Podcast Season 2 Episode 3
Title: 2400 DPI
In this episode: Debian has settled on which init system to use. Nvidia makes a great contribution to open source. It’s the Year of Code in the UK, apparently. Valve gives free games to Ubuntu developers and Edward Snowden used a web crawler. We’ve got an epic finds section, listener neurons and the almost famous Voice of the Masses.
What’s in the show:
- News:Debian has decided on which init system to use, and it’s going to be systemd. Nvidia has made a significant contribution to the open source nouveau drivers of its Tekra K1 chipset, and Linus approves. The UK government has announced the Year Of Code initiative, which hopes to teach people to code ‘within an hour’. Last week’s Newsnight provided further insight (5:33 for the interview), but put any hot drinks down first. Valve has given all Debian and Ubuntu developers access to every Steam game published, past and present, and 25% of Debian developers have taken up this offer. Edward Snowden says he ran a web crawler to capture the data he leaked. And Tim Cook has described Android as being like Europe.
- Finds of the Fortnight:
- Edward Snowden Tribute Linux.
- Obfuscated C is not considered Free Software.
- The Thames isn’t flooded in Wiltshire.
- In the Congo, Robocop polices traffic intersections.
- The Obfuscated C Contest is great for C programming geeks.
- Some of the effects in the film Gravity and the TV show Doctor Who were created by applications running on KDE.
- PHP and WordPress is apparently a mess.
- IPv6 is now 3% of Google’s incoming connections.
- Vocalise Your Neurons:
- Thanks for sending your thoughts, Gwilym! If you’d like your neurons to be part of our next episode email email@example.com.
- Voice of the Masses: what would you say to Microsoft’s new CEO?
Presenters: Ben Everard, Andrew Gregory, Graham Morrison and Mike Saunders.
Theme Music by Brad Sucks.