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Hosted by monochromec on 2021-01-14 is flagged as Explicit and released under a CC-BY-SA license. Tags:Nudity, tracing, debugging, extended berkeley packet filter, weapons of math destruction.
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In this interview with Anco Scholte ter Horst, CEO Freedom Internet, we discuss the history of Internet in the Netherlands. How inspired by the work as XS4All, a new ISP was founded with privacy, security and quality at its core.
XS4ALL was sold to KPN in December 1998, but remained an independent subsidiary. In January 2019, KPN announced that it would eventually phase out the XS4ALL brand and continue operations under the KPN brand. A petition and a special action commission was started to try to revert this decision, the petition has been signed over 50,000 times, signatories include ex-board members and founders of XS4ALL. In November 2019 the committee launched a new company named Freedom Internet, meant to serve as an ideological successor to XS4ALL, and supported by a crowdfunding action that raised 2.5 million euro. Freedom Internet initially offers e-mail hosting, and is meant to roll out its first DSL connections in early 2020.
Discussion with the people that created the Pictor radio telescope.
Hosted by Andrew Conway on 2021-01-06 is flagged as Clean and released under a CC-BY-SA license. Tags:science,astronomy,hardware,radio,data.
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In this show I talk with Apostolos and Vasilis who I met at FOSDEM 2020 about the Pictor radio telescope which they created and now maintain. Using free and open source software and hardware they have made a radio telescope that anyone can operate via a simple web page and which can return results to you within a minute or two. In fact you'll hear me get excited during the show when I realise this and submit an observation request, the results of which came back immediately and which you can see below.
To date Pictor has performed 3,500 observations from over 700 users from all around the world. Additionally, the PICTOR web platform is now equipped with a 3.2m antenna, which is about 4 times more sensitive than the previous 1.5m antenna, so users can observe the radio sky for free with an even more sensitive instrument.
On top of that, after 204 hours of integration time and over 3 TB of data, they have produced a Northern Sky Hydrogen (HI) Survey produced with the PICTOR Radio Telescope. This effort actually marks the very first radio-image obtained in Greece, shown here:
Pictor all sky images of hydrogen in our galaxy
Here are the results of the observation I performed during the show. The body of the email pictor sent back to me confirms the observation I requested:
Your observation has been carried out by PICTOR successfully!
Observation name: mcnalu first try
Observation datetime: 2020-12-08 12:40:09 (UTC+2)
Center frequency: 1420000000.0 Hz
Bandwidth: 2400000 Hz
Sample rate: 2400000 samples/sec
Number of channels: 2048
Number of bins: 100
Observation duration: 10 sec
Observation ID: 82937104
Your observation's averaged spectrum, dynamic spectrum (waterfall) and Power vs Time plot are attached in this email as an image.
And this is the plot attached to that email:
Graphs showing raw and corrected radio spectra for mcnalu's observation request
Please do have a go at using Pictor and let us know how you got on by recording an HPR show.
Hosted by Zen_Floater2 on 2021-01-05 is flagged as Explicit and released under a CC-BY-SA license. Tags:chromebooks,chromiumOS,Opensource,Freesoftware,cloud computing.
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As usual, I have botched up the show notes where they make absolutely no sense and I fully expect the ENTIRE HUMAN COMMUNITY from HPR to attack me endlessly over my incompetence. They just keep forgetting that I'm a squirrel who lives in a magical forrest and not a human being and therefore does terrible show notes,
There were so many issues brought up about chromebooks and chromiumOS that I could not prepare a detailed list of them all.
This ENTIRE conversation was derived from the work found on GNU WORLD ORDER episode 383 for which you will find his show notes AS::: https://gnuworldorder.info/ "Linux, Flatpaks, Android apps, and ChromiumOS on a Lenovo Chromebook."
Now, if you don't like my show notes and you do like this aliens show notes, then may I suggest your anti-squirrel and you need to be sent to a de-programming camp for rehabilitation.
Released: 2021-01-04. Duration: 01:07:35. Flag: Explicit. Series:HPR Community News. Tags:Community News.
HPR Volunteers Dave, ToeJet, and Ken talk about shows released and comments posted in December 2020
Released: 2020-12-30. Duration: 01:39:38. Flag: Explicit. Series:Linux Inlaws. Tags:past, present, future, artificial intelligence, b-sides, ibm, microsoft, you fill in the rest.
An episode on the past, present and future not just on FOSS - all will be explained
Released: 2020-12-28. Duration: 00:51:41. Flag: Clean. Tags:Audio, music, recording, DAW, Ardour, Jack, Pulse, ALSA, Hydrogen, Odin2, Qtractor, Carla, VST.
Patrick Davila and Claudio Miranda discuss the current state of Linux Audio Application in 2020
Released: 2020-12-10. Duration: 00:24:39. Flag: Clean. Series:Mental Health. Tags:Mac,Plus,Iomega,zip,drive,OS,7.5.5,6.0.8,retro,computing.
I talk more about my hobby with retrocomputing, and then Greensleeves.
Released: 2020-12-04. Duration: 00:19:43. Flag: Clean. Series:Social Media. Tags:social media, alternative, Fediverse, ActivityPub, PixelFed, photo sharing.
A look at a federated alternative to Instagram.
Released: 2020-12-03. Duration: 01:16:43. Flag: Explicit. Series:Linux Inlaws. Tags:voice recognition, text to speech, wavenet, tacotron 2, DeepSpeech, Lyrebird.
How to place fake prank calls into podcasts and what does TTS have to do with this
Released: 2020-11-25. Duration: 00:30:35. Flag: Clean. Tags:Electrical,safety,code,electricity,electrocution.
I discuss why and how I stay safe when working with electricity, with some ear candy at the end.
Released: 2020-11-19. Duration: 01:09:49. Flag: Explicit. Series:Linux Inlaws. Tags:Nextcloud, PHP, Golang, forking a company, technical debt.
Chat with Frank Karlitschek about Nextcloud and forking your company
Released: 2020-11-18. Duration: 00:18:40. Flag: Clean. Tags:Pinebook,Pro,Wacom,tablet,DMCA,takedown,Youtube,Canadian,Canada,Music.
I got a Wacom tablet to use with my Pinebook, and then share my thoughts on the recent DMCA takedown
Released: 2020-11-16. Duration: 00:58:31. Flag: Clean. Series:Tabletop Gaming. Tags:dnd,blind,inclusive,5e,tabletop,rpg.
I discuss some easy workarounds to make tabletop RPGs easy for both sighted and non-sighted players
Released: 2020-11-11. Duration: 00:30:38. Flag: Clean. Tags:retro,computing,Paul Quirk show,commodore,64,128,Vic 20,apple,ii,coco,8 bit,PET,Atari.
I discuss the hobby of retro computing in this episode.
Released: 2020-11-10. Duration: 00:18:38. Flag: Clean. Series:Tabletop Gaming. Tags:DND, Vampires, Lich, Undead, Halloween.
In his first show, Padraig asks a big life question. Well ok more like an undead question.