Linux Outlaws 319 – Zero isn’t an Option

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0:01:13 INTRODUCTION

Crest of Isernhagen
Crest of Isernhagen

0:19:43 UBUNTU EDGE UPDATE

It looks like Ubuntu Edge is destined to fail. We give an update on the situation and discuss if we think it was ever meant to succeed.

0:33:58 FEEDBACK

  • Jim Daldry tells us about his favourite Sean Connery scene from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
  • Jason Lewis sent us a story about a German court ruling declaring the JDownloader tool illegal
  • Moritz gives us some feedback on PRISM and NSA spying
  • Jonathan Nadeau gave Dan some advice on how to circumvent Unity when using Ubuntu
  • Luke Platypuss  recommends pcspecialist, a company run by a friend of his where you can buy computers without Windows licences
  • James Parker says our listeners should have a look at KAME, a live distro created by one of his friends
  • Michael Lawson also recommends a distribution, his firewall project Sphirewall
  • Kevin Grenade plugs his game Cataclysm: Dark Days AheadDan mentioned the TV series Justified, which is his new addiction
  • Nathan reckons that if you have written more lines of pro-GPL sentiments than lines of GPL code, you are not permitted to speak about the GPL
  • Gary (aka Agent Z10) had a discussion with Fab about the encryption used for BlackBerry’s messenger app BBM
  • Remy Van Elst sent us a number of emails on Cameron’s porn filter
  • Elias Önal sent us information on the PS3’s operating system
  • Andres Muniz wrote us the longest email ever — it has subsections, footnotes and a paragraph to explain why it is so long
  • Peter Bazalgette has punctuation issues

Peter Bazalgette on Twitter

  • Félim Whiteley is coming to OggCamp 13 and is looking forward to it
  • Daniel Harenberg really likes Netrunner
  • Paul, who met Dan at Barcamp Blackpool, tells us his Linux story and how he came to listen to the show

We had other emails from Keith Z-G, Bryan Lafferty, Brian Gryder, Mike Gulick, Kevin O’Brien and Ian Kirk.

Song: We’re the Resistors by Eric Skiff from the album Resistor Anthems (licensed Creative Commons BY 3.0)

6 comments

  1. Michael O'Fee says:

    Bazalgette is a founder of Endemol, the people behind Big Brother. He is a descendent of the man who built London’s Victorian sewer system. Hence there was a joke about Joseph Bazalgette making his name pumping shit out of houses while Peter made a fortune pumping it back in again.

  2. tmb_steve says:

    As someone who has written approx 80,000 lines of GPL code and never spoken about the licence, I am hereby officially donating my allowance to Fab to speak about it on my behalf.

    Many thanks
    Steve

  3. Becky says:

    Just listening now about the Ubuntu phone and sapphire glass. I work with sapphire a lot (I work on the detector development for large physics experiments). You certainly can get pieces that are large enough to work with phones, but at the moment I think that it would still be prohibitively expensive. Perhaps the smart thing to do would be to develop an ultra-thin sapphire coating for ordinary glass. Then again, for the stuff I work with the purity is really important, maybe if you don’t need such good quality you can get it cheaper.

  4. Stephen Michael Kellat says:

    Finally listening to the show as I’ve been a bit busy putting on a music festival. As to the e-mail from Andres Muniz…ya know, it was one of the few times you could have brought me in as a specialist adviser since it dealt with libraries

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