Tag Archive: internet

Feb 01

Episode 75: Red Envelope, Please!

On tonight’s show, Thaed joins us! Topics: Changes in technology requires cultural change. Data wants to be free, but should it be? Bill Nye vs Ken Ham debate Churba’s Thing: Porn 101 Nelson’s Things: AText and Mondo2000 Victor’s Thing: Thing of the Day!

Nov 01

Episode 72 – Scott Johnson for President, Ro for Hulk

Tonight we had Ro, Scott Johnson, Nelson, and Churba! Topics: Let’s discuss the Shutdown of the United States Government! Is it ethical to edit your own Wikipedia account? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conflict-of-interest_editing_on_Wikipedia http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20120124/12113517528/making-case-pr-pros-editing-wikipedia.shtml http://www.quora.com/Wikipedia/Is-it-ethical-to-edit-a-wikipedia-page-that-is-about-yourself-or-a-group-event-you-are-affiliated-with Sepukku by legal potentia: Encryption and Privacy services throwing themselves on their swords to keep the NSA from getting to them. http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2013/10/cryptoseal-vpn-shuts-down-rather-than-risk-nsa-demands-for-crypto-keys/ Ro’s Thing: …

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Apr 27

Episode 66 – Jason won’t defend CNN

Tonight’s guest: Jason Hawk of ATW9K, Scott Johnson, and Nelson That’s right, Nelson, you’ve been on the show enough times that we don’t need to put your last name.   Topics: How news covers tragic events: In today’s world of the 24 hour news cycle and to the minute reporting, when tragedy strikes, news organizations jump to …

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Feb 23

Episode 64 – Churba’s Aunt is The Undertaker

Tonight, we have Ro from the Atomic Trivia War 9000 podcast, as well as Churba and Nelson! Topic: Google Glass! http://www.google.com/glass/start/   Future bill may prevent Municipal internet http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/02/georgia-bill-no-muni-broadband-in-areas-with-at-least-1-5mbps-service/ Comcast will own NBC/Universal outright soon. http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/02/comcast-acquires-full-ownership-of-nbcuniversal-ahead-of-schedule/ Also, Dennou Coil.

Jan 26

Episode 63 – “Happy Brithday, Nelson!”

It’s a skeleton crew on tonight’s Friday Night Party Line with only Churba, Nelson, and Victor. Topics: Google doesn’t like passwords and neither should you. It’s a world of things and now Nokia says “make your own!” Creepy airport scanners are going away… for now. Civilian(-ish) use of drones.

Nov 30

Episode 61 – “Just a Bunch of Turkeys”

Tonight we’ve got on the line Adam, Churba, Nelson (who was a bit late to the party), and special guests Scott Johnson and Thaed! Topics: Obama wins the election Marijuana legalized in several states for recreational use. Israel and Gaza are at it again. (Peace anthem for Palestine) YouTube, The Internet, and Radio. For US panelists, …

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Nov 02

Episode 60 – Dun Dun Duuuuuun!

Tonight on the show: Adam, Nathan, Churba, and Victor! Topics: Journalistic Integrity: How one man with an audience can ruin another’s life. (Related Article) The Internet and Politics: Is social media the new political weather vane? Windows 8 and other things. Related Reading: Orly Taitz “The Newsroom” Plugs: Instacast/Downcast Winamp for Android X-COM Happy Wars Adam’s …

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Aug 31

Episode 58 – With great power comes… Oh god what is that?!

Tonight on Friday Night Party Line, Jason Gauci rejoins us (Churba, Nelson, myself) to discuss: The awesomeness of the MSL Curiosity Anti-nuclear sentiment in Japan and how fans might be dooming their franchises of choice through pornography. Plugs: PBS Idea Channel Woodchuck Hard Ciders Barrel New York Mr. Headphones Video of the show!

Jul 27

Episode 57 – Vaguely Ikea

A fantastic episode this month! We had Adam, Rym, Churba, Nelson, and Timo the Physicist! Topics: The possible discovery of the Higgs Boson. Amazon aiming for same day delivery and how it would affect local economies. http://www.slate.com/articles/business/small_business/2012/07/amazon_same_day_delivery_how_the_e_commerce_giant_will_destroy_local_retail_.html How important is aesthetic in products? What makes for good aesthetic? And should aesthetic rule over functionality?   …

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Dec 30

Episode 50 – Bah Humbug

Tonight on Friday Night Party Line…Luke Burrage doesn’t care, Scott Johnson’s walls are held up with spackle, Churba preserves his artistic integrity, and Timo reinvents the Microwave. Topics: “Congress authorizes Pentagon to wage Internet war” Note: The headline says they’ve authorized it, but they actually haven’t yet. The Aura of Art Philosopher Walter Benjamin, in his …

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