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Strategic Defense Initiative - Curious Minds Podcast

Ronald Reagan’s Strategic Defense (SDI) Initiative, AKA – “Star Wars” | Curious Minds Podcast

In 1983, president Ronald Reagan shocked the world when he announced that the United States was developing an ultra-modern defense system against intercontinental ballistic missiles. Hundreds of billions of dollars were invested in the system’s development – But then, in 1991, the Soviet Union collapsed, and with it – the Star Wars initiative. Was Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative the reason for the Soviet Union’s collapse?


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Nuclear Deterrence cold war By Aviation Technology Space Channel
Vintage Nuclear Preparedness Educational Film from 1950’s By Radiation Prevention
President Ronald Reagan Introduces SDI on March 23, 1983 By High Frontier
2014 FTG 06b By MDAbmds
The Blueshift (Kxmode Remix) – Dorris Terrible by kxmode
BNA – DARK DANCE INTRO
alxdmusic – jade by alxd
Falling of the Berlin Wall 1989 By Video CC Comercial

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The History of File Sharing, Part 2: Grokster & BitTorrent | Curious Minds Podcast

The fall of Napster (see Part I of this series) has left a vacuum in the world of file sharing – and as the saying goes, the Internet abhors vacuum… Various File Sharing programs such as Gnutella, Kazaa and others quickly filled the void.
In this episode, we’ll describe Grokster’s legal battle against the Record Companies, the sinister poisoning of file sharing networks by OverPeer – and the rise of BitTorrent.

Guest in this episode: Brett Bendistis, from The Citizen’s Guide to the Supreme Court Podcast!


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Penske File (demo mix) by Steely Chan
Darkness by xclntr
Sinister Pt. 2 by ¡SplastiC

File Sharing History - Curious Minds Podcast

The History of File Sharing, Part 1 (of 2): The Rise & Fall of Napster | Curious Minds Podcast

Napster, a revolutionary Peer-to-Peer file sharing software, was launched in 1999 – and forever changed the media world. In this episode, we’ll tell the story of Sean Fanning and Sean Parker, its creators, and talk about the legal battle it fought with the record companies – and Metallica.

Guest in this episode: Brett Bendistis, from The Citizen’s Guide to the Supreme Court Podcast!

Also recommended: The History of Byzantium – A podcast telling the story of the Roman Empire from 476 AD to 1453.


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Nightmares by myuu
Exploring the Inferno by myuu
Crime Scene (Film Score) by myuu

Stuxnet - Curious Minds Podcast

Stuxnet, Pt. 3: Flame & Duqu | Curious Minds

A 3-parts series on Stuxnet, the malware that struck the Iranian Nuclear Program. Exploring the first cyber-weapon in-depth, including its target, creators and implications on cyber security.


Stuxnet - Curious Minds PodcastIn this episode, the last of the series, we’ll learn about Stuxnet’s creators and their motives  – and get to know Flame & Duqu, Stuxnet’s sinister sisters…

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outbrain engineering: CMPod the molecular clock

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Facing Darkness By myuu
A Strange World of Chaos By Bjarke Tan
Led Zeppelin Cover By Alex28698
Tension By Jeff Math
Hava Nagila By Hiram Castruita
Tense Thriller Cue By Steven O’Brien
House of Evil By Jason Shaw
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Stuxnet, Pt.2: Uranium Enrichment | Curious Minds

A 3-parts series on Stuxnet, the malware that struck the Iranian Nuclear Program. Exploring the first cyber-weapon in-depth, including its target, creators, and implications on cyber security.


Stuxnet - Curious Minds PodcastOne of the urgent questions following Stuxnet’s discovery was the identity of its target. When this was finally revealed – Iran’s Uranium Enrichment facility – it also exposed the extent of its creator’s brilliance.

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Stuxnet Episode #2 is now part of the new malicious life Podcast


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outbrain engineering: CMPod the molecular clock

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Facing Darkness By myuu
A Strange World of Chaos By Bjarke Tan
Bidad – Homayun By Azadeh Shamee
Tension By Jeff Math

Digital Preservation & The Domesday Project | Curious Minds

Digital Preservation - Curious Minds PodcastIn the 1980’s, the British BBC invested millions of pounds on what should have been a technological marvel: a modern version of the famous medieval Domesday Book. Less then 15 years later, it’s system was unusable. Compare that expensive failure to the longevity of the Domesday Book: a record written on paper in Latin in the 11th century and is still readable today. What can these two case studies tell us about the challenges and potential solutions to Digital Preservation?

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