2012.05.18 – Stupid As Charged
This week’s “Stupid As Charged” consists of four stories which all share the theme of stupid, dumb, strange, weird, or in some other way are worthy of a dunce cap rating. In particular this episode; being sure to use all applicable discounts with that stolen credit card, how not to use a motion detecting camera, a coffee bandit, and, what no more fish?
2012.03.02 – Friday Night Freak n’ Geek
Join Lumpy and Boz for Friday Night Freak n’ Geek They dedicate this show to the three people that lost their lives at the Chardon Ohio school shooting and to all the people that suffered through the horrible tornadoes that did so much damage in Kentucky,Indiana and other southern states .
Friday Night Freak n Geek ventures into a nice sit down chat with someone who keeps you laughing: Phil Johnson from Roadside Attraction. Clever and creative, Phil shares with us his some of the methods to his madness. Plus we get to sample our Beer of the week – well almost as we actually ended up doing last call on the Lumpcast this fine evening. Along with the power of Lacuna Coil and Sick of Sarah – we thought it would be fitting to slip in Mark Kindler’s “Uncle Walt” in tribute to Walt Disney – I hope I didn’t break any copyright laws for just using that name!
- Buy My Shit from Phil Johnson
- Kick Back from Sick of Sarah
- Geeks Don’t Care from Phil Johnson
- Over Exposed by Sick of Sarah
- Hello, Good Morning (Live – Sent Out to Lumpy) by Sick of Sarah
- Robots from Phil Johnson
- El Paso Blue by Sick of Sarah
- Next Phil Johnson, Boz and Lump got into some converstation. Topics included but were not limited to:
- What inspires him
- What influnced him
- The band name Roadside Attraction
- The New Media Order
- Uncle Walt from Mark Kindler
- Black Water (BP Edition) by Steve Goodie
- Gangsta Pooh from Phil Johnson
- Trip The Darkness by Lacuna Coil
- Testosteron Babies from Phil Johnson
- Give Me Something More and I Don’t Believe In Tomorrow by Lacuna Coil
- We closed with three from Roadside Attractions:
- Hey Little Goth Girl
- Hillbilly Love
- Horizontal Tango
- LACUNA COIL – New Audio Interview With Vocalist Andrea Ferro Online (bravewords.com)
- Gigantour: Lacuna Coil, Motorhead + Volbeat @ Mohegan Sun Arena [Photo Review] (thrillcall.com)
- LACUNA COIL Announce Acoustic Performance, Meet & Greet In Chicago (bravewords.com)
2012.03.16 – The LumpCast
A new episode of The LumpCast has been published featuring the music of; Ana Popovic, Chillerstadt, George Clinton, Polina Kourakina, Sly Stone, Thomas Reed Smith Band, Jim Truth, 60 Seconc Crush, American Heartbreak, El Debarge, Sevendust, Alice Cooper, Ana Popovic, Andy Steve and Andy, Ministry, Candye Kane, Ben Sem, and Ampliphonic. Check out 2012.03.16 – The LumpCast
- Dance With Me
- Not Done Dancing Yet
- Liquor and Wine
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Wikileaks Pairs with Anonymous to Publish Intelligence Firm’s Dirty Laundry
In a recent story, wired.com has announced that Anonymous and Wikileaks will be working together to release 5 million e-mails that were retrieved from servers at Strafor, a private intelligence firm. Anonymous states that releasing this information on Wikileaks will allow for sifting through the mass of e-mails more efficiently. In a statement from Stratfor, they claim that the e-mails should not publicly embarrass the company.
Our next news article came from Arstechnica.com
FBI turns off 3,000 GPS trackers after Supreme Court ruling
Andrew Weissmann, the general counsel for the FBI, announced that they are switching off thousands of GPS devices that are used for surveillance after the recent Supreme Court decision this past month. The recent ruling states that GPS devices attached to the underbody of a car require a valid warrant. The FBI is developing new guidelines in how they will use these devices.
Plesk control panel bug left FTC sites (and thousands more) exposed to Anons
A very serious vulnerability has been found in versions of Parallels Plesk Control Panel software. This is very troubling due to the fact that this is one of the most popular control panel software programs currently available. The vulnerability allows a hacker to make significant changes to user accounts and files. This allows them to gain root access and install custom software. Anyone that uses Plesk and does not keep their control panel up to date on a regular basis is encouraged to upgrade to the most recent micro-patch of your available version.
- Sitting on a Slow Clock
- The Glow
Google sells off Clearwire stake for $47 million
Cnet.com reports that Google recently sold off their $47 million dollar stake in Clearwire. Google has not made a public statement on why they have decided to unload Clearwire, but, the huge losses Clearwire has been seeing in recent years might be an indicator. Clearwire is hoping that the 5,000 LTE sites it plans on having operational mid next year will change their current course.
Google Aims to Offer Kansas City TV
The Wall Street Journal recently reported that Google, Inc. has applied in the past week to provide video service to residents of Kansas City, Missouri. This sets the stage for Google offering a Cable-TV like service in addition to the high-speed internet service they plan on marketing later this year. This would place Google into competition with satellite and cable TV providers. They are looking to launch this TV service in the coming months.
Google, Apple sued over Street View Technology
According to CNET, a recent lawsuit has been filed against Google and Apple stating that they infringed on a patent filed in mid-2003. The patent covers an interactive system for displaying detailed view and direction in panoramic images. The law suit claims that Google’s street view product is in violation and that Google and Apple were both aware of this before releasing their Street View product. The company filing the suit is named PanoMap Technologies and they don’t even have a website.
Then, we had music from Beatnik Turtle
- How Did I Google This?
Then, we played some music by Tom Smith:
- Cruisin’ For Chicks On Google Maps
Then we had some more music by Beatnik Turtle
- Beatnik Turtle – On Her Blog
- Beatnik Turtle – Cube Farm
Buckyball Solids Found In Space
Last year, scientists found gaseous clouds of buckyballs. Astronomers have now discovered these carbon balls in solid form about 6,500 light-years from earth. Buckyballs are microscopic spheres where 60 carbon atoms are arranged with alternating patterns of hexagons and pentagons in a football like pattern. This makes the structures incredibly strong and perfect for making superconducting materials, medicines, water purification systems, and armor. The particles they have discovered are miniscule and are much thinner than the width of a human hair.
Faster-Than-Light Neutrino Results May Be Due to Bad Cables
This one comes from wired.com. In past broadcasts, we discussed tests that claimed to have sent neutrinos faster than the speed of light. This, however, seems to not be due to a scientific breakthrough, but, due to bad cabling. The issue they detected was a faulty fiber optic connection that brought the GPS signal to the experiment’s master clock. This caused the GPS to provide the wrong timestamps during the synchronization between events. The OPERA collaboration is looking to perform new measurements of the neutrino velocity as soon as they continue operations in March.
Then, we played some music from Chris Ayer.
- Starfish In The Front Yard
- The Center Ring
Code Hero raises over $100,000 for shooter that teaches Computer Programming
Our last news of the night was from Arstechnica.com. Code Hero recently completed its Kickstarter project and successfully raised over $170,000. Over 7,400 backers showed support for the product and are able to download and install a beta version of the game. Code Hero is a co-op first person science shooter that allows you to manipulate code with a code gun. Code Hero uses a gaming atmosphere in an educational manner to teach programming concepts. The game uses the Unity Game Engine and is actively being developed.
Next we played some music by Bill Mecca
- Grover’s Tune
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Welcome to this week’s LumpCast. Remember, you can always join Lumpy live for the stream of the show on Fridays at 10 PM to Midnight almost every Friday night. This week, we swapped scheduled times with Friday Night Freak n’ Geek and aired at 8 PM EST. Listen in as Lumpy spins mostly the blues.
The band is from Colorado Springs, Colorado
I came across this band over at Mevio’s Music Alley. I was in a hard rock mood and really enjoyed their tunes. I think you will too.
Genre: rock/hard rock/metal/punk rock/glam
The band is from Switzerland
Bio and info: Quoting the bands page at Mevio “Towards the end of 2006 Kid Crystal (Bitch Queens) and Hede (Zamarro) had the idea of pooling their strengths and go on a musical adventure together but without a bass, we all know, any journey’s only half as fun.”
Christmas Music, One Last Show
Some material may not be considered safe for work (NSFW), children and arachnids over 3 feet tall
Cleta, Knowles217, OmniDragon and Lumpy were still up for spinning some Christmas music. This one, as well is about the music and not talk. We didn’t cover any news. We simply spun Christmas music and told you what we played. We hope you all had a great holiday season last year and hope you are starting off having a great new year. Enjoy the last in the Podcast of Christmas here at indienation.fm
What Did You Do on Christmas? We did another “Podcast of Christmas !”
For Lumpy, Christmas is for the children. My family celebrates it on Christmas Eve and I spent most of my Christmas Day organizing Christmas Music. This podcast originally streamed live on Christmas Day, it is Christmas Music with only a tad bit of chat in between. Merry Christmas and enjoy: Special kudos and thanks to Cleta and Knowles217 for joining me on this holiday special. Here is a list of what we played in three and half hour show.
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