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- 07 / 02 / 03 -
Last week was George Orwell's 100th birthday, Bernie has a misadventure with Lazlow at a Dead show, a number of people are planning on going to the Chaos Camp in Germany this August, Emmanuel's travel plans for the summer, some geographical issues in Eastern Europe, Jim's eligibility for being on "Jeopardy" again in the future, questions on how to get into Russia and Belarus, Emmanuel has issues with the newly announced Do Not Call Registry, attempting to call the registry, the lack of any real security in the system, some of the abuses that are possible, Emmanuel attempts to deregister Geoff from the system, methods are suggested to get around the MTV ban on 2600, an intellectual property issue in Japan centers on telephones that can take pictures of magazines, libraries are now required to install filtering software in order to get federal funds, the ineffectiveness of filtering software, how to unlock a SIM on T-Mobile, AT&T drops its opposition to number portability, an advantage in the Virgin Mobile system, a New York anti-spam registry, a listener reports on how Sega was affected adversely by piracy, a battle against Wal-Mart in a local community, a warning about a hacker contest this Sunday that will target web pages, more complaints about number portability charges, some 2600 meetings are postponed for a week due to the Independence Day holiday on Friday.
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- 07 / 09 / 03 -
An extra minute because of yet another preemption next week, the frustration of frequently not being on the air, Bernie has an update on Sprint PCS, the sheer amount of money being scammed, Verizon is the nation's number one phone company, Geoff is attending a conference in New York, an update on the Do Not Call registry, changes that were made to the system since last week's show, the risks still inherent in the system, how Google can draw a map to your house, a live attempt to register The New York Times for the Do Not Call registry, how Parliament is going after Tony Blair, another Reagan deathwatch day passes, still more on the MTV blocking of 2600, a shopper in France names his own price at a store, attempting to make a phone call to Germany to speak with Andy, Tim, and Frank from the Chaos Computer Club, trying to resolve echo problems, some info on the CCC Camp, attempting to make a new connection, information on conference registration, highlights of the last camp, German attitudes towards Americans, Emmanuel will be in Europe for over a month, participation from Eastern Europe.
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- 07 / 16 / 03 -
The show isn't preempted after all, various travel plans, Emmanuel's attempts to get a visa from Russia and Belarus, an appeal to listeners from various countries that Emmanuel will be visiting, Emmanuel will be at the Paris meeting in August and the Prague meeting in September, a strange situation in Kaliningrad once Lithuania joins the European Union, an update on the attempt to register The New York Times for the Do Not Call registry, an article from The Wall Street Journal details how hard it is to get a live operator at various companies, a live demonstration, a theory on T-Mobile rings, an interesting method of making cheap phone calls overseas, a question about mysterious vehicles, a Department of Homeland Security surveillance van is spotted in Philadelphia, a website that posts personal information about police officers, a debate on the merits of this, a funny result from a Google search involving weapons of mass destruction, the recent scandal involving The New York Times, a similar scandal involving The New Republic back in 1998, a conspiracy theory involving the phrase "off the hook" and MTV, a 2600 shirt is spotted on a TV show called "Everwood," how to receive Canadian television in Kansas, Bernie has an update on low power FM and an FCC cover-up, what this could mean to low power FM, how more frequencies can be made available, stories of crosstalk on Sprint PCS and T-Mobile, France comes up with a new name for email, the existence of duct systems for transporting messages, Geoff has a brand new deck of "Iraqi hero" cards, Emmanuel tries to give Noam Chomsky the original Iraqi war deck of cards, more talk on how MTV influences the culture.
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- 07 / 23 / 03 -
A very hectic day in New York City as a shooting takes place inside City Hall, why the increased security presence on Wall Street makes no sense, the danger of exempting certain people from security, how the media helped started a panic in the city, the insensitivity shown to the victim's brother, this is the last show before Emmanuel leaves for Europe, Geoff will be driving a truck across country next week, Emmanuel suspects his visa to Belarus has come through, details on the CCC Camp, Mish reports on a bill before Congress that would bring the FCC ownership limits back to 35 percent from 45 percent, the power of speaking out, Mike reports on an incident involving EFF cofounder John Gilmore who wore a "Suspected Terrorist" button on a plane and wound up getting kicked off the flight, the meaning behind the button, Emmanuel takes exception to the motives behind this action, possible better examples of free speech denial, how a passenger was harassed because of a 2600 article they were reading on a plane, airline requirements that force people to identify themselves, whether this should be a government policy or airline policy, Emmanuel argues for the need for common courtesy between passengers, comparing a person's skin color to wearing a button, where the line is drawn, why people shouldn't be surprised when they get a reaction in certain situations, Emmanuel tells of an experience involving a radio and a flight attendant, encouraging people to wear the button if they believe this is an important story, Emmanuel tells the story of a bookstore employee who was questioned by the FBI for reading an antiwar publication, Geoff refuses to believe the story has any truth to it, theories on why Amtrak asks for passenger names, callers weigh in on the button issue and the importance of the FBI story, an appeal to verify the authenticity of the FBI story, reports of a suspicious books list run by the government, the importance of librarians, the FBI article appears on another site with a picture, a radio station that carries Pacifica programs in Costa Rica is taken over by hostile forces, a caller talks about abuse of the child welfare system, the ineffectiveness of the FBI, a tally of listener opinions on the button issue, what will be happening on the show over the next few weeks.
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- 07 / 30 / 03 -
Attempting to reach Emmanuel in France via a toll-free number, the time difference catches Emmanuel by surprise, Geoff is traveling cross country in a truck, next week's show will have multiple people overseas, Emmanuel's impressions of Paris, tourism by Americans is down by up to 80 percent, no shootings at City Hall this week, a bizarre story of a proposed Pentagon online futures market that would speculate on acts of terrorism and assassination, Jim explains how such a system could be useful, a Bahraini telephone company is ordered to cut off service to Iraq by the United States, the possibility of GSM not even being allowed into Iraq, Mike comments on an editorial by FCC commissioner Michael Powell, some listener feedback to the controversy of last week's show, how Emmanuel was treated after disagreeing with people around him, a clarification of Emmanuel's position and how he got there, how the incident caused a major security hole, Emmanuel gets disconnected, a listing of government 800 numbers to report suspicious people is in the current edition of Playboy, reconnecting to Emmanuel, the importance of sticking to the issues in an argument and not trying to define people, some more information on the case in Atlanta involving the FBI, GSM interference, listener feedback on the terrorism futures market, some theoretical scenarios, a funny story involving the Department of Homeland Security's level of preparedness, suspicious airline stock sales prior to September 11, some more cultural differences between the United States and Europe.
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