CODECS: Images

Tonight on GeekNights it's a boring show about raster image file formats. Otherwise, obese people are dumb and McDonald's spread a trojan.


Tonight on GeekNights, we begin a short series on CODECS. In the news, Scott rants about toxic carrots, and Google buys Youtube.

The News

Tonight on GeekNights, we consider how to follow the news. Speaking of which, Libsyn takes a stand, and DVD Jon is at it again.

"Free" Software Licenses

Tonight on GeekNights, we discuss the various issues surrounding software licensing, including "free as in beer" versus "free as in speech," the (L)GPL, Debian, and IceWeasel. In the news, hypoallergenic cats and the controversy.

Computer Sound

Tonight on GeekNights, in a bit of a cop-out (due chiefly to being exhausted), we talk a bit about computer sound. In the news, we have an ion-cooled PC and a turnabout in the recording industry. We also kick off Hockey Fight Week.

Origin Stories: Computing

Tonight on GeekNights, we begin Origins Week with a trip down memory lane as to the beginnings of our interest in computers. In the news, Wikipedia refuses to kowtow to Chinese censorship demands, and Mesothelioma falls from the top 50 Google adwords.

Bit Torrent

Tonight on GeekNights, we explain Bit Torrent in very accessible terms. As for the news, eco-terrorists cost the world a great man, and Microsoft DRM is broken with FairUse4WM

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