TCLP 2007-05-13 News (Comment Line 360-252-7284)

This is news cast 97.

There’s a new podcast at http://joemurphymemorialfund.org, you may recognize a voice on it. No, Tee Morris is the host but he flattered me by asking me to record the voice over for the intro and outro. Sounds like a good cause, educating and raising awareness about cancer in memory of Joe.

Don’t forget Balticon is only two weeks away, May 25th through the 28th, more info at http://balticon.org.

And I talk a bit about taking the monkeys to meet a real rocket scientist and have some fun with various models of the James Webb Space Telescope, among other NASA goodies, down at the National Mall.

Security stories this week are AOL really messes up user passwords and malware authors using part of Windows Update to deliver the nasties.

In the news, the dumbest DMCA threat ever, NRC report calles for privacy czar among other recommendations, Sun’s Green contemplates how to compensate OSS developers, and a strangely familiar but still neat VR rig.

Following up, some brilliant AACS satire and a possible anti-hoax law following on from Boston’s CYA antics after the mooninite scare.

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