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We started producing shows as Today with a Techie on 2005-09-19, 15 years, 8 months, 5 days ago. Our shows are produced by listeners like you and can be on any topic that "are of interest to Hackers". If you listen to HPR then please consider contributing one show a year. If you record your show now it could be released in 22 days.

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hpr3337 :: I like that the boat is stuck

A dramatic reading of a work by Gailey

Hosted by Daniel Persson on 2021-05-18 is flagged as Clean and released under a CC-BY-NC-ND license.
Tags: news, boat, stuck.
Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format. Comments (1)

The episode is released under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0). HPR has been given non-exclusive rights to create and distribute audio narration with kind permission of the Author. For clarity, permission has not been granted for derivative works, commercial or otherwise, to be created from this narration. This license only applies to the audio narration, not the print version of the essay.

I found this piece really fascinating and I like that you can take a huge problem and still consider it simple. It puts a lot of other problems into perspective and I like how this piece is written.

hpr3336 :: HPR 2020 - 2021 New Years Eve Show Episode 1

the hpr community stops by for a chat

Hosted by Honkeymagoo on 2021-05-17 is flagged as Explicit and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: HPR,community,new years eve.
Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format. Comments (1)

Welcome to the 9th Annual Hacker Public Radio show

It is December the 31st 2020 and the time is 10 hundred hours UTC. We start the show by sending Greetings to Christmas Island/Kiribati and Samoa Kiritimati, Apia.

Boston Bruins ......... ????
TheTechieGeek ......... 2013-12-27
Dudmanovi ............. 2016-04-09
Geeks With Guns ....... 2014-04-26
ledgerthecat .......... ????
Linux Basix ........... 2014-01-29
LinuXburg ............. 2019-08-16
mintCast .............. Active
Noll Tech Show ........ ????
NollCraft ............. ????
Open Source Musician .. 2015-02-17
PodBrewers ............ 2016-03-02
Podnutz ............... Active
RevUnity .............. ????
ScannerDrome .......... 2020-05-01
SMLR .................. Active
ThePythonExperiment ... ????
UnseenStudio .......... Active

hpr3335 :: For your consideration, the Anarcho Book Club

This is an example of the podcast that was featured on GNU World Order

Hosted by Ken Fallon on 2021-05-14 is flagged as Explicit and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: Anarcho Book Club,anarchism,gnuWorldOrder,gwo.
Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format. Series: Podcast recommendations | Comments (0)

hpr3334 :: Infosec Podcasts Part 2 - General Information Security

Presenting my favorite general information security podcasts

Hosted by Trey on 2021-05-13 is flagged as Clean and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: infosec, podcasts, security.
Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format. Series: Privacy and Security | Comments (0)

Inoffensive in every region of the world

Hello, again. My name is Trey. This is part 2 of a 6 part series related to information security podcasts.

To recap Why am I recording this series?

"What podcasts you listen to" was on the list of recommended topics

I am passionate about information security

We desperately need people to fill infosec jobs in many different specialties

Infosec is a rapidly changing field, and it is critical to stay current

As a result I listen to TONS of infosec related podcasts

Because there are so many podcasts to list, I have broken them down into 6 different episodes based on topics:

  • Part 1 – News & Current Events
  • Part 2 – General Information Security
  • Part 3 - Career & Personal Development
  • Part 4 – Social Engineering
  • Part 5 -
    • Hacks & Attacks
    • Technical Information & Learning
    • Infosec Community / Social / History
  • Part 6 – Infosec Leadership

Part 2

  • General Information Security
    Caveat – Dave Bittner & Ben Yelin (Weekly)
    Weekly discussion of cybersecurity law and policy, with a particular focus on surveillance and digital privacy

  • Defense in Depth - David Spark & Guests (Weekly)
    Weekly podcast digging deeper into a currently trending infosec topic

  • Recorded Future - Dave Bittner & Recorded Future (Weekly)
    A weekly podcast about practical applications of security intelligence

  • Brakeing Down Security - Bryan Brake, Brian Boettcher, and Amanda Berlin (Weekly)
    A weekly discussion of current infosec topics and events
    Covers concepts that aspiring Information Security Professionals need to know, or refresh the memories of the seasoned veterans.

  • Down the Security Rabbit Hole - Rafal Los (Weekly)
    A weekly interview based podcast discussing various challenges of implementing infosec

  • Security Weekly Podcast Network - Network of shows with various hosts
    A collection of podcasts including: Paul's Security Weekly, Enterprise Security Weekly, Business Security Weekly, Application Security Weekly, Security & Compliance Weekly, Security Weekly News, Tradecraft Security Weekly, & Secure Digital Life. Interesting and diverse discussions.
    Warning: Discussions sometimes promote the consumption of alcohol and smoking cigars
    These podcasts are long

  • Security Stories - Cisco with Hazel Burton, Ben Nahorney, & Noureen Njoroge (Weekly)
    A unique weekly interview-based podcast by sponsored by Cisco focusing on infosec stories

  • The Confident Defense Podcast - Conor Sherman (Weekly)
    Interviews with influential and inspirational people in all areas of security

  • Open Source Security Podcast - Kurt Seifried & Josh Bressers (Weekly)
    Lighthearted discussions of information security topics related to open source

See? I told you I listen to lots of podcasts!

I hope that this episode has introduced you to some new sources of information. Give some of them a try, and I would love to get your feedback.

The next episode will be about Information Security Careers & Personal Development

Thank you for listening.

hpr3333 :: My TV Stand devices and

About my TV devices - TV Stand & Pine64

Hosted by JWP on 2021-05-12 is flagged as Clean and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: Tablet, phone, desktop, windows, pine64, pinetime.
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About Pine64

None of us is as smart as all of us
Ken H. Blanchard

At the core of our philosophy is the notion that PINE64 is a community platform. A simplistic point of view, often offered up and referenced online, is that ‘PINE64 does hardware while the community does the software’. While this depiction is not inaccurate, it is also a gross oversimplification. The fact that PINE64 is community driven doesn’t simply entail a one-way reliance on the community or partner projects for software support; it means that the community gets to actively shape the devices, as well as the social platform, of PINE64 from the ground up. The goal is to deliver ARM64 devices that you really wish to engage with and a platform that you want to be a part of. As such, the community – PINE64 – and the company PINE Microsystems Inc. are interlocked and intertwined, but separate entities.

What does it mean in practice then? It means that we usually announce what we’re working on well ahead of the shipping date – many months before a device is released – so that you have plenty of time to request product features, suggest changes, ask for/make changes to documentation, etc. before the first iteration of the device rolls of the factory line. It also means that the hardware developments – successes and failures alike – are all in the open. You can follow the process on our forum, the IRC, Discord, Matrix, Telegram the online conversations log and, in some instances, on our partner projects forums. But it also means that anyone who is a part of the community gets to shape anything related to the PINE64 project – including the Wiki or this website – and so, software development is only one area where you can contribute your time and skill. In return for time investment, the community gets fair priced devices that developers wish to spend their time on.

Last, but not least, is our belief in supporting existing SoCs for long periods of time as well as actively developing new devices based on those SOCs. What does this mean for developers then? It means that a developer can start developing software on a PINE64 SBC and, in time, support multiple devices with relative ease. This device convergence is, at the time of writing, most pronounced on the Allwinner A64 SOC used in a number of our devices including the: PINE64-LTS, SOPine, Pinebook and Pinetab. That said, similar convergence is also planned for the Rockchip RK3399, currently used on the RockPro64 and in the Pinebook Pro.

You can always find us in the chats or the forum, so if you have any further questions make sure to drop by and ask about how the PINE64 project actually works.

hpr3332 :: My current Devices

A short list of tablets and phones that I am using these Days

Hosted by JWP on 2021-05-11 is flagged as Clean and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: Tablet, Phone, kindle.
Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format. Comments (0)

Sadly no Opensource hand held devices these days.
But Android might count though.

hpr3331 :: Audio for Podcasting: Episode 1 - The Microphone

Thaj shares tips and tricks on producing quality audio for HPR episodes

Hosted by Thaj Sara on 2021-05-10 is flagged as Explicit and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: audio production, microphones, audio quality.
Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format. Series: Podcasting HowTo | Comments (1)

The first in a series of episodes concerning recording and audio quality. For this episode I focus on the beginning of the signal chain, the microphone. Tips on choosing a microphone, and how to use it to get the sound you want.

hpr3330 :: A Layer Mask Project

We apply our knowledge of Layer Masks to create a project.

Hosted by Ahuka on 2021-05-07 is flagged as Clean and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: GIMP, Layers, Layer Masks.
Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format. Series: GIMP | Comments (0)

This tutorial has us applying our knowledge of Layer Masks in combination with some other tools to make an image. We start with a photograph, and transform it into something very different, as a way to practice our GIMP skills.

hpr3329 :: Linux Inlaws S01E29: The (one and only) Linux Kernel Contributor Panel

An eclectic panel of Linux contributors discuss technology, anger management and other things

Hosted by monochromec on 2021-05-06 is flagged as Explicit and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: Linux Kernel.
Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format. Series: Linux Inlaws | Comments (0)

In this episode, our two ageing heroes host an eclectic panel of kernel contributors of a small, mostly unknown operating system called "Linux". The panelists hail from all over the planet (sadly, no money or love would buy Richard's or Linus' way onto that panel :-) but the discussion proves more than interesting regardless of these uber-nerds being absent. All will be revealed including the true age of Linux, one of Chris' secret obsessions (hint: it's not software bugs), Linus Torvald's thought process and evolution as such. Never mind Linux's second future high-level programming language... Plus: a philosophical discussion of the social impact of insulting from a pan-cultural perspective. Don't miss out on this!


hpr3328 :: Pandas Part 2

Enigma continues his discussion about his favorite Python module Pandas

Hosted by Enigma on 2021-05-05 is flagged as Clean and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: python, pandas, Data, Data Science.
Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format. Series: A Little Bit of Python | Comments (2)

Part two in the For the Love of Data series. Enigma covers part 2 of Pandas
The following topics are discussed

1) Another way to apply a condition to a field
2) Creating a DataFrame from a dictionary
3) Appending a data frame with another DataFrame
4) Joining DataFrames with merge and join
5) Writing an output to csv

Part 2 Sample code
Follow me on twitter @Ed_N1gma

Come chat on #hackerexchange

Previous five weeks

hpr3327 :: Looking into Ceph storage solution hosted by Daniel Persson

Released: 2021-05-04. Duration: 00:13:38. Flag: Clean.
Tags: ceph, storage solution, amazon s3.
We look into what a Ceph implementation entails, what specific use-cases it excels at.

hpr3326 :: HPR Community News for April 2021 hosted by HPR Volunteers

Released: 2021-05-03. Duration: 01:20:25. Flag: Explicit. Series: HPR Community News.
Tags: Community News.
HPR Volunteers talk about shows released and comments posted in April 2021

hpr3325 :: Games and rules hosted by klaatu

Released: 2021-04-30. Duration: 00:24:59. Flag: Clean. Series: Tabletop Gaming.
Tags: rpg,rules,game.
Talking about the conundrum of rules-light and rules-heavy game systems

hpr3324 :: Infosec Podcasts Part 1 News and Current Events hosted by Trey

Released: 2021-04-29. Duration: 00:07:18. Flag: Clean. Series: Privacy and Security.
Tags: infosec, podcasts, security.
Presenting my favorite information security news and current events podcasts

hpr3323 :: The alternate Internet you never knew existed hosted by klaatu

Released: 2021-04-28. Duration: 00:29:17. Flag: Clean.
I changed my DNS server and you won't believe what happened next.

hpr3322 :: Tune system performance with tuned hosted by klaatu

Released: 2021-04-27. Duration: 00:22:41. Flag: Clean.
Tags: linux.
Introduction to tuned and tuned-adm

hpr3321 :: DNS66 URANDOM RANDOM hosted by operat0r

Released: 2021-04-26. Duration: 00:31:51. Flag: Clean.
Tags: block ads,ads,android,youtube,media,streaming.
I talk about D N S 66 and go over some comments from Urandom episode

hpr3320 :: YouTube Channels for Learning Spanish, Part 2 hosted by Ahuka

Released: 2021-04-23. Duration: 00:14:33. Flag: Clean. Series: Languages.
Tags: Spanish, Language learning, YouTube.
My reviews of some YouTube channels offering free Spanish language lessons.

hpr3319 :: Linux Inlaws S01E28: Politicians and artificial intelligence part 1 hosted by monochromec

Released: 2021-04-22. Duration: 01:07:03. Flag: Explicit. Series: Linux Inlaws.
Tags: Policitians, artificial intelligence, deep learning, convolutions.
Part 1 of a miniseries on AI, ML, DL and other fun

hpr3318 :: Modding a Wii classic with a DNS exploit hosted by Archer72

Released: 2021-04-21. Duration: 00:07:37. Flag: Clean.
Tags: games, wii console.
Modding a Wii with a DNS exploit and using a USB drive to save games

hpr3317 :: Reading a manifesto: Towards A Cooperative Technology Movement hosted by clacke

Released: 2021-04-20. Duration: 00:16:55. Flag: Clean.
Tags: open source, free software, communal software, cooperative technology, politics, philosophy.
If open source misses the point of free software philosophy, what point is free software missing?

hpr3316 :: FSF and RMS on election of Richard Stallman hosted by Anonymous Host

Released: 2021-04-19. Duration: 00:14:01. Flag: Clean.
Tags: FSF, RMS.
The Free Software Foundation (FSF) and Richard Stallman have released statements on the matter

hpr3315 :: tesseract optical character recognition hosted by Ken Fallon

Released: 2021-04-16. Duration: 00:02:08. Flag: Clean.
Tags: Tesseract, OCR, optical character recognition.
How to use this amazing tool

hpr3314 :: Introduction... A little bit about me hosted by Trey

Released: 2021-04-15. Duration: 00:03:46. Flag: Clean.
Tags: Introduction.
My first HPR episode, introducing myself and sharing a bit about me

hpr3313 :: Zoom Update hosted by ToeJet

Released: 2021-04-14. Duration: 00:01:42. Flag: Explicit. Series: Social Media.
Tags: zoom update,sysadmin automation.
Scripted Zoom Update with History on Fedora.

hpr3312 :: COVID Doldrums hosted by Dave Morriss

Released: 2021-04-13. Duration: 01:11:28. Flag: Explicit.
Tags: COVID-19.
MrX and Dave Morriss have a chat over Mumble in these trying times

hpr3311 :: Bradley M. Kuhn's article from 2019 on Richard M. Stallman hosted by Anonymous Host

Released: 2021-04-12. Duration: 00:26:24. Flag: Explicit.
Tags: Bradley M. Kuhn, Richard M. Stallman, RMS, FSF, Free Software Foundation.
This text to speech article requires listener discretion.

hpr3310 :: Layer Masks hosted by Ahuka

Released: 2021-04-09. Duration: 00:16:10. Flag: Clean. Series: GIMP.
Tags: GIMP, Layers, Layer Masks.
We begin our look at a key tool in GIMP, Layer Masks

hpr3309 :: Linux Inlaws S01E27: The Big Uncertainties in Life and beyond hosted by monochromec

Released: 2021-04-08. Duration: 00:56:57. Flag: Explicit. Series: Linux Inlaws.
Tags: Probabilistic data structures,PDS.
The two chaps discuss uncertainties and beyond in this episode on probabilistic data structure

hpr3308 :: let's talk about Thunderbird hosted by Some Guy On The Internet

Released: 2021-04-07. Duration: 00:33:25. Flag: Clean.
Tags: email, Thunderbird.
Using Thunderbird to manage emails.

hpr3307 :: Git worktree hosted by klaatu

Released: 2021-04-06. Duration: 00:25:07. Flag: Clean. Series: Introduction to Git.
Tags: git,tree,trunk,branch.
How to use git worktree

hpr3306 :: HPR Community News for March 2021 hosted by HPR Volunteers

Released: 2021-04-05. Duration: 00:33:20. Flag: Explicit. Series: HPR Community News.
Tags: Community News.
HPR Volunteers talk about shows released and comments posted in March 2021

hpr3305 :: Nagios part 2 hosted by norrist

Released: 2021-04-02. Duration: 00:23:48. Flag: Clean.
Tags: nagios,bash,snmp.
Follow up to hpr3264 - Notifications, SNMP, Remote Checks

hpr3304 :: Newsflash 21/01/04 hosted by Anonymous Host

Released: 2021-04-01. Duration: 00:02:58. Flag: Clean.
Tags: date,time,formats.
An upgrade to some standard information formats

hpr3303 :: Slackware on RaspberryPi hosted by Brian in Ohio

Released: 2021-03-31. Duration: 00:19:42. Flag: Clean.
Tags: raspberry pi, slackware.
An alternative to raspberrypi os

hpr3302 :: Input Methods on Ubuntu hosted by clacke

Released: 2021-03-30. Duration: 00:15:24. Flag: Clean.
Tags: ubuntu, input methods, guix, chinese, emoji, eurkey, pinyin, jyutping, cangjie.
I'm adding some input methods to a standard Ubuntu 20.04 install

hpr3301 :: K S P Kerbal Space Program! (Game) hosted by operat0r

Released: 2021-03-29. Duration: 00:35:31. Flag: Clean.
Tags: Kerbal Space Program,KSP,games,space.
400 hours into the game I talk about howto get into Kerbal Space Program!

hpr3300 :: YouTube Channels for Learning Spanish, Part 1 hosted by Ahuka

Released: 2021-03-26. Duration: 00:16:24. Flag: Clean. Series: Languages.
Tags: Spanish, Language learning, YouTube.
My reviews of some YouTube channels offering free Spanish language lessons.

hpr3299 :: Linux Inlaws S01E26: Make your Linux harder hosted by monochromec

Released: 2021-03-25. Duration: 00:49:45. Flag: Explicit. Series: Linux Inlaws.
Tags: Linux Security Modules, DAC, MAC, AppArmor, SELinux, Plan 9.
Ever wanted to know about AppArmor and SELinux? Then this is your show!

hpr3298 :: Poisoning The Well hosted by Some Guy On The Internet

Released: 2021-03-24. Duration: 00:25:05. Flag: Clean.
Tags: General Content..
Shutdown the negativity in our community.

hpr3297 :: Nextcloud Application Updating hosted by ToeJet

Released: 2021-03-23. Duration: 00:02:16. Flag: Clean.
Tags: Nextcloud,SysAdmin,Admin.
Automatically Update Nextcloud Applications via Cron

hpr3296 :: Spam Bot Honey Pot hosted by Rho`n

Released: 2021-03-22. Duration: 00:06:04. Flag: Clean.
Tags: Spam, HTML, Forms.
Implementing a honey pot style spam filter for your HTML forms

hpr3295 :: Renewing a Let's Encrypt cert for Home Network use hosted by Ken Fallon

Released: 2021-03-19. Duration: 00:03:15. Flag: Clean.
Tags: SSL, Let's Encrypt, Intranet.
How to update a cert when the automatic processes don't work

hpr3294 :: Update to MakeMKV to back up media hosted by Archer72

Released: 2021-03-18. Duration: 00:06:18. Flag: Clean.
Tags: dvd, blu-ray, backup.
Update to MakeMKV to back up media, now on Raspberry Pi

hpr3293 :: HPR RPG Club reviews Dungeon Raiders hosted by klaatu

Released: 2021-03-17. Duration: 00:54:29. Flag: Clean. Series: Tabletop Gaming.
Tags: dnd,osr,tabletop,rpg.
Klaatu, Beni, and McNalu review an OSR DnD clone

hpr3292 :: Squirrel FSF blog hosted by Zen_Floater2

Released: 2021-03-16. Duration: 00:46:25. Flag: Clean.
Tags: banning software, banning ideology, modernizing, re-evaluating, prejudice.
The trouble with HUMANS and HUMAN things....

hpr3291 :: The New Audacity and Batch Processing Macros hosted by Ahuka

Released: 2021-03-15. Duration: 00:08:21. Flag: Clean.
Tags: Audacity, macros, batch processing.
A brief look at at the new Audacity and how I got it working for me

hpr3290 :: GIMP: More on Layer Tools and Techniques hosted by Ahuka

Released: 2021-03-12. Duration: 00:14:47. Flag: Clean. Series: GIMP.
Tags: GIMP, Layers.
Using some additional tools for for working with Layers in GIMP

hpr3289 :: NextCloud the hard way hosted by Ken Fallon

Released: 2021-03-11. Duration: 00:32:13. Flag: Explicit.
Tags: NextCloud, Raspbian, Apache, mariadb, PHP, myphpadmin, wireguard, DNS Rebind, magicmirror2.
A private NextCloud instance on a Pi 4x8, with lets encrypt and wireguard vpn access

hpr3288 :: Linux Inlaws S01E25: The Grumpy Old Coders hosted by monochromec

Released: 2021-03-10. Duration: 01:00:28. Flag: Explicit. Series: Linux Inlaws.
Tags: OAPs, old coders, senior citizens, Bitterfeld, communism.
Our heroes host an episode with an eclectic duo (not Waldorf or Statler)

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