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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 2013-05-06 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)

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

    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)

    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, 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