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Linux Outlaws 325 – Water Sandwich

10 November 2013

 

The 5th of November, Pi Streamer, BadBIOS, Dark Mail, NIST backpaddles, OpenBSD 5.4, Metro: Last Light on Linux, Xfce to become standard for Debian Jessie, manifesto for ubiquitous encryption on the XMPP network and John McEnroe

Uncut video version of this episode on YouTube

Hosts: Dan & Fab

DanFab

Sorry for Dan’s bad audio quality at the start of the show, his recorder went tits up and we had to use a backup from Fab’s end.

0:00:55 INTRODUCTION

  • Remember, remember, the 5th of November… exactly a year ago, we recorded LO 283
  • Fab thanks everyone who signed the cards at OggCamp:
  • Dan talks about his new Pi Streamer project

Pi Streamer

0:16:56 SECURITY NEWS

0:46:54 RELEASES & NEWS

Metro: Last Light

Metro: Last Light

1:29:24 FEEDBACK

  • Chris (we don’t know which) emailed to say how much he enjoyed OggCamp
  • Jonathan Nadeau has caught up to the show and is glad we are back
  • Gary recommends Claws as an alternative to Thunderbird; he also sends us a cool sound clip from Michael Krasny

We had other emails from Matt Ivie, Remy Van Elst, Charles Galpin and Ray Woods this week.

Song: John McEnroe by Dud from the album Ho! Un Hibou… (licensed Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 3.0)

John McEnroe

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  1. Peter #
    November 14, 2013

    Hi Dan, Gütten tag Fab, I might be a little late in this but I was happy to hear that things worked out for Fab in the end.
    The thing that made me write this was Fab talking about Red October. In most russian dialects an unstressed o is pronounced like an a. So krasny oktjbr is pronounced more as kchr-asney aktjaber. Thought it would be intresting to know, since Fab seems to be intrested in lingustics.

  2. fabsh #
    November 14, 2013

    Yes, I’m definitely interested to know. You live and learn. :)

  3. November 19, 2013

    Like the look xfce desktop. Very back to work look and feel. Especially the deutchebahn platform clock.

  4. fabsh #
    November 23, 2013

    That clock design was pioneered by the Swiss Railways:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swiss_railway_clock

    I am using Conky to display it:

    https://github.com/jrk-/conky_clock

  5. November 26, 2013

    I posted in another section about Dan’s lack of accordion music knowledge in this episode… bad, bad musician.

    While Herr Fab is a bad, bad german since he mistakes waltzers and polkas. My Favorite Things is NOT a polka, its a Rogers&Hammerstein show tune and the strings

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waltz_(music) lists My Favorite THings halfway down.

    There are many similiarities but also differences like time signatures and rhythms. Waltz is 3/4 time (a strong accent on the 1st beat). Polka is 2/4 so in a waltz you count 1 2 3 and in a polka you count 1 2 3 4 (3 steps & a hop). A polka includes quite a bit of eighth notes placed evenly between the quarter note and generally of a higher pitch. This is what gives the music its bounce and is one of the identifying feature of a polka.

    of course, the great Coltrane says fack off to these piddly distinctions
    like rhythm and time signatures and does his own shite:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWG2dsXV5HI

  6. fabsh #
    November 26, 2013

    I posted in another section about Dan’s lack of accordion music knowledge in this episode… bad, bad musician.

    As I said. Humour.

    While Herr Fab is a bad, bad german since he mistakes waltzers and polkas. My Favorite Things is NOT a polka, its a Rogers&Hammerstein show tune and the strings

    No, I don’t. Also, Waltz is Austrian, not German. If you’re trying to be nitpicky, at least do it right.

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