BotCast #2 – Mayday! Mayday!

time October 17th by Botrax

BotCast #2, 16 octobre 2006. La deuxième aventure à faire du netcast! J’ai des tounes de Ummite pour les 3 prochains netcast, et des “Online Gaming Tech Support Requests” pour la prochaine vingtaine de casts. Ce sont des requêtes idiotes de support technique venant des joueurs de MMO, et les réponses cocasses des techniciens. J’ai finalement compris ce qui ne ve pas avec le micro et on m’entend mieux dans le deuxième segment et la qualité va être meilleure à partir du BotCast #3.

Show Notes
Break:
Ummite, Fait la pleurer, il est trop bon.
OutTro: Witan (auteur inconnu), Facts1.poorversion du demo Facts of Life, 1992

Remerciements: www.Simple-Net.ca , SuperWong et les petits mélanges à Tante Gertrude.


Download: BotCast-0002.mp3 Stream MP3 & ODEO: BotCast-0002.pls

 

https://www.botcast.net/botcast-2-mayday-mayday/

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INTRO
The internet is a series of tubes through witch congressmen can reach out
and fondle teenagers.

-Talk about the intro (why it will be the only of this version) fact1 poor
version
   special tip to the tune that will play at the end of the show
-Remerciements:    Lastcall pour faire un peu de promo pour mon netcast et
me donner des hot tips pour produire un meilleur cast.

       Last fait pu de casts, alors je prends la relève
   Bingo Master pour avoir mis sur son site le RSS de Le Devoir… parce que
je ne l’ai pas trouvé sur le site de Le Devoir.

-Félécitations MasterSex pour ton nouveau baby, Thierry. Pas fait avant…
viré zombie.
-Now on Odeo
-Now on iTunes, News & Politics “Le Botcast with Cheese”

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FIRST SEGMENT

-Podcasts are cool, c’es pas du professionel en canne
-Audacity audio editor…. attroce…. interface impossible, crashed premier
essai
-4 channel MODs on Amiga. The challenge or using 4 channels
   They are editable, unlike MP3
-BotCast sur iTunes maintenant. iTunes does not install on desktop (Klite),
have to create iTunes account to submit a podcast and use iTunes to submit,
even if nothing is charged on credit card

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OUTTRO
Tune:                 Facts1.poorversion
Artist:             4-mat?
Year:                 1992
From demo:     Facts of Life, The Party 1992, 1st place
Duration:         6:42
Type:                 MOD
Channels:            4
Samples:         25
Size:             346k
Patterns:     52,42 ,  different

Details:           Dance part of demo was just memory page flips, sort of
stop motion

Why:              First demo ever saw

> J’ai répondu ca a un gars qui voulait que son XP soit remboursé
> parce-qu’il est mort quand le courant chez lui à été coupé

> ———–
> Concerning your petition, us tech support are not responsible for

bacterial
and

> viral infections, epidemics, electrical failures, fires, explosions,
and
> events out of our control; natural events not preventable by any human
> agency, such as flood, storms, lightning, tornadoes, earthquakes,
> volcanoes, tsunamis, forces of nature that no one has control over
and/or
> any disaster referred to as an “Act of God”; and therefore cannot be
held
> accountable.
> ———–

 Trade unions take issue with “iPod City” report
<http://www.engadget.com/2006/08/22/trade-unions-take-issue-with-ipod-…>

Filed under: Portable Audio<http://www.engadget.com/category/portableaudio/>,
Portable Video <http://www.engadget.com/category/portablevideo/>
 <http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/5262110.stm>

So even though Apple’s<http://www.engadget.com/2006/06/14/apple-promises-to-investigate-ipod…>
investigation<http://www.engadget.com/2006/06/30/apple-ipod-city-investigation-stil…>of
the Chinese manufacturing plant that’s come to be known as “iPod
City<http://www.engadget.com/2006/06/13/chinese-workers-reportedly-toil-in…>”
found no egregious
violations<http://www.engadget.com/2006/08/18/apple-completes-ipod-city-investig…>in
the working conditions (except for, you know, the long
hours<http://www.engadget.com/2006/06/26/ipod-city-admits-labor-law-violati…>,
military-like punishments, and not exactly “Cribs”-style living
arrangements), at least one major trade union conglomerate isn’t all that
happy with its conclusions. Speaking to BBC News, the director of human and
trade union rights at the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions,
Janek Kuczkiewicz, noted that his

 Why are manhole covers round? What if you get that in a job interview?
<http://digg.com/programming/Why_are_manhole_covers_round_What_if_you_…>The
question of why manhole covers are typically round, at least in the U.S.,
was made notorious by Microsoft, who began asking it as a job-interview
question. Originally meant as a psychological assessment of how one
approaches a question with more than one “right” answer, the problem exerts
a strange fascination on people.

URL: http://digg.com/programming/Why_are_manhole_covers_round_What_if_you_…

11 Septembre la BD
A279; http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20060823/CPARTS02/608230718/1017/CP…

 Lebanon’s month-old oil slick sinks down to blanket Mediterranean marine
life <http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/>A scuba diver’s video made public
by Greenpeace graphically detailed some of the environmental destruction a
month after an oil spill unleashed by Israeli bombardment began sinking –
blanketing marine life with a tar-like sludge in what experts from the
United Nations and elsewhere have called Lebanon’s worst-ever environmental
disaster.The UN has said the spill could take as long as a year to clean up
and cost $70 million Cdn.

URL: http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/

 MSN Messenger Adds One-Click Sex Offender Report Button.
<http://digg.com/security/MSN_Messenger_Adds_One_Click_Sex_Offender_Re…>Young
people using Windows Live Messenger or MSN Messenger to chat online with
friends can now make a report to police with one click if they are concerned
their online ‘buddy’ is a sex offender.

URL: http://digg.com/security/MSN_Messenger_Adds_One_Click_Sex_Offender_Re…

 Qantas to Dell owners: Reveal
thyselves!<http://www.engadget.com/2006/08/23/qantas-to-dell-owners-reveal-thyse…>

Filed under: Laptops <http://www.engadget.com/category/laptops/>,
Transportation <http://www.engadget.com/category/transportation/>

<http://www.smh.com.au/news/biztech/safety-first-for-carryon-dells/200…>

We know that people are unfairly discriminated against everyday for any
number of reasons — their ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, and even
weight — but a new policy recently enacted by Australia’s Qantas airline
seems to be the first time in history that folks are being singled out
because of the brand of laptop they choose to sport. Due to the recent spate
of flaming <http://www.engadget.com/2006/06/22/dude-your-dell-is-on-fire/>
Dell <http://www.engadget.com/2006/07/28/another-dell-laptop-ignites/>
notebooks<http://www.engadget.com/2006/07/31/dell-laptop-number-3-explodes/>and
the subsequent, unprecedented battery
recall<http://www.engadget.com/2006/08/14/dell-recalls-4-1-million-batteries/>,
new Qantas regulations make it clear that no Dell laptops — not even those
unaffected by the recall — are allowed to contain batteries while on the
plane; at one point Qantas even reportedly took the unusual step of
requiring Dell-t

 30 USB port-powered
“BBQ”<http://www.engadget.com/2006/08/23/30-usb-port-powered-bbq/>

Filed under: Misc. Gadgets <http://www.engadget.com/category/gadgets/>

<http://www.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fxe.bz%2Faho%2F24%2F&la…>
Ok, so it’s really more of a hotplate than a
Barbeque<http://www.engadget.com/search/?q=bbq>,
but for sheer excessiveness and
USB-ness<http://www.engadget.com/search/?q=%22usb-powered%22>this DIY
project from Kaizo Aho Ichidai cannot be denied. After not
surprisingly failing to get enough juice from a single 500mw USB port to fry
an egg, Kaizo went all out and dropped six USB expansion cards into his PC,
giving him a ridiculous total of 30 USB ports, all of which got re-wired to
a modified USB cup warmer. In no time he had a hot, albeit small meal, and
as far as well can tell, a still-working computer. Needless to say, this is
one project we don’t recommend trying at home, unless you’ve already managed
to build a USB-powered fire extinguisher.

[Via Dottocomu <http://www.dottocomu.com/b/archives/003171.html>] Re
<http://www.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fxe.bz%2Faho%2F24%2F&la…>

 Cellules souches: sauver les
embryons<http://www.ledevoir.com/2006/08/24/116573.html>New
York — Une entreprise américaine spécialisée dans les biotechnologies
annonce avoir développé une technique permettant de créer des cellules
souches tout en évitant la destruction des embryons d’origine, qui
provoquait une forte opposition morale et politique à la recherche sur les
cellules souches. «Cela va rendre plus difficile de s’opposer à ces
recherches», a affirmé Robert Lanza, de l’entreprise californienne Advanced
Cell Technology, qui présentait sa technique hier sur le site Internet de la
revue britannique Nature. Suite<http://www.ledevoir.com/2006/08/24/116573.html>

URL: http://www.ledevoir.com/2006/08/24/116573.html

 Un projet de l’ETS menace deux maisons
historiques<http://www.ledevoir.com/2006/08/24/116574.html>L’École
de technologie supérieure (ETS) veut ériger des résidences universitaires en
démolissant au passage deux petites maisons en bois qui datent du début du
XIXe siècle. Les examens préliminaires de spécialistes du patrimoine
laissent penser qu’il s’agit de rares survivantes immobilières de la période
des faubourgs de Montréal, selon les informations obtenues par Le Devoir. La
plus vieille des deux maisons, au 1230 de la rue Notre-Dame Ouest, daterait
des années 1810 et aurait même servi d’auberge et de relais de poste. Suite
du texte réservée aux abonnés<http://www.ledevoir.com/2006/08/24/116574.html>

URL: http://www.ledevoir.com/2006/08/24/116574.html

 Lac Devils: la plainte des écologistes est
rejetée<http://www.ledevoir.com/2006/08/24/116570.html>La
Commission de coopération environnementale (CCE), qui gère le traité
subsidiaire à celui de l’ALENA, a rejeté hier la plainte des nombreux
groupes canadiens qui se sont plaints de la dérivation des eaux polluées du
lac Devils, dans le Dakota du Nord, vers la rivière Sheyenne, qui se jette
du côté canadien dans les eaux de la rivière Rouge, puis dans le lac
Winnipeg et la baie d’Hudson. Suite du texte réservée aux
abonnés<http://www.ledevoir.com/2006/08/24/116570.html>

URL: http://www.ledevoir.com/2006/08/24/116570.html

 Wrzesnewskyj démissionne de son
poste<http://www.ledevoir.com/2006/08/24/116583.html>Vancouver
— Le porte-parole adjoint en matière d’affaires étrangères du Parti libéral
du Canada (PLC), le député Borys Wrzesnewskyj, a démissionné de son poste
hier à la suite de ses propos controversés au sujet du Hezbollah, qui figure
sur la liste canadienne des organisations terroristes.
Suite<http://www.ledevoir.com/2006/08/24/116583.html>

URL: http://www.ledevoir.com/2006/08/24/116583.html

Plusieurs membres influents de la communauté juive, dont Gerard Schwartz et
Heather Reisman, ont désavoué le parti en raison de ce qu’ils ont perçu
comme étant un manque d’appui envers l’offensive israélienne contre les
milices du Hezbollah au Liban.

 http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20061006/CPACTUALITES/610060770

Le problème c’est pas qu’ils ont arrêté le gars parce qu’il avait des armes
« prohibées » mais qu’ils l’ont fait parce que le gars s’exprimait sur un
site web…

      <http://www.cyberpresse.ca/apps/pbcs.dll/frontpage>
<http://www.cyberpresse.ca/apps/pbcs.dll/section?Category=CPACTUALITES>

<http://oams.cyberpresse.ca/apps/adx.dll/href/CP001/PBANH/CPACTUALITES…>

 Un <http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20061006/CPACTUALITES/610061364>
 ****
    <http://www.google.com/>

  <http://www.cyberpresse.ca/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061006/CPACTUA…>
<http://www.cyberpresse.ca/apps/pbcs.dll/art_tips?Date=20061006&Catego…>
<http://oams.cyberpresse.ca/apps/adx.dll/href/CP001/PSKY/CPACTUALITES/…>

 http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2006/10/05/fbi-border.html

U.S. investigations on Canadian soil done within the law: Day
Last Updated: Thursday, October 5, 2006 | 8:12 AM ET
CBC News
Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day acknowledged Thursday that U.S. agents
conduct investigations in Canada but said all are done according to Canadian
law.

Day was responding to a report regarding an internal FBI audit that shows
U.S. agents are carrying out investigations without the approval of the
Canadian government.

It says the FBI has given agents in its Buffalo field office clearance to
conduct “routine investigations” up to 50 miles into Canadian territory.

When asked about the report during question period, Day said Canadian
security forces work with Canada’s allies, including the U.S, and have
agreements in terms of information sharing.

“We have teams that are designated going back and forth across the border
and sometimes it is farther than 50 miles or 50 kilometres,” Day said.

“I can assure you that everything that is done on Canadian soil in relation
to security and safety investigations are done in accordance with our law.”

The most recent audit by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s inspector
general, done in 2004, documents the growth of FBI operations in Canada
since 2001.

As well as the reference to “routine investigations” inside Canadian
territory it also says that about 30 per cent of FBI agents crossing the
border to work in Canada failed to get “country clearance.” In other words,
they didn’t get Canada’s approval.

The inspector general’s report documents 135 unapproved FBI crossings and
says there is no sign the crossings will stop.

Canadian officials say they have made no protest to the U.S. government
about FBI agents operating without permission on Canadian soil.

According to the report, the FBI has struggled to keep up with its Canadian
workload despite opening two new branch offices. It pursues thousands of
leads a year in Canada, far more than in any other country except the United
States.

 http://www.pcworld.ca/news/article/1856cbde0a01040801c7c7c31638e69a/p…

YO! interactive Wallpaper (not on your desktop wallpaper, the shit you
glue on your WALL!!!) lis ca man!

Microsoft smart home showcases interactive wallpaper

 Author

Eric Lai
Computerworld
October 5, 2006

The latest remodel of the Microsoft Home, the software vendor’s
techno-fueled vision of domestic accoutrements of the future, has no robot
butlers nor any flying cars parked in the driveway.

The latest remodel of the Microsoft Home, the software vendor’s
techno-fueled vision of domestic accoutrements of the future, has no robot
butlers nor any flying cars parked in the driveway.

But what it does showcase — and predict will be available to well-heeled
cocooners five to 10 years hence — are a variety of smart appliances, from
lamps to interactive wallpaper , that can be controlled by tablet PCs or
cell phone-wielding residents.

Microsoft Corp. showed off the Home, located on its Redmond, Wash., campus
this week. First built in 1994 at a different location, the Home is stocked
with technology that has been refreshed every few years. In the latest
edition, not a single desktop or even laptop computer was displayed. Rather,
Microsoft officials assume that computing power, mesh networking and thin
LCD and OLED screens will become so cheap and ubiquitous that residents will
be able to interact with computers from anywhere in the home.

The community mailbox outside tracks the mailman’s location using GPS, and
users can get a real-time estimate of when mail will arrive on the mailbox
display or by cell phone. RFID tags embedded into envelopes even detail what
mail is on the way.

Visitors that ring the front doorbell have their picture taken by a digital
camera, which is sent along with a notification to the cell phone of the
homeowner, who can quiz the visitor or unlock the door. Upon entering, the
visitor or homeowner can issue commands to the Home computer system, which
in this case is named “Grace.” Or they can tap touch-sensitive OLED screens
hidden under the wall’s paint. A sculptural light display in the corner
flickers red to indicate when e-mail from a favorite sender — say, parents,
children or siblings — has arrived.

Meanwhile, a bulletin board in the kitchen has been updated for the digital
age. Pin a party invitation onto its smart surface, and information read
from its RFID tag causes the question “Accept invitation, yes or no?” to be
displayed below it. Or place a pizza coupon onto the board and the
restaurant’s menu and phone number are displayed, the latter of which can be
called with a tap on the board.

Jonathan Cluts, director of customer prototyping and strategy at Microsoft,
predicts that RFID tags will become ubiquitous due to low cost and the
ability to program and print them out at home using ink-jet printers with
polymer-filled cartridges.

In the Home, a girl’s bedroom features a mirror that doubles as a screen. By
holding clothes up to it, she can get information about them, including
whether matching items like a skirt or jacket are in the closet or the wash.
Meanwhile, wallpaper now being developed by companies such as Philips serve
as giant displays for pictures from a MySpace page or even video.

The network that enables such ubiquitous connectivity relies on both wired
and wireless technology. The physical cabling is not the key enabler, Cluts
said. Rather, it is the IP-based network that uses Web services protocols
developed by Microsoft over the years which link all of the electronic
devices in the home.

Though Cluts said there is no cap on how much his team can spend on these
prototype homes of the near future, Microsoft does try to include only
high-end technologies that it believes will cost consumers six years from
now about the same as their mainstream equivalents today. One example was
the 2000 version of the Microsoft Home, when Cluts demanded, over protests,
that no televisions or monitors with cathode-ray tubes be allowed.

“People thought we were crazy because regular-size plasma TVs were selling
for US$30,000,” Cluts said. “Now, a 65-inch screen plasma television costs
less than $10,000.”

Microsoft doesn’t claim to be IT prescient, he said. Some of the technology,
such as a digital home entertainment center displayed in the 2000 Home,
leads directly to products from Microsoft. In that case, the Media Center
versions of Windows XP emerged. Others, such as the video-on-demand
technology in the original 1994 home, or a “smart” trash can that could
detect garbage and alert homeowners about what to replenish, never make it
as products.

“It’s like with a concept car,” he said. “Sometimes we make a [Chrysler] PT
Cruiser. Sometimes we just make a hunk of glass and metal.”

 http://www.cconvergence.com/shared/article/showArticle.jhtml?articleId=193105220

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!    trop dorle

    DIAL – A – PRAYER

Dial-a-Prayer Call Center in Rome
Catholic volunteer call center fields calls from busy faithful.

10/06/2006, 3:46 PM ET
Busy Catholics can now outsource their prayers to a call center in Rome.

As absurd as it sounds, it’s no joke, according to the U.K.’s Daily Mail:
200 volunteer agents at the Sant’Anastasia al Palatino (St Anastasia of the
Palatine) Church in Rome answer phones and relay prayer requests to a prayer
group.

Church rector Father Alberto Pacini:

“The idea basically is very simple — we just wanted to offer the
possibility of prayer to people who cannot make it to church. In this age of
mass media and internet I suppose you could say that it is a sign of the
times but if it helps people to come closer to God then it can’t be bad.
Obviously I would prefer the people to physically come into church and pray
but if they can’t then we are at the end of a telephone and we can do it for
them.”

 http://www.kamini.fr/

Subject: SVP ne jamais m’envoyer des jambons comme referal :-)

Si vous voulez rire,

Je commence à faire des entrevues pour le poste de testeur.
Y’a du monde qui comprennent pas pourquoi qu’ils auront jamais d’entrevue
nulle part.

Bob*** has applied for the following job:

Job title: Quality Assurance Tester

Bob***

HI my name is Bob***, I have no experience in the corporation (game
Industries) but i do have 16 years of experience in playing
games(Consoles)(PC).

I started playing at 4 year old with a Commodore 64 (PC)
and ATARI, then came the Nintendo, Snes, Sega,Sega Saturn
Game boys and Ect… up until the X-360 I swear I had near
80-85% of all consoles since 1987-to-2006 distrubuted in Canada and have
played and played and played non stop
since 1987…My sourrondings have nickname me
THE SUPER ULTRA GAMER,I have no school diploma because
i would play so much and i am now 21 years old and have
a daughter of 3 year old.
The only future for me is in the game industries the ONLY…
This is what GOD gave me, Nothing else, the gift to play,
the gift to play night and day,bring in the hours and I will bring
my fingers and eyes.I LIVE FOR THIS SHIT.( sorry)
i love this Hand to Eye Coordination invention, creation…
My dreams are not only to test the game but some day help
create a game and even create a masterpiece,game of the year,
someday…………..I am not only a true player-gamer but

a wise man of games i have good coordination, team-spirit,
great ideas, Suggestion, computer skills,Very good in English
pls note: that i am French…(perfect billingual)Ritting and speaking, very
patient, observant, creative, initiave and could be a very very very good
ASSET to the team…

P.S     I will travel all the way 100%
 or  I will move to close proximity 100% (only for serious employer )
                                                                 Thank you

                                                               Bob

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mais ça disait que vu que la corée a fait des test nucléaires et admis avoir
la bombe, y a pu aucune raison d’attaquer l’iran, étant donné que l’offense
nucléaire de la corée est plus immédiate,

Donc, si les US attaquent l’iran pour des soupçons sur leur programme
d’uranium enrichi,  il devraient aussi attaquer la corée pour le fait qu’ils
ont des armes de destruction massive.

Mais la corée sait que militairement, les states n’attaquent que les faibles
et les pauvres, et attaquer la corée serait pire que le vietnam et pire que
l’irak parce que y feraient une guerre qui deviendrait nucléaire, dans le
but d’eviter un conflit nucléaire?

 Donc les States ne peuvent plus se permettre d’attaquer l’iran

La seule façon qu’il réussissent à attaquer l’iran, c’est avec un false flag
attack contre israel, et ce ne serait pas une invasion US-led, mais bien
Israeli-led

Alors d’une certaine façon, on peut remercier King Jong Ill, parce qu’il
connais les américains et il sait a quoi s’attendre d’eux

Actuellement en corée, si t’es pas militaire, tu crève de faim, et l’onu
propose des sanctions economiques contre la corée, mais ca ne va que toucher
le peuple, et ils le savent

leur seul choix c’est d’accepter la corée dans les pays qui ont l’arme,
sinon y faut qui nuke la corée de façon a ce que la corée ne lance aucune
tete

ce qui serait evil en criss

 A partir du 2 novembre (la semaine avant les élection américaines), HBO vas
présenter un documentaire sur comment les machines électroniques ont étés
utilisées pour trafiquer les votes en 2000, 2002 et 2004.

C’est important de bien connaître ça parce qu’ont vas peut être en avoir ici
pour les prochaines élections provinciales.

http://www.bradblog.com/?p=3605

HBO to Premier ‘Hacking Democracy’ Just Prior to November Election!

*TIMELY DOCUMENTARY HACKING DEMOCRACY
EXPOSES THE VULNERABILITY OF AMERICA’S VOTING SYSTEM
WHEN THE EXCLUSIVE HBO PRESENTATION DEBUTS NOV. 2nd,
JUST BEFORE ELECTION DAY*

Electronic voting machines count 80% of the votes cast in America today. But
are they reliable? Are they safe from tampering? From a current
congressional hearing to persistent media reports that suggest misuse of
data and even outright fraud, concerns over the integrity of electronic
voting are growing by the day. And if the voting process is not secure,
neither is America’s democracy.

The timely, cautionary documentary HACKING DEMOCRACY exposes gaping holes in
the security of America’s electronic voting system when it debuts THURSDAY,
NOV. 2 (9:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT) – less than a week before the midterm
elections – exclusively on HBO. Other HBO playdates: Nov. 5 (9:00 a.m.), 7
(9:00 a.m., 6:30 p.m.), 13 (12:30 p.m., 10:00 p.m.), 18 (6:00 p.m.) and 26
(1:15 a.m.).HBO2 playdates: Nov. 4 (noon), 7 (11:45 p.m.), 10 (6:30 p.m.)
and 15 (3:00 a.m.).

In the 2000 presidential election, an electronic voting machine recorded
minus 16,022 votes for Al Gore in Volusia County, Fla. While fraud was never
proven, the faulty tally alerted computer scientists, politicians and
everyday citizens to the very real possibility of computer hacking during
elections.

In 2002, Seattle grandmother and writer Bev Harris asked officials in her
county why they had acquired electronic touch screen systems for their
elections. Unsatisfied with their explanation, she set out to learn about
electronic voting machines on her own. In the course of her research, which
unearthed hundreds of reported incidents of mishandled voting information,
Harris stumbled across an “online library” of the Diebold Corporation –
which counted around 40 percent of the presidential votes nationwide –
discovering a treasure trove of information about the inner-workings of the
company’s voting system.

Harris brought this proprietary “secret” information to computer security
expert Avi Rubin of Johns Hopkins University, who determined that the
software lacked the necessary security features to prevent tampering. Her
subsequent investigation took her from the trash cans of Texas to the
secretary of state of California and finally to Florida, where a
“mini-election” to test the vulnerability of the memory cards used in
electronic voting produced alarming results.

As the scope of her mission grew, Harris drew on the expertise of other
computer-science experts, politicians and activists, among them: Andy
Stephenson, candidate for secretary of state in Washington state; Susan
Bernecker, Republican candidate in New Orleans; Kathleen Wynne, an activist
from Cleveland; Hugh Thompson, director, Security Innovations, Inc.; Ion
Sancho, Florida’s supervisor of elections; and Harri Hursti, a
computer-security analyst. Academics, public officials and others seen in
interview footage include: Deanie Low, supervisor of elections, Volusia
County, Fla.; Mark Radke, marketing director of Diebold; David Cobb,
presidential candidate, Green Party; Rep. Stephanie Tubbs-Jones of Ohio; and
Sen. Barbara Boxer of California.

Diebold software, or other software like it, is installed in thousands of
counties across 32 states. David Dill, professor of computer science at
Stanford, says the problem is that there are “lots of people involved in
writing the software, and lots of people who could have touched the software
before it went into that machine. If one of those people put something
malicious in the software and it’s distributed to all the machines, then
that one person could be responsible for changing tens of thousands of
votes, maybe even hundreds of thousands, across the country.”

In Florida, Supervisor of Elections Ion Sancho presided over a trial
“mini-election” to see if the vote could be hacked without being detected.
Before votes were actually cast, computer analyst Harri Hursti “stuffed the
ballot box” by entering votes on the computer’s memory card. Then, after
votes were cast, the results displayed when the same memory card was entered
in the central tabulating program indicated that fraud was indeed possible.
In other words, by accessing a memory card before an election, someone could
change the results – a claim Diebold had denied was possible.

Ultimately, Bev Harris’ research proved that the top-secret computerized
systems counting the votes in America’s public elections are not only
fallible, but also vulnerable to undetectable hacking, from local school
board contests to the presidential race. With the electronic voting machines
of three companies – Diebold, ESS and Sequoia – collectively responsible for
around 80 percent of America’s votes today, the stakes for democracy are
high.

One of the executive producers of HACKING DEMOCRACY is Sarah Teale, whose
previous HBO credits include “Dealing Dogs” and “Bellevue: Inside Out.”
HACKING DEMOCRACY was directed by Simon Ardizzone and Russell Michaels;
produced by Simon Ardizzone, Robert Carrillo Cohen and Russell Michaels;
executive producers, Earl Katz, Sarah Teale and Sian Edwards; edited by
Sasha Zik. For HBO: supervising producer, John Hoffman; executive producer,
Sheila Nevins.

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BotCast #1 – Point of Departure

time October 5th by Botrax

BotCast #1, 4 octobre 2006. Ah ha! Le premier BotCast est enfin complété! Encore de l’ajustement à faire pour le niveau de micro pour le prochain cast, il y a des bouts qui sont cochonnés.. mautadit…

Show Notes
OutTro:
Necros, Point of Departure
Remerciements: www.Simple-Net.ca


Download: BotCast-0001.mp3 Stream MP3 & ODEO: BotCast-0001.pls

 

http://www.botcast.net/ A279; -Talk about the intro (why it will be the only of this version) fact1 poor version

-Intro Tune: Ambient Light, Vogue of Triton for Ultrasound Commercial, FastTracker, XM 18 instruments, 18 samples, 16 patterns, 11different, 4 unused 227k Who is Triton (demos, FastTracker, other side of Future Crew and Scream Tracker

http://modarchive.org/index.php?request=view_by_moduleid&query=33429 Musical Rating: Excellent / Professional

Ambient Light is one of two songs by Vogue (the other being Ambient Power) that blends the ambient and techno styles of music into a pulsing and energetic composition. The only drawback is that it is so short at 1 minute 22 seconds, BUT I think Vogue assumed people would have it looping, which is what this song was made for.

Technical Rating: Excellent / Professional

Vogue is a master composer and tracker, and it is evident from this song. He also has the notability of being the main developer of the tracking program FastTracker, and exploited its capabilites in making this song. This is also a good song to use as a tracking tutorial, with its many uses of effects like pattern breaking. Note that this song does not play correctly in WinAmp.

 

—————————————– FIRST SEGMENT -black helicopters

——————————————- OUTTRO Tune: Point of Departure Artist: Necros FM/Legend Design/ iCE Year: 1995 Type: S3M Channels: 16 Samples: 20, 8-bit Size: 491 Patterns, 44, 32 different Details: For Progression music disk Why: It’s the beginning of this netcast.

 

Un gars demande un formulaire pour porter plainte dans un poste de police, et ils… oui oui… l’arrêtent! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p53ky3RIjfU  (3 minutes)

Light text on dark background vs. readability

What’s up with the current design trend of light text on dark backgrounds? Many web designers seem to favour inverted colour schemes, but what happened to readability and usability?

URL: http://digg.com/design/Light_text_on_dark_background_vs_readability

 

Vista’s Aero Glass: Is It All It’s Cracked Up to Be?

Windows Vista provides a host of new features, but the first thing that jumps out is the slick, sleek Aero interface. Here’s a look at the advantages and disadvantages of the new interface and what’s required to get the most out of it.

URL: http://digg.com/software/Vista_s_Aero_Glass_Is_It_All_It_s_Cracked_Up_to_Be

 

Gmail Audio Player

Gmail has a built-in player for MP3 attachments. If you receive emails that include MP3 files (maybe a podcast or a public domain recording), you can listen them directly from Gmail.

URL: http://digg.com/software/Gmail_Audio_Player

 

===Softick Card Export II=== From Ben Lucas Ben Lucas comes in this hour with a great program, Softick Card Export II, so what’s it all about? “Using Softick Card Export II it’s possible to access SD/MMC card inserted into Palm OS device as a logical disk on the Windows desktop. Card Export II emulates USB Mass Storage device and doesn’t require any additional drivers on modern desktop systems.” All devices excluding Sony Clies work fine plus all Treo’s. [http://palmaddict.typepad.com/palmaddicts/2006/08/softick_card_ex.html|http://palmaddict.typepad.com/palmaddicts/2006/08/softick_card_ex.html] Wi-Fi Helping To Fight War On Terror

Cell phones have become a key way for terrorists to detonate bombs remotely. But a Bay Area company has developed a possible solution for the military and for airports to pinpoint them before it’s too late.

URL: http://digg.com/security/Wi_Fi_Helping_To_Fight_War_On_Terror

 

Do you need multi-tasking in a mobile device?

For those that may have missed this, Mobile Gadgeteer put together a very good written editorial entitled Do you need multi-tasking in a mobile device? “I was hunting for some news in the mobile community and stumbled across an article titled, Palm OS–not the best for the multitasker, and thought it would be a good article to read and discuss a bit. I started out with Palm devices and after bouncing around for a couple more years I settled primarily on the Treo 650 for over a year, before going back to a S60 smartphone.”

URL: http://palmaddict.typepad.com/palmaddicts/2006/08/do_you_need_mul_1.html

 

AOL fires employees over search data scandal

The corporate guillotine has been wheeled out to deal with the apocalyptic fallout from AOL’s infamous decision to release “anonymous” search data on hundreds of thousands of users for research purposes.

URL: http://digg.com/tech_news/AOL_fires_employees_over_search_data_scandal

 

Une petite fille de 9 ans demande à sa maman : – Quel âge as-tu, maman ? – Cela ne se demande pas ma chérie, lui répond sa mère. – Combien tu mesures, maman ? – Cela n’est pas important ma chérie, reprend la mère. – Maman, pourquoi toi et papa avez divorcé ? Redemande la petite fille. – Cela ne te regarde pas ma chérie, dit la mère en terminant la discussion. La petite fille demanda à sa meilleure copine pourquoi les adultes ne parlent pas de ces choses-là. Sa copine lui dit : – C’est vraiment simple, toutes les réponses à nos questions sont sur leur carte d’identité. Le lendemain la petite fille fouille dans le sac à mains de sa mère et trouve sa carte d’identité. Elle est ravie de voir que son amie disait vrai, toutes les réponses à ses questions s’y trouvent ! Elle court alors voir sa mère et lui dit : – Maman, je sais ton âge. – Ah oui ? Et j’ai quel âge ? – 36 ans. Et je sais combien tu mesures. – Ah oui ? Combien ? – 1 mètre 71. Et je sais aussi pourquoi toi et papa avez, divorcé. – Et bien cela m’étonnerait fort ! – Tu as eu un F en sexe… et çà, ce n’est vraiment pas une bonne note!

 

http://www.ziopedia.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1296&Itemid=0

[Editor’s note: Pat Robertson is probably the most notorious representative of the Hollywood churches, also known as Christian Taliban,…

URL: http://www.ziopedia.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1296&Itemid=0

 

Cheat Sheet: Web 2.0

Web 2.0 is one of those phrases which we’re hearing a lot about currently. Everybody says they’re very excited about it but do they really know what it is?

URL: http://digg.com/software/Cheat_Sheet_Web_2_0

  Subject: Make tents fit in the transport bag

 

http://www.ziopedia.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1306&Itemid=0

Israeli press reports about the Israeli Defense Force’s Chief of Staff dumping stocks just before war broke out served as…

URL: http://www.ziopedia.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1306&Itemid=0

 

Apple fires retail employees for downloading Leopard

Filed under: Desktops, Laptops

Nobody touches Big Brother’s Apple’s OS until they’re good and ready — not nobody. Apparently not even Apple employees are beyond the long arm of the law, since a few Apple Retail employees have been sacked after being overheard by the Thought Police co-workers while discussing their evil deeds, and were subsequently reported to corporate. Their crime? Downloading the WWDC edition of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard that was handed out to developers at the recent keynote and has been <

 

South Koreans make hydrogen solid for a brighter fuel cell future

Filed under: Transportation

While storing hydrogen as a solid by fusing it to titanium isn’t an entirely new idea, a team of South Korean scientists look to be the first to find a reliable and efficient method of doing so. The solid-state storage of hydrogen has long been a goal of fuel cell systems, since it does away with those nasty explosive notions of storing hydrogen at a high pressure and low temperature. Apparently the new method being unveiled by the team from the Korea Institute of Science and Technology not only manages to bind hydrogen with titanium into the form of a stable solid that has much less

 

14-year-old girl sues friend over missing iPod

Filed under: Portable Audio

You gotta love the litigousness of youth — especially when there’s an iPod involved. A spat over a missing iPod resulted in a lawsuit in Wheaton, Illinois, when 14-year-old Shannon Derrik sued her (now former) friend Stephanie Eick for losing her brand new iPod. It seems that Shannon made the fool mistake of lending her iPod to Stephanie, who decided it’d be a good idea to give back the iPod by leaving it on Shannon’s desk rather than waiting for her to return from the restroom to hand it over in person. The iPod managed to disappear — apparently someone in that classroom had some sticky fingers — and so Shannon sued for $475

 

Maybe I should get one of these

TechEBlog is reporting on a “Ubuntu Linux controlled DIY cat feeder and water dispenser” created by a fellow named Lee Holmes.

Lee uses his “JasJar PDA phone to SSH into the box, and feed[s] the cats on demand just by running the script.”

The computer runs Ubuntu Linux, so a crontab entry controls the scheduling. The script calls eject /mnt/cdrom to open the CD Rom, delays, and eject –t /mnt/cdrom to close it again.

Head over to TechEBlog and watch the video .

URL: http://palmaddict.typepad.com/palmaddicts/2006/08/maybe_i_should_.html

 

Best Buy: “Media Center – OLD / DO NOT USE”

Filed under: Media PCs

Best Buy Canada’s online megastore wants to break it down for you about the HP A1410N Media Center they have on sale for a mere $644.97 (after $55 mail-in rebate): it’s old and should not be used. Maybe they’re trying to cover their asses in case of buyer’s remorse (obsolescence is now instantaneous), maybe it’s one of those rare instances of truth in advertising, or maybe, just maybe, they’re using some powerful reverse psychology on us, telling us not to use the HP A1410N so that we’ll lust after it that much more. It has to be something, because we just ordered a half-dozen of ’em. [Via reddit]

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An Orem Utah-based forensics company is now selling metal mesh bags that it claims will stop identity thieves from accessing the newer US E-Passports. Paraben Corporation, known for their mobile phone forensic kits, is selling a nickel, copper and silver mesh “Passport StrongHold” bag will block RFID transmissions from hitting unopened passports.

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