Linux Outlaws 315 – Hitler Was from Sheffield

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0:00:50 INTRODUCTION

Bruce Springsteen on stage in Wembley — for the first time since 1988

Bruce Springsteen on stage in Wembley — for the first time since 1988

0:20:06 SECURITY THEATRE

0:24:39 RELEASES & NEWS

1:13:01 FEEDBACK

Supporters: Thanks to  Jeff GehlbachArmin KraussJay TowartJohn Dulaney and everyone who flattr’d us!

We had other emails this week from Alison Chaiken and Florian E.

Song: Feel Free! Plastic Surgery! from the album Guess Who’s a Mess by Brad Sucks (licensed Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 3.0)

Bruce Springsteen: Thunder Road live in Wembley, 15 June 2013

10 Responses to “Linux Outlaws 315 – Hitler Was from Sheffield”

  1. Pierre Filiatreault

    Hi,

    Thank you for the infos on the movie Der Untergang. I watched it. It disturbed and shaked me. Truly is a masterpiece. I think I won’t find the Hitler’s rants as funny anymore, though.

  2. fabsh

    It’s good, isn’t it? Bruno Ganz is one hell of an actor, isn’t he?

  3. Peter

    Hi. One thing to think about with ejabberd. Passwords are stored in plaintext.

  4. basse

    those films mentioned are good.. but if you want great you watch lola rennt.

    (and hi btw been listening you from beginning. great show)

    .b

  5. fabsh

    I prefer “Der Untergang” and “Das Boot” but to each their own. :)

  6. David Willson

    I wish you’d stop acting as if it’s ok for government security agencies to go above the law. When you do that, I want to tell you to go fuck yourself, and not in a nice way.

    We’re surprised and outraged because in the US the Constitution is the highest law, trumping all others. It’s intent is to limit the power of the government, to protect the people. The 4th Amendment to our Constitution guarantees privacy in very specific, comprehensive language.

    For my part, I believe in the right to privacy. I realize some don’t care. Maybe you don’t. But most folks I talk to believe that governments big and small should do full disclosure, they should be forthcoming about what is and is not private.

    So, I believe that NOW is a lovely time to have a worldwide discussion about big governments, how perhaps they should fuck off and mind their own business more often, how they should remember that the world isn’t a company and we don’t need to be managed, we just need defense of life and liberty. NOW, thanks to Snowden and others like him, maybe we can talk about getting some of our fucking freedom back.

  7. David Willson

    Otherwise, I love the show and listen faithfully. Hugs.

  8. David Willson

    Oh, one more thing: Downfall is great, and Bruno Ganz deserves an award.

  9. fabsh

    I wish you’d stop acting as if it’s ok for government security agencies to go above the law.

    When did I ever say that? Please provide me with the episode and timecode where I supposedly said that. Hint: I didn’t.

    We’re surprised and outraged because in the US the Constitution is the highest law, trumping all others.

    Actually, it is not. Constitutions never directly trump other laws. You need a constitutional court to decide on that usually (in the US that would be the Supreme Court, in Germany the BVerfG). I would advise you to read the PATRIOT Act, the NDAA and the FISA stuff and compare that. Depending on wether the Supreme Court upholds those powers for the executive, I don’t see how you can use the Constitution to get around it. Your only option would be to change the actual laws.

    For my part, I believe in the right to privacy. I realize some don’t care. Maybe you don’t. But most folks I talk to believe that governments big and small should do full disclosure, they should be forthcoming about what is and is not private.

    You need to realise that I was not discussing on that level. I started our discussion by saying “no matter if you think this is morally right or not” or something to that effect. I have addressed these privacy problems on the show years ago. I was the one who got shit for months because I said I trust companies more than the government. But that wasn’t the point of this discussion. The point was that I am not surprised that it happened because most of our governments have legalised this stuff in the last 20 years. It was bound to be going on. That’s why these laws were passed.

  10. fabsh

    Oh, one more thing: Downfall is great, and Bruno Ganz deserves an award.

    He got several German film awards and the Federal Order of Merit (the highest honour that the German government can bestow upon a non-German).

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