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LUGRadio Live This Summer 87

[vmlinuz] writes "Also picked up on The Register, The Inquirer and Linux Today - with the LUGRadio show getting more and more listeners and attracting guests such as Miguel de Icaza, Mark Shuttleworth, Alan Cox, Seth Nickell and more, the growing fanbase will be able to congregate at LUGRadio Live this summer. The day long event includes speakers such as Ian Bell (co-creator of Elite), Simon Willison, Bill Thompson, Christan Schaller and more. In addition to the speakers, an all day bar, multi-player gaming, mini expo and paintball are in the cards. LUGradio Live takes place on Sat 25th June 2005 in Wolverhampton, UK."
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LUGRadio Live This Summer

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  • by treff89 ( 874098 ) on Sunday May 15, 2005 @04:47AM (#12534446)
    .. are a great and effective way to spread Linux etc. by combatting the short attention span of the youth of today.
  • News for Nerds.

    It seems to me that more often than news, slashdot's thing is adverts for nerds.

    Not saying it's a bad thing, there's a big grey area between news and adverts in this sort of thing, and hey, I'm here every day reading the stuff.

    I'm saying this mainly because I'd never heard of LUG radio before. Now I'm interested.

    Damn it "News for Nerds, Ads that bloody well work".

    PS Sorry if this comes off as a bit trollish. Its just there's a fine line between news and well targetted advertising.
    • Re:Is it just me? (Score:3, Insightful)

      by bersl2 ( 689221 )
      Its just there's a fine line between news and well targetted advertising.

      On the contrary, there is a very large and very blurred line between news and advertising.

      It is well-known what the readership of Slashdot is primarily. Since this event seems to be something that some readers may wish to attend, it is very much news, but it also happens to be advertising. Your mistake is in making the two mutually exclusive.

      You might make the argument that this is unacceptably more ad than news, but this is a much
    • Point taken but, believe me, it's nigh-on impossible getting a story posted on Slashdot :) That's why people like Slashdot, though: it has editorial standards it sticks to.
  • Yes (Score:3, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday May 15, 2005 @04:57AM (#12534466)
    Profanities all day long and live! :-D

    Sounds like a great event.
  • Bill Thompson? (Score:5, Interesting)

    by BillsPetMonkey ( 654200 ) on Sunday May 15, 2005 @05:38AM (#12534529)
    What this [bbc.co.uk] Bill Thompson?

    The one that told Linux users to "get real" ?
  • Kubuntu and KDE (Score:5, Informative)

    by JRiddell ( 216337 ) on Sunday May 15, 2005 @05:40AM (#12534532) Homepage
    Although it's not yet listed, I'll be talking about Kubuntu [kubuntu.org] and KDE.
    • Oohh, I hope you wear something under the kilt for paintball or we could be painting your balls ;-)
      • Interesting banter between one of the original hosts of lugradio and one of the speakers at the event lugradio live could be scored off-topic.

        Another example of how giving modpoints to twats who obviously have not read the story or understand the comments has turned slashdot into a kiddies playground.

        sparkes - karma to burn
  • by zaguar ( 881743 ) on Sunday May 15, 2005 @06:14AM (#12534594)
    and paintball are in the cards Ah, the possibilities. Linux fanatics versus Linux fanatics - who will win? My money is definately not on Team Gentoo. They will strip down thier guns and fire minature paint balls "to optimize efficiency". /flamebait
    • I suspect in the three days it takes the "optimisation" to occur they'll be rail-gunned to death by someone running debian i386 on a P90... ;-)
      • geehz! you'll never get it! we, already, have the source for the new lazer-guided highspeed-paintball (cvs-version of course!). it is compiling right now and will be ready at day-X.
  • Come as you are (Score:5, Insightful)

    by sparkes ( 125299 ) on Sunday May 15, 2005 @07:16AM (#12534712) Homepage Journal
    I might fall out of bed and roll into the city centre to say hi ;-)

    It's pretty impressive that this thing has come together at all considering it has no corporate sponsorship and is being done for the fun of the event.

    Imagine that no corporate interest just a bunch of hackers having fun. It's pre-takeover blues /. again.
  • Maybe its just me, but the whole podcast thing is juts so 'blowfish alike'

    Isn't it just 'downloading music to your usb/mp3-stick'?

    Never knew that it could be made so complicated :S
    Why don't they just hand over the mp3 over at the site??? (besides the rss thingy)
    • by Anonymous Coward
      They do. "Podcasting" isn't actually anything to do with iPods or any other sort of portable music player; it's just an audio file tied to an RSS feed. But you can download it normally as well.
  • FYI (Score:3, Informative)

    by isny ( 681711 ) on Sunday May 15, 2005 @10:58AM (#12535610) Homepage
    It's pronounced "Lug rah-dee-o". Brilliant show. Oh, and it's not profanity, it's "language".
  • by maryjanecapri ( 597594 ) on Sunday May 15, 2005 @11:32AM (#12535765) Homepage Journal
    i've been using Linux for about 10 years now. when i first started using it it was still an underground underdog scrapping to get a little attention. well 10 years later it has all the attention it needs but much of it the likes of cnet.com.com.com.com.com. so the majority of attention it gets these days is geared towared the business sect. so it's quite nice to hear people chatting up linux on multiple levels AND hear a bit of the old attitude creeping back into it. i'm sorry but watered-down, business-suit linux is nothing more than microsoft without the unpredictable software. i say more of this. i say Linux TV. i say let's bring back the days when linux.com was a real strong dream and a place where linux users could go and get help. don't get me wrong - i love the fact that big businesses are supporting linux. but that big money doesn't mean linux has to shed it's underdog attitude where you couldn't see a linux ad without the words "world domination" somewhere in the ad. i think the linux community should approach G4 TV and tell them they need to start a Linux TV show. hell, i'm an actor, maybe i'll pitch them the idea.
  • LUG lugs (Score:3, Interesting)

    by fm6 ( 162816 ) on Sunday May 15, 2005 @12:15PM (#12536049) Homepage Journal
    I downloaded the LUGRadio show where they interviewed Miguel de Icaza. I was less than impressed by the insight of the LUG guys. They seemed to think that any project which might rely on Mono or .NET could just as easily be done in Python!
  • I gave this a listen and found it to be quite good, although I think they think some of their humor (actually humour) is funnier than it really is. Anyhow, anyone know of any other good technology related podcasts?

I've noticed several design suggestions in your code.