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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] […]

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Episode 102 – AG program and M1 problem

Overview The Mensa AG is coming quickly. If you’ve never attended, there are so many great programs and we talk a bit about them here. There is also a problem with the Apple M1 chip. We discuss what the problem is and what it could mean for users. Recommendations Mensa AG – https://ag.us.mensa.org/ M1 Problem […]

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Episode 101 – Supernatural Conference and WWDC

Overview Stephen attended the Supernatural con in Chicago and tells all about it, including the awesome concert with Louden Swain. Alan has been virtually attending the Apple WorldWide Develop Conference and has updates on the coolest new stuff. Recommendations https://www.creationent.com/cal/supernatural_denver.htm https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2022/04/apples-worldwide-developers-conference-returns-in-its-all-online-format http://www.supernaturalwiki.com/Kings_of_Con https://www.apple.com/macbook-air-m2/ https://usa.kaspersky.com/ YouTube Transcript [00:00:31] Alan: Good morning, Alan. How are you, [00:00:41] […]

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Episode 100 – Car Shopping

Overview We share a couple car stories and then delve into the current status of buying cars. What should we look for in a car? New, used, or lease? Recommendations https://carvana.com https://autotrader.com YouTube Transcript [00:00:02] Stephen: oh, okay. Okay. Okay. So go ahead. No, go finish your thought. We started talking some tech stuff, so […]

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Episode 99 – Big Stars!

Overview Some name dropping going on today – Weird Al and Armin Shimerman specifically. But before that, we discuss getting a new car and what the options are. Plus, we don’t get the big RV’s and why people get them. The Weird Al concert was awesome if you like Weird Al. There weren’t too many […]

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Episode 98 – Improve the World

Overview Once again, we are here to help you and solve all the problems in the world. we start off by talking about bucket lists. Where did the term come from and what does it mean? What a better life? Make a bucket list and then go do those things. #1 If you put travel […]

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Episode 97 – Fan Expo Cleveland

Overview This past weekend Alan and Stephen attended Fan Expo in Cleveland. This is the old Wizard World convention. While we enjoy the comics, there is so much more to enjoy. Both Stephen and Alan enjoy supporting artists and other creators by purchasing their wares. There are also tons of great speakers and talks. And […]

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Episode 96 – Are We Alone?

Overview We conclude our tech talk of the last couple weeks – at least for now. This time, it’s still a bit about remote work, but how things synch up and you can keep settings across platforms. Then we talk about life on earth – how did it start? Based on a recent science article, […]

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Episode 95 – Remote Tech

Overview Al is back in California, so we have a lengthy discussion on how much easier it is to work remote compared to several decades ago. We talk a bit about how open source software has helped us and when we like to use open source. This is more than just on Linux. We discuss […]

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Episode 94 – Get it right tech!

Overview The times have changed with tech. We focus on the weird HDMI issues and copy protection. And the connectors? Do you know all the problems caused by people plugging things into the wrong ports? Besides our geeky tech talk, we discuss the new Moon Knight show a bit and how much we are enjoying […]

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Episode 93 – COVID, Moon Knight and Batman

Overview COVID is still around and still has people catching it – and there are new variants. We don’t usually complain, but we have complaints about non-COVID believers and the other thinking of these type of people. On better news – the new Batman movie. I mean – wow, we loved it. If you haven’t […]

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Episode 92 – The Fillion Guiding Hand

Overview Stephen and Alan discuss something that is more philosophical and less geeky, yet it ties in with Nathan Fillion and how he has guided Stephen in life choices. You just need to listen. We do touch on the Ukraine/Russian thing going on, but we don’t focus on the politics of war. We talk about […]

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Episode 91 – Geeky media

Overview Alan with his orange skynet starts us off today. Actually, it’s only briefly mentioned before we are off on tv and movie zoom backgrounds and then mental health. Not overall health, but witnesses and how our brain remembers what was seen – and how that can be different for different people. Have you seen […]

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Episode 90 – FIRE

Overview If you didn’t know, Alan likes orange. And we start off discussing why his Skynet is orange. So geeky in many ways. Do you know what the FIRE movement is? It stands for Financial Independence Retire Early. It’s a mindset to get finances under control and retire under your control. Recommendations TodoIst – https://todoist.com/ […]