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From 3D printing to Linux and open source, Minecraft to maker tech, Category5 Technology TV provides a blend of programming centered around what is of interest to tech-minded individuals.

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Pinecraft Installer 2.6 is out, and we've made a ton of user-suggested improvements since our first release just 3 months ago! From being able to select between server versions (Paper, Fabric, Spigot, Cuberite or Vanilla), game modes (Survival or Creative) and even select a level seed or create your own, Pinecraft Installer 2.6 is a game changer for self-hosted Minecraft Java servers.

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Nvidia's $40bn Purchase of ARM Under Investigation by UK Government

  • April 19, 2021
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The UK government is looking into the national security implications of a deal worth $40 Billion dollars that has US-based Nvidia purchasing British chip designer ARM Holdings.

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Crypto Corner

Weekly news from the blockchain with Robert Koenig.

The toxic Crypto Industry: I am right, you are wrong!

  • February 23, 2021
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The crypto-industry is a toxic industry. Similar to politics, people are polarizing by trying to convince everybody else that their point of view is the right one. Especially in a bull market this attitude is not helpful and confuses all those that are joining this industry. Robert Koenig’s recommendation: build your own opinion and try not to listen to people that polarize.

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Join other Category5 community members, with the occasional visit from our cast and crew, for a live Zoom meeting hosted by bp9. Discuss the week's show, tech that has you excited, or other topics of interest to the community.

Our next Coffee Break is Sunday May 9 at 12 noon Eastern. [Click Here] to participate in the Coffee Break. Meeting ID: 960 4266 1716 Meeting Password: 625045

Please Note: When you set up your Zoom app, choose a nick you don't mind being shared publicly as the name you choose will be mentioned and included in the show notes.

Coffee Break - April 4, 2021

  • April 4, 2021
  • 26:39
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bp9 has the gear to program his pinetime but hasn't done it yet. bp9 and Sulbu discuss postfix, dovecot and email in general. EMMC is in bp9s desktop machine now but linux doesn't see it due to BIOS config being RAID, not AHCI. Dougs X4U is on its way! Brian Murray describes ETESYNC, a CardDav and CalDav server. Peter fixed the faulty board that the supplier will not refund his money for. bp9 is joined by Solbu, Doug, Brian Murray, Stormy, and Peter.

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