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- 09 / 07 / 11 -
Emmanuel gives an update on his border harassment case, reading from the dhs.gov website, a list of questions to answer when filing a complaint, some of the previous harassment episodes, the Maker Faire is returning to New York in two weekends, Maker Faire coordinator Sherry Huss talks about last year's event, what to look forward to this year, why the New York Hall of Science is the perfect venue, a ticket giveaway to the Maker Faire, Bernie's memories of last year's event when his car broke down on the way, how the giant mousetrap will work, the tremendous range of ages at the Maker Faire, the latest controversy involving WikiLeaks and the Guardian, what the latest unintentional release includes, listener concerns over facial recognition software involving Picasa, an update on the ten TV-B-Gones offered recently, a Buzz Aldrin song.
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- 09 / 14 / 11 -
Mitch Altman is back from Burning Man and Berlin, Mitch will be heading to Egypt soon as part of Maker Faire Africa, how to support Mitch's efforts through Kickstarter, what Kickstarter is all about, the lack of hackerspaces in Africa, Mitch's impressions of the recent Chaos Communication Camp in Germany, teaching four-year-olds to solder, Mitch gives an update on the new TV-B-Gones, an app ("The Phone Story") that was critical of Apple manufacturing is approved for the iTunes app store and then rejected, what the game illustrates, excerpts from the game as played on a smart phone, game developer Michael Pineschi joins the discussion, dissecting some of Apple's objections, why smart phones aren't the only culprits, the evils of coltan, debating whether this much attention should be focused on phones, what can be done at this point, Mitch's experiences finding manufacturers in China that treat their employees well, why Apple comes off looking worse than anyone else, where the game will be available, some of Mitch's motivations in developing the TV-B-Gone, Foxconn's terrible reputation, the prospect of compiling a list of responsible manufacturers, the Maker Faire is coming up this weekend in New York, what Mitch will be doing there, the 2600 van will be making an appearance, how people can get involved in "The Phone Story," the dates for HOPE Number Nine are officially announced.
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- 09 / 28 / 11 -
The Occupy Wall Street movement is happening down the block, the mass media is ignoring this story, Emmanuel's experience with digital television, how the new technology is really a step backwards, why the Wall Street story needs to be covered, the only coverage outside of WBAI has been negative, why not having specific demands isn't a bad thing, Kyle reports on the number of people currently at Zuccotti Park, how the cops don't seem to have learned anything since 2004, a case of pepper spraying makes it to the web and the officer involved is identified, how cops are protected whenever they're suspected of doing something wrong, the Anonymous role in getting the word out, the Livestream feed of the Wall Street protests and how this really helps to get the story out, some of the supplies that are currently needed, examples of some of the noisemakers that 2600 is donating, some of the strange laws that are being applied against the demonstrators, a post on the local PBS station website from a journalist who was swept up by the police, the NYPD journalist credentials that are impossible to get, theorizing as to why the media is ignoring the story, Bernie explains why this topic is relevant to "Off The Hook," Bernie tells where it's a felony to record audio without permission, watching the Livestream feed while on the air, the difference between demonstrations here and abroad, plans to head to Zuccotti Park after the show.
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OFF THE HOOK