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GNR 73 – The Raleigh Screwjob

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Cupper tea
avatar Dan Lynch
Typhoo tea

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One of the most requested appearances in GNR history comes to pass as Dan joins us for a Linux Outlaws revival, discussing the recent Open Source Summit and IBM buying Red Hat.

We’ve convened an emergency Linux Outlaws meeting to discuss IBM buying Red Hat. Yes, that’s right! Dan is back. The triumphant return of the lost son of Sixgun podcasts.

Something Fab forgot to mention last episode was, that Geek News Radio is now available on Spotify. Hurrah!


We talk a bit about what Dan has been up to during the last few years. He also explains, how he accidentally started an open source project with MakeSpaceLive.

We then talk about the Open Source Summit in Edinburgh, which Dan attended. A lot of the stories end up being about the bars of Edinburgh, though. Which should get you right back into the old Linux Outlaws vibe. Dan caught up with some old friends while being up there as well, which is nice. We also mention the Linux CoC discussion from our previous episode.

People have requested an “emergency Linux Outlaws because of the Red Hat / IBM deal. And since Dan happens to be on the show anyway, we are happy to oblige. We discuss what we know about the deal and how we think it might affect Red Hat and there myriad open source projects. We also speculate on how it might affect IBM itself. During the discussion, Fab mentions the new MongoDB license and Bradley Kuhn’s opinion of it.


Since this show was recorded before episode 72 was released and comes as a bit of a surprise for everyone, we have no feedback this time around. You can, however, send us some on this episode via Twitteron GitLab or by joining the Sixgun Discord and talking to us directly.

Thanks to Bytemark for graciously providing bandwith for this podcast.

GNR 72 – People with Money are the Problem

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Earl Grey, hot
avatar David M. Nicholas
BrewDog Punk IPA

You can discuss the episode via this GitLab issue or by joining our Discord community.


It’s been some time, but we are back. Fab and Dave talk Magic the Gathering, Rise of Industry and Linux kernel shenanigans. Fab also reviews Shadow of the Tomb Raider.

We’ve been away for a while, mostly because Fab was launching Hollywood Outlaws and because of that is currently rebuilding the Sixgun website. He’s also been really busy with work. Since he’s leaving soon for a holiday in the US, expect the episode draught to continue for a bit. We promise we’ll make up for the missed episodes at some point.

Our first topic this time is Doctor Strange, which Fab has finally seen. Dave reviewed it back on episode 27.


In the main part of the show, we discuss the code of conduct for the Linux kernel and Linus Torvalds’ sudden change of heart concerning sweary emails.

Dave revisits Two Point Hospital which he had mentioned on the show before. Fab, meanwhile, has been getting back into Magic the Gathering, because Dave told him about Magic the Gathering Arena. He’s now enjoying this quite a lot. If you’re interested in Magic or game design in general, Fab recommends the excellent Drive to Work podcast by Magic head designer Mark Rosewater, also known as Maro. He also gave a great lecture on game design at GDC 16.

We then have more games content, as Dave reviews Rise of Industry (which he didn’t like at all) and Fab reviews Shadow of the Tomb Raider which he loved. After we recorded the show, Fab also wrote a long review of the game on his blog.


We end the show by talking about your feedback.

Speaking of feedback, you can talk to us via Twitteron GitLab or by joining the Sixgun Discord and talking to us directly.

Thanks to Bytemark for graciously providing bandwith for this podcast.

GNR 63 – On the Skyr Train Since 2015

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Old Man
avatar David M. Nicholas
Skyr Hipster

It’s a GDPR-themed episode this time on Geek News Radio. Buckle up, there will be rants. Dave’s mad about Ubuntu and Fab wants to blow the EU to pieces for this privacy crap.

Slippers has a new job and is turning into a hipster. He’s wearing linen and drinking skyr. He’s also been putting his recipes on GitHub. With tests! Fab thinks it’s all quark.

Fab does feel old.

Meanwhile, Dave reminds everyone that FOSS Talk Live is soon!


In the news, The Expanse is cancelled. But there is hope. Also: Fab recommends Little Steven’s Soulfire Live! album and is going to see Kiefer Sutherland in concert.


In the main section of the episode, we discuss Efail and Dave rants about a bug with the Ubuntu login screen.

Fab then launches a massive, nuclear rant on the GDPR.

We end the show with your sparse feedback.

GNR 61 – It’s an Audio Emoji

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Audio Cable Imbecile
avatar David M. Nicholas
Grumpy House Owner

Old Man Dave talks about Ubuntu 18.04 on the Dell XPS 13 and Lara Croft fanboy Fab talks about his experience at the premiere event for Shadow of the Tomb Raider. He also reviews BattleTech.

Fab has finally figured out why Dave’s audio was suboptimal for ages and it isn’t pretty – it turns out Fab’s an idiot. Speaking of annoying things: Dave gives an update on House Ownership 101.

(Image: Dell)

Dave has bought a Dell XPS 13 and slapped Ubuntu 18.04 on it – by all accounts it’s going quite well. He’s also started using Atom to see if Fab’s completely mad for using it instead of Sublime Text.

Meanwhile, Fab was in London at the exclusive Shadow of the Tomb Raider premiere event. The game looks great, Fab’s very much looking forward to its release in September.

Until Shadow of the Tomb Raider arrives, though, Fab’s currently favourite game in the world is Battletech. It’s so fucking good!

We wrap up the show by answering your feedback. Including a scathing email from Listener No. 1 Niklas. It also seems Mike’s been busy stealing Bitcoins…

GNR 52 – HOTAS for Life

People On This Episode

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Had a Secret Order of the Emperor Tattoo
avatar David M. Nicholas
Can't Deal with this '90s Gaming Shite

Show Notes

Fab and Dave celebrate GNR’s second birthday, bring you the relevant geek news and talk Warhammer 40K and Elite Dangerous.


We start the show with some geek news:

  EA’s stock price is fucked because of loot boxes.

  Top NSA hackers are as stupid as the next person some times.

  Hutton Orbital claims another victim.

  Linux Journal closes its doors.

  Django 2.0 is out!


Geek News Radio is now two years old! Fab’s been reflecting on it in a post on the new Sixgun blog.

Dave has has invented Warhammermas and went on a trip to Warhammer World. He tells us how much fun that was. The bastard.

In the meantime, Fab’s been laughing at this hilarious Rainbox Six thread on Reddit.


Fab had a week off and started a deep space exploration mission in Elite Dangerous.

In other news, Joakim wants to go cuddle with the polar bears. Help him out!

Dave’s been emo about Netrunner and Star Citizen is now selling virtual land that doesn’t exist.


We end the show by talking about your feedback. Thank you for the nice words in response to Fab’s blog post.