This is the Tech News for the week of February 21st, 2018!  With special guest: The Linux Gamer!  Topics include: FreeBSD’s ban on virtual hugs continues, the patent on MPEG-2 has expired, Google and Microsoft weaponizing security vulnerabilities against each other, game companies (Nintendo, EA, Ubisoft, etc.) fighting against the use of abandoned online games, new study on gender equality in STEM fields, Flight simulation developer installing malware to steal passwords from Chrome, Apple handing over iCloud servers to company owned by Chinese government.

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It’s Thursday!  And that can mean only one thing… Linux Day on the Lunduke Show!  Where you decide what we talk about… as long as it’s at least a little Linux-y!

Topics include: FreeBSD banning virtual hugs, music streaming services from the terminal, Gopher to save the web, how to get a job using Linux, getting angry at people pronouncing Linux-y things wrong, what happens to Ubuntu-based distros when Ubuntu goes away, cross-distro package formats, talking about “Windows switchers” is getting old, bluetooth annoyances, proprietary driver annoyances, and more Linux-y goodness!

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The FreeBSD project — an Open Source operating system — has added a fun new item to their Code of Conduct: they now expressly forbid “virtual hugs” (such as an animated .GIF of a teddy bear hugging a kitten) without prior consent.  This is true.  This is not a joke.  And that makes it way, way funnier.

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Technology as religion.  More specifically: Individual pieces of computer tech treated as infallible religion.  Do we, as computer nerds, have specific bits of code that are treated as “Sacred Cows?”  You bet we do.  And it’s pretty stupid.

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HTTPS, the “secure” form of HTTP, is dangerous.  Seriously.  That may be an unpopular position, but there are some critical issues with HTTPS — and the fact that it is being forced on all website operators — that should raise everyone’s eyebrows.  Poor design.  NSA backdoors.  Serious, freaky problems.

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It’s Thursday!  And that can mean only one thing… Linux Day on the Lunduke Show!  Where you decide what we talk about… as long as it’s at least a little Linux-y!

Topics include: Is an Open Source Windows worth while, Would we use a Dumb Terminal for a week, Using Free Software video chat systems, breaking free of Social Media, Stacking vs. Tiling window managers, Using ARM computers for video production, Smart power plugs, desktop publishing software on Linux.

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== About Matt ==

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Matt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/matthartley

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This is the Tech News for the week of February 7th, 2018!  With special guest: the Head Honcho of elementary OS, Daniel Fore.  Topics include: The SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch, Mark Zuckerberg’s full time pollster, Mozilla’s new Internet of Things framework, Nextcloud adding encryption and video chat, Self driving semi trucks, the closing of SUSE Studio, and the new announcements from elementary OS.

Note: The audio levels are a little off on this episode.  We had a connectivity issue near the end where my guest had to change device… I tried to compensate… it’s not perfect (he’s louder than me through most of the show), but reasonable.

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