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Episode 474 – The Metric System is the Tool of the Devil – 11/08/18

This week, Kishore is joined by Will Smith (@willsmith) and first-timer Trace Dominguez (@tracedominguez) to talk about the retirement of the physical kilogram, 25 hours of videos games for the kids, Samsung’s new foldable “device”, and an extra long Moment of Science.

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24 thoughts on “Episode 474 – The Metric System is the Tool of the Devil – 11/08/18

  1. I just got done listening to this on the You Tubes, and during the “Moment of Science” iPS cells wasn’t discussed when it came to organ regrowth. Has iPS cells not gotten to that point yet, or are they just going to stay at the point of patching and re-enforcing already existing organs (or am I completely off on iPS cell usage)?

    **EDITED PART BELOW**

    Cool “Moment of Science” segment discussion.

  2. Is Will Smith going to be a permanent host again? He is very hard to listen to. Tested goes from being my favorite podcast to one I cringe through when he is on. It doesn’t help that he talks three times as much as everyone else.

  3.   Will’s the best. I really tapered off after he left. Anyway…

    It’s not Thanksgiving until Will says the word spatchcock.. you’re on the clock, man.

  4. Blizzard hyped up Diablo fans who are primarily PC gamers with a growing console base. Blizzard then tried to temper expectations by blogging prior to BlizzCon. They basically said that Diablo 4 would not be announced at BlizzCon but that it and other Diablo projects are in the works.

    Many longtime fans took this to mean the BlizzCon announcement would be a remaster of Diablo 2 or an expansion/character pack for Diablo 3, something available on the PC platform.

    The audience, these longtime hardcore fans, who traveled to BlizzCon primarily for a series they love, were stunned and felt abandoned by their favorite game development company releasing a new chapter exclusively on a platform in which they are uninterested.

    The reaction would have been more positive if they had announced something else alongside the mobile game, even a short teaser for something that’s 2+ years down the road… something targeted for the hardcore PC gaming fans.

    (Edited with amendment below)

    Personally, I am disappointed in a lack of PC/console Diablo news, but I will still try the mobile game. I am sure it will be good as far as mobile phone games go, but I am not interested in the touchscreen interface for gaming outside of mindless time-wasters. Involved games requiring dedicated blocks of time are not what I like to use on my phone. Maybe a younger audience will be more drawn to the experience.

  5. We still have a long way to go with iPS cells regrowing tissue. There are some examples in the lab – heart tissue experiments are the ones I am most familiar with – but we are a LOOOONNNGGG way from transplantation.

  6. Adam just got back from New Zealand, so I am betting the farm on a ‘spatchcock’-drop on next week’s Still Untitled…

    The Diablo story is just sad. You are disappointed in no game announcement? Fine. That doesn’t mean you get a free pass to act like a spoiled child, and it really shouldn’t be that difficult to just shrug it off. Literally nothing you do will impact a Blizzard release schedule, and as “hardcore fans” you should know that pretty damned well. The litany of strained excuses for the poor behaviour on display…. Grown ass men…

  7. For the record, I do not condone the rude behavior exhibited by some Diablo fans. I am not trying to excuse it. As a fan, I wanted to bring further context to the topic.

  8. I get that, and my comment was not aimed at yours specifically… I’m just reaching a point of exhaustion with the overall entitlement on display amongst gamers, of which the Diablo-situation is just the latest in a lengthy line.

    Friend-of-tested and Blizzard-collaborator Harrison Krix tweeted a fairly straight forward statement on the situation, and the responses were a non-stop trash-fire of abuse, threats and slurs.

  9. Listening to the podcast I missed the intro for Trace Dominguez and thought it was Grant Imahara, but it just didn’t quite feel right given how I would expect a conversation with Grant to go. Had to come here to check the video. Their voices are identical to me.

  10. Talking of an entitled minority about the reaction after the last Blizzcon is just ridiculous…

    574K dislikes vs 22k likes on the trailer and there is clear evidence that they deleted hundreds of thousand dislikes…

    It would be nice if Will actually informed himself before ridiculing hundreds of thousands, no a million plus people that are pissed about the way Blizzard acted in this situation…

  11. I think the exact opposite.

    I find the podcast is way better since he is gone. The participants actually have something interesting to say other than arrogant and uninformed comments…

    But hey, to each is own…

    If Will comes back more often, i will probably cancel my subscription…

  12.   hey yeah fair enough. I was the exact opposite. Let my sub lapse after his departure. But I think if you hang on for a few weeks he’ll be back to his once a quarterish appearances. Think it’s just cover while Norm is out.

  13. Will was way out of line talking about Diablo, and he monopolized the conversation so much that Kishore didn’t even get to the part about the fan asking if it was an April Fool’s joke. I never understood why people didn’t like Will. I’ve been a huge fan of his since TIOAT’s inception, but I’m not anymore. What a jerk.

  14. plus, it’s not a giant leap of conclusion from blizzard announcing a mobile game in a profitable series they have no intention of abandoning, to knowing they have a major series title in development. i’ve seen a game dev put it as ‘the devs are low-key hitting on fans and the fans are acting as if they had been slapped in the face.’ but then, violent tantrums over not getting exactly the thing they imagined themselves to deserve kinda became a defining trait of the self-professed gamer demographic.

    also, will’s gamer impressions are amazing. so accurate. XD

  15. I desperately miss Will as a regular. Norm is … norm. Jeremy and the addition of Kishore saved this podcast after Will left.

  16. And i stopped watching months ago, but just came here after hearing on wills twitch stream that he’d done TIOAT – had to type the frikkin url in!.

    Man you must have been gutted a while back with Will AND Gary. Best TIOAT for years.

  17. Last week Jeremy was alone with two “guests”, This time Kishore is alone, Next one Norm alone, with two “guests” please!! 🙂

  18. Best christmass movie for me is Groundhog day!
    Loved listening to the podcast and i’m looking forward to the next one.

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