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Tagesschau Video Podcast Archive?

Does anybody know about any archive of the Tagesschau Video Podcast (German TV news)? I'm collecting the videos, and I missed the shows from November 8th and November 13th, and they only provide 7 days of "backlog", after a week they seem to remove the videos (which sucks!)...

Thanks in advance!

Project Censored: Top 25 stories ignored by media in past year

Ok, this list should be pretty old news by now, but — by definition — the content of it is not. Because... it's simply not in the news:

The Top 25 stories ignored by media in past year (via Project Censored):

  • Future of Internet Debate Ignored by Media
  • Halliburton Charged with Selling Nuclear Technologies to Iran
  • Oceans of the World in Extreme Danger
  • Hunger and Homelessness Increasing in the US
  • High-Tech Genocide in Congo
  • Federal Whistleblower Protection in Jeopardy
  • US Operatives Torture Detainees to Death in Afghanistan and Iraq
  • Pentagon Exempt from Freedom of Information Act
  • The World Bank Funds Israel-Palestine Wall
  • Expanded Air War in Iraq Kills More Civilians
  • Dangers of Genetically Modified Food Confirmed
  • Pentagon Plans to Build New Landmines
  • New Evidence Establishes Dangers of Roundup
  • Homeland Security Contracts KBR to Build Detention Centers in the US
  • Chemical Industry is EPA’s Primary Research Partner
  • Ecuador and Mexico Defy US on International Criminal Court
  • Iraq Invasion Promotes OPEC Agenda
  • Physicist Challenges Official 9-11 Story
  • Destruction of Rainforests Worst Ever
  • Bottled Water: A Global Environmental Problem
  • Gold Mining Threatens Ancient Andean Glaciers
  • $Billions in Homeland Security Spending Undisclosed
  • US Oil Targets Kyoto in Europe
  • Cheney’s Halliburton Stock Rose Over 3000 Percent Last Year
  • US Military in Paraguay Threatens Region

Full list with more details here...

(via Boing Boing)

Random Linux news

Enough spamming, back to work.

Why disk-encryption is not only useful for paranoid computer geeks

According to this (German) spiegel.de article, thieves have stolen a hard drive from the recording studio of the quite popular German band Rosenstolz.

Among the contents of the drive are unreleased songs from the past six years and two songs which should be released on a new single in a few weeks. Apparently those two songs on the drive were the only instance they had, off-site backups only contained older "beta" versions of the songs. As the band is touring at the moment (i.e. no time for re-recording the songs), it's unclear whether the single can be released in time.

Lessons learned:

  • Backups, backups, backups!
  • Disk-encryption is not only for paranoid computer geeks, but also for normal people like you and me[1]. Really! If that hard drive would have been encrypted they would still suffer because of the lack of good backups, but at least their unreleased songs wouldn't have fallen in the hands of the thieves. I bet those songs will soon appear in P2P networks around the globe[2].

(via Fefe)

[1] Well, I am a paranoid computer geek, and I'm probably not a normal person, but you get the point ;-)
[2] Oh, and if the thieves are stupid enough they will get caught while uploading the files ;-)

Podcasting and iPodder

iPodder screenshot

The world has a new podcasting fan — me. I noticed that iPodder has entered Debian unstable a few days ago (thanks Hilko Bengen!). After a few problems (see bug #326686 for a solution), it now works and looks quite nice to me. I have never used iTunes, so I can't really comment on how iPodder compares to it (anyone?). Also, please leave a comment if you can recommend any other (better?) free software "podcatcher". I noticed podracer, a command line program, which is nice for "headless" usage...

I subscribed to a few initial podcasts for now, more will certainly follow:

My subscribed feeds are available as OPML file, I'll update the list from time to time... Any recommendations for good podcasts are welcome!

Oh, and I'm also thinking of starting my own podcast soon, stay tuned!

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