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TCLP 2008-05-28 Monologue: Volunteerism (Comment Line 240-949-2638)

Posted by Thomas Gideon on May 28, 2008

This is a feature cast.

In the intro, just a quick mention of Balticon and memorial day. My write ups of Balticon are on my LiveJournal for day 1, day 2, day 3, the wrap up, and a bit of memetic silliness.

The hacker word of the week this week is dead lock.

The feature is a monologue considering the topic of volunteerism, inspired by my work at Balticon and the holiday, especially a friend who as decided to re-enlist.

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TCLP 2008-05-21 Interview: Cory Doctorow (Comment Line 240-949-2638)

Posted by Thomas Gideon on May 21, 2008

This is a feature cast.

A reminder that there will be no news cast this weekend as I’ll be at Balticon 42.

There is no new hacker word of the week.

The feature is an interview with Cory Doctorow in which we talk about his new book, Little Brother

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TCLP 2008-05-18 News (Comment Line 240-949-2638)

Posted by Thomas Gideon on May 18, 2008

This is news cast 141.

I will be at Balticon 42 next weekend, so no news show that Sunday. I was going to skip the feature cast, too, to make more time to prepare, but I lucked into a last minute interview which I will share on Wednesday. More details when that show goes live.

Security alerts this week are the Debian GNU/Linux project fixes a critical crypto bug and PayPal is proven vulnerable despite using an enhancement to plain SSL security.

In this week’s news, researchers look at providing social interactions for remote workers though I worry this may exacerbate some other workplace trends, the USAF contemplates building a botnet, some of the risks of the cutover to digital TV, and NBC briefly activates thier broadcast flag although the EFF defended device makers’ right to ignore the flag.

Following up this week, a couple of cases go against the RIAA in particular Judge Davis in the Thomas case thinks he made an error.

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TCLP 2008-05-14 Monologue: Online Identity (Comment Line 240-949-2638)

Posted by Thomas Gideon on May 14, 2008

This is a feature cast.

The hacker word of the week this week is dead code.

The feature is a monologue considering the questions presented by online identity.

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TCLP 2008-05-11 News (Comment Line 240-949-2638)

Posted by Thomas Gideon on May 11, 2008

This is news cast 140.

Security alerts this week are a security flaw turns Gmail into an open relay and Google launches a security group to help with open source software.

In this week’s news, consider how a suit against Psystar might affect the legality of EULAs, the copyright claims in the Blizzard v. Glider case, a procedural gaffe could impact thousands of patent rulings, and correct chip defects after they have been manufactured.

Following up this week, the PRO-IP bill passes the house and the RIAA claims DRM is not dead though most of us remain skeptical.

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TCLP 2008-05-07 Hacking 101: Complexity (Comment Line 240-949-2638)

Posted by Thomas Gideon on May 7, 2008

This is a feature cast.

The hacker word of the week this week is de-rezz.

Listener feedback is an email from Christopher.

The feature is a new Hacking 101 exploring the concept of complexity.

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TCLP 2008-05-04 News (Comment Line 240-949-2638)

Posted by Thomas Gideon on May 4, 2008

This is news cast 139.

In the intro a quick recap of our Free Comic Day and review of the movie, Iron Man.

Security alerts this week are EULAs for malware and the security risks of social network applications.

In this week’s news, Linux file system developer Hans Reiser is convicted of murder, implementing the Java and Ruby VMs in JavaScript, tracking down hidden kill switches in ICs, and the missing link in electronic circuitry.

Following up this week, a favorable ruling in the Howell file sharing case with Patry’s commentary and Radiohead is not going to repeat their download experiment.

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TCLP 2008-04-30 The Effect of Coding on Thought (Comment Line 240-949-2638)

Posted by Thomas Gideon on April 30, 2008

This is a feature cast.

In case you missed it, a reminder to check your feed for the special edition to commemorate the launch of Cory Doctorow’s latest novel, Little Brother. Also, here’s my interview for the Future and You which was recorded this past weekend at RavenCon.

The hacker word of the week this week is dd.

Listener feedback is a voice mail from C.A. Sizemore commenting on the Social Spaces 2 feature.

The feature is a monologue considering the effects of coding on thought.

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Little Brother

Posted by Thomas Gideon on April 29, 2008

I am pleased to be able to help promote the launch of Cory Doctorow’s latest book, Little Brother. I was privileged to be able to read an early draft of this book and cannot recommend it highly enough to my listeners. So much so that I am taking Cory up on his offer to share an excerpt from my own purchased copy of the audiobook with his permission.

I encourage you to pick up your own copy, in your favorite format, right away. You can find details on the launch at Cory’s site and you can buy the book in audio or dead tree formats. The link to the free electronic text is not up yet, I will post an update as soon as it is.

Download the excerpt with my comments and Cory’s license terms for anyone else who purchases the audio directly.

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TCLP 2008-04-16 Social Spaces 2 (Comment Line 240-949-2638)

Posted by Thomas Gideon on April 16, 2008

This is a feature cast.

Don’t forget, no news show this Sunday as I will be at Penguicon 6.0.

The hacker word of the week this week is dangling pointer.

Listener feedback is a voice mail from Jed with a few observations on scripting languages.

The feature is a monologue revisiting social spaces which I last talked about on the August 22nd show.

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TCLP 2008-04-13 News (Comment Line 240-949-2638)

Posted by Thomas Gideon on April 13, 2008

This is news cast 138.

In the intro a quick discussion of our trip up to Philadelphia to see the Star Wars exhibit at the Franklin Institute. Also, you can hear me on an upcoming episode of The Voice of Free Planet X discussing the place of Star Wars within SF fandom and whether we can move beyond it.

Listener feedback this week is a voice mail from David LaMorte of the Teaching for the Future podcast weighing in on the question of always producing an episode on schedule or taking the time to review and edit as needed.

Security alerts this week are whether the Kraken worm is now the biggest or the research supporting that is valid and a security research develops and demonstrates malware counter hacks.

In this week’s news, Gmail is starting to feel the effects of the CAPTCHA crack last month, Google launchs App Engine for application hosting and questions surrounding it, how introversion may lead to reluctance towards tech even among geeks, and two rulings that may lessen protections for ISPs under Section 230.

Following up this week, the first participate in Flickr’s The Commons project after the LoC and carriers start trying to argue the development of P4P lessens the need for neutrality regulation.

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TCLP 2008-04-09 Inner Chapter: Stretching Yourself (Comment Line 240-949-2638)

Posted by Thomas Gideon on April 9, 2008

This is a feature cast.

The hacker word of the week this week is daemon.

The feature is an Inner Chapter on stretching yourself.

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TCLP 2008-04-06 News (Comment Line 240-949-2638)

Posted by Thomas Gideon on April 6, 2008

This is news cast 137.

In the intro a quick discussion of the paper that Jon mentioned in last week’s feedback.

More listener feedback this week, including some comments and clarification from Randal Schwartz on the nature of Perl5 and 6 parsing, compilation and execution models. Bruce Barr left a voice mail detailing his experiences with macro languages and reminding us that Ruby and Python existed as standalone scripting languages before their use in web environments. David also shared some of his experiences hacking with scripting languages and offered a correction, that Microsoft does indeed have free entry level tools.

Security alerts this week are yet another RFID encryption scheme has been cracked and a key logger like tool for capturing biometric credentials.

In this week’s news, an update on Mozilla Labs’ project for sync and collaboration, Creative acts to stifle a modder supporting their semi-abandonware including the modder’s version of the story and Creative ultimately backing down, NYC lawyers subpoena text messages and code in relation to suits from protests at the RNC, and a disappointing consideration of the opportunities for policy participation by engineers in the US.

Following up this week, just some developments in the legal question of whether making digital files available constitutes infringement including new rulings in Elektra v. Barker and Atlantic v. John Does 1-21, now known as London-Sire v. Doe. The EFF has some further analysis of the Barker case as does Patry.

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TCLP 2008-04-03 Hacking 101: Scripting Languages (Comment Line 240-949-2638)

Posted by Thomas Gideon on April 3, 2008

This is a feature cast.

The hacker word of the week this week is cycle.

A large amount of listener feedback, almost all with links. Here is the audio of the NPR show that [Si] dragon mentioned. And here’s the NRK news story Tor sent in. And here is the paper that Jon mentioned on the problem with multi-threading. Here’s also a link to a clearer explanation of the dining philosophers problem.

The feature is a Hacking 101 segment on scripting languages.

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TCLP 2008-03-26 Interview: Ed Felten (Comment Line 240-949-2638)

Posted by Thomas Gideon on March 26, 2008

This is a feature cast.

The hacker word of the week this week is cyberspace.

The feature is an interview I recently recorded with Princeton Professor Ed Felten who teaches information security and technology policy. Professor Felten contributes to the blog, Freedom to Tinker and is director of the newly launched Center for Information Technology Policy also at Princeton.

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