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Feb 10, 2023 Ahuka
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Summary: We continue our month-long stay in Benson, a town just southeast of Tucson. Series: Travel Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3790 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3790/hpr3790_source.flac We wrap up our stay in Tucson, Arizona and move over to Benson, Arizona, not far from Tucson. Here we will stay for a month. And we don't run out of things to do. This was one of our favorite stops of the trip. In this episode we visit an old west movie set, Saguaro...
Topics: Travel, RV life, Arizona, Tucson
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Jan 13, 2023 Ahuka
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Summary: We move to Benson, a town just southeast of Tucson, where we will stay for a month. Series: Travel Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3770 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3770/hpr3770_source.flac We wrap up our stay in Ajo, Arizona and move over to Benson, Arizona, not far from Tucson. Here we will stay for a month. And we don't run out of things to do. This was one of our favorite stops of the trip. Links: https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjzKvKF...
Topics: Travel, RV life, Arizona
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Dec 30, 2022 Ahuka
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Summary: This episode looks at a relatively new but promising alternative to Goodreads that is firmly in the Series: Social Media Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3760 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3760/hpr3760_source.flac Federated social media can open up some wonderful possibilities to reimagine some of the social apps we already use and find ways to do them better. In this episode I want to highlight a new contender for a Fediverse application that may be...
Topics: social media, alternative, Fediverse, ActivityPub, Goodreads, library, Bookwyrm
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Dec 16, 2022 Ahuka
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Summary: We move into Southern Arizona, near the Mexican border. Series: Travel Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3750 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3750/hpr3750_source.flac We wrap up our stay in Topock, Arizona and move down to Ajo, Arizona, not far from the Mexican border. Kevin gets a head cold and takes it easy for a few days, but we still manage to get out and see some things. At the end we repair our steps and head off to the Tucson area. Links:...
Topics: Travel, RV life, Arizona
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Dec 2, 2022 Ahuka
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Summary: More on DOS. This time it is using variables in batch files, and nesting batch files. Series: DOS Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3740 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3740/hpr3740_source.flac This final episode of the DOS series continues the look at batch files by first looking at how you can use variables in writing your batch files. Then we look at how batch files can be nested, that is, how one batch file can call another batch file, thus chaining...
Topics: DOS, early PC computing, batch files, variables, nesting
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Nov 18, 2022 Ahuka
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Summary: Hitting our first major stop in Arizona. Series: Travel Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3730 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3730/hpr3730_source.flac We get to our first major stop for a week in Topock, Arizona. From here we can check out places like Oatman, Arizona and Lake Havasu, Arizona. We make a few more mistakes, but learn from them. Links: https://www.palain.com/travel/into-arizona/
Topics: Travel, RV life, Arizona
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Nov 4, 2022 Ahuka
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Summary: More on DOS. This time it is using the ECHO command with batch files. Series: DOS Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3720 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3720/hpr3720_source.flac This continues our look at batch files by demonstrating the use of the ECHO command. This command can be used to display things on the screen, or hide them, as you wish. Links: https://www.ahuka.com/dos-lessons-for-self-study-purposes/dos-lesson-16-practicing-batch-files-with-echo/
Topics: DOS, early PC computing, batch files, ECHO
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Oct 21, 2022 Ahuka
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Summary: One more trip change, then on the road Series: Travel Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3710 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3710/hpr3710_source.flac Once again we had to change plans due to some health issues that were not serious but had to be dealt with. But we finally got on the road and started traveling. Links: https://blog.campersinn.com/blog/ultimate-rv-packing-list-for-a-first-time-camper https://www.palain.com/travel/changing-plans-2/
Topics: Travel, trip planning
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Oct 7, 2022 Ahuka
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Summary: More on DOS. This time it is Introduction to Batch Files Series: DOS Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3700 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3700/hpr3700_source.flac Batch files are an important topic to mastering DOS, and in this episode we begin exploring them. Batch files in DOS are similar to BASH scripts in Unix/Linux in that they let you run multiple commands from one file. Links:...
Topics: DOS, early PC computing, Batch Files
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Sep 23, 2022 Ahuka
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Summary: Taking our revised plan to completion Series: Travel Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3690 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3690/hpr3690_source.flac We take our revised objectives from the last episode and flesh out a completed plan that gets us out west and back home again. Links: https://www.palain.com/travel/planning-the-trip/
Topics: Travel, trip planning, full trip
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Sep 9, 2022 Ahuka
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Summary: More on DOS. This time it is EDIT Series: DOS Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3680 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3680/hpr3680_source.flac EDIT is a key built-in applet that you can use to edit your AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS files, which makes it a key addition to your Emergency Boot Disk. Links: https://www.ahuka.com/dos-lessons-for-self-study-purposes/dos-lesson-14-the-edit-applet/
Topics: DOS, early PC computing, EDIT
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Aug 26, 2022 Ahuka
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Summary: We look at some potential Covid-19 issues and consider alternatives Series: Travel Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3670 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3670/hpr3670_source.flac We continue our look at the planning process as we discard one plan due to Covid-19 and turn to a different plan. And we introduce an RV-specific planning tool called RV Trip Wizard. Links: https://www.rvtripwizard.com/app https://www.palain.com/travel/changing-plans/
Topics: Travel, Google Maps, RV Trip Wizard
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Aug 12, 2022 Ahuka
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Summary: We continue our technological archeology to explore the old warhorse, DOS. This time it is BASIC. Series: DOS Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3660 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3660/hpr3660_source.flac BASIC came bundled as a free programming language when you bought DOS, but it is also the language used for two key components, EDIT and HELP. You need BASIC, therefore, to run either of these key applications, such as on your Emergency Boot Disk. Links:...
Topics: DOS, early PC computing, BASIC
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Jul 29, 2022 Ahuka
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Summary: Building a plan around major destinations, and using memberships to get discounted stays. Series: Travel Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3650 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3650/hpr3650_source.flac We continue our look at the planning process by looking at how to build a plan around major destinations, and add memberships that give discounted stays like Escapees and Passport America. Links:...
Topics: Travel, trip planning, Google Maps, Escapees, Passport America
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Jul 15, 2022 Ahuka
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Summary: We continue with DOS. This time it is mastering the DIR commands Series: DOS Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3640 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3640/hpr3640_source.flac DIR can just be simple list of files and sub-directories, but you can so much more. We can use the information about Wildcards and Attributes to make DIR a kind of search function. Links: https://www.ahuka.com/dos-lessons-for-self-study-purposes/dos-lesson-12-expert-dir-use/
Topics: DOS, early PC computing, directory listing
Summary: My PEX installation experience part 2 Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3634 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3634/hpr3634_source.flac Everything You Always Wanted to Know About PEX Part 05– PEX and the Single Installer – My PEX installation experience part 2 Pulling PEX Much like pulling thick wire My method Used fish tape to pull mason's line Tied mason's line to PEX about 4 inches from end. Taped above & below with electrical...
Topics: diy, plumbing
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Jul 1, 2022 Ahuka
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Summary: Tools and suggestions for planning a long RV trip. Series: Travel Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3630 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3630/hpr3630_source.flac This begins our series about our RV trip by looking at the planning process. We give a suggestion for a nice online course that is not too expensive, and offer some tips on using Google Maps in planning your trip. Links: https://courses.saadigital.com/p/how-to-plan-your-epic-rv-adventure/...
Topics: Travel, trip planning, Google Maps
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Jun 28, 2022 operat0r
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Summary: I talk about my new Hardware password manager Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3627 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3627/hpr3627_source.ogg https://onlykey.io/products/onlykey-duo-dual-usb-c-and-usb-a-security-key set __COMPAT_LAYER=RUNASINVOKER example usage https://github.com/freeload101/SCRIPTS/blob/704689e4febf164008089ecaf192cf03dde752c3/AutoHotkey/AutoHotkey.bat#L65 My post about ghosting your backers:...
Topics: passwords, password managers, Hardware Security
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Summary: Making ourselves a less attractive target by utilizing a password manager. Series: Privacy and Security Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3626 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3626/hpr3626_source.m4a The stuff Evil Steve doesn't want you to know with Lurking Prion. This is Season 1, Episode 6. Picking up from the last episode, we are now delving in to the security measures we can implement to make ourselves a less attractive for Evil Steve. After...
Topics: cybersecurity, security, 2FA, EvilSteve, password manager, password, breach
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Summary: Discusses plumbing code and installation Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3624 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3624/hpr3624_source.flac Everything You Always Wanted to Know About PEX Part 03 – PEX and the City (Ordinances) - How to make certain your installation meets code This will be a short episode, but a very important one. Since we have people from around the world who listen to Hacker Public Radio, I cannot begin to speculate what your...
Topics: diy, plumbing
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Jun 17, 2022 Ahuka
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Summary: How to keep your photos safe Series: GIMP Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3620 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3620/hpr3620_source.flac If you have photos that are important to you, you should take steps to protect them. Every day someone loses a lifetime of memories because they didn't take these steps. Don't be one of them. In this tutorial I explain how I backup and protect my photos and what my workflow is like. You may find some ideas here that you...
Topics: GIMP, Photo storage, Photo backup, Photo workflow
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Jun 16, 2022 monochromec
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Summary: The fun continues with a discussion of container orchestration frameworks, death (of containers) and Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3619 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3619/hpr3619_source.mp3 In this continuation of S01E57 our two chaps discuss how you can take containers from single instances to production-ready, scalable deployments handling large app stacks and that new-fangled hipster concept called micro-services. Using the once Google-owned...
Topics: Kubernetes, Mesos, cri-o, YAML, OpenShift, hpr3577
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Jun 15, 2022 Archer72
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Summary: The nnn terminal file manager and common uses Series: Lightweight Apps Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3618 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3618/hpr3618_source.flac Set default text editor Edit .bashrc (in Fedora) # Export Default editor and while we're at it, the PATH to /opt export EDITOR=vim export PATH=/opt:$PATH Enable icons-in-terminal icons https://github.com/jarun/nnn/wiki/Advanced-use-cases...
Topics: nnn, file manager, lightweight apps, vim, zathura, calibre
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Jun 14, 2022 Lurking Prion
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Summary: Making ourselves a less attractive target by implementing 2FA. Series: Privacy and Security Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3617 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3617/hpr3617_source.m4a Picking up from the last episode, we are now delving in to the security measures we can implement to make ourselves less attractive for Evil Steve. Two Factor Authentication (2FA) is at the top of the list. Links: https://www.pcmag.com/picks/the-best-authenticator-apps?...
Topics: adminadmin, LurkingPrion, cybersecurity, security, threats, 2FA, EvilSteve, two factor
Summary: Information about PEX and how it is used Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3614 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3614/hpr3614_source.flac Everything You Always Wanted to Know About PEX Part 02- The Joy of PEX - What is it and how is it used? What is PEX? According to Wikipedia, Cross-linked polyethylene tubing is commonly abbreviated PEX, XPE or XLPE - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross-linked_polyethylene This tubing is made of crosslinked polyethelene...
Topics: diy, plumbing
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Jun 7, 2022 Lurking Prion
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Summary: We take a closer look at the types of Evil Steve's attacking us Series: Privacy and Security Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3612 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3612/hpr3612_source.wav admin admin with Lurking Prion Episode 4: Who is Evil Steve? Part 2 Picking up from Episode 3: Picking up from the last episode, we delve a bit more into the types of threat actors (people) that are attacking us. We explore the run of the mill data theft hacker to the more...
Topics: adminamin, Lurking Prion, cybersecurity, security, threats, threatactors, Evil Steve
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Jun 3, 2022 Ahuka
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Summary: More on DOS. This time it is DOS Wildcards and File Attributes. Series: DOS Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3610 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3610/hpr3610_source.flac For this lesson we are going to fill in a couple of concepts that we will need before we go further with directories. Wildcards can let you look for files and directories without specifying the complete name, and look for items with similar names or file extensions. And file attributes...
Topics: DOS, early PC computing, wildcards, attributes
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Summary: An in-depth discussion about Jails, Containers, religion and others sorts of confinement Series: Linux Inlaws Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3609 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3609/hpr3609_source.mp3 In this episode our two ageing heroes take a closer at operating system (OS) level virtualisation. The main different legacy virtualisation technologies like virtual machines (VMs) and this new-fangled approach is that the OS kernel remains the same across...
Topics: Celts, Celtic languages, Containers, Jails, Zones, Docker, CRI-O, From Dusk till Dawn, religion
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May 27, 2022 Archer72
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Summary: Part 2 of using Slackware on the old netbook Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3605 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3605/hpr3605_source.flac Aspire-ing to use 13 year hardware Dual boot image = /boot/vmlinuz root = /dev/sda3 label = Slackware15.0 read-only image = /boot/vmlinuz root = /dev/sda2 label = Slackware14.2 read-only First change # LILO configuration file # Append any additional kernel parameters: append="acpi=ht" Dropped CPU usage to 50%...
Topics: Slackware, netbook, interrupts, htop, upgrades
Summary: Introduction to PEX Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3604 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3604/hpr3604_source.flac Everything You Always Wanted to Know About PEX Part 01- Let's Talk About PEX - Introduction Why? My story Why am I posting about plumbing on HPR? "Of interest to hackers" I find it interesting We like to learn new things We like to understand How things work How things break How to use non-standard approached to solve problems Others...
Topics: diy, plumbing
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May 25, 2022 Lurking Prion
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Summary: Security as a people problem: Who is actually attacking us? Meet Evil Steve. Series: Privacy and Security Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3603 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3603/hpr3603_source.wav admin admin with Lurking Prion Episode 3: Who the heck is Evil Steve? Picking up from Episode 2: Good Idea Fairy Hunting we continue exploring the concept of security as a people problem. This week we stop to take a moment to focus on the Who rather than the...
Topics: adminamin, Lurking Prion, cybersecurity, security, threats, threatactors, Evil Steve
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May 24, 2022 operat0r
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Summary: origin story and trouble in school Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3602 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3602/hpr3602_source.ogg I guess I lost the document from Lanier Tech :( it was hilarious..
Topic: Hacker Stories
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May 23, 2022 Dave Morriss
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Summary: In the 1980's, out of ignorance, I bought a real dud of a car Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3601 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3601/hpr3601_source.flac Introduction This episode was prompted by show 3542 from Beeza entitled The Worst Car I Ever Had . Here’s my story. I moved to Edinburgh in 1981, and before long bought myself a car - the first one I had owned. Before that I’d owned a series of Lambretta motor scooters and small to medium powered...
Topics: Cars, automobiles, Austin Maestro
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May 20, 2022 Ahuka
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Summary: How to digitize old prints, slides, and negatives Series: GIMP Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3600 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3600/hpr3600_source.flac Today most photos are in digital formats, such as those you take with a smartphone, so they can be worked on with GIMP right away. But about old prints, slides, and negatives? Before you can work on them, they need to be digitized in some way. In this tutorial I look at some of the options you have...
Topics: GIMP, digitizing, scanning, photos
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May 19, 2022 monochromec
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Summary: A discussion with a long-time Slackware user about this oldest Linux distro still alive Series: Linux Inlaws Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3599 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3599/hpr3599_source.mp3 In this episode Martin and Chris managed to ensnare a member of the Linux User Group Frankfurt (FraLUG) to talk about his history with Slackware, currently the oldest Linux distribution still maintained. If you ever fancied to know more about this...
Topics: Linux, Slackware, Linux from Scratch, sed, LILO, Peter Jackson
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May 18, 2022 Zen_Floater2
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Summary: The PRO's of using a Slackware 32 bit operating system Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3598 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3598/hpr3598_source.ogg The Slackware Linux website: http://www.slackware.com/info/ Wiki on Slackware Linux https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Slackware List of distributions based on Slackware - Suse excluded https://www.primidi.com/list_of_linux_distributions/slackware-based Slackbuilds.org website...
Topics: 32bitOS, Security, Simplicity, Freedom, usercontrol
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May 17, 2022 Lurking Prion
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Summary: Tracing my security woes to the source using "Good Idea Fairy Hunting" Series: Privacy and Security Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3597 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3597/hpr3597_source.m4a This is the beginning of a series where I am going to discuss how to handle and tackle security as a people problem. We often lose sight of the trees for the forest and vice versa. Let's get out from behind our desks and go meet the people that need our...
Topics: adminadmin, LurkingPrion, 2022, cybersecurity, infosec
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Summary: In this episode, I describe how I used 2 python libraries to extract import data from docx files Series: A Little Bit of Python Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3596 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3596/hpr3596_source.flac Tools to extract data from docx files: docx2txt python-docx2txt python-docx Code Snippets text = docx2txt.process(src, img_dest) with open("data.txt", "wt") as f: f.write(text) document = docx.Document(src) tables =...
Topics: python, docx
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May 13, 2022 Lurking Prion
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Summary: Pilot episode. Change your password Series: Privacy and Security Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3595 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3595/hpr3595_source.m4a Pilot episode. Change your password. Leave me feedback but be gentle...or not
Topics: password, cybersecurity, password1234
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May 12, 2022 Dave Morriss
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Summary: MrX and Dave Morriss chatting about this and that Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3594 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3594/hpr3594_source.flac Introduction Hosts: MrX Dave Morriss We recorded this on Sunday April 24 th 2022. This is effectively a continuation of the last show, since we found we had lots more to talk about! Note on the title: again we spoke about the Scots language on the show, so it seemed like a good idea to include more of it in the...
Topics: conversation, Scots language, swither, peely-wally
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Summary: I talk about my issues and solutions for desk ergonomics Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3593 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3593/hpr3593_source.ogg Anti Fatigue Floor Mat,Kitchen Mat https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B076SPLWQF FEZIBO Dual Motor Height Adjustable https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07QCNL73Y WALMANN 24" Folding Shelf Brackets, Collapsible Brackets for Shelves Wall Mounted Hinges Space Saving DIY Bracket for Table Bench, Max Load...
Topics: Ergonomic, back pain, health, fitness
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May 10, 2022 knightwise
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Summary: Knightwise gives a quick overview of 3 months on the Surface pro X Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3592 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3592/hpr3592_source.m4a I talk about the Surface Pro X I got at the beginning of the year and what the pro's and cons of it are. More at www.knightwise.com Twitter: twitter.com/knightwise Added by Ken when posting From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Surface Pro X is a 2-in-1 detachable tablet computer developed by...
Topics: surface, windows, laptop, hardware, review
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May 9, 2022 JWP
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Summary: Stuff that goes in your pocket Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3591 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3591/hpr3591_source.aac Just had my birthday got some lights
Topics: Flashlight, usb, pocket device
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May 6, 2022 Ahuka
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Summary: More on DOS. This time it is Directory commands. Series: DOS Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3590 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3590/hpr3590_source.flac As we saw in the last lesson, DOS uses directories to organize the files on your disks. That means we need to use directory commands to create a structure to store our files, and to find the files we have stored there. This tutorial takes us through the various commands you can use to do this. Links:...
Topics: DOS, early PC computing, directory listing
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May 5, 2022 Archer72
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Summary: Microphones I have around the apartment Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3589 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3589/hpr3589_source.flac Microphones around the apartment Tozo T9 https://www.amazon.com/TOZO-Environmental-Cancellation-Cancelling-Headphones/dp/B09G2ZN5FX Tozo T9 earbuds Moto G Power Acer Aspire Slim Memorex? Bought at Office Depot Mpow HC6 USB Headset/3.5mm Computer PC On-Ear Office Headphones https://www.ebay.com/itm/402912231079 Mpow Headset...
Topics: microphones, headsets, bluetooth
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Summary: Martin and Chris discuss what happens when you turn on a computer (preferably running Linux) Series: Linux Inlaws Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3588 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3588/hpr3588_source.mp3 In this episode, Martin and Chris discuss init systems and Chris outs himself as a systemd fan boy (Devuan followers take note :-). Even Linux and other FLOSS OS geeks not interested in what happens when you flick the power switch on a computer may...
Topics: init, SysVInit, Upstart, systemd, GRUB, Unix philosophy, Hello Magazine
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May 3, 2022 operat0r
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Summary: I talk about my Home Router U D M from ubiquity Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3587 My firewall rules! https://rmccurdy.com/stuff/.iptables.txt
Topics: routers, firewalls, wireless, home networking
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May 2, 2022 HPR Volunteers
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Summary: HPR Volunteers talk about shows released and comments posted in April 2022 Series: HPR Community News Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3586 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3586/hpr3586_source.wav New hosts Welcome to our new hosts: Lee , Sarah . Last Month's Shows Id Day Date Title Host 3565 Fri 2022-04-01 Heavy Hacking down in the quarry. timttmy 3566 Mon 2022-04-04 HPR Community News for March 2022 HPR Volunteers 3567 Tue 2022-04-05 What is NVMe™ and...
Topic: Community News
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Apr 29, 2022 Some Guy On The Internet
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Summary: Freedom has a cost. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3585 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3585/hpr3585_source.flac Check out the first episode of Freedom of speech in open source
Topic: Free Speech
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Summary: The story of Raid cards 1999 to present Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3584 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3584/hpr3584_source.mp3 The market segment of RAID adapters has a long history and tradition, and has undergone gradual concentration, followed by upstream mergers of the owning corporations - a feeding frenzy of sorts, among the semiconductor manufacturers. http://support.fccps.cz/industry/RAID_history/index.htm
Topics: HBA, Raid, Raid card, Mylex, Adaptec
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Apr 27, 2022 dnt
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Summary: After episode 3543, some messages were exchanged Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3583 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3583/hpr3583_source.flac This is the follow up to episode 3543. HPR host takov751 had some things to say and I responded. If you have any topic ideas for a show in this type of format, let me know or post a show yourself.
Topic: browsers
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Apr 26, 2022 tuturto
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Summary: tuturto continues writing an example Haskell game, this time rolling a new character Series: Haskell Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3582 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3582/hpr3582_source.flac Quick peek at some places in code Main.hs has our Main module definition. It was generated by Stack when we started. In the end of the main function, it calls run function, which is defined in Run.hs file. This is the place where we can see overall flow of the...
Topics: game development, haskell
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Apr 25, 2022 knightwise
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Summary: Knightwise talks about the Linux system he uses as a daily driver. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3581 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3581/hpr3581_source.m4a I talk about how I use Linux on a Daily basis from my home workstation.
Topics: linux, workstation, ubuntu, budgie, mint
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Apr 22, 2022 Ahuka
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Summary: How to work with unprocessed images in RAW formats Series: GIMP Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3580 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3580/hpr3580_source.flac Most of the time we work with JPEG images because that is the most common format for digital images. They have the virtue of decent quality combined with smaller file size, and so won't fill up your storage quite as fast. But if you want the highest quality you have to work with unprocessed images,...
Topics: GIMP, RAW images, unprocessed images
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Apr 21, 2022 Archer72
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Summary: Multibooting raspberry pi Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3579 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3579/hpr3579_source.flac Multiboot with PINN https://github.com/procount/pinn/blob/master/README_PINN.md What is PINN (PINN Is Not NOOBS)? An easy enhanced Operating System installer for the Raspberry Pi The latest version of PINN can be downloaded from sourceforge. This README relates to v3.8 (PINN-lite does not include any operating systems at all. It is more...
Topics: Raspberry Pi, 64 bit, multiboot, Retropie, Kodi
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Summary: A discussion with members of the Electronic Frontier Georgia about electronic freedom, civil rights Series: Linux Inlaws Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3578 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3578/hpr3578_source.mp3 In this episode our two hosts talk to an eclectic panel consisting of members of the Georgian affiliation of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) called Electronic Frontiers Georgia. Among other topics, civil rights (especially in the...
Topics: EFF, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Georgia, US Constitution, Civil Rights, Positive Lobbying
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Apr 19, 2022 Sarah
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Summary: Hi, I'm Sarah and this is how I got into Tech Series: How I got into tech Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3577 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3577/hpr3577_source.wav Hi, I'm Sarah. In this show, I introduce myself and ramble about how I got into tech. Despite saying I hate talking about myself, I managed 7 minutes and 25 seconds. I started as a kid with a Tandy and eventually ended up being a librarian and a sysadmin for a RedHat system.
Topics: intro, linux
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Apr 18, 2022 knightwise
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Summary: Knightwise gives his first impressions on the latest LTS release of Ubuntu Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3576 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3576/hpr3576_source.m4a Knightwise gives us a good first impression of the Ubuntu 22.04 release and answers the question if its ready for prime time. We go down a little rabbithole on why there will never be a year of the Linux desktop. The app mentioned to Sync Onedrive with Ubuntu is Insync:...
Topics: ubuntu, linux, desktop, open-source
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Apr 15, 2022 Dave Morriss
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Summary: MrX and Dave Morriss catching up after nearly a year Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3575 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3575/hpr3575_source.flac Introduction Hosts: MrX Dave Morriss We recorded this on Sunday March 6 th 2022. The last time we set up a chat like this was back in March 2021, almost exactly a year ago surprisingly! Note on the title: we spoke a little on the subject of the Scots language in the show - when speaking of the current census -...
Topics: conversation, blether
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Apr 14, 2022 Lee
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Summary: Recordings of Local News for the Blind and Visually Impaired Series: Accessibility Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3574 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3574/hpr3574_source.ogg The Talking News Federation website: https://tnf.org.uk/ With links to 300+ talking newspapers in the UK. The British Wireless for the Blind website: https://www.bwbf.org.uk/ Royalty Free Music from Bensound: https://www.bensound.com/ The Audacity website:...
Topics: blind, audio, recording
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Apr 13, 2022 dnt
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Summary: How I've roasted and brewed coffee Series: Coffee Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3573 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3573/hpr3573_source.flac Roasting Popcorn popper Stovepop Behmor 2000AB Plus FreshRoast SR700 (has been discontinued, newer models are available but the 700 I think was the last one or the only one with USB control) Openroast Brewing Moka pot French Press Pour Over Bruer Flair Aeropress If I left anything out, let me know in the comments...
Topics: coffee, "coffee roasting"
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Apr 12, 2022 JWP
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Summary: Who what when and were of NVMe Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3572 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3572/hpr3572_source.mp3 NVMe SSDs: Everything you need to know about this insanely fast storage NVM Express (NVMe) or Non-Volatile Memory Host Controller Interface Specification (NVMHCIS) is an open, logical-device interface specification for accessing a computer's non-volatile storage media usually attached via PCI Express (PCIe) bus. The acronym NVM...
Topics: ssd, NVME Storage, high performance
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Apr 11, 2022 Windigo
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Summary: A naming oddity leads to questions about geneaology and American history Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3571 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3571/hpr3571_source.flac Discussing the interesting oddity that is the meatball; its origins, and some misconceptions and coincidences surrounding the tasty "traditional" dish of spaghetti and meatballs. Historical context and explanations were provided by the article " Is Spaghetti and Meatballs...
Topics: cuisine, food, genealogy
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Apr 8, 2022 Ahuka
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Summary: We continue our look at the old warhorse, DOS. This time it is the file system. Series: DOS Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3570 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3570/hpr3570_source.flac One key to working with DOS is to understand the file system. This is not just about organizing files, though that is certainly a part of it, but also about keeping your system running smoothly and recovering lost files in some circumstances. Links:...
Topics: DOS, early PC computing, file system
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Apr 7, 2022 monochromec
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Summary: A shameless plug for this hippster programming language and why you should use it Series: Linux Inlaws Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3569 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3569/hpr3569_source.mp3 In this episode our two heroes explore the depths a new (?) hipster programming language called Rust. Being an obvious piece of blatant technology marketing, the Linux Inlaws are still waiting for the funds to arrive from the Rust Foundation :-) (@Foundation: If...
Topics: Rust, The Rust Foundation, Firefox, D-Wave, Cargo
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Summary: in This episOde, blackeRnel Tries to help yoU undeRstand Enough about math and programming Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3568 Talking Points Any audio is better than no audio? Mathematics = Logic ZFC Axioms show logical structure Peano Axioms illustrating this point Euclid's Axioms showing how just because something is logical doesn't mean that has anything to do with reality x86 Instruction set showing the axiomatic basis of programming Asymmetric Literacy in Chinese...
Topics: improv, math, popkorn, programming, language
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Apr 5, 2022 JWP
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Summary: A short Podcast about NVMe how it works and it is good Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3567 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3567/hpr3567_source.mp3 https://blog.westerndigital.com/nvme-important-data-driven-businesses/ NVM Express (NVMe) or Non-Volatile Memory Host Controller Interface Specification (NVMHCIS) is an open, logical-device interface specification for accessing a computer's non-volatile storage media usually attached via PCI Express (PCIe)...
Topics: ssd, NVME Storage, high performance
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Apr 4, 2022 HPR Volunteers
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Summary: Dave and Ken talk about shows released and comments posted in March 2022 Series: HPR Community News Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3566 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3566/hpr3566_source.wav New hosts There were no new hosts this month. Last Month's Shows Id Day Date Title Host 3542 Tue 2022-03-01 The Worst Car I Ever Had Beeza 3543 Wed 2022-03-02 Idle thoughts on web browsers dnt 3544 Thu 2022-03-03 All my microphones Andrew Conway 3545 Fri 2022-03-04...
Topic: Community News
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Apr 1, 2022 timttmy
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Summary: How to adjust a toggle plate on a MOBICAT MC 120 PRO Jaw Crusher Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3565 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3565/hpr3565_source.wav Another trip down the quarry with Marshall aka Timtimmy. Today he's changing the toggle plate on a MOBICAT MC 120 PRO Jaw Crusher. We've already covered it before but there is a brief refresher about the hydraulic, and pneumatic systems before we get to changing the plate itself. As always be sure...
Topics: quarry, hacking, Health and Safety
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Mar 31, 2022 Dave Morriss
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Summary: An image might reveal data you want to keep private Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3564 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3564/hpr3564_source.flac Introduction I’m writing a script to process image files sent in by HPR hosts with their shows. One of the things the script does is to strip Exif metadata from such images. That’s because this metadata may contain details that could identify the creator of the image - their camera, their location, and other...
Topics: image, Exif, exiftool, GraphicsMagick, orientation
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Mar 30, 2022 dnt
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Summary: What it's like to roast coffee at home Series: Coffee Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3563 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3563/hpr3563_source.flac Links Example of a coffee page Green coffee outlook for March A neat video of first crack Coffee Glossary Article on Zimbabwe coffee Ethiopian Cini cups If I left anything out, let me know in the comments or email me. I think I mentioned in the show that I would put in the sound of first crack, but then it...
Topics: coffee, "coffee roasting"
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Mar 29, 2022 tuturto
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Summary: tuturto explains how to create a new haskell project and build it Series: Haskell Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3562 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3562/hpr3562_source.flac Stack Stack is a cross-platform program for developing Haskell projects. It features: Installing GHC automatically, in an isolated location. Installing packages needed for your project. Building your project. Testing your project. Benchmarking your project. Follow installation...
Topics: haskell, programming, getting started
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Mar 28, 2022 Archer72
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Summary: Phone system for the state of Illinois Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3561 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3561/hpr3561_source.flac Going through the phone system for the state of Illinois in the United States. Feel free to record your experience with various states/countries.
Topics: Phone call, IDES, Unemployment, Government, Firefox, Internet Explorer
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Mar 25, 2022 Ahuka
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Summary: More on Layer Modes in GIMP with the LCh Components Modes Series: GIMP Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3560 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3560/hpr3560_source.flac Layer Modes, sometimes called Blending Modes, allow you to combine layers in a variety of ways. We continue with the LCh Components Modes, which brings us to yet another color model, in this case the Hue, Saturation, and Value model. We've already looked at RGB, which is the model used for...
Topics: GIMP, Layer Modes, Blending Modes, LCh Components Modes
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Mar 24, 2022 monochromec
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Summary: An interview with Loris Cro of Zig Fame Series: Linux Inlaws Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3559 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3559/hpr3559_source.mp3 In this episode Martin and Chris have a very special guest: Loris Cro of Zig fame. Zig fame? Stay tuned. Not only is Loris an ex-colleague of our two aging heroes, he is also the community vice president at the Zig Software Foundation. So this episode will be all about this new programming language, why...
Topics: Zig, Zig Software Foundation, Rust, Money, Miami Vice, US Non-Profits