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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 2012-09-17 News (Comment Line 240-949-2638)

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    This is a news cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. I wanted to share some further reflections from friends of mine for anyone who enjoyed the discussion of Valerie Aurora’s post in the last news cast. The first is from Quinn Norton, the second from Dr. Pamela Gay. I also wanted to let folks know that the next podcast is not likely to hit the feeds until October 8th due to upcoming travel. Stay tuned to the site and my social network feeds for news of anything I manage to pull together before then. Next week I will be in Cambridge, MA and the week after I return to Brussels, Belgium. This week’s security alerts are an NFC token for Android smartphones and hiding a phish site in just a link. In this week’s news, discovering and understanding the “anternet”, six home truths about rock star developers, 1 million Apple UDID’s leaked by hacker group though claimed source and Apple deny involvement, and asking whether robots should get rights. Following up this week interactive cubes get touch screen and Mozilla retires Firefox Home app for iOS. 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.

    Sep 18, 2012 Read more
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    TCLP 2012-09-03 The Value of Privacy (Comment Line 240-949-2638)

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    This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro I thank Donnie for his very generous donation. He has also claimed the last custom nerd merit badge begging the question of what next; order more right now, order more on the next badge would be claimed, or explore a new premium to offer sustaining donors. There is no listener feedback this episode. The hacker word of the week this week is fortune cookie. The feature this week is a rant about the unconsidered and unexpressed value of privacy. In it I mention the arguably well known quote from MetaFilter about users and free services, Ars Technica’s experiments with the apparently free content model, an op-ed I co-wrote about the lack of full privacy control for users, and Facebook’s intentional monkeying with confusing user privacy controls. 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. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

    Sep 3, 2012 Read more
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    TCLP 2012-08-27 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, sharing the news that MC Frontalot will be playing the wrap party at Ohio Linux Fest and dedicating a few moments of silence to the memory of Neil Armstrong. This week’s security alerts are mind-control gaming device found to leak partial private info and looking at the security of built-in password managers in the most popular browsers. In this week’s news, new statistical method for sharing private data in bulk while keeping it safe, examining whether sexual harassment is part of hacker culture, creating truly random numbers faster than before, and Google is building a privacy red team. Following up this week project to turn classical scores into copyright-free recordings is complete and the verdict is in on the Apple-Samsung suit and it has already been appealed, possibly with substantial procedural grounds. 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.

    Aug 28, 2012 Read more
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    TCLP 2012-08-13 Interview: Kevin O'Brien about Ohio Linux Fest 2012 (Comment Line 240-949-2638)

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    This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro I thank Michael E. for his very generous donation, the amount for which was inspired by Gematria. Listener feedback this week is from Kevin, Chris and Samuel all in response to my feature on upgrading Android. The alternate OS install Chris mentions can be found here. The hacker word of the week this week is forked. The feature this week is an interview with Kevin O’Brien, one of the organizers behind the Ohio Linux Fest. We talked specifically about this year’s event as well as the fest in general. The various folks we mentioned include Beth Lynn Eicher, Jon “maddog” Hall, Scott Merrill, Door to Door Geek, Mel Chua, Doug McIlroy, and Jonathan Nadeau. 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. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

    Aug 14, 2012 Read more
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    TCLP 2012-08-06 News (Comment Line 240-949-2638)

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    This is a news cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This week’s security alerts are a new Android app scans for system vulnerabilities and new tool from Moxie Marlinspike cracks certain kinds of crypto passwords. In this week’s news, 3D printing technology could let you print pharmaceuticals at home, Google opens code for programming interactive experiences in physical spaces, information overload from the 19th century, and software helps print action figures from video games. Following up this week a leaked content industry report admits SOPA ineffective and a new patent law that holds some hope of computer specific reform. 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.

    Aug 7, 2012 Read more
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    TCLP 2012-07-30 Upgrading Android (Comment Line 240-949-2638)

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    This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro I note that the registration for Ohio Linux Fest is now open, with an experiment in new ways for enthusiasts to support the event. Listener feedback this week is from Hank who recommended/reminded me of tiny tiny rss and Ken who has a Hacker Public Radio on his feed reading alternative to Google Reader, both in response to my discussion about my podcast production process. Rob sent along his notes from HOPE9 in response to my call for reports from listeners who made it to that event. There is no new hacker word of the week this week. The feature this week is a my experiences upgrading to a couple of new Android devices, after a less than stellar start with this mobile platform. 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. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

    Jul 31, 2012 Read more
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    TCLP 2012-07-23 News (Comment Line 240-949-2638)

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    This is a news cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This week’s security alerts are a crowd sourced platform for malware analysis and storing a thirty character random password in your brain’s unconscious memory. In this week’s news, the immensely exciting $99 Android game console and the amazing support it has already gathered, a modest open source license project gathers a lot of interest, a filmmaker aims to live his life using only open source for one year, and YouTube announced a facial blurring capability, one Google is claiming is as un-reversible as they can make it. Following up this week Stephenson’s sword fighting game is fully funded and Linux developers working on the UEFI Secure Boot problem. 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 24, 2012 Read more
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    TCLP 2012-07-17 Predictions from the 80s (Comment Line 240-949-2638)

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    This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. Apologies, again, for the delay. Hopefully the reasons for my late return home last night will be discussed on a future episode of my other podcast, the Living Proof brew cast. There is no new hacker word of the week this week. The feature this week is a discussion of two books from the 1980s that both made some interesting predictions, some of which held up, others which did not, and the value the resides in them regardless of their accuracy. The first is “Islands in the Net” by Bruce Sterling, the other “Cyberbooks“, by Ben Bova. 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. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

    Jul 18, 2012 Read more
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    TCLP 2012-07-10 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 to events of note, HOPE Number 9 which is at the end of this week and Ohio Linux Fest going on in a few months, in September. This week’s security alerts are the end of Flash support on Linux and John the Ripper now able to crack applications and networks in addition to OSes and better able to use your GPU to do so faster. In this week’s news, infinite capacity vortex beam carries 2.5 terabits per second, genetically evolved semiconductors, another call to build an open Twitter work-alike, and how open hardware is driving the 3D printing revolution. Following up this week details of the UK piracy monitoring plan made public including who bears the cost and what next after defeating ACTA in the EU. 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 11, 2012 Read more
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    TCLP 2012-06-25 My Podcast Production Process (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 fork bomb. The feature this week is an explanation of my production process and tools for the podcast. I mentioned the FLOSS manual for Ardour, the github project containing my encoding and feed management scripts and the mp4v2 library. 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. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

    Jun 26, 2012 Read more
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