Universal Geek: Farming for Gaga

Three geeks have assembled around the table to discuss and cavort… is cavorting the right word in this context? Probably not.  I assure you, no cavorting took place in the recording of this podcast.   Bleu, Jeff, and Sean did however dissect some pretty heady topics, like whether the police have a right to privacy while serving the public interest, the blatant power corruption thingamabob that occurs when an FCC commissioner gets her payoff for supporting the Comcast/NBC merger, whether or not Comcast is the right company to help out The Pirate Bay, how to stop Somalian pirates, and a bunch of other random goofy stuff that they just couldn’t help discuss like getting Lady Gaga songs from Farmville.  The world clearly has gone insane.

Sean went to extra effort to earn the explicit tag for this episode.  Sorry folks.

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Dr. Dre wins a court case in Michigan, ruling says police have no right to privacy while on duty
http://michiganmessenger.com/47523/michigan-high-court-rules-for-dr-dre
Interesting aside to this: http://www.npr.org/2011/05/13/136171366/this-is-the-police-put-down-your-camera

Lady Gaga releasing Tracks on Farmville
http://www.npr.org/2011/05/10/136187208/lady-gaga-to-debut-songs-on-farmville?ft=1&f=1001
* has the fucking world gone fucking crazy?
* innovative marketing, getting the ‘uniqueness buzz’
* Good move on Zynga to attract new players who will play just to be one for the first to hear her music

After approving NBC buyout, FCC Commish becomes Comcast lobbyist. Alternate title: “fuck you, I’m taking the cash”
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/05/after-approving-comcastnbc-deal-fcc-commish-becomes-comcast-lobbyist.ars

Comcast Offers Help to The Pirate Bay, Problems Fixed
http://torrentfreak.com/comcast-offers-help-to-the-pirate-bay-110512/

USNavy creates MMO to catch Somali Pirates: Let’s play MMOWGLI (Massive Multiplayer Online Wargame Leveraging the Internet)
http://www.geek.com/articles/games/us-navy-creates-an-mmo-to-help-catch-somali-pirates-20110512/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
*not really a standard game; crowd sourcing ideas to combat pirates

What’s Trending: A Sneak Peek at CBS News’s Social News Experiment
http://gigaom.com/video/whats-trending-a-sneak-peek-at-cbs-newss-social-news-experiment/