Thursday, 18 April 2013

How do you use a 2Gbps broadband connection? : LTG Episode 129

The Stuff

In Episode 129

Thanks to the hospitality of Chai FM, we were able to broadcast Let's Talk Geek from a genuine radio studio for a few shows. We hope you enjoyed the brief stint of professionalism and punctuality. Unfortunately we noticed that the quality of our video stream was slipping and that we were letting down our regular live viewership. It should be possible to solve the problem of getting video streaming going on a laptop with 3-8 minutes of in-studio setup time, but it would mean having to spend a big chunk of money on new hardware that can handle our streaming software and the 4 USB cameras we'd like to use. That's a chunk of money we just don't have at this time. So we're back to broadcasting from our own studio, which is graciously hosted by House 4 Hack in Centurion, South Africa. In this show we talk about the crazy lengths fraudsters go to in South Africa to hack into your bank account, and Jan asks some questions of the viewers/listeners and co-hosts:
  1. How do you use a 2Gbps broadband connection? Or more specifically: how do you get 2Gbps throughput to your computer or mobile device?
  2. Which content services available overseas (such as the Amazon App Store, Netflix, Hulu+) would you use if it came to SA?

Random

Iodine-129 (129I) is long-lived radioisotope of iodine which occurs naturally, but also is of special interest in the monitoring and effects of man-made nuclear fission decay products, where it serves as both tracer and potential radiological contaminant. It has a half-life of 15.7 million years. (Thank you, Wikipedia)

Hosts

  • Jan Vermeulen
  • Tim Haak
  • Johan Els
  • Ani Vermeulen (not on camera)

Events

If you have a geeky event or are looking for geeky events to attend, check out stardates.co.za and add your event if it isn't already there.
  • UPCON
    • Held at the University of Pretoria’s Conference Centre on the Main Campus in Hatfield on the weekend of the 20 April 2013.
    • Entry is R30.
    • The con features wargaming, cosplay, tradeable card games, anime screenings and a large variety of stalls where you can shop to your geeks’ content.
    • UPCON is organised by greatgeekcollective.co.za and doors are open from 9 to 5 every day.
    • (We’ve actually covered UPCON in the past, so if you’d like to see some videos you can go find them buried in our Youtube channel history. A long long time ago, in a galaxy far far away.)
    • Henry Quinn, who Johan Els interviewed for Let's Talk Afrikaans won the design competition for UPCON's poster again this year.

Quick Geek

The rules of the Quick Geek are simple: 2 minutes per topic, and s/he who is the most interesting wins. Invariably we all always lose, but we try.

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