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2×09 hellyeah! show: from my cold, dead hands

In this driven episode of the hellyeah! show, we discuss the unlocked Samsung Galaxy Nexus, The State of the Web, boutique water, Emory’s love affair with the Fujitsu Scansnap S-1300, Alan’s recent Netflix activity, Intel’s smartphone, the U.S. Postal Service, and Google Drive.

Check out the show notes after the break…

Emory’s stuff

  • Google directly selling Samsung Galaxy Nexus unlocked for $399
  • I watched Homeland
  • Started the Suicide Mission in Mass Effect 2
  • The State of the Web by The Oatmeal
  • Coconut water
  • Had another hard drive fail!
  • Scanning in errything
    • Fujitsu Scansnap S-1300
  • ask me about my Cat Tape
  • Alan’s stuff

    • Netflix activity
    • Trekkies (1997)
    • Apocalypse Now (1979)
  • Intel has a smartphone?
  • USPS threatening to halt Saturday delivery

    • May 15 deadline for Congress to resolve funding issues
    • this scenario has happened before
    • 1947, 1957, 1968, 1975, 1987, and 2001
  • current situation
    • First-Class Mail usage on the decline
    • $238 billion projected losses by 2020 (up to $33 billion per year)
  • questionable as to whether cutting a day will save enough money ($1.9 billion/year estimated savings)
  • Google Drive

    • Google Docs vs. Google Drive standardization issues
    • no symlink support???!!!
    • data ownership questions
  • at the same time, Microsoft Skydrive gets an upgrade
  • Storage as a service or application — compare to iCloud/Dropbox and storage-as-API
  • Author:

    Alan would like to know what we're telling them this week.