This week's episode is somewhat light but, then again, we did some technical experimentation. See below:
The traditional audio episode is still posted, too.
10 years ago today BBCWS dropped SW to N America
China Radio International now on your local AM station
Former Bulgarian foreign minister calls for 'EU WiFi paradise
Web censorship moves West: While few may object to blocking access to child pornography, online restrictions set dangerous precedent.
4:35 minutes (5.24 MB)
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This week's somewhat late episode talks about Internet security and contains a draft resolution that somebody could propose at ALA Annual.
Anonymous and LulzSec team up for Operation Anti-Security
InSecurity Complex: LulzSec, Anonymous announce hacking campaign
Ars Technica: LulzSec manifesto: "We screw each other over for a jolt of satisfaction"
ALA Office of Intellectual Freedom
Channel 4 News: UK teacher suicide rate rises by 80 per cent
Wizbang: Mesh Internet To Defeat Government Repression
Public Diplomacy Council: Reciprocity and radio: The winners are ...
eWeek: U.S. Funds Projects to Bypass Internet Censorship, Government Control
New York Times: U.S. Underwrites Internet Detour Around Censors
Reuters: Secret U.S. effort aims to help dissidents: report
Coyle's InFormation: Opportunity knocks
PDF file of Organization of American Historians guidelines for adjunct faculty
Foreign Policy: Shadow Internet command center revealed (Photo)
The Software Freedom Conservancy
10:17 minutes (7.07 MB)
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This week's episode is brief due to cascading countervailing requirements.
5:53 minutes (2.36 MB)
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This week's episode contains a rather large news review. There wasn't a major connecting thread to the news this week outside the shutdown-that-was-not. Since that fizzled we look at the scattered news bits that deserve consideration.
Last minute tax filing tips (MP3)
Groklaw on shutting down
Ann Althouse on a tax base challenge
Ars Technica on the first step being taken towards passing House Joint Resolution 37 to kill net neutrality regulations
The Register on that procedural step HJR 37 underwent
Reuters reporting HJR 37 passing the House, moving on for Senate action
Michael Geist on the Conservative Party of Canada's digital economy platform
The Librarian in Black against DRM
The folks at Defective By Design proposing a Librarians Against DRM group
The Free Software Foundation, the parent organization of Defective by Design
Gawker: Twitter regresses to infancy
Dave Winer's screenshot of Twitter backsliding
Reuters on the failure at Twitter
PCMag Digital Network on the failure at Twitter
The Register on MMS being the new killer app in the mobile space
DIY server software for interacting with patrons via SMS #1
DIY server software for interacting with patrons via SMS #2
DIY server software for interacting with patrons via SMS #3
Library of Congress Public Affairs on Deanna Marcum being selected for the Melvil Dewey medal
Ars Technica on bandwidth caps around the world
Deutsche Welle on publishing translations of German works in the US
Library of Congress Public Affairs on new entries to the National Recording Registry
Radio Netherlands Worldwide's Media Network blog on Google's attempt to reorganize YouTube to compete with broadcast television
Russian internal security agency comes out against Skype
Russian internal security agency comes out against Hotmail
Reuters on the Russian Federal Security Service complaining about web-based off-shore e-mail providers
Deutsche Welle on the Berlin prostitute engaging in the trade of negotiable affections to pay for her PhD studies
Amy Buckland referencing the new McMaster University librarian's view that PhDs with non-LIS skill sets may be the future of libraries
11:37 minutes (4.66 MB)
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From this week's script:
To you, dear listeners, this has some impact. The first is that any read counts on the site for any particular post should be regarded as utterly fictitious. The second is that you really should be using the FeedBurner target for the podcast rather than subscribing directly to the LISNews PHP-generated feed. The third is that our presence in the iTunes Music Store is a bit off-kilter for now and the downloading of individual episodes through that source is not recommended.
That whole discussion of the weirdness on LISNews over the past week as well as an expansive news round-up can be found in this week's episode.
LISNews Netcast Network on gpodder.net
An example of illegal narcotics becoming a cash crop
Associated Press on current economic woes
Deutsche Welle on gender imbalance in Wikipedia editor stats
Monty The Dog
Greenstone 2.84 released
Ann Althouse on the New York Times paywall
Teleread on per capita distribution of ebook reading
Ars Technica on Google's +1 vote up search ranking system
CNET's Caroline McCarthy on Google's +1 vote up search ranking system
Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals on their awards nominees in the realm of children's books
Evan Prodromou on the launch of Freelish.us
Ars Technica on data caps becoming a problem in Canada for Netflix
Ars Technica on the reduction in wireline broadband bandwidth caps that resulted in Netflix problems
John C. Dvorak on the Internet being the new opiate of the masses
9:17 minutes (8.5 MB)
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Like many technologists, I may have had some vague notion that librarians had something to contribute to discussions about information and metadata and standards and access, but my concept of what librarians did and what they knew probably had more to do with stereotypes and anecdote than on an understanding of reality. Which is a shame. Although in the last few years I think we’ve done a really good job of making clearer connections between libraries and technology, I don’t think anyone is surprised when librarians are omitted from discussions about and between prominent technologists, such as the one facilitated by the Setup. (Note: by “librarians” I mean anyone who works in, with, or for libraries. Hat tip to Eli Neiburger for saying what I’d been thinking, only less clearly, for some time before he said those words out loud.)
Due to circumstance beyond our control and by decision of the Air Staff of Erie Looking Productions, episode #125 of LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast shall be delayed in its release until 2130 Eastern Time on October 18th. To convert this to your own local time, please consult TimeAndDate.com at this link: http://timeanddate.com/s/1v87
We apologize for any inconvenience caused hereby.
This week's program brings a zeitgeist update and a miscellany of news items.
TechCrunch on the death of cuil
The Register on Internet Explorer 9 not being fully usable on Windows XP
Download center for Opera web browser
Home page for the Arora browser
The MP3-Enabled Radio That May Supplant Playaway Devices
VOA News on the Lifeplayer
Jessamyn West says goodbye to Bloglines
Robert Scoble on the decline of reading RSS feeds
Dave Winer on Rebooting RSS
Dave Winer on RSS Architecture
MozillaZine Knowledge Base on "Saved Search" Folders in Thunderbird
Carrier Pigeon versus Rural Broadband
BT Against The Carrier Pigeon
The VLink Project at the University of Waterloo
Dog park lit by dog poop
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Strangely enough, this week's episode features appearances from all the air staff. We have an essay about practical electioneering with the New Jersey situation in mind that Andy Woodworth has written about. We also feature readings of a "DJ Read Script" that libraries can give to local radio stations to help keep the fire alive from National Library Week. An interview with the leader of Ubuntu Ohio is also presented as the Lucid Lynx release is discussed.
A production hiatus for LISTen is also announced. The target return date for the program is August 23rd. Special episodes will still be released as required, though. Advance warning of special episodes will be posted to the LISNews feed on Identica.
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Ubuntu Ohio team
Lucid Lynx release notes
Ashtabula County Board of Elections, where you can learn about the ballot issues referenced
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