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November 4th, 2016 by Michael Sauers

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September 23rd, 2016 by Michael Sauers

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September 9th, 2016 by Michael Sauers

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July 8th, 2016 by Michael Sauers

Phil Zimmermann, the creator of PGP and Silent Phone is our guest at Google, talking about communications security. How large scale deployments of end-to-end secure communications take place, the challenges this brings and the influence this focus on Enterprise has brought to the end-user. Published on Jul 6, 2016

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June 2nd, 2016 by Michael Sauers

July 14, 2008. Details @ Wikipedia.

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May 26th, 2016 by Michael Sauers

September 9, 2008 to be exact. Listen here.

Many of us use it every day and have trouble remembering life without it.  The usefulness and ubiquity of the Internet has made looking for information as easy as pushing a button.  The personal computer created an Internet where anyone with a keyboard could be master and commander of the World Wide Web. Now,Internet-centered products — such as iPhones, Xboxes, and TiVos — can’t be easily modified by anyone except their vendors and are killing the innovation of the once-open Internet according Jonathan Zittrain, co-founder of the Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society.

In a new book titled The Future of the Internet — And How to Stop It, Zittrain argues that the Internet’s current trajectory is one of lost opportunity. Zittrain reasons that the seemingly endless Internet is on a path to tighter security— such as car GPS systems reconfigured at the demand of law enforcement to eavesdrop on occupants.

Today Michael Sauers, the “Travelin’ Librarian” from the Nebraska Library Commission talks with guest host Stephen Steigman about how the salvation of the Internet lies in the hands of the users. Drawing on generative technologies like Wikipedia that have so far survived their own successes, we’ll discuss how to develop new technologies and social structures that allow users to work creatively and collaboratively, and participate in solutions. We’ll look at the role technology is playing in library services (both good and bad) and we’ll examine search engines and how to use the latest Web 2.0 – from improving basic search skills and evaluating search results to making the best use of search engines. We’ll also discuss digital rights management, creative commons, and other copyright issues.

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May 20th, 2016 by Michael Sauers

My HP didn’t want to boot any more and it had been giving me fits for ages so instead of fixing it again I just ordered a new box all together. Presenting the Cybertron Hellion XPredator X1. (No I’m not making that up.) Not everything’s hooked up yet nor transferred from the old drives, but it’s up and running and purring like a kitten. Here’s some of the specs:

  • System: AMD FX-6300 3.50GHz Six-Core Processor | AMD 760G Chipset | 16GB DDR3 | 1TB HDD | Genuine Windows 10 Home 64-Bit Pre-Installed
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 740 2GB Video Card | 24X DVD±RW Dual-Layer Drive | Audio: 7.1 Channel | Gigabit LAN | Keyboard and Mouse
  • Expansion Bays/Slots Total(Free): 3(1) Ext. 5.25″ | 6(5) Int. 3.5/2.5″ | 1(0) PCI | 1(0) PCI-E x1 | 1(0) PCI-E x16 | 4(2) DIMM 240P
  • Connectivity: 4x USB 3.0 | 4x USB 2.0 | 1x RJ-45 Network Ethernet 10/100/1000 | Wireless 802.11bgn | Audio | 1x DVI | 1x HDMI | 1x VGA
  • Chassis: Aerocool Xpredator X1 Gaming Mid-Tower w/400 Watt Power Supply | 1 Year Parts & Labor Warranty | Free Lifetime Tech Support

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May 17th, 2016 by Michael Sauers

Then (this morning):iPod Touch & iHome

Now (tomorrow morning):Amazon Echo Dot

Header image CC Clemens v. Vogelsang

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May 13th, 2016 by Michael Sauers

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April 28th, 2016 by Michael Sauers

The original netbook, 2008.

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