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- 08 / 01 / 12 -
Emmanuel is stuck in traffic again, a journalist is banned from Twitter for tweeting an email address, the case of a person in England who was arrested for an offensive tweet, wondering where Kyle is, closure for another Twitter case involving an alleged bomb threat, an invitation for listeners to speak about the HOPE conference since fundraising is finally over, how the media seems to have missed the NSA whistleblower talk and focused instead on the one featuring the head of the NSA, Rob reads a recruiting pitch from the NSA aimed at Defcon attendees, audio for all of the HOPE talks is now online, clarification on a musical track, listener concern over automated meter readings, positive feedback on the conference, 2600 meetings are happening this Friday, Emmanuel tries in vain to find video of the corrupt badminton players at the Olympics, debating whether kids have a developed conscience, the issue of cell phone radiation, Emmanuel thinks 6000 minutes on the phone in a month is too much, querying who actually uses a landline, an update from the amateur radio people at HOPE, the many ways that radio ties into the hacking world, Kyle finally makes it to the studio, debating landlines versus cell phones, the many people who helped make HOPE happen this year.
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- 08 / 08 / 12 -
There seem to be less people in the studio each week, recuperation from HOPE is still not complete, there are other hacker events on the horizon, the ACLU pushes for a ruling that will categorize the "Like" button on Facebook as protected speech, the competition for the fastest texter in America took place today in New York, a threatening tweet is aimed at Mike Tyson's Broadway show, Fukami from the Chaos Computer Club is on to discuss the move of the annual Chaos Communication Congress from Berlin to Hamburg, the challenges that were faced by remaining at the old site, how many people the new space will be able to accommodate, how the first Congress in the new space will be historic, the reaction to the announcement so far, it only takes an hour and a half to get from Berlin to Hamburg by train, how people can get involved in the next Chaos Congress, it's the fifth anniversary of the passing of Joybubbles, Kyle and Mike are both traveling to ToorCamp in Washington State, where geographically the campsite is in comparison to Seattle, some of the talks and events that are being planned, the contrast in environment to the last ToorCamp, what western Washington is like, Kyle describes the laser beam project, how Hackerbot Labs wound up correcting an FAA formula on beam projections, pondering what the connectivity at the camp will be like, the types of wildlife that may be encountered, a song from Pussy Riot who face prison in Russia.
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- 08 / 15 / 12 -
Emmanuel is late again due to flooding, Denmark concludes that CCTV is ineffective, how cameras in Philadelphia aren't even operating properly, how such surveillance is actually being used, reports that Ecuador will be approving Julian Assange's bid for asylum, the connection with the United States, a call for all British bail offenders to see if they get the same kind of response from the police if they ask for asylum from an embassy, Mike explains why he has a Microsoft wristband, why Emmanuel has been late so often recently, Mike's impressions of ToorCamp, Kyle describes the laser project at the camp, how yurts were used, the camp took place on native land, Kyle explains the magic of this particular area, Aaron Swartz is the guest, Aaron will be giving a talk tomorrow on the stopping of SOPA, what SOPA would have meant to Internet users, how everything changed once people became aware of it, Aaron's turning point, how legislation is passed without people in Congress reading it, how SOPA-like legislation will continue to be pushed, the sense of empowerment that resulted from SOPA's defeat, how Aaron got involved, Aaron was one of the cofounders of Reddit, the value of alternative outlets like Wikipedia and Facebook that made it possible to get the word out about SOPA, how to make this understandable to people who don't use computers, how and why some media outlets didn't cover the story, how the right and left come together on such issues, the international angle, how people can see Aaron's talk tomorrow, some suggestions for people calling in, cheap calling cards, caller confusion, the idea of reforming political advertising, what a proxy server does.
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- 08 / 22 / 12 -
Emmanuel's challenge with the subway tonight, the air conditioning in the studio isn't working, Rob gets a landline, Bernie explains the various nuances of fiber optic wiring and underground copper, Obama just arrived by helicopter outside the WBAI studios, guessing what the last vehicle in the procession heading up the FDR Drive was, a clip from a Disney television program called "Shake It Up" that implies that open source code is dangerous, a move to force Congress to read bills before they pass them, a San Diego prison will forbid letters and only allow postcards and email to be sent to inmates, the next Dutch hacker camp (OHM2013) is announced, a listing of all of the major Dutch hacker events of the past, the inspiration that these events have had in America, another chapter in Julian Assange's saga, how William Binney was mentioned in Assange's speech on Sunday, pondering how the situation could be resolved, the disproportionate response by the authorities, debating whether what Assange is charged with is a crime in other countries, some guidelines for callers, threats to the postal service, there will be an article on the Bureau of Prisons in the next issue of 2600.
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- 08 / 29 / 12 -
The Republican National Convention is coming up after tonight's show, some of the odd things you can't bring into the convention building or the free speech zone, cell phones used to be banned at the political conventions, Kyle describes the challenge of driving in Seattle, the hacker connection to Nikola Tesla, the abandoned facility in Shoreham that Tesla once used known as Wardenclyffe, "Operation Let's Build a Goddamn Tesla Museum," the challenge of preserving the land, Jane Alcorn and Joe Sikorski describe their efforts to save the property over the past 17 years, why this suddenly worked, Matthew Inman's connection, what the next step will be, why Tesla is so important, the relation between Tesla and Thomas Edison, the Tesla coil, the condition of the inside of the building, a Tesla quote will appear in the next issue of 2600, how people can get involved in the museum effort, some Tesla music.
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