Hacker Public Radio
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Hacker Public Radio is an podcast that releases shows every weekday Monday through Friday. Our shows are produced by the community (you) and can be on any topic that are of interest to hackers and hobbyists.
||CleanHPR2685: Scientific and Medical Reports||We get bombarded with breathless news stories about medical breakthroughs that may not be as reliable as they are presented. This begins our look at what is reliable and what you need to watch out for. https://journalistsresource.org/studies/society/news-media/health-research-misinformation-tips https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0196346 https://journals.plos.org/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ArXiv https://www.palain.com/?page_id=356||11/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHPR2684: Making a remote control visible||The problem A black remote control on a black couch. The solution Cover it in Earth Insulating Tape. Links https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrical_tape||11/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHPR2683: Using Open source tools to visualize the heartrate and blood oxygen saturation level of my stepchild||Using Python, PHP, JQuery and Linux to visualize the heartrate and blood oxygen saturation level of my stepdaughter. Jeroen Baten talks about how he used his knowledge of a couple of open source tools to visualize the heartrate and oxygen saturation in the blood of one of his children and how this aided a pediatrician at the Wilhelmina childrens hospital to come to the right conclusion and treatment. This talk is a mix of tech and 43 surgery sessions on one single human being.||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHPR2682: (NOT) All About Blender||The first part of what began a serious attempt to sit down and discuss Blender, a free and open-source piece of awesome, that slowly (rapidly) devolved into a meandering discussion. Mostly about video games. http://openmw.org/en/ https://www.blender.org/ https://www.blender.org/support/tutorials/ https://danielpocock.com/quick-start-blender-video-editing https://m.youtube.com/user/BlenderFoundation https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_lGfeS050Xw http://zombiemud.org/ BloodPong https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHrg48sa4ZA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqZQFbKxkxg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCYrErmTIjA||11/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHPR2681: DerbyCon Interview - Hackers for Charity||https://www.hackersforcharity.org/||11/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHPR2680: Some Additional Talk About Characters -- 01||Some characters are simple, some are complex, and some are entirely unknowable. What sorts of characters work best for grand, sweeping good vs. evil tales? Which types work best for simple character dramas? And how do characters interact with the setting and story? Lostnbronx offers some off-the-cuff observations.||11/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHPR2679: Extra ancillary Bash tips - 13||Extra ancillary Bash tips - 13 Making decisions in Bash This is the thirteenth episode in the Bash Tips sub-series. It is the fifth and final of a group of shows about making decisions in Bash. In the last four episodes we saw the types of test Bash provides, and we looked briefly at some of the commands that use these tests. We looked at conditional expressions and all of the operators Bash provides to do this. We concentrated particularly on string comparisons which use glob and extended glob patterns then we devoted an episode to Bash regular expressions. Now we want to look at the final topic within regular expressions, the use of capture groups. Long notes I have provided detailed notes as usual for this episode, and these can be viewed here. Links “GNU BASH Reference Manual” “Bash Conditional Constructs” “Bash Conditional Expressions” “Bourne Shell Builtins” “The set Builtin” “Bash Pattern Matching” “POSIX Shell Command Language” - documentation of all of the POSIX features mentioned in this series. HPR series: Bash Scripting Previous episodes under the heading Bash Tips: HPR episode 1648 “Bash parameter manipulation” HPR episode 1843 “Some Bash tips” HPR episode 1884 “Some more Bash tips” HPR episode 1903 “Some further Bash tips” HPR episode 1951 “Some additional Bash tips” HPR episode 2045 “Some other Bash tips” HPR episode 2278 “Some supplementary Bash tips” HPR episode 2293 “More supplementary Bash tips” HPR episode 2639 “Some ancillary Bash tips - 9” HPR episode 2649 “More ancillary Bash tips - 10” HPR episode 2659 “Further ancillary Bash tips - 11” HPR episode 2669 “Additional ancillary Bash tips - 12” Resources: Examples: bash13_ex1.sh, bash13_ex2.sh,||11/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHPR2678: Explaining the controls on my Amateur HF Radio Part 4||The three dual function controls covered are Squelch/Notch (1A) Squelch https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squelch (1B) Notch filter https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Band-stop_filter Pitch/AF Tune (2A) Pitch (From the Kenwood manual) The CW PITCH control is provided so that you may adjust the pitch or tone of the incoming CW signal so that the tone is pleasing to you. The TS-940S accomplishes this without shifting the actual transmitter or receiver frequency, by shifting the 100kHz IF frequency, just prior to Product detection. (2B) AF Tune (From the Kenwood manual) The AF TUNE circuit is just the opposite of the NOTCH circuit. With this control, it is possible to accentuate the desired signal by providing additional rejection of noise and interfering signals whose pitch (tone) falls outside the audio passband. Turn the AF TUNE switch ON and adjust the AF TUNE control to peak the desired signal. RIT/XIT (3A) RIT – Receiver incremental Tune The RIT control allows shifting the receive frequency without effecting the transmit frequency (3B) XIT – Transmitter incremental Tune The XIT control allows shifting the transmit frequency without effecting the receive frequency||11/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHPR2677: Thoughts on language learning part 4 - RPG.||I thought I was done with this topic, but got to thinking about bringing a game to life it occurred to me it was a lot of work. So I thought about it some more and hit upon the idea of an RPG probably mostly played online where a key point of the game is that the players needn’t know the same language. At first this seems like an odd thing for an RPG because the talking to each other is sort of a requirement. By now you’ve guessed that what I mean is that the game could be designed so that it assumes the players will have limited ability to communicate. And that drives how the game progresses. I see two kinds of approaches. One is that players sort of team up by the their native languages so you might have people knowing different native languages working in smaller teams while the whole game has the goal of everyone learning the new language. The other is that everyone could know a different native language and many or may nor cooperate with others but the goal of the game is everyone learning the same new language. Submitting this show mostly because I’m curious what the community thinks of the idea.||11/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHPR2676: HPR Community News for October 2018||New hosts Welcome to our new host: Yannick the french guy from Switzerland. Last Month's Shows Id Day Date Title Host 2651 Mon 2018-10-01 HPR Community News for September 2018 HPR Volunteers 2652 Tue 2018-10-02 Liverpool Makefest 2018 - Interview with Caroline and John Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 2653 Wed 2018-10-03 Using the EXACT Function in Excel Shane Shennan 2654 Thu 2018-10-04 Making Crepes Shane Shennan 2655 Fri 2018-10-05 Sleep Apnea and Afib Ahuka 2656 Mon 2018-10-08 Explaining the controls on my Amateur HF Radio Part 2 MrX 2657 Tue 2018-10-09 Why we are all going to s**t in 30 years due to computers Jeroen Baten 2658 Wed 2018-10-10 Questions on podcast production Al 2659 Thu 2018-10-11||11/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Hit or Miss, but worth subscribing to
This is a community based radio show, so anyone can make their own podcast for HPR. This results in variable quality, with shows that cover a topic well, to shows that are uninformative or banal, like "What's in my bag today". Since the topics covered are so broad, some of them will not be relevant to you. I personally don't care much for the libre office podcasts, but a libre office user would find them helpful. Still, I enjoyed and learned from many of the shows featured here.
This is real Open Source
With a different host every day, you get people's once every few month bit of tech awesomeness every day, not oh no we have to do a show, let's throw something together. Great job on this show community. Way to go open source podcasting.
Lots of great info ☎
The only problem I have with this podcast is I feel that I should have a notepad ready when I listen to it.