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Curmudgeon’s Corner: You Knew I Was A Snake

The week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about Ivan’s evacuation from Florida in anticipation of Hurricane Irma, more general thoughts on Hurricane Irma as it approaches Florida, Trump’s recent moves that are making Congressional Republicans upset, Information Warfare in the age of Facebook and Twitter, and finally the Equifax data breach.

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Recorded 2017-09-09
Length this week – 1:54:32

  • (0:00:30-0:40:39) Hurricane Irma
    • Agenda
    • Ivan’s Evacuation
    • Irma’s size
    • pre-Florida Irma damage
    • Forecast uncertainty
    • Florida vs Texas
    • Evacuation decisions
    • Hurricanes and climate change
    • Preparations
    • One location vs another
  • (0:41:15-1:06:07) Trump vs Republicans
    • Pivot!
    • DACA
    • Debt Limit
    • Congressional reaction
    • Possibilities for centrist policies
    • Trump the Democrat?
    • Trusting Trump
    • Lack of understanding
    • Independant Trump?
  • (1:08:05-1:34:56) Facebook and Russians
    • Eric interlude
    • What Russians bought
    • Facebook reach per dollar
    • Facebook disclosure
    • Information warfare
    • Information bubbles
    • Reporting rules
  • (1:36:06-1:54:13) Equifax
    • Taking security seriously
    • Equifax data and impact
    • Privacy is dead
    • Informed consent?
    • Security is too annoying

 

The Curmudgeon’s Corner theme music is generously provided by Ray Lynch.

Our intro is “The Oh of Pleasure” (Amazon MP3 link)

Our outro is “Celestial Soda Pop” (Amazon MP3 link)

Both are from the album “Deep Breakfast” (iTunes link)

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Curmudgeon’s Corner: Two Way Split

This week on the Curmudgeon’s Corner podcast Sam is joined by guest co-hosts Ed and Bruce. Ed’s segment is mostly about the healthcare debate, with a touch of budget talk and a note on the Ides of Trump. Then Bruce joins the show to provide a Libertarian perspective on Trump’s first eight weeks in office. And even though he is out this week, Ivan wasn’t going to be left out completely, so he sent in a letter with his thoughts for the week.

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Recorded 2017-03-18
Length this week – 2:35:38

  • (0:00:11-0:09:45) But First
    • Agenda
    • Letter from Ivan
    • Sam’s Guilt
  • (0:10:24-1:18:10) Ed from Pennsylvania
    • Pennsylvania Weather
    • Ides of Trump
    • Healthcare Debate
    • Trump Budget
  • (1:18:49-2:30:44) Bruce from Washington
    • Television Woes
    • Election Night Schadenfreude
    • A Libertarian view of Trump
    • Better than Hillary?
    • Ineffective vs Dangerous Trump?
    • Russia Hype
    • Surveillance
  • (2:32:26-2:35:17) Wrap Up

 

The Curmudgeon’s Corner theme music is generously provided by Ray Lynch.

Our intro is “The Oh of Pleasure” (Amazon MP3 link)

Our outro is “Celestial Soda Pop” (Amazon MP3 link)

Both are from the album “Deep Breakfast” (iTunes link)

Please buy his music and support his GoFundMe.

Curmudgeon’s Corner: Apple Juice in the Champagne Glasses

In the latest Curmudgeon’s Corner Sam and Ivan talk about:

  • Ivan Forgot / Beeps and Ladders / Debt Limit
  • Anti-Clinton Tactics
  • Flappy Bird
  • AOL’s Distressed Babies

Recorded on 14 Feb 2014

Length this week – 1:15:40

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Curmudgeon’s Corner: Fundamental Differences Apply

In the latest Curmudgeon’s Corner Sam and Ivan talk about:

  • Google and Motorola
  • New Microsoft CEO
  • Debt Limit Again
  • Lottocracy

Recorded on 5 Feb 2014

Length this week – 1:08:42

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Curmudgeon’s Corner: Foofarah

In the latest Curmudgeon’s Corner Sam and Ivan talk about:

  • Shutdown Over and Debt Limit Resolution
  • Shutdown Aftermath / Political Science Stuff
  • Obamacare Launch Fail

Recorded on 22 Oct 2013

Length this week – 1:00:54

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Curmudgeon’s Corner: You Got Played

In the latest Curmudgeon’s Corner Sam and Ivan talk about:

  • Work-Life Balance / iPhone 5s / iPhone 5c / Phablets
  • Innovative Dicks and Assholes
  • Shutdown / Debt Limit

Recorded on 15 Oct 2013

Length this week – 1:33:00

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Curmudgeon’s Corner: Stronger Duct Tape

In the latest Curmudgeon’s Corner Sam and Ivan talk about:

  • Banking Woes
  • NSA Feedback
  • Govt Shutdown and Debt Limit Standoffs
  • Twitter IPO / Samsung Watch
  • DC Car Shooting Incident

Recorded on 7 Oct 2013

Length this week – 1:22:52

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Curmudgeon’s Corner: We Sure Prattle On

In the latest Curmudgeon’s Corner Sam and Ivan talk about:

  • Feedback / Email Signatures / Mandatory Training
  • Debt Limit Options
  • SuperHD Televisions
  • Death Star Petition

Recorded on 15 Jan 2013

Length this week – 1:08:37

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Curmudgeon’s Corner: Making an Effort

In the latest Curmudgeon’s Corner…

Sam and Ivan talk about:

  • Old Skype
  • Debt Limit
  • Education Costs
  • Trebek Attack
  • Rachel’s Wish

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Curmudgeon’s Corner: Working on It

In the latest Curmudgeon’s Corner…

Sam and Ivan talk about:

  • House Offer
  • Norway
  • Multiculturalism
  • Debt Limit
  • Lion Impressions

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