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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 836: PhoneBoy_ebooks

I set up a "fake" Twitter account a few weeks back based on the horse_ebooks account someone created a few years back. It's gotten a few responses, surprisingly.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 835: Piracy: It's a Thing

I'm not afraid to say it: piracy exists. It's out there, competing with legitimate methods of content distribution that are clearly not serving the needs of users. How come almost none of the coverage around "cord cutting" is willing to acknowledge this fact? How come the video content industry as a whole refuse to acknowledge the issue and actually try and address the problem the way the music industry has?

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 834: More Than You Bargained For

When you get that "good enough" phone, you may get some extra stuff you didn't expect. I'm not saying it's going to be true in every case, but it seems to happen more frequently on lower-end phones from unofficial sources.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 833: No Broadband In The Boonies

Good luck getting broadband in the boonies. The companies that supposedly offer service there frequently don't and aren't exactly forthcoming about their inability (or rather lack of desire) to do so, as one man who bought a house in nearby (to me) Kitsap County, WA recently found out.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 832: WiFi Magnet

One "flaw" in current smartphones: they prefer WiFi even when it results in a lower-quality experience for the end user.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 831: Drink The Weed Killer

Some douchebag from Monsanto gets on a news program and says their weed killer is safe enough to drink. Someone calls him on it. Hilarity ensues.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 830: TV Born Compromised

In an earlier episode I talked about an interview I saw of Rod Sterling from 1959. I watched it again and am amazed at just how prescient he was about how television was being influenced by advertisers. I wonder what he'd think of today's Internet.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 829: A Podcasting Loser

According to Howard Stern, I'm a loser because I podcast rather than attempt a radio career. I don't want a radio career, so who cares?

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 828: TouchTone™

I like a good logic puzzle game put pair it with a compelling story where you're uncovering a secret plot along the way? I'm in. Yes, the pro NSA rhetoric is thick in said story, but, relax. It's just a game.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 827: Imperfect365

The Perfect365 "selfie" app is just the next logical extension of women wearing makeup. Personally I don't like the resulting pictures but then again, I'm not all that into makeup either.

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Long ago, when I didn't work for Check Point Software, this site used to be a well-visited FAQ site on the Check Point firewall products. Nowadays, I sit in my virtual office and write about what I'm interested in, which includes: computers, telecom, VoIP Service, mobile phones, and many other forms of shiny gadgets.

Some other projects I'm doing include: PhoneBoy's Security Theater, where I discuss computer and network security-related topics, and PhoneBoy Speaks, a daily podcast where I discuss whatever technology and security issues are on my mind.