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September 2015

Curmudgeon’s Corner: Shove my finger right through the screen

On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner podcast, Sam and Ivan go all in on the latest Apple announcements, talking about the new iPad, iPhones, Apple TV, Apple Watch updates, and the options for purchasing the phones. With that out of the way, the show finishes off with a discussion of Election 2016, including Trump, Clinton, Bush, and more. Along the way you’ll hear some insights into the hosts’ kids as well.

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Recorded 2015-09-10

Length this week – 1:58:13

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Show Details:

  • (0:00:10-0:12:26) But First
    • Agenda
    • Diagnosis in Common
    • Kids Swearing
  • (0:13:15-0:58:53) Apple Event Part I
    • The Bullet Points
    • Apple Watch Updates
    • iPad Pro
    • Number of Product Lines
    • AppleTV
    • iPhones
  • (1:00:01-1:11:35) Apple Event Part II
    • Apple Lease vs Carrier Payment Plans vs Contracts
    • Online Ordering vs In-Store Purchase
    • Buying from Apple vs Buying from Carrier
  • (1:12:55-1:57:53) Election 2016
    • Trump making opening for Moderates?
    • Scott Adams on Trump
    • Trump Polling Update
    • Trump OODA Loops
    • Trump/Perot Comparisons
    • Economic Influence on Elections
    • Democratic Polls
    • Clinton Weakness
    • Clinton Email
    • Clinton Plan to be Spontaneous
    • Lessig and McAfee
    • Bush Troubles
    • Republican Splintering

@abulsme tweets from 2015-09-11 (UTC)

  • 04:20:25 Retweeted @moody 00:10:04 "Do they think we're idiots? Do they think we're oxymorons?" – Person next to me at airport when pilot explains reason for delay.
  • 04:42:03 Ok, seeing enough positive comments about the Colbert/Biden interview that I set my Tivo to record it when it airs here on the West Coast…
  • 05:57:58 Reading – CNN just revealed who qualified for its primetime Republican debate next week (@awprokop)
  • 15:15:31 Didn't get the podcast fully baked yet & I need to leave for work in a few minutes, so it will once again be released a little late. Sorry!
  • 15:22:21 Retweeted @AmyNotAmy 15:07:32 Miley is the best.
  • 23:21:47 Bye bye Rick Perry. So sad it didn't work out. Sniff.