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Freedom Socks

Episode 10 - Yo Yo Yo Yo Yo

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Availible as ogg vorbis or mp3. Why not vote us up on fsdaily.

We’re Freedom Socks! And, after another random “season break”, we’re back. This week we run over whats been in the freedom news recently, get all angry about normal people, do an interview with one of our own hosts about the AGPLmail project. Then, we talk about free software and anarchy, before finishing off with a piece of listner feedback.

00:00 Intro - we shake it up a little (lyrics)
01:20 News

    24:00 Two Minutes Hate - The Proles (Ordinary People)
    29:10 “Interview” - Ben Webb - AGPLMail
    40:30 Speed Review - Wine
    40:50 Clever Segment - Free software and anarchy
    52:40 Feedback

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    Episode 9 - Evil Urghhh Liberty Attack

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    So, after another delay, we have a new episode. We talk about the latest news, and are impressed by the FSF’s new priority list. Then we get realllly angry about EULAs in our two minutes hate. After this, we do our first in a series of reviews of free software media players. And finally, we discuss the impact of the recession on the free software economy.

    00:00 Introduction
    03:00 News

    32:20 Two Minutes Hate - EULAs
    38:30 Media Player Review part 1 - Bashee and Amarok 1
    47:40 Clever Segment - The Recession and Free Software
    55:00 The End

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    Episode 8 - Socks Without DRM

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    So, we’re back after our little break, with better sound quality. We sink our teeth right into the latest and greatest news, including the amazing news from SGI. Then, we send a shipment of hate to the evil DRM fiends at Spore, review TuxGuitar and cleverly discuss the links between Science and free software. Finally, we wrap up the show with some listener feedback.

    00:00 Introduction
    03:30 News

    41:00 Two Minutes Hate - Spore and DRM
    44:30 Review - TuxGuitar
    50:00 Clever Segment - Free Software and Science
    58:30 Feedback

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    No Episode This Week

    Posted by bjwebb under Uncategorized

    I’m sorry to say that the podcast is missing a week, whilst we look for new sound recording equipment. Hopefully, though, this will mean better sound quality. Also, if you sent an email to our new address, you may have to resend it, as we have had some forwarding issues (which are fixed now). See you next week.

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    Episode 7

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    Download as ogg vorbis or mp3. Also see the corresponding forum thread.

    This week is going to be a little different - the show is longer for a start. We cover this weeks news and express our anger in the Two Minutes Hate as usual, but we also have an interview with Matt Lee from the FSF, mainly about the the recent Stephen Fry video. Remember, you can discuss the show on IRC, the forum or email us feedback.

    0:00:00 Introduction
    0:03:00 News

    0:29:30 Two Minutes Hate - know-it-alls
    0:33:45 Interview with Matt Lee from the FSF
    1:12:00 Feedback - Tim Dobson has remixed our theme, Fred Phillips calls us Freedom Haters and Ben Asselstine points us to revealingerrors.com

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    Episode 6

    Posted by bjwebb under Podcast

    Download as ogg vorbis or mp3. Also see the corresponding forum thread.

    The sixth sockload of freedom from Freedom Socks. We decide last weeks episode never happened, turn into GNU/Freedom nutters, go over the news, unleash even more hate than usual. We also discuss free software around the world, and how to make people care about free software, before finishing off by reading some feedback.

    If you’re young and in the northwest of England, you should go to DFEY! If you’re in Canada, you should go to Ontario Linux Fest.

    00:00 Introduction
    03:45 News

    25:15 Two minutes hate - phorm
    29:00 Are the UK and US playing catchup?
    38:15 Mini hate - Big Brother, police adverts, laptop chargers, usb soundcards and of course Jokosher
    41:40 Clever segment - Making free software matter
    53:00 Feedback

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    Episode 5

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    The fifth episode of Freedom Socks! This episode is a bit different to say the least. Joe is on holiday at the moment, so this episode features a friend called Jamie. Unfortunately, the pesky echo has also snuck back in a little. So, basically, this show is not representitive of the others, although we’d love to hear your feedback.

    00:00 Introduction
    01:10 News

    17:30 Two minutes hate: iPods, the iPhone, and apple in general
    20:15 Music industry
    31:50 Clever Segment: Free software for the masses, and what we call suff
    45:50 The End

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    Episode 4

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    The fourth installment of Freedom Socks! We go over this weeks news, review dvorak and the naughty ktouch and vent our fustration with jokosher. Then, we review some Linux games, and discuss their ethics, before finishing off with some of your feedback.

    00:00 Intro - we have a slogan; I violated the GPL, by not having sources on my repo; Tuna did a  talk at OSCON, followed by ToonsOnLinux having a referendum

    02:30 News

    22:00 Cory Doctorow
    22:20 Review - Dvorak, ktouch is rather rude, and we create our own layout
    26:50 Two Minutes Hate - Jokosher
    30:00 Review - Linux Games
    43:10 Clever Segment - Ethics of Games
    53:20 Feedback
    56:40 The End

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    Episode 3

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    Another installment of Freedom Socks! Jokosher is still being a bith, so we probably still have echo, and countless other problems with the recording. However, we still talk about a lot of interesting stuff including:

    00:00 Introduction - Teen Linux merger, DFEY and pictures
    03:20 News:

    22:40 BBC Backstage
    26:40 Troll Watch - anti-women trolls
    34:50 Two Minutes hate - Why we wish the music and movie industries would hurry up and die
    37:50 Clever Segment - How far should freedom go?
    51:20 Feedback

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    Episode 2

    Posted by bjwebb under Podcast

    Yes, thats right, another Episode of Freedom Socks!!! This time we’ve recorded with Jokosher, so hopefully we’ll have slightly better audio quality. However, Jokosher has been a bit of a bitch, so there may still be hickups - and there is still a bit of echo in places :(

    Availible, as always in ogg and mp3, or user the player below.

    00:00 Introduction - responding to feedback on audio quality
    01:30 Teen Linux groups merger?
    02:40 News

    12:50 Conferences

    21:20 Two Mintues Hate - this week its OOXML
    24:00 Review - Ubuntu Studio
    32:10 Troll Watch - Mainly Youtube trolls, on Joe’s videos - here and here
    38:10 Clever Segment - Are proprietary apps on linux a blessing or a curse?
    45:50 Contact details

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