Radio Badger episodes

Podcast on tech, science, art and internet
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09 Oct 2017

React Boston Scuttlebutt

Episode 58 of our podcast is released and available for download (MP3, 58mb).

Shownotes

In this episode @robbiemccorkell, @alexsavinme and @marcelcutts chat about following hot topics.

  • VHS tape from the recent React Boston conf
  • Challenges of live-streaming a tech conference
  • How to get accepted to your first international large scale tech conference
  • Hurricane cancelling headphones
  • What goes into preparing a full hour long talk on ReasonML
  • Smuggling a self made drone on a flight
  • Dangers of leaving a bunch of disassembled electronics at your hotel room
  • Effect of tech bubble cities
  • Hints for showing code on slides
  • Heathrow Terminal 5 as an example of an airport from the future
  • On mechanical keyboards
  • iTerm2 and touchbar
  • Close look at Robbie's menu bar apps
  • Inter-Planetary File System
  • Scuttlebutt
  • Copyright as a concept is pragmatically tenuous
  • Challenges of blocking content hosted on IPFS
  • Uber maybe leaving London
  • Greyball as an example of modern dystopia
  • Snow Crash and Blade Runner
  • Marcel reviews The Circle
  • The original Mad Max film as an example of indie filmmaking
  • Robbie's weekend project - RetroPie and 8bit DO controller
  • OpenEmu for Mac
  • Tweaking RaspberryPi to run N64 games smoothly

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14 Sep 2017

Face ID on London Tube

Episode 57 of our podcast is released and available for download (MP3, 56mb).

Shownotes

In this episode @robbiemccorkell, @alexsavinme, @AJCumine and @marcelcutts chat about following hot topics.

  • Using Face ID with Apple Pay when on London Tube
  • Importance of plugging your phone into a multitude of different devices
  • All those prices of the new Apple phones
  • Reasoning of releasing 2 new iPhones simultaneously
  • First world problems of the premium iPhone affordability
  • Home button as an important part of accessibility
  • iOS as the first mobile OS to manage device memory
  • Deeper pixels
  • Getting professional photographer out of their jobs with neural networks
  • Chances of unlocking a phone with a face of your evil twin
  • Uniqueness of fingerprints
  • How a smartwatch with cellular capability could save your evening
  • Fingerprint sensor embedded into a touch screen
  • Local neural network vs remote and very global neural network
  • Enabling multiple users to access the same phone
  • Zero-one-infinity rule in software
  • 4K HDR things
  • True 24 fps and how many people can actually notice that
  • Improving headphones connection during a long flight with a bit of wiring and how it can attract unwanted attention
  • The Fractured But Whole
  • Technical details on ways of watching season finale of Twin Peaks which might or might not be a thing. No spoilers.
  • On a variety of Slack-like clients in the Enterprise world
  • Definition of things that are truly revolutionary
  • How did Tesla make some of its cars travel further during Hurricane Irma?
  • Software limitations of hardware features
  • Planned obsolescence of the modern products
  • Killer feature of MacBook's touch bar

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05 Sep 2017

Tethering the Tesla

Episode 56 of our podcast is released and available for download (MP3, 65mb).

Shownotes

In this episode @robbiemccorkell, @alexsavinme, @AJCumine and @marcelcutts chat about following hot topics.

  • Hotel inside a Boeing 747
  • Robbie's first drone
  • Piloting DJI Spark via wifi only
  • Limitations of touch controls vs the controller with real buttons
  • Boosting drone signal
  • Why you should not live in Whitstable
  • South Downs National Park cycling trip
  • Active tracking a cycling person with a drone
  • Solution to a sweaty back when cycling with a backpack
  • Parkour course
  • Medium's clap button
  • What happens when you try to revert Dropbox Pro back to the free tier
  • Switching from Spotify to Apple Music
  • Modular airplanes by Boeing
  • Migrating personal Spotify playlists to Apple Music
  • Broadband speeds in British countryside
  • Tethering of Tesla's internet connection
  • The new YouTube powered by Google Brain
  • What makes a popular Instagram post
  • Bridge Crew VR experience
  • Control your spaceship with your voice
  • Half Life episode 3 plot
  • Artifact - the Dota card game
  • How to balance card games
  • Customer support model from Valve
  • Returning digital goods
  • Superhot VR

Bonus track

  • Hunger games in the forests of Canada

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22 Aug 2017

Nerdy Burning Man

Episode 55 of our podcast is released and available for download (MP3, 53mb).

Shownotes

In this episode @robbiemccorkell, @alexsavinme, @etiene_d and @marcelcutts chat about following hot topics.

  • SHA 2017 hacker camp first hands impressions by Etiene
  • Nerdy Burning Man
  • Spreading wifi and happiness in the woods
  • Overview of hacker camp events in Europe
  • Ethical assessment of software projects
  • How do you make a user be aware of privacy concepts
  • Filming of Ready Player One in Pinewood studios - special report
  • 4 days playing extra on a set of a sci-fi film experience
  • How much you get payed for playing extra in a big production
  • How to become a part of a film (and get a pass to Pinewood studios)
  • Getting your first drone from a shady Chinese online store
  • When your drone suddenly flies away
  • Gamification of drone flying
  • Gamification of 2 factor authentication
  • Authentication master level achievement
  • Ocaml and Bucklescript
  • ReasonML London meetup announcement
  • Lua London meetup announcement
  • Speaking on meetup vs conference
  • Experience of organising a tech conference remotely in Latin America

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11 Aug 2017

Open Office Brefugees

Episode 54 of our podcast is released and available for download (MP3, 42mb).

Shownotes

In this episode @robbiemccorkell and @alexsavinme chat about following hot topics.

  • Brexodus and Brefugees
  • The best passport in the world and thoughts on dual citizenship
  • Using remote locations of the world as prisons
  • Rumours on the office layout inside new Apple Campus
  • Open space layout for software development
  • Types of offices in London
  • Important role of noise cancelling headphones
  • Curvature of the walls and its effect on your brain
  • Dangers of having snack table in the open space office
  • Remote first culture
  • Tesla Model 3 go to production announcement
  • Good cheap electric car
  • Cheap?
  • DJI Spark drone first hands impressions
  • Jailbreaking of the drones
  • Calculating effective flight time on a single battery
  • Ready Player One
  • Teaser review of Dunkirk (no spoilers)

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