Thursday, May 17, 2018

Episode 40 - My Suit Wouldn't Be Pressed As Well Without RADAR

Hey we've hit 40!  Now the podcast will buy a Corvette and think about a career change or something.  At this rate we'll hit 100 before the next Olympics!

Ken and I got into it tonight about the recent tests (that failed in Quebec, and maybe got a C- in Ontario) of the Alert Ready system.  As a very rough rule, it seems that people on Rogers and Shaw or MVNOs of theirs got the alerts whereas people on Bell and Telus did not.  (It isn't quite that simple, but hey, who reads these things anyway?)  Now, it must be said that later in the week, maybe Monday of this week, there was an Amber Alert sent out via Alert Ready and it worked.a

This led us (I think, look, I'm writing this before Ken comes over, hell, maybe we won't record tonight, or maybe he won't even come over, you just never know, it is a crap shoot really, but I like to live on the edge) to talk about warning for things like Pearl Harbour, and apocraphyl stories about 9/11 and Coventry.

Really, warning signals are a big thing, we talked the DEW line, The Battle of Britain and eventually got to my dentist.

Enjoy!



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Thursday, May 3, 2018

Episode 39 - It's The Future, Which One of These Knobs Do I Have To Blow?

Follow us again dear listener as we converge tangentially.

Well, we're going to watch last night's Expanse, and before it, who knows, we might record a thing!

First off I'd like to thank both @acedtect and @alkebob for posting a picture of the two of them from Vegas where there was a meet up.  Great pic, which they entitled 'two thirds of the Tangential Convergence audience'.

So, Tesla has an idea for an electric transport truck.  Cool.  Then Nicola Motors (yeah we get it) has decided to sue Tesla for two billion dollars.  Seems legit.  This seems to me to be as sensible as, oh, say TWIT suing Twitter.  (That's happening by the way).  Damn, I should be careful, maybe I'll get sued for mentioning all of this stuff.

This got us all into lots of stuff, look, I'm a shitty writer and that's what I've got.  I'm a shitty writer, but, the library at the university has to pay for y shitty writing.....

Oh yeah, two things, I forgot to use Tom Merritt's excellent line about how Edison Motors should sue Tesla, and, Go Hounds Go!


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