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HPR Volunteers talk about shows released and comments posted in August 2019

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Part of the series: HPR Community News

A monthly look at what has been going on in the HPR community. This is a regular show scheduled for the first Monday of the month.

New hosts

There were no new hosts this month.

Last Month's Shows

Id Day Date Title Host
2869 Thu 2019-08-01 building a bike, following in John Kulp's footsteps Brian in Ohio
2870 Fri 2019-08-02 Hierarchy of Evidence Ahuka
2871 Mon 2019-08-05 HPR Community News for July 2019 HPR Volunteers
2872 Tue 2019-08-06 Shoe Lace Tips MrX
2873 Wed 2019-08-07 Death Angel - Card game tuturto
2874 Thu 2019-08-08 Repair of G.E. Variable Speed Cassette Recorder Jon Kulp
2875 Fri 2019-08-09 cutting up the frames Brian in Ohio
2876 Mon 2019-08-12 Sausage Orzotto Windigo
2877 Tue 2019-08-13 Using Zenity with Pdmenu Dave Morriss
2878 Wed 2019-08-14 Type classes in Haskell tuturto
2879 Thu 2019-08-15 Describing how I listen to podcasts PART 1 MrX
2880 Fri 2019-08-16 Evaluating a Study Ahuka
2881 Mon 2019-08-19 Automatically split album into tracks in Audacity Ken Fallon
2882 Tue 2019-08-20 ONICS Part 1: Basic Commands Gabriel Evenfire
2883 Wed 2019-08-21 Pass the pigs tuturto
2884 Thu 2019-08-22 TASCAM Porta 02 MiniStudio 4-Track Cassette Recorder Demonstration Jon Kulp
2885 Fri 2019-08-23 ONICS Part 2: Filtering and Extraction Gabriel Evenfire
2886 Mon 2019-08-26 INFOSECOND operat0r
2887 Tue 2019-08-27 Stardrifter RPG Playtest Part 01 lostnbronx
2888 Wed 2019-08-28 Pattern matching in Haskell tuturto
2889 Thu 2019-08-29 Describing how I listen to podcasts PART 2 MrX
2890 Fri 2019-08-30 Penguicon 2019 Report Ahuka

Comments this month

These are comments which have been made during the past month, either to shows released during the month or to past shows. There are 19 comments in total.

Past shows

There are 7 comments on 2 previous shows:

  • hpr2859 (2019-07-18) "HPR NYE Show 2018-2019 part 7" by Honkeymagoo.
    • Comment 3: Mike Ray on 2019-08-05: "First hour"

      Ridiculous comments about guns, as usual from most 'leftpondians'.

      In countries where it is very, very difficult to get hold of guns, there are virtually no mass shootings.

      I see Fox News etc, and by etc I mean right wing media, are blaming video games for this last weekends 2 mass shootings.

      Japan is a culture with a deeper video game habit than the US, but there are no mass shootings. Reason? Two-fold, it is not video games doing it, and, more importantly, guns are very rare in Japan.

      If you make it easier for a teenager to buy an assault rifle than it is to buy a six pack, you will get mass shootings.

      Especially when you have a white supremecist as a president.

      And don't give me that shit about needing an AK47 fitted with a 100 round mag to keep the racoons away from your bins

    • Comment 4: MrsXoke on 2019-08-05: "To Mike Ray"

      What is a leftpodian?

      In countries where it is difficult to get guns there are fewer mass shootings, however, there is not less violence. The vehicle for the violence is different. Not the violence.

      I saw one commentator of Fox blame video games, and a number of others ignore or question that belief. Sadly you can't believe anything you see on TV as a whole any more.

      Japan is a culture with deeper roots in family and the importance of morality. They don't necessarily agree with the "to each their own" adage that western society loves. They openly shame anything and anyone that does not fit their norm. Societal acceptance is a major driving force in all that they do. Perhaps that is what is missing? A society enforced moral code and shaming when you don't fit in the box? Is that what we should go back to?

      I don't condone and it isn't easy for a teenager to buy alcohol, drugs, or firearms here. I do believe in education for all of those things. I also know that there are always the ones that get or do these things anyway. Maybe this is where the Japan method comes in? In the past in this nation more homes have guns, and more homes had both parents, and maybe a strong family bond, and parents that enforced social norms helped? I don't know the answer and decades of change would be required and still not provide true proof.

      Why is it that a conversation cannot be held without a person who doesn't like Trump, bringing him up? He really isn't the biggest problem this nation has. He certainly isn't the solution, but isn't the biggest problem. I don't like him either, but lets dispense with using Trump is a racist as a defense for a point of view.

      I live in a country that has a group of people who have decided that they are accepting and tolerant of everyone unless you own guns, have conservative values, attend church and believe in Christian values. This hypocrisy is why there is so much division and hatred. I can't speak for other nations.

    • Comment 5: Mike Ray on 2019-08-06: "To Mike Ray"

      'Leftpondian'. Person who is on the eastern side of the Atlantic, IOW, an American. As opposed to a 'Rightpondian', a person on the eastern side of 'the pond', IOW a European. Not meant as an insult, just a common idiiom.

      You know, Europe, that place where we have no 'right to bare arms' which was written when all guns fired a single shot and then took a minute or so to reload, or when the people you were busy slaughtering in their millions were keen to kill you.

      A time when there were no shopping malls and no enclosed school or college campuses which are easy targets for some evil nutter with an assault rifle, which he or she got out of a vending machine, or so it seems.

      Words that are no longer fit for purpose.

      Can't buy a Kinder Egg, it's a choking hazard to the toddler on the back seat of the car, sitting next to mom's purse, from where he/she can so easily pluck her gun and shoot her in the back of the head.

      1987, Federal government ban steel tipped lawn darts after just ONE toddler is killed by one. But don't take away our right to pack war hardware just in case we have to stop the odd racoon pitching over the dumpsters, despite thousands of young and old alike being killed year on year for no better reason than the power of the gun lobby

      'The best thing to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.' Don't see many examples of this happening

    • Comment 6: Mike Ray on 2019-08-06: "Active shooter drills"

      I understand it is normal in the USA now for many schools to drill the kids on what to do in the event of an active shooter.

      Any society where that is necessary has a fundamental problem.

      There is no justification for the private ownership of automatic or semi automatic weapons.

      And we could all stay silent on the subject of the far right and routinely homophobic, Islamophobic, sexist morons taking over power. But what is that quote? All it takes for evil to flourish is for good men to do nothing. That is a quote so I make no apology for the masculine 'men'. It equally applies to any gender nowadays.

      I believe that part of the constitution that enshrines 'the right to bare arms' was written before repeating weapons even existed. So that part is no longer fit for purpose.

      Here in the UK even owning a hand gun will get you four years in prison, even before you use it to commit any fellony. And we have not had a mass shooting since the 1996 Dunblane massacre that lead to the changes in the law.

      We are certainly not telling our kids "run, tell, hide" or otherwise drilling them on what to do in the event that anything more serious than the wheels falling of the bus occurs

    • Comment 7: Mike Ray on 2019-08-06: "Faith and values"

      And by the way, I do not accept that morality is in decline because of the decline in Church going or church going values. Church goers do not have a monopoly on morality. I have never set foot in a church voluntarily in all my 55 years, but I have a very strong sense of right and rong.

      Some of the things I regard as wrong...shooting people, telling non-whites who were born here to "go back where you came from", sexually assaulting small boys left in my charge, demanding money with evangelical menaces to fund my private jets, refusing to teach evolution in schools, denying the poorest in society medical care to keep taxes for the richest as low as possible

    • Comment 8: folky on 2019-08-08: "You can fastforward"

      Mike and dodddummy, I'm, completly on your side. But you know, you can fastforward. It's not the first time you get such opinions on the NYE-show and nowadays I just jump to the next 10-minute-chunk and if necessary the next, because it's not worth wasting lifetime to listen to it and get upset.

  • hpr2863 (2019-07-24) "Simplified application architectures for improved security" by Beeza.
    • Comment 1: clacke on 2019-08-14: "Dynamic vs static linking doesn't matter"

      Thank you for your thoughts! I started listening thinking I would agree, but I didn't.

      Vulnerabilities do not generally come in through technical details like what style of linking is used. Your attack surface remains the same. Vendoring the code doesn't help either, that's just a distribution and versioning issue.

      The only real way to reduce dependencies is to reduce them; Write the code ourselves, or make sure we fully understand our dependencies.

      Here's an article that goes further into this:

This month's shows

There are 12 comments on 5 of this month's shows:

  • hpr2869 (2019-08-01) "building a bike, following in John Kulp's footsteps" by Brian in Ohio.
    • Comment 1: Jon Kulp on 2019-08-01: "Recycled Recumbents"

  • hpr2876 (2019-08-12) "Sausage Orzotto" by Windigo.
    • Comment 1: Bookewyrmm on 2019-08-12: "Salt"
    • Comment 2: Windigo on 2019-08-17: "Re: Salt"
    • Comment 3: Dave Morriss on 2019-08-20: "Loved this. I was right there with you in the kitchen"

  • hpr2881 (2019-08-19) "Automatically split album into tracks in Audacity" by Ken Fallon.
    • Comment 1: Jonathan Kulp on 2019-08-22: "Automation is nice"

  • hpr2882 (2019-08-20) "ONICS Part 1: Basic Commands" by Gabriel Evenfire.
    • Comment 1: Dave Morriss on 2019-08-22: "Great project and excellent show"

  • hpr2884 (2019-08-22) "TASCAM Porta 02 MiniStudio 4-Track Cassette Recorder Demonstration" by Jon Kulp.
    • Comment 1: Clinton Roy on 2019-08-22: "fantastic"
    • Comment 2: tuturto on 2019-08-22: "awesome"
    • Comment 3: jezra on 2019-08-22: "super fun!"
    • Comment 4: Jon Kulp on 2019-08-22: "By ear"
    • Comment 5: mcnalu on 2019-08-24: "4tracks4TW"
    • Comment 6: Jon Kulp on 2019-08-24: "Can’t bounce"

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