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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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Tech Net News and Opinion

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This is the Google news part of our news show here at indienation.fm.

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

RIAA Lobbyist, Drafter of DMCA, Now Judge in Patent Troll Cases

POSTED ON August 26th  - POSTED IN Intellectual Property, Law, Law, New Media Order, news, Opinion
Mike Masnick, CEO and founder of Techdirt

Mike Masnick, CEO and founder of Techdirt (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Yeah, you read the headline right.  While I am not surprised to hear about such a tactic, I am still appalled.  According to Mike Masnick at TechDirt:

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?

2012.01.30 – Tech Net News and Opinion – 007

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Tech Net News and Opinion – Episode 007 – 2012.01.30

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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.

President to Appoint RIAA Lawyer as Solicitor General

POSTED ON January 27th  - POSTED IN music, New Media Order, news, Opinion, RIAA

It has been a disturbing trend in recent times for the line between the United States government and US corporations to vanish.  Through lobbying, appointment and campaign contributions many argue and feel that we have not been a government of the people, by the people and for the people.  This author thinks the only part of that phrase they kept was “buy” for now corporation buy the officials to buy the people and force the people to buy whatever they spin.

In my opinion, it is not specific to any party or administration but simply an era of apathy and lies.  Why else do we have a phrase “business as usual in Washington”?

According to Wired:

President Barack Obama nominated former Recording Industry Association of America lawyer Donald Verrilli Jr. on Monday to serve as the nation’s solicitor general.

If confirmed by the Senate, Verilli, now the White House deputy counsel, would assume the powerful position left vacant by Elena Kagan, who was elevated to the Supreme Court. Obama said he was “confident” Verrilli, one of five former RIAA attorneys appointed to the administration, would “serve ably.”

I wonder how many former EFF attorneys are serving on the administration?

Counting Votes

POSTED ON August 24th  - POSTED IN news, Opinion, Podcasts
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Honest Abe's ELECTRONIC Voting Machine

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Indie Nation listeners, Lumpy logging into the Indie Nation Newsroom on Tuesday, 24 August, 2010… Today is primary election day in Florida, the state where your vote counts and counts and counts.  In honor of that fact, this news segment is about voting machines.

From Techdirt.com, Indian authorities have arrested Haral Prasad.  Mr. Prasad released a research report recently which stated that the electronic voting machines were not secure.  So why was he arrested and taken to Mumbai some 14 hours from his home?  Because the authorities need to know where he got the machine from that he used for his research.  Hey, Indian authorities, is it not a bit more pressing that there are LOTS of those machines used in your elections?

Moving on to something that is just as disturbing but done in a lighter manner.  No arrest involved here, also no broken “tamper resistant” seals on the electronic voting machine.  Check out the video post over at Boing! Boing! Yes you can cast your vote on the Sequoia Edge touch screen DRE voting machine and, then!  Play Pac Man!  The only thing that concerns me is are they going to be playing games with elections as well?

Remember listeners you can check news links and source links out at indienation.fm All news posts are tagged with “news”. This particular post will be tagged voting machine, vote, and Pac Man.  It will be titled “Counting Votes”.

Indie Nation listeners, the views expressed in this news cast are my own and/or the many voices that dwell inside my head and are not to be construed as those of the station and/or any of the other staff.  They may well be nothing more than a delusion.  Also, of note, 6 of the voices wish to note that they are not their view either.

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