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

Podcasting Live

Tonight on GeekNights, we somewhat half-assedly cover the broad technical issues of recording a live show in front of an audience. In the news, dark matter's existence is confirmed, AOL leaks a pile of search information, and an Irish company (Steorn) claims to have discovered perpetual motion.

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