On today’s wide-ranging (NSFW) podcast, political strategist Rick Wilson and writer Molly Jong-Fast join host Charlie Sykes to discuss Valentine’s Day, the Democrats and their strange obsession with political death, why Reps. Ilhan Omar and AOC are embracing Mean Girls-style politics, the death of Lyndon LaRouche, and the grift inside the Trump Hotel.
This week Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) joined Ana Marie Cox (@anamariecox) to talk about the government shutdown, and the newest implications of the Trump presidency. They covered how Trump’s decisions have affected everyone from Congress to the average American citizen. Afterwards, they talked about coping; teaching that taking care of yourself can be macro and take the form of activism, or micro and just involve sitting on the couch with a loved one, or a loved pet. Tune in for your weekly reminder that none of this is normal!Thanks to our sponsors!People brush too hard and some electric toothbrushes are too abrasive. Quip’s built-in two minute timer pulses every 30 seconds to remind you when to switch sides and help you to clean your whole mouth evenly. Quip starts at just $25 and if you go to GETQUIP.com/FRIENDS right now, you can get your first refill pack for FREE.Robinhood is an investing app that lets you buy and sell stocks, ETF’s, options, and cryptos- all commission-free. It’s a non-intimidating way for stock market newcomers to invest for the first time with true confidence. Robinhood is simple and Intuitive- clear design with data presented in an easy-to-digest way. Robinhood is giving listeners a FREE stock like Apple, Ford, or Sprint to help build your portfolio! Sign up at crookedfriends.robinhood.com. That’s crookedfriends dot robinhood dot com. Did you know that 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by February? Even if your 2019 got off on a rocky start, each new day brings an opportunity to start again. To establish new habits that support your happiest, healthiest self. For a limited time, With Friends Like These listeners get 25% off a Calm Premium subscription at CALM.COM/FRIENDS. Fully’s standing desks and collection of active chairs, give you the freedom to move, stretch, and be in healthier, more comfortable positions that work for your body’s unique and changing needs as they change throughout the day. To get your body moving in your workspace, go to FULLY.com/FRIENDS
Author Molly Jong Fast and political consultant and author Rick Wilson join host Charlie Sykes to discuss the state of Trumpism and the Republican Party.
John Gruber of Daring Fireball and The Talk Show join David and Stephen for a discussion about writing and podcasting, as well as WWDC and what the future may hold for the iPad and Mac.
Or, how to plan to break the law in 20 states at once.
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Podcast (ogg): Download (Duration: 50:17 — 34.6MB)Joe’s long-awaited Pinebook has finally arrived and we have a good chat about its ups and downs. Plus a packed news section including reproducible builds, ReactOS, mobile news and the usual Plasma love-in.
Plasma updates in the pipeline from Nate Here & Here
Purism dev boards when?
Lineage OS changing update frequency
Samsung announce Linux on DeX with Ubuntu
Reproducible Builds gets 300k & joins Conservancy
ReactOS 0.4.10 released
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This episode of is sponsored by Entroware. They are a UK-based company who sells computers with Ubuntu and Ubuntu MATE preinstalled. They have configurable laptops, desktops and servers to suit a wide range of Linux users. Check them out and don’t forget to mention us at checkout if you buy one of their great machines.
Joe recently bought an 11” Pinebook and delivers his verdict on it.
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