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- 05 / 04 / 2022 -
Trying to fix distortion, Alex has a non-working microphone on board a train, more info on the HOPE conference and how to support the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Emmanuel falsely tells everyone they're not allowed to talk about the Supreme Court leak, a testament to poor connectivity in the 21st century, Gila's thoughts on what the Supreme Court is apparently doing, reaction to Emmanuel's suggestion to get out into the streets, the jaded attitude people seem to have developed, how progress is composed of small steps, Alex is now on the phone, why it would be unheard of for a legal clerk to have been behind the leak, how the abortion issue can affect privacy as well, data mining of visits to family planning centers, Rob explains how phones are constantly tracking us, ways to think like a hacker in this situation, trying to reconnect to Alex, Elon Musk is taking over Twitter, the prospect of Trump being returned to Twitter, how the problem may be the concept of social media itself, how people don't have to give out their real info online, the United States is now going after non-citizens who visited the same North Korean cryptocurrency conference that Virgil Griffith went to, Alex gets a message from Virgil, more updates on HOPE.
Overtime: Alex continues to have problems on Amtrak, troubleshooting the problem and how it could have been avoided, the issue of extradition and how Virgil's case is being used to go after others, giving up on Alex, a call from Ontario, an election is coming in Ontario, how Premier Doug Ford supports abortion rights and health care as a Canadian conservative, Kyle gives an update on the advancing communications technology in Schefferville, memories of the trip up north Kyle and Emmanuel took in January of 2020, what the future holds for places like Schefferville, new train service is starting in northern Ontario, how Churchill is where another native-owned railway goes, a story of deep fakes with old movie stars, it's May the 4th and also the anniversary of the Kent State massacre, restarting old cartoons, how Fox News is basically making up poll numbers now, a discussion on how to counter what the Supreme Court is doing, Emmanuel explains to Rebel why he can't turn the volume up any higher, the possibility of a social engineering panel at HOPE, Emmanuel is confused as to whether the show is live or on tape, GoFundMe strategy, Kyle explains why money won't solve all problems, thoughts on going viral on YouTube, clarification on the New York City 2600 meeting, conveying messages from Alex to Bobson, why keeping Daylight Savings Time is a bad idea, concluding thoughts.
The issue of demonstrating outside Supreme Court justices' homes, the law that exists concerning this specific action, memories of demonstrating outside the federal courthouse in New York regarding the Kevin Mitnick case, why people should never be afraid to express themselves, Emmanuel's experience uncovering addresses of members of the Supreme Court, how Google Maps consistently provided the final clue, how laws have always backed up fascist regimes, ways of challenging laws, what leads people to not do enough, Gila gives a rundown of upcoming demonstrations against the overturning of Roe vs. Wade, thoughts on Russia's Victory Day parade this week, how hackers took over Russian televisions during the festivities, an update on actions by NB65, a Russian hacker threatens several countries and British ventilators, Emmanuel questions why ventilators need to be accessible remotely, virtual ticketing is now an option for A New HOPE, how to crash Google Docs, Elon Musk announces his plan to reinstate Donald Trump on Twitter, how Trump's removal actually had a calming effect, how someone with lots of followers who spreads lies has more of a negative effect than someone with few followers, Alex outlines how to be fair regarding the First Amendment, Gila gives a late-breaking update on this story, Musk's naive view on speech, people who claim to do their own research, judges who don't understand the technology they're ruling on, a Bulgarian rock song from this year's Eurovision contest.
Overtime: Rob gives advice on how to stay safe with your phone at protests, Emmanuel's issues with empowering bullies on Twitter, what constitutes actual censorship, Emmanuel's deleted Parler account, the issue of being able to decide who can use your platform, the law that applies to services with more than 50 million people, Emmanuel explains why users with a large amount of followers need to be held to a higher standard, Kyle describes how social media services have changed their purposes, messing with the levels as a caller is brought in, a question about long distance service, details of an FCC complaint against WBAI that mentions Emmanuel and "Off The Hook," the tremendous harm such frivolous complaints can cause, figuring out who's behind this, how the show interacts with the station, how the complaint was actually entertaining, memories of the station being shut down in 2019 and the ensuing media coverage, Bobson's reaction to the playing of the Bulgarian entry to Eurovision on "Off The Hook," Emmanuel's favorite entry came from Moldova, some more details about how Eurovision works, what Emmanuel heard on BBC Radio 5, Gila's favorite Eurovision moments, Gila describes the American counterpart to Eurovision, some advice on housing options during HOPE, some of the rules of the St. John's dormitories, preferred ways to get to the conference from Canada, where to find all of the travel options on the HOPE website, some facts about Amtrak trains, thoughts on sarcasm.
The show will not be on next week, a call to support WBAI, the deadline for HOPE talk proposals will be on May 31st, how there will be both in-person and virtual talks as well as virtual attendees, the Twitter takeover by Elon Musk is on hold, the issue of fake users, why this deal was a bad idea from the start, wondering how an Elon Musk tweet made it onto the 2600 timeline, some changes to online policy in the wake of the Buffalo white supremacist massacre are proposed by New York Governor Hochul, Alex reports on recently registered white power domains and how they turned out to be different than what they appeared to be, Kyle explains what it will take to make changes, Emmanuel's methods of fighting back against Fox News being played in public settings, Kyle reports on a UFO hearing in Congress, Emmanuel takes exception to the use of UAP instead of UFO, the fact that there was a closed door part of this hearing, memories of Gary McKinnon and the attempts to imprison him for hacking U.S. government computers in search of info on UFOs, a story on 6G hacking, reports on Tesla hacking, reports that Russian hackers were trying to influence this weekend's Eurovision voting, the Ukrainian winning entry.
Overtime: More thoughts on Eurovision, Gila's experience with a UAP, the space station will be visible in an hour, the levels appear to be perfect this week, audio and video channels run by retail establishments, looking forward to the info-beamer at HOPE, questions about how radio transmission works, listening to long distance stations on the AM band at night, Kyle recounts the time he picked up Cuba on the AM dial, the potential for radio content at A New HOPE, trying to allow Alex to get a word in, Emmanuel's memories of a shortwave radio in his car, why this was a bad idea, what a longwave radio is, what Rebel will bring to HOPE, how to connect two cups and string, finally giving out the phone number, an interesting Elon Musk video on YouTube, how ill-conceived laws could make it difficult to take down videos made by mass shooters, more on the complaint made to the FCC that mentioned "Off The Hook," a listener's idea on alternate ways to donate money to non-profits, appreciation from a listener, the toll-free number, a number to call to find out what your long distance company is, Kyle's advice to a caller on how to get through to customer service, a possible Twitter solution, info on an upcoming radio town hall, reading of an incredibly long URL, some clarification on HOPE policy that was sent out today, how MAGA hats have changed in meaning over the past few years, how criticism seems to be coming from all sides, an accusation of harassment from a member of TOOOL, how the HOPE coordinators have repeatedly addressed the problems of 2018, the incredible pressure being put on volunteers, the importance of a healthy dialogue as opposed to a hostile and judgmental one, the complexity of putting all of this together, berating Alex for missing the space station, a final call from Rebel, reminding people of the deadline for speaker submissions, ignoring and succumbing to the urge to curse, a reminder of home testing kits for COVID-19 being made available again.