The first Episode with Matt as a co-host.
Detroit’s Emergency Dispatch System Fails
When the Emergency Dispatch system failed, the backup didn’t’ work. There had been no testing the backup system.
Car with gun panics Detroit suburb
source: boing boing
Shelby Township Police Chief Roland Woelkers stands with the 1944 M20 armored vehicle that was impounded Thursday, July 4, 2013 after a series of 911 calls captured the fear of suburban Detroit residents reporting a vehicle with a mounted machine gun that they thought was firing shots on the Fourth of July. The armor-plated military-type vehicle that featured a modified World War II .50-caliber machine gun had been converted to fire compressed gas, which produced bright flashes and loud gunfire sounds. Police in Macomb County’s Shelby Township say a man in his 40s was arrested and they confiscated the vehicle. He was released Friday and charges are pending. DETROIT NEWS OUT; Photo: Detroit Free Press,Christina Hall
Fighting Street Gangs With Military Counter-Insurgency Software
Military software engineers have developed a program that can predict the social structures of street gangs. Philip Ball explains how it could help fight crime.
Exposed SSH Key Means US Emergency Alert System Can Be Hacked
Default keys… is this what lead to the zombi broadcasts?
France kills three-strikes copyright disconnections
source: Boing Boing
Hey look, the three strikes law didn’t work… what a surprise….
Old reader moving to the united states:
source: The Old Reader
As we promised, right now The Old Reader is getting a hardware upgrade it really needs.
We are taking 6 million feeds, relocating them 5000 miles away and importing into the new database servers in the United States, increasing database capacity three times and adding over 10 times the network capacity.
Our estimates show that whole migration will take around 48 hours.
Sorry that it’s taking so long, it’ll be tough for us as well.
We will be keeping you updated via Twitter and Status page to make sure you know as soon as it is back up and running again.
Thank you for your incredible patience.
A random picture of a cat to make it less painful:
*note there will be an update to this next regular podcast*
Opt Out of AT&T Tracking you
source: Life Hacker
You’ve been auto-opted in. easy to opt out. doesn’t like – in your user id.
Spanish Chatbot to hunt pedos
Spanish Uni created bot that plays the part of 14yo girl online to get pedos.
When Negobot first enters into a chat room conversation, it starts at level 0, in which it’s neutral. If the person doesn’t appear to be interested in talking to the chatbot, it gets more insistent about having a conversation, by introducing topics that will hopefully capture their attention. In doing so, it proceeds through levels -1 to -3. (can it say: entrapment?)
The university has “field tested” Negobot on Google’s chat service, and has entered into a collaborative agreement with the Basque Country police force, which is interested in implementing the technology.