April Fools Day on the Internet

Tonight on GeekNights, we talk a bit about April Fool's Day. In the news, ICANN rejects .xxx again, and Ribena was advertised falsely.

Encryption

Tonight on GeekNights, we explain the basics of encryption. In the news, Hans Reiser pleads "not guilty," and Apple TV.

Version Control

Tonight on GeekNights, we talk about Version Control Systems, such as CVS or Subversion, in fairly nontechnical terms. In the news, we have a crazy lady and an interesting use of patents.

No Internets

Tonight on GeekNights there are no news or things of the day. We have no Internet, so we have no idea what is happening in the world, nor have we discovered any new entertaining things to share with you. Bear with us as we tell the story of our recent web withdrawal, and ponder the role of the net in our lives.

Network Address Translation

Tonight on GeekNights, we explain NAT (Network Address Translation) in layman's terms. In the news, Diebold may be getting out of the voting machine business, and Best Buy may be doing shady things with its intranet site.

Ports

Tonight on GeekNights we teach you about those ports on your computer. In the news, Dell is taking suggestions and MP3 patents are out of control.

Networking Layers in Layman's Terms

Tonight on GeekNights, we teach you all about MAC addresses, IP addresses and how that networking magic actually works. In the news, bees are mysteriously dying, and you can't sleep while driving ten times.

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