Thursday, April 26, 2018

Episode 38 - Five O'Clock Nigel

As I do with Broken Area, I'm writing these show notes before we actually do a show.  Who knows if we are tonight.  That said, I do know that Baron von Hernden is coming over tonight to watch the Expanse.  I honestly have no idea why I just called him Baron von Hernden.  He's really more of a Lord.  The Lord of the Library.

So, money, cash specifically.  Are we heading towards a cashless society?  This article from CNet makes the case.  Canada is the most cashless country out there according to this report.  We beat our Sweden, the USA and Russia on that list.  So it is sort of like hockey.  Well I mean we beat out everyone, but Sweden was second, so I guess that's where this hockey angle is coming from.

Star Trek, B5, The Expanse, what's the deal on their money?  We don't get how it works in Star Trek. Nobody does.


Thursday, April 19, 2018

Episode 37 - Suitably Chagrined

As I do over at Broken Area, I'm typing this before even recording.  Hell, I'm not even sure we're recording tonight.  Anyway, it is another Thursday, another Expanse night, and another week of work.

Hey!  We did record, we talked about the twitter shitstorm after Barbara Bush's death.
This lead to a discussion of tenure, of yellow journalism, of social media, of Star Trek, of Babylon 5 and post scarcity economies.

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Episode 36 - Do You Have Change For a Krugerrand?

Welcome to our Expanse pre show.

Well not really, but we will be watching last night's premiere after talking about Cambridge Analytica!  I don't know why that exclamation point is there.  Maybe they could use data mining to tell me.  Oh, as an aside, some yim yam friend of mine used 'This is Your Digital Life' and some of my info was shared with these weenies as you can see from the accompanying screenshot.

I'm typing most of this out before Ken even comes over, but I just thought I'd drop in that I got back from MAGA land last week.  Reports are true, it's great again.....

We talked propaganda, we talked Operation Mincemeat, we even talked a bit of Star Trek The Animated Series.


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