The Drill Down 005 – Racism Online / Wikipedia Scanner

On this week’s show, Andy, Mu & Reg discuss racism and hate groups on the net (and off), the Wikipedia Scanner, Facebook’s leaks, Skype’s outage…and the 20% chance we’re living in the Matrix.


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Show Links

Loren Feldman – Where are the Black Tech Bloggers?:
http://www.1938media.com/where-are-the-black-tech-bloggers/

Elder Hate Groups on Facebook:
http://www.timegoesby.net/weblog/2007/07/facebook-elde-1.html

Wired Article on Wikipedia Scanner:
http://www.wired.com/politics/onlinerights/news/2007/08/wiki_tracker

Wkipedia Scanner
http://wikiscanner.virgil.gr/

Facebook code leaked, and subsequent DMCA takedown:
http://mashable.com/2007/08/12/facebook-open-source/
http://mashable.com/2007/08/15/facebook-secrets/

Facebook Secrets blog (taken down):
http://facebooksecrets.blogspot.com/

Skype outage:
http://heartbeat.skype.com/2007/08/what_happened_on_august_16.html
http://heartbeat.skype.com/2007/08/the_microsoft_connection_explained.html

NYT Article: “Our Lives, Controlled From Some Guy’s Couch”:
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/14/science/14tier.html
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Andrew Sorcini on Digg.com:
http://digg.com/users/MrBabyMan/news/submitted
mr.babyman@google.com

Reg ‘Zaibatsu’ on Digg.com:
http://digg.com/users/zaibatsu/news/submitted
maas.neotek@google.com 

Muhammad Saleem:
http://digg.com/users/msaleem/news/submitted
http://www.google.com/search?q=%22Muhammad+Saleem%22
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Music (Courtesy Podsafe Music Network):

Intro: Pl@stic Soul – “005-1 Electric Guitar”
http://www.mf247.jp/index.php?gr2_id=00000000000000000000000000315600

Outro: Freightrain Jones – “Pervs and Pornos”
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pageartist.cfm?bandID=467690

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The Drill Down 004 – Apple (and Other Systems)

On this week’s show we discuss the new line of iMacs from Apple, iWork & iLife with guest blogger Tanner Godarzi. We also try to give equal time to PC hardware (albeit unsuccessfully).


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Show Links:

300 iPhones at Apple Matters:
http://www.applematters.com/index.php/section/comments/300-iphones/

Apple’s new lineup:
http://www.apple.com/imac/
http://www.apple.com/iwork/
http://www.apple.com/ilife/
http://www.apple.com/dotmac/
http://arstechnica.com/reviews/hardware/aluminum-and-glass-a-review-of-the-new-imac.ars

Sony’s PCVW10:
http://news.com.com/Sony+folds+all-in-one+PC+into+U.S.+lineup/2100-1040_3-960992.html

Intel’s Quad-core site:
http://www.intel.com/quad-core/index.htm

Shuttle SB75S Limited Edition (review):
http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1558,1584734,00.asp

Geeks Take Down Dirty C-Level Executives – With Email:
http://blogs.ittoolbox.com/security/investigator/archives/geeks-take-down-dirty-clevel-executives-8976

coRank Launches its First API:
http://mashable.com/2007/08/11/corank-api/

Pligg is for Sale:
http://mashable.com/2007/08/12/pligg-sale/

Computers for 3-Year-Olds:
http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/aug2007/tc2007087_437013.htm

Starfall teaching comprehension and phonics:
http://www.starfall.com/

Disney.com for pre-schoolers:
http://home.disney.go.com/foryou/preschool/

20 Things I Learned From Tech Support:
http://kludgespot.blogspot.com/2007/08/20-things-i-learned-from-tech-support.html
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Andrew Sorcini on Digg.com:
http://digg.com/users/MrBabyMan/news/submitted
mr.babyman@google.com

Reg ‘Zaibatsu’ on Digg.com:
http://digg.com/users/zaibatsu/news/submitted

Muhammad Saleem:
http://digg.com/users/msaleem/news/submitted
http://www.google.com/search?q=%22Muhammad+Saleem%22

Tanner Godarzi:
http://digg.com/users/titlesaysitall/news/submitted
http://www.applematters.com/
http://www.iphonematters.com/
http://tech-blot.com/
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Music (Courtesy Podsafe Music Network):

Intro: Pl@stic Soul – “005-1 Electric Guitar”
http://www.mf247.jp/index.php?gr2_id=00000000000000000000000000315600

Outro: Freightrain Jones – “Pervs and Pornos”
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pageartist.cfm?bandID=467690
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The Drill Down 003 – The Cult of the Amateur

On tonight’s show we discuss Andrew Keen’s book “The Cult of the Amateur” and how (or if) the democratization of the internet is killing our culture. We lose Reg entirely this episode, but gain special guest Tamar Weinberg, from Techipedia.com


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Show Links:
Andrew Keen’s “The Cult of the Amateur: How Today’s Internet is Killing Our Culture”
http://www.amazon.com/Cult-Amateur-Internet-killing-culture/dp/0385520808

Authors@Google: Andrew Keen
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lN_n7I0PM3w

Media Literacy in a Media Saturated World
(an aggregation of the blogosphere’s reaction to Keen’s book)
http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=5118

Why We Must Close the Net by Sir Elton John
http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2007350453,00.html

HandHeld To Acquire eBaum’s World For $15 Million Cash; Other Payouts Possible
http://www.paidcontent.org/entry/419-handheld-to-acquire-ebaums-world-for-17-million

Office Snapshots.org
http://www.officesnapshots.com/

Most Vote Machines Lose Test to Hackers
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/07/28/VOTING.TMP
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Andrew Sorcini on Digg.com:
http://digg.com/users/MrBabyMan/news/submitted

Reg ‘Zaibatsu’ on Digg.com:
http://digg.com/users/zaibatsu/news/submitted

Muhammad Saleem:
http://digg.com/users/msaleem/news/submitted
http://www.google.com/search?q=%22Muhammad+Saleem%22

Tamar Weinberg:
http://www.techipedia.com/
http://www.seroundtable.com/

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Music (Courtesy Podsafe Music Network):

Intro: Pl@stic Soul – “005-1 Electric Guitar”
http://www.mf247.jp/index.php?gr2_id=00000000000000000000000000315600

Outro: Freightrain Jones – “Pervs and Pornos”
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pageartist.cfm?bandID=467690

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The Drill Down 002 – Online Privacy

On this week’s show, Andy, Mu, and Reg discuss online privacy in social networks and on the job. And we lose Reg…again. Later in the show we discuss “Does what happens in the Facebook stay on Facebook?” and Apple’s new patent for anti-theft: DRM for your iPod.


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Ask Eraser:
http://www.irconnect.com/askj/pages/news_releases.html?d=123324
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/07/20/AR2007072001138.html

How to Compete with Google Search
http://www.pronetadvertising.com/articles/how-to-compete-with-google-search34422.html

You Don’t Have to Go Offline
http://www.themulife.com/?p=261

Reputation Defender
http://www.reputationdefender.com/

Teen Privacy in Social Networks
http://www.socialmediaclub.org/2007/04/19/social-media-now-stumbling-upon-social-shopping-teen-identity-management/

“Does what happens in the Facebook stay on Facebook?”
http://www.albumoftheday.com/facebook/

2504 Steps to closing your Facebook account
http://stevenmansour.com/writings/2007/jul/23/2342/2504_steps_to_closing_your_facebook_account

Apple anti-theft system would leave thieves powerless—literally
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070725-apple-anti-theft-system-would-leave-thieves-powerless–literally.html

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Andrew Sorcini on Digg.com:
http://digg.com/users/MrBabyMan/news/submitted

Reg ‘Zaibatsu’ on Digg.com:
http://digg.com/users/zaibatsu/news/submitted

Muhammad Saleem:
http://digg.com/users/msaleem/news/submitted
http://www.google.com/search?q=%22Muhammad+Saleem%22

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Music (Courtesy Podsafe Music Network):
Intro: Pl@stic Soul – “005-1 Electric Guitar”
http://www.mf247.jp/index.php?gr2_id=00000000000000000000000000315600

Outro: Freightrain Jones – “Pervs and Pornos”
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pageartist.cfm?bandID=467690

The Drill Down 001 – Social Networks

Welcome listeners to this, our first episode in what we hope will become one of your regular favorite podcasts. On this week’s show, Andrew Sorcini, Muhammad Saleem, and Reg ‘Zaibatsu’ discuss the value of social networking sites, Facebook in particular. Later in the show we discuss a few of our favorite links, “Beyond Social Networking”– a PC Magazine article, Ask.com’s new Eraser feature, and an article in Wired Magazine about an FBI sting involving spyware placed on a teenage suspects computer.

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Is Facebook Worth the Hype?: http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/is_facebook_worth_the_hype.php
Beyond Social Networking: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,2159188,00.asp
Ask Eraser:
http://www.irconnect.com/askj/pages/news_releases.html?d=123324 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/07/20/AR200707…

FBI’s Secret Spyware Tracks Down Teen Who Made Bomb Threats:
http://www.wired.com/politics/law/news/2007/07/fbi_spyware

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Andrew Sorcini on Digg.com:
http://digg.com/users/MrBabyMan/news/submitted
Reg ‘Zaibatsu’ on Digg.com:
http://digg.com/users/zaibatsu/news/submitted
Muhammad Saleem:
http://digg.com/users/msaleem/news/submitted
http://muhammadsaleem.com/

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Music (Courtesy Podsafe Music Network):
Intro: Pl@stic Soul – “005-1 Electric Guitar” http://www.mf247.jp/index.php?gr2_id=00000000000000000000000000315600
Outro: Freightrain Jones – “Pervs and Pornos” http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pageartist.cfm?bandID=467690