Full Circle Side-Pod Episode Eight: Hardware, Software and Knitting
In this episode: News, U-Cubed review, and the Opentech Conference
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* Robin Catling (blog at http://catlingmindswipe.blogspot.com/)
* Les Pounder (blog at http://lespounder.wordpress.com/)
Additional audio by Victoria Pritchard
00:51 | WELCOME and INTRO
02:05 |Report on the U-Cubed Event
06:56 | Congrats to Jon Spriggs on the birth of baby Daniel
08:01 | NEWS:
* Amazon Cloud EC3 Downtime
Post-mortem analysis on Gigaom;
Second-tier supplier Rightscale commented;
* Apple Sues Samsung for Patent Infringement
Samsung strikes back
* Internet Filtering Possibly Outlawed in Europe
* New KDE Project Aims at Tablets, Mixed UIs
* Sony, Hotz Settle Lawsuit
(suing your customers may be legal but it’s not fair; and it took you
three months to realise this Sony??!?)
* Sony PSN down for 7 days and counting (Anonymous say “its not us”, Sony say “they didn’t
get your credit card – but probably everything else up to your inside leg measurement)
* And finally… Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal released!
29:07 | OGG Camp 11
* This year’s event is already a ticket ‘sell-out’
OpenTech 2011 is an informal, low cost, one-day conference on slightly different approaches to technology, transport and democracy. Talks by people who work on things that matter, guarantees a day of thoughtful talks leading to conversations with friends.
49:00 | FEEDBACK: How to get in touch with us
49:39 | WRAP and OUTRO
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Creative Commons Music Tracks
* Opening: ‘Knights of the darkness’ by Zero Project
* Main theme: ‘CCMixter’ by Code
* Incidental: ‘Funkorama‘ by Kevin MacLeod
* Incidental: ‘Techno-dog’ by Unknown, original recording royalty free under Creative Commons v2
* Opening dramatic dialog by Dave Wilkins and Robin Catling, from 2001: A Space Odyssey
Running Time: 51 minutes 24 seconds