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Byte Into IT - 28 August 2013

August 28th, 2013

Episode 321 of 416 episodes

On this week's Byte: Guests: Joe Miles, Victorian Senate Candidate for the Pirate Party, talks to the Byte team about the position of minor parties when it comes to technological issues such as the NBN, information security, copyright, IT in education, mandatory ISP filtering and consumer equity. Thom Ryan from BoothRev.net talks about his website, which allows voters to review different polling places to get the most out of their election day experience. Warren reviews Ashton Kutcher's performance in 'Jobs', a biopic about the life of Steve Jobs. News: Ballmer announces retirement from Microsoft Sourceforge, open source code repo trailblazer, now delivers installers with drive by malware New York Times down this morning for the second time in a month. Opportunites and Events: Melbourne Security Hub - Friday, August 30, 2013This presentation will develop how to combine the powerful code parsing feature provided by compilers to improve C-based (ie. C, C++, Objective-C) to help finding vulnerabilities in the code review process. Melbourne Writers Festival, FreeloadingSaturday 31 August 5:30pmVanessa Toholka interviews critic and writer Chris Ruen Is open data the key to the most liveable city in the world? - Monday the 2nd of SeptemberThis public lecture will be recorded and broadcast via YouTube. Web Directions: What Do You Know Melbourne - Thursday 5 SeptemberTen fast and furious five-minute presentations showing off web development or design techniques. Election day websites:Here are some handy websites to help make the voting experience a bit easier to deal with: www.belowtheline.org.au www.politifact.com.au www.abc.net.au/votecompass election.crikey.com.au/cash-tracker/ Presented by Vanessa Toholka, Warren Davies and Lachlan Simpson http://profiles.google.com/byteintoit http://twitter.com/byteintoit

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