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15% Extra – Show 183 – 4 January 2019

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Welcome to 2019
UK ISP censorship of the web is going to far. Again.
We wave goodbye to another pioneer of the internet.
As it is the beginning of a new year we have a look back at the security and social media disasters of 2018 and wonder if lessons will be learned.
A new year and the infamous Windows 10 Halloween update still haunts us!
WACUP for Winamp is finally public so you can join me in enjoying the cool new features, and as a treat listeners get access to a funky collection of Winamp skins hosted at WebAmp.
A new dawn in space for the Human race, as China land on the far side of the moon.
The mystery of “the great unconformity” may be over as researchers discover where 4km of the Earth surface disappeared.

Thanks to the listeners for their contributions as always.
Special thanks to WACUP and Vivaldi  and TeamViewer

TRACK LIST

The Stranglers — Nuclear Device
Metallica — Hero of the Day
Aggro1White Zombie vs. Misanthrop
Pomegranate Tiger — Color Theory
LeeBeats — The Otherside Island (Red Hot Chili Peppers vs. Pendulum)
Deep Purple — Sun Goes Down
Kraftwerk — Boing Boom Tschak
The Flaming Lips — The Great Gig In the Sky
Static-X — Monster
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard — Gamma Knife

Every major UK mobile network is now blocking the Web Archive / Wayback machine
https://www.blocked.org.uk/site/archive.org

Another greybeard has left us: Packet pioneer Larry Roberts dies at 81
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/02/arpanet_larry_roberts_dies_aged_81/

It’s the end of 2018, and this is your year in security
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/12/27/2018_the_year_in_security/

Year in Malware 2018: The most prominent threats Talos tracked this year
https://blog.talosintelligence.com/2018/12/year-in-malware-2018-most-prominent.html

2019 Malware Trends to Watch

2019 Malware Trends to Watch

Zuckerberg sees ‘progress’ for Facebook after tumultuous year
https://phys.org/news/2018-12-zuckerberg-facebook-tumultuous-year.html

Mark Zuckerberg Criticized For End-Of-Year Facebook Message

Facecrooks scam notifications
https://www.facebook.com/Facecrooks/

Chromecast Hacker Calls it Quits After Hearing FBI Is Looking Into Him
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/chromecast-hacker-calls-it-quits-after-hearing-fbi-is-looking-into-him/

Apple stock plummets 8% on news of grim Q1 2019 outlook
https://arstechnica.com/?p=1435387
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/03/apple_earnings_warning/
Apple rival paves way for ban on some iPhones in Germany
https://phys.org/news/2019-01-apple-rival-paves-iphones-germany.html
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/04/qualcomm_posts_billioneuro_bond/

Crystal ball gazers declare that Windows 10 has finally overtaken Windows 7
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/02/windows_10_overtakes_windows_7/
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/01/windows-10-edges-past-windows-7-to-become-most-widely-used-windows/

The Halloween update still haunts us
Updating to Windows 10 1809 Deactivates Built-in Admin Account
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/updating-to-windows-10-1809-deactivates-built-in-admin-account/

Windows 10 October 2018 Update Bug Breaks FLAC Support
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-october-2018-update-bug-breaks-flac-support/

WACUP (Winamp Community Update Project) Preview build
https://getwacup.com/preview/

Check out http://skins.webamp.org where you can find the largest collection of classic Winamp skins

Mickey Mouse and Batman will soon be public domain—here’s what that means
https://arstechnica.com/?p=1434409

PhysicsForums
https://www.physicsforums.com

What could have wiped 3km of rock off the entire Earth?
https://arstechnica.com/?p=1434295
https://phys.org/news/2019-01-crust-layer-blamed-snowball-earth.html

New Horizons has a successful flyby of the Kuiper Belt’s bowling pin
https://arstechnica.com/?p=1434677
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/03/new_horizons_ultima_thule/

China makes history by landing on the far side of the Moon
https://arstechnica.com/?p=1435375
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/03/china_moon_mission/
https://phys.org/news/2019-01-china-moon-space.html

Thanks to listener Mike Parry for recommending some useful SDR kit