@clacke I thought you might be interested to know that I have resurrected the project where I upload older HPR shows to archive.org. It's a bit laborious and needed some new tools, but I have just finished uploading 866-870, and will continue to process blocks of shows on a regular basis.
Thanks for your question about this 😉
@hpr (or Today With a Techie) started 15 ½ years ago today. During that time we have released 3866 shows.
The idea was simple. A podcast where the shows are submitted by the listeners on any topic of interest to hackers.
As it happens, we have some free slots in the queue next week. So if you have a topic that is covered by a CC license, then please submit a show this weekend.
Contribute today and keep @hpr going for the next 15 ½ years.
@timttmy Looking forward to the first HPR show from our new contributor tomorrow!
I hope I interpreted the notes correctly. Tell me if not and I'll fix them.
@Ahuka Kevin, your new shows are now on the HPR site. I created a new DOS series and assigned shows 3390, 3410 and 3430 to it. Please check and let me know of any issues!
@SDF Email sent from mastodon.sdf.org in response to a notification arrives with the From address 'notifications@localhost' where they used to be from 'email@example.com'.
Makes filtering them a bit difficult 😉
@Ahuka Just been listening to TWiV where they were talking about the potential vaccine(s). They pointed out (as have others) that a vaccine may give 'sterilising immunity' meaning you can't catch COVID-19 again, or it'll give disease prevention meaning you can catch it but it will be very mild. Trouble is there's a likelihood that people with a mild case will be just as dangerous to others as people with the full disease since they'll be shedding virus. Masks will then continue to be needed!
@Ahuka Listening to TWiV 658 where they discuss the paper that followed the HongKong SARS-CoV-2 reinfection case that the news media were treating as apocalyptic. The TWiV team were much more rational in their analysis I thought. It's a case of protective immunity (mild symptoms) not sterilising immunity (complete eradication of the virus). I'd settle for that from the vaccine!
Can we please, please – PLEASE! not make the nonsensical US date format month/day/year the default in applications? 🤦♂️
PRE 👏 TTY 👏 PLEASE
And to all users of that format: it makes no sense, it's counter-intuitive, it makes collaboration frustrating, it introduces inconsistencies and errors... Just stop. Please. Use international standards.
(And don't get me started on your other units of weights, volumes and distances. Bloody hell.)
Boost if I'm right.
@Ahuka Another YT channel I have found useful during the pandemic has been Dr John Campbell's. He produces a lot of output! His latest looks at some papers which show very strongly that immunity to SARS-Cov-2 is likely to be persistent, and that vaccines should be effective. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5Z6wdu1eI0
Very sad to hear that Julian Bream, the classical guitarist, died yesterday at the age of 87.
@Ahuka Apropos TWiV, you should listen to episode 640 with Michael Mina if you haven't yet done so. He has a testing proposal (a dipstick test using a monoclonal antibody) that could be cheap to make and easy to deploy without being a specialist. It doesn't have to be as accurate as a PCR test if you can do a test a day or every other day and it could be much faster.
@chalkahlom2 Hi! Not seen you on Mastodon for a while - though that could be because I haven't been on much myself! Hope all is well.
@claudiom I'm just listening to the HPR New Year show number 4 where you mention that you're preparing tags for your shows 672 and 722. I don't seem to have received them. Did you manage to finish them and send them in, or was there a problem?
Apparently the Scottish Government have committed to "ensure that all premises across Scotland can have access to superfast speeds by 2021." I live in Edinburgh on the edge of the city, have an ADSL connection (pretty good, though only 18mbps at best). Most of Edinburgh, even the people up the hill from me have "Fibre to the Cabinet" but I can't get any sort of higher speed, nor any commitment to provide it. I could use Virgin Media's cable but then I don't have any choice of ISP.
Old guy, retired IT Manager, helping to administer Hacker Public Radio. Coding in Bash, Perl, sed, awk.
Now using Mastodon on SDF after quitter.se died.
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