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3×35: Generated For The Purpose Of Journalism

Posted by on 2nd September 2021 in News, Open Source, Politics, Shows, Social Media, Technology | 0 comments

3×35: Generated For The Purpose Of Journalism

Stuart Langridge, Jono Bacon, and Jeremy Garcia present Bad Voltage, in which

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https://community.badvoltage.org/t/3×35-generated-for-the-purpose-of-journalism/12435

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3×34: The Days To Come Will Be Filled

Posted by on 19th August 2021 in Open Source, Politics, Shows, Technology | 0 comments

3×34: The Days To Come Will Be Filled

Stuart Langridge and Jono Bacon present Bad Voltage, in which Jeremy is away, there used to be a star and now there isn’t, and we devote the whole show to a discussion of Apple’s recent announcement that your iPhone will now scan some of your photos and report them if they’re child porn. This has created quite a lot of discussion (ZDNet, EFF, Forbes). In particular, the concern from most is that this is the top of a slippery slope. We’ll dig into this a bit; when the former CSO of Facebook is writing New York Times editorials there’s a discussion to be had, at least, and when seventh-graders now think that Apple is looking at their photos, the message has got a bit out of control, especially as it may relate to Apple’s relationship with governments, especially the Chinese government. Let’s see what all this is about, and whether we’re merely one more screeching minority for asking questions.

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https://community.badvoltage.org/t/3×34-the-days-to-come-will-be-filled/12432

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3×33: Eternal Bronze Medallists

Posted by on 5th August 2021 in Development, Gaming, News, Open Source, Shows, Social Media, Space, Technology | 0 comments

3×33: Eternal Bronze Medallists

Stuart Langridge and Jeremy Garcia present Bad Voltage, in which Jono is away, you too are not an astronaut, and:

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https://community.badvoltage.org/t/3×33-eternal-bronze-medallists/12430

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3×32: Trigger’s Broom

Posted by on 22nd July 2021 in Development, News, Open Source, Shows, Technology | 0 comments

3×32: Trigger’s Broom

Stuart Langridge, Jono Bacon, and Jeremy Garcia present Bad Voltage, in which God is not our co-pilot. Instead, Github Copilot is. What’s the deal with this thing?

Copilot is “an AI pair programmer that helps you write better code”, according to Github themselves. “GitHub Copilot draws context from the code you’re working on, suggesting whole lines or entire functions.” Is this useful? Is it good? Is it good for open source?

Matthew Garrett wrote a thing about Copilot which is worth reading, especially if your basic feeling is that it takes our open source code against the licence and that’s bad.

And what about the bigger picture? Github — well, Microsoft — are one of the biggest players in the world; is this what they should be doing? And if it isn’t… what is?

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https://community.badvoltage.org/t/3×32-triggers-broom/12429

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3×31: Weaponised Death Roomba

Posted by on 24th June 2021 in News, Politics, Shows, Social Media, Technology | 0 comments

3×31: Weaponised Death Roomba

Stuart Langridge, Jono Bacon, and Jeremy Garcia present Bad Voltage, in which there is much news from all over the tech industry, including:

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https://community.badvoltage.org/t/3×31-weaponised-death-roomba/12428

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3×30: Reduced Amplitude

Posted by on 28th May 2021 in News, Politics, Shows, Social Media, Technology | 0 comments

3×30: Reduced Amplitude

Stuart Langridge, Jono Bacon, and Jeremy Garcia present Bad Voltage, in which it is all the news all the time, including:

  • [00:03:30] The results of our (flagrantly biased) Room 101 polls from the last episode!
  • [00:10:29] The biggest GDPR fines so far
  • [00:16:45] Charlie Bit My Finger becomes an NFT
  • [00:31:50] Tesla (arguably) throttle older cars (at least according to Norway)
  • [00:36:50] Internet Explorer 11 is to finally be retired on June 15, 2022
  • [00:44:45] AMP pages are no longer being prioritised in Google Search
  • [00:59:15] People are taking UFOs seriously (!)

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https://community.badvoltage.org/t/3×30-reduced-amplitude/12426

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3×29: Down With The Peeps 101

Posted by on 13th May 2021 in Politics, Shows, Technology | 0 comments

3×29: Down With The Peeps 101

Stuart Langridge, Jono Bacon, and Jeremy Garcia present Bad Voltage, in which we emulate the old British talk/game show Room 101 by nominating our pet hates and consigning those hates to oblivion in Room 101, the ultimate destination for all rubbish things. Assuming, that is, that our explanations convince our colleagues, which is not as easy as one might think.

  • [00:02:20] Jeremy: reality TV
  • [00:08:05] Stuart: Pepe the frog
  • [00:15:45] Jono: overly cartoony company mascots
  • [00:24:20] Jeremy: Facebook
  • [00:35:30] Stuart: peppers
  • [00:40:30] Jono: new features that slow down devices, um, because they prioritise new features over the operational modality of a device
  • [00:48:35] Jeremy: Peeps
  • [00:55:10] Stuart: websites and apps that demand your phone number
  • [01:00:05] Jono: cats

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3×28: Eat The Show

Posted by on 30th April 2021 in Politics, Shows, Technology | 0 comments

3×28: Eat The Show

Stuart Langridge, Jono Bacon, and Jeremy Garcia present Bad Voltage, in which the subject of artificial intelligence is discussed. We’ve walked around the outside of this topic a few times on the show, and now it’s time to dig in; is AI actually real, or are the jokes about reclassifying a Python script as “AI” to get funding founded in reality? Is AI useful, or is it mostly for parlour tricks? What’s going on that provides genuine use to normal people? And… what does the future look like? Should there be legislation; are AI and ML two sides of the same coin or two fundamentally different things… there’s lots to get into.

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https://community.badvoltage.org/t/3×28-eat-the-show/12421

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3×27: Bargle-floop the podcast

Posted by on 15th April 2021 in Development, Politics, Shows, Technology | 0 comments

3×27: Bargle-floop the podcast

Stuart Langridge, Jono Bacon, and Jeremy Garcia present Bad Voltage, in which horrible neologisms are proposed, things are both funny and also sad, and there is ooh gosh loads of news:

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https://community.badvoltage.org/t/3×27-bargle-floop-the-podcast/12420

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3×26: Luminiferous Aether

Posted by on 1st April 2021 in Politics, Shows, Social Media, Technology | 0 comments

3×26: Luminiferous Aether

Stuart Langridge, Jono Bacon, and Jeremy Garcia present Bad Voltage, in which flock is more than wallpaper, we say the word “cohort” about fifty billion times, and:

  • [00:02:15] FLoC, the “federated learning of cohorts”, is a proposal from Google as part of their Privacy Sandbox initiative to replace third-party advertising cookies but still enable targeted advertising; instead advertisers will be told your “cohort ID”, a calculated and anonymous summary of your last week’s browsing history, and then decide whether and how to target you based on that alone. It’s got some nuances: FLoC won’t appear in GDPR-covered countries because what it does doesn’t ask for consent, and those against targeted advertising entirely such as the EFF obviously don’t like it, but… is this an improvement? Is it detrimental? Does it change anything at all? And is it remarkably ill-defined and slippery deliberately or because it’s still being worked out?

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https://community.badvoltage.org/t/3×26-luminiferous-aether/12419

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3×25: Novel Finance Things with No Flamin’ Time for this New-Fangled Tosh

Posted by on 19th March 2021 in Design, Open Source, Politics, Shows, Social Media, Technology | 0 comments

3×25: Novel Finance Things with No Flamin’ Time for this New-Fangled Tosh

Stuart Langridge, Jono Bacon, and Jeremy Garcia present Bad Voltage, in which we invite special guest star Augustus de Morgan to comment, there is an intemperate argument about jeans, and:

  • [00:01:30] NFTs. “Non-fungible tokens“; a way to record ownership of some digital asset on a blockchain, something like a collectible or a trading card. Suddenly even more popular all of a sudden. So what’s the deal here? There are a lot of people saying these are nothing more than a big scam; there are a lot of others making bank while claiming this is the way art should work in the 21st century. We’re taking a look, including minting our very own NFT to see what all the fuss is about at rarible.com/badvoltage which you should immediately go and buy for a kajillion dollars. But seriously, folks… what’s the deal here? We have, not surprisingly, Thoughts.

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https://community.badvoltage.org/t/3×25-novel-finance-things-with-no-flamin-time-for-this-new-fangled-tosh/12417

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3×24: Weaponised Rooster

Posted by on 4th March 2021 in Open Source, Politics, Shows, Social Media, Technology | 0 comments

3×24: Weaponised Rooster

Stuart Langridge, Jono Bacon, and special guest star Alan Pope present Bad Voltage, in which we are large and in charge, there is ancient history about electricians and phones, and:

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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 (!)

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

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

News music: Long Live Blind Joe by Robbero, used with attribution.

Thank you to Marius Quabeck and NerdZoom Media for being our audio producers!

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:

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

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

News music: Long Live Blind Joe by Robbero, used with attribution.

Thank you to Marius Quabeck and NerdZoom Media for being our audio producers!

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:

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

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

News music: Long Live Blind Joe by Robbero, used with attribution.

Thank you to Marius Quabeck and NerdZoom Media for being our audio producers!