1×66: Perchance to Dream

1×66: Perchance to Dream

Posted by on Thursday, May 5, 2016 in Open Source, Politics, Reviews, Shows, Technology | 0 comments

Jono Bacon, Jeremy Garcia, Bryan Lunduke, and Stuart Langridge bring you Bad Voltage, in which we are all Satoshi Nakamoto, quoting the dictionary at people does not help because it never ever helps, and:

  • 0o:02:00 Is activism actually effective? A continuation of a previous discussion; does activism actually work? Although a more fundamental question seems to be: what _is_ it?
  • 00:52:38 Google Hangouts allows you to send pictures in your conversations, and it works with existing XMPP/Jabber clients such as Pidgin or Psi as well as its own web-based front end. But it won’t do both at the same time; there’s an XMPP-ish way to send images, but Google aren’t using it. Is this Google’s job to fix, or Pidgin’s? And what should open projects do when confronted with this choice: stand tall for open standards, or provide their users with the best experience?
  • 00:31:28 Jeremy reviews the Withings Aura Smart Sleep System, an Internet of Things Thing which acts as sleep monitor and alarm clock

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