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Hacker Public Radio is an podcast that releases shows every weekday Monday through Friday. Our shows are produced by the community (you) and can be on any topic that are of interest to hackers and hobbyists.

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Hacker Public Radio is an podcast that releases shows every weekday Monday through Friday. Our shows are produced by the community (you) and can be on any topic that are of interest to hackers and hobbyists.

    HPR3870: Texas

    HPR3870: Texas

    Our stay in Presidio was a nice one, and we enjoyed the companionship
    at the RV park. This gave us access to the Big Bend Ranch State Park,
    and we had a few good outings there. But we wanted to visit the Big Bend
    National Park, which was not as reachable as we would like, so we booked
    a few days in Alpine, Texas. This turned out to be fortuitous for an
    important repair. And after seeing the National Park it was time to head
    back to Michigan. We had a long but very nice trip, but as always at the
    end of a trip we look forward to being back in our home and sleeping in
    our bed.


    HPR3869: 5 minute war game

    HPR3869: 5 minute war game

    Grab some toy soldiers (Games Workshop, BattleTech, Lego, whatever), a handful of six-sided dice, and clear off a 20x20 cm space on your desk.

    Arrange the soldiers within the play area. Place 3d6 by each soldier.

    On its turn, a soldier may move or attack. Never both.

    To attack, remove 1d6 from a soldier's dice pool and roll it. Ranged attacks hit on 4 or greater. Melee attacks hit on 3 or greater.

    When a soldier takes damage, remove 1 die from its dice pool.

    When a soldier's dice pool is reduced by damage to 0 or less, tip it on its side to signify that it is dead.

    The last soldier or soldiers left standing when there are no dice in the play area wins.

    These rules are Creative Commons CC BY-SA 4.0, but you can also download them from Itch.io

    HPR3868: News.

    HPR3868: News.


    If you like it, help me name it.
    Article: Cambria
    County Woman Charged With Conspiracy To Commit Health Care

    Author: U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of
    Pennsylvania. (2023, May 11).

    The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of
    Pennsylvania announced that Florentina Mayko, age 39, of Cambria County,
    Pennsylvania, was charged by criminal information with one count of
    conspiracy to commit health care fraud for defrauding Medicare and the
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services between 2017 and

    Article: Congressman
    George Santos Charged with Fraud, Money Laundering, Theft of Public
    Funds, and False Statements.

    Author: U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of
    New York. (2023, May 10).

    A 13-count indictment was unsealed today in the United States
    District Court for the Eastern District of New York charging George
    Anthony Devolder Santos, better known as “George Santos,” a United
    States Congressman representing the Third District of New York, with
    seven counts of wire fraud, three counts of money laundering, one count
    of theft of public funds, and two counts of making materially false
    statements to the House of Representatives.

    Article: New York Man
    Admits Credit Card Fraud.

    Author: U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New
    Jersey. (2023, May 10).

    During 2015, Lourenco opened 23 credit cards using the identities of
    three victims he had befriended, two of whom were senior citizens.
    Lourenco’s victims did not know he was using their identities to obtain
    the credit cards, nor did they authorize Lourenco to obtain the credit
    cards. Lourenco used the 23 credit cards to make more than $423,000 in
    unauthorized purchases. He also used the debit card for a joint bank
    account belonging to two of the victims to make an additional $57,000 in
    unauthorized charges. Lourenco admitted that he knew at least one of his
    victims was a vulnerable victim when he used the victim’s identity to
    commit his crime.

    Article: Okmulgee
    County Resident Sentenced For Brutal Murder.

    Author: U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of
    Oklahoma. (2023, May 9).

    Lewis pleaded guilty to Murder in Indian Country—Second Degree on
    September 30, 2021. The investigation of the case revealed Lewis beat
    the victim to death with a television and a coat rack after an evening
    of drinking at the victim’s apartment. Police investigating an Emergency
    Medical Services call discovered the victim lying on the floor of his
    apartment and Lewis covered in the victim’s blood.

    Article: California
    Man Convicted of Health Care Kickback Conspiracy.

    HPR3867: Leap 15.4 Docker Install

    HPR3867: Leap 15.4 Docker Install

    Hi Team hope you guys are great.
    I did an upgrade from 15.3 to 15.4 in leap.
    Then I installed docker.
    The hello word container
    And then the ubuntu bash container.

    HPR3866: Introducing myself

    HPR3866: Introducing myself

    Hello, my name is André Jaenisch. You can find myself online under
    Ryuno-Ki as well.
    This is my first episode on Hacker Public Radio!
    It is recorded on 8th May 2023 using Audacity.
    It is published under a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 4.0
    International License.
    Today I want to introduce myself.
    I'm a web developer for ten years now and recently turned into a
    My area of expertise is with Frontend technologies, although I also know
    Node.js and Python. I taught myself these languages because my studies
    in mathematics did not cover them.
    During my studies I switched to GNU/Linux. I started with Ubuntu but
    discovered that I prefer Rolling Release distributions more. So I jumped
    to Sabayon Linux which was based on Gentoo back then but pre-compiled
    the binaries while staying compatible. Now they decided to turn into
    another direction so I was looking for another home. I tried Gecko Linux
    based on openSUSE for a while until they had bad news in the press. I'm
    currently running Kaisen Linux which is based on Debian Bookworm.
    Speaking of, I love to read. I have whole shelves filled with books
    There is so much to learn from books even in the age of the Internet. I
    enjoy that they have a finite amount of content you can walk
    I learned about Hacker Public Radio at FOSDEM 2023. When I mentioned
    that I have a RODE NT-USB microphone at home already I was encouraged to
    contribute to the show. Now I have been listening to the podcast since
    the beginning of the year and already heard some of the emergency shows.
    I noticed that the hackers on the show are mainly from the United
    States. I hope you welcome people from other parts of the world as
    I'm from Germany in Europe. A beautiful place to live and I bet as
    diverse as in the States when it comes to the landscape. We have more
    than Berlin and Bavaria here!
    I'm not quite sure what kind of content you would love to hear about.
    I have the requested topics page in front of me and could talk about
    different items. For example, my first smartphone ever was a Firefox OS
    (I still have it. As well as a tablet).
    I switched to Android with F-Droid when Mozilla was cancelling the
    project. I'm running on a Fairphone here, which is a small Dutch
    manufacturer that already managed to move the whole industry into a more
    sustainable direction. Because we produce lots of waste. So I could talk
    about that.
    Or I could talk about building things for the web. Usually I blog
    about that because I feel like text feels more natural to it. But then I
    saw that some episodes contained code snippets in the show notes.
    I could talk about mathematics. We don't have enough podcasts about
    math! My focus was on statistics and numerics so that might be
    What I would love to hear more about is music theory. You see I
    haven't learned to play an instrument in my life. Mainly because those
    are expensive. My personal taste goes more into heavy metal but I'm not
    sure whether you would call me a fan. What does make a metalhead anyway?
    But in order to improve my game development having some sort of music
    and sound effects is important. So I was really enjoying the episode
    3792 on reading music sheets. I lend some books on the library to learn
    more. These subjects weren't covered in depth in my school days!
    Another subject I would like to learn more about is electronics.
    Especially repairing one's computers. Look, I'm using ThinkPads since
    years now. I have a X250 (from FOSDEM) in current use. But I also have a
    X200 and a T520 gathering dust here. Mainly because something „broke”
    with the hardware and I'm too afraid to crack them open.
    Then there's a HP Pavilion standing under my desk to wait for repair.
    And even one of the old machines from the DOS era with an original
    Lemmings installed! But I have no idea how to refurbish them into a
    bootable st

    HPR3865: When did the Internet get so boring?

    HPR3865: When did the Internet get so boring?

    You can run a Gopher or Gemini site on SDF

    You can see some Gemini sites on gem.sdf.org

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Andrew Erickson ,

This is real Open Source

With a different host every day, you get people's once every few month bit of tech awesomeness every day, not oh no we have to do a show, let's throw something together. Great job on this show community. Way to go open source podcasting.

JDanielPeel ,

Mixed bag, at best

Some of it is moderately interesting from time to time. But after just listening to a guy (probably drunkenly,) ramble about installing an SSD and 16 gigs of RAM into a decade old MacBook for 18 minutes straight, I can't recommend. (Real hacker stuff, that...) There's plenty of better podcasts that are more consistent and technology-focused out there.

ahalbert ,

Hit or Miss, but worth subscribing to

This is a community based radio show, so anyone can make their own podcast for HPR. This results in variable quality, with shows that cover a topic well, to shows that are uninformative or banal, like "What's in my bag today". Since the topics covered are so broad, some of them will not be relevant to you. I personally don't care much for the libre office podcasts, but a libre office user would find them helpful. Still, I enjoyed and learned from many of the shows featured here.

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