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elmussol says: Forth pun?

Posted at 2024-02-26 09:57:36 relating to the show hpr3826 which was released on 2023-04-03 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for March 2023

Dave mentioned in reference to 3818 that he used a Forth called Ample on a synth he has. A sly reference perhaps to:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ampleforth_College


elmussol says: Creative Commons dubstep

Posted at 2024-02-25 19:53:33 relating to the show hpr3826 which was released on 2023-04-03 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for March 2023

In commenting on 3808 and Ken musing about a best of CCHits playlist, I am reminded of his comments during the end of CCHits show about developing a love of dubstep. I would **love** a curated CC Dubstep playlist. Does it exist yet Ken?


Henrik Hemrin says: Good overview of AI tools

Posted at 2024-02-25 15:40:55 relating to the show hpr4055 which was released on 2024-02-16 by hobs entitled Four agalmic AI applications to protect you from greedy corporations

Thanks,
Interesting to learn about the AI applications, especially the first three. I have heard about some or all of them or similar tools back in time (probably on Reality 2.0 podcast). Good listen to your overview.


Keith (kdmurray) says: Great Overview

Posted at 2024-02-24 00:04:02 relating to the show hpr4053 which was released on 2024-02-14 by Lee entitled Third Party Integrations

This was a really great overview of how these integrations work. As much as I've used them before, I've never really stopped to think about how the OAuth handshake actually works.


Trey says: Amazing images

Posted at 2024-02-20 13:34:41 relating to the show hpr4057 which was released on 2024-02-20 by Andrew Conway entitled Raspberry Pi and astro imaging

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

Posted at 2024-02-20 05:08:18 relating to the show hpr4056 which was released on 2024-02-19 by Kevie entitled Helping with back pain

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

Posted at 2024-02-18 11:37:14 relating to the show hpr3823 which was released on 2023-03-29 by norrist entitled Gitlab Pages for website hosting

I loved this episode, informative, well explained with great shownotes.


freeplay says: Excellent episode

Posted at 2024-02-14 21:14:13 relating to the show hpr4052 which was released on 2024-02-13 by geospart entitled How I got in to Linux / Micro Edition

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

Posted at 2024-02-11 11:42:01 relating to the show hpr4046 which was released on 2024-02-05 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for January 2024

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

Posted at 2024-02-08 19:46:11 relating to the show hpr4048 which was released on 2024-02-07 by Trey entitled Today I learnt: Ship’s Bells

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

Posted at 2024-02-08 14:25:14 relating to the show hpr4049 which was released on 2024-02-08 by swift110 entitled What's in my bag January 2024

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!

Posted at 2024-02-08 01:00:45 relating to the show hpr4048 which was released on 2024-02-07 by Trey entitled Today I learnt: Ship’s Bells

I loved this episode, and would welcome more like t.


Kevin O'Brien says: Great show

Posted at 2024-02-04 15:37:42 relating to the show hpr4041 which was released on 2024-01-29 by Deltaray entitled Using grepcidr to find IPs in a netblock

I really enjoyed this show. This is a useful tool.


Jason Martin says: Driving in Virginia was excellent.

Posted at 2024-02-02 19:07:07 relating to the show hpr3978 which was released on 2023-11-01 by Some Guy On The Internet entitled Driving in Virginia.

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

Posted at 2024-02-02 14:21:23 relating to the show hpr4045 which was released on 2024-02-02 by swift110 entitled My Macbook Pro 15" 2015

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

Posted at 2024-01-27 00:53:19 relating to the show hpr4035 which was released on 2024-01-19 by norrist entitled Processing podcasts with sox

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!

Posted at 2024-01-24 18:34:07 relating to the show hpr4038 which was released on 2024-01-24 by Beto entitled Network Attach Storage Options I Use Everyday

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!

Posted at 2024-01-22 09:51:11 relating to the show hpr4035 which was released on 2024-01-19 by norrist entitled Processing podcasts with sox

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

Posted at 2024-01-14 16:48:02 relating to the show hpr4026 which was released on 2024-01-08 by thompsgj entitled Using NLP to get better answer options for language learning

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

Posted at 2024-01-10 21:20:48 relating to the show hpr4028 which was released on 2024-01-10 by norrist entitled Passwords with a Pi Pico

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

Posted at 2024-01-10 16:39:22 relating to the show hpr4026 which was released on 2024-01-08 by thompsgj entitled Using NLP to get better answer options for language learning

Great First Episode. I like how you explain the complex topic.


Ken Fallon says: add-on

Posted at 2024-01-10 07:54:45 relating to the show hpr4028 which was released on 2024-01-10 by norrist entitled Passwords with a Pi Pico

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!

Posted at 2024-01-05 18:04:47 relating to the show hpr4024 which was released on 2024-01-04 by enistello entitled Experiences with Graphene OS and why I use it

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

Posted at 2024-01-05 11:19:54 relating to the show hpr4023 which was released on 2024-01-03 by Ne01sfree entitled Information Transparency for world peace

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

Posted at 2024-01-04 15:02:00 relating to the show hpr4024 which was released on 2024-01-04 by enistello entitled Experiences with Graphene OS and why I use it

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 ?

Posted at 2024-01-03 07:01:17 relating to the show hpr4003 which was released on 2023-12-06 by Some Guy On The Internet entitled My road recording setup

How did it work out ?


frank says: Capacity vs. actual capacity

Posted at 2024-01-02 21:59:31 relating to the show hpr3986 which was released on 2023-11-13 by Archer72 entitled Optical media is not dead

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

Posted at 2024-01-02 12:25:27 relating to the show hpr4022 which was released on 2024-01-02 by Brian in Ohio entitled dumping roms for fun and profit

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

Posted at 2024-01-02 11:18:17 relating to the show hpr4024 which was released on 2024-01-04 by enistello entitled Experiences with Graphene OS and why I use it

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

Posted at 2023-12-29 11:12:23 relating to the show hpr4019 which was released on 2023-12-28 by Ken Fallon entitled Fairy lights and Powerful Pixies

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