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demystifying technology and revealing greater truths about computing culture with Akshay, Tara and Teshika


Monday, December 17
fsck 50 — Internet Advertising

This is our 50th episode (so old), with original hosts Sean and Sherwin guesting via Skype. Talking about: – Kickstarters Fiction Fingerprinting and SPORTSFRIENDS featuring the game Johann Sebastian Joust! Why it’s called that, we don’t know. – Amazon in Ubuntu? – INTERNET ADVERTISING: Does it work? Why are web ads still so annoying? Why can’t we…

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demystifying technology and revealing greater truths about computing culture with Akshay, Tara and Teshika


Sunday, December 2
fsck 49: Syrian Internet takedown

Akshay has a Windows Phone, and he seems to think it’s “better than the iPhone”, “beautiful” and “sturdy”! This week, we talk about how the Syrian government completely shut down its country’s internet for about 2 days last week. We discuss what power governments have over Internet access, ways they can take it down and…

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demystifying technology and revealing greater truths about computing culture with Akshay, Tara and Teshika


Sunday, November 18
fsck 48: microtargetting elections

It’s Thanksgiving break, so no show this week — but here’s last week’s episode, in which we discussed: – The TI-84 in COLOUR – Fighting against ceasing and desisting Middle Earth (or the Middle Earth Roleplaying Project) (petition here) – ORCA, Project Narwhal, Project Dreamcatcher and how Messrs Obama and Romney used tons of information…

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demystifying technology and revealing greater truths about computing culture with Akshay, Tara and Teshika


Monday, November 5
fsck 47: torrents

Missed yesterday’s episode? Listen right here! Don’t miss the dollar deal on our Kickstarter of the week, the Backbone mobile stand ($1, including shipping, limited stock!). We talk about that, the iPad mini + nook HD, and how to start torrenting. Also, protip: before you vote, learn if your senator is tech-friendly over at CrunchGov.

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demystifying technology and revealing greater truths about computing culture with Akshay, Tara and Teshika


Tuesday, October 23
fsck 44: Foxconn

AND WE’RE BACK! We’re talking bout the Like A Hug Vest, being poked by robots, and then we get all philosophical and layer blanket statement on blanket statement in our discussion of FOXCONN and Asian factories that literally make everything. What do they make? How? Forced internships? What is an internship, even?? All this, life-saving…

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