The Perfect Cup of Tea

  • Episode 346
  • May 6, 2014
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You don't necessarily need a $13,000 tea machine to make the perfect cup of tea! We also answer a wide assortment of viewer questions from viewers around the world.

Notes:
We used one of the Logitech C920 webcams for our main camera this week to see if we could get good picture without the flicker.

Topics Covered:

  • Thank you to those who have donated to Category5 TV. We were able to purchase a new microphone thanks to one such donation.
  • You can support the show via our Affiliate Links — if you're going to buy from our affiliate partners anyways, might as well have a portion of the proceeds go toward Category5 TV.
  • {play 7:02}Viewer Comment: I know you love Point Linux. I've been running Debian-based distros for over a year, but recently wanted to try Arch Linux. I found Manjaro, which is a lot easier to setup.
  • {play 12:13}Viewer Question: I just finished watching the Webdev series. Can I download any site's code files to my computer? I don't want to pirate their code, but I'd like to look at it to learn more about web development. Is it considered ethical to do this?
  • {play 19:11}Giveaway: Category5 Premium vinyl stickers.
  • {play 22:43}Top Stories from the Category5.TV Newsroom
    • Samsung must pay Apple $119.6m for patent infringement.
    • Now you can have the "perfect" cup of tea... for $13,000.
      • Robbie attempts to make the perfect cup of tea with a $60 machine.
    • OpenSSL is set to receive a massive injection of cash to support the open source project.
    • Sony has developed a storage tape that holds 85 TB on each cartridge.
  • {play 36:11}Viewer Question: I'm using the compiz effects in Xubuntu and it works, but it breaks my system. What can I do?
  • {play 39:22}Viewer Question: On a previous episode you talked about a user who needed XP to run some specific applications. Could you not just install XP into a virtual machine and then remove the network adapter?
    • Setting up host-only network sharing to a guest virtual machine with no Internet access on VirtualBox.
  • {play 44:08}Viewer Question: What is a good setup for live broadcasting for my church? I have Wirecast setup fine, but I'm having trouble finding a camera that can be ceiling mounted and remotely operated, but still have really good quality. What would work?
  • {play 51:31}Viewer Comment: Switching Windows XP to host-only networking is still unsafe since you can get a virus from a file on your host.
  • {play 53:41}Finally, a co-host is going to switch to Linux! Just not these ones.
  • {play 56:01}Welcome to all our newly registered viewers!

  • Host: Robbie Ferguson
  • Co-Host: Erika Lalonde
  • News Anchor: Christa Wells

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