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- 12 / 01 / 04 -
The theme is all messed up, Bernie is in the middle of an oil slick in Philadelphia, some developments in wireless coverage in Pennsylvania, Emmanuel has his case dismissed by the city and serves as a witness for other cases, Jeff Senter from the National Lawyers Guild describes the volunteer effort involved in defending the RNC cases, Mike describes the highlights of one of the trials, the many mistakes made by the prosecution, Emmanuel describes the tactics used against him during his testimony, Jeff discusses the waste of resources involved in prosecuting these cases, how the NLG really made a difference and how people can get involved, the MTA moves a step closer to banning photography in the subway, why this is a very stupid idea, Redbird answers questions about card reading, news about the transit system in Alberta, an AT&T Wireless employee offers to help Mike with his phone questions, an amusing story about the definition of valid identification, the importance of payphones, clarification on "Grand Theft Auto" and 2600's appearance on amazon.com, Emmanuel sets forth his position on recent events in Iraq and how they relate to some of the developments back home, a listener is concerned over monitoring issues, how good people can be misled.
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- 12 / 08 / 04 -
Where various people are going to be in the next few weeks, Emmanuel encourages people to travel to Germany for the Chaos Communication Congress, Emmanuel will be visiting Portugal, Spain, and Andorra for the first time, Bernie will be traveling to Thailand, a unique method the Thai government used to try to quell unrest, Bernie reports on more secrecy within the Department of Homeland Security, words of warning on the Internet from a former CIA director, the biggest threat to the Internet, an editorial from an insurance publication that compares hackers to terrorists, an amazon.com outage makes the news, a biodegradable cell phone case, songs may replace rings for some Verizon Wireless numbers, the way rings used to sound, a demonstration against the proposed MTA camera ban is coming up, London's "oyster card," tracing people through Metrocards, some codes associated with Metrocards, more on the Iraq issue, how these topics are relevant, an example of a "political" message heard when using an AT&T calling card, one of the reasons why insurance companies may want to categorize hackers as terrorists.
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- 12 / 15 / 04 -
Emmanuel is on a balcony in Madrid, Bernie's plans for Thailand, Sprint and Nextel plan to merge, what this could mean for consumers, cell phone use on planes draws one step closer, Emmanuel's problems with space on board his flight, the significance of Madrid in the fight against terrorism, Mike runs into problems with security restrictions while trying to mail a package, the Portugese government resigns shortly after Emmanuel's arrival, an overview of the transit systems of Lisbon and Madrid, the benefits and disadvantages of proximity cards, the future of enhanced 911, Bernie explains the technology behind the service, Tommy Franks signs on to be a spokesman for "Teen Arrive Alive" which lets parents know how fast their kids are driving, George Tenet's remarks about the Internet, Redhackt reports on a BitTorrent arrest in Finland, music sharing as an environmental issue, Congress passes a bill targeting people who use camera phones to invade privacy, how an expectation of privacy is defined, secrets of the NRO, clarification of personalized rings, a secret message on The Fifth HOPE website, Emmanuel issues a challenge to name an oddity of the mass transit systems of Lisbon and Madrid, a listener has a stalker, how to find a tracking device on a car.
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- 12 / 22 / 04 -
Emmanuel is in Amsterdam this week, Rop is also on from Amsterdam, the CCC Congress is upcoming, Emmanuel notices extra security precautions on the Spanish train system, the military presence in Paris, a repeat of last week's challenge to name something strange about the mass transit systems of Lisbon and Madrid, Emmanuel claims the Paris metro is the most confusing transit system ever to exist, why trains in other countries seem to be so much quieter than those in New York, other subway differences, why dogs are better behaved overseas, Mike reports on a demonstration last weekend against the proposed photo ban in the subways, listener reaction to the proposed ban, who people can write to in order to express opinions, more BitTorrent raids, Rop gives updates on how things are going downhill in Holland, new requirements on ISPs, how the Dutch people are letting this happen, the danger of color printers, a listener's experience while flying leads to a letter from the TSA on how people who keep getting stopped can streamline the process, Mike explains how the phone connection to Holland has been set up, an 11-year-old's parents are questioned because of his anti-American military comments, an update on legal action against the New York City Independent Media Center, how New York City government is biased against independent journalists, the prospect of disabling GPS in the event of a national emergency, the European Union's GPS project, opposition to the ending of a ban on cellular phones on airplanes, Jim has a Christmas suggestion, a listener objects to a comment of Jim's, why hackers are fascinated by trains, Bernie will be in Thailand soon, another oddity of the Paris metro, a listener relates a little known fact about Spain, Emmanuel reveals the answer to the riddle of Madrid and Lisbon.
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- 12 / 29 / 04 -
The CD player malfunctions, Emmanuel is in Berlin with people from the Chaos Communication Congress, Bernie is on his way to Thailand, an important announcement in Dutch, over 200 speakers were featured at the conference, the large number of people who no longer want to travel to the United States because of the fingerprint requirement, the possibility of the European Union treating Americans the same way, Hanneke compares the 21st CCC Congress to previous ones, some of the talks that were presented, Redbird describes the transit systems in Europe, Bernie will be examining the modern metro system of Bangkok, Reinoud announces the next Dutch hacker conference which is set for July 2005, how people can get involved, Reinoud's impressions of the CCC Congress, quotes from the "What The Hack?" announcement brochure, Bernie tells what the last two outdoor hacking conferences were like, the horrific catastrophe that has affected Bernie's destination, 80,000 people have been killed due to this week's tsunami in the region, Bernie's close call with the disaster, how technology failed the people, why Bernie is still on his way to Thailand, the amount of money spent by the United States to help the victims is spent in two hours in Iraq, Jim tells how people can help, some of the supplies that Bernie is bringing, Bernie's attempts to reach a ham radio operator in Sri Lanka, how ham radio helped with the communications during the disaster, Redbird's experience being flagged at Newark Airport, how he was able to read the magnetic stripe attached to his flagged pass, what the data actually contained, whether changing one's boarding pass would result in the flag status being changed, a call from Iraq, the phone service available to American forces in Iraq, an airline employee gives some information about flagging.
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