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Sick of Sarah is Touring

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Sick of Sarah is Touring

I was so thrilled to get this news. These ladies are awesome musicians. Having seen them live before, I expect nothing less than some great concerts. Nonetheless, I will let them fill you in.

You can find out more about these girls at their website and they are listing the tour dates on their Facebook page.  If you wish to hear how they sound live, check out the interview and concert recording Lumpy got back in 2011.

Interview with Tom Gee of the Tom Gee Band

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An Interview with Tom Gee

Every once in a while we have the special honor of interviewing one of these hardworking starving artists that we call musicians and better yet the superstars of tomorrow. As we change the way the world listens to radio, Tom Gee sheds some light on what inspired him to devote his life to recording and touring all for the love of music.

2012.04.16 – Monday Night Tech Net News and Opinion

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2012.04.16 – Monday Night Tech Net News and Opinion

Hello, Indienation listener.  Join Brian, Lumpy, OmniDragon, and Cleta as we bring you Tech Net News and Opinion.  We have DukeNukem and Knowles joining us in Teamspeak tonight.  Tonights news consits of Gaming , Copyright, Science, and Technology News, a show full of informative news and opinion.

We started the show off with some music from: Sick Of Sarah:

  • Kiss Me
  • Hello, Good Morning (Live – Sent Out to Lumpy)
  • Autograph

From: Arstechnica

Microsoft’s Xbox 360 Follow-up Rumored to Pack 16 Cpu Cores

Rumors are stating that Xbox 360’s follow-up is to have 16 CPU cores.  The next generation of consoles may have a big focus on more CPU cores as Microsoft has rumored to be bringing it for the Xbox 360 follow-up, code named Durango.  Sixteen cores seems like a bit over the top for a gaming system.  Most current PC games struggle to max out even three cores on current high-end Intel Sandy Bridge processors that are expected to hit store shelves near the end of 2013, but it has been speculated the cores might be needed to drive the next generation of Microsoft’s Kinect 3D camera, which they speculate will be able to track multiple players, “down to their fingertips.”  But, again, that’s just speculation on what a 16 core console could do.

From: Arstechnica

Valve Looking to Hire Hardware Engineers for Unknown Project

According to Arstechnica, Valve is looking to hire some hardware engineers.

The job postings don’t go into any specifics on what kind of hardware Valve is looking for help with exactly, but the company says it wants to “invent whole new gaming experiences” that can “enhance” the kinds of software it’s already making.  Some might immediately try to connect the job postings to recent rumors of a PC-based “Steam Box” game console designed to run Valve’s digital distribution service.

From:Arstechnica

Why Are Video Game Sales Looking So Weak Lately? Blame Nintendo

If you keep up with the monthly reports on new video game hardware and software sales, you would have seen that 2012 has looked like a bloodbarg as sales were down 37 percent, 24 percent, and 26 percent for the first three months of the year, respectively, if compared to the same period in 2011.  The suffereng is not equal across the industry.  If you turned the numbers into a single word, it would be Nintendo.  The Wii software segment is trending down 50 percent year over year and has been for the last 12 months.  Sales are also down for the PS3 and Xbox 360, but significantly less than Nintendo.

From:Techdirt

Friendly Pirate Challenges Minecraft Creator to Quake 3 Battle

The Minecraft creator, Markus Persson was challenged a Quake 3 battle by a friendly pirate.  Now, what happened is he had contacted this pirate about a website that was having his Minecraft install file available for download.  So, he asked them to please take it down.  Persson said he emailed the guy handing out Minecraft for free and asked him to take the site down.  The pirate challenged Persson to Quake 3, and after he made a comment saying, “What a great guy,” he had already taken down the site and is also suggesting Quake 3 Death Match 17, a Qake 3 battle.

From: Arstechnica

Thousands of New York Sex Offenders Blocked from Online Gaming Networks

They are calling it “Operation: Game Over.”  New York state law requires convicted sex offenders to register their e-mail addresses, screen names, and other online aliases with the state. The article sites 3,580 users have been blocked from gaming networks.

Calling the project a first-of-its-kind effort to “ensure online video game systems do not become a digital playground for dangerous predators,” Schneiderman defended the need for the restrictions by highlighting the case of Richard Ketovic, a Monroe County, NY man who last month pled guilty to sexually abusing a 10-year-old boy after first making contact through Xbox Live.

We had a song from Jonathan Coulton:

  • Code Monkey (Recorded Live at the Beachland ballroom)

From: Techdirt

Unfortunate: Appeals Court Revives Misguided Rosetta Stone Lawsuit Against Google

There have been numerous, silly lawsuits against Google for the fact that companies can buy AdWords ads based on trademarked terms.

These lawsuits are problematic on a few different levels. First, using trademarked keywords to trigger ads isn’t infringement.  It’s a perfectly reasonable use.  In the same way that a supermarket often places coupons for certain brands/products near competing products, advertising competitors is perfectly reasonable.  Second, even if there is trademark infringement, it should be limited to the advertiser itself, not to Google, who is merely the platform.

The courts have said this to Rosetta Stone in the past even though they keep pursing this case.

From: Techdirt

MPAA Just Won’t Quit: Jumps into Legal Dispute to Argue Links & Embeds Are Infringing

This is, to put it mildly, crazy talk from an organization that still seems to have an institutional cluelessness about how the internet works.  To be sure, there are a few different issues related to this case, which was really about porn company Flava Works suing the site MyVidster and its owner, Marques Gunter.  MyVidster lets people link or embed videos from other sites.  It did not host any of the content itself.  In accordance with the DMCA’s notice and takedown provisions, Gunter would take down any embeds or links when he received a notice. However, the judge said that the site lost its DMCA safe harbor provisions because he did not take any further action, specifically because he did not cut off repeat infringers:
“It is true that service providers are not required to police their sites for infringement, but they are required to investigate and respond to notices of infringement—with respect to content and repeat infringers.”  Now, it is absolutely true the DMCA requires that a site have a policy for terminating repeat infringers.  But, it does not go so far as to say that they then need to proactively “investigate” content related to repeat infringers, as the court stated.

From:Techdirt

Court Says That Copying Code is Not Really Theft Under the Law

From the deprived-of-use dept., they say they’ve been pointing out for awhile that copyright is not property and that infringement is not theft, but people can’t seem to understand and let it go.  Still insiting both claims are true, the court specifically cites the Dowling case, which we’ve discussed on many occasions, which makes clear that infringement is a different beast than theft.

The infringement of copyright in Dowling parallels Aleynikov’s theft of computer code. Although “[t]he infringer invades a statutorily defined province guaranteed to the copyright holder alone[,] . . . he does not assume physical control over the copyright; nor does he wholly deprive its owner of its use.” Id. at 217. Because Aleynikov did not “assume physical control” over anything when he took the source code, and because he did not thereby “deprive [Goldman] of its use,” Aleynikov did not violate the NSPA.

We played a song from Sudden Death featuring the great Luke Ski:

  • The Geeks Come Out At Night

From:Extremetech

The First Universal Quantum Network

German scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (MPQ) have created the first “universal quantum network” that could be feasibly scaled up to become a quantum internet.  So far, their quantum network only spans two labs spaced 21 meters apart, but the scientists stress that longer distances and multiple nodes are possible.

From:Wired

Physicists Create First Long-Distance Quantum Link

For more than a decade, physicists have been developing quantum mechanical methods to pass secret messages without fear that they could be intercepted.  But, they still haven’t created a true quantum network — the fully quantum-mechanical analog to an ordinary telecommunications network in which an uncrackable connection can be forged between any two stations or “nodes” in a network.  Now, a team of researchers in Germany has built the first true quantum link using two widely separate atoms. A complete network could be constructed by combining many such links, the researchers say.

From:Arstechnica

1.5 Million Pages of Ancient Texts to Be Made Accessible Online

This week the University of Oxford and the Vatican announced a plan to collaborate in digitizing 1.5 million pages of rare and ancient texts, most dating from the 16th century or earlier.  The project is expected to span about 4 years and was made possible by a donation of £2 million (approximately $3.1 million) from the Polonsky Foundation—a charitable organization that supports higher education, medical research, and other general matters in the arts and sciences.  Specifically, the texts will include pages from Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries and the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (BAV)

From:Cnet

Cameron Narrates Stunning Titanic Simulation

Just in case his billion-dollar blockbuster wasn’t realistic enough for you, not to mention the new $18 million 3D version, James Cameron has created another film about the Titanic, which presents its final minutes in stunning detail.

“From iceberg to bottom, it’s never been animated so precisely and so dramatically,” the Canadian ubermensch and premier Titanic obsessive says in the trailer to “Titanic: The Final Word With James Cameron,” which premieres on the National Geographic Channel on April 8.

We played some music from Sudden Death:

  • Pillagers

From:Cnet

Man Uses Google Earth to Find Long-lost Mother

Sometimes, Google Earth might just help you find your way home.  That is just what happened to a man that had been seperated from his family when he was 5 years old.  He had went on a train trip with his brother in 1986 when he fell asleep and awoke 14 hours later in the notorious slum of Calcutta…without his brother.  As he grew older, he desired to search for his family.  After numerous hours searching on the web, he zoomed in on Google Earth and there it was – the place where he grew up.  His mother did not believe that was her son at first, after 25 years of him being gone.

From:Arstechnica

Microsoft Job Ads Reveal Html5 Version of Skype Coming to Web Browsers

Microsoft is working on a new version of Skype to run in Web browsers, and is hiring developers to build it.  At least four job ads describe a “Skype for Browsers” project and show that Microsoft is looking for software engineers in London and Prague with “real world experience developing HTML5 UI’s including rich interaction based on JavaScript.”

Skype is already integrated with Facebook, with an app including instant messages, voice, and video calls.  But Skype for Browsers won’t be restricted to Facebook.

“Team Rendezvous at Skype is looking for passionate, team-oriented and self-motivated Developers to help us bring Skype experience on to the Web,” Microsoft writes in the job postings.  “You will have a chance to integrate existing Skype solutions on to the web with the support of the backend services built from the ground up using [the] latest Microsoft technologies.  [The] result of your work will be used by hundreds millions of thankful users worldwide.”

From:Arstechnia

Iran Moving Ahead with Plans for National Internet

Iran was on the top of a recent list of repressive regimes that most aggressively restrict Internet freedom.

In addition to developing its own Intranet system, Reporters Without Borders says that the Iranian government is also creating its own custom electronic mail service and a national search engine called Ya Haq (Oh Just One) that is intended to replace Google.  In order to obtain an account on the state-approved mail service, users will have to register their identity with the government.

We had some music from the great Luke Ski:

  • I Love You TIVO

We ended the show with a song from Aluminum Forest:

  • Nostalgia

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2012.02.17 – Friday Night Freak n’ Geek

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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!

Cristina Scabbia, singer of Lacuna Coil

Cristina Scabbia, singer of Lacuna Coil (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

2012.03.02 – The LumpCast and the Spotlight on Various Artists

For this week’s episode of the LumpCast, I thought I would kick back to some of the musicians we have had the pleasure to get to know in the recent past, some locally from Cleveland and others from elsewhere.

I am playing short sets and spotlights for this show. Many of them are recordings I actually did with a Zoom H2 Portable Recording unit when these musicians played live at local clubs in the Cleveland, Ohio area.

Listen in as Cleta, Omnidragon, Boz and Lumpy spin and eclectic mix of indie music.

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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.

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