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A regularly published podcast by a self-described hacker, curmudgeon and hacktivist about the practice and profession of programming drawing on over a decade of professional experience and a lifetime spent hacking, the intersection of politics and society with technology and anything else clever, elegant or ...

A regularly published podcast by a self-described hacker, curmudgeon and hacktivist about the practice and profession of programming drawing on over a decade of professional experience and a lifetime spent hacking, the intersection of politics and society with technology and anything else clever, elegant or funny that catches my mind as a die hard technology geek.

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    TCLP 2010-02-21 News (Comment Line 240-949-2638)

    This is news cast 206, an episode of The Command ...

    This is news cast 206, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, a reminder that CopyNight is Monday and that Nina Paley is speaking at American on Wednesday, the 24th. This week's security alerts are the first denial of service attack and botnets attacking each other. In this week's news PA school district caught spying on students via laptop web cams (which may be part of a larger trend) resulting in a letter from the school officials who feel they did no wrong though now the FBI and DA are looking into the incidents, an essay on when transparency is useful which is similar to Lessig's thoughts on the subject, and the 32nd anniversary of the BBS which is clearly a prescursor to the modern internet. Following up this week leak of details on last ACTA negotation round and the Jacobsen case is finally settled. More news and commentary, the alternate feed, and downloadable show notes available at http://thecommandline.net/. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

    Feb 22, 2010 Read more
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    TCLP 2010-02-17 Copyright, Copywrong (Comment Line 240-949-2638)

    This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command ...

    This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. There is no listener feedback this week. There is no hacker word of the week this week, due to the length of the feature. The feature this week is audio I recorded from a panel I moderated this past weekend at Farpoint. Farpoint was the first convention where I was invited as a participant, four years ago. The panel audio is from the Copyright, Copywrong discussion panel I moderated. More news and commentary, the alternate feed, and downloadable show notes available at http://thecommandline.net/. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

    Feb 18, 2010 Read more
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    TCLP 2010-02-09 Unscheduled Hiatus (Comment Line 240-949-2638)

    This is just a quick meta-cast for the benefit of ...

    This is just a quick meta-cast for the benefit of those who do not read the web site. More news and commentary, the alternate feed, and downloadable show notes available at http://thecommandline.net/. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

    Feb 10, 2010 Read more
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    TCLP 2010-02-03 Inner Chapter: Politics (Comment Line 240-949-2638)

    This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command ...

    This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, a quick review of Ed Piskor's latest installment in his WIZZYWIG series, Volume 3: Fugitive. Listener feedback this week is from Marc, Hugh and Joel who commented on my iPad remarks and yareckon who commented on the Hacker Hero monologue. Both of those segments were part of the episode from January 27th. MArc and Hugh shared their thoughts on the web site. Joel sent me Mark Pilgrim's post on iPad and I mention Fraser Speirs' in my response as well as my follow up blog post. yareckon sent his thoughts via Identi.ca including a clarification on Major Barbara. The hacker word of the week this week is eyeball search. The feature this week is an Inner Chapter on politics. More news and commentary, the alternate feed, and downloadable show notes available at http://thecommandline.net/. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

    Feb 3, 2010 Read more
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    TCLP 2010-01-31 News (Comment Line 240-949-2638)

    This is news cast 205, an episode of The Command ...

    This is news cast 205, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, information about a couple of great upcoming events: Free Culture X and the Southern California Linux Expo. This week's security alert are fighting spam with captured botnets and examining an exploit kit. In this week's news what history can tell us about HTML5, open video and h.264 with confirmation that patented codecs aren't compatible with free software, a framework for a folk or para-copyright, Amazon and Macmillan go to war over a price point at the expense of their customers though the fate of an open e-book market may be at stake, and Google proposes extending DNS. Following up this week Jammie Thomas is offered a settlement but she refuses as the RIAA appeals the judge's reduction of their damage award against her and a guide to speaking out against ACTA. More news and commentary, the alternate feed, and downloadable show notes available at http://thecommandline.net/. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

    Feb 1, 2010 Read more
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    TCLP 2010-01-27 The Hacker Hero (Comment Line 240-949-2638)

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    This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. No listener feedback this week. The hacker word of the week this week is eye candy. The feature this week is a monologue on the hacker hero in literature. I mention the myths of Enki and Prometheus. I refer to the Steampunk anthology and Paul diFilippo's Steampunk trilogy. I also cite the works of both Charlie Stross and Rudy Rucker. I even touch on Disney's Wall-E. More news and commentary, the alternate feed, and downloadable show notes available at http://thecommandline.net/. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

    Jan 28, 2010 Read more
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    TCLP 2010-01-24 News (Comment Line 240-949-2638)

    This is news cast 204, an episode of The Command ...

    This is news cast 204, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This week's security alert are an odd interaction between AT&T's mobile network and Facebook with some clarification and a seventeen year old Windows flaw. In this week's news CBS keeps some public domain videos locked away in its vault though the status of the video seems clear but the situation may have been exaggerated, another proposal to re-write HTTP, consequences of Google's map, reduce patent, and US secretary of state's speech on censorship and the Chinese response. Following up this week OGD deadline came for which the first data sets were released and you can track progress to the next deadline and warrant-less wiretapping case is dismissed though EFF says it will appeal. More news and commentary, the alternate feed, and downloadable show notes available at http://thecommandline.net/. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

    Jan 24, 2010 Read more
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    TCLP 2010-01-20 Interview: Danny O'Brien on ACTA (Comment Line 240-949-2638)

    This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command ...

    This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. No listener feedback this week. Due to the length of the interview, there is also no new hacker word of the week this week. The feature this week is an interview with Danny O'Brien on ACTA. I was inspired to contact Danny after hearing him on FLOSS Weekly. In the course of the interview, we mention Michael Geist, Knowledge Ecology and Public Knowledge. Visit EFF to learn more about ACTA and the other issues on which Danny is working and take action at their action center. More news and commentary, the alternate feed, and downloadable show notes available at http://thecommandline.net/. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

    Jan 21, 2010 Read more
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    TCLP 2010-01-17 News (Comment Line 240-949-2638)

    This is news cast 203, an episode of The Command ...

    This is news cast 203, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro a quick overview on my convention schedule for this year. This week's security alert is just an in depth discussion of a concerning interview that revealed some internal privacy issues at Facebook. In this week's news I spend more time on Google's announcement that it is reviewing its operations in China. Wired has more details from an inside source. Glyn Moody suggests a reasonable hypothesis of why now. And Mac Slocum has a bevy of opinions at O'Reilly Radar. China has also already responded. The other stories this week are an essay on the benefit of viewing HTML source and its potentially endangered future and a new initiative that may ultimately allow users to build their own laptops. Following up this week a further refinement of the FLOSS license icons and the UK offers a compromise on the pirate catcher powers in the Digital Economy Bill. More news and commentary, the alternate feed, and downloadable show notes available at http://thecommandline.net/. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

    Jan 17, 2010 Read more
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    TCLP 2010-01-13 Inner Chapter: Accomplishment (Comment Line 240-949-2638)

    This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command ...

    This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, a quick recap of my experiences at World's Fair Use Day. I may share a longer blog post or podcast segment once I finally get a chance to sift through my notes. Listener feedback is from Philippe who mentions Xdebug and Philip who mentions Devel::NYTProf which just had a recent release. Both wrote in response to my Hacking 101 on speed and performance, specifically to my open question about profilers. Thanks for the leads. The hacker word of the week this week is Exploder. The feature this week is an Inner Chapter on accomplishment. More news and commentary, the alternate feed, and downloadable show notes available at http://thecommandline.net/. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

    Jan 14, 2010 Read more
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