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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 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
Hacker Public Radio
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 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
Hacker Public Radio
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 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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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 11, 2022 Ahuka
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Summary: We continue our look at the old warhorse, DOS. This time it is Format and Copy commands Series: DOS Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3550 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3550/hpr3550_source.flac This tutorial is mostly about working with floppy disks, or diskettes, though we also mention the formatting of hard drives, which generally required the use of a floppy drive and diskette to accomplish. Links: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floppy_disk...
Topics: DOS, early PC computing, Format, Copy, Diskcopy, Xcopy
Hacker Public Radio
Feb 25, 2022 Ahuka
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Summary: More on Layer Modes in GIMP with the HSV Components Modes Series: GIMP Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3540 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3540/hpr3540_source.flac Layer Modes, sometimes called Blending Modes, allow you to combine layers in a variety of ways. We continue with the HSV 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, HSV Components Modes
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Feb 11, 2022 Ahuka
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Summary: We continue our look at the old warhorse, DOS. This time it is DOS filenames and ASCII Series: DOS Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3530 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3530/hpr3530_source.flac In a purely text-based operating system you need to pay special attention to naming files. You won't have any helpful icons or thumbnails to help you locate things. So we dig into the file naming conventions in DOS, including forbidden characters. And since the...
Topics: DOS, early PC computing, filenames, ASCII
Hacker Public Radio
Jan 28, 2022 Ahuka
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Summary: More on Layer Modes in GIMP with the Inversion Modes Series: GIMP Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3520 Layer Modes, sometimes called Blending Modes, allow you to combine layers in a variety of ways. We continue with the Inversion Modes, which in various ways invert the lightness and the color values of the component layers. These are the Layer Modes available on the latest (at the time I write this) version of GIMP, 2.10.24. Links:...
Topics: GIMP, Layer Modes, Blending Modes, Inversion Modes
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Jan 12, 2022 tuturto
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Summary: tuturto talks about some of the differences between C# and Haskell Series: Haskell Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3508 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3508/hpr3508_source.flac This episode covers some of the differences between C# and Haskell. I'm probably going to omit lot of things accidentally. Origin: practical language for solving real world problems vs. programming language research Main paradigm: object oriented vs purely functional Changing data:...
Topics: haskell, c#, programming
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Jan 7, 2022 beni
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Summary: Ken (PA7KEN) and Beni (HB9HNT) talk about getting your HAM ticket in Switzerland Series: HAM radio Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3505 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3505/hpr3505_source.flac HAM Radio Organizations The HAM Page of the Swiss Federal Office of Communications, BAKOM: https://www.bakom.admin.ch/bakom/de/home/frequenzen-antennen/frequenznutzung-mit-oder-ohne-konzessionen/amateurfunk.html Union of Swiss Short Wave Amateurs, they manage the...
Topics: Swiss, BAKOM, HamRadioTrainer, HB9
Hacker Public Radio
Dec 30, 2021 Archer72
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Summary: I fix a noisy blower motor that I put off since last winter. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3499 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3499/hpr3499_source.wav A brief description of fixing a problem I put off from last winter, on the 2013 Hyundai Elantra. Motor with the electrical plug still attached Click the thumbnail to see the full-sized image 12 volt plug showing where to press the clip to remove it Click the thumbnail to see the full-sized image Mess...
Topics: car, repair, maintenance, bearing
Hacker Public Radio
Dec 24, 2021 Ken Fallon
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Topics: Trains, NS, Holland, Tickets
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Dec 22, 2021 Claudio Miranda
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Summary: A short Spanish episode inspired by discussions about non-English episodes on the HPR mailing list. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3493 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3493/hpr3493_source.flac Mendoza, Argentina - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mendoza,_Argentina Spanish (Castilian/Castellano) Language - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_language Texto-Plano - https://texto-plano.xyz El Podcast de Texto-Plano - https://podcast.texto-plano.xyz/ SDF -...
Topics: spanish, languages, castellano, espanol, pubnix, textoplano, podcast
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Summary: Pipewire - Just another audio server? - Think again! Series: Linux Inlaws Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3492 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3492/hpr3492_source.mp3 In this episode - sadly missing Martin as he buggered off to do something else - the remaining Inlaw hosts Wim Taymans, inventor and brain behind Pipewire, a new approach to Linux audio. Don't miss out on this episode if you're fed up with Pulseaudio (hello Martin :-) or find Jack just too...
Topics: Linux audio, Pipewire, PulseAudio, Jack, gstreamer, Rubik's Cube, Kefir
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Dec 20, 2021 operat0r
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Summary: Bear with me as I go though my github over the past year some real gems in here Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3491 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3491/hpr3491_source.ogg main github (other stuff one there like SC_BADGER etc) https://github.com/freeload101 flickmetrix script https://github.com/freeload101/SCRIPTS/blob/7279338b610c914812169e107cbbea45e4ca5254/fu.txt#L102 High_Contrast_Toggle_AutoHotkey.ahk...
Topics: scripts, hacking, github, windows, linux
Hacker Public Radio
Dec 17, 2021 Ahuka
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Summary: More on DOS. This time it is the Path. Series: DOS Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3490 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3490/hpr3490_source.flac In this DOS tutorial we take a look at the Path, an important concept. While the concept continues to be used in modern operating systems like Linux, in DOS you had severe limitations you always had to be conscious of. Remember that this was in the days when 640KB was enough memory for anyone. Links:...
Topics: DOS, early PC computing, The Path
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Dec 16, 2021 tuturto
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Summary: tuturto talks about equality in Haskell Series: Haskell Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3489 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3489/hpr3489_source.flac Equality of structured errors Background In previous episode, I built a system where error codes weren't defined in one huge type. This made compilation times faster and maintenance quite a bit more easier. Problem I wanted to write a test to see that parameters passed to validatePatchApiPersonR are...
Topics: haskell, eq
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Summary: recorded November 19 2021 quick storm. Series: Sound Scapes Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3488 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3488/hpr3488_source.WAV Recorded November 19 2021 quick storm. Please search Binaural on HPR for similar recordings and description of procedure, enjoy and have a glorious 2022. Links hpr0785 :: binaural recording hpr0792 :: Binaural Recording hpr2338 :: Binaural recording 2 off to work
Topics: Binaural, storm, thunder
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Dec 14, 2021 Rho`n
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Summary: Rho`n installs a cat door in his interior basement door Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3487 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3487/hpr3487_source.flac Synopsis In today's episode, Rho`n installs a cat door in the basement door separating the finished side of the basement from the utility side. Follow along as he learns once again that it is best to read all the instructions before starting a project, and also learns that modern, inexpensive, interior doors...
Topics: Install, cat door
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Dec 13, 2021 hakerdefo
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Summary: Turn GNU nano text editor into a fancy, good looking & powerful editor Series: Lightweight Apps Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3486 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3486/hpr3486_source.wav Text editors are highly subjective and highly opinionated commodities. Everyone is aware of infamous rivalry between users of Emacs and Vi/Vim. Every single text editor has its own strengths and weaknesses. At the end of the day it's the question of your personal...
Topics: text-editor, terminal, linux, nano, pico, pine, nanorc
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Dec 10, 2021 Ken Fallon
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Summary: Ken (Fallon not Thompson) checks his unix like computer to see how many commands still exist. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3485 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3485/hpr3485_source.wav top ten of the first unix commands 50 years after the 1st Edition of Unix was published, Ken (Fallon not Thompson) checks his unix like computer to see how many commands still exist (38) and how many are not installed by default (23). Thanks to @bsdimp on twitter for the...
Topics: unix, unix commands
Hacker Public Radio
Dec 9, 2021 Archer72
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Summary: My vim setup with the GnuPG vim plugin Series: Lightweight Apps Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3484 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3484/hpr3484_source.flac Using the GnuPG vim plugin to edit encrypted files. See show hpr3476 My mutt email setup http://www.hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3476 GnuPG Vim Plugin on vim.org https://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=3645 GnuPG Vim Plugin on Github https://github.com/vim-scripts/gnupg.vim From man 1...
Topics: vim, plugin, lightweight
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Dec 8, 2021 sigflup
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Summary: Sigflup got a pinephone and wants to talk about it. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3483 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3483/hpr3483_source.flac ringtone location: /usr/share/sounds/freedesktop/stereo Gimp on a cellphone, for obvious reasons. Links wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PinePhone Official website: https://www.pine64.org/pinephone/ PinePhone Wiki: https://wiki.pine64.org/index.php/PinePhone
Topics: linux, cellphone, pinephone, mobie phone
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Summary: Building robots from junk parts and tech prepping Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3482 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3482/hpr3482_source.ogg http://solarbotics.net/bftgu/default.htm https://www.bitchute.com/video/jwD4sZhnXrEk/ Hail to my Loyal Henchmen and fellow SuperVillains, welcome new recruits and greetings to the hackers of HPR. This is Mechatroniac the mechatronics maniac with the zeroth installment of Robot Warlords of the Apocalypse, where I...
Topics: beam, righttorepair, robots, mechatronics
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Dec 6, 2021 HPR Volunteers
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Summary: HPR Volunteers talk about shows released and comments posted in November 2021 Series: HPR Community News Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3481 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3481/hpr3481_source.flac New hosts Welcome to our new hosts: one_of_spoons , dnt . Last Month's Shows Id Day Date Title Host 3456 Mon 2021-11-01 HPR Community News for October 2021 HPR Volunteers 3457 Tue 2021-11-02 Tables klaatu 3458 Wed 2021-11-03 Living in the Terminal 2: The...
Topic: Community News
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Dec 3, 2021 Ahuka
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Summary: More on Layer Modes in GIMP with the Darken Modes Series: GIMP Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3480 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3480/hpr3480_source.flac Layer Modes, sometimes called Blending Modes, allow you to combine layers in a variety of ways. We continue with the Darken Modes, except for Burn, which was covered in the previous tutorial. Darken modes do what they say on the tin, they make things darker, and so they are kind of the inverse of the...
Topics: GIMP, Layer Modes, Blending Modes, Darken Modes
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Summary: Version Control Systems and why bother Series: Linux Inlaws Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3479 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3479/hpr3479_source.mp3 In this episode our two heroes contemplate the ins and outs of version control systems (VCS) and how to maintain sanity using them. Particular focus is on the newer generation of such as git which enabled large-scale community projects such as the Linux kernel, programming languages like Rust and Python...
Topics: Version control systems, git, subversion, mercurial, bazaar, how to buy guns as a minor in NL
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Dec 1, 2021 Jon Kulp
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Summary: Listen in while I hack the wiring on our classroom podium for custom audio routing. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3478 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3478/hpr3478_source.mp3 In this episode I take you along for the ride as I hack the wiring in a classroom podium so that I can show musical scores on the Elmo document camera while playing audio through the podium's laptop VGA audio source. Without this hack, the students could either see the score, or...
Topics: audio, wiring, higher education
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Nov 30, 2021 Brian in Ohio
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Summary: Available forths, old and new Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3477 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3477/hpr3477_source.flac arduino as a sketch download pdf at wiki.forth-ev.de , then cut and paste $ the arduino controlled by eforth, search for this ter$ amforth amforth.sourceforge.net flashforth flashforth.com resources arduino-forth.com forth.org forth.org/eforth.html
Topics: forth, arduino, history
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Nov 29, 2021 Archer72
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Summary: My humble mutt email setup Series: Lightweight Apps Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3476 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3476/hpr3476_source.flac Get app password and enter it in a file call pass set my_gpass= "MyAppPassword" Encrypt pass file with 'gpg -e pass' Shred pass file with 'shred -uv pass', which uses verbose mode shred - overwrite a file to hide its contents, and optionally delete it -u deallocate and remove file after overwriting -v,...
Topics: mutt, email, gpg, accessibility
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Nov 26, 2021 minnix
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Summary: Using Libreelec, Kodi, a tuner, and a Raspberry Pi to create a great media center Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3475 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3475/hpr3475_source.ogg I've been using this setup or one similar for several years now and it has worked out very well. Hardware: Clearstream TV antenna Coax cable Hauppage WinTV-dual HD USB Dual Tuner Raspberry Pi 4 4GB 1 TB SSD connected via USB 3 HDMI cable Software: Libreelec OS Kodi TVheadend server...
Topics: libreelec, kodi, raspberry pi, tvheadend
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Nov 25, 2021 operat0r
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Summary: Comments on show and audio processing Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3474 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3474/hpr3474_source.mp3 https://matrix.to/#/#HPR:matrix.org media > text > keywords https://github.com/freeload101/SCRIPTS/blob/master/Bash/Stream_to_Text_with_Keywords.sh NICE ! http://hackerpublicradio.org/rss-future.php broken ? http://gitlab.anhonesthost.com/HPR/HPR_Public_Code/ ( broken ? ) Donate!...
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Nov 24, 2021 thelovebug
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Summary: Dave explains his journey into Amateur Radio, initial setup and successes. Series: HAM radio Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3473 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3473/hpr3473_source.flac Opening Hello, my name is Dave, and welcome to another exciting episode of Hacker Public Radio. It's been a couple of years since my last episode, and I know that HPR is running low on shows. As I have had this one in planning for some time now, I though this was the...
Topics: amateur radio, baofeng, rsgb, qso, cq, ham, ham radio, hf
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Nov 23, 2021 Jezra
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Summary: just because the sky is clear, doesn't mean the air is safe to breathe Series: Programming 101 Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3472 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3472/hpr3472_source.flac AQI Air Quality Index - measures particles in the air Ozone good at high altitudes bad on the earth surface https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ozone#Low_level_ozone PM2.5 Particulate Matter, 2.5 micrometers...
Topics: ruby, api, programming
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Nov 22, 2021 Jon Kulp
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Summary: A quick talk about one of my favorite Legacy Audio devices, a genuine Sony FM/AM cassette Walkman. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3471 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3471/hpr3471_source.mp3 This episode is just a quick talk about one of my favorite legacy audio devices, my Sony FM/AM cassette Walkman, model WM-F41. Links Sony Walkman WM-F41 Behringer Xenyx 502 Mixer Music is from Kimiko Ishizaka's The Open Art of Fugue :...
Topics: audio, vintage audio, cassette tapes, tape players, portable stereos, audio repair
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Nov 19, 2021 Ahuka
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Summary: More on DOS. This time it is External Commands and Emergency Boot Disk Series: DOS Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3470 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3470/hpr3470_source.flac In our continuing exploration of DOS we come to the topics of External Commands and Emergency Boot Disks. We cover them together because External Commands may not be available on your Emergency Boot Disk unless you take steps to include them, unlike Internal Commands, which are...
Topics: DOS, early PC computing, External Commands, Emergency Boot Disk
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Nov 18, 2021 monochromec
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Summary: The Great Battle nor Not Series: Linux Inlaws Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3469 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3469/hpr3469_source.mp3 In this episode Martin and one of the Grumpies (as in Grumpy Old Coders) battle it out: SQL or NoSQL - which technology is better? If you ever wondered why the Structured Query Language was invented in the first place and why the hipster abandoned ship for the latest (?) rage of the likes of the NoSQL variety, this is...
Topics: SQL, NoSQL, Grumpy Old Coders, Hipster databases, mainframes, Execution planners
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Nov 17, 2021 MrX
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Summary: In this episode I discuss Debian distro upgrade intervals for my raspberry Pi Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3468 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3468/hpr3468_source.flac A discussion about Debian LTS distro upgrade intervals on my Raspberry Pi Relevant links below Debian release information My previous episode from last year where I covered the upgrade on my raspberry Pi from Debian Jessie 8 to Stretch 9 A previous episode where I describe my raspberry...
Topics: Linux, Distros, Raspberry Pi, Debian
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Nov 16, 2021 dnt
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Summary: One way of doing Protonmail in the terminal. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3467 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3467/hpr3467_source.flac I use email in the terminal with a combination of: protonmail-bridge-cli local IMAP server to fetch Protonmail mails tmux to run protonmail-bridge in isync (or offlineimap etc) to sync IMAP with maildirs notmuch to tag and search mails afew to move mails found by certain notmuch queries in certain maildirs alot to...
Topics: email, protonmail, alot, afew, notmuch, mbsync
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Nov 15, 2021 JWP
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Summary: A short summary on why podcast listening might be on decline. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3466 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3466/hpr3466_source.m4a I did a show about why I do not listen to non-mainstream podcasts as much as I used to. For me two things happened: I switched from being in the car for 16 hours a week to being a remote sales person at home. So the 16 hours I listened to podcasts every week in the car went away. The second reason I...
Topics: podcasts, dowloads
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Nov 12, 2021 JWP
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Summary: Podcast about a new Android go Tablet I purchased Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3465 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3465/hpr3465_source.m4a Just a basic podcast about a tablet. https://www.walmart.com/ip/onn-7-Tablet/930669857
Topics: Walmart, Android Go, Tablet
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Nov 11, 2021 Andrew Conway
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Summary: Being irrational is rational. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3464 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3464/hpr3464_source.wav When listening to HPR 3442 by Klaatu, which I recommend, some thoughts about how we think started rattling about in my head. In this show I riff on that and talk about the importance of our irrational mode of thought.
Topics: philosophy, mathematics, science, chess, logic, music
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Nov 10, 2021 Rho`n
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Summary: Rho`n walks through the process of backing up his laptop with Clonezilla Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3463 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3463/hpr3463_source.flac Notes on the audio quality I have been looking into the audio quality issues of my shows. I think I have found a solution to them. Unfortunately, this show was recorded before I discovered it. Synopsis In today's episode, I take the audience along my adventure in backing up my laptop's hard...
Topics: Clonezilla, backup, backups, cloning, hard drives
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Nov 9, 2021 one_of_spoons
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Summary: Introduction of new host, with reference to semantic playgrounds. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3462 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3462/hpr3462_source.flac Title: Metal marbles. Summary: Introduction of host, with reference to semantic playgrounds. Link to the rust converter recipe, which I found to be cheaper, and more sprayable than buckets of gel or paint-like substances which you might find elsewhere:...
Topic: host zen
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Nov 8, 2021 HPR Volunteers
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Summary: Rho'n, Dave and Ken read the entire email thread related to changing the HPR theme Series: HPR Community News Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3461 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3461/hpr3461_source.flac We didn't have time to tackle the discussion in last months community news so today we dedicate an entire show to reading out all the comments relating to the HPR Branding. See...
Topics: HPR, Branding, Intro, Outro
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Nov 5, 2021 Ahuka
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Summary: We continue our look at the Layer Modes in GIMP with Dodge and Burn Series: GIMP Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3460 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3460/hpr3460_source.flac Layer Modes, sometimes called Blending Modes, allow you to combine layers in a variety of ways. We continue with the Dodge and Burn Modes. Dodge is one of the Lighten Modes, while Burn is one of the Darken Modes, but I pulled them out for their own tutorial because they are not only...
Topics: GIMP, Layer Modes, Blending Modes, Dodge and Burn
Hacker Public Radio
Nov 4, 2021 monochromec
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Summary: The Open Source Initiative Series: Linux Inlaws Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3459 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3459/hpr3459_source.mp3 In this episode our two OAPs host Deb Nicholson, the general manager of the Open Source Initiative (OSI). Apart from riveting insights into open source licensing we discuss the greater FLOSS ecosystem and Deb's views on why wearing shoes is important in certain contexts, open source standards, law suits and the...
Topics: OSI, RMS, Open Core, the Cat Internet, Luca, Loki, open source licensing
Hacker Public Radio
Nov 3, 2021 BlacKernel
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Summary: A very tired BlacKernel tries to handle feedback from the previous episode Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3458 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3458/hpr3458_source.flac Talking Points Listener Feedback Dave Morriss and the Markdown/HTML debacle Using validate_html Podcast logistics etc. hackerdefo's suggestions .less_termcap: export LESS_TERMCAP_mb=$(tput bold; tput setaf 2) export LESS_TERMCAP_md=$(tput bold; tput setaf 6) export LESS_TERMCAP_me=$(tput...
Topics: cli, linux, terminal, applications, picks, tired
Hacker Public Radio
Nov 2, 2021 klaatu
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Summary: How and why I convert tables to lists Series: Databases Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3457 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3457/hpr3457_source.flac Mobile devices don't display them nicely. Most tables can be converted into a list: OS Init Pkg Fedora systemd dnf Slackware BSD-style slackpkg Gentoo OpenRC emerge Can be represented as a list. In YAML terms, this is a sequence of mappings . Fedora Init system: systemd Package manager: dnf Slackware Init...
Topics: data, tables, communication
Hacker Public Radio
Nov 1, 2021 HPR Volunteers
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Summary: HPR Volunteers talk about shows released and comments posted in October 2021 Series: HPR Community News Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3456 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3456/hpr3456_source.wav New hosts Welcome to our new host: hakerdefo . Last Month's Shows Id Day Date Title Host 3435 Fri 2021-10-01 Hacking Stories with Reacted: part 5 operat0r 3436 Mon 2021-10-04 HPR Community News for September 2021 HPR Volunteers 3437 Tue 2021-10-05 The HTML...
Topic: Community News
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Oct 29, 2021 Archer72
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Summary: Highlights of a podcast from Moore's Lobby Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3455 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3455/hpr3455_source.flac Moore's Lobby Ep. 34 | The Latest from the Lab: How IBM Research Is Inventing What's Next https://www.allaboutcircuits.com/podcast/ep-34-the-latest-from-the-lab-how-ibm-research-is-inventing-whats-next Rss feed: https://eetech.libsyn.com/rss Interview with Dr. Jeffrey Welser VP of Exploratory Science at IBM Research IBM...
Topics: podcast, moore's law, quantum computing, qubits, encryption, cryptography, NIST, Josephson junction
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Oct 28, 2021 Ken Fallon
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Summary: Ken runs through the most common Engineering Notation used in HAM radio. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3454 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3454/hpr3454_source.flac Engineering Notation Learn this table giga G 10 9 1,000,000,000 mega M 10 6 1,000,000 kilo k 10 3 1,000 1 milli m 10 −3 0.001 micro μ 10 −6 0.000,001 nano n 10 −9 0.000,000,001 pico p 10 −12 0.000,000,000,001 Links Engineering notation List of International System of Units (SI)...
Topics: giga, mega, kilo, milli, micro, nano, pico, SI, International System of Units
Hacker Public Radio
Oct 27, 2021 BlacKernel
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Summary: In which BlacKernel introduces the cargo tool and goes into detail on the rust hello world program Series: Programming 101 Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3453 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3453/hpr3453_source.wav Talking Points main.rs Like main.cpp in C++ or main.c in C Tells the compiler which file to start with Can link to other " crates " and " modules " Cargo.toml Keeps track of application metadata This includes dependencies!...
Topics: rust, programming, hello world, macros, functions
Hacker Public Radio
Oct 26, 2021 Rho`n
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Summary: Rho`n describes testing the battery in his Neuton EM 4.1 electric lawn mower Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3452 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3452/hpr3452_source.flac Introduction On today's show I test whether the battery replacement for my Neuton mower is a success. This is a follow up to episode 3443 . After some audio recording difficulties with the blue tooth headset I used with my phone, we hear if the replacement was successful. Before I could...
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Hacker Public Radio
Oct 25, 2021 operat0r
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Summary: Custom 3rd Part Lego Shops Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3451 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3451/hpr3451_source.ogg beware shipping prices always use Instant Checkout be sure to check USA 2-3x the cost of lego.com set paying 3-5 people via paypal .... no way to easy share wanted list ... LOST :( https://rmccurdy.com/.scripts/downloaded/CL4P-TP%20Claptrap%20Borderlands%20Bricklink.xml 7 missing out of 216 on one shipment Photo Click the thumbnail to...
Topic: lego
Hacker Public Radio
Oct 22, 2021 Ahuka
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Summary: More on DOS. This time it is Internal Commands. Series: DOS Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3450 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3450/hpr3450_source.flac This tutorial looks at DOS Internal Commands, which in some sense are analogous to shell commands in Linux. That means that the command interpreter already has these loaded and ready to go when you boot. Links: http://webopedia.internet.com/TERM/c/command.html...
Topics: DOS, early PC computing, Internal Commands
Hacker Public Radio
Oct 21, 2021 monochromec
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Summary: The Halloween Documents Series: Linux Inlaws Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3449 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3449/hpr3449_source.mp3 In this infomercial on Microsoft, our hosts discuss the infamous Halloween documents ('tis the season after all), a set of ancient scrolls dating back more than twenty years and giving an overview of the behemoth's then strategy on open source and how to possibly combat it. But fear not, ye of little faith :-), all is...
Topics: Microsoft, Google, The Dark Side, Halloween, Transylvania, Carmesine-colored Soy Milk, vegan vampire
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Oct 20, 2021 Rho`n
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Summary: Rho`n records installing GuixSD to an external USB drive to be run on a Mac Mini computer Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3448 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3448/hpr3448_source.flac Synopsis In this episode Rho`n records his adventure in installing GuixSD on an external USB drive which will be run on a Mac Mini computer. After overcoming the initial difficulty of finding a keyboard that would connect wirelessly to the Mac Mini while using the Guix...
Topics: Guix, GuixSD, installer, install, USB drive, Mac Mini, grub rescue
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Oct 19, 2021 BlacKernel
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Summary: In which BlacKernel struggles to talk about Windows Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3447 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3447/hpr3447_source.wav Talking Points W*ndows Power User Programmed a few Visual BASIC programs, but was underwhelmed with how BASIC the programming language was Tried installing Python and Ruby to much frustration Tried installing Cygw*n to make Python/Ruby easier to work with Read on the Cygw*n site about something called Linux...
Topics: technology, windows, w*ndows, losedows, introductions, linux, dos
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Oct 18, 2021 operat0r
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Summary: I talk about converting HPR audio to text and tagging Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3446 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3446/hpr3446_source.ogg speech recognition machine_learning (ML) artificial_intelligence (AI) speech_recognition Natural Language Processing (NLP) https://rmccurdy.com/stuff/NLP/ ( example files ) Some higher maf here that is above my head for now ......
Topics: AI, ML, scripting, audio
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Oct 15, 2021 Dave Morriss
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Summary: A response to HPR 3414 Series: Health and Healthcare Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3445 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3445/hpr3445_source.flac Counter Point This show is a counter point to: hpr3414 :: Critical Thinking may make You Critical of the Covid Crisis A response to Critical Thinking may make You Critical of the Covid Crisis (HPR episode 3414, produced by CoGo and released on 2021-09-02) Defining terms What is Critical Thinking ? The Wikipedia...
Topics: COVID-19, social distancing, masks, aerosol, Vitamin D3, body temperature, vaccines
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Oct 14, 2021 Nihilazo
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Summary: A show where I talk about my experiences of the Psion 5mx, a portable computer from the late 90s Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3444 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3444/hpr3444_source.wav The psion series 5mx is a portable computer from the late 90s, here's my episode talking about it. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psion_Series_5 PLPTools (syncing with modern linux): https://github.com/rrthomas/plptools Nconvert (file converter):...
Topics: retro, psion, programming, pdas
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Oct 13, 2021 Rho`n
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Summary: Rho`n describes replacing the battery in his Neuton EM 4.1 electric lawn mower Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3443 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3443/hpr3443_source.flac Audio Notes During the audio I repeatedly called it the Neutron mower instead of the Neuton mower. I was too lazy edit those mispronunciations. Introduction After recently reclaiming my Neuton EM 4.1 electric lawn mower from my parents, I needed to replace the battery to make it...
Topics: electric lawnmower, lawnmower, rechargeable battery
Hacker Public Radio
Oct 12, 2021 klaatu
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Summary: Critical thinking is only part of the equation. Here's the other part. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3442 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3442/hpr3442_source.flac Some time ago, I did some Hacker Public Radio episodes in which I ostensibly demonstrated how to create a PDF with Scribus. Secretly, I was actually demonstrating how unexpected payloads could be embedded into a PDF. Did the PDF I uploaded as part of that episode no longer contain a payload if...
Topics: covid, science, risc-v, cpu
Hacker Public Radio
Oct 11, 2021 operat0r
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Summary: Operator talks about hitting his head on his work bench Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3441 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3441/hpr3441_source.ogg PROS: easy clean up just fold and vacuum height is great for tall people so I'm not hunched over the table saves space CONS: I ran into it 2 times so I rounded the edges I just now hit my head on it ... folded and crashed everything on the table to the ground and pic I custom made fell of the wall and into my...
Topics: DIY, wood working, hacking
Hacker Public Radio
Oct 8, 2021 Ahuka
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Summary: We continue our look at the Layer Modes in GIMP with the Lighten Modes Series: GIMP Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3440 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3440/hpr3440_source.FLAC Layer Modes, sometimes called Blending Modes, allow you to combine layers in a variety of ways. We continue with the Lighten Modes, except for Dodge which we will cover in the next tutorial along with Burn. These are the Layer Modes available on the latest (at the time I write...
Topics: GIMP, Layer Modes, Blending Modes, Lighten
Hacker Public Radio
Oct 7, 2021 monochromec
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Summary: The other One Operating System to Rule them all Series: Linux Inlaws Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3439 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3439/hpr3439_source.mp3 In this episode, Martin and Chris host an eclectic panel of contributors to the *other* major FLOSS operating system family - you guessed it: the flavours of the Berkeley Software Distribution (aka BSD among friends). Disclaimer: you may be tempted to diverge from the Path of the Righteousness...
Topics: Berkeley Software Distribution, library operating systems, Android, Copyleft, BSD License, Usenet
Hacker Public Radio
Oct 6, 2021 hakerdefo
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Summary: Google search is monopolistic here are some alternatives Series: Privacy and Security Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3438 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3438/hpr3438_source.flac Here are links to all the search engines and related stuff discussed during this podcast, Searx: https://www.searx.me/ Searx public instances: https://searx.space/ Whoogle: https://github.com/benbusby/whoogle-search Whoogle public instances:...
Topics: searx, whoogle, metager, gigablast, private.sh, ecosia, startpage, qwant, brave, duckduckgo
Hacker Public Radio
Oct 5, 2021 Daniel Persson
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Summary: Talking about my favorite document format. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3437 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3437/hpr3437_source.mp3 Klaatu asked us what document format we like and why, so this is a response to his podcast. In this podcast I talk about HTML and the importance of good document structure.
Topics: html, document, css, javascript
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Oct 4, 2021 HPR Volunteers
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Summary: HPR Volunteers talk about shows released and comments posted in September 2021 Series: HPR Community News Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3436 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3436/hpr3436_source.wav New hosts Welcome to our new hosts: CoGo , BlacKernel . Last Month's Shows Id Day Date Title Host 3413 Wed 2021-09-01 Bash snippet - using coproc with SQLite Dave Morriss 3414 Thu 2021-09-02 Critical Thinking may make You Critical of the Covid Crisis CoGo 3415...
Topic: Community News
Hacker Public Radio
Oct 1, 2021 operat0r
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Summary: I talk about some old old old pentesting stories from days old! Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3435 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3435/hpr3435_source.mp3 I talk about some old old old pentesting stories from days old!
Topics: hacking, pentesting, red team, hacking stories
Hacker Public Radio
Sep 30, 2021 klaatu
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Summary: Build a Kubernetes cluster, run a website, route traffic to website Series: Networking Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3434 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3434/hpr3434_source.flac Install CentOS or Debian on a Raspberry Pi. I'm using CentOS, but I'll admit that Debian is the easier option by far. Do this on 3 separate Pi units, each with the same specs. Set hostnames You must have unique hostnames for each Pi. Without unique hostnames, your cluster...
Topics: network, kubernetes, cloud