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The Command Line

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 2013-07-08 Interview: Chris Miller on Technical Management (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 hacker word of the week this week. The feature this week is an interview with my friend and friend of the show, Chris Miller. We caught up after a our last discussion on career changes from a couple of years ago to chat about the experience, challenges and rewards of technical management. More news, commentary, and alternate feeds available at http://thecommandline.net/. View the detailed show notes online. You can grab the flac encoded audio from the Internet Archive. Share

    Jul 9, 2013 Read more
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    TCLP 2013-07-01 News (Comment Line 240-949-2638)

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    This is a news cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, a quick review of the first audio book from The Pragmatic Bookshelf. This week’s security alerts are understanding the security risks of HTML5 and food for thought on password complexity versus length. In this week’s news, a project helping people fix their devices which may also encourage 2nd adopters of maker principles, practical echo location using commodity computers and mics, nanoscopic storage using graphene for paper and electrons for ink, and machine learning without human training. Following up this week, Microsoft reverses on controversial Xbox One policies and Ouya sells out of several retailers on launch day. More news, commentary, and alternate feeds available at http://thecommandline.net/. View the detailed show notes online. You can also grab the flac encoded audio from the Internet Archive. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

    Jul 2, 2013 Read more
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    TCLP 2013-06-24 Interview: Dr. Pamela Gay (Comment Line 240-949-2638)

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    This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. There is no hacker word of the week this week. The feature this week is an interview with Dr. Pamela Gay, most recently of CosmoQuest. I invited her on to talk both about her adventures in crowd sourced citizen science and some of the technology focused aspects of her work. More news, commentary, and alternate feeds available at http://thecommandline.net/. View the detailed show notes online. You can grab the flac encoded audio from the Internet Archive.

    Jun 25, 2013 Read more
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    PRP 2013-06-18 Letter Arguing Against a Salary for the Executive

    This is a feature cast, an episode of Poor Richard’s ...

    This is a feature cast, an episode of Poor Richard’s Podcast. In this episode, as promised, I share a letter I submitted to the Great Philadelphia Convention stating my case for why our duly elective executive should not receive a salary. You can grab the flac encoded audio from the Internet Archive.

    Jun 19, 2013 Read more
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    TCLP 2013-06-10 News (Comment Line 240-949-2638)

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    This is a news cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro I mention Tweet the Debates and the Cosmoquest 24-hour Hangout. This week’s security alerts are how passwords files are cracked and proof of concept of malware injection by iOS charger. In this week’s news, a fair and sustainable smartphone, an innovative smart door lock, an incidental distributed supercomputer platform, and gesture recognition via WiFi. Following up this week, EFF launches campaign to bust latest podcast patent trolling and a W3C insider discusses the risks of the DRM proposal. More news, commentary, and alternate feeds available at http://thecommandline.net/. View the detailed show notes online. You can also grab the flac encoded audio from the Internet Archive. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

    Jun 11, 2013 Read more
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    TCLP 2013-06-03 Interview: Bruce Schneier on Technology and Power (Comment Line 240-949-2638)

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    This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. There is no hacker word of the week this week. The feature this week is an interview with Bruce Schneier. The catalyst for this conversation is a post on his blog that frames out some of the themes he has been considering for his next book. Among other things, we refer to Rebecca Mackinnon’s book and Kevin Kelly’s most recent book in the course of the conversation. More news, commentary, and alternate feeds available at http://thecommandline.net/. View the detailed show notes online. You can grab the flac encoded audio from the Internet Archive. Share

    Jun 4, 2013 Read more
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    TCLP 2013-05-28 News (Comment Line 240-949-2638)

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

    This is a news cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This week’s security alerts are Microsoft warning of Facebook hijacking browser extensions and an Android app that tattles on other misbehaving apps. In this week’s news, considering whether supercomputing has hit a wall, a heart warming story about video games and gender swapped mechanics, one-time pads reinvented to overcome one of their limitations, and the first demonstration of a practical approach to an attractive model for quantum computing. Following up this week, France’s three strikes agency may be ending even if the regime is likely to continue in a less problematic form and new Xbox won’t allow indie gamers to self publish. More news, commentary, and alternate feeds available at http://thecommandline.net/. View the detailed show notes online. You can also grab the flac encoded audio from the Internet Archive. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

    May 29, 2013 Read more
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    TCLP 2013-05-06 News (Comment Line 240-949-2638)

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

    This is a news cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, I note that Balticon is coming up again soon and discuss a project in which I’ve been invited to participate. This week’s security alerts are Twitter now has two factor authentication and understanding the empirical evidence around security and programming best practices. In this week’s news, an AI that solves Super Mario, an opinion about ending standardization of HTML, neuro-mimetic processors finally give traditional super computers some real competition, and re-creating the first web page on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of opening the web. Following up this week, CISPA dies in the Senate and amazing 3D browser game now available for play. More news, commentary, and alternate feeds available at http://thecommandline.net/. View the detailed show notes online. You can also grab the flac encoded audio from the Internet Archive. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

    May 7, 2013 Read more
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    TCLP 2013-04-22 Rant: The Unexamined Risk of HTML EME (Comment Line 240-949-2638)

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    This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. The hacker word of the week this week is fritterware. The feature this week is a rant digging into the risks of a proposal to the W3C for inclusion in the HTML standard, EME, which would bring DRM and all its problems to the core technology underpinning the web. More news, commentary, and alternate feeds available at http://thecommandline.net/. View the detailed show notes online. You can grab the flac encoded audio from the Internet Archive. Share

    Apr 23, 2013 Read more
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    TCLP 2013-04-16 News (Comment Line 240-949-2638)

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    This is a news cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, a couple of shout outs. First, friend of the podcast Ed Piskor has a new book coming out in the fall, Hip Hop Family Tree, the comics collected therein he has been syndicating freely thus far. Also an event series that may answer some of what I addressed in my NELF 2013 talk. This week’s security alerts are smashing your old phone may be the best way to destroy its data and researchers looking to replace passwords with passthoughts. In this week’s news, Mozilla and Epic port Unreal 3 engine to the browser, an interview with Alan Kay, Mozilla introduces an open API for mobile and web payments, and the hacker lifecycle. Following up this week, CISPA debate occurred behind closed doors and Project Gutenberg surpasses 25,000 book milestone. More news, commentary, and alternate feeds available at http://thecommandline.net/. View the detailed show notes online. You can also grab the flac encoded audio from the Internet Archive. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

    Apr 17, 2013 Read more
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