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2014.09.22 – TNN – Google News

POSTED ON September 27th  - POSTED IN Community, Indie Nation News, news, Podcasts, Tech and Net News, TNN - Google Edition
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This is the Google news part of our news show here at indienation.fm.

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2014.09.22 – TNN – Tech News

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Monday Night News

This is the Tech News portion of our news show here at indienation.fm.  If you wish to listen to the full two hour show it posted earlier.

We would also like to remind the listeners that we encourage listener participation through chat, comments and you are welcome to actually join us on the air. We do the show live almost every Monday from 8-10 PM DST. To find out how to join us on the air, contact us via our chat room on the Listen Page.

2014.09.22 – Tech Net News and Opinion

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2014.09.22 – Tech Net News and Opinion

Tech Net News and Opinion

Monday Night News

We opened this week’s show with Titanic and Cape Cod Girls from the album Choice Cuts by Water Street Bridge. You can find out more about this band by listening to the interview at the end of the newscast or by checking out the individual posting of the interview on Indie Nation. Join Brian and Lumpy as they discuss some Walking Dead spoilers and rumors, Google news in general, drones vs Star Wars and more in tech and science news. We would also like to remind the listeners that we encourage listener participation through chat, comments and you are welcome to actually join us on the air.  To find out how to join us on the air, contact us via our chat room on the Listen Page.

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Walking Dead News

  • First off, the season premier is 12 October
  • Season 5 Episode 2 – Another character from the comic, Father Gabriel.
    •  Carol is supposedly back at the end of the premier
  • FYI – Lumpy did check, Walking Dead Season  Marathon begins on 6 October
  • The Air Herald reports that there will be a spin off
  • There is talk about Beth, it seem that a trailer gave that and a few other things away

Closing Tunes

We closed with a few more tracks from Water Street Bridge:

  • Pay Me/Iko
  • Zombie Jamboree
  • Lumpy’s Interview with them at Gen Con 2014

EFF to Sue FBI, DEA and DOJ – Not Your Typical Alphabet War

POSTED ON November 3rd  - POSTED IN EFF, news, Opinion
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Image by ElectronicFrontierFoundation via Flickr

Whole lotta letters it dat thur title eh?  Kinda fancy smancy make me look smart kinda talk.   Actually, it is much, much simpler than that.  First off, what do all of those letters really mean?

  • EFF – TheElectronic Frontier Foundation – These are the good guys, they beat up the RIAA (Racketeering Idiots Association of Absurdity), defend your privacy rights and even argue against DRM (that anti-piracy stuff that means you need a virgin sacrifice to transfer stuff from your iPod to your Zune.  Since pirates don’t care and hack it regardless, it now stands for Don’t Really Matter).  They are kind of old fashioned in the sense that they still believe in probable cause and due process, personal privacy and such.  This is one major difference between them and those that follow… on to the rest of the “alphabet boys”
  • FBI – That one, I reckon, many of you know as the Federal Bureau of  Investigation, historically and supposedly one of the good guys who are supposed to protect and serve but, lately, they are seeking Gestapo-like authority
  • DEADrug Enforcement Agency – Also, according to what I was taught in school, one of the good guys
  • DOJ – Department of Justice – Pretty self descriptive, so much so that we even use the “o” in the acronym.  Hate to confuse them with a DJ.  Personally they seem mighty confused at the moment.   How did this department ever get involved in spying?  Shouldn’t they be more about due process and such?

Have you noticed that all of the letters above are supposed to be the good guys?  Well, as my Uncle Fictitious used to always say “there is often a fine grey line between deception and total evil”.   The issue has to do with encryption and privacy.  For those of you who may not know it, encryption is a method of scrambling your data so that some needs a “key” to interpret it.  If you don’t have the key, you get gibberish.  Now any encryption can be hacked but, if the encryption is any good, it is a long, difficult and time-consuming process.

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