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Episode 123 – Post Thanksgiving

Overview Recommendations YouTube Transcript rg 123 Stephen: Oh, hey, microphone . Alan: In fact, hey, I got the actual BALs thing showing. Let me get a better backdrop than this. Let’s see. Got that. I know that package at some point. It’s kind funny. Zoom is one of the worst for I’ve downloaded multiple times […]

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Episode 122 – Atari Anniversary and Top 100

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Episode 121 – The Election

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Episode 120 – Health: Corporate,Tech,Physical and Mental

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Episode 119 – Planning

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Episode 118 – Almost Halloween

Overview It is almost Halloween, and Stephen is ready all dressed up in his Starfleet uniform. In a week, we will be at the Halloweem RG where there will be plenty of punny costumes. Stephen saw Amsterdam and thought very highly of it. Reflection of today’s society? Cautionary tale that we are going down paths […]

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Episode 117 – No Idea of the Overall Topic

Overview There is some reminiscing about past tech and the skills we learned by doing it the old way that have served us well as tech progressed. The new Werewolf by Night is out along with Andor and She-Hulk. Man some great stuff and way too much to watch. Game of Thrones new series is […]

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Episode 116 – Reflections of Society

Overview We talk about horror, sci-fi and comedy this week. Each of these is used to reflect society in different ways. Alan attended the Just for Laughs comedy fest which is 10 days of non-stop comedy. Most of his experiences were good, but a few went overboard. There’s a good discussion of horror and an […]

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Episode 115 – Visiting the Past

Overview Alan is going through the stuff in his parents house and it leads to a great discussion on visiting the past. This could be through books and video, but new methods like using VR. Recommendations Encyclopedia Britannica | Britannica Philadelphia Museum of Art (philamuseum.org) Surviving 9/11 – 27 Hours Under The Rubble (oculus.com) YouTube […]

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Episode 113 – Education and Horror Movies

Overview We talk briefly about our weekend, which includes a talk that Stephen gave. this leads to a long discussion on education and whether its working and what we can do to fix problems. Recommendations https://www.videolan.org/vlc/ https://superchargeyourkids.net https://horrorlasagna.com https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095288/ http://www.cleveland.us.mensa.org/ YouTube Transcript Stephen: Oh, there we go. Oh, there we go. Had to give myself […]

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Episode 112 – Hitchhikers Guide to Travel

Overview There’s a lot of talk about travel. Including picking your own hunk of meat at a restaurant and taking your towel. Besides that, the Sonder hotel in Philly was better than it could have been. Check last weeks episode. And to afford the travel – make good investments. This week, Alan attended the Motley […]

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Episode 111 – Old Guy Stuff

Overview We’re old guys. we have (hopefully) some wisdom to go with our experience. What we don’t have is the quickness needed for video games nor the desire to waste our time dealing with things we don’t have to. Seems to have become our topic for each discussion today. First it’s playing video games with […]

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Episode 110 – Summer Events

Overview As summer winds down, we discuss some of the events we’ve been going to and some still to come. Summer’s are always busy, and we try to enjoy everything about it. Alan had a talk at the Akron Geek Fest, but it was kind of a bust. Not to worry – we both are […]

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Episode 109 – New Tech

Overview Even though we don’t cover all our chosen topics, we flow between talking about tech topics quite nicely. Stephen just got a new computer to put together and Alan got a new Apple Watch. In between we discuss old computer games with new tech and we discuss using car tech in ways that hasn’t […]

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Episode 108 – Comics, Magazines, and TV

Overview Magazines, remember those? We talk about reading magazines and how that has changed. We talk comics and books – genre’s which are all over the board. Recommendations Collectorz – https://www.collectorz.com/ Pulpfest – https://pulpfest.com/ Remo Williams – https://www.communizine.com/remo-williams-the-destroyer-books-worth-reading/#:~:text=Remo%20Williams%20is%20the%20main%20character%20in%20a,recruited%20into%20the%20secret%20USA%20government%20organization%20CURE. Torchwood – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torchwood YouTub Transcript [00:00:00] Stephen: Oh, we’re on the tar, huh? [00:00:03] Alan: Exactly. I […]

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Episode 107 – Variety

Overview We are all over the board today. Even more than usual. The Webb telescope has allowed us to see back in time. Target shooting is fun, even if you don’t want to hunt. Missing the Mensa AG and Colloquium isn’t fun. String theory is cool and complicated. George Carlin is still relevant today. Elton […]

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Episode 106 – Updates and Organization

Overview Yes, we have topics planned, but we start off talking about drugs, and media control, and not accepting of facts, and how all these things tie in. Stephen has an announcement of a project he is working on that can benefit authors and bookstores. Recommendations Bookstore Project – https://thebook-bookstoreproject.com Todoist – https://todoist.com/ Trivia Pro […]

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Episode 105 – Missing Mensa AG and State of the Nation

Overview Alan should be going to the Mensa AG and giving his talk. Instead, he needs to fly to California about family business. We discuss what an AG is like and what we enjoy the most. Then the discussion turns to some of the issues facing our country and how they have magnified over the […]

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Episode 104 – Flying

Overview Alan is once again flying, so we discuss how flying has changed over the last several decades. Using websites and apps and the ability to get up to the minute updates and seat changes. We discuss pandemic games that we’ve played. Recommendations Plague Inc – https://apps.apple.com/us/app/plague-inc/id525818839?itsct=apps_box_link&itscg=30200 YouTube Transcript [00:00:00] Stephen: you’re sitting sideways on […]

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Episode 103 – Automation and Show Catch Up

Overview Alan had to deal with a situation where app automation would have been helpful. This includes apps to help with travel plans. And with traveling and trying to automate, various cloud services are available, but man, the problems Stephen has had using Google and their lack of support. Recommendations https://www.angi.com/ https://www.biltmore.com/ YouTube Transcript [00:00:05] […]