Welcome to the First Episode of The Whatever and Whenever PodCast
Welcome to episode 001 of the Whatever and Whenever PodCast, actually, when we recorded this episode, we had not even thought of a name for it. Meshelly and Lumpy just knew that we wanted to add another show to the line up at Indie Nation. We wanted to do news and music… and we wanted to simply use it to hijack the stream when nothing else was scheduled. We also knew we wanted something that would be fun and safe for work. Our thought was something like a drive time show, mostly music, some fun banter and some recent news.
So on the mics we go, fired up idjc (Internet DJ Console) and off into cyberspace we blasted. And remember, you will never know when a new show may stream live and, in the end, time-shifted or live, it is hopefully great content.
2012.06.08 – Stupid As Charged
This week’s “Stupid As Charged” consists of three stories which all share the theme of stupid, dumb, strange, weird or in some other manner are worthy of a dunce cap rating. In particular this episode..; You are free to go; wait; you stole our handcuffs, When shoplifting don’t forget the baby, and When pregnant the best plan is to be drunk, and get pierced.
We are also pleased to have Knowles join us for this episode. So strap on your head phones, check your funny bone and get ready to hear about some less than intelligent crooks.
Every once in a while we have the special honor of interviewing one of these hardworking starving artists that we call musicians and better yet the superstars of tomorrow. As we change the way the world listens to radio, Tom Gee sheds some light on what inspired him to devote his life to recording and touring all for the love of music.
2012.04.30 -Monday Night Tech Net News and Opinion
Hello indienation listeners join Brian, Lumpy, OmniDragon, Cleta, Knowles217 and our special guest John Atkinson (Aka B00) For Tech Net News and Opinion as we bring you Copyright and hacking news in this show. You can find B00 at:
We started off with a set from Gavin Salkeld
- She Rox
Hasbro Offers Nerf Blogger Free Samples, Sends Lawyers And Investigators Instead
This horror story comes from a Nerf fan who says he was contacted by a Hasbro product manager who wanted his mailing address to send him free samples of a rare-in-Australia Nerf gun to offer as a promotional giveaway on his blog. He gave it to her, and soon after got something in the mail from Hasbro: a legal nastygram. It wasn’t the nastiest of legal grams in fact he made a point to say how nice it was and he he decided to comply with its request that he take down some photos of an unreleased Nerf gun from the blog, which Hasbro claimed were copyrighted and confidential. And he never did get that free nerf gun.
Cultural Insanity: You Can’t Show A Painting In A Movie Without Paying The Copyright Holder
An article from The NY Times has yet another ridiculous bit of copyright law, the fact that moviemakers have to license artwork, even if they own the physical piece to show it in a movie. And it gets even worse, when you find out that the ridiculous position of the Artists Rights Society (think the RIAA/MPAA for artists) is that the newly released 3D version of Titanic needs a new license, because its use of artwork is somehow not covered by the original license:
It is there in the new 3-D version of “Titanic,” as it was in James Cameron’s original film: a modified version of Picasso’s painting “Les Demoiselles d’Avignon” aboard the ship as it sinks. Of course that 1907 masterpiece was never lost to the North Atlantic. It has been at the Museum of Modern Art for decades — which is precisely the reason the Picasso estate, which owns the copyright to the image, refused Mr. Cameron’s original request to include it in his 1997 movie. But Mr. Cameron used it anyway. After Artists Rights Society, a company that guards intellectual property rights for more than 50,000 visual artists or their estates, including Picasso’s, complained, however, Mr. Cameron agreed to pay a fee for the right to use the image. With the rerelease of “Titanic,” the society wants Mr. Cameron to pay again, asserting that the 3-D version is a new work, not covered under the previous agreement.
China deletes accounts on Twitter-like service as part of social media crackdown
Just two days after President Obama and the United States government hit Syria and Iran with new sanctions “to hold accountable those who assist in or enable such [human rights] abuses through the use of information and communications technology,” China has now stepped up its online crackdown in the wake of a political scandal. China has been embroiled in a massive political scandal involving Bo Xilai, a Chinese politician who had been seen as a rising star in the Chinese Communist Party prior to his abrupt downfall over obstruction of justice charges in a murder case involving his wife, as well as local political disputes. Last month, Bo was removed as party chief of the southwestern city of Chongqing. However, on Tuesday, as discussion of the case continues to explode across the Internet, the Chinese clone of Twitter, Sina Weibo, deleted the accounts of several users, “including that of Li Delin, a senior editor of the Chinese business magazine Capital Week, whose March 19 post helped fuel rumors of a coup in Beijing,” according to The Wall Street Journal Li has since been detained by Chinese authorities.
Megaupload’s Dotcom gets money and Mercedes back, involved in political scandal
Kim Dotcom the head of the file-sharing website Megaupload will be getting some of his assets returned to him in the order of:
1.NZ$750,000 ($614,000) in cash that was confiscated from him.
2.His Mercedes-Benz G55AMG worth NZ$250,000 ($204,000) with the license plate “POLICE.”
3.He receives an NZ$20,000 ($16,000) monthly living allowance off of the interest of his NZ$10 million ($8.19 million) of government bonds.
4. His wife, Mona, will also get her living expenses and medical bills paid (she recently gave birth), and she will have the use of her seized 2010 Toyota Vellfire, worth NZ$60,000 ($49,000). And also Since early April, Dotcom has had the use of his mansion, including the use of his swimming pool for exercise. He is also able to use the Internet. And the the New Zealand Herald reported that Dotcom claims to have donated NZ$50,000 ($41,000) to John Banks, the head of the ACT New Zealand political party and the current minister for Small Business and Regulatory Reform, during his 2010 campaign for mayor of the city of Auckland.
No Record Label, But Amanda Palmer Raises Over $100k In Just Six Hours On Kickstarter
Amanda Palmer has had many sucess stories on Techdirt in the past even including her celebration of the fact that she finally got dropped from a record label two years ago.She has done a bunch of fun projects now she has decided it was time to do a “traditional” studio album again. So… of course, she turned to Kickstarter to help put together funds, seeking $100,000 in 32 days. Instead, she got it in SIX HOURS. Kickstarter has become a very popular way to raise money for projects like this and the details of what she’s offering are, quite interesting as well.Amanda’s offering has a lot of cool goodies and opportunities (including live events) for backers, allowing them to self-select in to how they’d like to support her. A lot of the offering is vinyl focused, which isn’t that surprising, given the renewed popularity of vinyl these days, but also the ability to do more artistic work in combination with a vinyl release. Of course, not everyone has a record player… but they’ve got that covered. At some of the higher level packages, they’ll include a USB-enabled Crosley turntable which they’ll custom-paint for you, making it awesome.
- Not Done Dancing Yet
Court: Britain’s ISPs must block Pirate Bay
File-sharing site The Pirate Bay must be blocked by UK internet service providers, the High Court has ruled. The Swedish website hosts links to download mostly pirated free music and video. Sky, Everything Everywhere, TalkTalk, O2 and Virgin Media must all prevent their users from accessing the site. “Sites like The Pirate Bay destroy jobs in the UK and undermine investment in new British artists,” the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) said. A sixth ISP, BT, requested “a few more weeks” to consider their position on blocking the site. BPI’s chief executive Geoff Taylor said: “The High Court has confirmed that The Pirate Bay infringes copyright on a massive scale. “Its operators line their pockets by commercially exploiting music and other creative works without paying a penny to the people who created them.”This is wrong – musicians, sound engineers and video editors deserve to be paid for their work just like everyone else.”
Release of exploit code puts Oracle Database users at risk of attack
Oracle has declined to patch a critical vulnerability in its flagship database product leaving their customers vulnerable to attacks almost all versions of the Oracle Database Server released in the past 13 years contain a bug that allows hackers to perform man-in-the-middle attacks that monitor all data passing between the server and end users who are connected to it according to Joxean Koret, a security researcher based in Spain. When Koret pressed Oracle to explicitly say if engineers planned to allow the bug to remain in current versions, an Oracle employee responded:
“To protect the interest of our customers, we do not provide these level of details (like versions affected) for the issues that are addressed as in-depth. The future releases will have the fix.”
Oracle released its own list of mitigations and strongly urged customers to implement them right away.
UK, US seize 36 domains tied to financial fraud
ritish and US authorities have moved to seize 36 domain names associated with websites being used to traffic in stolen payment card data. The UK’s Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) said in a release issued today that the sites used Automated Vending Carts, a type of Web e-commerce software that allowed criminals to rapidly sell large volumes of credit card and banking account data. According to a report by Computerworld UK’s Anh Nguyen, two men in Britain were arrested on April 24 in a connected case. They were alleged to have made large-scale purchases of stolen payment data from AVC sites, and an AVC site operator in Macedonia was arrested by the Macedonian Ministry of the Interior’s Cyber Crime Unit.
90% of popular SSL sites vulnerable to exploits, researchers find
Less than 10 percent of the most popular websites offering Secure Socket Layer protection are hardened against known attacks that could allow hackers to decrypt or tamper with encrypted traffic, researchers said Out of the 200,000 sites examined, only 19,024 were configured to withstand an attack discovered in 2009 that allows attackers to inject data into encrypted traffic passing between two endpoints. What’s more, just 25 percent of the sites are able to withstand an experimental attack unveiled last year that allows attackers to silently decrypt data that is passing between a webserver and an end-user browser. He also said that SSL Pulse uncovered 19 private keys generated with 512-bit encryption, making them susceptible to brute forcing attacks that allow man-in-the-middle hackers to decrypt the protected traffic.
Microsoft patches major Hotmail 0-day flaw after apparently widespread exploitation
Microsoft quietly fixed a flaw in Hotmail’s password reset system that allowed anyone to reset the password of any Hotmail account last Friday. The company was notified of the flaw on April 20th and responded with a fix within hours—but not until after widespread attacks, with the bug apparently spreading “like wild fire” in the hacking community. Hotmail’s password reset system uses a token system to ensure that only the account holder can reset their password: a link with the token is sent to an account linked to the Hotmail account, and clicking the link lets the account owner reset their password. However, the validation of these tokens isn’t handled properly by Hotmail, allowing attackers to reset passwords of any account.
VMware confirms source code leak, LulzSec-affiliated hacker claims credit
VMware has confirmed a leak of source code from the ESX hypervisor. The code was posted on Pastebin on April 8 by a hacker calling himself “Hardcore Charlie.”VMware confirmed the theft yesterday, and said there is a “possibility that more files may be posted in the future.” The good news is that the code dates from 2003 to 2004. While VMware ESX is still heavily used, VMware is shifting customers to a newer hypervisor called ESXi, which has a smaller attack surface and is designed to be more secure.”The fact that the source code may have been publicly shared does not necessarily mean that there is any increased risk to VMware customers,” the company said. “VMware proactively shares its source code and interfaces with other industry participants to enable the broad virtualization ecosystem today. We take customer security seriously and have engaged internal and external resources, including our VMware Security Response Center, to thoroughly investigate. We will continue to provide updates to the VMware community if and when additional information is available.”
Google’s new search algorithm to crack down on “black hat webspam”
After changes to Google’s ranking and page layout algorithms they are pushing yet another update to its algorithms with the hopes of curbing “black hat webspam” from creeping into search results. The changes are targeted at sites engaged in tactics such as keyword stuffing, or “unusual linking patterns” where unrelated links are sprinkled throughout a fake or manufactured article. There have been at least nine major updates to Google’s “Panda” algorithms since they were introduced last February.
Backdoor in mission-critical hardware threatens power, traffic-control systems
Customers of Ontario, Canada-based RuggedCom have the bad news of there is a good chance those Internet-connected devices have backdoors that make unauthorized access a point-and-click exercise. Because the equiment that RuggedCom system is using has an undocumented account that can’t be modified and a password that’s trivial to crack. Researchers say, for years the company hasn’t bothered to warn the power utilities, military facilities, and municipal traffic departments using the industrial-strength gear that the account can give attackers the means to sabotage operations that affect the safety of huge populations of people.
Indicted BitTorrent group used FM, infrared receivers to record movies in theater
According to an indictment unsealed this week, the four alleged members of the BitTorrent movie release group IMAGiNE have now been charged with one count of “Conspiracy to Commit Criminal Copyright Infringement,” four counts of “Criminal Copyright Infringement,” and one count of “Distribution of a Work Being Prepared for Commercial Distribution.” Each count brings a maximum penalty of up to five years in prison. The group, which TorrentFreak called “one of the P2P scene’s most prominent release groups,” was busted up by federal authorities in September 2011. It is not very common for BitTorrent-related groups to be split apart with federal criminal charges brought against them. Court documents filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia report that the lead defendant, Jeramiah B. Perkins (aliases: “Butch Perkins,” “Stash,” and “theestas”) was arrested and then released on bail on Monday. The other defendants are Gregory Cherwonik, 53, of New York, Willie Lambert, 57, of Pennsylvania, and Sean Lovelady, 27, of California. The four are accused of running their BitTorrent ring from September 2009 to September 2011.
Skype exploit reveals user IP addresses
A simple Skype exploit can reveal IP addresses remote and local of any user. This Blog Post runs through the process of obtaining a user’s IP address apperently all someone has to do is start the process of adding a contact with a specific user name and instead of sending a confirmation the person can click on the information card to obtain the IP address of that particular user. But this only works if the user is on line and the IP address do not give a persons’s name or other specific information but does provide country and in some cases city of origin. Skype says they are looking into the issue
“We are investigating reports of a new tool that allegedly captures a Skype user’s last known IP address. This is an ongoing, industry-wide issue faced by all peer-to-peer software companies,” said a company representative. “We are committed to the safety and security of our customers and we are takings measures to help protect them.”
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2012.04.23 – Monday Night Tech Net News and Opinion
Hello Indienation listeners join us as Brian, Lumpy, OmniDragon and Cleta bring you tonight’s Tech Net news and Opinion and as always Knowles217 joins us in Teamspeak. Tonight’s news consists of Tech, Copyright, Hacking and Prize worthty news. As always you can find us over on irc.geekshed.net in #indienation you can join us there.
2012.03.16 – Friday Night Freak n’ Geek
Greetings once again Indienation Listeners, Followers and Curiosity Seekers! As I get more and more stoked with coming to you with each new episode, I’ve been sharpening my skills as a more technical podcaster. After doing conventional radio after all these years it seems difficult to break out of that mold of Pavlovian Conditioning and getting with the new age of radio. In other words folks – I think I’ve almost fully grasped what it means to be a viable part of the new media order. Podsafe, Indie Music Radio all for the sheer love of playing it, doing it and rubbing into the corporate ass-holes face as to why they are dying a slow and painful death!
This week I’m delving more into my passion of all passions – Heavy Metal. Lumpy is thoroughly convinced we are going to Hell now! lol We were lucky to get a hold of some new material that wasn’t released yet. I wanted to stay close to 2 tracks from each band so we could fit a couple more artists into the show. These are 2 of the fastest hours I spend during the week and it sure beats flipping burgers!! Cleta, OmniDragon and Knowles join in on the fun and we extend the invitation for you the listener to join us as well through TeamSpeak. Let us know you are there and we’ll get a shout out to ya!
We happened to be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day on this one and toast to you a big gulp of George Killian’s Irish Red Beer as our last call! This is such a great brew cold as well as for cooking in Pot Roasts, Stews, Stuffed Peppers or Stuffed Cabbage and especially for that St. Patrick’s Day favourite – Corned Beef!
Another fun filled episode of friday Night FnG. Just us goofing around. By now Lumpy is convinced that we are destined for Hell with all this heavy rock we’ve been playing. Boz can’t seem to get his head together as he fumbles his words and forgets all to often where his place is in the show – almost like as if he just woke up! lol We always like to give shout outs to all of you who follow us from all over the globe and in chat. Give us a holler and let us know you are hearing us and what you think! email@example.com Lumpy@indienation.fm
Sorry we are so far behind, Shelly and Lump have had too much other stuff going on. We promise to get them all caught up very soon. Remember, you can catch us almost every Friday at Midnight EST on indienation.fm.
For now, enjoy this episode of Indie Soup… where we continue with our “fumploration”, a lumpismic word meaning”exploration of The FuMP. They have so much music to explore, we may stay on this deviation of our normal show format for a good while.
Monday Night Tech Net News and Opinion Episode 009-2012.02.13
Hello, IndieNation listeners! Tonight, we have news about Googleplex expansion, Google TV’s YouTube app update, How to Download a Copy of The Pirate Bay, and we discussed about how Microsoft’s store site in India was, defaced.
We started tonight’s news with an article from Cnet.com
Googleplex Expansion to Include ‘experience Center’ Test Labs
Google is planning on adding an Experience Center to their Mountain View headquarters. It is, expected to, be a 120,000 square foot Google Experience Center that will act as a private museum and meeting area. It will also be an area to test secret projects such as the new at home entertainment device.
Then, we moved to,
Google TV’s YouTube app update to surface more videos
Google TV now has an update to their YouTube app which contains a new Channel page. This page will help users to browse and find content throughout YouTube based on topics. According to Google, this is just a hint at some bigger things that are coming soon.
From an article at Cnet.com
We then went on to some music by Automatic Static.
Then we played a song by Aluminum Forest
- Aqua Man
Then, we moved to more news with an article from Arstechnica
Microsoft’s Store Site in India Defaced; Hackers Find Plain Text Passwords
Chinese hackers recently defaced the homepage for Microsoft’s India store on February 12th The site is still currently off, line and according to the hackers they were able to gain user names and passwords from the site. They are calling themselves “Evil Shadow Team” and stated on their blog that the site had poor security and also commented that the passwords were, stored in plain text in the database.
Then we moved on to some more great music by Tom Smith
- Cruisin For Chicks On Google Maps
Our next news story of the night comes from a, article at Torrentfreak.com
Download a Copy of the Pirate Bay
The Pirate Bay has released copies of its site for download recently, and due to new technology, the file is only 90 megabytes. If you would like to download this file, feel free to head over to thepiratebay.se. The Pirate Bay has recently announced that they will stop hosting torrents. Instead, they will be using “Magnet Links” which will require minimal bandwidth to run a proxy site.
Our next song was by Acid42 feat. Yu:Mi
- Sitsiritsit Alibangbang
We played some music by Dan-O
We read another article from Torrentfreak.com
Why Pirate Bay Changed Their Name from .org to .se
The Pirate Bay Moves to .SE Domain To Prevent Domain Seizure After the court case against the founders of The Pirate Bay concluded, the operators quickly moved the site to change from .ORG to the .SE just to prevent the US authorities seizing the domain. This was a serious risk just because the court case has completed. They did find the owners of the Pirate Bay to, be guilty of certain things. Earlier today, Sweden’s Supreme Court announced its decision not to grant leave to appeal in the long-running Pirate Bay criminal trial. This means that the prison sentences and fines against the defendants are now final.
The Pirate Bay website itself, however, wasn’t part of the trial and will remain operational as normal. That is, unless the U.S. government chooses to intervene.
Another article about Pirate Bay at
The Pirate Bay avoids walking the plank, for now
Can The Pirate Bay exist without torrents? The future of the Swedish torrent tracker arrives on the last day of February, which is when the site administrators have announced that they will be phasing out torrents in favor of magnet links. Although it sounds like The Pirate Bay will be closing, the move is, designed to ensure that the site continues on.
We ended with this song Butterfly Effect by Lamb-Sounda Alien Spy Remix Sounda.
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Tech Net News and Opinion – Episode 007 – 2012.01.30
In this week’s episode of Tech Net News and Opinion, we discuss, Newt Gingrich being sued for IP law violations, a super hot X-ray laser, capturing Wi-Fi passwords and fake projects at Apple. So tune in enjoy the music and our chat about the various news items.
Mostly from Lumpy’s Live Archives
This is a show that originally streamed live on Friday, 4 November, 2011. We went with mostly material that Lump captured Live. We must caution the listeners that it originally streamed late at night and that the material should be considered “NSFW” or Not Safe for Work.