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An occasional podcast by, for, and about nerds trying to maintain sanity in an insane world.

Chicken Missil‪e‬ Chicken Missile Crew

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An occasional podcast by, for, and about nerds trying to maintain sanity in an insane world.

    Episode F – 30 January, 2021

    Episode F – 30 January, 2021

    In which we do our best to avoid the F word. (Spoiler: We fail. Fully.)







    Today’s Friendly Fundamentalists:







    * Charles — @Chicken_Missile* Cat — @LadyAiluros * Mark * Kay — @KaySavetz* Quinn — @QuinnDunki







    Brought to you by the letter: F







    F is for Fffffffffuuuuuuuuuuundamentals.







    What are some skills or knowledge that you have found essential to what you do each day (for work, relationships, adulting)?

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Episode E – 9 January, 2021

    Episode E – 9 January, 2021

    The epic ending to our extended episode of exploration and escapades. (see Episode D: Dungeons and/or Dragons)







    Today’s Experts in Exploration:







    * Charles — @Chicken_Missile (Atrios the Rogue)* Cat — @LadyAiluros  (Agartha the Amazon)* Matthew — (our DM)* Chris —@CT6502 (Grim the Barbarian)* Mark —(Duino the Wizard)* Wesley —(Sting the Skirmisher)* Paul — @yesterbits (Zkezza the Lizard Man)* Earl — (Skolsun the Dwarven Artificer)* Carrington — @Carrington (Vaté the Atlantean Duelist)







    Brought to you by the letter: E







    E is for the Epic Ending to our Earlier Endeavors.

    • 1 hr 54 min
    Episode D – 2 January, 2021

    Episode D – 2 January, 2021

    In our quest for all things rare and elusive, our intrepid band stumbles upon a stranger in the wilderness. He calls himself Matthew, and he offers to lead us in a game of Dungeons and Dragons… for a price!







    Today’s Detachment of Delegates:







    * Charles — @Chicken_Missile (Atrios the Rogue)* Cat — @LadyAiluros  (Agartha the Amazon)* Matthew — (our DM)* Chris —@CT6502 (Grim the Barbarian)* Mark —(Duino the Wizard)* Wesley —(Sting the Skirmisher)* Paul — @yesterbits (Zkezza the Lizard Man)* Earl — (Skolsun the Dwarven Artificer)







    Brought to you by the letter: D







    D is for Dungeons, but also Dragons.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Episode C – 9 December, 2020

    Episode C – 9 December, 2020

    In which the Scooby Gang solves the case of the cunning codes, learns how the Apple II mini-assembler works, and Carrington is suspiciously quiet.







    Today’s Cohort of conspirators







    * Charles — @Chicken_Missile* Mark* Paul — @yesterbits* Carrington — @carrington* Kay — @KaySavetz







    Brought to you by the letter: C







    C is for Codes, Cyphers and Cryptograms







    Today, we will watch, or listen, while our steely-eyed missile men decode a secret message of my devising. Individual points will be awarded for intuitive leaps and making progress toward the goal. The group will receive points for solving the two cryptograms in the allotted sixty minutes.







    To assist toward the goal, I will give a hint or answer a specific question once every ten minutes, provided the group all agree that they need the help. Each hint will reduce your final score.







    See if you can play along at home, and solve the following puzzles before our coven of collaborators:







    CYPHERTEXT 1 

    31 FF 14 FD 13 ED EF FC 0C F4 07 FF FA 06 FE FC

    08 F8 05 02 07 18 F3 08 E1 26 F4 F9 0D FD 08 DB

    FF F3 00 00 00 00 00 00 18 F8 1E F7 13 FC F1 F5

    18 F3 08 E1 13 0F 00 FC F9 04 00 E5 18 09 03 F3

    11 EF 0D CE 1A EF F7 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

    16 FA 0F F1 0B FF 05 F1 0B FF 0C 09 03 F3 F8 F3

    24 FB E4 07 18 F3 08 E1 29 F2 0B F4 E6 FF 10 EE

    12 E3 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

    12 FE 13 FA F8 FE 06 FA 00 07 0C 09 03 FD EE F4

    23 FB E7 04 18 F3 08 E1 26 FB DF FF 10 EE 12 F0

    01 F2 00 00 00 00 00 00 17 F9 0F 02 01 11 D5 1D

    E8 05 F7 01 FE 1D E6 08 F6 01 FE 1D E6 07 F7 06

    07 05 FF 18 F3 08 E1 1F F8 DB 00 00 00 00 00 00

    15 FB 1E F7 13 FC FB EB 18 F3 08 E1 22 FF F5 FF

    FE 12 01 F5 05 F9 E7 FF 10 EE 12 F0 01 31 CF FF

    10 E3 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

    13 FD 22 F3 FC 03 00 F6 09 FA 06 E8 19 F6 18 F3

    08 E1 17 11 EF 0D 07 F6 FF F7 E6 12 F0 01 31 CF

    FF F3 00 00 00 00 00 00 14 FC 20 02 F7 05 06 EF

    05 0A D2 04 28 F5 00 06 DD 1B E6 00 12 FF 18 F3

    08 E1 18 09 03 DC FF 10 EE



    CYPHERTEXT 2

    G O R J Z X E H H V Z

    L Z N T F F M V U O S

    M ` U J E T P Z a M ^

    X ] T J L F W U N E N

    F L R L I T Y L W T W

    B P Q C W K P I ] M V

    R U O U T R I T Z T I

    C D U P O Z E K G O S

    L G D R N G [ W N G T

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode B – 25 November, 2020

    Episode B – 25 November, 2020

    In which we put butts on nuns and murder invisible old women.







    Today’s Bevy of bookish beneficiaries







    * Charles — @Chicken_Missile* Mark* Cat — @ladyailuros* Ken — @kgagne* Paul — @yesterbits* Carrington — @carrington* Kay — @KaySavetz







    Brought to you by the letter: B







    B is for Books. I assume you’re all readers. What is the last book you read for pleasure? How do you consume your books - dead tree, e-reader, audiobook?







    App suggestion: Libby https://www.overdrive.com/apps/libby/







    Goodreads







    * Ken —*  Leave Only Footprints* Cat —* Consider Phlebas by Iain Banks * Mark — * Butts on Things https://www.briancook.net/portfolio/projects/butts-on-things/* Paul — * Humpty Dumpty Lived Near a Wall (Derek Hughes)* The Thursday Murder Club (Richard Osman) * Richard Osman’s House of Games* Pointless * Omnibus podcast* Kay — * A Very Punchable Face by Colin Jost* Dear Girls by Ali Wong * The Answer Is…: Reflections on My Life by Alex Trebek* Carrington — * The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, by V. E. Schwab * When We Cease to Understand the World, by Benjamin Labatut 

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode A – 18 November, 2020

    Episode A – 18 November, 2020

    On the call:







    * Charles * Cat https://twitch.tv/ladyailuros* Paul* Carrington* Chris* Quinn* Mark* Kay







    Links:







    * Desert Bus for Hope https://desertbus.org/* National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) https://nanowrimo.org/* Scutoids are a geometrical solution to three-dimensional packing of epithelia: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-05376-1







    Discussion topic: 







    A is for Apple, Atari, Amiga, and so on… 







    A is also for Ambitions. What is something you have never yet done, but you hope to, either retro tech related, or otherwise?







    Shall we play a game?







    “The Limited Wisdom of Small Crowds” 







    In which we discover that our Canadian friends have no concept of “miles” or "pounds" and nobody on the panel knows the speed of light, or about how big an acre is.

    • 1 hr 21 min

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