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- 12 / 12 / 12 -
Progress to restore services in the area continue to go slowly, it's possible that phone service won't be restored until May, this is an emergency fundraising show, the program wasn't on last week, Emmanuel took a cross country train ride to Seattle on an historic day, the possibility that things are actually getting better, another new phone number, Bernie reports on the successful satellite launch from North Korea, Emmanuel has a new type of Metrocard that comes with an interesting warning, Bernie improves his sound quality, Bradley Manning takes the stand in his case, the premium package being offered tonight, a sound collage of "Off The Hook" over the years. This show includes fundraising.
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- 12 / 19 / 12 -
Bicycle Mark is in the studio after having traveled to some interesting places, Chico from Brazil visits the station on his trip to New York, Emmanuel tries to insult Brazil, the expectation of social media sites eventually abusing privacy, the recent Instagram controversy, the John McAfee controversy and how GPS in an online photo played a part, whether the most recent statement by Instagram changes anything, how this seems to be a recurring trend, Mike explains how one German state allows pseudonyms, discovering that Skype doesn't have true two-way connections, some alternative companies, the story of the "Hollywood Hacker," analyzing the charges, Bicycle Mark talks about some of the places he's been to recently, his experiences in Egypt, how things there have changed so dramatically, what Tunisia and Lebanon were like, how Twitter is used in the region, why blocking Caller ID doesn't work on toll-free numbers, Bernie explains what Stellar Wind is, how going to unusual places is usually rewarding, how Bicycle Mark was able to travel, the end of the world is coming on Friday, an announcement that WBAI is moving.
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- 12 / 26 / 12 -
Trouble in the lobby, Bernie is experimenting with a wireless connection on Skype, it's the loneliest day of the year, Mitch Altman and Aestetix join the conversation from Hamburg, a crowd of people describe the scene on the eve of the Chaos Communication Congress, William Binney is making an appearance this year, Bicycle Mark finally makes it to the station from the lobby, how the crowd issues have been dealt with in Germany, trying to resolve connection issues, news from Wikileaks about what to expect in 2013, what it might take to resolve the Assange standoff, more words from the CCC site, the problem with finding open places this time of year in Hamburg, a math museum opens in New York, an alleged breach at Verizon, a website hack is described as nothing more than graffiti, MakerBot removes gun part designs from its site, how knowledge isn't the problem, a local newspaper prints a list of gun owners from publicly available information, Emmanuel's annoyance at the way companies won't let go once a sale is made, Bernie returns to a phone connection, protecting individual privacy from prying corporate eyes, why the station is moving.
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