Posts tagged: regulation

Dec 06 2015

Bogosity Podcast for 7 December 2015

Co-Host: Travis Retriever

News of the Bogus:

21:39 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Manhattan District Attorney http://manhattanda.org/sites/default/files/11.18.15%20Report%20on%20Smartphone%20Encryption%20and%20Public%20Safety.pdf

33:25 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Clare Foges http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/12008689/Why-is-Silicon-Valley-helping-the-tech-savvy-jihadists.html

This Week’s Quote: “The people who are speaking best to this are the psychologists who look at what it is like to live under constant gaze, or under the threat of constant gaze…it makes you different. It makes you more conformist. It makes you less willing to think new thoughts, to try new ideas. It stagnates society…Any social change you look at, whether it’s civil rights or marijuana legalization, whatever your issue is, it starts by people at this end where it is socially unacceptable doing it and having it be okay. And then it spreads slowly. Ubiquitous surveillance at this end stops that process cold.” —Bruce Schneier

Nov 01 2015

Bogosity Podcast for 2 November 2015

News of the Bogus:

12:25 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: The US Department of Justice https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20151024/04573732612/doj-claims-apple-should-be-forced-to-decrypt-iphones-because-it-customers-only-license-operating-system.shtml

20:52 – Idiot Extraordinaire: The New York Times https://reason.com/blog/2015/10/27/new-york-times-nail-salon-unvarnished

This Week’s Quote: “If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you’re mis-informed.” —Mark Twain

Sep 06 2015

Bogosity Podcast for 7 September 2015

Co-Host: Jonathan Loesche

News of the Bogus:

21:53 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Konami (nominatd by Dave Turcotte) http://ps4daily.com/2015/09/kojima-retweets-fan-made-mgs-5-pic-konami-files-copyright-claim/

26:23 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Cumberland County, NC Sheriff’s Office http://reason.com/blog/2015/09/02/teen-boy-will-be-charged-as-adult-for-ha

This Week’s Quote: “Only one thing is impossible for God: To find any sense in any copyright law on the planet.” —Mark Twain

May 03 2015

Bogosity Podcast for 4 May 2015

Co-Host: Chris Hangartner

News of the Bogus:

29:43 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: ESPN
https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150427/11334530812/espn-sues-verizon-trying-to-give-consumers-what-they-want.shtml

34:45 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Senators Dianne Feinstein and Susan Collins https://simpleunhookedliving.wordpress.com/2015/04/26/lawmakers-want-fda-to-crack-down-on-soap-makers/

This Week’s Quote: “The Democratic and Republican parties [are] two apparently distinct political entities feeding at the same corporate trough.” —Ralph Nader

Oct 12 2014

Bogosity Podcast for 13 October 2014

Co-Host: Travis Retriever

News of the Bogus:

35:32 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Dr. Oz http://theness.com/neurologicablog/index.php/dr-oz-autism-and-gmos/
Spurious Correlations http://www.tylervigen.com/

45:05 – Idiot Extraordinaire: European adult industry http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2014/oct/05/sex-sell-decline-british-porn-xbiz-regulations-children

This Week’s Quote: “[W]e published a whole series of studies of regulation and its effects. Almost all the studies–perhaps all the studies–suggested that the results of regulation had been bad, that the prices were higher, that the product was worse adapted to the needs of consumers, than it otherwise would have been…I can’t remember one that’s good…There were so many studies, and the result was quite universal: The effects were bad.” —Ronald Coase

Aug 24 2014

Bogosity Podcast for 25 August 2014

Co-Host: Jonathan Loesche

News of the Bogus:

19:20 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: San Francisco http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/san-francisco-bans-sale-plastic-water-bottles-climate-change

Idiot Extraordinaire: Summerville (SC) High School & Summerville Police http://www.nbc12.com/story/26319685/cops-summerville-high-school-student-arrested-after-writing-threatening-message-on-assignment

This Week’s Quote: “It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.” —Ben Franklin

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