Liberty Net: November 2, 2013


by Kevin Strom, WB4AIO

THE LIBERTY NET is now approaching its 40th anniversary and over almost all of that time it has been led by Vic, W1WCR — who, impressively, is still the Net’s present net control operator! The Liberty Net is a social network, a free speech forum, and a true amateur radio institution.

Listen: Liberty Net 11/2″]

Here’s a small sample of the concepts and issues debated on the net this session:

• Google Glass allows you to wear a special pair of glasses and see Internet content, take pictures, get directions, and other functions while navigating what is still called “the real world.” Some jurisdictions have banned these glasses, ostensibly for safety and privacy reasons. (25 minutes)

• Intel has come out with a new V-PRO processor chip with its own separate invisible operating system and separate invisible 3G network access. This could allow “maintenance access” to help an engineer fix your system — but who else, from the government or otherwise, might also tap in? So far, only Intel has this feature. (31 minutes)

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Liberty Net: October 26, 2013


by Kevin Strom, WB4AIO

NOW THAT Standard Time is in force across the US, propagation for the Liberty Net should be continent-wide even at the start of the net — so Western stations, try checking in this week!

Listen: Liberty Net 10/26″]

Here’s a small selection of the many ideas debated on the net this time:

• The people running “Obamacare” now promise that, really for sure, their Web site will be running by late November. Are you absolutely certain that these are the people in whom you want to entrust your life? (11 minutes)

• With the ever-lower cost of USB hard drives, there’s no reason not to make rolling backups of all your computer’s data and protect yourself from hard drive failure, fire, and thieves. (25 minutes)

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Liberty Net: October 19, 2013


by Kevin Strom, WB4AIO

AMATEUR RADIO is not only a hobby — it is a community. In my life, it has brought me into contact with some of the best minds and kindest people I have ever known in my life, many of those being participants and leading figures in the highest-IQ and most warm-hearted net in the history of amateur radio — the Liberty Net. Check in and join us this week!

Listen: Liberty Net 10/19″]

Here’s a small selection of the many ideas debated on the net this time:

• An increase in the “national debt” of $328 billion in one day! Just another proof that we have government by, of, and for the bankers. (7 minutes)

• Another “enrichment of our culture” coming from African immigrants is the practice of “breast ironing,” which involves the flattening (and permanent deformation) of adolescent females’ developing breasts with hot irons, stones, and other objects. (10 minutes)

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