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3×23: Multiple Otter Jacobs

Posted by on 19th February 2021 in Politics, Shows, Social Media | 0 comments

3×23: Multiple Otter Jacobs

Stuart Langridge, Jono Bacon, and Jeremy Garcia present Bad Voltage, in which Facebook aren’t watching our webinars and this is not nuanced, and:

  • [00:02:50] Advertising. Apple’s new IDFA moves prompt a larger conversation about targeted advertising and whether it works, some examples of how we’ve actually tried using it, and then the bigger picture. Is highly targeted advertising or a waste of money, or does it work fine? If it doesn’t make money, is that because it really doesn’t, or because it does but all the value is captured by Google and Facebook? Is authenticity in advertising actually important? Is anyone actually authentic, or simply pretending? How can exaggeration be stopped in online advertising, and whose responsibility is it to actually do that? Does this relate to the differences between online and offline rules for product placement? And will anyone buy anything that you tell them about by just speaking into your mobile phone?

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https://community.badvoltage.org/t/3×23-multiple-otter-jacobs/12415

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3×22: Phantom Power

Posted by on 4th February 2021 in Design, Development, News, Shows, Technology | 0 comments

3×22: Phantom Power

Stuart Langridge, Jono Bacon, and Jeremy Garcia present Bad Voltage, in which we take what Jono calls an avant-garde and everyone else calls a ridiculous improvised approach to the set list.

  • [00:01:10] Flash, aaargh. It saved every one of us. [Flash is now dead](https://www.adobe.com/uk/products/flashplayer/end-of-life.html). We take a look back over the history of the web and all the places Flash fitted in, and look at the ups and downs of it all. Glad it’s gone? Yes. Is it replaced? Maaaaybe. We’ll look at Steve Jobs’s Thoughts on Flash memo from 2010, replacements such as Ruffle, and digital preservation projects such as Flashpoint, and ask the questions: are we sorry it’s gone? And what’s next?
  • [00:47:05] And at the end, the news! Scientists have apparently taught spinach to send emails! People in the Bay Area! Get a blue verified badge for your house! The September that never ended had its 10,000th day on January 16th 2021! And now, Bad Voltage!

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Poetry in Notion

Posted by on 21st January 2021 in Design, Open Source, Reviews, Shows, Technology | 0 comments

Stuart Langridge, Jono Bacon, and Jeremy Garcia present Bad Voltage, in which Bad Voltage is on Spotify! Also, we have great content, you should review us on Apple Podcasts and elsewhere, and:

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3×20: According To The Prophecy

Posted by on 7th January 2021 in Design, Gaming, News, Politics, Shows, Technology, Ubuntu | 0 comments

3×20: According To The Prophecy

Stuart Langridge, Jono Bacon, and Jeremy Garcia present Bad Voltage, in which we present our predictions for 2021!

  • Stuart:
    • [00:11:11] Remote work starts to hollow out cities and as a result, three major cities see population drops (or the populations drop more than they already were)
    • [00:17:20] Social media sites band together to avoid fake news (and government regulation of what they do) with some sort of shared “credibility checker”
    • [00:23:25] Amazon buy Zoom
    • [00:25:10] Bonuses: somebody buys Canonical; at least one of us has not been vaccinated; Jono continues to buy Apple stuff
  • Jeremy:
    • [00:31:30] Jeff Bezos will become the richest American who has ever lived (he tops around $340b)
    • [00:33:10] Google will make their largest acquisition in the history of the company
    • [00:37:35] Bitcoin price will go below $5,000 or above $55,000
    • [00:39:45] Facebook will lose 15%-20% of their active user count
    • [00:41:40] Bonuses: Amazon builds a publicly-available general-purpose search engine; a security breach larger than Solarwinds will be discovered and will materially impact the position of a major cloud provider or public tech company
  • Jono:
    • [00:45:55] Sony will release the second version of the PSVR headset
    • [00:49:25] A COVID “vaccine passport” will be required for at least three major airlines and five major countries
    • [00:54:50] Donald Trump’s Twitter account will be disabled at least twice but will not be banned [editor’s note! this has happened once already, in between us recording this show and us releasing it!]
    • [00:56:25] Zoom will start build a complete remote-working offering (the “Sharepointisation” of Zoom, as christened by Jeremy) and acquire at least one major remote-working company
    • [01:01:25] Bonuses: Facebook Spaces will still be shit (even though it has been shut down since 2019, so maybe Facebook Horizon will be shit); Canonical will not get acquired (!)

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https://community.badvoltage.org/t/3×20-according-to-the-prophecy/12406

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3×19: We Have A Bit Of A Point

Posted by on 17th December 2020 in Design, Linux, News, Open Source, Shows, Technology | 0 comments

3×19: We Have A Bit Of A Point

Stuart Langridge, Jono Bacon, and Jeremy Garcia present Bad Voltage, in which we look back at 2×62, our predictions show from a year ago and see whether we correctly foresaw what happened in 2020, or… not. Also features SHAMELESS grovelling for points.

  • [00:02:07] Stuart on Slack purchases, CCPA convictions, ePrivacy, Epic, and drones
  • [00:22:20] Jono on Salesforce, quantum computing, colour Kindles, Canonical, the PS5, Facebook Spaces (again!) and Jack Dorsey
  • [00:43:10] Jeremy on EA and Blizzard, convergent devices, Uber Eats, and autonomous cars

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https://community.badvoltage.org/t/3×19-we-have-a-bit-of-a-point/12403

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3×18: Ultracrepidarian

Posted by on 10th December 2020 in Design, Linux, News, Open Source, Shows, Technology | 0 comments

3×18: Ultracrepidarian

Stuart Langridge, Jono Bacon, and Jeremy Garcia present Bad Voltage, in which we are ultracrepidarian, the Apple phone becomes slightly more annoying, and:

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https://community.badvoltage.org/t/3×18-ultracrepidarian/12398

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3×17: Such People In’t

Posted by on 27th November 2020 in Open Source, Shows, Technology | 0 comments

3×17: Such People In’t

Stuart Langridge, Jono Bacon, and Jeremy Garcia present Bad Voltage, in which the reality distortion field is strong in this one, the middle name game continues unsuccessfully, and:

  • [00:02:03] Jeremy has opted for the Pixel 5! So it’s time for a review. The latest Google phone is out, and we have thoughts on the direction Google’s taking with it. And then… Jeremy’s not the only one with a new phone. Jono’s been shopping too, and maybe a little compare-and-contrast is in order with Mr Bacon’s slightly surprising choice. Let’s see what we decide! Does one cubic centimetre really cure ten gloomy sentiments? Enough to devote the whole show to, at least…

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https://community.badvoltage.org/t/3×17-such-people-int/12396

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3×16: Not Fun To Watch

Posted by on 29th October 2020 in Gaming, News, Open Source, Politics, Shows, Social Media, Technology | 0 comments

3×16: Not Fun To Watch

Stuart Langridge, Jono Bacon, and Jeremy Garcia present Bad Voltage, in which the utilities question comes up again, we create spin-off show “Sussing Out Stocks With Stuart”, and:

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https://community.badvoltage.org/t/3×16-not-fun-to-watch/12395

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3×15: Interactive Multimedia Communications

Posted by on 15th October 2020 in Design, Development, Shows, Technology | 0 comments

3×15: Interactive Multimedia Communications

Stuart Langridge, Jono Bacon, and Jeremy Garcia present Bad Voltage, in which things are not necessarily jazzed up versions of other things, we wonder what data truly is, and:

  • [00:00:45] We dive in depth into the notion of “collaborative workspaces”. Coda and Notion both paint themselves as a new kind of document: something which lets you pull in all the information on a topic from all the different sources you use, something you can work on within a team, something over and above a folder of Google docs. They aren’t the first to pursue this dream. Is it a dream worth pursuing? And if it is, are Coda, or Notion, or both doing it right? We’ll go into this in detail, along with some philosophy on the very nature of collaboration itself

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https://community.badvoltage.org/t/3×15-interactive-multimedia-communications/12394

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3×14: Hard Where Thoughts

Posted by on 1st October 2020 in Design, Gaming, Linux, News, Open Source, Shows, Technology | 0 comments

3×14: Hard Where Thoughts

Stuart Langridge, Jono Bacon, and Jeremy Garcia present Bad Voltage, in which no news is good news, hardware makes us hard-wary, and:

  • [00:01:45] The PlayStation 5 and the Xbox. Specifically, can you get a PS5? We can’t (and Sony admitted it), but the graphical things look amazing. They claim to have eliminated loading times with a new super-fast SSD… we’re looking forward to that, but what’s more interesting is that the two consoles seem to have pretty different business models…
  • [00:26:00] …and in related news: exclusives. Microsoft have just bought Zenimax for $7.5bn, and this won’t be their last acquisition, although at least the Bethesda part of the purchase will apparently run “semi-independently”
  • [00:41:36] And the final hardware question: are you going to buy a Pixel 5? The announcement of what the Pixel 5 will actually be was after recording time but before release time for this show, inconveniently, but we still have thoughts, and would like to hear yours…

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https://community.badvoltage.org/t/3×14-hard-where-thoughts/12393

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3×13: The Winter Of Our Content

Posted by on 17th September 2020 in Design, Gaming, Linux, News, Open Source, Shows, Technology | 0 comments

3×13: The Winter Of Our Content

Stuart Langridge, Jono Bacon, and Jeremy Garcia present Bad Voltage, in which the Magna Doodle makes a comeback, Stuart is discontent, and:

  • [00:04:50] Taco Bell have made their own wine, which we’re sure is delicious… US customs seize a bunch of counterfeit Airpods which turn out to be completely legitimate OnePlus wireless earphones… and Dave Grohl is in a drum battle with Nandi Bushell, a 10-year-old girl from Ipswich, and it is delightful
  • [00:13:50] Oracle are buying Tiktok. Or maybe they aren’t. It’s hard to say. Microsoft aren’t. Maybe nobody is. And what’s actually being bought? The US operations? Not the algorithm. Probably.
  • [00:19:08] Anyway, a more successful deal seems to be that Nvidia are buying ARM for $40 billion. What will this mean?
  • [00:33:28] Our main discussion: non-tech tech. Jono’s been looking at the Remarkable 2, an e-paper-based note-taking tablet. But should we be just using paper instead? Is everybody already using paper instead? And is this nostalgia, the tech backlash, or none of the above? Are you a pencil or a keyboard person?

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https://community.badvoltage.org/t/3×13-the-winter-of-our-content/12390

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3×12: Staring at Potatoes

Posted by on 3rd September 2020 in Design, Gaming, Linux, News, Open Source, Shows, Technology | 0 comments

3×12: Staring at Potatoes

Stuart Langridge, Jono Bacon, and Jeremy Garcia present Bad Voltage, in which I buy your product but I still have virus, there are apparently cellphone pedestrian lanes all over the world, and:

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https://community.badvoltage.org/t/3×12-staring-at-potatoes/12382

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3×11: The Most Evil MP3s

Posted by on 20th August 2020 in Design, Gaming, Linux, News, Open Source, Shows, Technology | 0 comments

3×11: The Most Evil MP3s

Stuart Langridge, Jono Bacon, and Jeremy Garcia present Bad Voltage, in which there is seemingly a theme but it’s wholly coincidental, succulent flaky pastry is mentioned, and:

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https://community.badvoltage.org/t/3×11-the-most-evil-mp3s/12379

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3×10: Chardonnay and Vinegar

Posted by on 6th August 2020 in Development, Gaming, Linux, Politics, Shows, Social Media, Technology | 0 comments

3×10: Chardonnay and Vinegar

Stuart Langridge, Jono Bacon, and Jeremy Garcia present Bad Voltage, in which we take the security advice of international expert Hans Gruber, we find Jono’s lack of middle name preparation disturbing, and:

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https://community.badvoltage.org/t/3×10-chardonnay-and-vinegar/12374

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3×09: ASCII code 0x46

Posted by on 23rd July 2020 in Development, Linux, Shows, Technology | 0 comments

3×09: ASCII code 0x46

Stuart Langridge, Jono Bacon, and Jeremy Garcia present Bad Voltage, in which there is a certain amount of disagreement but it all works out in the end, and:

  • [00:03:20] There’s a lot of conversation about “open core”, and there’s increasing polarisation around the topic. But… what actually is an open core project or product? Does everyone even agree on the terms? And once they do, is that thing a good idea? And how do you do it right? We’re going to look into it in some detail; what are the accusations and defences flying back and forth, which projects actually are “open core” and which not, and what’s a good business model for open source in the modern age?

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https://community.badvoltage.org/t/3×09-ascii-code-0x46/12373

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3×08: Petrichoronavirus

Posted by on 9th July 2020 in News, Shows, Technology | 0 comments

3×08: Petrichoronavirus

Stuart Langridge, Jono Bacon, and Jeremy Garcia present Bad Voltage, in which the word “content” gets used a lot, Stuart steals a double-bass joke from Dirk Gently, and:

  • [00:03:20] In the second part of our speculation on how the tech world and the coronavirus pandemic intersect, we’re looking at how the world might be changed after the pandemic is over. What’s going to be the role of tech and the future state once we come out the other side of all this? We’ll look at when a vaccine might arrive and whether there’ll be systemic change. Then some thoughts on events: will tech events stay online even after life returns to mostly normality? What have we learned as a community about how to run an event online, and is that something that will alter how events work, or allow for new and different events even after that? And this plays into “content” more generally; when famous actors can entertain us with selfie videos from their sofas, and everyone is one decent camera away from becoming a YouTube personality, is there a place for high production values or have we decided that they aren’t important? Finally, we want to look a little at remote work: have corporate attitudes changed, and how many people might stay remote working when they aren’t forced to by the virus? What does this mean for cities and for companies?

Come chat with us and the community in our Slack channel via https://badvoltage-slack.herokuapp.com/!

https://community.badvoltage.org/t/3×08-petrichoronavirus/12371

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3×07: My Heart Went Boom

Posted by on 25th June 2020 in Gaming, News, Politics, Shows, Technology | 0 comments

3×07: My Heart Went Boom

Stuart Langridge, Jono Bacon, and Jeremy Garcia present Bad Voltage, in which there is much argument about technology choices and:

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https://community.badvoltage.org/t/3×07-my-heart-went-boom/12370

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3×06: Earballs

Posted by on 11th June 2020 in Gaming, News, Politics, Shows, Technology | 0 comments

3×06: Earballs

Stuart Langridge, Jono Bacon, and Jeremy Garcia present Bad Voltage, in which 286s make a comeback, we might be on Spotify, and:

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https://community.badvoltage.org/t/3×06-earballs/12367

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3×05: This Podcast Will Self Destruct

Posted by on 28th May 2020 in Gaming, News, Shows, Technology | 0 comments

3×05: This Podcast Will Self Destruct

Stuart Langridge, Jono Bacon, and Jeremy Garcia present Bad Voltage, in which we are rendered with one meelion triangles. Also:

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https://community.badvoltage.org/t/3×05-this-podcast-will-self-destruct/12362

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3×04: They Call It Dot Egg

Posted by on 14th May 2020 in News, Shows, Social Media, Technology | 0 comments

3×04: They Call It Dot Egg

Stuart Langridge, Jono Bacon, and Jeremy Garcia present Bad Voltage, in which we like egg. Also:

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https://community.badvoltage.org/t/3×04-they-call-it-dot-egg/12359

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3×03: Massive Quantities of Potatoes

Posted by on 30th April 2020 in News, Politics, Shows, Technology | 0 comments

3×03: Massive Quantities of Potatoes

Stuart Langridge, Jono Bacon, and Jeremy Garcia present Bad Voltage, in which apparently it is Coventry’s turn in the barrel, and:

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https://community.badvoltage.org/t/3×03-massive-quantities-of-potatoes/12354

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3×02: Bookish

Posted by on 17th April 2020 in News, Open Source, Shows, Space, Technology | 0 comments

3×02: Bookish

Stuart Langridge, Jono Bacon, and Jeremy Garcia present Bad Voltage, in which apparently it is Coventry’s turn in the barrel, and:

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https://community.badvoltage.org/t/3×02-bookish/12351

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3×01: See The Whole Staircase

Posted by on 2nd April 2020 in Design, News, Reviews, Shows, Social Media, Technology | 0 comments

3×01: See The Whole Staircase

Stuart Langridge, Jono Bacon, and Jeremy Garcia present Bad Voltage, in which we begin a new series, the world is under lockdown, and:

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https://community.badvoltage.org/t/3×01-see-the-whole-staircase/12347

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2×65: Email Avengers Assemble

Posted by on 20th February 2020 in Design, News, Reviews, Shows, Social Media, Technology | 0 comments

2×65: Email Avengers Assemble

Stuart Langridge, Jono Bacon, and Jeremy Garcia present Bad Voltage, in which we are all waaaaay more invested in email than certain companies would like us to be, and:

  • In this episode we discuss Superhuman, a new email app. Jono, the email power user’s email power user, has been getting to grips with it and is frankly a bit of a fan. Jeremy and Stuart are perhaps a bit more sceptical of some of the claims that it makes. So, we drill down into it; what does it do, how does it work, who needs it… and what does this mean for the development of design-led apps as a whole? Is this a move in a good direction? All the people trying to claim that email is dead so you use their proprietary system instead… are they wrong? Is this the way to prove that? And why didn’t Gmail do it already?

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https://community.badvoltage.org/t/2×65-email-avengers-assemble/12332

2×64: Nobrac

Posted by on 6th February 2020 in News, Politics, Shows, Social Media, Technology | 0 comments

2×64: Nobrac

Stuart Langridge, Jono Bacon, and Jeremy Garcia present Bad Voltage, in which is discussed the prodigal’s opinions of what we got up to while he was prodigaling, the Wurzels get a second look-in, and:

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  • [00:01:40] People who have fled Wuhan, site of the largest outbreak of coronavirus, are reputedly being “digitally” quarantined; cut off from WeChat, which renders them unable to pay for rather a lot of things such as hotels, petrol, and so on, and the Chinese computerised ID system. Relatedly, Uber in Australia are suspending drivers and passengers as risk of spreading the virus. Is this sort of “digital quarantine” an acceptable response to contagious medical crises? We have some surprisingly nuanced and undecided thoughts on the matter
  • [00:24:04] Microsoft have pledged to be carbon negative by 2030, meaning that they remove more carbon from the atmosphere than they create, to the point where by 2050 they’ve removed more carbon than the company have ever put into the atmosphere. Is this… plausible? Is it a good idea? Will others follow where MS lead? And do we believe them?
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    https://community.badvoltage.org/t/2×64-nobrac/12330

    2×63: Give You The Key

    Posted by on 24th January 2020 in Linux, News, Open Source, Politics, Shows, Technology, Ubuntu | 0 comments

    2×63: Give You The Key

    Stuart Langridge, Jono Bacon, and special guest Jorge Castro present Bad Voltage, in which the nature of purchasing goods is discussed.

    There seem to have recently been various examples of companies selling a thing and then exerting control over it after they’ve sold it. Sonos speakers have “recycle mode”, HP printer cartridges in their “Instant Ink” programme stop working if you unsubscribe, and farmers buy 30-year-old tractors rather than new ones because they’re still fixable in the field. But are these actually examples of a trend for the worse, or is this not actually the problem that it’s being painted as? Is this just how capitalism works, and is this how we want it to work? We’ll dive into this, from a few different perspectives, and see where we end up…

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    https://community.badvoltage.org/t/2×63-give-you-the-key/12326

    2×62: Hey Eckhardt

    Posted by on 9th January 2020 in Linux, News, Shows, Ubuntu | 0 comments

    2×62: Hey Eckhardt

    Stuart Langridge, Jono Bacon, and Jeremy Garcia present Bad Voltage, in which what will happen in 2020 is laid out for your consideration with perfect precision. Yes, it’s the predictions episode! This is what will happen in the next year:

    Stuart

    • Slack will be purchased by either Microsoft, WebEx (Cisco) or Zoom. (Jeremy thinks the same, but by Salesforce, Google, or Amazon, in that order)
    • There will have been no convictions under the CCPA by the end of 2020
    • It’s the end of cookie warnings, as the EU ePrivacy stuff actually starts to kick in
    • Bonuses: Epic store releases on Linux; it’ll be common to have drone displays instead of fireworks

    Jono

    • Benioff leaves as CEO at Salesforce
    • Microsoft, Amazon, and Google will all offer quantum computing services for their clouds, which will not be in preview but will actually be in beta or final
    • Amazon will release a color kindle
    • Bonuses: Canonical will get acquired; Playstation 5 will launch to very positive press reviews; Facebook Spaces will continue to be something people don’t care about; Dorsey steps down as Twitter CEO

    Jeremy

    • Disney acquires EA, or Microsoft acquires Activision Blizzard
    • Just a few short years after Ubuntu pulled the cord on convergence, a phone of that nature is released by a major manufacturer
    • Uber shutters Uber Eats
    • Bonuses: There will be no level 5 autonomous cars in 2020

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    2×61: Frankly Much Smarter

    Posted by on 12th December 2019 in Linux, News, Open Source, Politics, Shows, Technology, Ubuntu | 0 comments

    2×61: Frankly Much Smarter

    Stuart Langridge, Jono Bacon, and Jeremy Garcia present Bad Voltage, in which a tenth of a point is more important than one might think it is, Mother Shipton is turning in her grave, and:

    • [00:02:10] A year ago we predicted everything that would happen in technology in 2019. Now… we revisit those predictions and see how we did. No spoilers, but we will say: when we return in 2020 and give new predictions for the upcoming year… we’ll probably do better. In advance of us doing so in the New Year, why not hop over to community.badvoltage.org to tell us what you think will happen?
    • [00:50:30] And it’s goodbye from us for 2019! With some brief diversions into Craigslist getting its first official app after 24 years and a brief check in on the Ubports Ubuntu phone project

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    https://community.badvoltage.org/t/2×61-frankly-much-smarter/12321

    2×60: Thanks Given

    Posted by on 28th November 2019 in Linux, News, Open Source, Politics, Shows, Technology | 0 comments

    2×60: Thanks Given

    Stuart Langridge, Jono Bacon, and Jeremy Garcia present Bad Voltage, in which we are very different on flights, Jono knows about the Bills, and:

    • [00:01:30] The .org registry has been sold to a private equity firm, and there is a whole lot of suspicion about how that deal went down. We’ll unpack it a bit.
    • [00:15:00] Google release Stadia, their streaming gaming platform, to early adopters. Reception was… mixed. Here are some thoughts.
    • [00:33:30] Lex Luthor Elon Musk invents a low-poly truck. What’s the market for the Cybertruck? Are we going to buy one?
    • [00:49:25] The launch of Disney+, and their market. Disney now own rather a lot of video — their own films, but Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, Hulu, Touchstone — and will this make Disney+ the thing that people buy instead of Netflix?

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    2×59: Inciteful

    Posted by on 1st November 2019 in Linux, News, Open Source, Politics, Shows, Technology | 0 comments

    2×59: Inciteful

    Stuart Langridge, Jono Bacon, and Jeremy Garcia present Bad Voltage, in which Jono and Jeremy are coming to you direct from the Open Source Summit in France, the word for “full of incitement” is not “inciteful”, Stuart, and:

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