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Trey says: Amazing images

RE: hpr4057::2024-02-20 Raspberry Pi and astro imaging by Andrew Conway
00:30:55 Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.
Wonderful podcast and amazing images. As a photographer, I can relate to some of the challenges you experienced, but I never considered how much they would be amplified in astrophotography.

Keep up the amazing work.

Toote says: Check with your doctor

RE: hpr4056::2024-02-19 Helping with back pain by Kevie
00:09:27 Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.
I used to have back pain a long while ago and got a similar back strap. When I checked with my traumathologist, though, she mentioned that it could prevent developing or strengthening the muscles my body would need to be and keep the correct postures to prevent the back pain.

So always check with a medical professional and don't take your health advice from this comment

elmussol says: tremendous

RE: hpr3823::2023-03-29 Gitlab Pages for website hosting by norrist
00:26:00 Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.
I loved this episode, informative, well explained with great shownotes.

freeplay says: Excellent episode

RE: hpr4052::2024-02-13 How I got in to Linux / Micro Edition by geospart
00:05:04 Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.
I love these kinds of episodes. They are always so relatable. When I want to relax during a drive or while doing something around the house, this is the exact kind of content I hope to see in the HPR feed.

Looking forward to more submissions, geospart. You're well spoken and have an interesting background.

Archer72 says: Newpipe video player

RE: hpr4046::2024-02-05 HPR Community News for January 2024 by HPR Volunteersfrom the series HPR Community News.
00:54:29 Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.
It was only until I heard this show that I learned of using another repo in F-Droid to get the latest build of Newpipe, and in the process, discovered another F-droid app (Clipious) for playing Invidious videos. Thanks!

brian-in-ohio says: great show

RE: hpr4048::2024-02-07 Today I learnt: Ship’s Bells by Treyfrom the series Today I Learnt.
00:06:40 Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.
Loved this show, please do more on anything to do with time pieces. Dog watches were best defined by Steven Maturin in the Patrick Obrian Master and Commander novels. He said thay called them dog watches 'because they are cur tailed of course'. A masterful play on words. Dog watches are used so that watch times would naturally move to each watch, no one gets stuck doing all the late shifts.

Trey says: Great reminder

RE: hpr4049::2024-02-08 What's in my bag January 2024 by swift110
00:10:00 Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.
Thank you for posting this. I was moving things into my office closet and found my work bag (From before I worked from home). This was a great reminder for me to record a "What's in my bag" episode. Maybe for the reserve queue.

Clinton Roy says: encore!

RE: hpr4048::2024-02-07 Today I learnt: Ship’s Bells by Treyfrom the series Today I Learnt.
00:06:40 Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.
I loved this episode, and would welcome more like t.

Kevin O'Brien says: Great show

RE: hpr4041::2024-01-29 Using grepcidr to find IPs in a netblock by Deltaray
00:11:20 Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.
I really enjoyed this show. This is a useful tool.

Jason Martin says: Driving in Virginia was excellent.

RE: hpr3978::2023-11-01 Driving in Virginia. by Some Guy On The Internet
00:30:13 Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.
hpr3978 :: Driving in Virginia.
As a resident, all drivers should listen to this.
It would give them a different view of their own actions.
I am not a commercial operator but it gave me more respect for them.

norrist says: Maybe the best laptop ever

RE: hpr4045::2024-02-02 My Macbook Pro 15" 2015 by swift110
00:10:04 Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.
I have the same 2015 15in Macbook pro. It was issued to me for work and they let me keep it when I got an upgrade.

Even though it is 9 years old, it is still more than capable of being a daily driver.

A few years ago, I switched from MacOS to Fedora. All the hardware is supported except bluetooth.

When I first tried linux on it, I installed Fedora on a thumb drive, and would install/remove the drive based on which OS I wanted to boot.

dnt says: genrss and dropouts

RE: hpr4035::2024-01-19 Processing podcasts with sox by norrist
00:22:41 Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.
Thanks for the show, norrist! The tip about genrss will be handy to me. It seems like we lost some bits of your show, there are some cuts that seem to come to soon.

Claudio says: Very Informative Episode!

RE: hpr4038::2024-01-24 Network Attach Storage Options I Use Everyday by Betofrom the series Networking.
00:39:01 Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.
Really enjoyed your episode on the various NAS options. Lots of detail on all the options available as well as the historical options like Drobo and such. And even though I'm not much of a Windows user except for work, I'm glad you provided some solutions for Windows users who do listen to HPR. Would have also liked to hear some options for macOS users too!

crvs says: Thanks for the tip!

RE: hpr4035::2024-01-19 Processing podcasts with sox by norrist
00:22:41 Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.
I was shamefully unaware of what sox was, aside from yet another arcane media-related application, I will definitely try it! Hopefully that will get me away from always having to rely on ffmpeg for audio processing.

Dave Morriss says: Levenshtein distances

RE: hpr4026::2024-01-08 Using NLP to get better answer options for language learning by thompsgj
00:16:34 Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.
Interesting show!

I thought I'd heard of Levenshtein distances before, as I was listening. Later I remembered that in the university I worked in (I retired 15 years ago), I added this feature to our OpenLDAP directory server. It allowed us to offer a "sounds like" search capability, though it might have been specific to OpenLDAP (I don't think it's a standard capability).

The LDAP server was used by the university's web-based search tool, amongst a whole load of other services.

Stache_AF says: Great Minds Think Alike

RE: hpr4028::2024-01-10 Passwords with a Pi Pico by norrist
00:17:24 Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.
I've been working on a similar project off and on for the past year or so (because life gets in the way). I use a CSV file for a password list, and a waveshare pico lcd 1.3 to navigate the list and to tell the pico to "type". Admittedly, I haven't got it fully worked out, I can only do one page worth of text at a time, but if life ever gives me back some time, I might pick it back up and try to finish it.

norrist says: Interesting Topic

RE: hpr4026::2024-01-08 Using NLP to get better answer options for language learning by thompsgj
00:16:34 Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.
Great First Episode. I like how you explain the complex topic.

Ken Fallon says: add-on

RE: hpr4028::2024-01-10 Passwords with a Pi Pico by norrist
00:17:24 Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.
You might want to try these addons for this very thing

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/don-t-fuck-with-paste/

https://chromewebstore.google.com/detail/dont-f-with-paste/nkgllhigpcljnhoakjkgaieabnkmgdkb

That said I am glad you did this show as I have been ignoring what the pico can bring to the table.

kdmurray says: Thanks!

RE: hpr4024::2024-01-04 Experiences with Graphene OS and why I use it by enistellofrom the series Privacy and Security.
00:19:53 Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.
Thanks for including the link to the paper you used for reference. It's great to be able to have the data on hand as a next step to what's being reported on an episode.

Beeza says: Interesting ideas

RE: hpr4023::2024-01-03 Information Transparency for world peace by Ne01sfree
00:31:54 Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.
I like the utopianism of avoiding conflicts by nations not harbouring secrets, but I fear it would not work in practice. Your principle assumes that all governments are fundamentally benign and peaceful and only resort to aggression when threatened or in some other way "wronged" by another nation. Sadly this is not the way of the world.

There are glaring examples today of countries deliberately starting wars against adversaries who pose no threat to them. The motivation is jealousy, greed or even just posturing by a leader to look strong in the eyes of his own population.

At a non-governmental level, of course, collaboration and information sharing is much more productive than competition. How many HPR listeners have worked on projects to produce something that they know already exists in a very similar form, only behind a proprietary screen? Think how much further technology would go if it were not necessary to keep reinventing the wheel in slightly different guises because design information is not shared.

brain-in-ohio says: howto

RE: hpr4024::2024-01-04 Experiences with Graphene OS and why I use it by enistellofrom the series Privacy and Security.
00:19:53 Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.
Good show, I'm a graphene os user also. My only complaint with graphene is no root access. That aside, I would encourage you to do a show on how you figure out what data is being leaked. Its an area of knowledge that still is a blackhole to me. What tools do you use and how are they set up. If you do a show like this please do it cross platform. So many tutorials start up with brew install this or fire up powershell, frustrating for linux users.

Ken Fallon says: Obligation ?

RE: hpr4003::2023-12-06 My road recording setup by Some Guy On The Internet
00:19:59 Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.
How did it work out ?

frank says: Capacity vs. actual capacity

RE: hpr3986::2023-11-13 Optical media is not dead by Archer72
00:07:15 Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.
Hi,

the difference between the two numbers comes from how the bytes are counted. The bigger number (e.g. 4.7) uses powers of 10, whereas the smaller number (4,37) uses powers of 2.

The former is called Gigabyte, the latter Gibibyte (for binary gigabyte). In essence, 4.7 GB (1000 * 1000 * 1000) equals 4,37 GiB (1024 * 1024 * 1024). Different number, but actually the same amount of bytes. A big cause for this confusion is that Windows shows amounts based on binary calculation, but writes out the ten-based unit names, i.e. it says "4,37 GB", but it should say "4.37 GiB".

There is also a difference between lowercase and uppercase b. Lowercase denotes bits, whereas uppercase stands for bytes (easy to remember: the small letter means the smaller unit).

It's always a joy to listen to your calm speech. Greetings.

Trey says: Great show, but audio clipping

RE: hpr4022::2024-01-02 dumping roms for fun and profit by Brian in Ohio
00:17:19 Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.
This was a very interesting show. Forth is still a mystery to me, and I really need to play with it sometime. Thank you for sharing with the community.

Also, I am not sure what is different about your audio setup this time, but it seems like your audio was clipping quite consistently.

Celeste says: I've been using grapheneos too

RE: hpr4024::2024-01-04 Experiences with Graphene OS and why I use it by enistellofrom the series Privacy and Security.
00:19:53 Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.
I've been using grapheneos on a pixel5a too, I've been trying to make the experience as minimalistic and distraction free as i can, here's some tips I can give.

First I disabled _all_ notifications, except for calls and sms. This choice makes things very calm.
I didn't install the play services neither, to see if it's usable.

About the apps, I have no play store, so I get all I can from f-droid.
I found two very simple launchers, one is "UnLauncher" which has no icons and no wallpaper, and "PieLauncher" which is very fast to use once you get used.
Signal and Whatsapp are not on f-droid, but you can download the apk from their website and they seem to work flawlessy.
Then, Antennapod is a good podcatcher (you can add the HPR feed too ;) ).
Lastly, I suggest using NewPipe as a replacement for Youtube; note that the f-droid build of newpipe is a bit old, but you can add their external f-droid repository to have faster updates.

Reto says: Audacity is overkill

RE: hpr4019::2023-12-28 Fairy lights and Powerful Pixies by Ken Fallon
01:18:23 Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.
Next time give it a try or better play with it NOW, because

solocast combine (command)

Run when all the segments are recorded - it does:

Combine the segments
Apply the noise reduction filter
Truncate silence

https://gitlab.com/norrist/solocast

Trey says: Nicely done.

RE: hpr4019::2023-12-28 Fairy lights and Powerful Pixies by Ken Fallon
01:18:23 Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.
I love this "stream of consciousness" teaching approach for a podcast. I may need to try a similar method in the future, since I talk to myself all the time already while tinkering in my shop.

The idea of angry pixies is a fun one, which works well enough to communicate the ideas. They may have been influenced a tiny bit by the mulled wine. :) Hmmmm... Maybe mulled wine would have helped me through my college electronics classes (Especially transform analysis!)

Keep up the awesome work, and have a happy new year.

Ne01sfree says: Thankyou

RE: hpr0262::2008-12-31 Programming 101: The Basics by Xokefrom the series Programming 101.
00:18:13 Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.
Just to say thankyou for choosing Python for the programing 101 mini series,
It is the language I have the most experience with, and that is still less than enough to apply to real world application.

Question I don't know how large such a program would be but could you do a show to explain how to write a .py to get the computer to randomly select a image from a folder and set it as the desktop wallpaper each day ?

hpr listener says: Re: I am unable to comply as...

RE: hpr4012::2023-12-19 RE: show comments. by Some Guy On The Internet
00:20:58 Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.
Ken, you are of course correct to point out HPR's hands-off editorial policy, and I apologise for not being more specific. HPR policy is fine and no change whatsoever there is implied or suggested.

By 'unchecked' I should have specified, by SGOTI himself rather than by hpr staff.

The onus here is on SGOTI to acknowledge the unnecessary insult amd thoughtlessness of his comments, and in his response to comment, and to apologise for and correct them publicly.

Another Guy On The Internet says: Controversy is a good thing

RE: hpr4008::2023-12-13 Sextortion. Good Heavens! by Some Guy On The Internet
00:17:26 Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.
In follow up to my initial comment and in counter-balance to the other somewhat harsh comments on this piece: I do appreciate the fact that you brought some controversy to this place. Having discussion is a good thing, and having different views on subjects is a prerequisite for that. So, in any way, SGOTI, although I indeed have a problem with how fact and opinion got mixed up in the episode, I still appreciate you made this show and looking at the amount of comments you actually earn some kudos to bring some more life in this place ;-)
Cheers,
AGOTI


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