In a very special episode this week, Mike rethinks his approach to the episode. Most of you have heard the phrase “Don’t Feed the Trolls”, but do trolls actually serve a purpose? Found everywhere people converse online, their combative rhetoric can be annoying, even harmful. Can a valid argument be made for the value of trolls? Watch Red Shirt Mike vs Blue Shirt Mike deliberate!
Why Women Aren’t Welcome on the Internet – Amanda Hess
Let’s Be Real: Online Harassment Isn’t ‘Virtual’ For Women – Jill Filipovic
Where My Ladies At? – Emily Grasslie
Defcon 18 Changing threats to privacy – Moxie Marlinspike
Why study villains, scoundrels, and rule breakers? – Whitney Phillips
“Europe” by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)
“Carry on Carillon” by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)
Level 5: Room for the Homeless
“Bouncy Castle” by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)
“:P” by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)
“Squarehead” by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)
Chiptune – Kenzalol
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