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Dec 4, 2020 Ahuka
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Summary: A look at a federated alternative to Instagram. Series: Social Media Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3220 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3220/hpr3220_source.flac Maybe you want to share some photos with your family and friends. You could use Instagram, but that is part of the Surveillance Capitalist media environment. Fortunately, there is a privacy-respecting federated alternative called PixelFed. This episode is an introduction to that platform. Links:...
Topics: social media, alternative, Fediverse, ActivityPub, PixelFed, photo sharing
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Summary: How to place fake prank calls into podcasts and what does TTS have to do with this Series: Linux Inlaws Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3219 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3219/hpr3219_source.mp3 In this episode, Chris is harassed by quite a few artificial nuisance callers, among drug lords, Irish nurses and some random Linux Inlaws Chief Financial Officer. Based on these examples, our two heroes discuss the history and current state of text-to- speech...
Topics: voice recognition, text to speech, wavenet, tacotron 2, DeepSpeech, Lyrebird
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Dec 2, 2020 Paul Quirk
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Summary: A brief introduction to RAW photography, the Darktable application, and then sheep may safely graze Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3218 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3218/hpr3218_source.flac https://darktable.org/ https://musopen.org/music/3446-the-lively-hunt-is-all-my-hearts-desire-bwv-208/ @paul@cloud.pquirk.com @quirk@mastodon.social
Topics: darktable, RAW, photo, photography, editing
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Dec 1, 2020 Brian in Ohio
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Summary: My first Internet of Things device, without using python Series: Hobby Electronics Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3217 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3217/hpr3217_source.flac 1 introduction 1.1 back in Ohio using my regular voice 1.2 espeak is no worse than operat0rs audio and we all love his shows. 2 the problem 2.1 where i live the water table is high and basement flooding is a problem https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Black_Swamp 2.2 to counteract...
Topics: raspberry pi, slackware
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Nov 30, 2020 Jeroen Baten
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Summary: Steps I have taken up to now for buying a second home in another country Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3216 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3216/hpr3216_source.flac funda.nl Do geo query on overpass-turbo.eu Find query to query villages here: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Overpass_API/Overpass_API_by_Example The box on the right is the viewport that you will get data from. Used python to convert xml file to Postgres sql table Run query for all...
Topics: second-house, france
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Nov 27, 2020 Ahuka
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Summary: I briefly had a 3-D printer and gave it away. This is why. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3215 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3215/hpr3215_source.flac Ken Fallon asked for shows abut 3-D printers and I told him I had given mine away. So of course he asked for a show about why I had done that. This is that show. https://olfconference.org/ https://2021.penguicon.org/ https://canonical.com/ https://www.vmware.com/...
Topics: 3-D Printers, prosthetics
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Nov 26, 2020 operat0r
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Summary: I go over history of websites and the complex nature of security in complex websites Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3214 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3214/hpr3214_source.mp3 In this show I go over history of websites and the complex nature of security in complex websites
Topics: internet, security, history, html
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Nov 25, 2020 Paul Quirk
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Summary: I discuss why and how I stay safe when working with electricity, with some ear candy at the end. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3213 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3213/hpr3213_source.flac Circuit breaker failures: Breaker Panel Explosion DB-25 Circuit Breaker Blows Up Electrical socket failures: Multiple socket outlet catching fire Loose wires cause fires. Please be safe!
Topics: Electrical, safety, code, electricity, electrocution
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Summary: Beeza's laptop is away being fixed. Can he manage for a few days using just his Raspberry Pi 3B? Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3212 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3212/hpr3212_source.flac My Dell laptop had to go away to have a new cooling fan fitted. I've got 3 other laptops to call upon, but instead I decided to conduct an experiment I've theorised about for ages. Could a Raspberry Pi 3B serve as my daily driver? This idea goes back some way and...
Topics: Raspberry Pi, Software Review
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Nov 23, 2020 operat0r
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Summary: Info about chainsaws and what I know so far! Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3211 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3211/hpr3211_source.mp3 In this episode operat0r shares his experiences with chainsaws.
Topics: outdoors, outdoor, outside, mechanic, small engine repair, repair, home, home repair, chainsaws
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Nov 20, 2020 Ahuka
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Summary: Patterns and Gradients are useful for drawing with more than just color. Series: GIMP Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3210 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3210/hpr3210_source.flac Patterns and Gradients let you create images that go beyond simple colors and let you create more interesting images. And using them also means we begin to see how to combine a variety of tools, like paint tools, selection tools, and brushes, to create the effects we want in our...
Topics: GIMP, images, photos, graphics, patterns, gradients
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Nov 19, 2020 monochromec
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Summary: Chat with Frank Karlitschek about Nextcloud and forking your company Series: Linux Inlaws Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3209 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3209/hpr3209_source.mp3 Nextcloud: https://nextcloud.com PHP: https://www.php.net
Topics: Nextcloud, PHP, Golang, forking a company, technical debt
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Summary: I got a Wacom tablet to use with my Pinebook, and then share my thoughts on the recent DMCA takedown Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3208 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3208/hpr3208_source.flac My fediverse address: @paul @cloud.pquirk.com See my first Wacom doodle here: https://cloud.pquirk.com/index.php/s/CAnAwwD6S6AczC6 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizens_United_v._Federal_Election_Commission...
Topics: Pinebook, Pro, Wacom, tablet, DMCA, takedown, Youtube, Canadian, Canada, Music
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Nov 17, 2020 Ken Fallon
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Summary: Ken talks to the original HPR and Today with a Techie Admin. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3207 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3207/hpr3207_source.wav In this rambling episode, we talk to Enigma about the old days of HPR. He helped out with Today With A Techie and Droops asked him if he would like lead the project. After 300 episodes he, Dual Parallel , Droops , and StankDawg decided to pivot and rebrand as Hacker Public Radio. A nod to National Public...
Topics: HPR, TWAT, DDP, Infonomicon, Binrev, RFA
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Nov 16, 2020 klaatu
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Summary: I discuss some easy workarounds to make tabletop RPGs easy for both sighted and non-sighted players Series: Tabletop Gaming Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3206 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3206/hpr3206_source.ogg Dungeons and Dragons, and most tabletop roleplaying games, are ideal platforms for players with low or no vision. However, because most players are sighted, you have to work-around some assumptions made by the rulebooks. I [currently] have...
Topics: dnd, blind, inclusive, 5e, tabletop, rpg
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Nov 13, 2020 operat0r
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Summary: Do you have backups of your backups? Well you better! Listen to this rant Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3205 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3205/hpr3205_source.ogg This is a general discussion about backups and cloud storage.
Topics: backups, cloud, spideroak, backup, cloud backup, cloud backups
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Nov 12, 2020 Thaj Sara
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Summary: Thaj gives his opinions and recommendations on how to get started in 3D printing Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3204 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3204/hpr3204_source.flac Getting started in 3D printing The FFF vs. FDM Debate Creality Ender 3 Where to go once you decide you need another 3D printer
Topic: 3D Printing
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Nov 11, 2020 Paul Quirk
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Summary: I discuss the hobby of retro computing in this episode. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3203 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3203/hpr3203_source.flac Some links of interest for the listener: Amiga emulation: https://fs-uae.net/ Commodore 8 bit emulation: https://vice-emu.sourceforge.io/ Atari emulation: https://hatari.tuxfamily.org/ Apple II emulation: https://apple2games.com/wiki/Apple_2_Emulators A site for the Color Computer: http://cocoquest.com/
Topics: retro, computing, Paul Quirk show, commodore, 64, 128, Vic 20, apple, ii, coco, 8 bit, PET, Atari
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Nov 10, 2020 Padraig Jerone Fallon
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Summary: In his first show, Padraig asks a big life question. Well ok more like an undead question. Series: Tabletop Gaming Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3202 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3202/hpr3202_source.wav In his first show - recorded on Halloween night, Padraig asks a big life question. Well ok more like an undead question. Which is better a Lich, or a Vampire. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lich_(Dungeons_%26_Dragons)...
Topics: DND, Vampires, Lich, Undead, Halloween
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Nov 9, 2020 Jeroen Baten
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Summary: Everything a newbie needs to know to start 3D printing Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3201 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3201/hpr3201_source.flac My Ender 3 printer from Creality Cura, open source from Ultimaker, https://ultimaker.com/nl/software/ultimaker-cura Octoprint, https://octoprint.org/
Topic: 3D-printing
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Nov 6, 2020 Ahuka
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Summary: How using Object Capabilities within ActivityPub could solve some problems with social media. Series: Social Media Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3200 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3200/hpr3200_source.flac Social media has some problems, and even federated media is not immune to them. OcapPub proposes to help reduce some problems by moving away from a fundamentally broken model revolving around identity and access to a better model involving objects...
Topics: social media, alternative, Fediverse, ActivityPub, OcapPub
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Nov 5, 2020 operat0r
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Summary: Pushing the definition of "Audible" to the limit, join us for some home repair tips Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3199 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3199/hpr3199_source.wav Join us for some home repairs, picking up tips and tricks on the way. Sorry for the bad audio. Bad Audio Weedeater Bugs Sprinkler Bubbles
Topics: home improvement, home repair, outdoors, outside
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Nov 4, 2020 Paul Quirk
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Summary: I talk about my thoughts on Income Life insurance, and then we listen to some Chopin Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3198 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3198/hpr3198_source.flac @paul@cloud.pquirk.com
Topics: Income, life, insurance, investment, investing, Chopin
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Nov 3, 2020 Dave Morriss
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Summary: Looking at another batch of writing equipment Series: The art of writing Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3197 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3197/hpr3197_source.flac Introduction This is the third in a short series about pens, pencils, writing paper and ink. In this episode I look at two Chinese fountain pens, a mechanical pencil, a gel pen, some inks and some paper. Long notes The main notes for this episode, including pictures, can be viewed here ....
Topics: fountain pen, gel pen, mechanical pencil, ink, paper
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Nov 2, 2020 HPR Volunteers
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Summary: Dave and Ken review the months happenings, and try various pronunciations of Cedric De Vroeys name. Series: HPR Community News Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3196 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3196/hpr3196_source.wav New hosts There were no new hosts this month. Last Month's Shows Id Day Date Title Host 3174 Thu 2020-10-01 Linux Inlaws S01E14: The big programming language panel monochromec 3175 Fri 2020-10-02 International Keyboard Ahuka 3176 Mon...
Topic: Community News
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Oct 30, 2020 Archer72
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Summary: Introducing a new podcast to me, with a special guest with an interest in amateur radio. Series: Podcast recommendations Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3195 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3195/hpr3195_source.flac Host Noah Cheliah Plenty of Linux security and IP cameras talk Focus on Free Software and related news Noah brings on a guest, who describe his ideal Ham Radio setup, which includes use of Software Defined radio....
Topics: linux, security, amateur radio
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Oct 29, 2020 monochromec
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Summary: Linux Inlaws S01E16: This is Linux Inlaws, a series on free and open source software, black humour a Series: Linux Inlaws Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3194 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3194/hpr3194_source.mp3 Halloween: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halloween Ancient vampire folklore: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vampire_folklore_by_region#Mesopotamia Blade franchise: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blade_(franchise) Judas history:...
Topics: Count, questions, vlad, legends, Halloween
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Oct 28, 2020 Paul Quirk
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Summary: Meet my new computer, a Pinebook Pro, as I explain my rationale, unbox it, and set it up. Series: Hardware upgrades Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3193 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3193/hpr3193_source.flac This is the place: https://www.pine64.org/
Topics: Pinebook, Pro, 64, unboxing
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Oct 27, 2020 MrX
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Summary: The LED revolution Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3192 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3192/hpr3192_source.flac LED History The history of the LED revolution is both long and complex but I'll do my best to cover it. Please forgive me if I mispronounce some of the materials and processes I'm not a lighting expert as I stated right back at the beginning of this series. The following excerpts are from Wikipedia; the link will be in the show notes,...
Topics: Electrical, Hacks
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Oct 26, 2020 Daniel Persson
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Summary: I will cover my experience of the Corona virus Series: Health and Healthcare Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3191 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3191/hpr3191_source.mp3 Swedish Health Authority Recommendation If sick stay at home. If you have symptoms take a test. Wash at least 20 seconds use alcohol with atleast 60% alcohol content. Don't touch your face with unwashed hands. Keep distance arm length (or 2m). Don't gather in large companies. Avoid public...
Topics: corona, sweden
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Oct 23, 2020 Ahuka
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Summary: Paint tools, and particularly the Paintbrush Tool, require the use of brushes. Series: GIMP Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3190 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3190/hpr3190_source.flac Brushes are a key part of using Paint tools, and in particular the Paintbrush Tool. And in this episode we look at how to work with, edit, download, and save different brushes. We look at the Brush Dialog, and examine the different settings that make them easier to work...
Topics: GIMP, images, photos, graphics, brushes
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Oct 22, 2020 Ken Fallon
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Summary: Ken explains how they dig graves when the ground is essentially sand Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3189 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3189/hpr3189_source.flac On a lock down walk in the local grave yard, Ken and his Wife stumble upon a new grave. As the soil is mostly sand, the graves need to be shored up to prevent collapse.
Topics: graves, sand, How Holland Works, Dutch, Netherlands
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Oct 21, 2020 Archer72
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Summary: Fixing up a dog coat for the cool weather. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3188 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3188/hpr3188_source.flac Thrift store quick fix for a dog coat. Ripped out stitches on defective velcro. Picture 1 Re-stitched with the flat surface facing up. Picture 2 Picture 3 Hot-glued replacement velcro. Picture 4 Profit Picture 5
Topic: sewing
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Oct 20, 2020 norrist
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Summary: How I use ansible to configure my OpenBSD router Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3187 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3187/hpr3187_source.ogg Ansible DHCPD and DNS Using Ansible to configure DHCPD and NDS on OpenBSD Host data is stored in csv files Ansible templates to create config files Restart services hostname-setup.yml --- - hosts: localhost tasks: - name: read subnet 10 read_csv: path: 10.csv fieldnames: mac,ip,hostname register: subnet_10 - name:...
Topics: ansible, dhcp, dns, openbsd
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Oct 19, 2020 MrX
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Summary: The history of lighting Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3186 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3186/hpr3186_source.flac A very brief history of lighting Natural light first came from fire Then using oil and fat with a wick Early candles used animal fat this smelled awful and tended to spit Some parts of world used whole animals as candles These early candles gave so little light that people generally just went to bed at sunset Electric lighting started...
Topics: Hardware, electrical
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Oct 16, 2020 Ahuka
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Summary: Infectious disease is one of the most important factors influencing human history Series: Health and Healthcare Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3185 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3185/hpr3185_source.flac This is a look at how infectious diseases have changed the course of human history. It is admittedly a bit Euro- or Western-centric since that is what I know best. But I think the point of its importance applies more broadly....
Topics: Health, Infectious Disease, History, Pandemics
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Oct 15, 2020 monochromec
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Summary: How to secure photos of your stick insect collection and more Series: Linux Inlaws Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3184 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3184/hpr3184_source.mp3 In this episode Martin discovers that protecting pictures of stick insects (rated XXX or not) on USB sticks (pun intended) can be an ardous endeavour indeed. Never mind eventually turning this into a business including web servers, shared file spaces and password storage. Additional...
Topics: IT Security, stick insects, Rainbow Escorts, Grumpy Old Coders
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Oct 14, 2020 Cedric De Vroey
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Summary: Zipfiles can contain all kinds of evilness and unpacking them can lead to unexpected results Series: Privacy and Security Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3183 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3183/hpr3183_source.ogg This show explains the concept of injecting symbolic links into zipfiles and how those can be used to attack a web application.
Topics: pentesting, security, hacking, zip
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Oct 13, 2020 Dave Morriss
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Summary: From Scotland, two HPR hosts chew the fat Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3182 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3182/hpr3182_source.flac Introduction Two HPR hosts from Scotland get together over Mumble one more time to chat about all manner of stuff. Andrew Conway Dave Morriss We recorded on Saturday 19 th September 2020, which was International Talk Like A Pirate Day , we but managed to avoid any utterances of ARRRR! , and the use of marlinspikes, fids...
Topics: COVID-19, SARS-Cov-2, Vitamin D, 6502 microprocessor, BBC Micro
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Oct 12, 2020 JWP
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Summary: JWP emails in a show about using VNC while out and about Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3181 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3181/hpr3181_source.mp3 Just a short podcast about RealVNC cloud offering. An interesting VNC option if you want to connect on the road or the at the coffee shop to a server back home without putting holes in your router. https://www.realvnc.com/en/news/what-vnc-cloud/
Topics: realvnc, remote computing
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Oct 9, 2020 Ahuka
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Summary: These few remaining tools are important, but don't fit neatly into one category. Series: GIMP Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3180 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3180/hpr3180_source.flac The Miscellaneous tools do a number of useful things without fitting neatly into a category. The Paths tool takes Selections up a notch and also lets you add interesting effects. Zoom is one you would use every day, and Measure is handy in some situations. Finally, GEGL...
Topics: GIMP, images, photos, graphics, paths, zoom, GEGL
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Oct 8, 2020 Archer72
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Summary: Describing two ways to install MakeMKV DVD/Blu-ray backup program on Fedora 32 Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3179 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3179/hpr3179_source.flac Installed Fedora 32 on a spare laptop Quick tip To ignore the handle switch on the laptop triggering a power off: Put HandleLidSwitch=ignore in /etc/systemd/logind.conf Install MakeMKV from source dnf install https://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-$(rpm -E...
Topics: dvd, blu-ray, backup
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Oct 7, 2020 Brian in Ohio
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Summary: While channeling Stephen Hawking, Brian in Ohio describes finishing and riding the bike Series: Bicycle Hacking Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3178 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3178/hpr3178_source.flac Websites: recycled recumbent: https://sites.google.com/site/recycledrecumbents/home cj hoyle milk crate tutorial: https://youtu.be/MvBx_74FzUk Gallery: 1 - Bending Tools This is how I clamped up the conduit bending tool in the trusty workmate. In this...
Topics: bicycle, recumbent
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Oct 6, 2020 norrist
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Summary: OpenVPN on a Free Tier VPS for securing phone trafic Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3177 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3177/hpr3177_source.ogg A basic overview of the VPN I use Linux on a free/low cost VPS Helper script install OpenVPN and generate client config file Transfer client config file to mobile device Install OpenVPN client on Mobile Device and import the config There are a few options for the Linux server. Free tier cloud providers AWS...
Topics: VPN, OpenVPN
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Oct 5, 2020 HPR Volunteers
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Summary: HPR Volunteers talk about shows released and comments posted in September 2020 Series: HPR Community News Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3176 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3176/hpr3176_source.flac New hosts There were no new hosts this month. Last Month's Shows Id Day Date Title Host 3152 Tue 2020-09-01 My Pocket Knives Dave Morriss 3153 Wed 2020-09-02 Fixing eBooks with Calibre and pdfcrop Ken Fallon 3154 Thu 2020-09-03 Make NextCloud your next cloud...
Topic: Community News
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Oct 2, 2020 Ahuka
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Summary: How I learned to implement a keyboard that lets me type in Spanish Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3175 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3175/hpr3175_source.flac I decided to use my time spent in relative isolation to do something productive and learn another language. I picked Spanish because I am hoping to visit Mexico and other Latin American countries whenever the plague lifts. I decided to document this for anyone who wants to know what options I...
Topics: Spanish, Language learning, typing foreign characters
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Summary: Our heroes host an eclectic panel of experts discussion C(++), Python and Rust. Series: Linux Inlaws Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3174 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3174/hpr3174_source.mp3 Shownotes: Bottlerocket: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2020/08/announcing-general-availability-of-bottlerocket Windows as a rolling release: https://ubuntupodcast.org/2020/08/27/s13e23-horseshoe LPC Rust in kernel:...
Topics: C++, Python, Rust, Rainbow Escorts, Halloween
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Sep 30, 2020 Ken Fallon
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Summary: A solution to the problem of updating difficult-to-reach Raspberry Pis in the enterprise. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3173 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3173/hpr3173_source.wav This is the final show in the miniseries on how to manage your RaspberryPis with ansible. The goal is to produce a common base Raspberry Pi OS image that doesn't change often but, once it's installed, can automatically be customized, maintained, and managed remotely. We will...
Topics: raspberrypi, rasbian, ansible, opensource.com
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Sep 29, 2020 Dave Morriss
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Summary: Second half of the chat between MrX and Dave Morriss Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3172 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3172/hpr3172_source.flac The two HPR hosts based in Edinburgh got together over Mumble on the evening of Sunday 23 rd August 2020 to have a chat during the COVID-19 pandemic. MrX Dave Morriss This is the second half of the conversation. For the first part see HPR show 3167 . Notes Some of the topics we discussed: Listening to podcasts...
Topics: COVID-19, physical isolation, discussion
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Sep 28, 2020 lostnbronx
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Summary: Lostnbronx tries eating nothing but Soylent, so you don't have to. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3171 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3171/hpr3171_source. I bought - and ate - a jar of Soylent, which is a powdered food replacement product. These are my thoughts. Company Website: https://soylent.com/ Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soylent_(meal_replacement)
Topics: soylent, food, health, diet, lostnbronx
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Sep 25, 2020 Ahuka
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Summary: With Color Tools you can adjust the colors and brightness of an image. Series: GIMP Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3170 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3170/hpr3170_source.flac Color Tools are where you can adjust the colors and brightness of an image.You can change the color balance, adjust individual colors or transparency without affecting other colors, and so on. This is the fourth of the four general groups of tools we will look at for GIMP. There...
Topics: GIMP, images, photos, graphics, color
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Sep 24, 2020 Paul Quirk
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Summary: A fine treat to satisfy your earholes. Series: All Songs Considered Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3169 All music in this episode is freely available from musopen.org. Links Beethoven Piano Sonata no. 14 in C-sharp minor 'Moonlight Sonata', Op. 27 no. 2 Beethoven Symphony no. 5 in C minor, Op. 67 Chopin Fantaisie - Impromptu, Op. 66 Beethoven Piano Sonata no. 8 in C minor 'Pathetique', Op. 13 Beethoven Piano Sonata no. 21 in C major 'Waldstein', Op. 53
Topics: Ludwig Van Beethoven, Fredrick Chopin, classical, energetic, music, public domain
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Sep 23, 2020 norrist
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Summary: Use iocage to manage freebsd jails Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3168 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3168/hpr3168_source.ogg FreeBSD Jails with iocage Introduction FreeBSD jails allow users to run multiple, isolated instances of FreeBSD on a single server. Iocage simplifies the management of FreeBSD Jails. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OS-level_virtualization The jails will be configured to bind to an IP address on the jail host's internal network. The...
Topic: BSD
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Sep 22, 2020 Dave Morriss
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Summary: MrX and Dave Morriss chat from opposite sides of the Pentland Hills, Edinburgh Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3167 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3167/hpr3167_source.flac Introduction Once again the two HPR hosts based in Edinburgh got together over Mumble to have a chat during the COVID-19 pandemic. MrX Dave Morriss We recorded this conversation in the evening of Sunday 23 rd August 2020. The audio was quite long when we’d finished, so we decided to...
Topics: COVID-19, physical isolation, discussion
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Sep 21, 2020 klaatu
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Summary: Klaatu uses Ansible to mirror a Git repo on two separate Git hosts Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3166 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3166/hpr3166_source.ogg I came up with a way to easily clone a repo living on Github and mirror it, with all the latest commits, on another Git host. You can schedule Ansible to run periodically to ensure your mirror stays updated. This is Dwayne Lee's improved implementation based on my original script .
Topics: ansible, sysadmin, git
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Sep 18, 2020 Ahuka
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Summary: Part two of how I am using a variety of tools to learn Spanish Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3165 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3165/hpr3165_source.flac I decided to use my time spent in relative isolation to do something productive and learn another language. I picked Spanish because I am hoping to visit Mexico and other Latin American countries whenever the plague lifts. I decided to document this for anyone who wants to know what options I found...
Topics: Spanish, Language learning
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Sep 17, 2020 Ahuka
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Summary: How I am using a variety of tools to learn Spanish Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3164 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3164/hpr3164_source.flac I decided to use my time spent in relative isolation to do something productive and learn another language. I picked Spanish because I am hoping to visit Mexico and other Latin American countries whenever the plague lifts. I decided to document this for anyone who wants to know what options I found and how they...
Topics: Spanish, Language learning
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Sep 16, 2020 monochromec
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Summary: Our old heroes discuss their legacy and how they arrived at open source software and communism Series: Linux Inlaws Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3163 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3163/hpr3163_source.mp3 brytlyt: https://www.brytlyt.com OS/2: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OS/2 CCP/M: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiuser_DOS#CCP/M-86 Communism and open source: https://medium.com/@diego.graziano/open-source-the-communism-of-knowledge-fe76334b9b10...
Topics: open source, communism, escort services, freedom, Mach, VMS, accounts
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Sep 15, 2020 klaatu
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Summary: Klaatu demonstrates some Ansible tricks, and how Ansible can be a better choice than scripting. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3162 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3162/hpr3162_source.ogg Introduction to Ansible.
Topics: ansible, sysadmin
Hacker Public Radio
Sep 14, 2020 Dave Morriss
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Summary: Another reply to MrX's episode on how he listens to podcasts Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3161 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3161/hpr3161_source.flac Introduction I have spoken in the past about the podcast management system I have created, but have never gone into much detail about how I manage the playing of episodes. Prompted by MrX’s HPR episode hpr3132, “Keeping track of where I am” I will describe it now. Long notes Follow this link to...
Topics: podcast, software, mp3 player, database
Hacker Public Radio
Sep 11, 2020 Ahuka
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Summary: With Transform Tools you can stretch, move, and crop the image. Series: GIMP Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3160 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3160/hpr3160_source.flac Transform Tools are where you start to manipulate an image. You can move it around, stretch it, rotate it, crop it, and so on. This is the third of the four groups of tools we will look at for GIMP. Links: https://docs.gimp.org/2.8/en/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transformation_matrix...
Topics: GIMP, images, photos, graphics, transform
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Sep 10, 2020 Paul Quirk
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Summary: All four movements of Vivaldi's Four Seasons, celebrating the Creative Commons license Series: All Songs Considered Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3159 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3159/hpr3159_source.flac Antonio Vivaldi composed The Four Seasons ('Le quattro stagioni' in its original Italian) in 1723. It is a set of 4 violin concertos that propose an early form of descriptive music: for example, Winter makes prominent use of pizzicato notes in high...
Topics: Vivaldi, four seasons, creative commons
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Sep 9, 2020 Cedric De Vroey
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Summary: A story about pentesting physical security Series: Privacy and Security Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3158 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3158/hpr3158_source.ogg Hello everyone, my name is Cedric and I'm here again with another story on pentesting and security, straight from the trenches. Today I'm going to share a story with you about an assignment we did some time ago for a large entertainment company. Our client, like many entertainment companies,...
Topics: pentesting, security, hacking, biometrics
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Sep 8, 2020 klaatu
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Summary: How and why to compost Series: Cooking Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3157 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3157/hpr3157_source. Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3157/hpr3157_source.ogg How to compost food scraps to produce nutrient-rich soil. It's natural!
Topics: food, rubbish, landfill, gardening
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Sep 7, 2020 HPR Volunteers
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Summary: HPR Volunteers talk about shows released and comments posted in August 2020 Series: HPR Community News Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3156 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3156/hpr3156_source.flac New hosts Welcome to our new host: Cedric De Vroey . Last Month's Shows Id Day Date Title Host 3131 Mon 2020-08-03 HPR Community News for July 2020 HPR Volunteers 3132 Tue 2020-08-04 Keeping track of where I am MrX 3133 Wed 2020-08-05 Quick tip - Using MPV with...
Topic: Community News
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Sep 4, 2020 Ahuka
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Summary: A recent update to LastPass added a Security Dashboard Series: Privacy and Security Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3155 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3155/hpr3155_source.flac LastPass is one of the password managers I use (along with Keepass), and recently they added a Security Dashboard feature to the product. I take a look at this dashboard and review some of the features. Links:...
Topics: LastPass, passwords, security, monitoring
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Sep 3, 2020 Paul Quirk
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Summary: I go into my reasons for using NextCloud, what it is, and why you might want it. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3154 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3154/hpr3154_source.flac My federated address is @paul@cloud.pquirk.com
Topics: Raspberry Pi, NextCloud, federated
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Sep 2, 2020 Ken Fallon
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Summary: Ken uses Calibre to convert a epub to PDF then uses pdfcrop to trim the margins Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3153 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3153/hpr3153_source.flac pdfcrop --margins '-4 -4 -4 -5' --clip input.pdf output.pdf calibre is a powerful and easy to use e-book manager. Users say it’s outstanding and a must-have. It’ll allow you to do nearly everything and it takes things a step beyond normal e-book software. It’s also completely...
Topics: calibre, pdfcrop, epub, pdf
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Sep 1, 2020 Dave Morriss
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Summary: I talk a little about some pocket knives I often carry Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3152 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3152/hpr3152_source.flac Introduction As a boy I was allowed to have a penknife from about the age of 10. Since then I have tended to carry pocket knives with me on a regular basis. I have three knives that often travel with me, though two might have become illegal in the UK in the recent past because they lock. The knives are:...
Topics: knife, pocket knife, penknife, Victorinox, Durol, Roxon
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Aug 31, 2020 Daniel Persson
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Summary: This is a reply to MrX episode on how to listen to podcasts Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3151 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3151/hpr3151_source.mp3 In this episode I talk about the program I use to listen to podcasts. BeyondPod which has a smart play feature where you can decide how to listen, in what order and how much of each podcast.
Topics: podcast, software, android
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Aug 28, 2020 Ahuka
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Summary: With Paint Tools you begin to operate on the image. Series: GIMP Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3150 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3150/hpr3150_source.flac Paint Tools are where you begin to add things to an image. You can add a large variety of things depending on the tool, from thin lines to broad strokes, to gradients, and so on. Links: https://docs.gimp.org/2.8/en/ https://www.ahuka.com/gimp/paint-tools/
Topics: GIMP, images, photos, graphics, paint, draw
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Aug 27, 2020 HPR_AudioBookClub
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Summary: The HPR Audiobook Club reviews the audiobook The Terrible Business of Salmon and Dusk by Myke Bartle Series: HPR_AudioBookClub Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3149 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3149/hpr3149_source.flac In this episode the HPR Audiobook Club discusses the audiobook The Terrible Business of Salmon & Dusk by Myke Bartlett Non-Spoiler Thoughts The terrible business of trying to listen to this book (technical difficulties abound) We talk...
Topics: Audiobook, Review, Creative Commons
Hacker Public Radio
Aug 26, 2020 Paul Quirk
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Summary: I go briefly into my own history that has lead me to choose open source software exclusively. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3148 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3148/hpr3148_source.flac My original website: http://psquirk.tripod.com
Topics: history, open source, matters, vic 20, amiga, commodore
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Aug 25, 2020 Ahuka
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Summary: NIST has concluded Round Two of the quantum encryption search and moved to Round Three Series: Privacy and Security Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3147 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3147/hpr3147_source.flac NIST initiated a competition to find and test algorithms for quantum encryption that would resist quantum decryption back in December of 2016. Two rounds of testing have been completed, and an initial group of 69 submissions have been winnowed to...
Topics: security, encryption, quantum computing
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Aug 24, 2020 operat0r
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Summary: What should I do and how should I do it ? Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3146 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3146/hpr3146_source.ogg A show about shows ?
Topics: podcasting, hpr