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Episode 13: Forever Friday
It's the final Friday, and the crew shares some great stories from a recent team summer camp.
Plus some super-secret projects in the works, and another famous flash mob.
Special Guests: Brent Gervais and Hadea Fisher.
Alex Kretzschmar on Instagram — “Diablo Lake in Washington at night!”Four Peaks Ice Caves in Washington StateAlex Kretzschmar on Instagram — “4 peaks timelapse”Big Four Ice CavesJupiter Extras — New content inspired by the Friday Stream
Episode 12: Storage Heartbreak
We share stories from a time when computer storage was very precious, and the types of storage were still battling it out for the standard.
Plus our proposals to do away with time zones, and a special guest helps give away some games.
Special Guests: Brent Gervais and Jackie DeVore.
The radical plan to destroy time zones - The Washington Post — The plan was strikingly simple. Rather than try to regulate a variety of time zones all around the world, we should instead opt for something far easier: Let's destroy all these time zones and instead stick with one big "Universal Time."
How India's single time zone is hurting its people - BBC News — The sun rises nearly two hours earlier in the east of India than in the far west. Critics of the single time zone have argued that India should move to two different standard times to make the best use of daylight in eastern India, where the sun rises and sets much earlier than the west. People in the east need to start using their lights earlier in the day and hence use more electricity.
Sirens of Scream Podcast — Three lady geeks explore the dark side of comics, games, film and tv. The spooky and sinister, the gory and gross; nothing is off limits.
SirensPodcast on TwitterTime Capsule For The Year 2957 Discovered at MIT — As we’ve seen time and again, most time capsules are incredibly boring. But MIT recently discovered a time capsule filled with some amazing materials from 1957 inside. It’s not supposed to be opened until the year 2957, and thankfully MIT is honoring that wish.
A Moment in Time: Time capsule found during construction at MIT — Back in the early stages of construction for MIT.nano, members of the crew stumbled upon something that clearly didn't belong: A time capsule buried in 1957 as part of the dedication to the Compton Laboratories. Relic from last century | MIT News — During excavation for MIT.nano, the Department of Facilities unearthed an unexpected relic between buildings 12 and 26: a time capsule buried on June 5, 1957, to commemorate the opening of the Karl Taylor Compton Laboratories.
A partially disassembled IBM 350 (RAMAC)Iomega Jaz (1996 – 2002) | Museum of Obsolete Media — Introduced by Iomega in 1996, the Jaz disk was a removable hard-disk storage system, that initially had a capacity of 1 GB (a 2 GB version was released in 1998).
Jaz drive - Wikipedia — Following the success of the Iomega Zip drive, which stored data on removable magnetic cartridges with 100MB nominal capacity, the company developed and released the Jaz drive. Initially the drive featured 1GB capacity per removable disk; this was increased to 2GB in 1998.
MiniDisc - Wikipedia — MiniDisc (MD) is a magneto-optical disc-based data storage format offering a capacity of 60, 74 minutes and, later, 80 minutes, of digitized audio or 1 gigabyte of Hi-MD data. Sony brand audio players were on the market in September 1992.
PocketZip - Wikipedia — It was known as the "Clik!" drive until the click of death class action lawsuit regarding mass failures of Iomega's Zip drives. Thenceforth, it was renamed to PocketZip.Music | AKAW! — Intro: Bird Brain
Outro: El Guapo
11: IT's a Support Trap!
We share family tech support stories and reminisce about the good old days of being the "go-to" tech support member.
Plus how we TV these days, streaming subscription fatigue, and Ell's search for missing persons.
Alex's 2019 RoadtripUpdated Nvidia Shield TV spotted in FCC listing — In the Android TV world, the Nvidia Shield TV is still by far the best option available. However, the aging hardware is due for an upgrade. Today, an FCC listing for an updated Nvidia Shield TV has been revealed, hinting that a release could be around the corner.
Forget 'Russian' FaceApp — Why is a simple face changing app yielding such a backlash over the nationality of its developers when there has been little concern over Facebook opening its archives of its two billion users for data mining by researchers including those working directly with those very Russian intelligence services Senator Schumer fears?Find Your Canine Soulmate Today | How I Met My DogThis “Dating” Website Will Help You Find the Perfect Dog — How I Met My Dog is a website that, like eHarmony and Match.com, asks you to fill out an extensive personality questionnaire in an effort to find you an adoptable pet that meets your specific needs. Once you sign up, you answer 56 questions about your preferences, your expectations, and your lifestyle habits, before being matched with compatible dogs in shelters across 17 states.
Episode 10: Young and the Wreckless
Joined by a new friend we share the stories of our first vehicles and the crazy things we did to them, and watch out Florida man, Oregon man is coming for you!
Special Guest: Mike McClaren.
Dramatic video shows Coast Guard leaping onto submarine carrying 17,000 pounds of cocaine — The U.S. Coast Guard released video of service members leaping onto a submarine carrying 17,000 pounds of cocaine as part of a monthslong, $569 million cocaine bust.Cat burgler brings his own cat — Ryan Douglas Bishop allegedly brought his cat to a burglary where he donned the homeowners Christmas pajama onesie.Linux Millionaire Question Form — Jupiter Broadcasting wants to create a fun game for Linux enthusiasts to test their knowledge on the depths of technology and Linux history. Please help by providing us your thoughtful questions and suggested answers! Trace Labs — Trace Labs offers information security conferences with a unique high value experience for contestants by way of an open source intelligence (OSINT) Capture The Flag (CTF) contest known as the “Missing CTF”.The Joe Jacksons — The Joe Jacksons are a rock 'n' roll band from Austin, TX.
9: From Zero to Murder
Everyone is back from Texas with a great story to share, and Chris comes within 3 seconds of a life-ending moment.
Plus Chz goes up against Brent in our most surprising giveaway game yet.
Red Faction Guerrilla — Red Faction: Guerrilla re-defines the limits of destruction-based game-play with a huge open-world, fast-paced guerrilla-style combat, and true physics-based destruction.OSCAR - Open Source CPAP Analysis Reporter — OSCAR is PC (Windows, Mac, Linux) software developed for reviewing and exploring data produced by CPAP and related machines used in the treatment of sleep apnea.Cooper's BBQ — Home of the Big ChopThompson's Bookstore — Located in the historic Vybek building in downtown Fort Worth, Thompson’s elevates the art of the cocktail while transporting you to a simpler time.Boulder Adventure Lodge — Our goal is to give you access to the best outdoor adventures that Boulder has to offer. Whether your climbing, fishing, skiing, cycling, hiking, or taking in the town, the A-Lodge offers instant access to all your favorite adventures.Wyoming Whiskey — e are independent, family-owned whiskey makers with a world-class distillery in the Big Horn Basin of Wyoming.Hot Springs State Park - Thermopolis, Wyoming — Come for the hot springs, but prepare to be enchanted by all that Hot Springs State Park has to offer. Relax in the park’s Free Bath House where the 104-degree water soothes away aches and pains. You don’t have to go to Yellowstone to see Bison. Wyoming’s state Bison Herd is located in the Hot Springs State Park. Ash Gray News — Ash Gray is a troubadour in the truest sense.Born in US East Coast steeltown of Pittsburgh, the middle son of expat Yorkshire parents, he’s had an eye on the highway practically ever since he was old enough to play a gig.Ash Gray on Twitter — I am singer/songwriter with various projects that revolve around Rock,Pop,Alt. Country and Americana.I Know You by Ash GrayThe Other Man by Ash Gray
Episode 8: Random Access Memories
We share the stories of our very first computers, and reminisce about the bad old days of the PC.
Plus we solve another world problem, explain Amazon Flex, and our cheap home studio build.
Music - NewRetroWaveHorse Blood - NewRetroWaveEnd of The Night - NewRetroWaveAngela Fisher on Instagram — Here we are! Last day of school!!!What It's Like To Be An Amazon Flex Delivery Driver — Amazon has offered free two-day shipping for Prime members since 2005. As Amazon rolls out a one-day shipping guarantee for its 100 million Prime members, Amazon Flex drivers help solve the company's last mile problem. CNBC spoke to these on-demand contract workers all over the country to find out what it's really like to deliver for Amazon.The Computer Chronicles - Pentium PCs (1993)V.92 - Wikipedia — V.92 is an ITU-T recommendation, titled Enhancements to Recommendation V.90, that establishes a modem standard allowing near 56 kb/s download and 48 kb/s upload rates. With V.92 PCM is used for both the upstream and downstream connections; previously 56K modems only used PCM for downstream data.Paratrooper DOS Game — Paratrooper is a 1982 computer game, written by Greg Kuperberg and published by Orion Software. Paratrooper is one of the three games written by Greg Kuperberg when the IBM-PC was still very new.Floppy disk - Wikipedia — A floppy disk, also known as a floppy, diskette, or simply disk, is a type of disk storage composed of a disk of thin and flexible magnetic storage medium, sealed in a rectangular plastic enclosure lined with fabric that removes dust particles. Macintosh SE/30, start and format a floppy disk - Sounds Of Changes — The Macintosh SE/30 is a personal computer that was designed, manufactured and sold by Apple Computer, Inc. from 1989 until 1991.No, Your Kid Isn't Growing Horns Because Of Cellphone Use | Techdirt — This week, the Washington Post grabbed plenty of attention for a story that claimed that kids are actually growing "horns" because of cell phone use. The story, which leans on 2016 and 2018 research out of Australia, was cribbing off of this more nuanced piece by the BBC on how skeletal adaptation to modern living changes are kind of a thing.Australian researchers find 'horns' growing on young people's skulls from phone overuse - The Washington PostYes Kids are Growing Horns - But the Solution is Simple - YouTube — Recently this has become big news with many media outlets reporting on it. It may sound sensationalist, but it really isn't. This is a serious symptom of the augmented lifestyle young people are living involving their phones and media devices.
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