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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 02:31 PM
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"Hacking Democracy" - HBO documentary starring Andy Stephenson
http://www.hbo.com/docs/programs/hackingdemocracy/index...

Just got this from Andy's partner, Ted:

"Looks like Andy has hit the 'Big Time!' Andy was in a 30 minute documentary released in 2004 titled "Votergate." But now in time for the elections the film makers (Russ & Rob) have used additional footage to make an updated full length documentary feature titled "Hacking Democracy" and dedicated the film to Andy. It will be released on HBO this coming Thursday, Nov. 2nd. Additional showing will air. Hope you all get a chance to see it! Russ tells me there is footage of Andy in it I haven't seen. I'm on pins and needles! LOL, Ted"

(emphasis mine)

It airs 11/2 at 9pm.
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bananas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 02:32 PM
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1. In that case, his wikipedia entry should be brought back. nt
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 02:32 PM
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2. Oh man, you beat me by SECONDS!
lol! I was JUST coming to post this. :hi:
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question everything Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:47 PM
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39. See also
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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 02:33 PM
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3. Wow, thanks for the update!
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 02:35 PM
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4. For those of us who don't have HBO
is there a way to save a copy of this in a way the rest of us can see?
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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 04:28 PM
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27. I would like to know the same thing!
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Janice325 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:29 PM
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29. I'd love to see it too, but I don't have HBO.
Help, please.
I think it's terrific that it's dedicated to Andy. Please make sure folks know that it is dedicated to Andy so it won't necessarily turn into a bashing of "the unnamed you-know-who."
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:34 PM
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33. I'm sure it will wind up on mininova or some other torrent site
If it does and you don't have the connection to download it I can probably burn you a copy.
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:47 PM
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35. Have I mentioned lately
that you're wonderful? :loveya:

If you hear that it's downloadable somewhere please let me know. I don't every download anything so I wouldn't see it, but I have a HUGE IP connection here at work, so I should have no problems downloading it.
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:28 PM
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44. I'll keep an eye out for it, no cable here either.
:*
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Marnieworld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 02:35 PM
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5. Another way it's Andy's election.
I wish they would have released it sooner than just a few days before the election but I'll take any publicity I can get. Must see TV!

:patriot:
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 02:36 PM
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6. I'm anxious to see this, and that dedication is so sweet and deserved! nt
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 02:37 PM
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7. Pic of Andy on the HBO page
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 02:39 PM by WilliamPitt


That's him plowing through Diebold garbage to find evidence. He called it "dumpster diving." :)

Another on the page:



That's Andy to the left.

Sounds like the show is going to be a Bev Harris fest, from reading the description.
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 02:40 PM
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10. Is that Ida Briggs with Andy?
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 02:40 PM
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11. Probably Bev
but hard to tell.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:13 PM
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19. It's Bev
:scared:
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:48 PM
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22. Thanks!
Too bad she's going to be featured so prominently. Scary, indeed!
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trumad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 02:42 PM
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13. Yeah--and I betcha Bev is spitting nails knowing that it's dedicated to Andy...
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librechik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:55 PM
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24. she's in it, so I'm sure she'll be fine
heard a radio interview with her about it.
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 02:37 PM
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8. Can't wait! LOVE YOU ANDY!
:hi: :hug: :cry:
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 02:39 PM
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9. I was aware this was debuting on Thursday, but didn't
know it was dedicated to Andy. I posted something last week about it, but people who commented were less than enthusiastic because the review mentioned that Bev was featured in it.

Thanks for posting this, Will. Maybe now that people know it's dedicated to Andy there will be a better response. I think it's an important documentary, Bev or no Bev.
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Cooley Hurd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 02:41 PM
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12. Judging by the HBO website, it seems like there's more focus on...
...Bev Harris than anyone else. :grr:

But, nice to see Andy mentioned.
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johnaries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 02:43 PM
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14. K&R
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 02:47 PM
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15. XOXO, Termite and Andy.
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 02:50 PM
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16. Sweet!

For Andy!
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Daphne08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 02:51 PM
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17. I am so happy that Andy's work will be rewarded.
He must be smiling down on us right now.

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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 02:54 PM
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18. That's great. Andy would love this. I hope Ted enjoys it ,too.
:)
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truedelphi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 12:07 AM
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47. If you know someone that will tape it, DVD it or
whatever, please let me know

Will work for tape of Andy
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 01:37 AM
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48. HI, neighbor. I'll see who we can draft. I'll be phonebanking
that night for Chris Daly. There has to be someone in this town that can hook us up. :)
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truedelphi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 10:13 AM
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55. Much obliged! n/t
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Stand and Fight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:32 PM
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20. Pacific or Eastern?
Gotta be sure to check this one out.
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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:35 PM
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21. I'll be setting TiVo, thanks for the heads up!
:woohoo:
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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:53 PM
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23. "Imperial America" by Gore Vidal
mentions (and quotes) Andy Stephenson on pages 36-37.

I look forward to the HBO documentary.
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BelgianMadCow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:34 PM
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30. I'd give my left hand for your bookshelf, phew
that, and the time & energy to read it :-)
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w4rma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 04:00 PM
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25. I hope someone saved Stephenson's wiki page, because this should put him
back up there. This should quell the administrators' problems with him not being famous enough.
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 04:05 PM
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26. Thank you. I look forward to seeing it.
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 04:33 PM
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28. I sent the trailer out to my friends.............
strangely enough I was speaking about electronic voting & hacking on Sat. and of course mentioned Andy several times.
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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:11 PM
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31. Thanks for the good news
I wish so much Andy had lived to see this history in the making...history he helped create.
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gully Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:28 PM
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32. Wow.
Andy is pulling strings from the great beyond -
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MindMatter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:37 PM
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34. For those us us not up to speed ...
Can you please provide a little more background on this project and story line?

I must say the hacker metaphor immediately raises the fur on my neck. That is like saying, Enron proves that is it possible for hackers to sneak into a great, successful, well-managed, highly ethical, multi-billion dollar American corporation and sneak away with loads of booty.

No, it didn't happen that way. Enron was an inside job. And the clear and present threat to our elections is not from hackers, although that seems to be the only story line that anybody in the media is willing to run. The threat is clearly from the inside, not the outside.

I hope that this project is using the hacker metaphor only to attract interest, and then gets to the real issues.
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:22 PM
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40. check you PM n/t
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BeHereNow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:57 PM
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36. YES!!! I can't wait to see it, thanks for posting about this Will
Andy, this one's for YOU.
BHN
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rumpel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:13 PM
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37. What great news...
thanks, Will.

Marking my calendar....
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:40 PM
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38. Thanks for the heads up! I'll be watching. n/t
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:23 PM
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41. I already had it set to TIVO but it's seems fitting Andy gets his due
thanks Will

:hi:
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lildreamer316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:25 PM
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42. HELL YES!!
I am so pumped about this!!!
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:27 PM
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43. Wish I had cable, I would have loved to see this.
Thank you Andy for bringing this to our attention.
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New Earth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:29 PM
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45. i wish i had HBO
:(
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:04 PM
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46. Will it be available as a DVD? n/t
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upi402 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 01:48 AM
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49. That's what I'll havta do -watch a dvd
it's not at Amazon.com yet.
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symbolman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 02:12 AM
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50. Self deleted
Edited on Tue Oct-31-06 02:16 AM by symbolman
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 08:15 AM
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54. .
Edited on Tue Oct-31-06 08:24 AM by WilliamPitt
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BlueEyedSon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 06:37 AM
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51. TiVo set, k&r
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 07:17 AM
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52. This is terrific! Thanks for the reminder. K&R.
I'm looking forward to it, as well. Andy deserves this for all his hard work. And he was one of my first friends on DU. :loveya:
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Lochloosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 07:38 AM
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53. Back to the top for Andy...
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-01-06 11:01 AM
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56. So nice to see him honored this way...
this makes me think of those last weeks... makes me well up to think he may be somehow aware of this, and pleased.
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