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Hacker Culture

Jaron Swab, a software engineer, shares tips around Linux, programming, and open source. So you can stay on top of your privacy, security, and productivity. Discover what it means to be a hacker from a self taught software engineer. You'll learn how to land a tech job, amp up your computer efficiency, and leave behind the walled gardens of big tech. Since 2005, Jaron has exercised his love for coding and taking technology into his own hands. It's Jaron and a microphone; a one on one approach you won't want to miss. Hit subscribe and start taking control of your technology.

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Let's Learn Bash! Tutorial 001

This is a start to a series all about bash and scripting for the terminal. There are lots of commands to cover but today is all about the basics. Don't forget, head over to hackerculture.us and sign up so you never miss and episode. This podcast is ad-free. Please consider supporting the show at: hackerculture.us/support

12mins

9 Mar 2018

Rank #1

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What Is Linux? (A Brief Intro)

Linux is the future, free as in freedom, massive customization, and the challenge.Don't forget, head over to hackerculture.us and sign up so you never miss and episode.This podcast is ad-free. Please consider supporting the show at: hackerculture.us/support

19mins

12 Sep 2017

Rank #2

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ubPorts & Ubuntu Touch

I got a free Nexus 5 so I decided to load up Ubuntu Touch. Don't forget, head over to hackerculture.us and sign up so you never miss and episode. This podcast is ad-free. Please consider supporting the show at: hackerculture.us/support

7mins

10 Nov 2019

Rank #3

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Encryption & Quantum Computers

What is encryption, why does it matter, will quantum computers kill all our encrypted data, and should we worry?Don't forget, head over to hackerculture.us and sign up so you never miss and episode.This podcast is ad-free. Please consider supporting the show at: hackerculture.us/support

18mins

13 Sep 2017

Rank #4

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Matrix: Decentralized Communication

"Welcome to Matrix: An open network for secure, decentralized communication." Don't forget, head over to hackerculture.us and sign up so you never miss and episode. This podcast is ad-free. Please consider supporting the show at: hackerculture.us/support

20mins

11 Mar 2019

Rank #5

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YaCy: How To Search The Internet In Freedom and Privacy

We mentioned YaCy in the past episode titled "Peer-To-Peer: Our Only Hope." Today we are getting more in-depth with YaCy and why it is essential. We, as internet users, need to be mindful of who is using our data and how. Does it benefit us to give up our information and privacy?Don't forget, head over to hackerculture.us and sign up so you never miss and episode.This podcast is ad-free. Please consider supporting the show at: hackerculture.us/support

8mins

27 Feb 2018

Rank #6

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Passphrases: What To Know

All about why passphrases are better than passwords, why its important, how to make them great, and when to use them.Don't forget, head over to hackerculture.us and sign up so you never miss and episode.This podcast is ad-free. Please consider supporting the show at: hackerculture.us/support

23mins

14 Sep 2017

Rank #7

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You VPN Is Not Enough

A VPN is an encrypted tunnel between your computer and the internet  at large. They exist to allow employees access to internal intranets of a  company to do work remotely.That's it.They are merely a tunnel and not a means to keep your data/metadata  private. Any VPN provider you use can see what you access, how often,  and for how long. It's not hard either; I do this in my own home from  time to time with a program called Wireshark; cause I'm a nerd.Just being on a VPN does not make your data private. Don't forget, head over to hackerculture.us and sign up so you never miss and episode. This podcast is ad-free. Please consider supporting the show at: hackerculture.us/support

23mins

7 Jan 2019

Rank #8

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VPNs Are Awesome And You Should Be Using One

VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. It is virtual since the computer acts like it is on another network when on your normal connection. The private part is where this matters to you. The VPN has end-to-end encryption so while you are connected to the VPN the data is jumbled and unreadable to any onlooker.Don't forget, head over to hackerculture.us and sign up so you never miss and episode.This podcast is ad-free. Please consider supporting the show at: hackerculture.us/support

9mins

23 Feb 2018

Rank #9

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Hash Algorithms & Cryptography

Cryptography & Hash Algorithms: The basics • Cryptography & Hash Algorithms: Intro to Crypto • Cryptography & Hash Algorithms: Degree of Difficulty • Cryptography & Hash Algorithms: ApplicationDon't forget, head over to hackerculture.us and sign up so you never miss and episode.This podcast is ad-free. Please consider supporting the show at: hackerculture.us/support

25mins

18 Sep 2017

Rank #10

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How To Type Unicode With Any Keyboard!

"Unicode is a computing industry standard for the consistent encoding, representation, and handling of text expressed in most of the world's writing systems. The standard is maintained by the Unicode Consortium, and as of  June 2018 the most recent version, Unicode 11.0, contains a repertoire of 137,439 characters covering 146 modern and historic scripts, as well as multiple symbol sets and emoji." - Wikipedia Don't forget, head over to hackerculture.us and sign up so you never miss and episode. This podcast is ad-free. Please consider supporting the show at: hackerculture.us/support

14mins

11 Feb 2019

Rank #11

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Internet Security & Privacy

Passwords, extensions, VPNs, web browsers, email, and search.Don't forget, head over to hackerculture.us and sign up so you never miss and episode.This podcast is ad-free. Please consider supporting the show at: hackerculture.us/support

18mins

3 Oct 2017

Rank #12

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From Google Free To OnePlus 6T

For the past year, I was using the OnePlus 3T without any Google apps or services. Now I picked up the OnePlus 6T and am figuring out a balance between extreme privacy and convince. Don't forget, head over to hackerculture.us and sign up so you never miss and episode. This podcast is ad-free. Please consider supporting the show at: hackerculture.us/support

18mins

5 Nov 2018

Rank #13

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I'm Rethinking RSS

After some thinking about the current state of social media and mass email lists, RSS came to mind, and it's actually a much better alternative for privacy. No data collection, no feed manipulation, no email newsletters. It's like someone from the future went to the past and gave us the answer to subscribing to creators without giving our away every detail about our lives. Don't forget, head over to hackerculture.us and sign up so you never miss and episode. This podcast is ad-free. Please consider supporting the show at: hackerculture.us/support

14mins

19 Nov 2018

Rank #14

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Tmux: Desktop In The Terminal!

What is tmux • Using tmux • Tmux windows and panesDon't forget, head over to hackerculture.us and sign up so you never miss and episode.This podcast is ad-free. Please consider supporting the show at: hackerculture.us/support

14mins

24 Oct 2017

Rank #15

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Drop Patreon Use Liberapay

Patreon is able to shut down the income of a creator that is flagged by a random user. This is, at times, warranted by the content of the creator but is a very slippery slope. Instead of leaving this source of funding to a company that takes a cut and can shut you down without notice; creators should use a donation platform that respects their privacy, freedom, and is open source. Don't forget, head over to hackerculture.us and sign up so you never miss and episode. This podcast is ad-free. Please consider supporting the show at: hackerculture.us/support

15mins

17 Dec 2018

Rank #16

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How To Increase Android App Privacy

"The idea behind it is to provide a secure way to browse popular webapps by eliminating referrers, 3rd party requests, insecure HTTP requests, etc. It accomplishes this by providing a sandbox for multiple webapps. Each web app will run in it's own sandbox, with 3rd party requests blocked, and all external links opening in an external default web browser. Home screen shortcuts can be created to any of the saved webapps." - Toby Kurien, creator of WebApps Sandboxed Browser. Don't forget, head over to hackerculture.us and sign up so you never miss and episode. This podcast is ad-free. Please consider supporting the show at: hackerculture.us/support

17mins

25 Feb 2019

Rank #17

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Webapps Sandboxed Revisited

Last week we talked about a new app I found called Webapps Sandboxed. This week I talk about what it was like using it for as many apps as possible. Don't forget, head over to hackerculture.us and sign up so you never miss and episode. This podcast is ad-free. Please consider supporting the show at: hackerculture.us/support

16mins

5 Mar 2019

Rank #18

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Mythical Keyboard Of Dvorak

Dvorak Simplified Keyboard • My hands hurt on QWERTY • Should you switch to Dvorak?Don't forget, head over to hackerculture.us and sign up so you never miss and episode.This podcast is ad-free. Please consider supporting the show at: hackerculture.us/support

14mins

26 Oct 2017

Rank #19

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Don't Miss Out on Grav: the Open Source CMS!

Grav is a web-based CMS in much the same way that WordPress is web-based. You set up an account on your server and then log in to create posts, pages, upload media, or add plugins. But, it's much more tailored to the kind of person I am than WordPress. Don't forget, head over to hackerculture.us and sign up so you never miss and episode. This podcast is ad-free. Please consider supporting the show at: hackerculture.us/support

17mins

26 Nov 2018

Rank #20