Title: PRISM schism
In this episode: It looks like Rockwell was right - somebody was watching him (and us). There's a great new Raspberry Pi installer called NOOBS and the President of the US promises action against patent trolls. Ubuntu's 'bug one' has been fixed and the EFF objects to DRM in HTML 5. As ever, hear our discoveries and your opinions in this epic length podcast.
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What's in the show:
Allegations suggest the NSA is capturing the spectra (metadata) of our online footprint through its PRISM surveillance program. Raspberry Pi's operating system is now a lot easier to install, thanks to NOOBS. Arch users have a experienced a few problems with a recent update (but then all updates to Arch are recent). The President of the United States has promised action on patent trolls. Has Ubuntu's 'bug one' been fixed? Mark Shuttleworth thinks it has. And the EFF formally objects to DRM in HTML 5.
- Discovery of the week:
- One of Firefox's great features is its ability to pin tabs.
- On certain ATI/AMD hardware, you need to add an option to the Grub bootloader to get audio out of the HDMI port.
- Playing in the snow can cause sunburn.
- The office of LiMux is in the same building as the Goethe-Institut in Munich.
- YaST on the command-line is better than the GUI version.
- count_jocular: (from our IRC channel #linuxformat on freenode.net)
- tig is an incredible command-line frontend to Git (and it really is!).
- Speak Your Brains:
Many thanks to Corbin and Brian for sending in their brains. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your own suggestions/questions.
- Challenge Us:
Hear from the further adventures of Chris Thornett.
- Open Ballot: Big Brother or Benevolent Dictator?
- Outro music: Martin Oakson - Summer Soon (Original Mix). CC BY 3.0
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