Radio Badger episodes

Podcast on tech, science, art and internet
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17 Jan 2018

Crypto! Decentralisation! Meltdown!

Episode 62 of our podcast is released and available for download (MP3, 53mb).

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

  • Meltdown / Spectre status update
  • How to read memory that does not belong to your app
  • Webkit's way of fixing the vulnerability
  • Humanity's global losses in computing power
  • Ways of handling PR when you have to deliver bad news as a chipmaker
  • Evolution of complexity
  • Update on the current state of cryptocurrencies
  • Story of Kevin Rose
  • Cryptofriends
  • TO THE MOON - story and recent rise of Dogecoin
  • Easy way to get banned on Bitcoin subreddit
  • Scary levels of lack of comprehension
  • Energy efficient blockchain alternatives
  • Proof of work vs proof of stake
  • Crypto currency that doesn't require mining
  • Book - Mastering Bitcoin by Andreas Antonopoulos
  • Robbie's hot picks from crypto market for this month
  • Managed investment crypto portfolio aka crypto index
  • Bitcoin vs bitcoin cash
  • Bitcoin vs Lightning network (bonus track - conspiracy theories)
  • Blockchains as prosecution futures
  • Holding crypto as a company asset
  • Update on Scuttlebutt - decentralised social network
  • Offline ready social network experience
  • Ways for niche decentralised protocols to take over the world

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21 Dec 2017

New Year in Hackney Marshes

Episode 61 of our podcast is released and available for download (MP3, 59mb).

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

  • New StarWars film in one sound
  • Die Hard on 70mm film screening impressions
  • A very misdirected trailer
  • Art of making a good villain
  • Art of making a great lightsaber fight
  • Ideas of built in AR metadata for the on screen characters in the movie
  • Starwars in 3D vs 2D
  • How Marcel got touched by Spielberg
  • New Ready Player One trailer and how one of our podcast hosts can be spotted in it
  • Elon Musk sending his midnight cherry Roadster to Mars
  • Doing space because it's funny
  • Life extension and cryogenics
  • CGP Grey on Death
  • Figuring out immortality
  • Update on the current status of genetic engineering
  • How much spit you can create in a short period of time
  • Robbie's impressions on 23 and me and his DNA analysis results
  • Traits report based on your DNA
  • Marcel's eventful trip to a conference in Berlin
  • Worst airport in the Universe
  • React Berlin and how you keep improving your slides until the very last moment
  • Going bombastic on the stage
  • Very wide and shallow venue
  • Conference driven development
  • Robbie's impressions on the recent VR top titles
  • Doom VR and being the lord of destruction
  • Fallout VR and character's scaling hack
  • Full Fallout game in VR
  • How to kill a cockroach in Fallout VR
  • PipBoy experience in VR
  • Celebrating New Year in Hackney Marshes

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06 Dec 2017

Pardoning the crypto turkey

Episode 60 of our podcast is released and available for download (MP3, 45mb).

Shownotes

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

  • First remote first podcast
  • Thanksgiving celebrations first hand experience directly from the land of opportunities
  • When TSA agent is trying to make a joke while you're trying to get into the country
  • How much turkey does the average man have to eat before they die
  • What Thanksgiving is for and what's the deal with all the turkeys
  • What's the deal with the president pardoning a turkey
  • Bitcoin as a speculative bubble
  • Capital gains tax incentive in the UK when your company owns crypto coins
  • Challenges of paying with bitcoins
  • Lightning network
  • Flaws of Etherium
  • How Etherium could disrupt insurance industry
  • Why It makes a lot of sense to buy cryptocoins as a company and what sort of tax breaks you might get
  • Robbie's beginners impressions of the Bitcoin game
  • How a country would benefit if it would to adopt cryptocurrency as a main currency
  • Basic income experiment in Finland
  • Marcel on usability of airlines' websites
  • Acceptance of mediocrity in software
  • Fancy alternative for aeropress coffee
  • Tesla semi truck presentation on Friday 5am
  • How many G:s of acceleration you will get when in new Tesla Roadster
  • How to convince your council in London to install electric car charger next to your house
  • Mega chargers network

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22 Nov 2017

Steampunk Mac Repair Cafe

Episode 59 of our podcast is released and available for download (MP3, 49mb).

Shownotes

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

  • Bulgaria as the best country for bringing over your drone
  • Gun rules and habits in Bulgaria
  • Robbie's road trip across California
  • Picking a decent rent car when in San Francisco
  • Benefits of a free roaming unplanned holidays
  • Cockroaches in motels
  • Guns
  • Shooting range experience of a person never shooting a gun before
  • How to rent a gun when in California
  • Marcel on Prague and after-clubbing
  • Why London is anti-clubbing
  • Concept of a third place when in London
  • Steampunk Mac repair cafe cocktail bar in East London
  • Why all tube trains where paused for 2 minutes on a Saturday morning
  • Reactive Conf in Bratislava impressions
  • How much it takes to prepare a good lightning talk
  • React Finland conf and other nice upcoming events to attend
  • Best city in Australia (apart from giant spiders)
  • The battle of doughnuts or how to crash Uber Eats servers in one easy step
  • Usability review of another doughnuts site
  • Using a drone as a scouting tool when in deep snow on top of a mountain
  • How hard is it to get a gun license in UK
  • Building an effigy (and burning it) as part of standard UK school program

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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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