Podcast Season 4 Episode 17
Title: World Exclusive
In this episode: OpenSUSE 12.2 has been released, the Raspberry Pi is now made on the UK, Michael Meeks dives into the on-going Linux desktop discussions and Alan Turing is immortalised with his own Monopoly set. Discover our discoveries and hear why our 'open ballot' is the second hit in a Google search for 'open ballot'.
What's in the show:
- Lightning News:
After some delay, OpenSUSE 12.2 has finally been released. There's an attack against HTTPS called 'CRIME'. Raspberry Pi version 2 is out, and it's being made in Wales. Apache now ignores 'Do Not Track' in Internet Explorer 10. Michael Meeks offers some less flame-bait-y reasons why Linux is struggling on the desktop. It's been a bad couple of weeks for hackers, with the UDID leak appearing not to be from the FBI and the GoDaddy outage not resulting from a DOS attack. But it's been a good week for dead geeks; Alan Turing gets his own Monopoly set and Nikola Tesla gets a museum.
- Discovery of the week:
- The streets of Rome are indeed littered with Roman rubble.
- You can apparently install swap space on more than one drive for RAID-like swap performance.
- The uber-secure Qubes distro makes taking screenshots a challenge.
- rosettacode.org is the Rosetta Stone of programming languages.
- Create an easy VPN for web browsing: (1) type ssh -D 1080 user@domain (2) then configure a SOCKS proxy server within your favourite browser using 127.0.0.1 as the IP address and 1080 as the port.
- Rants and Raves
Ben rants and Andrew raves.
- Speak Your Brains:
We know you were all too busy watching the launch of the iPhone 5 to send your thoughts for this episode. After you've got your pre-orders in, send your ideas to email@example.com.
- Open Ballot: Too many geeks spoil the OS?
- We're updating Facebook again.
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Presenters:Ben Everard, Andrew Gregory and Graham MorrisonOgg Vorbis and MP3.
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