hdurer / H Durer

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  1. Talking Politics: Britain Wrestles with its Past

    We talk with the writer and political commentator Fintan O’Toole about how British politics can and should deal with its imperial past in the age of Brexit. From battles over statues to fights over nationalism we explore whether history has become the new democratic divide. Why does Churchill loom so large over our politics? Can Labour reclaim the mantle of patriotism? Will the Union survive the history wars? Plus we ask whether there has been a generational shift in attitudes to race and identity. With Helen Thompson.

    Talking Points:

    Debates over statues and monuments are really more about the present than the past.

    ⋅ They don’t necessarily lead you to a real engagement with either your history or your contemporary identity.

    ⋅ Britain has a long history of questioning how the past is thought about in the public sphere.

    Is it possible to have a serious political argument about Churchill’s legacy anymore?

    ⋅ In the age of Johnson, is everything a proxy?

    ⋅ Churchill can’t be separated from the Second World War in British historical memory.

    ⋅ The Churchill question goes deep into the Union question. If you take away the experience of the two world wars, it’s not clear what keeps the Union together.

    How do you articulate a sense of British patriotism when the state is in decline and the history it’s wrapped up in is often disgraceful?

    ⋅ For example, you could celebrate Britain’s move to outlaw the slave trade—but almost every historian would point out that this is shot through with hypocrisy.

    ⋅ There’s a profound problem around the history of Britishness.

    Over the last 10 years, two different consensuses have broken down, and these interact with each other quite lethally.

    ⋅ First there’s consent to Britain’s membership in the EU; this broke down more in England and in Wales.

    ⋅ Second is consent to the Anglo-Scottish union breaking down in Scotland.

    ⋅ And the fact that the referendum produced a Leave vote meant that the Northern Ireland question came back into play.

    Nationalisms always want to purify themselves into victimhood.

    ⋅ What this does is occlude the complexity of the history of the nation itself.

    ⋅ Nationalism involves telling a story about the past that often, though not always, involves trying to break away from some larger political authority, often an empire.

    ⋅ Part of the present moment’s attitude towards British history is not new: the sense that British history was delegitimated by Empire has been there before.


    Tagged with politics

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  2. CRE045 B.A.T.M.A.N.

    Schon in Chaosradio Express 016 hat Elektra einen tiefen Einblick in Wesen und Form des Mesh Networking geboten. Im Gespräch mit Tim Pritlove werden nun die neuesten Erkenntnisse der Entwicklung berichtet.

    Kern der Neuigkeiten ist der Nachfolger des OLSR-Protokolls namens B.A.T.M.A.N. Elektra erläutert, wie B.A.T.M.A.N. im Deatil funktioniert, welche Erfahrungen und Erkenntnisse seinem Design zu Grunde liegen und wie man sich das alles vorstellen muss. Ein Teil der Diskussion betrifft auch die geplante Mesh Networking Technologie im OLPC (XO) Laptop.

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  3. Category Theory with Bartosz Milewski - CoRecursive Podcast

    Today Adam talks to Bartosz Milewski. He is the author of a famous blog series, lecture series and now book on Category Theory for programmers. The world of functional programming is rife with terminology imported from abstract algebra and Category Theory. In fact, it may be one of the most valid criticisms of functional programming …


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  4. FT: Germany’s shifting foreign policy

    Gideon Rachman, the Financial Times chief foreign affairs columnist, takes you with him on his travels, as he meets the decision-makers and thinkers who are shaping world affairs. The Rachman Review gives you the chance to listen in on his reflective and often probing conversations with politicians, intellectuals and analysts around the globe.

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  5. Ed Horley Unlocks the Mystery of IPv6

    Joining us this week is Ed Horley, Co-Founder and CEO of Hexabuild.

    About Hexabuild HexaBuild is an IT professional services consultancy comprised of industry-recognized IT subject matter experts and thought leaders. Our core team has a combined 60+ years of experience, multiple expert-level vendor certifications, and several publications by recognized technology presses.

    HexaBuild specializes in managing IPv6 adoption initiatives and large-scale cloud deployments for both enterprises and service providers. Services include IPv6 training, IPv6 consulting, IPv6 address planning, IPv6 hardware and software assessments, IPv6 network/IT environment audits, on-prem to cloud migration and integration.

    Original video: https://soundcloud.com/user-410091210/ed-horley-unlocks-the-mystery-of-ipv6
    Downloaded by http://huffduff-video.snarfed.org/ on Mon, 21 Oct 2019 19:45:49 GMT Available for 30 days after download

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  6. Decentralize It

    Some people believe that decentralization is the inevitable future of the web. They believe that internet users will start to demand more privacy and authenticity of information online, and that they’ll look to decentralized platforms to get those things. But would decentralization be as utopian as advocates say it could be?

    Host Manoush Zomorodi speaks to Eugen Rochko of Mastodon, an ad-free alternative to Twitter; Justin Hunter of Graphite docs, a decentralized alternative to GoogleDocs; Maria Bustillos who hopes to help eliminate fake news online through the Blockchain; David Irvine, the co-founder of MaidSafe who plans to make the centralized internet as we know it redundant; and Tom Simonite of WIRED, who comments on both the promise and also the pitfalls of decentralization.


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  7. Run as Radio: IPv6 in 2019 with Ed Horley

    It’s 2019 - do you know where your IPv6 network is? Richard chats with Ed Horley about the current state of IPv6 and his new business, HexaBuild, that specifically provides services to companies implementing IPv6. Ed points out that the cell industry has pretty much moved entirely to IPv6 - if you’re using a current generation smartphone, it’s running across an IPv6 network. All the cloud providers offer IPv6 addressing, so the laggards at this point are the big, older corporations. The real question is, when do we move off of IPv4?

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