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Curmudgeon’s Corner: Live with the Strings

This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner Sam and Ivan’s big topics are Brexit and Election 2016. In addition though, they talk about Low Battery Mode, the Yelchin accident, SCOTUS, and even a bit about Ivan’s latest Uber driver and a connection to a class Sam and Ivan took in college.

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Recorded 2016-06-29

Length this week – 2:01:53

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Show Details:

  • (0:00:10-0:13:20) But First
  • (0:13:59-0:27:26) Yelchin accident
  • (0:28:29-0:58:17) Brexit
  • (0:59:20-1:47:04) Election 2016
  • (1:48:22-2:01:33) SCOTUS

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Curmudgeon’s Corner: Until I Hit That Wall

On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner podcast, Sam and Ivan’s main topics are the tension between locked down and open computing device philosophies, the European refugee crisis, and Election 2016. In the Lightning Round we talk about social media, the Iran deal, the new Google logo, Kanye for President, Kermit and Miss Piggy, and much much more!

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Recorded 2015-09-03

Length this week – 1:42:54

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Show Details:

  • (0:00:10-0:13:13) But First
    • Where Sam has Lived
    • Agenda
    • Cracked Phone
    • Raleigh-Durham Airport
  • (0:13:56-0:28:06) Computing Philosophies
    • Apple hates Kevin Drum
    • Customization vs Supportability
    • Market for Both
  • (0:28:45-0:42:56) Refugees
    • Fleeing to Europe
    • Drowned Syrian Boy
    • What do you do?
  • (0:44:05-1:13:03) Election 2016
    • Mt. McKinley to Denali
    • Ben Carson Surge
    • This Week’s Trump Talk
    • Bush Advertising
    • Tribalism on Issues
    • Republican Loyalty Oath
    • Clinton falling apart?
    • Biden run?
    • Fun scenarios
  • (1:14:23-1:42:34) Lightning Round
    • Facebook Hits a Billion
    • Orkut
    • Iran Deal done
    • Friendster
    • Book: The Scarlatti Inheritance
    • MySpace
    • Kanye West 2020
    • Kermit and Miss Piggy
    • GeoCities
    • Google Logo
    • Kim Davis and Gay Marriage
    • Classmates
    • Compuserve
    • Market Update
    • Putin Workout
    • Interstitial Ads

Curmudgeon’s Corner: The Lightning Show

In the latest Curmudgeon’s Corner with Sam and Iván:
* Intro
* Lightning Round 1
* Lightning Round 2
* Lightning Round 3

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Recorded 2015-04-24

Length this week – 1:19:02

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Curmudgeon’s Corner: Oops, We Forgot Something

In the latest Curmudgeon’s Corner with Sam and Iván:
* [0:00:10-0:07:43] Intro
* [0:07:59-0:24:59] Clinton
* [0:26:02-0:40:29] Rubio
* [0:43:00-1:03:58] Lightning Round

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Recorded 2015-04-16

Length this week – 1:04:18

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Curmudgeon’s Corner: Papa Bou

In the latest Curmudgeon’s Corner…

Sam and Ivan talk about:

  • Ivan’s News / Republicans
  • Europe / Economy / Airlines
  • Carrier IQ / SpyFiles

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[wpaudio url=”http://www.abulsme.com/CurmudgeonsCorner/cc20111204.mp3″ text=”Recorded 4 Dec 2011″]

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Curmudgeon’s Corner: Because it is More Fun

In the latest Curmudgeon’s Corner…

Sam and Ivan talk about:

  • Ivan’s Night / Cars
  • Republicans
  • Europe / iOS
  • Penn State

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[wpaudio url=”http://www.abulsme.com/CurmudgeonsCorner/CC20111113.mp3″ text=”Recorded 13 Nov 2011″]

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Curmudgeon’s Corner: My Hair Hurts Too

In the latest Curmudgeon’s Corner…

Sam and Ivan talk about:

  • 9/11
  • Yahoo and AOL
  • Job Speech and Economy
  • European Protests

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[wpaudio url=”http://www.abulsme.com/CurmudgeonsCorner/CC20110911.mp3″ text=”Recorded 11 Sep 2011″]

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Curmudgeon’s Corner: Lego in Space

In the latest Curmudgeon’s Corner…

Sam and Ivan talk about:

  • Travel Agents
  • Debt Ceiling Deal
  • Credit Downgrade
  • Eurocrisis
  • Econ Outlook
  • Juno

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[wpaudio url=”http://www.abulsme.com/CurmudgeonsCorner/CC20110807.mp3″ text=”Recorded 7 Aug 2011″]

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No Bleeding Eyes

In the latest Curmudgeon’s Corner… 

Sam and Ivan talk about:

  • Taxes
  • Federal Budget
  • Libya

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[wpaudio url=”http://www.abulsme.com/CurmudgeonsCorner/CC20110417.mp3″ text=”Recorded 17 Apr 2011″]

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