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This week's second episode of LISTen presents a more general news miscellany of stories.
USA Today: Make mental health reporting mandatory
National Review Online: Make mental health reporting mandatory
National Review Online: The Madness Lobby
Dr. Helen Smith: The Loughner Case
Deutsche Welle: Sarkozy versus The Net
La Quadrature du Net
The Register: The Right To Be Forgotten
BBC News: South African retailer Massmart selling controlling stake to Wal-Mart
National Review Online: Bankruptcy possibilities
USA Today: Public pensions crushing states
The Detroit News: Classes at the high school level in Detroit may well inflate to 62 students per classroom.
Library Journal: California Governor Jerry Brown zeroes out library funding
Sun News/Cleveland.com: Libraries Feel Budget Cuts Trending
MSNBC: Postal rate hikes coming
USPS PDF file: New "library mail" rates come April
Ars Technica: Radio delivered for Haiti -- Read More
This week's episode contains a replay of the most recent episode of TVO's program Search Engine about the censorship situation in Tunisia. We follow up last Tuesday's release of Search Engine by bringing the story up to date with events that happened since.
Another episode of LISTen will be released late Tuesday night/early Wednesday overnight with content that is more traditional.
The episode of Search Engine being replayed
Ars Technica on Twitter vs. Tunisia
Committee to Protect Journalists on Tunisian Censorship
BBC News reporting on Tunisian censorship...in 2005...
The Voice of America on the Tunisia situation
Story by Aidan Lewis on BBC News about the situation in Tunisia
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation news on the ex-President of Tunisia fleeing to Saudi Arabia
France24 on the possibility of more incidents like this
18:12 minutes (7.29 MB)
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This week's tardy podcast brings discussion of the upgrade to the LISNews back-end and a news miscellany.
As referenced in the episode, your podcatcher should be pointed at the following target to best receive the program in case we have to switch to any backup systems through the technical wizardry of variable endpoints:
The Register on the net neutrality debate at CES 2011
Larry Downes on the net neutrality debate at CES 2011
Nate Anderson of Ars Technica on a short-coming to the net neutrality order
Wikipedia on FidoNet
Wikipedia on UUCP
LockerGnome on Internet Alternatives
Megan McCardle on Borders
The Register on Overwhelming Smut Online in Australia
Due to circumstances beyond our control, podcast payloads have been temporarily disabled. From a suitably equipped Macintosh or Linux computer bearing the curl package, the following command will download the audio of LISTen #135 for you:
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A duplicate of the episode audio is being hosted on Ubuntu One temporarily during this period of transition for the back-end to LISNews.
The simplest description to this week's episode: "WARNING. This program will contain material deemed unacceptable and explicit by some listeners. We apologize to the more sensitive members of the audience and note that listener discretion is advised."
Changes at Disruptive Library Technology Jester
First Amendment versus Net Neutrality: Can It Shield ISPs?
Legal Insurrection -- WikiLeaks endangering Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai
The Atlantic -- WikiLeaks endangering Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai
SoftLayer versus WikiLeaks
Terms of Service supplanting general law
This week's episode contains a zeitgeist update, a book review, and a discussion of the latest by the FCC on net neutrality. Musical numbers under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike licenses are aired in lieu of public service announcements this week.
Ars Technica on Net Neutrality #1
Ars Technica on Net Neutrality #2
Ars Technica on Net Neutrality #3
The Register on Net Neutrality
eWeek on Net Neutrality
Michelle Malkin on Net Neutrality, claiming that Internet access is not a civil right
Huffington Post on Net Neutrality #1
Huffington Post on Net Neutrality #2
The Office of the Federal Register on the Congressional Review Act
Politico looking at the Congressional Review Act's possible use against the net neutrality order
Washington Examiner: Senator DeMint versus the FCC
Ars Technica: "Republicans on new FCC net neutrality rules: kill!"
Slate: "If the FCC Had Regulated the Internet -- A counterfactual history of cyberspace."
Fox News: "Republicans Aim to Block FCC's New Internet Rules Before They Go Into Effect"
News Telegram: "FCC amok"
15:07 minutes (6.06 MB)
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Erie Looking Productions regrets to inform you that, like the cat named Shadow pictured above, we need some rest. The current run-up to Christmas has created operational difficulties that prevent us from presenting LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast and The Burning Circle on December 20th.
We plan to return on December 27th. Thank you for your patience and consideration.
There is no news miscellany this week. We take a look instead in further depth at the zeitgeist on-site.
The mainstream media is depressing us pretty badly as all they seem to talk about in libraries are these few topics: retirements, deaths, and budget cuts. That also cuts into things we can talk about. With an effectively non-existent budget, we don't have the capacity of an organization like Reuters or Agence France-Press to do original reporting. The Air Staff chose in this episode to make a call for materials submissions for potential airing. Audio cassettes, reel-to-reel tapes, and audio CDs would be acceptable while microcassettes and DAT cassettes would not be. The episode audio has more details but for the avoidance of doubt the mailing address stipulated is:
Erie Looking Productions
P.O. Box 1658
Ashtabula, OH 44005
United States of America
The social networking tool poll
A key line this week:
"Content remains content regardless of the form it is fixed in."
You'll hear more in this week's episode.
Yahoo News bringing word on WikiLeaks
John Perry Barlow on the first infowar
John Perry Barlow equating Julian Assange with Salman Rushdie
How to nuke your Amazon account
WikiLeaks moving to Elastic Compute Cloud
Wikileaks getting kicked off the Elastic Compute Cloud
Dave Winer on WikiLeaks
Reporters Without Borders on WikiLeaks
Julian Assange And The Potential Case of a Very Nasty Assassination
Related links to materials posted since the recording session concluded:
WikiLeaks releases US listing of critical infrastructure across the planet
RedState.com: Wikileaks now comic-opera Bond Villian group.
The Guardian: WikiLeaks cables claim al-Jazeera changed coverage to suit Qatari foreign policy
Meitar Moscovitz on running a cablegate mirror
Twitter versus WikiLeaks
This week's episode brings some quick hits and references WikiLeaks.
Open Network Libraries project in New Zealand
Reuters on the new WikiLeaks dump
BBC News on the new WikiLeaks dump
Australian Broadcasting Corporation news on the new WikiLeaks dump
Voice of Russia on the new WikiLeaks dump
Archives.gov with a quick overview of the infamous Zimmerman Telegram which helped draw the United States into World War I