Oct 09 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 10 October 2016

Co-Host: Travis Retriever

News of the Bogus:

22:10 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: HP Inc. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2016/09/what-hp-must-do-make-amends-its-self-destructing-printers

27:28 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Various Conservatives https://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2016/08/congress-has-just-one-month-to-keep-the-internet-under-us-control

This Week’s Quote: “‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ is the stupidest freaking saying in the world. All of the amazing things that have happened throughout human history is because someone decided to take something that they thought was working fine, break it, and build something better.” —Bryan Lunduke

Sep 23 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 26 September 2016

News of the Bogus:

Biggest Bogon Emitter: The Richest (nominated by Chris Hangartner) http://www.therichest.com/video/evil-people-who-should-be-banned-from-the-internet/

Idiot Extraordinaire: Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2016/09/17/people-are-justifiably-infuriated-with-how-jimmy-fallon-handled/

This Week’s Quote: “Each individual possesses a conscience which to a greater or lesser degree serves to restrain the unimpeded flow of impulses destructive to others. But when he merges his person into an organizational structure, a new creature replaces autonomous man, unhindered by the limitations of individual morality, freed of humane inhibition, mindful only of the sanctions of authority.” —Stanley Milgram

Sep 18 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 19 September 2016

Co-Host: Chris Hangartner

News of the Bogus:

26:15 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Weirton, WV Police Department and the Los Angeles Police Protective League

36:45 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Vermont Bern Victims https://morningconsult.com/2016/09/13/bernie-sanders-popular-ever/

This Week’s Quote: “There have been times throughout American history where what is right is not the same as what is legal. Sometimes to do the right thing you have to break the law.” —Edward Snowden

Sep 11 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 12 September 2016

News of the Bogus:

16:07 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Nebraska and Kansas police deputies https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160828/23232235375/court-to-cops-residing-state-where-marijuana-is-legal-does-not-automatically-make-motorist-suspicious.shtml

25:21 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Warner Bros https://torrentfreak.com/warner-bros-flags-website-piracy-portal-160904/

This Week’s Quote: “The police aren’t hired to protect you. They’re hired to keep an eye on you to see what you did that was wrong so that they can book you. That’s their function. They are not protectors. They are not hired to be protectors. They are hired to keep an eye on all of us as potential criminals. Now, do you think they’re going to make you safe? They weren’t hired to make you safe.” —Robert LeFevre

Sep 04 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 5 September 2016

Co-Host: Travis Retriever

News of the Bogus:

31:03 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: The ATF http://www.ammoland.com/2016/08/atf-reclassifies-wetted-nitrocellulose-as-explosive-materials-under-federal-laws/

39:05 – Silver Cluon Award: Techdirt https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160828/22071335374/head-anti-counterfeiting-lobbying-group-says-hes-going-to-make-counterfeit-techdirt-t-shirts.shtml

42:50 – Idiot Extraordinaire: The European Union https://fee.org/articles/european-ruling-against-apple-and-ireland-vindicates-brexit/

This Week’s Quote: “The European Union is very popular with politicians, because it’s very good to politicians. It was created for their benefit. It’s not so good to voters, because it denies them a voice—another reason it’s popular with politicians.” —Pat Condell

Aug 28 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 29 August 2016

Co-Hosts: Charles Thomas, Jakob Morris, and Daniel Wilcox

News of the Bogus:

Biggest Bogon Emitter: MY123, Slipstream, and Pretty Much Everybody http://thehackernews.com/2016/08/uefi-secure-boot-hack.html

Idiot Extraordinaire: The Democratic National Committee https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160815/09190935246/democratic-national-committee-creates-cybersecurity-board-without-single-cybersecurity-expert.shtml

This Week’s Quote: “The government does things like insisting that all encryption programs should have a back door. But surely no one is stupid enough to think the terrorists are going to use encryption systems with a back door.” —Kevin Mitnick

Aug 14 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 15 August 2016

News of the Bogus:

16:10 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: “Clinton Body Count” Conspiracy Theorists http://www.snopes.com/politics/clintons/bodycount.asp

31:55 – Idiot Extraordinaire: The News Media https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160808/18065135188/no-new-study-does-not-say-uber-has-no-effect-drunk-driving.shtml

This Week’s Quote: “Overregulation stifles creativity. It smothers innovation. It gives dinosaurs a veto over the future. It wastes the extraordinary opportunity for a democratic creativity that digital technology enables.” —Lawrence Lessig

Aug 07 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 8 August 2016

Co-Hosts: Charles Thomas and Chris Hangartner

News of the Bogus:

Biggest Bogon Emitter: Salon.com (nominated by Neil Purcell) http://www.salon.com/2016/07/31/the_moral_case_for_hillary_clinton_even_if_you_might_dislike_her_this_isnt_the_year_to_back_a_third_party_candidate/

Idiot Extraordinaire: Jill Stein http://www.patheos.com/blogs/accordingtomatthew/2016/08/jill-stein-thinks-wi-fi-could-be-dangerous-for-our-brains/

This Week’s Quote: “Political ideology can corrupt the mind, and science.” —E.O. Wilson

Jul 24 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 25 July 2016

Co-Host: Ibrahim Zallum

(Apologies for the audio quality. There were issues with Ibrahim’s microphone that hopefully will be sorted out before his next appearance.)

News of the Bogus:

27:03 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Environmentalists http://www.smh.com.au/business/innovation/green-cars-in-spotlight-as-lithium-demand-causes-flamingo-flocks-to-shrink-20160710-gq2eef.html

33:33 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/17/politics/cleveland-police-baton-rouge-security-open-carry/

This Week’s Quote: “The only good bureaucrat is one with a pistol at his head. Put it in his hand and it’s good-bye to the Bill of Rights.” —H.L. Mencken

Jul 17 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 18 July 2016

Co-Host: Chris Hangartner

News of the Bogus:

17:59 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Barack Obama  http://thefederalist.com/2016/07/12/no-president-obama-its-not-easier-to-buy-a-glock-than-a-book/

27:39 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Vladimir Putin https://meduza.io/en/news/2016/07/07/putin-gives-federal-security-agents-two-weeks-to-produce-encryption-keys-for-the-internet

This Week’s Quote: “There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare.” —Sun Tzu

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