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A show about life, Linux, the universe, and everything in between.

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A show about life, Linux, the universe, and everything in between.

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Like Nothing Else

By Erich1527 - Jul 07 2017
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Being a huge consumer of Jupiter Broadcasting, its great to see the whole crew sitting down and talking about...everything.

Best podcast ever!

By Octocpp - Jun 03 2017
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I really enjoy hearing Chris, Rikai and Noah sharing their life experiences regarding Technology, Small Business, Linux, and anything in between. They throw around some of the most intruiging ideas and tips, that allow me to take away many valuable lessons from every episode.

iTunes Ratings

40 Ratings
Average Ratings
32
5
1
0
2

Like Nothing Else

By Erich1527 - Jul 07 2017
Read more
Being a huge consumer of Jupiter Broadcasting, its great to see the whole crew sitting down and talking about...everything.

Best podcast ever!

By Octocpp - Jun 03 2017
Read more
I really enjoy hearing Chris, Rikai and Noah sharing their life experiences regarding Technology, Small Business, Linux, and anything in between. They throw around some of the most intruiging ideas and tips, that allow me to take away many valuable lessons from every episode.
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User Error

Latest release on Mar 27, 2020

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A show about life, Linux, the universe, and everything in between.

Rank #1: Episode 82: OK Then

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Whether the Web is yesterday’s news, a possible new approach to law and order, resolving conflicts, and some surprisingly useful life hacks.

00:00:37 Is the Web irrelevant now
00:09:12 Should we apply a git-style approach to improve laws?
00:16:52 Is it wrong to take the blame when it's not your fault?
00:29:26 What's your best life hack?

Jan 03 2020

41mins

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Rank #2: Episode 78: Ctrl V

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Paying attention to all the Linux users we never hear from, being less clever than we thought, and our biggest fears.

Plus alternatives to copy paste, and whether Popey loves pink.

00:00:44 Would the Web/Internet be better or worse if the concept of copy and paste had never been invented?
00:07:29 What are you afraid of?
00:13:51 Is it time to stop ignoring the vast silent majority of Linux users?
00:27:37 What's your favourite colour and why?
00:34:54 Have you ever had a genius idea that turned out to be spectacularly unoriginal?

Nov 08 2019

43mins

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Rank #3: Episode 80: Imaginary Turkey

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Talking to ourselves, delicious family meals, and the complexities of modern work.

Plus inexpensive acquisitions, the price we put on security, and popey refusing to answer the simplest of questions.

00:00:26 Is turkey dinner really worth the effort?
00:06:33 What's the best bargain you've ever acquired?
00:11:56 If you were given $1,000 for every person you shared your master password with, how many people would you share it with?
00:18:28 Have you ever had an imaginary friend?
00:22:34 Is the gig economy good or bad?
00:29:25 Beer/cider: warm or flat?

Dec 06 2019

36mins

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Rank #4: Episode 65: Dungeons and Distros

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What it takes to make a proper distro, how we send emails, and the constant quest for knowledge.

Plus D&D, and April Fools annoyances.

00:01:00 Email etiquette
00:10:17 #AskError: Thoughts on Dungeons and Dragons?
00:14:00 What does it take to be a proper Linux distro?
00:26:33 #AskError: Do April Fool’s Day tech “jokes” annoy you?
00:32:16 Always learning new things

May 10 2019

42mins

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Rank #5: Episode 58: Stranger Distro Danger

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New JB team member Ell joins us to discuss e-waste, the motivations for our distro choices, and letting children out of your sight.

Plus some solid #AskError questions about food and aliases.

Also check out Joe's new show Choose Linux.

00:00:26 Intro
00:01:26 Computer sustainability
00:13:17 #AskError: What one meal could you live on for the rest of your life?
00:17:06 Distro choice
00:25:09 #AskError: What is your favorite bash alias? If you aren't heavy alias users - why?
00:29:30 Independent children

Special Guest: Ell Marquez.

Feb 01 2019

41mins

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Rank #6: Episode 63: Linux Without Borders

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Where bad feeling and rivalry in the FOSS world actually originates, what we should be teaching our kids, and the violence that underlies everything around us.

Plus Joe is a lazy swine, and dodgy VPN providers.

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00:00:33 FOSS Rivalry
00:10:27 #AskError: How often do you clean your tech and with what tools?
00:13:11 Teaching kids to code
00:24:09 #AskError: Are all VPN providers as shady as they seem?
00:32:43 All property is theft

Apr 12 2019

42mins

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Rank #7: Episode 70: Old and Insecure

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Whether Linux is inherently secure, the next phase of online interaction, and wasting our free time.

Plus where to focus your contributions, and a tricky hypothetical question.

00:00:53 Without security through obscurity, would Linux make for a more secure desktop than Windows etc?
00:08:19 #AskError: Would you rather be old and rich or young and poor?
00:18:37 What will the next form of social interaction online look like?
00:27:18 #AskError: If you had to choose between contributing to an Ubuntu flavour or the desktop environment it uses, which do you contribute to?
00:31:17 Do you need to structure your free time in order not to waste it?

Jul 19 2019

37mins

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Rank #8: Episode 57: Free To Succeed?

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Is the decision to listen to this really up to you, or is it predetermined by chemistry and physics? Can mobile Linux ever succeed beyond a small niche?

Plus hoarding physical media, terrible books, and extreme weather.

00:00:35 #AskError: What's the worst book you've ever read?
00:04:45 Physical media vs streaming
00:11:29 Can mobile Linux ever succeed?
00:27:02 #AskError: If you could get rid of summer and winter and just have a single meh season, would you do it?
00:32:25 Is free will an illusion?

Jan 18 2019

41mins

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Rank #9: Episode 77: Blinking Eye Patches

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Tech mistakes, communicating with spouses, and why you shouldn't let popey drive you anywhere.

Plus patching humans as if they were code, back to basics web browsing, cold drinks, and conkers.


00:00:31 Is there anything you close your eyes while doing that other people might think is odd?
00:04:32 What's your biggest or most significant tech blunder?
00:11:09 What's your favorite thing about your least favorite season, and your least favorite thing about your favorite season?
00:16:55 If humans were code and you could patch a bug/feature/issue which exists in most humans, what would it be, and what would you "fix"?
00:23:29 If your preferred search engine offered a function to exclude all websites utilizing anything other than HTML and CSS - would you use it?
00:27:16 Somewhere there’s a sliding scale in your mind of when a partner deserves to be in on a choice. Where does that begin and why?

Oct 25 2019

38mins

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Rank #10: Episode 60: Disturbing Messages

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How to deal with Internet drama in the Linux world, the rise of live streaming, and disturbing people with messages and calls.

Plus preparing for end times, and the best moment of Joe's life.

00:00:25 #AskError: What's your biggest claim to fame?
00:03:47 Internet drama and Linux
00:15:31 #AskError: If you send someone a message and it disturbs them, whose fault is it?
00:22:46 On demand vs live streaming
00:32:25 #AskError: Should you prepare for the apocalypse?

Mar 01 2019

36mins

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Rank #11: Episode 61: Faith in Microsoft

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Maybe it's finally time to cut Microsoft some slack, the pace of technological change, and what a couple of common terms actually mean.

Plus Joe fails to convince the others about his favourite movie, and one of the deepest questions that you can ask.

00:00:12 Is it time to give Microsoft the benefit of the doubt on their Linux love?
00:08:34 #AskError: If you could only watch one film for the rest of your life, what would it be?
00:12:38 Is technological change really accelerating?
00:24:27 #AskError: What's the difference between UX and UI and why do you get so annoyed when people confuse them or lump them together?
00:28:07 Why don't you believe in God or follow a religion?

Mar 15 2019

46mins

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Rank #12: Episode 79: Is Vegan TV Art?

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Disposing of hard drives, what a TV really is, and the veganism of software.

Plus the serious business of coffee, why modern music sucks, and making Popey feel bad.

00:00:28 With better technology, why don’t we necessarily see better art?
00:08:43 Is Linux (or FOSS) the vegan option within software?
00:13:23 Do you own a TV?
00:20:03 How do you prepare your coffee?
00:24:45 How do you forgive yourself?
00:31:58 How do you dispose of your old hard drives for security purposes?

Nov 22 2019

39mins

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Rank #13: Episode 81: Larry Two-tails

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The future of Internet video, the best way to develop open source software, skills vs talents, and our favourite types of animal companions.

00:00:24 What is likely to knock YouTube off its iron throne?
00:09:12 Is it really Open Source software if it’s not developed collaboratively?
00:20:54 What's the one thing you wish you could do well but are terrible at?
00:33:18 Dogs or cats?

Dec 20 2019

39mins

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Rank #14: Episode 64: Abandoned Support

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Why Linux doesn't just work on all hardware, criticism of your field, and the ethics of acquiring old software.

Plus venturing outside, and how we install unusual applications.

00:00:37 Why is hardware support so terrible?
00:12:21 #AskError: How much time do you spend outside?
00:16:08 If you're wedded to a concept or axiom for your job, is there any way you can be objective about criticism of your field?
00:26:13 #AskError: If an application you want is not available in your distro’s repo, which community package would you choose and why?
00:31:54 Is it ok to pirate abandonware?

Apr 26 2019

44mins

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Rank #15: Episode 71: Duvets Are Not Tech

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It's another #AskError special! Sleep tech, missing apps on Linux, a deep question, and much more.

00:00:36 What sleep tech do you use?
00:07:59 What’s the first thing you’d do if you won the lottery?
00:13:30 What one application is completely missing on Linux?
00:17:15 Do you ever use default folders like documents, pictures, music etc?
00:25:47 What’s in your conference bag?
00:29:38 What is love?

Aug 02 2019

39mins

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Rank #16: Episode 56: A Good Walled Garden

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Android vs iOS, turning users into contributors, and good vs bad in the world.

00:00:29 #AskError: What Linux-related opinion makes you completely disregard anything that person says?
00:03:10 iOS vs Android
00:15:35 How do we turn more users into contributors?
00:30:45 Is there more good or bad in the world?

Jan 04 2019

42mins

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Rank #17: Episode 59: Data Conspiracy RISC

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Is the great hope for open hardware actually going to materialize or is RISC-V just hype? Are some conspiracy theories worth more than just passing disdain?

Plus hoarding all your own tracking data, and some great #AskError questions.

00:00:18 #AskError: What's the best decade for music?
00:04:13 RISC-V
00:12:43 Collecting our own data
00:24:02 #AskError: Pain for principles - where's your threshold?
00:30:24 Conspiracy theories

Feb 15 2019

39mins

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Rank #18: Episode 55: Great News, We Lied

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Whether new users have to suffer the pain of the command line, lying about Santa, and the best tech news of 2018.

Plus we learn whether Dan is a hipster, and more.

00:00:40 #AskError: What will self-driving cars be called?
00:02:02 Lying to children about Santa
00:09:19 Do new users still need to learn how to use the command line?
00:19:36 #AskError: How much do you spend getting your hair cut and how often?
00:23:57 The best tech news stories of the year

Dec 21 2018

39mins

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Rank #19: Episode 75: Memelord

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Being a good FOSS citizen, forcing popey to answer stupid questions, and personal freedom vs societal harm.

Plus paying for podcasts, and how many domains we all own.

00:00:34 What do you owe to upstream?
00:11:14 Should all drugs be legal?
00:20:57 Would you ever subscribe to a paywalled podcast?
00:25:24 How many domain names do you own?
00:30:42 What are your favourite and least favourite memes?

Sep 27 2019

39mins

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Rank #20: Episode 74: Splitting Fun and Profit

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It's another #AskError episode. The finances of social situations and FOSS projects, automated vehicles, and ways to cheer up.

Plus bad language, and being late.

Check out Linux Headlines and Self Hosted

00:01:22 How do you deal with splitting up money with friends after a group trip/bbq/dinner?
00:06:20 What’s the best way to organise the finances for a FOSS project?
00:14:49 Do you swear in front of your family and, if not, why not?
00:22:22 Would you ride in an automated car that has no human input or override?
00:26:03 What do you do to feel better when you feel upset?
00:29:16 Would you rather always be 10 minutes late or always be 20 minutes early?

Sep 13 2019

36mins

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Episode 88: Well, Actually

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The details that make a great distro, things that make us wince, smug people online, great photos, imposter syndrome, and more.

00:00:27 Do you ever get imposter syndrome?
00:08:16 What's your unusual "fingernails on chalkboard" equivalent?
00:12:26 What gives a Linux distro that feeling of polish?
00:23:16 What's your favorite photograph?
00:28:12 How do you feel when someone chimes in online with "well, actually…"?

Mar 27 2020

36mins

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Episode 87: AksError

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Apps that make us feel old, emotional songs, using actual paper, evolution of language, IRC channels we never look at, and more.

00:00:35 Do any songs trigger you to cry?
00:05:40 How many communication channels is it possible to keep up with?
00:11:25 Do you own a 2d printer? What was the last thing you printed out?
00:17:22 In an ever-shrinking world, should we drop tradition and use the easiest and most logical spellings and pronunciations?
00:25:52 Which hugely popular apps or websites do you just not get?

Mar 13 2020

36mins

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Episode 86: \o/

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Whether open source needs to be a complete experience, a deep need for conflict, preferred social media, and our favorite emoji.

00:00:30 Why do you prefer Twitter over Facebook?
00:07:57 Can Linux on the desktop ever succeed without a full ecosystem?
00:18:32 Hoodies: zip or no zip?
00:22:26 Do people really want all the drama to calm down?
00:29:40 What's your most commonly used emoji?

Feb 28 2020

37mins

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Episode 85: Name Your Shoes

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Open source at work, learning languages, naming cars, and innovations that haven't appropriately delivered.

Plus permission vs apologies, who has the most shoes, and more.

00:01:33 Does your car have a name?
00:06:56 How do I convince my employer to adopt open source software?
00:14:00 Is it better to ask permission or beg forgiveness?
00:18:40 How many pairs of shoes do you own?
00:25:00 If you were to learn a foreign language, which one would it be and why?
00:28:52 What innovation should have changed the world, but didn't?

Feb 14 2020

39mins

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Episode 84: Useless Dreams

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Whether we'd use Windows if it was FOSS, pointless tech, bathing habits, useless jobs, annoying popey with dream stories, and more.

00:00:45 What desirable tech does everyone else want, but you don't see the point of?
00:06:17 What’s the most useless job that you’d still be willing to do?
00:10:34 If Windows was released as open source, would you start using it?
00:18:34 Bath or shower?
00:24:58 Is there any software which is feature complete that you use on a regular basis?
00:31:54 When describing a dream, how many sentences are too many?

Jan 31 2020

37mins

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Episode 83: No, But

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Context switching, improving Linux conferences, a positive approach to life, what makes us cringe, and more.

#ErrorAsk: What's the dumbest idea for an app that you can come up with?

00:03:24 Have you ever met your own doppelganger?
00:06:55 Can you just jump right in to each type of task, or do you have a ritual before?
00:13:12 What’s missing from Linux and open source conferences?
00:23:53 Should you “yes, and” life?
00:33:37 What makes you cringe?

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Jan 17 2020

40mins

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Episode 82: OK Then

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Whether the Web is yesterday’s news, a possible new approach to law and order, resolving conflicts, and some surprisingly useful life hacks.

00:00:37 Is the Web irrelevant now
00:09:12 Should we apply a git-style approach to improve laws?
00:16:52 Is it wrong to take the blame when it's not your fault?
00:29:26 What's your best life hack?

Jan 03 2020

41mins

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Episode 81: Larry Two-tails

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The future of Internet video, the best way to develop open source software, skills vs talents, and our favourite types of animal companions.

00:00:24 What is likely to knock YouTube off its iron throne?
00:09:12 Is it really Open Source software if it’s not developed collaboratively?
00:20:54 What's the one thing you wish you could do well but are terrible at?
00:33:18 Dogs or cats?

Dec 20 2019

39mins

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Episode 80: Imaginary Turkey

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Talking to ourselves, delicious family meals, and the complexities of modern work.

Plus inexpensive acquisitions, the price we put on security, and popey refusing to answer the simplest of questions.

00:00:26 Is turkey dinner really worth the effort?
00:06:33 What's the best bargain you've ever acquired?
00:11:56 If you were given $1,000 for every person you shared your master password with, how many people would you share it with?
00:18:28 Have you ever had an imaginary friend?
00:22:34 Is the gig economy good or bad?
00:29:25 Beer/cider: warm or flat?

Dec 06 2019

36mins

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Episode 79: Is Vegan TV Art?

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Disposing of hard drives, what a TV really is, and the veganism of software.

Plus the serious business of coffee, why modern music sucks, and making Popey feel bad.

00:00:28 With better technology, why don’t we necessarily see better art?
00:08:43 Is Linux (or FOSS) the vegan option within software?
00:13:23 Do you own a TV?
00:20:03 How do you prepare your coffee?
00:24:45 How do you forgive yourself?
00:31:58 How do you dispose of your old hard drives for security purposes?

Nov 22 2019

39mins

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Episode 78: Ctrl V

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Paying attention to all the Linux users we never hear from, being less clever than we thought, and our biggest fears.

Plus alternatives to copy paste, and whether Popey loves pink.

00:00:44 Would the Web/Internet be better or worse if the concept of copy and paste had never been invented?
00:07:29 What are you afraid of?
00:13:51 Is it time to stop ignoring the vast silent majority of Linux users?
00:27:37 What's your favourite colour and why?
00:34:54 Have you ever had a genius idea that turned out to be spectacularly unoriginal?

Nov 08 2019

43mins

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Episode 77: Blinking Eye Patches

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Tech mistakes, communicating with spouses, and why you shouldn't let popey drive you anywhere.

Plus patching humans as if they were code, back to basics web browsing, cold drinks, and conkers.


00:00:31 Is there anything you close your eyes while doing that other people might think is odd?
00:04:32 What's your biggest or most significant tech blunder?
00:11:09 What's your favorite thing about your least favorite season, and your least favorite thing about your favorite season?
00:16:55 If humans were code and you could patch a bug/feature/issue which exists in most humans, what would it be, and what would you "fix"?
00:23:29 If your preferred search engine offered a function to exclude all websites utilizing anything other than HTML and CSS - would you use it?
00:27:16 Somewhere there’s a sliding scale in your mind of when a partner deserves to be in on a choice. Where does that begin and why?

Oct 25 2019

38mins

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Episode 76: Ghost, Meat, or Block?

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Our first computers, the future of food, and ethical sources of funds.

Plus the spooky reason that Popey unfollowed Joe.

00:00:24 What was the first computer you ever used?
00:11:13 Do you believe in ghosts?
00:15:28 Would you eat "clean meat"?
00:23:18 Ignore, mute, or block?
00:27:45 Should we refuse to take money from anyone we may object to?

Oct 11 2019

38mins

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Episode 75: Memelord

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Being a good FOSS citizen, forcing popey to answer stupid questions, and personal freedom vs societal harm.

Plus paying for podcasts, and how many domains we all own.

00:00:34 What do you owe to upstream?
00:11:14 Should all drugs be legal?
00:20:57 Would you ever subscribe to a paywalled podcast?
00:25:24 How many domain names do you own?
00:30:42 What are your favourite and least favourite memes?

Sep 27 2019

39mins

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Episode 74: Splitting Fun and Profit

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It's another #AskError episode. The finances of social situations and FOSS projects, automated vehicles, and ways to cheer up.

Plus bad language, and being late.

Check out Linux Headlines and Self Hosted

00:01:22 How do you deal with splitting up money with friends after a group trip/bbq/dinner?
00:06:20 What’s the best way to organise the finances for a FOSS project?
00:14:49 Do you swear in front of your family and, if not, why not?
00:22:22 Would you ride in an automated car that has no human input or override?
00:26:03 What do you do to feel better when you feel upset?
00:29:16 Would you rather always be 10 minutes late or always be 20 minutes early?

Sep 13 2019

36mins

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Episode 73: Stealing the Top Bunk

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Another #AskError special. Sleeping arrangements, hypothetical distro infrastructure, and IT milestones.

Plus bad habits, frugality, and breaking the law.

You can listen to an outtake from this show on Jupiter Extras

00:00:52 Top bunk or bottom bunk?
00:02:59 How would the distro landscape change if Ubuntu didn't allow other distros to use their infrastructure/repos?
00:14:31 Are there any things that you are irrationality frugal/tight/stingy with?
00:18:01 What's the best thing to happen in IT since you started using computers?
00:24:28 What's your worst habit?
00:27:35 If you knew could definitely get away with one crime, what would it be?

Aug 30 2019

35mins

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Episode 72: Sliding Politics

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Dealing with users who hate change, dumb phones, and different approaches to social media consumption.

Plus infidelity, the state of the world, and consequences of small decisions.

00:00:16 #AskError: Do you read everything or follow all the people?
00:04:53 Changing software and user backlash
00:10:12 #AskError: Hypothetically speaking, do you think it was easier to be unfaithful in a relationship 20 years ago or now?
00:18:07 Dumb phone trope
00:24:54 #AskError: Do you have a 'Sliding Doors' moment in your past?
00:30:31 Will polarised politics last forever?

Aug 16 2019

40mins

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Episode 71: Duvets Are Not Tech

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It's another #AskError special! Sleep tech, missing apps on Linux, a deep question, and much more.

00:00:36 What sleep tech do you use?
00:07:59 What’s the first thing you’d do if you won the lottery?
00:13:30 What one application is completely missing on Linux?
00:17:15 Do you ever use default folders like documents, pictures, music etc?
00:25:47 What’s in your conference bag?
00:29:38 What is love?

Aug 02 2019

39mins

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Episode 70: Old and Insecure

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Whether Linux is inherently secure, the next phase of online interaction, and wasting our free time.

Plus where to focus your contributions, and a tricky hypothetical question.

00:00:53 Without security through obscurity, would Linux make for a more secure desktop than Windows etc?
00:08:19 #AskError: Would you rather be old and rich or young and poor?
00:18:37 What will the next form of social interaction online look like?
00:27:18 #AskError: If you had to choose between contributing to an Ubuntu flavour or the desktop environment it uses, which do you contribute to?
00:31:17 Do you need to structure your free time in order not to waste it?

Jul 19 2019

37mins

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Episode 69: Partner Password Policy

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How many users distros actually have, automating our homes, and the importance of common views and interests with our partners.

Plus Popey discovers a new way to annoy Joe, and sharing passwords with loved ones.

00:00:29 Distro User Numbers
00:13:17 #AskError: do you get annoyed by people who use "last seen recently"?
00:19:20 Home Automation
00:29:16 #AskError: do you share any accounts or passwords with your partner?
00:34:45 The importance of having things in common with your life partner

Jul 05 2019

42mins

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iTunes Ratings

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Like Nothing Else

By Erich1527 - Jul 07 2017
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Being a huge consumer of Jupiter Broadcasting, its great to see the whole crew sitting down and talking about...everything.

Best podcast ever!

By Octocpp - Jun 03 2017
Read more
I really enjoy hearing Chris, Rikai and Noah sharing their life experiences regarding Technology, Small Business, Linux, and anything in between. They throw around some of the most intruiging ideas and tips, that allow me to take away many valuable lessons from every episode.