Beta
×

Welcome to the Slashdot Beta site -- learn more here. Use the link in the footer or click here to return to the Classic version of Slashdot.

Thank you!

Before you choose to head back to the Classic look of the site, we'd appreciate it if you share your thoughts on the Beta; your feedback is what drives our ongoing development.

Beta is different and we value you taking the time to try it out. Please take a look at the changes we've made in Beta and  learn more about it. Thanks for reading, and for making the site better!

Linux Action Show Returns

timothy posted more than 4 years ago | from the for-your-time-on-the-elliptical-machine dept.

The Media 61

BJ writes "The Linux Action Show, the Linux-podcast to end all Linux-podcasts, is returning with their 11th season after over 7 months off the air. Kicking it all off with a live streaming event this Saturday at 5pm. Topics are set to include: Maemo/Moblin merging into Meego, Open Source Nividia drivers with 3D, KDE 4.4 and much, much more."

cancel ×

61 comments

Sorry! There are no comments related to the filter you selected.

Hmm (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31190442)

Must have been re-compiling their Kernel.

Linux-podcast to end all Linux-podcasts (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31190510)

I didn't know Linux Outlaws was gone to begin with?

headdesk (1)

sys.stdout.write (1551563) | more than 4 years ago | (#31190452)

Apple’s latest round of sticking an “i” in front of a word

Wow, that's some pretty edgy writing.

Re:headdesk (1)

Tetsujin (103070) | more than 4 years ago | (#31190906)

Apple’s latest round of sticking an “i” in front of a word

Wow, that's some pretty edgy writing.

Not many people are willing to tackle these issues. Everyone knows about it but hardly anyone acknowledges it. They're just telling it like it is!

Meanwhile on an estate in Redmond... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31204254)

A State of Washington loses tax revenue from diverted liability upon a New Mexico firm...

Nobody expects the Spainish estate....

Wow? (3, Funny)

grub (11606) | more than 4 years ago | (#31190562)


Awesome!

A show I had never heard of for a full 10 seasons is making a triumphant return for an 11th!

.

Re:Wow? (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31190588)

sudo apt-get remove grub

Re:Wow? (5, Funny)

grub (11606) | more than 4 years ago | (#31190624)


apt-get remove me and I shall become stronger than you can possibly imagine...

Lameness filter (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31190768)

Please wait at least five(5) minutes before replying to yourself.

Re:Lameness filter (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31194262)

look at the times, /. wont allow you to post less than two minutes apart. Ergo, not replying to himself as the AC post was 1 minute after the GP.

Re:Lameness filter (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31198296)

Proxies are pretty cool

Re:Wow? (4, Funny)

Tetsujin (103070) | more than 4 years ago | (#31190876)

apt-get remove me and I shall become stronger than you can possibly imagine...

If you phrase this as a shell command:

> apt-get remove me & I shall become stronger than you can possibly imagine...

It's important to note that you could become stronger than the caller can possibly imagine before you are removed - thereby giving you the ability to prevent your own removal. It's very important to handle race conditions like this correctly...

Re:Wow? (0, Offtopic)

Godji (957148) | more than 4 years ago | (#31191178)

Ach!! Wo sind meine mod pointen?!

Re:Wow? (-1, Flamebait)

drinkypoo (153816) | more than 4 years ago | (#31192470)

> apt-get remove me & I shall become stronger than you can possibly imagine...

Uh, fail. The command is:

apt-get remove me && I shall become stronger than you can possibly imagine...

I don't know if you made an HTML fail or a shell fail, but either way, you botched it. Having two ampersands prevents the race condition and preserves the meaning of the statement; in this context, and means iff.

Re:Wow? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31193262)

He didn't botch it, you just missed the joke.

Shell syntax lesson (2, Insightful)

Tetsujin (103070) | more than 4 years ago | (#31193540)

> apt-get remove me & I shall become stronger than you can possibly imagine...

Uh, fail.

Why do people talk like this? It's so tacky.

The command is:

apt-get remove me && I shall become stronger than you can possibly imagine...

I don't know if you made an HTML fail or a shell fail, but either way, you botched it. Having two ampersands prevents the race condition and preserves the meaning of the statement; in this context, and means iff.

No, I said what I meant. (If I had meant to put two ampersands in there, why would I be talking about asynchronous jobs and race conditions?)

See, if I use the version of the command that accurately reproduces the meaning of the sentence instead of getting it wrong, then that's not much of a joke. Maybe you thought my joke wasn't funny anyway - that's OK, they're not always funny. But that line of dialogue could actually have either meaning. "and" could mean "if you do this, then this will occur", or it could just mean that two unrelated things are to take place. ("Do the dishes and I'll go take a nap") In the original line from Star Wars I think there was an "if" in that sentence - but the line as stated in this thread could take either meaning, depending on context.

The ampersand shell syntax originally was infix: "cmd1 & cmd2" meant "run cmd1 and cmd2 concurrently". This predates job control, I believe, and I think the shell waited until both processes exited before returning. Nowadays you can still say "cmd1 & cmd2" but in Bash, at least, the meaning is a bit different. "cmd1&" is run as a background job, and "cmd2" is run as a foreground job. The ampersand now acts as a command separator, in other words. With the current meaning, the syntax really is a suffix to a command, even if another command follows it - so reading it as "and" is now a bit unnatural, I guess... But originally there was a very good reason why they used the ampersand for that syntax, and that's why I still read "cmd1 & cmd2" as "cmd1 and cmd2".

Re:Shell syntax lesson (-1, Flamebait)

drinkypoo (153816) | more than 4 years ago | (#31193660)

Why do people talk like this? It's so tacky.

Language evolves. Deal.

No, I said what I meant.

So you parse English incorrectly?

(If I had meant to put two ampersands in there, why would I be talking about asynchronous jobs and race conditions?)

I understand that you comprehend your failure. But if there's no striking down, there's no becoming powerful. So the double-ampersand both correctly captures the meaning of the statement, and fixes your race condition bug, not coincidentally. Sometimes "and" means iff in English. This is one of those times. Perhaps you just weren't funny?

Re:Shell syntax lesson (1)

Tetsujin (103070) | more than 4 years ago | (#31196620)

Why do people talk like this? It's so tacky.

Language evolves. Deal.

I am dealing. I think using "fail" the way you did is stupid. So instead of biting my tongue or being a jerk about it, I decided to address the issue. Seems to me like the best possible way to deal with it.

So you parse English incorrectly?

For the sake of a joke, Shirley, I would. Misunderstanding is the basis of a lot of humor. Plus being intentionally obtuse is just plain fun sometimes.

Perhaps you just weren't funny?

It's a risk one always takes when making a joke. Someone who can't face the possibility of failure has no hope of accomplishing anything at all. So, yeah, perhaps I wasn't funny. I can live with that.

Re:Wow? (1)

murph (16036) | more than 4 years ago | (#31201542)

Don't mistake that for years in production. They have a LOT of season breaks. Not sure why, they seem to be at about 100 shows or so, 10 shows per season. The Linux Link Tech Show is at episode 340 or so, and still on their first season.

Lack of professionalism (4, Insightful)

cerberusss (660701) | more than 4 years ago | (#31190792)

When I got into the whole podcast thing, I downloaded basically everything that had to do with either mobile tech, Apple and Linux. To my surprise, most Linux-related podcasts are really, really bad. The quality was often lacking in almost every area, be it pacing, sound quality, speakers, intro/outro, interviews you name it. This all in sharp contrast with podcasts that are related to mobile news and Apple or iPhone.

So I'm very interested in this (for me new) podcast, but it better have at least some semblance of quality.

Re:Lack of professionalism (1)

TroysBucket (1748662) | more than 4 years ago | (#31191148)

There are two versions of the show: The Audio Version : Edited properly with an ear towards quality. The Video Version : This is more of a "behind the scenes" video. Lots of fun. But not edited.

Re:Lack of professionalism (3, Interesting)

TheModelEskimo (968202) | more than 4 years ago | (#31191436)

To my surprise, most Linux-related podcasts are really, really bad.

This surprises you how exactly? Linux users are almost never involved in media production, most coming from orthodox IT-related areas. I do a lot of creative production work, and I have to laugh every time I talk to somebody who is both a Linux user (as I am), really into tech, and somehow passionate about getting something produced. They really have no clue what is up or down, and most of their anecdotes come from being really pissed off by Flash-driven websites, even when they ARE dealing with time-bound, linear media where something like an "animated intro" is considered a staple of production. I still chuckle about it.

Re:Lack of professionalism (1)

h4rr4r (612664) | more than 4 years ago | (#31191682)

Does not mean that flash is the right way to do it. Any video can give you an animated intro and is liner and timebound, without the amateur-hour tech that is flash.

Re:Lack of professionalism (1)

TheModelEskimo (968202) | more than 4 years ago | (#31191878)

Right, but presumably when you're NOT MAKING A WEBSITE, "don't do an intro, I hate Flash intros on websites" may not be the most appropriate thing to say...

Re:Lack of professionalism (1)

X0563511 (793323) | more than 4 years ago | (#31192420)

Then you have the dangerous ones, like me. I can play music. I can compose. I can model in 3D.

Buuut I can't code very much... so I guess I don't fit the stereotype.

Re:Lack of professionalism (1)

TheModelEskimo (968202) | more than 4 years ago | (#31192868)

Nah, I wasn't talking about people who are so much like myself ;-)

Re:Lack of professionalism (1)

adamofgreyskull (640712) | more than 4 years ago | (#31191908)

Meh, I never "got into the whole podcast thing" but I did listen to lugradio [lugradio.org] religiously. Figuratively PMSL at most of the episodes and the earlier shows did tend toward being amateurish but definitely improved over time. IIRC, it also sparked the development of Jokosher [jokosher.org]

Re:Lack of professionalism (1)

Eil (82413) | more than 4 years ago | (#31192548)

Check out Leo LaPorte's TWiT [twit.tv] lineup. Only one podcast is directly to do with open source (FLOSS Weekly [twit.tv] , hosted by Leo, Randal Schwartz, and on occasion Jono Bacon) but all of his shows are extremely well produced. Leo is a "real" geek and a bona fide on-air radio personality as well, a rare combination. My other favorite on the network is Security Now [twit.tv] with Steve Gibson. It's a good podcast if you like in-depth discussions on crypto, CPU architecture, network protocols, and other low-level topics.

Re:Lack of professionalism (1)

cerberusss (660701) | more than 4 years ago | (#31196558)

Yep, Leo Laporte's work is great. I heard his This Week In Tech and TWiGoogle shows, and hadn't heard about the FLOSS Weekly show, thanks for that.

Re:Lack of professionalism (1)

Larryish (1215510) | more than 4 years ago | (#31200172)

The Sync wasn't too bad.

I've never seen/heard it (1)

stoolpigeon (454276) | more than 4 years ago | (#31190798)

Is it cool or is it whack?

I recommend it (1)

Gazzonyx (982402) | more than 4 years ago | (#31191252)

It's cool. You'll enjoy it. Plus, it'll only take an hour of your time to prove me right or wrong.

Whack would have been good (1)

RPoet (20693) | more than 4 years ago | (#31191324)

It's not good and it's not whack, it's just tremendously dumb from the first second to the last.

I would instead recommend others like Shot of Jaq, Ubuntu UK Podcast, Tuxradar Linux Podcast.

Re:Whack would have been good (1)

dns_server (696283) | more than 4 years ago | (#31192094)

For a good list of linux related podcasts see http://thelinuxlink.net/ [thelinuxlink.net]

Re:I've never seen/heard it (1)

Spykk (823586) | more than 4 years ago | (#31192830)

Is it cool or is it whack?

I know how to handle this.
*clears throat*
It violently actuates the 'hizzy'.

Re:I've never seen/heard it (1)

iknowcss (937215) | more than 4 years ago | (#31194756)

Wiggity-whack?

Re:I've never seen/heard it (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31194810)

No, just regular type.

Stupid podcast (4, Interesting)

RPoet (20693) | more than 4 years ago | (#31191278)

These clowns put on a hysterical "morning zoo"-style charade with forced "energy" and falseness throughout. They are also very anti free software, to the point that free software makes them hysterically angry. They constantly try to manufacture conflict where there is none, and go on crusades against pointless minutia. No thanks, it's a waste of time.

Give me LugRadio back any day.

And I forgot ... (1)

RPoet (20693) | more than 4 years ago | (#31191368)

THE OVERMODULATION!!! Shit man, you have to adjust your volume every time, and if you forget it you'll blow your brains out.

Wow, sounds just like the OSS camp. (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31191578)

These clowns too put on a hysterical "morning zoo"-style charade with forced "energy" and falseness throughout. They are also very anti non-free software, to the point that non-free software makes them hysterically angry. They constantly try to manufacture conflict with MS where there is none, and go on jihads against pointless minutia. No thanks, it's a waste of time.

Re:Stupid podcast (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31191706)

I've been listening for about 3 years now. The format is consistent and is tight. The presenters are organized and clear.
The technical end of the podcast has been getting better and better, especially over the past year with their video content
and other shows (Castablasta, ST:Oked and others). The hosts are accessible and friendly. I am not aware of another
podcasting group that has invested more time, energy and soul as these guys have. You would be a fool to pass up
this Saturday's live event.

EB

Linux Action (1)

dangitman (862676) | more than 4 years ago | (#31191330)

I guess this podcast is named as such, because it's about the only action that listeners are going to get all year.

Re:Linux Action (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31191374)

o snap

What about the Computer Action Show? (1)

3.1415926535 (243140) | more than 4 years ago | (#31191360)

They renamed the Linux Action Show to the "Computer Action Show", but it's still the same show. Is this LAS an entirely new show starting at season 11, then, or are they just renaming CAS back to LAS?

Re:What about the Computer Action Show? (1)

jroysdon (201893) | more than 4 years ago | (#31193464)

Uhm, no. Just like STOked is its own show, CAS and LAS have been their own shows.

Jupiter Broadcasting [jupiterbroadcasting.com] .

THE LINUX ACTION SHOW RETURNS! (README !) (1)

Mike-Linux-NL (1748682) | more than 4 years ago | (#31191980)

The linux action show returns! This was almost overkill when i heard it! to good to be true! AND its coming back on a weekly basis this time! Linux Action Show is so much cooler then the Computer Action Show, because CAS is to generic, and to less linuxy! I waited and hoped for this moment quite a while now, that the Linux Action Show would return someday. Its the best Linux only content show around! #LAS has a large fanbase! the podcast was downloaded a gazzilion times, and a lot where there at the live broadcast. The good thing is, that you can join Chris,Bryan and Jeremy live on the IRC channel of jupiterbroadcasting while they are recording the whole thing LIVE. You can join the chat on the Live page @ http://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/live [jupiterbroadcasting.com] or you can use your own (linux) IRC client and point it out to this server: IRC server= irc.geekshed.net and channel= #jupiterbroadcasting. Can you imagine all the content?? Android, Maemo/Meego, Linux Distro's, Drunk dial Aaron Seigo (KDE.org), drivers, cool linux software, games and so much more (AAAALL this week on the LINUX ACTION SHOW!!!!) Bryan will be releaved to shout out Linux Action Show again! LOL Be sure you're all there on saturday, because the "first" episode is always the best one!

Ubuntu Fanboi Powers Activate! (1)

shinzawai (964083) | more than 4 years ago | (#31192064)

I gave up on them once I discovered Linux Outlaws (whom I'm also getting a bit bored with..perhaps bored with Linux news every week..no thanks... where is there an enterprise podcast covering SANs and virtualisation ?).
As someone else pointed out, Chris and Bryan's "morning zoo" style of hosting is tedious plus Chris has a serious man crush on Bryan which really becomes annoying......almost as annoying as there constant diatribes about Ubuntu.

"Ubuntu Linux.... as annoying as Eddie McGuire"

Re:Ubuntu Fanboi Powers Activate! (1)

RPoet (20693) | more than 4 years ago | (#31192226)

I gave up Linux Outlaws as well, after they started pointless negative campaigning too. Like LAS, it just became a too negatively focused podcast for no good reason.

podcasts blow (1)

drinkypoo (153816) | more than 4 years ago | (#31192516)

Will they be publishing transcripts? That's the only thing I care about. I can read an hour of bad audio in fifteen minutes or less. I'll listen to music while I drive, thanks.

I stopped listening to Linux pod casts (1)

Sam36 (1065410) | more than 4 years ago | (#31193086)

I used to listen to alot of linux pod casts like the linux action show and the linux link tech show but have since been saved by Christ and now I mainly listen to Erwin Lutzer http://jesuswon.ath.cx/pod/ [jesuswon.ath.cx]

Linux Outlaws is where it is at. (1)

thatkid_2002 (1529917) | more than 4 years ago | (#31193664)

Though good luck to the Linux Action Show anyway.

Action Show?! Booyah! (1)

Teisei (1172661) | more than 4 years ago | (#31193668)

Linux Action Show? And next we'll see Linux Action Figures! "Fight the evil with the power of ... eh ... freedom?!"

FLOSS Weekly (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31194194)

I recommend FLOSS Weekly.

http://www.twit.tv/floss

Very decent interviews every week. Linus was already interviewed and A LOT (more than 100) of good project developers too.

Wasn't that good (1)

pembo13 (770295) | more than 4 years ago | (#31195066)

When it was called the Linux action show, only portions about it were about Linux or software that runs on Linux

Re:Wasn't that good (1)

Larryish (1215510) | more than 4 years ago | (#31200406)

You should watch "Gorgeous Tiny Chicken Machine Show".

It is on YouTube, and contains very good information about Unicow and also Ron Jeremy's Big Janitors.

When I saw the title... (1)

AniVisual (1373773) | more than 4 years ago | (#31196320)

...I thought, "By day, he is Linus Torvalds, just an ordinary father of the Linux kernel. By night he is... Linuxman!

Thanks, I already have my favorite (1)

Pecisk (688001) | more than 4 years ago | (#31197568)

And it is Ubuntu UK Podcast. Profesionally done, nice on topic talks about interesting open source and Ubuntu topics, very good interview section, etc. Very recommended for non-geeks. Yeah, no gags and no jokes like LUGRadio or shot Shot Of Jaq, but that's what I need. I like diversity that we have in Linux podcasting, because sometimes I like to switch my brain off and laugh like crazy with Bacon and friends.

You've got to be kidding me. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31199430)

The Linux Action Show returning annoys me more than anything else. There show was, and more than likely will be again, completely ridiculous. Right now, in my opinion, the best Linux podcasts that are out are TLLTS (The Linux Link Tech Show), Linux Cranks and Ubuntu UK. Some other good ones are The Bad Apples, Linux Basement, Linux Outlaws and Lotta Linux Links. My favorite one was LUGRadio which is no longer produced.. but you can still download all the shows. FLOSS Weekly is horrible. I can't stand Randal Schwartz and Leo is a joke.

The Linux Link Tech Show. (1)

murph (16036) | more than 4 years ago | (#31199474)

Not as high on production quality, but live every week, with great guests and informative conversation. http://tllts.org/ [tllts.org]

informative (1)

suzieque (1740694) | more than 4 years ago | (#31220844)

Very informative indeed.

Awesome show. (1)

C.Jota (957196) | more than 4 years ago | (#31340172)

Great show; glad to see it continuing. I've been listening to these guys for a while, and I look forward to each episode still.
Check for New Comments
Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?

Submission Text Formatting Tips

We support a small subset of HTML, namely these tags:

  • b
  • i
  • p
  • br
  • a
  • ol
  • ul
  • li
  • dl
  • dt
  • dd
  • em
  • strong
  • tt
  • blockquote
  • div
  • quote
  • ecode

"ecode" can be used for code snippets, for example:

<ecode>    while(1) { do_something(); } </ecode>