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Another Stupid Patent Issued – “Announcing a Domain Name Registration On a Social Website”

POSTED ON September 28th  - POSTED IN Intellectual Property, Law, news, Opinion
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Yeah, you read that right.  I can’t make this stuff up.  GoDaddy, has actually been granted a patent for just what the headline states! I am baffled at what is so unique and novel about this particular idea.  Honestly, who  wouldn’t promote their new web site via social sites and networks?  For that matter who hasn’t done so already?

2012.03.09 – Friday Night Freak n’ Geek

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2012.03.09-Friday Night Freak N’ Geek

Join Lumpy and Boz for Friday night Freak n’ Geek as they chat with Cleta, OmniDragon and Knowles as they join them via Teamspeak they talked about everything from Lumpy and Boz’s Cats, to the Corned beef, and split pea soup they are cooking and even talked about opossums in a pastry shop. They tell about the cigar they have tonight and the beer they will be sampling as they give a toast at the end of the show, lots of laughs, good stories, and great music.They started the show with some music from:

2012.03.05 Monday Night Tech Net News and Opinon – Episode 12

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Monday Night Tech Net News and Opinion 2012.03.05

We started tonight’s show with some music by Bob Ricci

Bob Ricci

We played:

  • Unhackable

You can find Bob Ricci at:
Bobricci.com
Myspace
Bobricci.net
The FuMP
Facebook
Then we had some music from Beatnik Turtle

2nd Annual Parsec Awards: Beatnik Turtle

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We played:

You can find Beatnik Turtle at:
Beatnikturtle.com
Myspace
Twitter
The song of the day.com
When then heard some music from Devo Spice
We played:

  • I’m Not Your Personal IT Guy

You can find Devo spice at:
His Web Site
The fuMp
Youtube
Facebook

Then we went back to some more music we played some music from Buddy Guy & Junior Wells

Buddy Guy & Junior Wells
We played :

  • Wrong Doing Woman

You can find Buddy Guy & Junior Wells at:
Mevios Music Alley and it is part of a large collection of blues artist on the Alligator Records Label, also available at Mevio.
Amazon (Junior Wells at Amazon)
Then we had another song from Buddy Guy

  • Are You Losing Your Mind?

Our First news of the night was from BetaNews.com

Sony Loses $250 Million in Michael Jackson Digital Tracks, and Hides It

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Betanews.com has reported that Sony confirmed over the weekend that hackers have downloaded around 50,000 tracks and music related files from the Michael Jackson estate. Sony purchased these files for $250 million dollars last year. British authorities arrested two men in, connection with the hack back in May and they appeared in court this past Friday. Trial is, scheduled to begin in January of 2013.

We had some more news from ExtremeTech.com

Github Hacked, Millions of Projects at Risk of Being Modified or Deleted

GitHub, which is one of the largest repositories of commercial and open source software, was hacked over the weekend. A developer named Egor Homakov exploited a vulnerability in GitHub which allowed him to gain administrator access to some very well-known projects.

The next news was from Arstechnica.com

The Pwn Plug is a Little White Box That Can Hack Your Network

This is a little white box that looks like a power adapter. A nation wide bank sent in what looked like a technician to go in and say I need to test for power fluctuations on the power circuit, and what he did was just plug this white box into a power plug and then there was a little network cable that went over to the network. What it does is it will hack the network without you even touching it. It’s got a Linux type of operating system on it. You don’t even have to have a computer hooked to the network. Just plug this in, it hacks the network, and you can buy these for 480 dollars for a basic model. And for $250 dollars more, you can get an elite version. You can connect to it over a mobile network and it pretty much gets you into the network. So, this is a big security concern for places like banks, financial service companies, etc.

We went on to some music from Ana Popovic.

We played:

  • Ana Popovic – Nothing Personal
  • Ana Popovic – Putting Out The APB

You can find Ana Popovic at:
anapopovic.com
Facebook
Twitter
Youtube
Then we had some music from Beatnik Turtle

  • How Did I Google This?

You can find them at:
Beatnikturtle.com
Myspace
Twitter
The song of the day.com

We have some more news from HunffingtonPost.com

Google Street View Lands Search Giant in Lawsuit over Urination Image

A Frenchman in Nantes, France is taking Google to court because of a photo published by its Street View application. The image shows him urinating in his front yard and he claims this has made him the laughing-stock of his village. The man is around the age of 50 and lives in a village with only about 3,000 people. He has demanded the removal of the photo because people have recognized him even though his face has, been blurred. Along with the removal of the photo he is demanding the, equivalent of $13,300 U.S.
dollars in damages.

And then some more news from Cnet.com

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Google Patent Application Reveals Broadband Dreams

Google has applied for a patent for general edging system and methods which they say is a low-impact, convenient, time-efficient, and cost-saving optical fiber deployment technology. This edging is a bendable strip that carries fiber-optic lines or coaxial cables. It allows the lines to be run along fences, driveways, or be dug into lawns. It can also be camouflaged to fit into gardens or decorated to be publicly displayed. This is looking to make installation of fiber cheaper and easier.

More news from Cnet.com

Google dishing up Key Lime Pie for Android?

Google has announced the official name for its next Android version which will be Key Lime Pie. It will be after the already announced release of Jelly Bean. Jelly Bean is expected to be released later this year and will be optimized for tablets. It is reported it should also be capable of being installed on Windows 8-based tablets and notebooks.

Then we have some music by Todd Chappelle
we played:

  • Google

You can find Todd Chappelle at:
Mevio’s Music Alley and toddchappelle.com. You can friend and follow him at MySpace and Reverb Nation.
His music can, be purchased at Amazon and on Todd Chappelle.
Then we had a couple of songs from Gavin Salkeld

  • She Rox
  • The 9:30 Shift

You can find him at:
Salkedmusic.com
Facebook
Imdb

We had some more news from Cnet.com

Portal’s Valve to Release Steam Box Console, Says Report

Portal's logotype.

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Valve, which is well-known for popular products such as Portal, Half-Life, and Left 4 Dead, are expected to announce at the Game Developers Conference or at E3 the release of a console to rival the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii. The Steam Box is expected to ship with a proprietary controller with swappable components to fix different styles of games. The device is expected to rock the console gaming community in the way that Netflix rocked the home movie industry.

Next we discussed news from Cnet.com

Slowloris Ddos Tool Used by Anonymous Hacked to Include Zeus Trojan

Some members of Anonymous have found themselves victims of a hack which has installed the infamous Zeus Trojan on their systems using their own slowloris hacking tool. The attacker changed a couple of Pastebin guides on installing their tool to also install this virus. Symantec has reported that this modified version of Slowloris has been widely downloaded. The compromised version is no longer linked in the Pastebin tutorials.

This news was from Wired.com

Sunspot Shoots Powerful Solar Storm Toward Earth

On Sunday two large solar storms erupted, but the first one should entirely miss the earth. The second, however, is expected to give the earth a glancing blow tonight. It is also expected to impact Mercury, Venus, and likely Mars. We are currently at the end and peak of an 11 year cycle.

We had a couple of songs from Mydols
we played:

  • Hot Rod Your Home
  • Super Bowl mix 2 (master)

You can find them at:
Mydols.com
Facebook
Twitter
Comments and feedback are welcome. You can call us at (818)81-INDIE or hit us up with an email at programing@indienation.fm. You can follow us as @indienationfm on Twitter. You can also join our community on Facebook.

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2012.02.27 – Tech Net News and Opinion – Episode 011

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We started tonight’s show off with some music from the wonderful Polina Kourakina.

We played:

  • Dance With Me
  • Not Done Dancing Yet
  • Liquor and Wine

You can find Polina Kourakina at:
Polina’s Web Site
Facebook
You can buy her music at:

You can buy her CD at CD Baby:

Wikileaks Pairs with Anonymous to Publish Intelligence Firm’s Dirty Laundry

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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.

We went to some music by The Hush Now

  • Cameraphone
  • Sitting on a Slow Clock
  • The Glow

You can find The Hush Now at:
Myspace
Facebook
Twitter
Mevio’s Music Alley

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

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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
We played:

  • How Did I Google This?

You can find Beatnik Turtle at:
Beatnikturtle.com
Myspace
Twitter
The song of the day.com

Then, we played some music by Tom Smith:

  • Cruisin’ For Chicks On Google Maps

You can find Tom Smith at:
Tom Smith Online.com
Mevio’s Music Alley
Tom Smith at The FuMP.com

Then we had some more music by Beatnik Turtle

  • Beatnik Turtle – On Her Blog
  • Beatnik Turtle – Cube Farm

Buckyball Solids Found In Space

Extragalactic Space Balls

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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. 
We played:

  • Starfish In The Front Yard
  • Evaporate
  • The Center Ring

You can find Chris Ayer at:
Myspace
Facebook
Bandcamp.com
Twitter
Mevio’s Music Alley

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

You can find Bill Mecca at:
Billmecca.com
Comments and feedback are welcome. You can call us at (818)81-INDIE or hit us up with an email at programing@indienation.fm.  You can follow us as @indienationfm on Twitter.  You can also join our community on Facebook.

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2012.02.13 – Monday Night Tech Net News and Opinion – Episode 009

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Monday Night Tech Net News and Opinion Episode 009-2012.02.13

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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.

We played:

  • Someday


and you can find them at:
Mevio’s Music Alley
Facebook
Twitter
MySpace

Then we played a song by Aluminum Forest

  • Cold

You can find Aluminum Forest at:
Web Site
Mevio’s Music Alley
Facebook
Twitter
And we played a song by The Really Rottens

  • Aqua Man


You can find The Really Rottens at:
Mevio’s Music Alley
Reverb Nation
MySpace
Facebook
Bandcamp
Garage Punk

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

You can find Tom Smith at:
Mevio’s Music Alley
The FuMP
His Web Site
MySpace

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

You can find Acid42 at:
Mevio’s Music Alley
Facebook
Twitter
Myspace
Reverb nation

We played some music by Dan-O

  • Permafrost

You can find Dan-O at:
Mevio’s Music Alley
Music by DanoSongs.com
Twitter
Facebook
Youtube

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
Cnet

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.

You can find Sounda at:
Mevio’s Music Alley
Reverb Nation
Myspace

Comments and feedback are welcome.  You can call us at (818)81-INDIE or hit us up with an email at news@indienation.fm. You can follow us at @indienationfm on Twitter. You can also join our community on Facebook.

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2012.01.30 – Tech Net News and Opinion – 007

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Tech Net News and Opinion – Episode 007 – 2012.01.30

Greetings Listeners,

The Hush Now at The Roc Bar

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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.

2012.01.05 – Bands on Tour

2012 – Week 1 – Bands On Tour This Week

Welcome to week one of 2012. There are a good number of bands on tour: Wolfboy Slim, Call Me Constan, the Mix Mistress, Jeff Sherman, Javon Ivery, Davey Porter and the Young Republicans, Iris Dement, Realm of Insanity, Jamie Combs, Wish You Were Here, Richie Reece, Bob Niederriter, Robin Stone, Thor Platter, Third Class, MyTh and Company,  and Stiletto Overdrive.

2012 – Week 1 – Bands On Tour This Week

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2012 – Week 1 – Bands On Tour This Week

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Welcome to week one of 2012. There are a good number of bands on tour: DEADIRON, Jovan Ivey, Cathy Miller, Purple Monkey Sircus, Jason Patrick Myers, Rob Montague and The Flat Earth Society, Downplay, and Silverlights.

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