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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.
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HPR2880: Evaluating a Study

We take the ideas we have developed over the previous episodes and use them to evaluate a a study I found online. These are things anyone can do with just a little work on Google, and the payoff is to have a good idea of whether or not you are looking ...
zwilnik.nospam@nospam.zwilnik.com (Ahuka) author

HPR2879: Describing how I listen to podcasts PART 1

In this series I cover how I listen to podcasts and how the process has change over the years. This episode badly covers the console audio player moc. Link to HPR 2112 (Home Server) episode mentioned in this podcast http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.ph...
mrxathpr.nospam@nospam.googlemail.com (MrX) author

HPR2878: Type classes in Haskell

Background Type classes are Haskell’s way of doing ad hoc polymorphics or overloading. They are used to defined set of functions that can operate more than one specific type of data. Equality In Haskell there’s no default equality, it has to be defined...
tuukka.turto.nospam@nospam.oktaeder.net (tuturto) author

HPR2877: Using Zenity with Pdmenu

Overview I use pdmenu a lot to help me do work on my main desktop PC. I did an HPR show on pdmenu on 13 December 2017 and the author Joey Hess responded in show 2459. In the intervening time I have also integrated Zenity into my menus. This is a GUI to...
perloid.nospam@nospam.autistici.org (Dave Morriss) author

HPR2876: Sausage Orzotto

This recipe has been heavily adapted from one I received from Hello Fresh - credit where credit's due! Ingredients: 1 lb (500g) Sausage (chicken or pork works) 1 ½ cups (192g) Orzo 2 tbsp (40g) Butter Olive oil Zucchini Shallot 1 - 2 tbsp (20-40g) Ita...
jacob.nospam@nospam.fragdev.com (Windigo) author

HPR2875: cutting up the frames

Drawings https://sites.google.com/site/recycledrecumbents/ez-clone-drawings Pictures One of the donors Dross The gold First cut Cutting tubes Workmate Frame 2 parts Frame 1 parts
bknavarette.nospam@nospam.gmail.com (Brian in Ohio) author

HPR2874: Repair of G.E. Variable Speed Cassette Recorder

I found a pretty cool little handheld cassette recorder at Salvation Army Thrift Store for 99 cents yesterday. It was non-functioning. I was able to get it working again by 1. cleaning corrosion from battery compartment; 2. replacing the nasty gooey be...
jonlancekulp.nospam@nospam.gmail.com (Jon Kulp) author

HPR2873: Death Angel - Card game

For more information, have a look at BoardGameGeek: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/71721/space-hulk-death-angel-card-game
tuukka.turto.nospam@nospam.oktaeder.net (tuturto) author

HPR2872: Shoe Lace Tips

In this episode I give some shoe lace tips Shoe Laces Ted Talk with over 6.5 million views https://www.ted.com/talks/terry_moore_how_to_tie_your_shoes?language=en Some further info on the shoe lace knot from the wonderful wikipedia site https://en.wik...
mrxathpr.nospam@nospam.googlemail.com (MrX) author

HPR2871: HPR Community News for July 2019

table td.shrink { white-space:nowrap } New hosts Welcome to our new host: mightbemike. Last Month's Shows Id Day Date Title Host 2846 Mon 2019-07-01 HPR Community News for June 2019 HPR Volunteers 2847 Tue 2019-07-02 earbuds opera...
admin.nospam@nospam.hackerpublicradio.org (HPR Volunteers) author

HPR2870: Hierarchy of Evidence

The idea of a Hierarchy of Evidence is that there is a ranking of studies of different kinds in terms of how persuasive they are. It is not enough to simply say that “A study shows…” without also looking at what kind of study it is how powerful the res...
zwilnik.nospam@nospam.zwilnik.com (Ahuka) author

HPR2869: building a bike, following in John Kulp's footsteps

recycled recumbent https://sites.google.com/site/recycledrecumbents/home wisil recumbent http://www.wisil.recumbents.com/home/ hpr 1282 http://www.hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1282 cj hoyle https://www.youtube.com/user/cjhoyle toledo bike http://w...
bknavarette.nospam@nospam.gmail.com (Brian in Ohio) author

HPR2868: Custom data with Persistent

Podcast episode is about two things, serializing custom data with Persistent and IsString typeclass. I’m using Persistent in conjunction with Yesod (web framework). Process in short is that data is defined in /config/models file that is used in compile...
tuukka.turto.nospam@nospam.oktaeder.net (tuturto) author

HPR2867: The Kenwood TS940S Automatic Tuning Unit

In this episode I let you hear the operation of my Kenwood TS940S automatic tuning unit. It had been a while since I’d last transmitted and I was a bit nervous that it might not even work – apparently it still does. Link to my original show that had a...
mrxathpr.nospam@nospam.googlemail.com (MrX) author

HPR2866: Intro to Bitcoin for techies

This is a broad introduction to Bitcoin from a technical perspective. We do not talk about finance or economics, and we don’t compare distributed ledger technologies. We’re not addressing exchanges, layer 2 technologies, mainstream adoption, etc. We’re...
mightbemike.nospam@nospam.protonmail.com (mightbemike) author

HPR2865: The YouTube channels I really like

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMtFAi84ehTSYSE9XoHefig) CuriousMarc Apollo AGC Part 1: Restoring the computer that put man on the Moon (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KSahAoOLdU) Virtual AGC — AGS — LVDC — Gemin...
jbaten.nospam@nospam.i2rs.nl (Jeroen Baten) author

HPR2864: One weird trick to add a --help option to your awk scripts

The first method is in Awk itself. #!/usr/bin/awk -f # # USAGE EXAMPLE: # echo the input of some var # $ foo -v var=8 # BEGIN { if (length(var) == 0) { printf "%s %sn", ENVIRON["_"], "is a proof-of-concept help message"; printf...
klaatu.nospam@nospam.member.fsf.org (klaatu) author

HPR2863: Simplified application architectures for improved security

Before the days of the PC, application architectures were often very simple - being little more than the executable itself and any input files. The constraints of the early PC’s very limited resources required new architectures to make the most of thos...
nigelverity.nospam@nospam.hotmail.com (Beeza) author

HPR2862: Art vs. Commerce In Storytelling

In this final episode of "Random Elements of Storytelling", Lostnbronx looks at the question of art vs. commerce. When is a story a product? When is it a work of passion? Can it be both? In a era of interactive storytelling, what is the difference betw...
lostnbronx.nospam@nospam.gmail.com (lostnbronx) author

HPR2861: Safety Razors

Links https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01859QHJU/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M2Y82H8/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B000684Z70/...
freeload101.nospam@nospam.yahoo.com (operat0r) author

HPR2860: Encryption and Quantum Computing

The Quantum Computer is supposed to be a game changer that renders encryption useless. But is this true? We look at how quantum computing will affect encryption going forward, and show that we are already working on quantum-resistant encryption. Links:...
zwilnik.nospam@nospam.zwilnik.com (Ahuka) author

HPR2859: HPR NYE Show 2018-2019 part 7

Hacker Public Radio New Years Show episode 7 Welcome to the 7th Annual Hacker Public Radio New Years Show. 2018-2019 Trucking Patrick Stewart and Bret Spiner https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5zQIKeh9B4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvJ7xR4D1ZI Self ...
honkeymagoo01.nospam@nospam.gmail.com (Honkeymagoo) author

HPR2858: Vehicle designer for a space game

This episode is about modeling vehicle designer that can be used to design all kinds of vehicles available in the game. It relates to episode about performing research. Major parts Two major parts about vehicle designer are components and chassis. Comp...
tuukka.turto.nospam@nospam.oktaeder.net (tuturto) author

HPR2857: Creating CounterParty Collectible Tokens for the Bitcorn Game

Bitcorn is an idle farming game created with and played using Bitcoin tokens using the CounterParty protocol. I’ll walk you through how it all works, how to get started and what all that means. In this episode we’ll walk through the basics of creating ...
mightbemike.nospam@nospam.protonmail.com (mightbemike) author

HPR2856: Mint Mobile Security Rant

You can also use call forwarding to forward calls to your google voice number. Mint does not seem to stay connected all the time.
freeload101.nospam@nospam.yahoo.com (operat0r) author

HPR2855: HPR NYE Show 2018-2019 part 6

Hacker Public Radio New Years Show episode 6 Welcome to the 7th Annual Hacker Public Radio New Years Show. 2018-2019 The Makerz Podcast https://podnutz.com/category/themakerz/ Tronxy X1 https://all3dp.com/1/tronxy-x1-3d-printer-review/ SBC talk Apple ...
honkeymagoo01.nospam@nospam.gmail.com (Honkeymagoo) author

HPR2855: HPR NYE Show 2018-2019 part 6

Hacker Public Radio New Years Show episode 6 Welcome to the 7th Annual Hacker Public Radio New Years Show. 2018-2019 The Makerz Podcast https://podnutz.com/category/themakerz/ Tronxy X1 https://all3dp.com/1/tronxy-x1-3d-printer-review/ SBC talk Apple ...
honkeymagoo01.nospam@nospam.gmail.com (Honkeymagoo) author

HPR2854: Telling myself something In The Morning

Source for In The Morning: https://gitlab.com/jezra/in-the-morning Bottle Framework: http://bottlepy.org
Jezra.nospam@nospam.jezra.net (Jezra) author

HPR2853: Feeding the beast

Links https://www.bankid.com/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swish_(payment)
hpr.nospam@nospam.svenskaa.net (folky) author

HPR2852: Gnu Awk - Part 16

Introduction This is the sixteenth and final episode of the 'Learning Awk' series which is being produced by b-yeezi (BY) and Dave Morriss (DM). We are using this as an opportunity to have a round-table discussion about the series, about Awk, and where...
perloid.nospam@nospam.autistici.org (Dave Morriss) author

HPR2851: An introduction to the work of fire fighters

Some general basic knowledge of fire fighting. Also an invitation to ask questions in the comments.
jbaten.nospam@nospam.i2rs.nl (Jeroen Baten) author

HPR2850: NIST Cybersecurity Framework

The National Institute of Standards and Technology of the US Government issued the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, which has recommendations for private companies and mandates for U.S. Government agencies. For people who work in information security in a...
zwilnik.nospam@nospam.zwilnik.com (Ahuka) author

HPR2849: HPR NYE Show 2018-2019 part 5

Hacker Public Radio New Years Show episode 5 Welcome to the 7th Annual Hacker Public Radio New Years Show. 2018-2019 Sans Holiday Hack Challenge https://www.holidayhackchallenge.com/2018/ Hack The Box https://www.hackthebox.eu/ Over the Wire http://ov...
honkeymagoo01.nospam@nospam.gmail.com (Honkeymagoo) author

HPR2848: Random numbers in Haskell

There’s lots of random and similar sounding words in this episode. I hope you can still follow what I’m trying to explain, but I’m aware that it might be hard. Haskell functions are pure, meaning that they will always produce same values for same set o...
tuukka.turto.nospam@nospam.oktaeder.net (tuturto) author

HPR2847: earbuds

operat0r discusses his trials with earbuds and custom setups.
freeload101.nospam@nospam.yahoo.com (operat0r) author

HPR2846: HPR Community News for June 2019

table td.shrink { white-space:nowrap } New hosts Welcome to our new host: Shannon Wright. Last Month's Shows Id Day Date Title Host 2826 Mon 2019-06-03 HPR Community News for May 2019 HPR Volunteers 2827 Tue 2019-06-04 Unscripted ...
admin.nospam@nospam.hackerpublicradio.org (HPR Volunteers) author

HPR2845: HPR NYE Show 2018-2019 part 4

Hacker Public Radio New Years Show episode 4 Welcome to the 7th Annual Hacker Public Radio New Years Show. 2018-2019 3D Printing OSMC https://osmc.tv/ Anet A8 https://3dprint.wiki/reprap/anet/a8 Dell Venue 11 pro 7130 https://www.cnet.com/products/de...
honkeymagoo01.nospam@nospam.gmail.com (Honkeymagoo) author

HPR2844: The Sony TC-222-A Portable Reel-To-Reel Tape Recorder

In this episode I talk about my new 1969 Sony TC-222-A portable reel-to-reel tape recorder. I found it about 3 weeks ago at Hand-Up Thrift store in Lafayette Louisiana for $5. It was in partially working condition, without a power cord, and in need of ...
jonlancekulp.nospam@nospam.gmail.com (Jon Kulp) author

HPR2843: Afrikan Tähti (or Star of Africa)

For more information about the game and history behind it, have a look at the following links: Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afrikan_t%C3%A4hti Board Game Geek: https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/5130/afrikan-tahti
tuukka.turto.nospam@nospam.oktaeder.net (tuturto) author

HPR2842: What's in my Bag an update to hpr2065

Hello HPR land, this is Tony Hughes again coming to you from Blackpool in the UK. During my last episode, which was my 50th for HPR, I realized that my ‘Bag’ has changed considerably since recording my episode hpr2065 about it back in July 2016. So thi...
tonyhughes1958.nospam@nospam.gmail.com (Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212) author

HPR2841: How I got into Linux (and then some...)

Basically what it says on the tin. Most distros I mention can be easily searched for. I meander through a discussion of how I got into Linux and where I am with it now.
cmhobbs.nospam@nospam.member.fsf.org (Christopher M. Hobbs) author

HPR2840: HPR NYE Show 2018-2019 part 3

Hacker Public Radio New Years Show episode 3 Welcome to the 7th Annual Hacker Public Radio New Years Show. 2018-2019 Gaming PC vs Console Steam https://store.steampowered.com/ Gaming on Linux with Proton https://steamcommunity.com/games/221410/announc...
honkeymagoo01.nospam@nospam.gmail.com (Honkeymagoo) author

HPR2839: Sample episode of the Distrohoppers Digest podcast

This is a sample episode of the new Creative Commons tech podcast. It's brought to us by Moss and our own Tony Hughes. From the blurb: We are two Blokes who love Linux and trying out new stuff, we thought it would be interesting to share our experi...
ken.nospam@nospam.fallon.ie (Ken Fallon) author

HPR2838: Why Haskell?

I got really good comment on episode 2778 - Functor and applicative in Haskell from Beeza that I’m including below: I’ve been writing software for over 30 years but I find the syntax of Haskell anything but intuitive - in fact less so than any other p...
tuukka.turto.nospam@nospam.oktaeder.net (tuturto) author

HPR2837: parallax live desktops in android

parallax live desktops in android https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/caffeine-pfft-espresso-robert-mccurdy/ linkedin Cafinee.exe MouseGiggler espresso autohotkey Systemd linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/initd-dead-long-live-robert-mccurdy/ linkedin...
freeload101.nospam@nospam.yahoo.com (operat0r) author

HPR2836: Interview with Wendy Hill

Wendy Hill is a photographer. And by that, I don’t mean she takes pictures of her kids on Sundays at the baseball game. Although, if she was to do that, it would probably turn out to be great pictures. No, Wendy is a professional photographer, and to r...
yannick.nospam@nospam.frenchguy.ch (Yannick) author

HPR2835: HPR NYE Show 2018-2019 part 2

Hacker Public Radio New Years Show episode 2 Claudio talks about doing IT for a school Pinebook discussion - complaints about keyboard, speakers, trackpad https://www.pine64.org Scanning photo negatives Camera discussion Firefly https://www.imdb.com/t...
honkeymagoo01.nospam@nospam.gmail.com (Honkeymagoo) author

HPR2834: My favorite desktop and android applications

Desktop: xfce4-terminal globaltime (orage) xfce4 notes thunar firefox Emacs claws-mail weechat mupdf gtk-redshift asunder keepassx lucky backup virtualbox/kvm xlog gpredict arduino ide tor browser bundle ledger wallet xmame freedoom rRootage dia fbrea...
cmhobbs.nospam@nospam.member.fsf.org (Christopher M. Hobbs) author

HPR2833: Jeroen chats with Joep Piscaer

In this show an Interview with Joep Piscaer, recorded during the recent Loadays conference in Antwerpen, Belgium. Schedule of recent Loadays event: https://cfp.loadays.org/2019/schedule/ I mention the "Cut the crap podcast", made by Ryan Caligiuri. And...
jbaten.nospam@nospam.i2rs.nl (Jeroen Baten) author

HPR2832: How I got started in Linux

This is just a brief intro into my introduction to Linux.
support.nospam@nospam.wrighttechnical.net (Shannon Wright) author