Episode 114 – 39 Minutes – 03/29/2012

On this week’s episode, Will doesn’t like McDonalds, Gary loves James Cameron, and Norm has tricorder lust. All that, plus the Lumia 900 gets a release date, PlayStation 4 rumors, trolls go to jail, and fake outtakes!

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17 thoughts on “Episode 114 – 39 Minutes – 03/29/2012

  1. Gary, the Star Trek technology that we’ll get first was sitting right in front of Norm when you asked that question.

  2. Can you guys do a cable cutter guide or link to one you believe in? I’m interested, but I’m not confident in my ability to think of everything.

  3. the one thing I don’t like about having games tied to accounts or specific consoles (thus eliminating used game sales) is what if I want to pick up a game that’s been out for more than a year or two? Older games aren’t kept in stock at retail stores.

  4. All James Cameron did was film for the National Geographic Magazine. He wasn’t the only fucker that was doing it. it was the first that got to the bottom got the NatGEO spot.

  5. Have they started advertising this site on the show yet, I haven’t seen the number of new commenters asking who you guys are yet that I expected. 🙂 Just teasing.

    As far as the trolling being carrying a sentence I have mixed emotions about this one. I learned about the internet and taught my parents how to get on it at a youngish age maybe 12ish, I went to science camps at a college located here where they showed us all the cool new things that were going on in tech things like Telnet and BBSs. Another year they showed us Mosaic, and taught us how to code a web page, also Sim Earth. My parents were teachers and the local ESU allowed teachers to dial into a Unix terminal. Things were awesome I had access to Archie, Gopher, etc and most importantly the MUD, message boards, and chat system run at that college. My “handle” at the time was Winger not after the band that I was perhaps too young to appreciate (not sure I do now) but after the hacker in flavor text of Shadowrun RPG books. Justarius the Fallen did get some help from who I assume were people like Santa who I assume were college students at that college or IT workers there. People would occasionally reference things I didn’t understand, but I do now at this point in life two decades (frowny face) later. I maybe got teased in school a bit for having an e-mail adress I could give people. But, also I learned netiquette which I think has largely disappeared in the Eternal September. I do think that kids should be given limited access to posting on the internet until a certain age, or perhaps until they can pass a test. However there are many kids who make great things on the web. I had sysops at BBSs who taught me the ins and outs of netiquette but kids on the web now aren’t just geeks like me anymore everyone is online now. Bullying is a problem and while boys can be mean the anecdotal evidence I’ve seen says that young girls are much meaner to each other than young boys. I could be stupid.

    As an aside that still fits within this podcast, I’m starting my thesis next fall. I haven’t tied down the specifics yet (summers are for something right) but I’m going to do my thesis on the Yanktonai (Sioux, still not sure how offensive that is), there hasn’t been much research done into that section of that group of Native Americans. Would trying to do a kickstarter to fund my semesters at school be offensive? I mean much of that money would be better spent going to poor counties. I really think that the next Octoberfest should go to tech education at the Pine Ridge Resevation (poorest county in the US). Child’s play gets tons of money.

  6. Regarding the license place 5S5S5S5S or whatever it actually was, in chinese, the english way of saying 5 is similar to saying fast in chinese. In the old pager days we used to add 555 to the number we left to mean call me back fast fast fast.

  7. I kind of feel like a guy who’s so willing to dismiss non-functional replicas should probably not be building star wars shit out of legos.

  8. To add to the Brit centric theme of the podcast, lets have some geography: Alan Turing was based at Bletchley Park. It was a small place but has since been swallowed up by the very large new town of Milton Keynes, and it was located where it is because it is equidistant from Oxford, Cambridge and London.

  9. Just realised you can use Ad Block to remove Adam and Jamie from the page header. Now this place feels like home.

  10. Yeah Gary don’t be so dismissive, backwards compatibility is actually a huge deal for this gen. as most of us have a collection of stuff we haven’t even finished which still looks great and theres no way I’m having two Playstation’s plugged into my TV. Which ever console enables you to still utilise your old games and saves will be front runner for my dollars.

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