GeekSpeak for 2012-06-09

Internet TV up in Flame

Bonnie Jean Primbsch joins Miles and Lyle to talk a bit about KUSP, pledging to the station, the Flame bot net, and TV advertising both online and off.

Dish Chief: TV Needs to Change - WSJ.com

Dish Network Corp. DISH  Chairman Charlie Ergen said a new ad-skipping feature that has infuriated major broadcast TV networks is a “competitively necessary” response to the explosion of cheap Internet video. That Web video threatens the pay-TV ecosystem, he added, and it is partly caused by the TV networks themselves.

Dish Network chief defends new ad-skipping feature

Dish chairman Charlie Ergen believes the service’s new ad-skipping Auto Hop feature is a necessary response to the lure of Web TV, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

Flame was designed by world-class scientists

“The Flame espionage malware that infected computers in Iran achieved mathematic breakthroughs that could only have been accomplished by world-class cryptographers, two of the world’s foremost cryptography experts said.”

Flame authors order computer infection to commit suicide

“The creators of the Flame cyber-espionage threat ordered infected computers still under their control to download and execute a component designed to remove all traces of the malware and prevent forensic analysis, security researchers from Symantec said on Wednesday.”

Shapeways 3D Printing - Make Your Ideas Real

Create 3d Objects on your computer, or with a pencil and paper, and Shapeways can help you sell a physical object.

3D Printing is here for everyone. Go there, check it out, really cool — lyle

OpenRelief Launches Open Source Disaster Relief Drone

“We’ll never forget last year’s LinuxCon Japan conference, which took place shortly after the devastating Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in March. As the country still reeled from the disaster, LinuxCon presenters discussed how open source software could contribute to disaster relief.”

Insight: Intel's plans for virtual

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Intel is counting on facial-recognition technology for targeted ads and a team of veteran entertainment dealmakers to win over reluctant media partners for its new virtual television service.

LinkedIn Password Leak: Salt Their Hide

“6.5 million unsalted SHA1 hashed LinkedIn passwords have appeared in the criminal underground. There are two words in that sentence that should cause LinkedIn no end of concern: ‘unsalted’ and ‘SHA1.’”

The Password Show on GeekSpeak

A quick, hour-long, discussion about passwords: Or how I learned to stop worrying and embrace the entropy.

Miles and Lyle really get into the details of passwords.

Full moon affects Large Hadron Collider

“Biologists often have to do some very technically difficult experiments that, for one or another mysterious reason, will sometimes fail and fail badly. It’s not unheard of for the victims of these failures to jokingly blame the phase of the Moon. But it was a bit of a surprise to find out that the physicists running the LHC actually do see odd behavior caused by the phase of the Moon.”