2014.09.27 – Tech Net News and Opinion
Greetings Listeners, Welcome to this episode of Tech Net News and Opinion. This is the full show edition and usually runs about 2 hours in length. We also publish topic related editions. Typical topics are tech, Google, net, science, and government news. When it is close to or during the season of The Walking Dead, we also discuss and review the AMC Show. In this show we discuss:
- Some generalsite news
- The new theme
- The new editor
- Lumpy is almost done with Gen Con
We opened the show with Sarah Donner and her two songs:
- Going Under
- Follow Suit
The tracks you heard were recorded live at this years Gen Con. We would like to again thank her for both her time and her permission. Be sure and check out the interview lumpy got with Sarah at the Starbucks across from the Indianapolis Convention Center.
Be sure and listen at the end of the show for we will play some more music from her and the interview I got at this year’s Gen Con.
Indie Nation Science News
- India is in the Space Race
- First nation to get to Mars on the first try
- Cheaper than any other program, less to launch than to make the movie Gravity
- Mars rover takes first sample from Mount Sharp
- Could we cancel a manned mission to Mars?
- Good timing for new probes, a comet to come very close to Mars
- their atmospheres are going to collide
Other Science News
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We closed the show out with a few tracks and an interview with Sarah Donner
- The Rebuttal of Schrodinger’s Cat
- Her interview at Gen Con
- Lovely, Lovely, Lovely
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- TSA Grope Passenger AFTER Flight
- Brennan Refuse to Tell Who Authorized Spying
- California Stifles Carpooling
- Court Shuts Down 11 Broad Patents
- TSA Attempts To Conduct Additional Screening After Plane Has Landed, Passenger Refuses (libertycrier.com)
- TSA agents now accepting Facebook as ID (mynamebadges.com)
- Doing it right: man refuses TSA screening after flight (rinf.com)
2014.09.15 – Tech Net News and Opinion
This is the recording of our weekly news show. In this episode we discuss some Celtic music news, Android news, Chrome OS app news, net neutrality, Minecraft, Microsoft, writing on maps from the era of Columbus, and more.
We opened with two from Ceil Moss
- As Far as the Eye Can See from the album of the same name
- Lies a Lurrighan
You can find this band at:
Government Related News on Tech Net News and Opinion
Brian thought it might be a good idea to break the news up into more organized groups. After only one show’s worth of hindsight, I would have to agree that it seems like a great idea. It certainly seems to encourage more conversation from the chat room and I already know it made it easier on the post edit.
So, if it is received well, we shall not only publish the full news show, but edited segments to better serve the listeners. Feel free to comment or email us with feedback. This edited edition is all about government related news.
Disclaimer – This Post is Mostly Editorial
While I do not endorse, encourage or in any shape or form endorse piracy, I extend that “unendorsement” to include any illegal activity. I also consider illegal search and seizure and a lack of due process equally illegal. I also believe one is innocent until proven guilty.
You are free to form your own opinion about Kim Dotcom and this entire MegaUpload issue. I am pretty sure that some illegal activity did occur at MegaUpload. However, I do not believe that all of the activity was illegal, nor do I have any information as to whether most of the activity was illegal. Nonetheless, by shutting down and entire server, I am certain people who used the site completely legitimately were harmed as well.
We’ve written about judge Beryl Howell a few times before. She’s the recently-appointed judge whose immediate job prior to that was as a lobbyist for the RIAA. Before that, she worked for the Judiciary Committee and was apparently a key player in drafting the DMCA. It seems pretty damn clear that she holds a strong viewpoint on the nature of copyright law and copyright infringement — but that hasn’t stopped her from taking those cases, even when her rulings appear to be exactly the opposite of nearly every other court. For example, while most courts have been throwing out copyright trolling lawsuits for improper joinder, Judge Howell had no problem with the practice and ordered various ISPs to cough up names based solely on IP addresses.
I wonder if the Pussy Riot trails inspired any of this sham version of justice? Honestly, judges, lawyers, and politicians, this is why the public is becoming more and more sympathetic to organizations like Anonymous. If the “legitimate” government and court systems become a scam only to serve lobbyist, corporations, and the élite, should you not expect a revolution? How could this judge, having any semblance of mental stability, NOT remove himself from the case due to a conflict of interest? Are we supposed to believe that this is some type of justice and not simply a guise for corporate coersion and collection?
- RIAA lobbyist turned judge runs a fantasy courtroom, the only one in America where they don’t laugh copyright trolls out the door (boingboing.net)
- Pro-Copyright Judges Never Drop Cases Over Conflicts, So Why Does Megaupload Judge Have To Step Down? (informationliberation.com)
- Are 30 Songs Really Worth $675,000? The Justice System Thinks So (webpronews.com)
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.
Starting it off with and featuring Christmas Music, Wish Background from Kevin MacLeod. After the nice 20 minute background track, we went to our first story: This week we will discuss Go Daddy, SOPA, Google Googles and more.
Boycott Makes Go Daddy Change It’s Stance on SOPA
After many people complained and many transferred domains away from the company, ARS Technica received a statement from Go Daddy. According to the post at ARS, part of it read:
“Fighting online piracy is of the utmost importance, which is why Go Daddy has been working to help craft revisions to this legislation—but we can clearly do better,” Warren Adelman, Go Daddy’s newly appointed CEO, said. “It’s very important that all Internet stakeholders work together on this. Getting it right is worth the wait. Go Daddy will support it when and if the Internet community supports it.”
In a related post, CNET reports that 21,000 domains were transferred from Go Daddy in a single day. The same article also states that the next loss, due to how many still transfered in, was only 1,020 domains.
Below are some links suggested by people in IRC at geekshed.net #indienation
- Go Daddy Responds to Accusations.. posted by Cleta
- The Internet is Worth 8 Trillion from Pierce
- Regarding controlling the internet from Pierce
- World Internet Censorship World Map from Pierce
- Alternative to SOPA from blackspyder
- Torrents on Capital Hill from Lumpy
- Go Daddy Tries to Interfere with Exodus from Cleta
Back to Christmas Music. To start it off Derek K. Miller:
- What Child Is This? (Greensleeves)
- We Three Kings
- Merry Christmas Baby
- The Christmas Song
Did HP “Mitigate” the Printer Flaw?
Remember late in November when we debated whether the HP laser jet printer flaw was real? According to a post CNET Security, HP has “Mitigated” the flaw. As the article states, mitigate means “to make less severe or painful” As we speculated back in November, the article states a lawsuit was filed against HP claiming that they were aware of the flaw and released the product anyhow. HP is still stating that there are no reports of the printers being exploited in the wild.
Back to Music
- Christmas Blues from Colie Brice (Mevio)
- Reindeer from Ein Astronaut and the YouTube Christmas Musicians Collab
- Two from John Stebbe
- Jolly Old St Nick
- God Rest Ye Jazzy Gentlemen
Hi Tech Eye Wear from Google
They will be branded “Google Goggles”… CNET has a story about some spectacular spectacles reportedly in the works by Google. They would enhance your view with information about your location and display it in 3D . The article also mentions that Apple is working on a similar product. The story, however, is speculative for they are only rumors and Google won’t comment on rumors.
More links from folks in chat:
- Pixar’s Lamp is an Infringement from Pierce
- Patent on the Hyperlink from Pierce
- The Hyperlink Patent from Pierce
- More Patents from Pierce
- From Rich Palmer (Mevio)
- Coventry Carol
- Hark the Herald Angels Sing
- Al Stravinsky (Mevio)
- Away, be a Stranger
- One Christmas
The New Cold War, Patents
Gone are the days of Nike missiles, bomb shelters and mutually assured destruction.. or are they? An article at ARS Technica, claims they involve trolls and lawsuits.
We closed with A Cool Christmas Jingle Bells from Natalie Brown
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Former Defender Now Goes After Those He Defended
A post over at Torrent Freak reports that a DC attorney, Mike Meier has changed sides. The attorney was once known as a bit torrent defense attorney. He was even listed as a defense attorney at the EFF site.
Pro Pot Plate Denied, ACLU Sues
Yahoo Odd News has a story about a vanity license plate being denied by the authorities in Nebraska. The plate requested was “NE 420”. It refers to an unofficial holiday dedicated to pot smoking. That day is annually on April 20th. The plate was requested by an attorney who is in favor of the legalization of marijuana.
Another Lawsuit, to Pay for a Lawsuit
I have often said that the current music industry is a dinosaur, many have. I often use terms such as “new media order” and “new business model“. It is obvious that I feel the way the big boys play is obsolete and I am not alone in that feeling.