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    Knotty Geeks Episode 45 - Toasters and Shares


    Post #: 245
    Post type: Podcast
    Date: 2016-03-13 21:34:12.000
    Author: Jeremy Reimer
    Tags: Knotty Geeks

    We’re back at the wedge-shaped Starbucks to talk about my upcoming article on the Video Toaster, the history of computer marketshare, talk about some interesting books, and generally bask in the Vancouver sunshine.



    Links:

    - Total Share
    - From Altair to iPad
    - Personal MBA
    - Economix






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    Knotty Geeks Episode 44 - If I had a billion dollars


    Post #: 244
    Post type: Podcast
    Date: 2016-01-27 13:43:00.000
    Author: Jeremy Reimer
    Tags: Knotty Geeks

    We’re merging the video and audio versions, so the number scheme is going back to the old numbering.

    And no, we weren’t hit with a nuclear explosion! The background is super bright and we are super dark because of... reasons. Mostly because we are still learning about lighting. But we still have some stuff to talk about.



    Links from the show:

    * Duke Fightmaster
    * Powerball Lottery
    * Wealth inequality
    * Billion here, a billion there
    * Show of the week - The Expanse
    * Book of the week - Barsk: The Elephant’s Graveyard






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    Knotty Geeks Episode 43 - Video Episode #1 - Microsoft Ruins Christmas


    Post #: 243
    Post type: Blog post
    Date: 2016-01-08 11:45:08.000
    Author: Jeremy Reimer
    Tags: Knotty Geeks (video)

    Happy New Year! Here's another exciting VIDEO episode of Knotty Geeks!

    In this episode, we explore the INSIDE of a Starbucks, as we discuss Microsoft's peculiar position with Windows 10. Starting with a story of how Windows 10 ruined one woman's Christmas, we go back to look at why Microsoft made such drastic changes with Windows 8 in the first place, and how that affected the company's decisions going forward.




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    Knotty Geeks Episode 42 - Video Episode #0


    Post #: 242
    Post type: Blog post
    Date: 2015-12-22 10:33:28.000
    Author: Jeremy Reimer
    Tags: Knotty Geeks (video)

    Yes, the vlogging we talked about in such wistful, hopeful terms in the last podcast has actually come to pass! It’s a Christmas miracle!

    Join Terry and I in a very special Video Episode #0 of Knotty Geeks!

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    Show notes:

    - Forever TV show
    - Castles of Steel book



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    Knotty Geeks Episode 41 - Vloggy Geeks


    Post #: 241
    Post type: Podcast
    Date: 2015-11-12 11:26:51.000
    Author: Jeremy Reimer
    Tags: Knotty Geeks

    Is Knotty Geeks going to video? We talk about way the show could become a vlog, how you can use Blender to edit video, and what the new YouTube Red service could mean for vlogs in general.

    - Knotty Geeks going to vlogs?
    - Starcraft II Legacy of the Void discussion
    - Blender has video editing!
    - YouTube launches YouTube Red subscriptions
    - Google tailors web search results to your IP address
    - New Compass card is kind of available
    - New TV shows: Blind Sight, Mr. Robot, Quantico

    Links:

    * Blender Video Editing
    * Blender Beginner Tutorial
    * Simple Video Editing with Blender
    * 4k vlogging camera








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    Knotty Geeks Episode 40 - The Beautiful Intelligence of Stephen Palmer


    Post #: 240
    Post type: Podcast
    Date: 2015-10-21 10:16:18.000
    Author: Jeremy Reimer
    Tags: Knotty Geeks

    We have a special treat on this episode of Knotty Geeks: an exclusive interview with British science-fiction writer Stephen Palmer, author of Beautiful Intelligence, an action-packed yet thought-provoking novel about the emergence of AI.

    Terry and I talk to Stephen about how he got started in writing, how he views artificial intelligence and how it might develop, and we even get into the acceleration of technology and genetic engineering!








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    Knotty Geeks Episode 39 - The Berenstain Bears


    Post #: 239
    Post type: Podcast
    Date: 2015-09-28 14:07:17.000
    Author: Jeremy Reimer
    Tags: Knotty Geeks

    In this episode, we talk about an obscure book by Stanislaw Lem, the end of the Panorama Amiga Computer Club, and the possibility that the Berenstain Bears are proof of the existence of parallel universes.



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    The Book No One Read: http://nautil.us/issue/17/big-bangs/the-book-no-one-read

    Sci fi podcast Sword and Laser: "LEMming" http://swordandlaser.com

    The end of the Panorama Amiga club: http://www.hk-soft.net/panorama/

    Berenstain Bears parallel universe: http://www.avclub.com/article/how-you-spell-berenstain-bears-could-be-proof-para-223615

    The Gods Must be Crazy old theatre: http://thetyee.ca/Entertainment/2005/04/04/ThisOldMovieHouse/

    Google is Two Billion Lines of Code: http://www.wired.com/2015/09/google-2-billion-lines-codeand-one-place/

    Did You Know YouTube videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmwwrGV_aiE

    Computers are breeding humans: http://duncantrussell.com/forum/discussion/14655/computers-are-starting-to-breed-humansno-really/p1

    Erin McKean Kickstarter to add a million words to the dictionary: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1574790974/lets-add-a-million-missing-words-to-the-dictionary



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    Knotty Geeks Episode 38 - Sad Puppies


    Post #: 238
    Post type: Podcast
    Date: 2015-09-14 09:56:27.000
    Author: Jeremy Reimer
    Tags: Knotty Geeks

    In this episode, we talk about the fallout from the recent Hugo Awards, and the ramifications of the Sad and Rabid Puppy campaigns. We also review one of the recent Hugo winners, the excellent novel "The Three Body Problem."








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    Notes from the show:
    http://www.wired.com/2015/08/won-science-fictions-hugo-awards-matters/

    The Three Body Problem:
    http://www.amazon.com/The-Three-Body-Problem-Cixin-Liu/dp/0765377063

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    Knotty Geeks Episode 37 - The Creative Apocalypse


    Post #: 237
    Post type: Podcast
    Date: 2015-09-07 12:58:03.000
    Author: Jeremy Reimer
    Tags: Knotty Geeks

    In this episode, we review three great science fiction books, we talk about the upcoming improvements in Intel’s Skylake CPUs, and we discuss the strangely absent Cultural Apocalypse.



    Notes from the show:

    Beautiful Intelligence book:
    http://www.amazon.ca/Beautiful-Intelligence-Stephen-Palmer-ebook/dp/B010NX6FV6

    Gene Mapper book:
    http://www.amazon.ca/Gene-Mapper-Taiyo-Fujii-ebook/dp/B00YG0K5M8

    Gene inserting tool: CRISPR

    Do we live in a simulation?
    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/blogs/physics/2015/07/are-we-living-in-a-computer-simulation/

    Reality Hack
    http://www.amazon.ca/Reality-Hack-Niall-Teasdale-ebook/dp/B010VJECGC

    Discussion of the Creative Apocalypse:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/23/magazine/the-creative-apocalypse-that-wasnt.html

    Background art:
    http://www.angryboar.com/index.php/apocalypse-by-belgian-artist-jonas-de-ro/






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    Knotty Geeks Episode 36 - Knotty Geeks 2.0!


    Post #: 236
    Post type: Podcast
    Date: 2015-08-10 09:42:44.000
    Author: Jeremy Reimer
    Tags: Knotty Geeks



    In this episode, we reboot the entire podcast! Well, not really. We’ve come back to our favorite wedge-shaped Starbucks to rediscover what we really loved most about the podcast: the relentless acceleration of technology and the convergence of many technologies into fewer, more powerful ones. We talk a little bit about our writing project, the short story We Choose To Go, and discuss the future of human civilization. You know, just random stuff.






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