy, Reg & Mu throw in their $.02 (which is just .02 less than the writers currently get in residuals). Plus iTunes/iPhone news, Lightning Round, and the “Race to 1000” comes to an early end.


Show Links
2007 Writers Guild of America strike @ Wikipedia
The Writer’s Guild: Why We Fight
Eisner’s advice to striking writers: Blame Steve Jobs, not the studios

The Evan Series – Video Rentals Coming Soon to iTunes?
Latest iPhone update jailbroken before it hits the ground
Eye-Fi: How One Little Chip Will Change the Way You Share Pictures
Rumormonger: Digg close to a $300 million sale?
That’s Your AIM in My GTalk
IndiaTimes website ‘attacks visitors’
Radiohead says its fans are not cheapskates
Mike Arrington Crucified for no-show @ Blogworld
Games that can educate: SimCity donated to OLPC project
Pownce : Note From Kevin
Demonoid Shuts Down Again

Drill Bits 015 – All Growed Up

Andy, Reg & Mu discuss some more of the Lightning Round stories that got cut for time in The Drill Down Show 015.


Show Links
3 launches new Skype mobile phone
Skype 2.6.0.151 Crashes on launch in 10.5 Leopard
Gmail 2.0 Screenshots

The Drill Down 015 – Leopard Changes Our Spots

Andy, Mu & Reg are joined by Applematters.com‘s Tanner Godarzi to discuss Apple’s OS X Leopard, one week in. In Lightning Round we cover a taser-proof jacket, Blockbuster Vs. Netflix, Google’s OpenSocial, The Pirate Bay, and Wikipedia.


Show Links
Apple – Mac OS X Leopard – Features
Mac OS X Leopard: Just a Pretty Vista Knockoff
Best of Leopard Is Yet to Come: Innovative Third-Party Apps
Is Apple’s Leopard still in beta?
Apple sells 2 million copies of Leopard
Hack Attack : Install Leopard on your PC in 3 easy steps!

Shock-proof jacket ensures a tasering to the face
Blockbuster Goes Bust
Details Revealed: Google OpenSocial To Launch Thursday
Google OpenSocial Now Live!
Prof replaces term papers with Wikipedia contributions, suffering ensues
The Pirate Bay Sees a Future Without BitTorrent
Pownce Public API
Ban on Net access taxes extended to 2014

Zaibatsu vs. MSaleem: The Race to 1000 is ON

Everymeme on YouTube
StumbleRank – Ranking Top StumbleUpon Users for Fun and Competition
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The Drill Down website
The Drill Down Facebook Group

Andrew Sorcini on Digg.com:
http://digg.com/users/MrBabyMan/history/submissions
mr.babyman@google.com

Reg ‘Zaibatsu’ on Digg.com:
http://digg.com/users/zaibatsu/news/submitted
maas.neotek@google.com

Muhammad Saleem:
http://digg.com/users/msaleem/news/submitted
http://www.google.com/search?q=%22Muhammad+Saleem%22

Tanner Godarzi:
http://digg.com/users/titlesaysitall/news/submitted
http://www.applematters.com/
http://www.iphonematters.com/
http://tech-blot.com/
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Music (Courtesy Podsafe Music Network):

Intro: Pl@stic Soul – “005-1 Electric Guitar”
http://www.mf247.jp/index.php?gr2_id=00000000000000000000000000315600

Outro: Freightrain Jones – “Pervs and Pornos”
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pageartist.cfm?bandID=467690

Drill Bits 014 – Royale With Cheese

Andy Mu & Reg talk Bollywood, more old tech, Vista vs OS X, a terabyte on a stick, and Wikipedia.

The Drill Down 014 – Our First Rigs

Andy, Reg & Mu kick it old school and talk about their very first computer experiences. Be prepared to consult Wikipedia, though, ’cause the guys (Reg & Andy, at least) reminisce about some pretty obsolete tech!


Show Links
TRS-80 @ Wikipedia
Nintendo Famicom
The Colossal Cave Adventure page
Play a Flash version of ‘Adventure’
Commodore PET @ Wikipedia
Atari 800 computer
Atari 2600 @ Wikipedia
Intel Pentium Ad, circa1994
Iomega Zip drive @ Wikipedia
Apple II series @ Wikipedia
Bulletin board system @ Wikipedia
The Settlers @ Wikipedia
MacBook Pro @ Wikipedia
Magneto-optical drive @ Wikipedia

Everymeme on YouTube
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The Drill Down website
The Drill Down Facebook Group

Andrew Sorcini on Digg.com:
http://digg.com/users/MrBabyMan/history/submissions
mr.babyman@google.com

Reg ‘Zaibatsu’ on Digg.com:
http://digg.com/users/zaibatsu/news/submitted
maas.neotek@google.com

Muhammad Saleem:
http://digg.com/users/msaleem/news/submitted
http://www.google.com/search?q=%22Muhammad+Saleem%22

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Music (Courtesy Podsafe Music Network):

Intro: Pl@stic Soul – “005-1 Electric Guitar”
http://www.mf247.jp/index.php?gr2_id=00000000000000000000000000315600

Outro: Freightrain Jones – “Pervs and Pornos”
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pageartist.cfm?bandID=467690