This is news cast 190.
In the intro, a reminder I will be speaking at the Maryland Ubuntu Loco for Software Freedom Day on the 19th. That will be at the Miller Branch of the Howard County Library. You can visit that second link to find an event in your area or to register to host your own.
I also share a few thoughts on my experiences at this year’s Dragon*Con including a round of thanks. First, thanks to my follow volunteers: Swoopy, Sam Chupp, Laura Ross, Andrew Wilson, Kreg Steppe and Jonathan Strickland. A special thanks to my room mates for the weekend, the hosts of Technorama, Chuck Tomasi and Kreg Steppe. There wasn’t time to thank them in the intro but I also wanted to thank my friends Chooch and Viv (of the COH Podcast and Into the Blender) who dragged me away from the podcast track to make sure I ate, saw the rest of the con and socialized (mostly with them and their own room mates, P.G. Holyfield and Patrick McLean.)
I documented my experiences at the con extensively on the blog and may still try to sum up my experiences for this year, beyond just that journal of events.
This week’s security alerts are Windows 7 restores a vintage remote BSoD and researchers discover the first Linux web server based botnet.
In this week’s news emulating scarce property in an attempt to improve on DRM, Boyle’s thoughts on the copyright black hole and the Google Books settlement, why motivation may matter to artificial intelligence which reminds me of my own ruminations on love, sex and artificial intelligence, and reliable remote file deletion in the cloud.
Following up this week just i4i’s side of the story about its patent claims against Microsoft.
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