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> Our shows are produced by listeners like you and can be on any topic that "are of interest to Hackers". If you listen to HPR then please consider contributing one show a year. If you record your show now it could be released in 5 days.


On hackerpublicradio.org/calendar… next week's Monday and Tuesday are currently empty slots.

The last time I contributed was three shows in the middle of last year, and before then it was the middle of two years ago when I had a good streak. Since I started full-time employment in an office I've had difficulty trying to make my hours last for anything other than eat, sleep, work, parenting and somehow spending a lot of time on fedi when I have important things I'm procrastinating.

I will try to put one in this weekend, but if you're reading this and you have something you've been meaning to write a blog post about, consider writing your blogpost as shownotes, speaking it and uploading it to HPR. There really isn't a lot of overhead.

No need for a Blue Yeti or other fancy equipment! Your computer or phone microphone is fine, we've heard worse. I use f-droid.org/en/packages/com.gi… on my mobile for most of my recordings!


Question. I REALLY want to love PeerTube, but I can't watch any video faster than 1x without MAJOR buffering. Even lowering it down to 480 it can barely keep up in real time. I've tried across multiple machines/connections and I get the same performance. Does this match everyone else's experience?

Ham Radio Rant 

I love hearing the "Ham Radio" community talking about how hard it is to get new people into the hobby, when a great deal of their outreach is middle aged, upper-middle class white men reminding you that you need to buy quality equipment costing +$1000 to get into the hobby in order to "do it right". You need younger, diverse, people using open, cheap, hackable equipment to do what they want, not keeping up traditions. Stop talking about what is and isn't "real" Ham Radio.

Gina Carrano being fired from Star Wars 

Am I the only person that finds it ironic that the people bemoaning this blaming "SJWs", "PC Culture", and lack of "Freeze Peach", are typically very supportive of "free market solutions".

Look she was fired by a corporation, because her bad takes would potentially lead to a loss in profits, that's it. Sounds like a market solution to me...

If you're into spacey, instrumental, post-rock music, a few friends of mine have started a new project that I think sounds pretty dope.


In the last year Google has banned: the Element app, the LBRY app, and several Fediverse apps. If you get all of your apps from a single corporation, be it Google or Apple, you should make an effort to change that.

If you have an Android phone F-Droid is an alternative app repository, and it’s very easy to install! All of the previously mentioned apps have been available from F-Droid throughout being dropped from the Play Store.

If you have an iPhone, please consider other options for your next device. Apple does not respect you enough as a user to consider you possibly more capable of deciding what you should install on your phone than they are. That is absurd; please stop rewarding this behavior with your money.

Best quote I've heard about the Reddit/Game Stop situation. "Wall Street done fucked around and found out"

The FOSS community should gather together all the different public domain universes(Lovecraft, Robin Hood, Dracula, all the pulp/noir characters, etc) and build some sort of dope expanded franchise/universe of free & open source games/movies/books/TV/other cool stuff.

Come on, you know you want this to happen :D

uspol, but not really 

One interesting thing I've noticed from all of the news surrounding the situation in DC, is the rapid increase in the use of the word "foment". It's a good word we don't use nearly enough.

It's time again for the
HPR New Years Eve Show.

For those who don’t know, on New Years Eve 2020-12-31 10:00 UTC (5:00 AM EST), we will have a recording going on the HPR Mumble server for anyone to come on and talk about whatever they want.
So please stop in. Say “Hi” and maybe join in the conversation with other HPR community members.
We will leave the recording going until 2021-01-01 12:00 UTC (7:00 AM EST) or until the conversation stops.

Go to hackerpublicradio.org for all the details

OK my Linux audio folks, can anyone point me in the direction of some decent documentation/tutorials on making JACK and Pulse Audio play nice with each other? I've spent about half a day trying to get it to work on Arch and have gotten nowhere. 🎵 🎶

Both Hacker Public Radio and GNU World Order are on the "Top Stories" of Hacker News today. Interesting. @ken_fallon @klaatu @perloid

is it just me or do their opponents sound more and more FUCKING AWESOME the more evangelicals scream about them

joe biden is definitely not as awesome as evangelicals keep making him out to be. trans people are pretty awesome tho

OK, someone sell me on the reasons to move from Arch to Guix. So far I'm interested but I don't have enough reasons to uproot and try it.

OK, so is every mode for editing markdown in emacs completely incapable of rendering a live preview in a buffer? I can't believe this just isn't a thing

Is anyone else having issues with Gnome 3.38.1 crashing with Firefox on the regular? This is driving me crazy!


Since the DST time change I've found it damn near impossible to make myself go to the gym. Why the fuck do we still do this again?

I'm going to be honest, now when I use youtube-dl I get extra happy.

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