Posts tagged: Bitcoin

Apr 16 2017

Bogosity Podcast for 16 April 2017

Co-Host: Travis Retriever

News of the Bogus:

25:13 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Patrick Harker https://news.bitcoin.com/fed-president-not-understand-bitcoin-concept-trust/

32:45 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Garadget http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-garadget-customer-20170406-story.html

This Week’s Quote: “However successful a man may be in his own business, if he turns from that and engages in a business which he does’t understand, he is like Samson when shorn of his locks: his strength has departed, and he becomes like other men.” —P.T. Barnum


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Feb 05 2017

Bogosity Podcast for 5 February 2017

Co-Host: Blake Pettys

News of the Bogus:

21:25 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Cockrell Hill Police Department https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170131/07340236595/police-say-no-evidence-value-was-lost-ransomware-attack-except-maybe-some-stuff-defense-lawyers-might-find-useful.shtml

27:35 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Nicholas Berthaume https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2017/02/01/federal-reserve-staffer-caught-mining-bitcoins-at-work-fined-5000/

This Week’s Quote: “Killing innocent people in retaliation for the sins of other people isn’t justice—it is terrorism. The terrorists were wrong to kill Americans to satisfy their grievances against American foreign policy. And to react to them by killing innocent foreigners would also be terrorism.” —Harry Browne

Jan 01 2017

2016 Wrap-Up

2016 Wrap-Up:

0:40 – Year in review

Idiot of the Year nominations:

This Week’s Quote: “Venezuela reaches the final stages of socialism: No toilet paper…Venezuela has demonstrated that ‘Socialism of the 21st Century’ is pretty much like socialism in the 20th century.” —David Boaz

May 08 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 9 May 2016

Co-Host: Travis Retriever

News of the Bogus:

25:20 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Craig Wright http://archive.bogosity.tv/wright/

43:06 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Richard Burr and Dianne Feinstein http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/04/14/burr_feinstein_bill_prompts_protests/

This Week’s Quote: “Government, when it is examined, turns out to be nothing more nor less than a group of fallible men with the political force to act as though they were infallible.” —Robert LeFevre

Apr 03 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 4 April 2016

Co-Host: Chris Hangartner

News of the Bogus:

23:07 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: New York http://www.coindesk.com/months-bitlicense-bitcoin-still-startups-await-approval-new-york/

28:31 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Judge Amanda Sammons http://www.knoxnews.com/news/crime-courts/defendants-barred-from-entering-court-arrested-for-being-late-records-show-2d7ac08e-4a20-4080-e053-0-371336111.html

This Week’s Quote: “The similarity of arguments against the abolition of slavery and arguments against the abolition of government (as we know it) should shake the faith of all Americans who still labor under the misconception that ours is a ‘government of the people, by the people, for the people.’ From where I stand, it looks distressingly like an institutional complex that rests on the same shaky intellectual foundations as slavery.” —Robert Higgs

Jan 24 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 25 January 2016

Co-Host: Charles Thomas

0:40 – News of the Bogus: Bitcoin Special

29:55 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Joseph I. Cassilly https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160104/07032833235/state-prosecutor-says-forfeiture-reform-is-legislators-funding-drug-dealers.shtml

39:21 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Facebook https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160106/06042833250/facebook-nixes-picture-bronze-mermaid-statue-showing-too-much-skin.shtml

This Week’s Quote: “The only valid censorship of ideas is the right of people not to listen.” —Tommy Smothers

Jul 19 2015

Bogosity Podcast for 20 July 2015

Co-Host: Jonathan Loesche

News of the Bogus:

26:26 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: The US Energy Information Administration http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/07/07/study-wind-farms-even-more-expensive-and-pointless-than-you-thought/

34:50 – Idiot Extraordinaire: The TSA https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/03/27/revealed-tsas-closely-held-behavior-checklist-spot-terrorists/

This Week’s Quote: “We can’t keep weapons out of prisons; we can’t possibly expect to keep them out of airports.” —Bruce Schneier

Jun 07 2015

Bogosity Podcast for 8 June 2015

Co-Hosts: Dave Turcotte and Travis Retriever

News of the Bogus:

38:21 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Los Angeles Labor unions http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2015/05/27/los_angeles_15_minimum_wage_labor_unions_want_to_be_exempt_from_it.html

45:02 – Idiot Extraordinaire: The TSA http://blog.erratasec.com/2015/06/understanding-tsa-math.html

This Week’s Quote: “At $8 billion per year, the TSA is the most expensive theatrical production in history.” —David Burge

Apr 05 2015

Bogosity Podcast for 6 April 2015

Co-Host: Dave Turcotte https://www.patreon.com/user?u=384100

News of the Bogus:

31:09 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Nick Bilton http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/19/style/could-wearable-computers-be-as-harmful-as-cigarettes.html

48:32 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Social Justice Warriors http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/22/opinion/sunday/judith-shulevitz-hiding-from-scary-ideas.html

1:07:22 – Tag: http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2nlmwx&s=8

This Week’s Quote: “The minority, the ruling class at present, has the schools and press, usually the Church as well, under its thumb. This enables it to organize and sway the emotions of the masses, and make its tool of them.” —Albert Einstein

Mar 15 2015

Bogosity Podcast for 16 March 2015

News of the Bogus:

18:00 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Tamil Film Producer’s Council http://torrentfreak.com/movie-group-to-kill-piracy-by-not-releasing-movies-for-months-150309/

21:30 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Andrew Hennells https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2015/03/10/armed-robber-caught-after-boasting-about-planned-stick-up-on-facebook/

This Week’s Quote: “I don’t want to live in a world where everything that I say, everything I do, everyone I talk to, every expression of creativity or love or friendship is recorded.” —Edward Snowden

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