New Year Show 2014, part 3
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- Greetings to Greece and 30 more Cairo, Ankara, Athens, and Bucharest, followed by a short reminder of the ORCA fundraiser.
- Discussion of the new cast of TuxRadar
- Got talking about Jupiter Broadcasting
- Deep discussion on the world of Jono Bacon
- The discussion of Jono / Aq on LugRadio evolves into a debate on the nature of debate
- This conversation evolved into a question / debate about software morality, SndChaser suggested that maybe it is an ethical question instead of a moral question
- Greetings to Germany and 43 more Brussels, Madrid, Paris, and Rome, followed by a short reminder of the ORCA fundraiser.
- Our co-hosts pound on the morality topic some more...
- We should all be advocates for Free / Libre software wherever and whenever we can.
- Software applications that are Open Source which are better than their closed-source counterparts:
- Which distro are you using and why?
- Ease of use vs control over the operating system.
- Dann: thinking about using desktop environments, always found that he was setting them up like Fluxbox, so just sticking to fluxbox now.
- Greetings to United Kingdom and 24 more London, Casablanca, Dublin, and Lisbon, followed by a short reminder of the ORCA fundraiser.
- (0002Z) Pokey: Mac OS was moderne when it was created, but now it's looking old and tired
- SndChaser thinks we are kind of spoiled with all the options - includnig things that don't exist elsewhere - like Awesome. But lovest the ability we have to build our desktops to fit our workflows and optimize how we work.
- (0020Z) K5Tux: Easy to learn (he's coming back to it...) -- "Going to change lanes: When discussing ease of use, what about "don't care to know" folks, gamers, etc -- those who don't worry about privacy and software freedom, I have my own thoughts on but I'd like to hear the consensus on the danger for those who just don't care."
- (0045Z) How did you come to Linux?
- (0048Z) Free Software's major achievements in 2014:
- Watches or glasses (marcusbaird)
- SteamBox (ThistleWeb)
- ROMs for entry-level mobile phones (pokey)
- Greetings to Cape Verde, some regions of Greenland and 1 more Praia, Ponta Delgada (Azores), Ittoqqortoormiit, and Mindelo, followed by a short reminder of the ORCA fundraiser.
- Is Windows made for the consumer or is it made just to look that way on the store shelves? (pokey)
- Thistleweb expounds upon the evils of extended warranties
- eBook discussion
- Greetings to regions of Brazil, Uruguay and 1 more Rio de Janeiro, S??o Paulo, Brasilia, Montevideo, followed by a short reminder of the ORCA fundraiser.
- Pokey mentions that he is furious that the authors guild forced the text-to-speech to be disabled on the Kindle... and names Roy Bloundt Jr.
- Electronic versions of textbooks are not reducing the number of printed books. Students have to buy / lease the paper books, then get the electronic version. And, in many cases they cannot (easily) re-selly the paper copy for even half of what they paid. In the case of grade school / highschool they cannot sell the books since they are just leased.
- Pokey brought up OpenText Books: https://creativecommons.org/tag/open-textbooks
- JonKulp - textbooks
- http://jonathankulp.org/ - Creative Commons Counterpoint Textbook
- JonKulp - Blather
- SndChaser asks Jon to comment on Musopen and the status of classical music publishing / performance
- JonKulp mezmerizes the room with the contents of his cranium (this time it's with Blather).
- Your're funny!!
- JonKulp is an accomplished composer. Some of his works can be found at http://jonathankulp.org/comp.html
- Greetings to regions of Brazil, Argentina and 7 more Buenos Aires, Santiago, Asuncion, Paramaribo, followed by a short reminder of the ORCA fundraiser.
- JonKulp gets introduced to mate tea
- Jonathan Nadeau (http://accessiblecomputingfoundation.org/) talks about Orca & Festival speech synthesis
- Jonathan Nadeau talks about moving to manjaro
- It is determined that Perberos, Stefano Karapetsas (stefano-k), Steve Zesch (amanas) and Clement Lefebvre (clem) are the people responsible for removing all accessibility features from MATE, the Gnome2 fork. Gnome2 used to be the most accessible desktop.
- Greetings to Newfoundland and Labrador/Canada St. John's, Conception Bay South, Corner Brook, Gander, followed by a short reminder of the ORCA fundraiser.
- Jon Kulp: Open Dyslexic Font
- SndChaser installs Open Dyslexic extension in chromium
- Pokey looks at the Open Dyslexic website and is able to read the page very quickly (quickly for pokey anyway), goes ahead and tries to install the font on Mint
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