2012.06.22 – 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; Robbed you thrice, same place, and almost got away with it, drug money, a dirty cop, strippers, and you got a DUI?!? That’s okay, I left the baby on the roof.
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.
2012.06.04 – Tech Net News and Opinion
Welcome to this week’s episode of Tech Net News and Opinion. This week we accidentally/intentionally did things a bit differently. For those of you who have been asking for more news and less music, you got it. Brian, Knowles, Meshelly, Knunez (iPhone at Geekshed), OmniDragon and Lumpy start and end this week’s show with music but the rest is all news talk.
Remember listeners and readers, if you wish to participate, the way to do so is to get on over to the Geekshed IRC Network and join us in #indienation. We do the news live almost every Monday from 8-10 PM EST. (As a general rule, if a Monday is a holiday in the USA, we do NOT do the news.) If you have items you think we should cover as news, shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet us @indienationfm.
2012.06.01-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; a drunk and his zebra, poison gas, and No Ticket the baby is coming!
A Drunk and His…. Zebra
Lumpy got word of this one via his local Fox News Channel, one of those headlines that makes you do a double take… like did I read that right? The original headline read Man Charged with OVI, Had Zebra in Vehicle. Yeah, I read it right.
An Iowa man has been arrested, charged with OVI and had his, pets taken to a friend’s house. The police received a few call regarding a zebra and a parrot trapped in a car at, no surprise, at a bar. The article state that “quite a few people called”. I bet that is a good thing since one might cross such a thing off as a hoax.
Nonetheless, it was no joke and when police arrived, they did see a zebra in a car and, perched on the driver’s shoulder, there actually was a parrot. Why is it I just can’t get the image of Raoul’s Wild Kingdom from Weird Al’s UHF out of my head? Wildlife aside, the driver blew a .148 and was charged… oh yeah, his girlfriend stated “They love going for ride”.
This one averaged out to a 3.5 on our dunce-o-meter.
We closed this one out with Seven Drunken Nights by The Brobdingagain Bards.
Poison gas? Fuck it let’s just put T-Shirts over our face.
found at blogs.Browardpalmbeach.com
20-year-old Darrin Green and 17-year-old Jamarion Lee are either really brave, or really stupid. They decided it was in their best interest to burglarize a home that was being fumigated for termites. The owner of the house pulled out his smartphone around 4am to check security cameras and was surprised to see two men holding T-Shirts over their faces rummaging through his belongings. He called the police, who couldn’t enter the house, you guessed it; because it was filled with deadly poison. The police called a fumigator to clear the house, however the men had already escaped.They were arrested after a tip led police to the men trying to sell the items they had stolen. Fort Lauderdale Police spokesman Det. Travis Mandell is quoted as saying: “What kind of person does that?” “What kind of person risks their life for a couple of pieces of property, going into a house with ‘Danger! Do not enter! Poison!’ signs all over it?”
Though Mandell said the gas was “definitely not for human consumption,” the burglars didn’t show any signs of injury.
We really ranked this one pretty high. It averaged out a 4.5.
We closed this story with, Poison of this Lifestyle by Morphine Killer
Pregnant woman fakes labor, to avoid a ticket
This one comes from Huffington Post
It sounds like a scene in a movie, but a pregnant woman in New Zealand lied to police that she was about to give birth to get out of a speeding ticket.
Police were getting ready to lay spikes in the road to stop a Honda Civic speeding at more than 90 mph on a highway near Tauranga on Monday morning, according to the New Zealand Herald,
When the man driving eventually pulled over, he told police his friend was about to bring a new life into the world. She played the part, sitting with her feet spread apart on the dashboard, while the allegedly expectant father rode in the backseat, the Herald reported.
The police called for an ambulance and cordoned off the road as the paramedics arrived. Police later called the hospital to check in the patient, but discovered that that the pregnant woman discharged herself as soon as she arrived, reported the Oatgo Times Daily.
“I think she’s tried using her pregnancy to put a smokescreen to give some justification for the driver’s action. It’s not just a waste of our time but a waste of the time of St John ambulance staff helping people who really need their help,” Acting Senior Sergeant Mark Holmes told the paper.
Cops later busted the 23-year-old driver for dangerous driving.
This one metered in with unanimous 4s.
We closed out this story with Road Tripper by Carrie Dahlby w/Possible Oscar
Man Arrested for Tampering at WalMart
It seems a man, according to a link over at Country California, sent into us by blackspyder from Geekshed.net, actually decided to enrich his communities’ musical taste by replacing hundreds of CDs at a local WalMart with his own personal collection. The article is worth a read and the mug shot is worth a look. Yup, that’s right… he replaced the enclosed CDs with his personal collection and ditched the contents elsewhere in the store.
This one hit 3.5 on the dunce-o-meter.
We closed with Ron Jay’s The Prettiest Girl in WalMart.
Background music provided by Gavin Salkeld. Gavin is kind enough and with the new media order well enough to provide Indie Nation with all it’s background music for IDs, themes and promos. You can find out more about Gavin and his music at Salkeld Music.
The song “Stupid as Charged” is by Carrie Dahbny (also check out Bad Rapport) and Devo Spice (also at The FuMP) of The FuMP which is short for Funny Music Project. Also, many of the artists we feature on Indie Nation can be found at Mevio’s Music Alley.
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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?
2012.05.11-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; a no money robbery, a police station hold up, a hot dog honey, and stealing from a police charity event.
2012.05.03-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; stupidity even after conviction, sorry officer I am in hurry I need to sell my weed, when mailing weed check the address and if your dope is hacked dial 911.
An Interview with Gabriel Redding
In this podcast interview featuring the music of Gabriel Redding, we opened with the title track, Untethered, from his most recent release. Immediately after we started conversation with this awesome pop rock artist.
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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