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A weekly talk show ruminating on exactly what is wrong in the world of Apple and related technologies and businesses. Nothing is so perfect that it can't be complained about. Hosted by John Siracusa & Dan Benjamin.

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A weekly talk show ruminating on exactly what is wrong in the world of Apple and related technologies and businesses. Nothing is so perfect that it can't be complained about. Hosted by John Siracusa & Dan Benjamin.

    Episode 100: 100: Metacritical

    Episode 100: 100: Metacritical

    John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin end the Hypercritical podcast with a discussion of the show itself, followed by a final Q&A where Dan asks the questions and John attempts to provide sensible answers. Many thanks to all the listeners and the folks in the 5by5 chat room. The journey was the reward.


    Links for this episode:
    "I modded my GameCube pad into a Wii Classic Controller", by gummowned - Reddit
    Address Resolution Protocol - Wikipedia
    Basic guide to mod a GameCube controller with a Wii Classic Controller PCB - Gummo
    Hypercritcal (Song A Day #1450) - YouTube
    Jonathan Mann
    Song a Day: The Album
    Wii RetroPad Adapter 2 - Sparrow's Domain
    "If you liked our Bad At High School episode, …" - @theincomparable
    Hypercritical - Ars Technica
    Jerry Maguire - Wikiquote
    More Hypercritical Length Analysis - Super Jeffective

    • 1 hr 41 min
    Episode 99: 99: New Siracusa County Bros. U

    Episode 99: 99: New Siracusa County Bros. U

    John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin follow up on iTunes 11 and Apple's continuing failure to grok online services, then discuss the Wii U, starting with the painful setup process and continuing on to New Super Mario Bros. U, Nintendo Land, and, inevitably, the Wii U GamePad controller.


    Links for this episode:
    Order of authors on publications - Academia Stack Exchange
    Does your brain really have the power to see the world upside-down?
    Dropbox: The Linchpin - Daring Fireball
    Dropbox: The Linchpin - Michael Tsai
    How Nintendo DRM trapped $400 of downloaded games on my failing Wii - Ars Technica
    The long, frustrating road to recovering my Wii downloads - Ars Technica
    The incredibly true story of how I bricked my Wii U - The PA Report
    Wii U GamePad battery compartment - iFixIt
    New Super Mario Bros. U - Amazon.com
    Wii U - Nintendo
    Nintendo Land - Amazon.com
    Sponsored by Hover (use code DANSENTME for 10% off), Shutterstock (use code DANSENTME12 for 30% off), and Sourcebits.

    • 2 hr 1 min
    Episode 98: 98: Hardware Machismo

    Episode 98: 98: Hardware Machismo

    John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin follow up on taping out silicon chips, Apple's seemingly bottomless silicon ambitions, and the pitfalls of labeling people, then discuss Twitterrific 5, the new Google maps app on iOS, iTunes 11, Tim Cook's national news tour, and Apple's upcoming "Made in the USA" Mac.


    Links for this episode:
    How to use rlwrap to get a command history in sql*plus - Lutz Hartmann
    How To Tell People They Sound Racist - YouTube
    Innovation is a Fight - Rands In Repose
    Rands - Wikipedia
    How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Discussing Race - TEDxHampshireCollege
    A comment on The new age of Capital Intensity - Asymco.com
    NBC's Rock Center interview with Tim Cook - Part 1
    NBC's Rock Center interview with Tim Cook - Part 2
    Google Maps for iPhone shows Apple how to do mapping right - Ars Technica
    iTunes 11 review: Simple is as simple does - Ars Technica
    iTunes through the ages - Ars Technica
    Apple CEO Tim Cook to Brian Williams: “Don’t bet against us.” - Ars Technica
    Tim Cook's Freshman Year: The Apple CEO Speaks - Businessweek
    OpenStreetMap
    Twitterrific 5
    Jeff Foster
    Kitsune: Efficient, General-purpose Dynamic Software Updating for C (PDF)
    Muir Island - Wikipedia
    Kremlinology - Wikipedia
    Hypercritical T-Shirt Poll
    For Apple, change could be a good sign - Jason Snell
    Text of Steve Jobs' Stanford commencement address (2005)
    Apple CEO Steve Jobs at D8: The Full, Uncut Interview - AllThingsD
    Apple's "Made in USA" computer likely to be Mac Pro - Philip Elmer-DeWitt
    The Pipeline #23: John Siracusa
    The Setup / John Siracusa

    • 2 hr 6 min
    Episode 97: 97: Idle Doodles

    Episode 97: 97: Idle Doodles

    John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin follow up on silicon chip making and misogyny in geek culture, then dive into Hypercritical's first—and likely only—listener Q&A show. All questions entertained! Some questions answered!


    Links for this episode:
    No Movie for Old Men
    On Dickwolves, Ethics, and Why I'm Not Attending PAX East - arthur-ign
    The Pratfall of Penny Arcade - A Timeline
    Five Geek Social Fallacies - Michael Suileabhain-Wilson
    Raymond Chandler's Private Dick - The Atlantic
    International maritime signal flags - Wikipedia
    Blue Peter Frequently Asked Questions - BBC
    John Scalzi - Wikipedia
    The Way Games Work - Wii U GamePad - YouTube
    Bare Bones Software: BBEdit 10.5
    BBEdit 10.5 Release Notes
    Quicken Mac 2007 - Intuit
    Who Gets To Be a Geek? Anyone Who Wants to Be - John Scalzi
    The AnandTech Podcast
    Bono - Wikipedia
    Larry Elmore: The Complete Elmore Artbook - Kickstarter
    Perceptual adaptation - Wikipedia
    Larry Elmore, Fantasy Artist
    Jonathan Coulton - Wikipedia
    Dan Moren's Boston Globe article (mostly behind a paywall, unfortunately)
    Macworld: The Best Mac Ever
    The Flop House
    Roderick on the Line
    Fresh Air
    This American Life
    Sponsored by Shutterstock (use code DANSENTME12 for 30% off), Squarespace (use code DANSENTME12 for 10% off), Hover (use code DANSENTME for 10% off), and Prop 'n Go (use the code DANSENTME for 17% off).

    • 1 hr 55 min
    Episode 96: 96: Blue Peter

    Episode 96: 96: Blue Peter

    John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin reveal John's Wii U in transit, then talk more about Apple, Intel, ARM, and silicon chip fabrication, and finally, the Fake Geek Girl meme, misogyny, and problems with Geek Culture in general.


    Links for this episode:
    Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software, by Charles Petzold
    From NAND to Tetris: The Elements of Computing Systems - nand2tetris.org
    Cabel's tweet about The Wii U GamePad
    If Samsung doesn't supply Apple's processors, who will? - Fortune
    Native Client: Technical Overview - Google
    Native Client: A Sandbox for Portable, Untrusted x86 Native Code (PDF)
    Ring (computer security) - Wikipedia
    Broadwell (microarchitecture) - Wikipedia
    Land grid array - Wikipedia
    Indium gallium zinc oxide - Wikipedia
    Blue Peter - Wikipedia
    Multiply–accumulate operation - Wikipedia
    Transactional memory going mainstream with Intel Haswell - Ars Technica
    Intel's Haswell CPU Microarchitecture - RealWorldTech
    Haswell has on-die voltage regulator - fudzilla.com
    Idiot Nerd Girl - Know Your Meme
    Fake Geek Girl Meme - The Mary Sue
    The Incomparable #28: Bad at High School
    RBC: Intel in talks with Apple to build iPhone processors - Fortune
    Hypercritical - Ars Technica
    Wyld Stallyns #1 : Be Excellent To Each Other - YouTube
    Moore's law - Wikipedia
    OS X 10.8.3 beta supports Radeon HD 7900-series chipsets - MacNN
    Wild Speculation: Why a $2B AMD purchase would be a puzzle piece fit for Apple - 9to5Mac
    Intel kills off the desktop, PCs go with it - SemiAccurate
    Nerds: Stop hating women, please - New Statesman
    On the “Fake” Geek Girl - The Mary Sue
    Dear Fake Geek Girls: Please Go Away - Forbes
    Forget the Sixaxis - the Wii U’s GamePad has nine-axis control - VentureBeat
    Apple may tap TSMC to move A-series mobile chips to 28nm process - Ars Technica
    Who Gets To Be a Geek? Anyone Who Wants to Be - John Scalzi
    Sponsored by Shutterstock (use code DANSENTME11 for 30% off), Koku, and Sourcebits.

    • 1 hr 44 min
    Episode 95: 95: Black Friday

    Episode 95: 95: Black Friday

    John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin discuss the upcoming end of this show, more on Intel vs. ARM, Apple's CPU/GPU needs, and the newly revealed internals of the Wii U console and GamePad.


    Links for this episode:
    Advanced Vector Extensions - Wikipedia
    5by5 Specials #10: State of the Union for 2012
    Intel to fab ARM chips for Apple? It’s possible… - Ars Technica
    Intel's Tick Tock strategy (image)
    Silicon - Wikipedia
    Silicone - Wikipedia
    Intel set to expand its Hillsboro research fab, D1X - OregonLive.com
    Haswell’s GPU prowess is due to Crystalwell - SemiAccurate
    Crystalwell is very wide memory for Haswell GT3 - SemiAccurate
    Nintendo Wii U Teardown - iFixit
    Rayman developer: Wii U GamePad latency is 1/60th of a second - Ars Technica
    Hands-On with Wii U (GamePad lag video) - Digital Foundry
    Iwata Asks : Wii U: The Console : Hardware as Stagehand
    Wii U GamePad battery compartment - iFixIt
    Skylanders
    CrashPlan's Black Friday sale
    State of the Union Address for 2012 - 5by5 Blog
    Sponsored by Mailgun (use code 5BY5 for 10% off), Shopify, Hover (use the code DANSENTME for 10% off), and Shutterstock (use code DANSENTME11 for 30% off).

    • 1 hr 48 min

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