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TechBytes Audiocast – Episode 77 – 06/11/12 – “Greedy Car Thieves”

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Intro music: “I fought the troll” by Tom Smith.  You can find more of his work here.

Hosts: Tim (OpenBytes) Roy (Techrights)

Another episode from myself and Roy.  In this show we focus around an interview with the developers of the Indi game “Greedy Car Thieves”.

From Roy’s Site:

Today’s show is primarily dedicated to a video/computer game called Greedy Car Thieves (GCT), which is similar to Grand Theft Auto (GTA) 2. We talked to two of the game’s developers. Tim has played the game and Roy tried to install it but faced a dependency barrier. We spoke with the developers about the technical aspects of the game, distribution of the game through various channels including the Humble Bundle, and we also spoke about licence in the context of compiling for Linux. Later in the show there was a long discussion about dirty tricks against Linux and its proponents. This discussion was focused on Microsoft. After the interview we play “It’s Because of People Like You” by Obi Best and at the end of the show we play “Washington Heights” by Glenn White’s Sacred Machines.

You can download/stream the latest episode over on Roy’s site: http://techrights.org/2012/11/06/techbytes-episode-77/

Tim (Goblin)

If you are new to this blog (or have not yet read it) please take time to view the OpenBytes statement, here.

Mail: bytes4free@googlemail.com
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I can also be found in #techrights, #techbytes on freenode.net.

TechBytes Audiocast – Back for 2012! – A pre-Year 2 broadcast!

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Intro music: “I fought the troll” by Tom Smith.  You can find more of his work here.

Hosts: Tim (OpenBytes) Roy (Techrights) Rusty (The Show that Sux)

TechBytes is back for 2012, Rusty is here and with the whole crew ready to go, we bring to 50 minutes or so of auditory lovelyness.

Since this is a pre-Year 2 show, we are mostly taking a look back at 2011, its tech and news.  In the show we look at:

Xbox 360 – If you don’t live in the states, the reality of its “popularity”  is a very different picture.  We take a look in particular at Australia where the sales figures show that 360 is being left behind by PS3.  Great news for Sony, another chair going the journey for Microsoft.

Android, Iphone and source code – We discuss and I ask the question, since when has the mainstream consumer ever cared about source code, or even knows what the term means? Now that Android is established, are “geek advocates” really needed?

Unfair comparisons between Android and iPhone?

Linux on devices – A mention made of Raspberry Pi and its apparent beta success on ebay!

All this and more crammed into around 50 minutes!

We took the opportunity to listen to your views about what you would like in the show.  The main points that stood out as far as I was concerned:

1. No music

2. Under 1hour in length

3. More diversity in the subjects with a focus on patent issues but a more general consideration given to tech also.

You can download the episode over on TechRights and as always, if you have any suggestions, want to be a guest or merely want to abuse us, feel free to email, comment, rant or shake fist at sky.

http://techrights.org/2012/01/07/techbytes-episode-66/

Tim (Goblin)

If you are new to this blog (or have not yet read it) please take time to view the OpenBytes statement, here.

Mail: bytes4free@googlemail.com
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I can also be found in #techrights, #techbytes on freenode.net.

TechBytes Audiocast – Episode 62 – 03/10/11 – “I told you so!”

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Intro music: “I fought the troll” by Tom Smith.  You can find more of his work here.

Hosts: Tim (OpenBytes) Roy (Techrights)

(Notes taken/modified slightly from the original TechRights show notes)

This latest episode was recorded around noon for a change.

It was arranged at short notice with time constraints and Roy being very slightly ill (speech/voice problems).  Nonetheless we covered the news of the day/week by speaking about Nokia’s return to Linux in low-end phones, Chrome being flagged as a “virus” by Microsoft, then playing “Reality Check” by One Be Lo.

Moving on, we also spoke about Microsoft’s latest patent ‘deal’ with Samsung and mentioned Amazon’s tablet among other tablets, as well as their general role in today’s computing scene. “Quejas de un Bandoneonista” by Zona Tango was then played, we spoke about Diaspora and other social networks and finally we closed the show with “A secret search” by Papercutz.

Get this episode here: http://techrights.org/2011/10/03/techbytes-episode-62/

Tim (Goblin)

If you are new to this blog (or have not yet read it) please take time to view the OpenBytes statement, here.

Mail: bytes4free@googlemail.com
Skype: tim.openbytes
I can also be found in #techrights, #techbytes on freenode.net.

TechBytes Audiocast – Episode 60 – 22/09/11 – “Microsoft mischief, Patents, Statusnet and more!”

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Intro music: “I fought the troll” by Tom Smith.  You can find more of his work here.

Hosts: Tim (OpenBytes) Roy (Techrights) Rusty (The Show that Sux)

(Notes taken from TechRights)

We start today’s show by discussing Linux/dual-boot systems being hampered by Microsoft’s plans. We talk about other GNU/Linux matters and then play “Lagrimas e vodka” by Sylvia Patricia. Red Hat’s results are then discussed with some enthusiasm and Tim mentions that Statusnet reached version 1.0beta4.

“Pajama Party” by Swimming With Dolphins is then played and we mention the patent ‘reform’ among other issues relating to patents, even the Samsung/Android situation.

“Go’n Be Gone” by LidoLido is played and then we cover Google antitrust (Google under the US government’s eye) as well as the failure of Windows Phone 7 in competing against Android (sign of things to come for Windows 8). Google+ opens to the public, so Rusty and Tim have a good debate about it, followed by almost no coverage (due to lack of time) of Yahoo and search snatch, as well as US-oriented statistics that deceive the public and make it seem like Microsoft has made real progress. We are hoping to have another episode this week.

Get this episode here: http://techrights.org/2011/09/22/techbytes-episode-60/

 

Tim (Goblin)

If you are new to this blog (or have not yet read it) please take time to view the OpenBytes statement, here.

Mail: bytes4free@googlemail.com
Skype: tim.openbytes
I can also be found in #techrights, #techbytes on freenode.net.

TechBytes Audiocast – Episode 59 – 04/09/11 – “Tablets, Mobile and Google”

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Intro music: “I fought the troll” by Tom Smith.  You can find more of his work here.

Hosts: Tim (OpenBytes) Roy (Techrights) Rusty (The Show that Sux)

Rusty is back! And most welcome he is too as we cover a far better organized list of topics.  You are going to hear about a selection of topics from around the world of Tech, including conjouring up a rather disturbing image of insecure Mobiles and a showercam featuring the hosts of TechBytes.  Interested? Hopefully not.

* Google – Real names, nyms and why its important that you consider what exactly you are giving up when taking on Google services.

* ACS:Law due to face the music in 2012.  What will be the outcome? How does the USA differ slightly in its approach of copyright issues?

Track: “End Sequence”  by Obsidian Shell

*  Android Tablet devices – $199 – We discuss.

Track: “Deeper Conversation” by Yuna

* Linux turns 20 and celebrates win as well as Kernal.org being hacked.

* Nokia feeding patent troll MOSAID to attack Microsoft rivals like Android.

* Class lawsuit over Windows Phone 7

* iPad losing market share to Linux/Android

* Amazon Kindle tablet coming before Christmas?

Track: “One More Workout Shawty” by DJ Car Stereo (Wars)

* Cablegate reveals diplomats batting for Microsoft and defaming Linux.

* Red Hat’s RHEL 7 ideas crowdsourced

* Ubuntu approaches release with a new beta and another Ubuntu derived distro you should take a look at.

The show is then played out with another choice by Roy: “Mi Compadre Bernabe” by Cerronato

Get this episode here: http://techrights.org/2011/09/05/techbytes-episode-59/

 

Tim (Goblin)

If you are new to this blog (or have not yet read it) please take time to view the OpenBytes statement, here.

Mail: bytes4free@googlemail.com
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I can also be found in #techrights, #techbytes on freenode.net.

TechBytes Audiocast – Episode 58 – 23/08/11 – “M.A.D”

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Intro music: “I fought the troll” by Tom Smith.  You can find more of his work here.

Hosts: Tim (OpenBytes) Roy (Techrights)

Its been over two weeks since the last show.  Was that due to deminishing interest in the project? No, merely a massively busy workload that took me away from sunny Bedfordshire.  As I get back into the world of tech and its happenings, Roy leads the show where we have a diverse (and somewhat more organized) set of topics to talk about.

I’ve been warned by Roy that the sound is poor this episode, however I hope you’ll forgive this after our two weeks away!  This episode is entitled Mutual Assured Destruction as we see Google stepping up to the mark with its new patent purchases.  The topics covered today:

* Motorola/Google deal

* First track of the night is “The One” by P.J Morgan

* Discussion about the United States Court of Appeals opening the door to invalidating more software patents & Software patents in the EU.

* Second track is “Can’t Stop” by Ozomatli

* Samsung/Apple situation in Europe

We also look at the Gimp and have a discussion about social networking, including an extra piece in regards to Diaspora.  We end on the track “Thursday” by Orchid and Hound.

Get the latest episode of TechBytes here!

Tim (Goblin)

If you are new to this blog (or have not yet read it) please take time to view the OpenBytes statement, here.

Mail: bytes4free@googlemail.com
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I can also be found in #techrights, #techbytes on freenode.net.

TechBytes Audiocast – Episode 57 – 05/08/11 – “Diaspora, Google+ and Gnome”

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Intro music: “I fought the troll” by Tom Smith.  You can find more of his work here.

Hosts: Tim (OpenBytes) Roy (Techrights)

Summary: A reasonably short episode covering Torvalds’ GNOME remarks and various other bits of news

LAST NIGHT we returned to recording after almost two weeks off. We caught up with some news about desktop environments and other such GNU/Linux-oriented topics.

The show includes “Sorry, Baby” by Dan Dyer and “Paganini: Cantabile” by Volodja Balzalorsky, which closes the show.

We also managed to cover:

Diaspora / Google + – and a discussion on social networking/privacy.

Moving from Gnome to Xfce – a look at some recent comments and the general opinion of Gnome Shell as well as a brief mention about Unity.

* Linux gaming and the indi scene

As well as a selection of creative commons music and a mish-mash of sidetracks and tangents.

You can download this episode:  

http://techrights.org/2011/08/06/techbytes-episode-57/

Tim (Goblin)

If you are new to this blog (or have not yet read it) please take time to view the OpenBytes statement, here.

Mail: bytes4free@googlemail.com
Skype: tim.openbytes
I can also be found in #techrights, #techbytes on freenode.net.