TCLP 2010-10-06 Monologue: The Singularity

This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast.

In the intro, an update on last month’s finances for the podcast.

The hacker word of the week this week is firebottle.

The feature this week is a monologue on an idea I find fascinating and yet at the same time of which I am skeptical, the technological singularity. In the feature I mention the history of the idea, the Omega Point, “Accelerando” by Charlie Stross, True Names by Cory Doctorow and Ben Rosenbaum, the Ware Tetralogy by Rudy Rucker, my review of Rucker’s more recent duology, the “Eclipse Two” anthology containing David Moles story, “The Singularity is Near” by Ray Kurzweil, the Singularity University, the Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence, my Inner Chapter on why programming is hard, Gordon Moore’s criticism of the singularity, other criticisms, Rudy Rucker’s response to the ideal of simulating the earth, and “Diaspora” by Greg Egan.

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TCLP 2010-08-04 Habits of an Infovore

This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast.

In the intro, sharing Steve’s badge photo, last month’s revenue update, and a reminder there will be no feature cast next week as I’ll be out of town.

The hacker word of the week this week is finger trouble .

The feature this week is a monologue my habits as an infovore. How I consume information is very much informed by current thinking on multitasking.

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TCLP 2010-07-21 The True Burden of Forking

This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast.

In the intro, a quick review of the tabletop game, “The Stars are Right“.

Listener feedback this week is from Andrew and Carey, both of whom responded to the last feature on complex privacy .

The hacker word of the week this week is Finagle’s Law.

The feature this week is a monologue considering the true burden of forking. It was inspired by my recent reading of Clay Shirky’s excellent, “Here Comes Everybody“.

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TCLP 2010-06-23 Switching Back to an Open Stack

This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast.

In the intro, thanks to Paul, Steve and Ryan for their new monthly donations starting this week. Badges are on their way or should be soon.  I also remark on my upcoming 5th anniversary as a podcaster for those that don’t read the blog.

Listener feedback this week is from Jed in response to the Inner Chapter on why programming is hard. I mention the news cast from the 13th, the piece Bruce Sterling mentions about smart-aleck programmers by Jonathan Edwards.

The hacker word of the week this week is fence.

The feature this week is a monologue discussing my decision to move back to an open stack here in the lab. I mention Dan Gillmor’s Salon article discussing the very same thing and my Nowhere to Go rant.

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TCLP 2010-05-05 Dr. Who as a Hacker

This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast.

In the intro, thanks to Graham and [si]dragon for their donations. Also, a quick review of “Permanence“, by Karl Schroeder.

Listener feedback this week is from Robert who posted a comment in response to my NoSQL rant.

The hacker word of the week this week is block transfer computations.

The feature this week is a monologue consider Dr. Who as a hacker. In it, I mention a section from the Wikipedia page on Dr. Who.

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TCLP 2010-04-07 Java, the Gray Lady

This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast.

In the intro, an update on the advertising experiment.

There is no listener feedback this week.

The hacker word of the week this week is farm .

The feature this week is a monologue on Java, the Gray Lady. In it, I mention COM, specifically criticisms against it. I also mention a timely piece by Neil McAllister and the Zen of Python.

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TCLP 2010-03-31 Why CopyNight is Important

This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast.

In the intro, a call for help with topics for programming focused segments for the next few weeks and an announcement that there will be no news show this Sunday.

There is no listener feedback this week.

The hacker word of the week this week is faradize .

The feature this week is a monologue on why CopyNight is important. In it I mention cultural critic, Mark Dery, and Christine Harold’s book, “OurSpace“.

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TCLP 2010-01-27 The Hacker Hero

This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast.

No listener feedback this week.

The hacker word of the week this week is eye candy.

The feature this week is a monologue on the hacker hero in literature. I mention the myths of Enki and Prometheus. I refer to the Steampunk anthology and Paul diFilippo’s Steampunk trilogy. I also cite the works of both Charlie Stross and Rudy Rucker. I even touch on Disney’s Wall-E.

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TCLP 2009-12-09 Monologue: Social Gravity Well

This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast.

In the intro, a quick review of the film, “Astro Boy“, based on the original manga by Osamu Tezuka. I also highly recommend Dan’s review of the film on Geekadelphia.

Listener feedback this week is from Philip who wrote in to comment on my nowhere to go rant.

The hacker word of the week this week is exec.

The feature this week is a monologue on the social gravity well.

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TCLP 2009-11-04 Monologue: Social Identity

This is a feature cast.

In the intro, a reminder that if you want to win one of three signed copies of J.C. Hutchins’ “7th Son: Descent” you need to get your email in to 7thSonNovel@gmail.com by this Friday. Use the subject line “cmdln sent me”, and in the body include both the phrase, “Kilroy 2.0 is everywhere”, and your mailing address.

Also, I will be at Philcon, just for the day on Saturday the 21st of November. I will be heading up to meet up with some friends and to interview Cory Doctorow about his just released novel, “MAKERS”. If anyone is interested in a meet up while I am there, send me a note at feedback@thecommandline.net.

Lastly, the intro includes a brief clarification and comment about the experimental opening music from the last show.

There is no listener feedback this week.

The hacker word of the week this week is Eric Conspiracy.

The feature this week is a monologue on social identity.

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