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Jun 04 2017

Bogosity Podcast for 4 June 2017

Co-Host: Charles Thomas

News of the Bogus:

19:25 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Net Neutrality advocates https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/05/identity-theft-victims-ask-fcc-to-clean-up-fake-anti-net-neutrality-comments/

27:17 – Idiot Extraordinaire: US Army http://www.9news.com.au/world/2017/05/25/13/26/us-army-lost-more-than-a-billion-worth-of-weapons-and-equipment

This Week’s Quote: “An idiot is no smarter if a billion people agree with him and a genius is no dumber if a billion people don’t.” —Jonah Goldberg


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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

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

Nov 22 2015

Bogosity Podcast for 23 November 2015

Co-Host: Charles Thomas

News of the Bogus:

38:39 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Anne Frank Fonds https://torrentfreak.com/anne-frank-scandal-an-underreported-copyright-monopoly-abuse-151115/

49:41 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Klein Collins High School http://www.houstonpress.com/news/drug-test-proves-high-school-girl-wasnt-high-school-suspends-her-anyway-7926436

This Week’s Quote: “Americans have been selling this view around the world: that progress comes from perfect protection of intellectual property. Notwithstanding the fact that the most innovative and progressive space we’ve seen—the Internet—has been the place where intellectual property has been least respected. You know, facts don’t get in the way of this ideology.” —Lawrence Lessig

Aug 02 2015

Bogosity Podcast for 3 August 2015

Co-Host: Travis Retriever

News of the Bogus:

41:52 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Lisa Monaco (nominated by Dallas Wildman) https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/response/edward-snowden

49:38 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Marie Lodi http://jezebel.com/is-office-air-conditioning-a-sexist-conspiracy-1719883384

57:58 – Tag: Erin Pizzey https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erin_Pizzey

This Week’s Quote: “The rest of us have never embraced your victim mentality; we are not victims. We are people, the same way that men are. We are equal, yet different. We, unlike you, realize that is not mutually exclusive.” —Lori Ziganto

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

May 10 2015

Bogosity Podcast for 11 May 2015

Co-Host: Tim Dyson

News of the Bogus:

45:10 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Richard Fowler (nominated by Gabriel Lee DiMatteo) https://www.facebook.com/TheKellyFile/videos/1654857174729141/

52:07 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Boeing http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/nasty-boeing-dreamliner-bug-could-shut-down-your-plane-in-mid-air/

This Week’s Quote: “It is insufficient to protect ourselves with laws; we need to protect ourselves with mathematics. Encryption is too important to be left solely to governments.” —Bruce Schneier

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

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

Feb 22 2015

Bogosity Podcast for 23 February 2015

Co-Host: Charles Thomas

News of the Bogus:

23:55 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Eric Posner http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/view_from_chicago/2015/02/university_speech_codes_students_are_children_who_must_be_protected.single.html

30:23 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Ford Motor Company https://media.ford.com/content/fordmedia/fna/us/en/news/2015/01/23/mustang-common-password.html

This Week’s Quote: “Rather than reacting to every risk we hear and see, we should make an effort to discern which ones we can do something about.” —Ben Carson

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