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hpr2376 :: Information Underground: 21st Century Superstar

Released on 2017-09-11 under a CC-BY-SA license.

Deepgeek, Lostnbronx, and Klaatu talk about cultural iconography.

hpr1459 :: Locational Privacy with retrotech-the lowly pager

Released on 2014-03-06 under a CC-BY-SA license.

In this episode, deepgeek suggests that adding and old, and perhaps laughable by modern standards, device to your mobile lifestyle. Deepgeek reveals that said device is the pager, but he eventually gives good reasons for doing so.

The primary reason is that the paging company does not know where you are, so they can't tell "the man" where you are. Other reasons are redundancy and trouble interpreting audio. But in the end, you find out why first responders and medical and fire personal still use these devices, and how you, as a privacy lover, may reap benefits from using this technology also.

Some links mentioned in case you want to follow them...

Duck Duck Go search on locational privacy

"privacy is dead" audio

USA's two remaining paging companies

don't forget to check out resellers for deals, like "free pager with one year prepaid

A good sms via email webpage

hpr1236 :: Lament For httpd

Released on 2013-04-29 under a CC-BY-SA license.

DeepGeek gets all emotional about changing web servers at his web co-op. "Hell, it's just a tool." Not for DeepGeek, who equates moving away from thttpd to the closing of an era! To him, "slick design" can take a backseat to feelings of camaraderie from your fellows on the intwebz any day of the week!

A few well-placed links...

hpr1150 :: Hacking Karma And Reincarnation With The Forgiveness Discipline

Released on 2012-12-28 under a CC-BY-SA license.
I recently ran an educational event for a society concerned with Mysticism 
and as such, gave the first speech. I recorded it "on the fly," so there 
are problems with the recording, and I had to cut a few comments that 
were too soft to be picked up at all by my head-mounted microphone. 

What follows is the script I wrote for the first three-quarters of the 


The first thing to understand is that we are not really discussing the 
traditional idea of forgiveness.  We are talking about a whole new 
ballgame. This really is not your parents idea of forgiveness.  Let's 
have an example of old-school forgiveness.

"Well, you really did it. This is a real, and a really bad, situation, 
and it happens to be your fault. But I'm going to forgive you for what 
you did. You don't deserve this, but I'm just so much more perfect than you, 
I'm going to do this anyway. Because I have Jesus. By the way, you don't.
And you will always be screwing up. You could stop screwing up, but 
you wont. Because your not as great a person as I am. You could begin 
to agree with me about everything, but you won't. You could even 
believe every last thing I believe. But you won't. So, unlike me, 
there is no hope of you going to heaven. I will, but you wont. And 
I might not look sad about this, but I really do feel sorry for you."

For the remainder of the presentation please see

hpr0975 :: Why 16 Cores ?

Released on 2012-04-27 under a CC-BY-SA license.
DeepGeek is on sabbatical but as luck would have it we have one of his regular contributions to fill the gap.
The title says it all.

hpr0809 :: talk geek to me

Released on 2011-09-07 under a CC-BY-SA license.

In todays syndicated Thursday DeepGeek allows us to play TGTM #28 - Segmented Downloading aired on 2011-09-05

“Segmented downloading” is a way of getting your file by getting pieces of your file from different webservers, which mirror each other with identical content. If “bittorrent” comes to mind, then you’re following me. It is essentially using full-fledged webservers as if they were bittorrent seeds. But in order to understand why you would want to do this, you need to understand some things about old-school downloads and some things about bittorrent, before you can understand the “why,” then the “how,” of segmented downloading

For Complete shownotes see

hpr0582 :: Talk Geek To Me #23:Interview:Ken Fallon

Released on 2010-10-26 under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.
In this brief interview, Ken Fallon talks to me about reviving the podfaded Hacker Public Radio (hpr,) and using the right tools for the right job when it comes to building something on the interwebs.

hpr0521 :: Talk Geek to me Ep 07

Released on 2010-02-23 under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.
In this episode I discuss my opinions on Nuclear Power. I give a brief history as well as assess the problems of the Industry.
Closing Music is Stian-2003001.

hpr0514 :: Talk Geek To Me ep 06

Released on 2010-02-10 under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.
Deepgeek reviews the OS "Debian-GNU-KFreeBSD," which is Debian-GNU running with a FreeBSD kernel.
Also covered a latin Free Software news item
Closing Music:Mike Burgess-Audio Love Song

hpr0498 :: Talk Geek To Me Ep 02

Released on 2009-12-25 under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.

Deepgeek discusses upgrading from old style HTML to Modern HTML. He uses, as a feature example, device independence between Cell Phone Micro Browsers and Desktop Browsers like Firefox.

Alternate audio formats are available at

hpr0474 :: Talk Geek To Me Ep 05

Released on 2009-10-30 under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.
DeepGeek gives a software review of the Aria2 download manager.

hpr0462 :: Talk Geek to me Ep 4

Released on 2009-10-08 under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.
The main feature of this episode is a software review of "Lyx," the document processor. A "not a word processor" front end to the powerful Latex typesetting environment, and multiplatform too. Deepgeek also offers updates on his "Beowulf cluster" and "Running Linux on Compact Flash" episodes of HPR. Closing music is "Sevish - Consciousness."

hpr0453 :: Talk Geek to me Ep 2

Released on 2009-09-26 under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.
Deepgeek discusses upgrading from old style HTML to Modern HTML. He uses, as a feature example, device independence between Cell Phone Micro Browsers and Desktop Browsers like Firefox.

hpr0436 :: Talk geek to me ep 01

Released on 2009-09-03 under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.
Deepgeek reviews the webiste mirroring software "Httrack" then puts it to good use by combining it with Cpanels "Entropy Search" to create a custom web search.

hpr0399 :: Talk Geek to Me 1: WebHosting

Released on 2009-07-10 under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.
Episode 00 of Talk Geek To Me, topic is "webhosting."

hpr0378 :: apt-move

Released on 2009-06-11 under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.
Deepgeek talks about apt-move

hpr0355 :: Star Trek

Released on 2009-05-11 under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.
deepgeek reviews star trek

hpr0330 :: Listgarden

Released on 2009-04-06 under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.
deepgeek reviews listgarden an rss generator shownotes:

hpr0309 :: Compiling a linux kernel

Released on 2009-03-06 under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.
Deepgeek briefly gives his impressions of custom compiling a linux kernel.

hpr0289 :: Running Linux on Compact Flash

Released on 2009-02-07 under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.
Shownotes are located on deepgeek's website. Go there for ogg and flac versions as well as full show notes with photographs, mirrors of other podcasts that influenced this one, and an example of /etc/fstab for the project.

hpr0278 :: Squashfs

Released on 2009-01-22 under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.
deepgeek talks about squashfs

hpr0268 :: Lightweight Web Browsing With Arora

Released on 2009-01-08 under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.
Deepgeek continues the lightweight applications series

hpr0245 :: Icewm

Released on 2008-12-08 under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.
Deepgeek reviews "Icewm," the "cool" window manager with an alias, A.K.A., "The imitator." Then Deepgeek goes on to show the solution to a technical problem with it, which is running unsupported WindowMaker Dockapps on it.

Companion article can be found at
An ogg audio version can be found there also.

hpr0233 :: rox-filer

Released on 2008-11-20 under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.
Lightweight apps, Deepgeek reviews "rox-filer," a lightweight gui file manager.
An excellent jumping off point on the web is this link... The add-on for an integrated trash can can be found here...

hpr0202 :: cpanel whitelisting

Released on 2008-10-08 under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.
Deepgeek talks about using cpanel, a common web front-end for budget webhost accounts, to create spam-free mobile email via whitelisting.
companion article

hpr0169 :: Steganography

Released on 2008-08-23 under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.
deepgeek dicusses steganography

hpr0168 :: EC LUG August 14 Meeting

Released on 2008-08-22 under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.
EC LUG meeting for august 14

hpr0156 :: FRS/GMRS Walkie Talkie Review

Released on 2008-08-05 under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.
Deepgeek reviews FRS/GMRS walkie-talkies from Radio Shack (He also waxes nostalgic about CB radio.)

hpr0144 :: Death Note

Released on 2008-07-20 under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.
deepgeek talks about Death Note anime

hpr0138 :: Bee Soft Commander

Released on 2008-07-11 under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.
Deepgeek talks about the light weight app Bee Soft commander

hpr0131 :: Adding Stereo to a Computer

Released on 2008-07-02 under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.
"Deepgeek talks about adding a Stereo to his Computer"

hpr0122 :: Batch processing on Linux

Released on 2008-06-18 under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.
Deepgeek discusses batch processing on a linux platform

hpr0111 :: Steal this movie 2

Released on 2008-06-03 under a CC-BY-NC-SA license. - short review of the documentary film "steal this film 2.

hpr0105 :: urban golf

Released on 2008-05-26 under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.
deepgeek talks about urbangolf

hpr0093 :: Newsgroups for Media

Released on 2008-05-08 under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.
Deepgeek discusses using newsgroups to get media files. While using newsgroups may be old school, using them for this application is often faster than bittorrent

hpr0085 :: Faubackup

Released on 2008-04-28 under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.
Deepgeek reviews Faubackup

hpr0071 :: Beowulf Cluster Introduction

Released on 2008-04-08 under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.
Deepgeek gives an introduction to the Beowulf cluster, using video encoding as a short example.

hpr0060 :: Claws Email client

Released on 2008-03-24 under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.
deepgeek talks about a lightweight app called claws

hpr0048 :: Virtualization Part 2: Qemu quickstart

Released on 2008-03-06 under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.
The commands:
qemu -soundhw es1370 -cdrom knoppix-std-0.1.iso
tar -xvf freebsd6.1rel.qcow.img20060526.tar
cd freebsd6.1rel.qcow.img
qemu-img info freebsd6.1rel.qcow.img
qemu freebsd6.1rel.qcow.img

The Links:

hpr0024 :: An interview with Jonathan Bartlett

Released on 2008-02-01 under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.
Deepgeek, gets the low-down on the amazing Cell BE processor that runs on the PlayStation 3. Author, instructor, and developer, Jonathan Bartlett, explains how the chip's unique architecture (how many cores?!), makes it a multimedia master.
Jonathan Bartlett's developer works articles.

Shownotes by: diggsit

hpr0016 :: Benefits of Virtualization

Released on 2008-01-22 under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.
Virtual Machines Part 1. Deepgeek, defines 'Virtual Machine', and gives examples of when it's advantageous to use one. The docdropper companion article can be found at the following address:

Shownotes by: diggsit

hpr0007 :: Orwell Rolled over in his grave

Released on 2008-01-09 under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.

In today's show deepgeek reviews the film "Orwell Rolls in His Grave" which according to wikipedia is:

Orwell Rolls in His Grave is a 2003 documentary film written and directed by Robert Kane Pappas. Covered topics include the Telecommunications Act of 1996, concentration of media ownership, political corruption, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the controversy over the US presidential election of 2000 (particularly in Florida with Bush v. Gore), and the October surprise conspiracy theory.

hpr0002 :: Customization the Lost Reason

Released on 2008-01-01 under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.

Today deepgeek talks about Customization being the lost reason in switching from windows to Linux. He points out that the PC stands for Personal Computer. To many on windows this means they can change the desktop wallpaper.

He believes that by explaining the ability to Customization the working environment is the power of Linux. You can customise the services running, whether you wish to use a command line interface, a basic Window Manager, or a Lightweight of Full Featured Desktop Environment

Finally he ends with a tribute to Seymour Cray

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