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- 11 / 04 / 09 -
Bernie is jet lagged after getting back from China, the condition of the factories Bernie and Mitch Altman visited while in China, some of Bernie's impressions of surveillance in China, observations from Election Day, Mike's concern over mechanical voting machines, this is the last week of the fundraiser, Rob T. Firefly interviews Cory Doctorow, how Skype was used, Voltaire describes "Little Brother" and "Makers," Cory explains what the new book is all about, releasing the book for free on the net, how large and small presses differ on the issue, ensuring the future of the station, autographed books are being offered tonight, the station has raised about $600,000 since the fundraiser began, how Bernie was influenced by science fiction writers, Cory discusses copyright issues and audio books, the DRM issue, an interruption by a cuckoo clock, a final push for pledges before the conclusion of the interview, Cory's article in an old issue of 2600, Cory's educational experiences, how people have come to appreciate the Internet, Cory's upcoming "Makers" tour. This show includes fundraising.
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- 11 / 11 / 09 -
Nick Farr is in town, Nick is organizing a Hackers on a Plane trip to Berlin this winter, why Berlin is a great place to be for New Year's, how people can get more information, what motivates Nick, the MakerBot project, printing three dimensional objects, creating human organs, what "Thingiverse" is, the latest on the Club Mate project, people in the continental United States can now have Club Mate delivered to them, a message to people who pledged during August, a disturbing new sound that's being added to police sirens around the country, debating the effectiveness of this development, Bernie's suggestion on how people can combat the sirens, a new sound device has been obtained by the Vancouver police in anticipation of the 2010 Olympics, the TSA has new methods of watching people in airports, The Yes Men are now being helped out by the EFF, a story involving Glenn Beck and an offensive domain name, a strange case involving Indymedia and a subpoena that included a gag order, what the government was actually asking for, the danger this kind of thing poses, the importance of supporting EFF, lessons to be learned, the importance of librarians.
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- 11 / 18 / 09 -
Bernie is suffering from the effects of smog after his recent trip to Beijing, various systems to detect if incoming travelers have infectious diseases, a Facebook status change gets a robbery suspect cleared, Rob T. Firefly reads the actual status update, questioning where IHOP is in Manhattan, the dictionary word of the year is "unfriend," Mike switches to Verizon to get one of the new Droid phones, some of the other strange words that have become widely used, Bernie has yet to join Facebook, various nicknames that aren't allowed on Facebook, memories of Major Hacking at Beyond HOPE, suspicions that Verizon is using sneaky tactics to win back customers, Steve Rambam was featured on CNN this week, the mysterious data charge that often shows up on Verizon Wireless customers' bills, transferring files from old computer systems and outdated formats, the ease of losing data over time, preserving photographs, the vast amount of pictures that are now being taken, the effects of a bank's power failure, a case of virtual vegetables, an unusual way of breaking out of a prison, free WiFi is shut down in an Ohio county after someone illegally downloads a movie, a call from Bulgaria, the status of WiFi in Belarus, a demonstration of a Pete Seeger song about escaping from prison, clarification on IHOP locations, reports of airports that scan licenses, the delay when tuning digital television channels.
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- 11 / 25 / 09 -
A new slogan for Philadelphia, Microsoft and News Corporation plot to remove indexing from Google, what Bing is, the potential historic development this represents, how to tell Google not to look at a site, Dot Ret discusses the potential risk to Google, ideas for saving the newspaper industry, the motivation of journalists, the story of a record company executive jailed for not sending a Twitter message to help disperse a mob in a Long Island mall, the possibility of sending alerts to video games, a Quebec woman loses benefits due to her Facebook pictures, feedback from Japan and Namibia, new identities are given to everyone on the show through a new service, what this application is good for, discussing how long CDs last, the problem with the new smart phones, a caller discusses age-related discrimination regarding technology, what GoodSearch is, the importance of having a land line, trying to figure out how many people have Internet access.
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