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Published on Jan 22, 2014

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!


LINKS:

Why Women Aren't Welcome on the Internet - Amanda Hess
http://www.psmag.com/navigation/healt...

Let's Be Real: Online Harassment Isn't 'Virtual' For Women - Jill Filipovic
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/cafe/let...

Where My Ladies At? - Emily Grasslie
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRNt7Z...

Defcon 18 Changing threats to privacy - Moxie Marlinspike
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eG0KrT...

Why study villains, scoundrels, and rule breakers? - Whitney Phillips
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAubx3...

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"Carry on Carillon" by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)
Level 5: Room for the Homeless
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"Bouncy Castle" by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)
":P" by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)
Binaerpilot "Geeks"
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"Squarehead" by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)
Chiptune - Kenzalol
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