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hpr3066 :: HPR Community News for April 2020

Dave talks about shows released and comments posted in April 2020

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HPR Community News.

A monthly look at what has been going on in the HPR community. This is a regular show scheduled for the first Monday of the month.

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Last Month's Shows

Id Day Date Title Host
3043 Wed 2020-04-01 How I record for HPR Archer72
3044 Thu 2020-04-02 mocp snooze tip MrX
3045 Fri 2020-04-03 OSS compliance with privacy by default and design Ahuka
3046 Mon 2020-04-06 HPR Community News for March 2020 HPR Volunteers
3047 Tue 2020-04-07 The COVID-19 Work From Home Stream - Day 1 Thaj Sara
3048 Wed 2020-04-08 Alternatives to toilet paper klaatu
3049 Thu 2020-04-09 What computers taught me about reality klaatu
3050 Fri 2020-04-10 Linux Inlaws S01E04 What's in a name monochromec
3051 Mon 2020-04-13 The COVID-19 Work From Home Stream - Day 2 Thaj Sara
3052 Tue 2020-04-14 Locating computers on a network Ken Fallon
3053 Wed 2020-04-15 AudioBookClub 17 - Blood Witness HPR_AudioBookClub
3054 Thu 2020-04-16 Coronavirus Thoughts Ahuka
3055 Fri 2020-04-17 Advice to new Fediverse administrators and developers Ahuka
3056 Mon 2020-04-20 Jitsi operat0r
3057 Tue 2020-04-21 Formal verification with Coq Tuula
3058 Wed 2020-04-22 The COVID-19 Work From Home Stream - Day 3 Thaj Sara
3059 Thu 2020-04-23 A quick intro to Snapcast DanNixon
3060 Fri 2020-04-24 Running a local imap server Ken Fallon
3061 Mon 2020-04-27 Parental Controls With Mike Ivy operat0r
3062 Tue 2020-04-28 Vassal: How to play board games while remote clacke
3063 Wed 2020-04-29 Pens, pencils, paper and ink - 1 Dave Morriss
3064 Thu 2020-04-30 How I got started in Electronics Archer72

Comments this month

These are comments which have been made during the past month, either to shows released during the month or to past shows. There are 24 comments in total.

Past shows

There are 4 comments on 3 previous shows:

  • hpr3027 (2020-03-10) "What is quantum computing and why should we care?" by mightbemike.
    • Comment 1: Mongo on 2020-04-04: "very interesting talk"

  • hpr3032 (2020-03-17) "piCore on a Raspberry Pi 1 Model B" by Claudio Miranda.
    • Comment 2: clacke on 2020-04-15: "Re: Tiny Core maintainer name"
    • Comment 3: clacke on 2020-04-18: "Ridiculously tiny really"

  • hpr3034 (2020-03-19) "How to bridge Freenode IRC rooms to" by Thaj Sara.
    • Comment 2: clacke on 2020-04-12: "appservice-irc"

This month's shows

There are 20 comments on 9 of this month's shows:

  • hpr3043 (2020-04-01) "How I record for HPR" by Archer72.
    • Comment 1: thelovebug on 2020-04-02: "Bass and Treble"

  • hpr3046 (2020-04-06) "HPR Community News for March 2020" by HPR Volunteers.
    • Comment 1: clacke on 2020-04-17: "First-class ranting"

  • hpr3048 (2020-04-08) "Alternatives to toilet paper" by klaatu.
    • Comment 1: mcnalu on 2020-04-08: "The affected episode"
    • Comment 2: Bookewyrmm on 2020-04-09: "A word of caution"
    • Comment 3: Tuula on 2020-04-21: "Speaking of romans"

  • hpr3050 (2020-04-10) "Linux Inlaws S01E04 What's in a name" by monochromec.
    • Comment 1: Ahuka on 2020-04-10: "Great sketch!"

  • hpr3051 (2020-04-13) "The COVID-19 Work From Home Stream - Day 2" by Thaj Sara.
    • Comment 1: brian in ohio on 2020-04-14: "electoral college"

  • hpr3052 (2020-04-14) "Locating computers on a network" by Ken Fallon.
    • Comment 1: Dave Morriss on 2020-04-22: "Very useful, thanks"

  • hpr3053 (2020-04-15) "AudioBookClub 17 - Blood Witness" by HPR_AudioBookClub.
    • Comment 1: lostnbronx on 2020-04-08: "Welcom back to the Audio Book Club!"

  • hpr3054 (2020-04-16) "Coronavirus Thoughts" by Ahuka.
    • Comment 1: brian in ohio on 2020-04-18: "politics"
    • Comment 2: Telford Tendys on 2020-04-23: "Freedom, Governance and Pandemic"
    • Comment 3: brian in ohio on 2020-04-24: "clarification"
    • Comment 4: Ahuka on 2020-04-24: "Herd immunity"

  • hpr3056 (2020-04-20) "Jitsi" by operat0r.
    • Comment 1: Ahuka on 2020-04-20: "Very timely"
    • Comment 2: harvhat on 2020-04-21: "Why talk about Jitsi"
    • Comment 3: justme on 2020-04-21: "I really enjoyed this episode"
    • Comment 4: Mike Ray on 2020-04-21: "Re: Why talk about jitsi?"
    • Comment 5: Ahuka on 2020-04-23: "Why listen?"
    • Comment 6: Mike Ray on 2020-04-23: "Re: Why listen?"
    • Comment 7: crvs on 2020-04-30: "Re: Why listen?"

Mailing List discussions

Policy decisions surrounding HPR are taken by the community as a whole. This discussion takes place on the Mail List which is open to all HPR listeners and contributors. The discussions are open and available on the HPR server under Mailman.

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Tags and Summaries

Thanks to the following contributors for sending in updates in the past month:
Dave Morriss, Windigo

Over the period tags and/or summaries have been added to 17 shows which were without them.

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Comment #1 posted on 2020-05-04 07:48:42 by tuturto


Thanks for keeping flag of Hacker Public Radio high up and doing the community episode all by yourself. Listening to recap of whole previous month worth of episodes is one of those things that I look forward when a new month starts.

Comment #2 posted on 2020-05-05 17:10:37 by Dave Morriss

No problem

I appreciate the feedback, tuturto. I also feel the Community News is an important part of HPR, and the show must go on as they say!

Comment #3 posted on 2020-05-06 01:07:45 by clacke

Blood type distribution

Dave mentioned in passing that 0+ would be an unusual blood type.

One might think so when just looking at how the alleles work. All you need is one A or one B allele and then the 0+ would be overruled. One might be tempted to believe that it's 25% each of 0, A, B and AB. But that assumes an even distribution of genes.

My blood type is A+, and I grew up being taught it was the most common one. When I moved to Hong Kong I learned that blood type distribution is not universal. Someone told me my blood type was "unusual".

While A+ is not exactly unusual, in China (and I assume HK) near 50% of the population is 0+, while A+ is at around 25%.

It's also not as dominant in Sweden as I was led to believe. 37% of Swedes are A+ while 32% are 0+.

In the UK and US, 0+ is somewhat more common than A+, the reverse of the Swedish distribution.

Comment #4 posted on 2020-05-06 12:24:39 by Ahuka

I loved the show

You did a good job, Dave. Though I am guessing you would like to have Ken back next time!

Comment #5 posted on 2020-05-06 13:12:48 by Dave Morriss

Re: Blood type distribution

Thanks clacke.

I think I was confusing "I have learnt this stuff" with "I know about this stuff" and got a bit muddled! Now I think of it, I was learning about blood groups more than 50 years ago!

It's an interesting subject though and I must go and refresh my dwindling/dwindled knowledge about it all.

Comment #6 posted on 2020-05-06 13:16:13 by Dave Morriss

Thanks Ahuka

I'm glad you enjoyed the show.

In having run through it earlier, when Mumble refused to record anything for me, I obviously gave myself an accidental rehearsal, so maybe the show wasn't as disjointed as it could have been :-)

Yes, it's more fun when there are two of us to discuss and banter a bit, so I prefer the normal setup.

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