Linked by Kroc Camen on Sun 24th May 2009 19:23 UTC
Podcasts No expense was spared (and no effort was spent) in celebrating our podcast surviving into double digits! It's an even game of four quarters as we discuss Vmedia drives, Palm Pre, Java on OS X and the eternal struggle between Microsoft and open source.
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No Flash player this time?
by daedliusswartz on Sun 24th May 2009 21:30 UTC
daedliusswartz
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2007-05-28

Tried several machines with Flash installed and it just says "Flash player" on the screen.

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RE: No Flash player this time?
by Kroc on Sun 24th May 2009 22:47 UTC in reply to "No Flash player this time?"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

I think the double-digits broke it D: I will chase this up tomorrow. I assumed it was simply because I don’t have Flash installed and it said "Flash Player" as a fallback.

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Comment by Tomasz Dominikowski
by Tomasz Dominikowski on Sun 24th May 2009 21:45 UTC
Tomasz Dominikowski
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2005-08-08

Finally no audio problems and I've actually managed to listen till the end.

I would suggest figuring out who does what before the podcast and not doing it hot potato style. Other than that it was quite good. Keep it up.

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Comment by frood
by frood on Mon 25th May 2009 09:21 UTC
frood
Member since:
2005-07-06

Not listened to this yet because I'm at work but I just wanted to say that I really enjoy your podcasts ;) Thom even convinced me to buy minidisc last week... Cheers guys, Keep up the good work!

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Free Open Source Software achievements
by timon37 on Mon 25th May 2009 17:10 UTC
timon37
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2009-03-16

Seriously foss pushing microsoft forward is not really a serious or especially valuable achievement;p Thanks to gnu/linux i was able to write a small kernel with 2 drivers for radeons, and 1 for intels G965, and a lot more, and learned from all this more than i ever could without gnu/linux. If you ask me that possibility to gain knowledge/skills for anybody at no cost is worth infinitely more than anything else;) And even though most just want an OS that works etc they should value the freedom foss gives even if it doesn't touch them directly.

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Theme tune producer?
by samw on Mon 25th May 2009 18:27 UTC
samw
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2008-12-12

This may seem a little obscure, but I really like the theme tune you guys started using on.. *thinks* episode 3?

My question is born only out of curiosity; Who made it and using what?

It has to be said I think it gives OSNews a great feel. As strange as this may sound that tune starts to go round and round in my head when I read OSN - good 'brand' identity building ;)

Anyway, enough of my rambling.

Sam

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RE: Theme tune producer?
by Kroc on Mon 25th May 2009 20:10 UTC in reply to "Theme tune producer?"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

The music used for episode 4 (episode 3 was actually "episode 1" the first episode me and Thom did) is "Advanced Tactical Fighter" by Chris Language. It’s a Commodore 64 remix and available to download here: http://remix.kwed.org/index.php?search=Advanced+Tactical+Fighter

The song used from episode 5 onwards is "Turrican 2 - The Final Fight" by Daree Rock, again another Commodore 64 remix, and available here: http://remix.kwed.org/index.php?search=Daree+Rock

And if you want to hear something really cool, check out this: http://remix.kwed.org/download.php/3307/Thorsten%20Klose%20... Beastie Boys lyrics, on a Commodore 64 remix! ;)

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RE[2]: Theme tune producer?
by samw on Wed 27th May 2009 19:27 UTC in reply to "RE: Theme tune producer?"
samw Member since:
2008-12-12

Much thanks ;)

Will check those out, thanks again.

Sam

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Torches and pitchforks!
by nordog on Tue 26th May 2009 11:37 UTC
nordog
Member since:
2008-08-07

Has an episode gone by where Thom doesn't say "torches and pitchforks" ? ;)

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