Radio Badger episodes

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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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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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