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The passing of FiftyOneFifty

It is with deep sadness we announce that another of our hosts and friends Donald Grier, known to us as FiftyOneFifty, has passed away.

FiftyOneFifty's frat brother Randy Hall has written an lovely piece. The team at Linuxlugcast are preparing our own tribute if you want to contribute an audio file you can email Honkeymagoo or join the show.

Our thoughts go out to his friends and family at this difficult time.


hpr2890 :: Penguicon 2019 Report

Penguicon 2019 took place on May 3-5, 2018 in Southfield, Michigan

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Hosted by Ahuka on 2019-08-30 is flagged as Clean and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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Part of the series: Penguicon

Penguicon is a Non-Profit, Open Source – Science Fiction Convention held in Southfield, Michigan. See the website at http://www.penguicon.org/ or the Wikipedia page at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penguicon

Penguicon 2019 is a combined technology and science fiction convention in Southfield, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, and presents over 500 hours of programming over the entire weekend. Of this, around 100 hours are open source, tech-related. In this episode I tell you about my own personal experience at Penguicon this year.


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Comment #1 posted on 2019-08-31T13:04:02Z by Dave Morriss

solder/"sodder"/souder

Hi Ahuka,

I always enjoy your reports from Penguicon. This one was great!

As to your reflection on the pronunciation of the word "solder" I have a few remarks:

- The word is derived from the Latin "solidare" - to make solid

- Yes, the British do generally pronounce it to rhyme with "colder" and "folder". This seems to make sense given that its form is very similar. Pronouncing "folder" as "fodder", even in dialect, would be very confusing, for example.

- The French equivalent is "souder", which sounds (to my ears) like "sooday".

- I have seen it suggested that the USA pronunciation is derived from the French.

Language is fun! I recently bought a Chinese hot air soldering gun (SMD Rework Station) from Amazon. I particularly like the legend on the box which says:

"Soft and spiral wind can welds all chips"

Words to live by ;-)

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