HOPE 2020 - Saving Hacking from the Zaibatsus: A Memoir

Now that HOPE has wrapped, here's video recording of the panel that the_gibson, Tek, R¥, c0debabe, and I gave at HOPE 2020 this year, entitled Saving Hacking From Zaibatsus: A Memoir.

There is also a local copy of the video here (downloadable version), the 'official' copy at video.hackers.town (embedded above), and a streaming copy at the Internet Archive (downloadable version).

Well, there's your problem...

UPDATE: 20191230 - Uploaded a copy to my Peertube account.

From time to time I carp about how generally lousy our bandwidth is out here.  Verizon (our CLEC in the Bay Area) has all but given up on maintaining their infrastructure out here, aside from the bare minimum to keep the copper from turning to verdigris.  They gave up on deploying fiber some years ago (local mirror) some years ago, and from the poking around I've done on their side of the fence, their general stance in the Bay Area appears to be "Get everyone on celllar so we can ignore …

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Online talk about exocortices.

A couple of days ago I gave a talk online to some members of the Zero State about my exocortex.  It's a pretty informal talk done as a Hangout where I talk about some of the day to day stuff and where the project came from.  I didn't have any notes and it was completely unscripted.

Embedding is disabled for some reason so I can't just put the video here here.  Here's a direct link to the recording, here's a copy at my Peertube channel, and here's a local copy.

Photographs and video from the protest in Oakland, California on 4 December 2014.

From the protest I attended in Oakland, California on 4 December 2014, here are the photographs I took during the march as well as two short segments of video footage (one (local copy); two(local copy)) shot while on the move.

This work by The Doctor [412/724/301/703/415/510] is published under a Creative Commons By Attribution / Noncommercial / Share Alike v3.0 License.

Boots on the ground at the protests in Oakland, CA.

Disclaimer: I will attempt to be as unemotional and dispassionate as I can. I will undoubtedly fail for many reasons but I think I need to make the attempt anyway. I will make strive to comment only on what I witnessed personally, and keep what I (over-)heard to a minimum. I admit that I am an outsider and will do my best to not seem as if I am not. Nevertheless, compassion and conscience require me to speak out.

Disclaimer the second: I've probably forgotten details even though I have several pages of notes and will have to edit …

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Robotic martial artists, security guards, and androids.

Quite possibly the holy grail of robotics is the anthroform robot, a robot which is bipedal in configuration, just like a human or other great ape. As it turns out, it's very tricky to build such a robot without it being too heavy or having power requirements that are unreasonable in the extreme (which only exacerbates the former problem). The first real success in this field was Honda's ASIMO in the year 2000.ev, which most recently uses a lithium-ion power cell that permits one hour of continuous runtime for the robot. ASIMO is also, if you've ever seen a …

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Video from the Global Existential Risks and Radical Futures Conference is up.

UPDATE: 20191230 - Uploaded a copy of the video to my Peertube account.

In June of 2014 the Global Existential Risks and Radical Futures conference was held in Piedmont, California, which I was invited to present at. After a delay of a couple of months videos of the presentations have been uploaded to YouTube. Among them is the presentation I gave; the audio's a little quiet due to the accoustics of the building and the Q&A has been cut off at the end but it does have the entire talk (local mirror). The presentation's slides aren't in frame but I …

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