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hpr1156 :: 2012-2013 Hacker Public Radio New Year Show Part 6

New Year Show 2013, part 6

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New Year, 2013. 3.
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Duration: 02:54:05

HPR New Year Show.

Our community welcomes in every time zone to the New Year in this annual event.

The sixth part of the epic Hacker Public Radio Show. Feel free to listen and send me some show notes


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Comment #1 posted on 2013-01-08 13:44:01 by Dude-man

What is healthy food

Really enjoying listening to the talk about food :) I love good food, my weekness or perhaps strength.

Would love to get together with a few people and chat more in an HPR episode if anyone is interested.

Just a few comments - :)

Salt is inportant - but needs to be mineral rich not just processed sodium etc

Vegtables/fruits are not healthy per say, and shouldn't be emphasised. But like all food it needs to be processed appropriatly, most vegtables could be beter fermented, or/and consumed with lots of butter, whats more they taste so much better that way.

Grass fed is started to be used like all the other terms to sell and make something sound better. But it does make a difference the percentage of grass/hay fed to cattle, 100 % being best IMHO, which we do with our cows. So ask awkward questions to know what grass fed actually means when you pay more money for it.

Nice conversations

Heres the link to what I think is a great source of info for anyone interested in scientific studies done in the 1920/30's with actual people who lived on the foods for many generations. And documents what happened to them when they changed to modernized foods a few years later. Something I think most thoughfull geeks would appriciate instead of many of the crazy nutrunists go on about.

Comment #2 posted on 2013-01-08 14:52:14 by Stacy


The food talk deserves its own pod-cast, with the same guys. It almost got a tad argumentative, but in a good natural way. I actually learned something. Hope they consider it in the future. I would defiantly listen.

Not sure if it was an inside joke amongst the regulars, but the drunk guy 'web' got really tiresome in part 5 and almost unbearable in part 6. I guess he's the boss, because it seems nobody wanted cut him off. Not all bad, thanks to the drunk guy I learned about crunchbang. What a cool distro! Other than that it was a great set of shows.

Comment #3 posted on 2013-01-15 18:02:45 by pokey

Stacy: Sorry about that. I didn't want to kick anyone. I just don't have it in me to hurt people's feelings, and I guess I was afraid that I would have done that.

No one's really in charge, but I was a moderator on the server at the time so it would have been up to me if it had needed to be done. There's a fine line between moderating and being the "fun police" and I really didn't want to be the latter. Most of us who were on the show know (or at least know of) one another, so that makes it even harder to be harsh.

There are a couple of us who have had one or two too many on an open mic recently (myself included), and you're right that it isn't any fun to listen to (especially when it's yourself, trust me...) even if it seems fun at the time. I don't personally mind if someone wants to drink on a podcast, but I've decided not to do anymore, because I was rude, annoying and repetitive when I did it. Maybe that should be the cutoff for future community shows: If you sound as bad as pokey did that one time, you're out.

I appreciate your feedback, and I do take it to heart. We'll try to do better next year.

If you want to suggest a more formal guideline, feel free to run it past the mailing list and we will certainly discuss it. Even better would be if you subscribed to the mailing list and discussed it with us also.

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