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The Tek 0038: The Last Tek Before the End of the World

The world will be over soon. We have decided to live on. This week we talk a lot about the warrant-less wiretapping and surveillance. It seems there are a few good guys in the senate.

Here are the raw, unedited notes (as usual)

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Senate trying to sneak Warrantless Spying Bill into Congress:


Judge Oks Warrantless Cell-Site data in Landmark Privacy Case

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/12/warrantless-cell-site-data/

 

At least some Senators are Interested in Private Data Brokers

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/11/technology/senator-opens-investigation-of-data-brokers.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0

 

Want a robot dragonfly?

 

Google to do epic homepage for end of the world

 

Autoplay video Ads on FB

 

Germany orders FB to change real name policy and allow pseudonyms

 

Apple tells customer than the midwest is too humid for the iMac

 

84% of kickstarter projects miss their ship date:

 

Tech news/ Internet Culture/ Policy/ ETC.

 

Aussie ISP will not copyright cops for Hollywood

 

Data caps just a cash cow

 

Kodak Patents up for grabs

 

Moot laments the death of  internet culture

"Citizens generally assume our government is not spying on them," Merkley told U.S. News. "If they had any inkling of how this system really works, the details of which I cannot discuss, they would be profoundly appalled."

 

Bold added for emphasis.

 

This is was interesting

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/12/full-video-watch-eff%E2%80%99s-court-hearing-jewel-v-nsa

The government has been fighting to bury Jewel v. NSA  since it was filed in 2008, claiming that the NSA programhttps://www.eff.org/nsa-spying/how-it-works is too secret to be litigated. 

The video arguments there is somewhat interesting, but dry as a cracker.

http://www.uscourts.gov/Multimedia/Cameras/NorthernDistrictofCalifornia.aspx?video_uuid=tgd2h877&categoryId=48197

Something Interesting Is Happening We Predicted:

https://semiaccurate.com/2012/12/19/with-surface-tanking-microsoft-digs-faster/#.UNJHcnfhdIS

Slightly inflammatory article, but something to have fun with.

Microsoft annoyed OEMs by making hardware, and the OEMs are now touting Google solutions. 

 

Hardware

Nvidia Tegra 4 will be six times faster than Tegra 3

 

Science

Another Earth

 

Tornado Power Generator

 

Gaming

War Z Pulled from Steam

 

Gog sales

THQ says everything is on schedule

Humble Bundle 7

 

Gaming and Shootings... not related

 

Story: 
posted 1 year 3 months ago

posted 1 year 3 months ago

moot is just sad cause /b/ is full of cancer

posted 1 year 3 months ago

Logan, SHAVE

posted 1 year 3 months ago

What!? Are you unaware that there's just nothing better than a beard?

posted 1 year 3 months ago

All the effort he puts into growing a beard and you want him to shave it?!  You sir, are ungrateful.  I bet you can't even grow a beard!  Why else would one suggest that someone shave such a magnificent beard.

posted 1 year 3 months ago

LOGAN!!! "I REALLY COULD CARE LESS.."

You really COULDN'T care less, not could!!!!

 

Also, RIP Carl Sagan, Dec 20th, 1996.

posted 1 year 3 months ago

Logan, for the contest why not: Gamapalooza because everyday's a party when you're gaming!

 

posted 1 year 3 months ago

1 minute left... Tek is 35mins :(

posted 1 year 3 months ago

"Maybe they should stop trying to shoehorn these LCDs into an aluminum can" - I lol'd good call Wendell.

Seriously they have enough money to replace a few LCD screens ffs.

Imagine if Tau Ceti had two earth like planets both with life on them and they have found each other and have a thriving interplanetary economy.  Would be sweet.  Then humans get there try out the RKV by blowing them to pieces!

Did you guys see this? Good-guy-Ron Wyden introduced a bill to regulate data caps!  Lets watch the telco lobby shoot this down in 4.2 seconds flat.

posted 1 year 3 months ago

Great video Logan! Keep up the good work.

posted 1 year 3 months ago

Another epic video! Every morning when I log in to youtube and see a new Tek video I smile! You rock! 

posted 1 year 3 months ago

Zweihander is currently on the front page of electronic :)

posted 1 year 3 months ago

That word Innovation , it drives me insane! I think I havent heard it used correctly this entire year.

Apple uses it incorrectly a lot by calling improvement innovation, and people ridicule them for that. But those same people say things like "Patents hold back innovation". Just wait a minute? what ? Patents (saying this is my new idea and you cant use it) holds you back from inventing something completely new or different to what has been patented ? Not likely! . Patents can hold back your ability to improve exsisting technology and being able to sell that as a product but im pretty sure the patent holder would pay you a nice sum for your improvement ideas(if you patent them of corse).

Patents can work with improvement and if what you are doing is really innovation , there won't be an existing patent anyway.

Backing:

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/innovation

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/innovation

posted 1 year 3 months ago

anyone else think the robot dragonflies are going to be a big problem in new future? I could deffinetly see the police using the video feeds and if you have a criminal record they can just assign one of these to follow you around. are they seeling you a robot to spy on yourself?