Podcast Season 3 Episode 8

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Title: California Highway Patrol

In this episode: A cheaper Pi, an even cheaper alternative, and Firefox now includes added DRM. We’ve got some ace Finds, an even more awesome Neurons section and the most divisive Voice of the Masses ever (not really).

What’s in the show:

  • News:
    • The Raspberry Pi B+ model has had its price dropped to just $25. C.H.i.P., the world’s first $9 general purpose computer (which runs Linux), has already raised $1,272,063 from its Kickstarter campaign with 22 days to go (it’s worth mentioning the hardware won’t be available until next year). Mozilla’s Firefox browser is now shipping DRM, in the form of Adobe’s Content Decryption Module. And Linux Voice announces the results of its first year’s profit donating scheme.

  • Finds of the Fortnight:
    • Andrew:
      • The UNIX visual filesystem tool featured in 1993’s Jurassic Park was real.
    • Graham:
      • XBMC/Kodi can use text ‘edit decision lists‘ to skip commercials.
      • See a process’ network usage from the command-line with NetHogs.
    • Mike:
    • Ben:
      • The winner of last episode’s puzzle challenge.
      • Neil McGovern is a really nice bloke.
      • Bash shortcuts: Alt Del – deletes the word before the cursor. Alt d – deletes the entire word after the cursor. Alt t – swaps the last two words around and Ctrl t – swaps the last two letters around.
  • Vocalise Your Neurons:
    • Great section this episode! Thanks to everyone who got in touch. If you’d like yours read out next time, email them to mike@linuxvoice.com.
  • Voice of the Masses: Can we finally trust Microsoft?

Presenters: Ben Everard, Andrew Gregory, Graham Morrison and Mike Saunders.

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Duration: 51:30

Theme Music by Brad Sucks.

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