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- 01 / 05 / 10 -
The second part of a retrospective on the Hacking At Random conference which took place on campgrounds in the Netherlands last August, Emmanuel tries to convey his location over the local GSM network, words from the Italian embassy, a HAR FM news bulletin, the coin system at HAR is hacked, a representative of the police is interviewed on HAR FM, how investigations are put together, fake coins arrive, a report back from Bicycle Mark on the Republic of Blah meeting, going in search of a Tesla coil in the forest, discovering the "Flaming Village," the camp's boundaries with "normal" people, various types of attacks that have been taking place over the camp networks, one of the designers of the Tesla coil explains what was involved, the impracticality of the principle at work, HAR FM broadcasts an example of a mobile phone communicating with a micro-copter, a reverse interview with Emmanuel, HAR FM interviews intellectual property lawyer Tim Kuik concerning the lawsuit against The Pirate Bay and copyright issues, heading to the Austrian section of the camp, HAR is officially over, the police representative gives a summation over HAR FM, rumors of data traffic logging, what the police are actually capable of and where the technically competent people can be found, ways of preserving evidence, an interview with HAR coordinator Aldert, the challenges that were involved, the new generation of hackers, why it was important to keep the camp in the Netherlands, Aldert's plans for The Next HOPE, a final HAR FM newscast.
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- 01 / 12 / 10 -
The show will be shortened tonight, Emmanuel is back from Europe, some of what aired over the past few weeks, the completely alien environment in an Ethiopian restaurant in Frankfurt, how domestic animals are completely different overseas, what a traditional Czech restaurant in Prague was like, the train line between Belgrade and Sarajevo has reopened, how things have changed in the former Yugoslavia, how Europe doesn't seem to be dramatically affected by the economy, a potential banning of public burkas in France, the reaction to the near terrorist act of December 25th, fear of Nigerians, the incredibly inept way the attempt at terrorism was carried out, a misadventure on a plane bound for Hawaii, what the proper way to handle such an incident should be, another incident that shut down a terminal at Newark Liberty Airport, a mystery sound.
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- 01 / 19 / 10 -
Another basketball shortened show this week, a major earthquake strikes Haiti and destroys the capital, Emmanuel witnessed a house burning to the ground earlier in the week, how quickly things can go wrong, the incredible death toll in Haiti, how to make donations, Dot Ret is in the studio, the strong outpouring of support for disaster relief, how any society will fall apart very quickly in such a scenario, how the people with guns are the ones causing problems, Emmanuel's idea for quickly distributing emergency relief, Emmanuel demonstrates how to make a donation to the Red Cross by SMS, Pat Robertson's offensive remarks about Haiti, how the Democrats appear to have completely screwed up a vital election in Massachusetts, why it's hard to blame the Republicans, how voter anger is being misplaced, why health care should have gotten more support from the left, how Democrats can't seem to even handle having a majority, Emmanuel will be in a foul mood next week if this election is lost.
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- 01 / 26 / 10 -
Emmanuel is in a foul mood because of the election results last Tuesday, how the Democrats can't seem to manage having a majority, the State of the Union address is tomorrow, how health care reform may now be doomed, the best way to let Republicans proceed, the legacy of Martha Coakley, revealing what the mystery sound from a couple of weeks ago was, HOPE preregistration and speaker submissions have opened, Emmanuel has an old record of phone related songs from the 100th anniversary of the Bell System, an excerpt from the album, some phone company history, Air America goes out of business, what they did wrong, the Supreme Court ruling that lifts restrictions on corporate campaign donations, the Justice Department appeals the acquittal of Blackwater employees accused of murdering Iraqis, a strange story emerging out of New Orleans involves people apparently trying to gain access to a senator's phone system, how there must be more to the story than what is being reported, a public ban on burkas in France draws closer, some of the contradictions here, a particularly literary weather forecast, the Quest for Starbucks officially begins, the list of potential Starbucks that Emmanuel will visit first is now down to 8192, trying to get phone calls, listener mail.
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