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19th May 2008: Season 5 Episode 18 : 103.01
- Room 101: in honour of our 101st show, we shamelessly steal an idea from a British television programme and nominate one thing each to "go into Room 101", by which we mean that it should be banished for all time beyond the sight of humankind (1.45) [Nominate your candidates for banishment in the LugRadio forums!]
- We talk about Webwise's Phorm, the latest Internet advertising wheeze of dubious legality in the UK, with Becky Hogge from the Open Rights Group: what can you do about Phorm, why is it bad, and is there any stopping it? (18.25) [Do you think Phorm is a good idea? Do your ISP or your country implement something similar? Tell us about it in the forums]
- After the last episode's discussion of Evolution, we were challenged to all try a different email client for a week. The team report back on what it's like to spend a week using a different MUA (41.10)
- A suggestion from LugRadio Community Hero mrben on how to advocate Free formats inoffensively sparks a discussion about the idea of a "restricted formats wizard" in Linux distributions. Do distros do enough to promote the use of unencumbered formats for media? Do we as a community do enough? Do we do too much? (59.20) [Would you like to see a restricted formats wizard? Tell us how it should work in the forums]
- Your emails, including an avalanche of comment prompted by the section in the last episode about Gobuntu. You too can contact the show and win the truly exclusive LugRadio black t-shirt! (1.20.50)
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