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RMG196 – Wifi weirdness and insecure elections

Posted by on Monday, March 20, 2006, 9:46
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RMG196 – Wifi weirdness and insecure democracy.

This edition of Radio MacGuys is sponsored by Electricity. Tame your electrical devices with a PowerSquid.

Happy St. Patricks Day. We honor the music, beer, whiskey and beauty of the emerald isle.

The tune, Si Bheag Si Mor, comes from a band name Bedlam, from a great Irish town, Boston Massachusetts in the United States. Thanks to Garageband.com. The photo in the feed comes from Flickr and is reproduced under a Creative Commons Attribution License. The photo is attributed to Ben Ostrowsky.

Wherever you go, there you are. Google has added the planet Mars to its online mapping system.

In the “wow, they make a lot of money” department, salaries for Apple’s executives were made public today in an SEC filing. CEO Steve Jobs received a whopping salary of $1. Story here.

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak’s new company, Acquicor Technology reported that it has raised $150 million dollars.

A listener pointed out that there is one more not totally wonderful, but it works pretty well, virus protection product for the Macintosh. It’s VirusBarrier from Intego and is currently rated at 3 out of 5 stars on VersionTracker.com

News from France about iPods and open music. Several years ago, Apple had another problem in France with the sound volume of iPods.

Today’s tech question comes from Mark in Berkeley whose WiFi network is giving him a splitting headache.

A lot of the Mac blogiznes are making a big whoop about the guy who figured out how to get Windows XP to boot on an Intel iMac. What’s the point?

Finally, Radio MacGuys goes local with a report about election problems in Florida, and one of my heros, Leon County Florida Supervisor of Elections, Ion Sancho.

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2 Responses to “RMG196 – Wifi weirdness and insecure elections”

  1. Anonymous
    2006.03.22 08:59

    Here in the land of OZ, our elections use open source software. When are the yanks going to learn?

    Lilly

  2. Anonymous
    2006.03.25 11:53

    Florida where they know how to ruin…er, run a democracy

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