Stuart Langridge, Jono Bacon, and Jeremy Garcia present Bad Voltage, in which we begin a new series, the world is under lockdown, and:
- [00:01:40] And Finally: a medical fetish site donates its stock of scrubs after being contacted by the NHS, cops in Hamilton bust a cocaine dealer for doing “non essential business” during the coronavirus lockdown, more cops bust a man for teaching his dog to drive, and don’t use shredded T-shirts as toilet paper…
- [00:05:47] News: the BBC suggest that the compulsory licence fee could be replaced by a broadband levy, Twitter are removing a whole bunch of misinformation but Ben Thomson at Stratechery has issues, and yet another Zoom issue, this time that they’ve misleadingly claimed that their meetings are end-to-end encrypted although the UK government don’t seem to mind…
- [00:16:40] Main discussion: What’s the role of technology, open source, open data, and the community in a large-scale crisis scenario? Are there useful ways to contribute, or is it best to just stay out of the way? Can, and should, you get involved?
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News music: Long Live Blind Joe by Robbero, used with attribution.