The Geeks Get Skeptical
GeekSpeak for 2008-03-29
What do UFOs, Wi-Fi health concerns, and Firefox 4 have in common? The Geeks don’t think they exist. They’re fun to talk about though.
After what seems an eternity of Comcast versus its BitTorrent-using customers, Comcast teams up with the company BitTorrent based in San Francisco to integrate the technology more closely with their networks.
Citing health concerns, the city of Sepastopol has cancelled their contract with Sonic.net. The Geek consensus is that any health concerns are quite overblown considering the physical realities of the technology. The [Sonic.net CEO has released his thoughts|http://corp.sonic.net/blog/2008/03/23/sebastopol-voids-wi-fi-contract/] regarding this turn of events. Bottom line, if you have FM radio reception in your area, [municipal Wi-Fi|http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/5645574.html] — much lower power than radio stations — is the least of your worries.
Creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone said they were “[really sick of having to download our own show illegally all the time|http://blog.wired.com/underwire/2008/03/south-park-to-o.html].” Turns out that [The Daily Show|http://www.thedailyshow.com/video/index.jhtml] made the same move last year.
- Lyle listens to a lot of podcasts including [Skeptoid|http://skeptoid.com/] and [The Skeptics’ Guide To The Universe|http://www.theskepticsguide.org/], which are both wonderful in that they support scientific thought.