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Episode 183

This Week In Tech 183: Pirates' Circus



  • Gina's Todo.txt bash script
  • New Zealand copyright blackout.
  • Using the idea of "keeping the Internet free of child pornography" as a ruse for censorship.
  • The Digital TV conversion
  • Watching TV online
  • Pirate Bay trial

Notable Quotes

"The TV we’re not watching is nowhere near as good as the books we’re not reading, the website we’re not looking at, the 3-minute youtube highlights of the TV we’re not watching, the games we’re not playing.” Cory Doctorow (at 48:40).

"They are an emergent phenomenon of beer and Swedes." In reference to the Pirate Bay. Cory Doctorow (at ~58:00).

Significant Products

  • Git distributed revision control software.



No Audible Ad this week


Production Information

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Production Notes

  • Recorded Date: February 22, 2009
  • Release Date: February 23, 2009
  • Duration: 1:23:35
  • Log line:
  • Edited by: Tony
  • Notes: Inserted the Gotomypc ad after recording.
  • removed two swear words at 44:38 and 45:20
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