1×05: Never Gonna Give You Up

Posted by on Dec 19, 2013 in Open Source, Politics, Shows, Technology, Ubuntu | 0 comments

In this episode of Bad Voltage, Bryan Lunduke returns to the fold after his holiday in Europedreadful illness, and these things happen:

  • Bitcoin. The team discuss Bitcoin (and crypto-currencies in general), whether it’s a good idea, and whether it might be successful
  • Review: Jono reviews the Roku 2, mass-market tv streaming device. Is it any good?
  • Open-source phone platforms: Jolla, Ubuntu, and Firefox OS. What is success? Will these platforms get anywhere? Are Android and iOS ripe for unseating?
  • Interview: Jeff Atwood talks about Discourse, the modern forum system, and why it’s an improvement over the horror that is web forums currently. You can ask follow-up questions which Jeff has agreed to answer at our own Discourse forum

Give us your thoughts on the show as a whole on the forum thread!