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Nikhil Gopal and Nick Robison spend an hour talking about life, technology, current events, and the things that happen in the lives of nerds.

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Nikhil Gopal and Nick Robison spend an hour talking about life, technology, current events, and the things that happen in the lives of nerds.

    Episode 15 - UCSD Spits on Spritz, MapReduce for Rubes, BASIC is 50, Brain Rules

    Episode 15 - UCSD Spits on Spritz, MapReduce for Rubes, BASIC is 50, Brain Rules

    Nikhil runs for knowledge. IBM studies people. Study shows Spritz is terrible for comprehension, (but good for forgetting things, we think). Mapreduce uses a mafia structure (masters, mappers, groupers, reducers). A fondness for BASIC and variables named A1. You don’t need to learn to program. Yes, really. Nick mixes all the metaphors, in a pool.

    • 1 Std. 5 Min.
    Episode 14 - APIs are the new black (again), the humility of genius, coffee cleansing, and coding sucks

    Episode 14 - APIs are the new black (again), the humility of genius, coffee cleansing, and coding sucks

    [Originally Recorded on 5-2-14]

    Nick and Nikhil are off the ‘joe. Wood tables and hammers defeat little children. The Universe is not a toy, is something you learn in college. You don’t need to learn to code. College is worth more than $100K. APIs are in again (and so is Github)!

    • 1 Std. 1 Min.
    Episode 13 - Brunch Life, Flu with a View, A Book By Any Other Name Would Smell As Old, Cockroaches are Smarter Than Ataris, Life Is Older Than The Universe, and Nick and Nikhil Browse the Web.

    Episode 13 - Brunch Life, Flu with a View, A Book By Any Other Name Would Smell As Old, Cockroaches are Smarter Than Ataris, Life Is Older Than The Universe, and Nick and Nikhil Browse the Web.

    Nick is homesick and Nikhil is living the brunch life. Is reading books still a thing? Some models are useful, and Nick has the flu. Cockroaches are smarter than computers and may be older than the Universe. If XKCD doesn’t cut it, make your own. But if you do, your an idiot. Join us as Nick and Nikhil browse the internets.

    • 55 Min.
    Episode 12 - Smart Companies, Amazon Is For Lovers, Wolfram Is Smarter Than You, So Long XP, and Medical Ethics

    Episode 12 - Smart Companies, Amazon Is For Lovers, Wolfram Is Smarter Than You, So Long XP, and Medical Ethics

    Smartest company in the world? Try Illumina (and Apple is nowhere to be found). Walmart Rises! Oculus VR and Father Putin, breaking all the rules! Amazon Smile is a great idea. Reminiscing about Windows XP (Goodbye old friend, we’ll miss your bubbly blueness). Nick rants on healthcare and ethics. Nikhil recounts how a hospitals screw peoples’ credit. Kickstarter is now a pre-startup incubator. Nikhil and Nick play with Wolfram alpha (and inflation between 2008 and now is 11% suckas). Amazon is for (book) lovers.

    • 1 Std. 8 Min.
    Episode 11 - In America, Facebook “Hack” You. Also, Workspaces and Microsoft Keynote

    Episode 11 - In America, Facebook “Hack” You. Also, Workspaces and Microsoft Keynote

    Nikhil can’t buy the XBox One. Nick and Nikhil talk workspaces. No one works from home. Microsoft might not be cool, but that’s why REAL hipsters use it. Nikhil works on D3 stuff and Nick tries to be productive. Facebook releases its own language, Hack. Vinyl records may be better than Spotify--but probably not. Oh yeah, a banana has 105 calories. And men may have menopause.

    • 1 Std. 10 Min.
    Episode 10 - Are Watches Still a Thing? The Future is Hard, and Kids These Days….

    Episode 10 - Are Watches Still a Thing? The Future is Hard, and Kids These Days….

    Nikhil can’t wait for his very own titan. Nick laments his lack of true nerdery. Whippersnappers actually install toolbars. Indie developers are just as cool as indie bands. Nikhil’s not making money fast enough, but the city’s still paying for it. The last piece of Nick’s childhood is dead in the snow. And we both try to predict the future, but we’re not engineers.

    • 1 Std. 1 Min.

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