Thursday, March 8, 2018

Episode 35 - Harry Hopkins is My Barman

Yup, two times in a one week span.

Tonight, before Altered Carbon we talked a bit about the story of how Alexa is maniacally laughing at users.  As an aside, they've got a fix out.  As an aside aside, the New York Times talked about the whole thing, 21 years ago.

This got us in to talking about AI, Siri, Hal, and even Kay Summersby.

FDR, Steve Jobs, Harry Hopkins et al also came up.

What would you do if your digital assistant actually had a real personality?

(n.b. there's a weird audio artefact in this recording, sounds like RF interference of some sort, will investigate)

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Episode 34 - Darth Putin


You know, Ken has been coming over to my place every Thursday for a few years now, we talk a lot then we watch a show.  Man in the High Castle, the Expanse, Manhattan, and now, Altered Carbon.  The thing is before every show we talk about politics and technology and history.  Sound familiar?

So, we recorded tonight.

It was inspired by Putin's lovely speech today where he decided to show a cool video of Florida being nuked.

This got us into the Korean War, Trump, anarchists, false flag operations and of course that led into the mirror universe and our impressions of ST:Disco (A Disco. Control. Panel.)

We ended talking a bit about a strange thing that happened on wikipedia a few years back.  This reminded Ken of a thing archivists do.  Who knew?  Now you do.

We hope you like episode 34