1×42: The Tee-Remover Machine

1×42: The Tee-Remover Machine

Posted by on Thursday, May 14, 2015 in News, Open Source, Reviews, Shows, Technology | 0 comments

Jeremy Garcia, Jono Bacon, and Stuart Langridge present Bad Voltage, in which the word “keynote” is officially declared to be meaningless, and:

  • 00:01:49 Tesla have released a new product, the Powerwall, a “home battery that charges using electricity generated from solar panels, or when utility rates are low, and powers your home in the evening”. Elon Musk is happy to solve the world’s energy problem by selling six billion of them to everyone; but is the Powerwall actually a useful thing? Can we all go solar now?
  • 00:18:37 LibreOffice have announced that they’re working on an online version of their office suite, and have in the past announced that they’re building a mobile version as well. But are LibreOffice falling behind on all their promises? Can we expect this to work?
  • 00:33:33 Amber Graner from the Open Compute Project talks to us about what OCP is all about, whether you need to use its stuff in your new datacentre, and how to fit twenty-one inches of rack in nineteen inches of space
  • 00:47:47 Jono reviews Zeetings, an online service which promises to add interactivity and audience participation to your presentations. We talk about whether the thing itself is useful, the art of public speaking, and their properly annoying introductory video

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