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Curmudgeon’s Corner: Losing the Billion

On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan catch up with the developments of the last few weeks for the Presidential race. They cover all the dynamics on the Republican side, and discuss if Sanders really is a threat to Clinton on the Democratic side. In the lightning round, a round up of some other recent news… Chinese markets, Iran and Saudi Arabia, CES, Y’all Qaeda in Oregon, book and TV show reviews, and more!

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Recorded 2016-01-14

Length this week – 1:36:59

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Show Details:

  • (0:00:10-0:14:19) Intro
    • Agenda
    • Powerball
  • (0:15:07-0:42:25) Election 2016 – Republicans
    • Internet Slowdowns
    • Iowa Polls
    • Trump’s Cruz Birtherism
    • Likely Voter Models
    • Rapid Poll Movements
    • Kasich surge?
    • Debates
    • Candidates Dropping Out
    • Contested Convention scenarios
    • State by State Delegate Rules
  • (0:43:02-0:59:45) Election 2016 – Democrats
    • More on Republican delegate allocation in Iowa and New Hampshire
    • Clinton lead slipping
    • Why the late Sanders surge?
    • What if Clinton loses both Iowa and New Hampshire?
    • Clinton superdelegate advantage
    • Media bias toward a close race
    • Possible Clinton meltdowns
    • Trump’s position vs Clinton’s position
  • (1:00:48-1:36:39) Lightning Round
    • Book: Conversations with Myself
    • TV Series: Star Trek (TOS) [1966-1969]
    • If you disagree, you just aren’t listening
    • Iran / Saudi Arabia
    • Iran and the Navy boats
    • CES
    • Y’all Qaeda
    • Secretary Carter’s Email
    • Twitter Character Limit
    • Other things we missed

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: I want to be in the Window!

In the latest Curmudgeon’s Corner Sam and Ivan talk about:
* Skype / Wisdom Teeth / Sam Luck
* Trump!!! / Kasich / Fiorina / Rubio in Reach!
* Jeep Hack
* Apple Earnings
* Lightning Round
* * Movie: Star Wars Holiday Special
* * Planned Parenthood video
* * Gawker post and fallout
* * Chattanooga
* * Ashley Madison
* * Iran Deal

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Recorded 2015-07-23

Length this week – 1:43:32

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Curmudgeon’s Corner: Slap us until we shut up!

In the latest Curmudgeon’s Corner Sam and Ivan talk about:
* Twitter Favorites / Sam Computer Issues
* Iran Deal Concluded
* GHWB / Obama Accomplishments / Pluto!
* Greece Again
* Lightning Round
* * Reddit
* * Cosby
* * Uber
* * Election 2016
* * iTunes Bug
* * Cuba tourism

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Recorded 2015-07-16

Length this week – 1:47:57

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Curmudgeon’s Corner: Indexing 90’s Spam!

In the latest Curmudgeon’s Corner Sam and Ivan talk about:
* Follow Bots / Ivan Races
* Puerto Rico / Greece / China
* Election 2016
* Tech Dependency
* Lightning Round

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Recorded 2015-07-10

Length this week – 1:48:49

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Curmudgeon’s Corner: More Detail than Expected

In the latest Curmudgeon’s Corner with Sam and Iván:
* [0:00:10-0:04:49] Intro
* [0:05:58-0:17:04] Iran Deal
* [0:18:09-0:37:26] Rand Paul
* [0:38:16-0:50:19] Police Shootings
* [0:51:35-1:08:48] Lightning Round

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Recorded 2015-04-09

Length this week – 1:09:09

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Curmudgeon’s Corner: Crash, Cruz and Crisis

In the latest Curmudgeon’s Corner Sam and Iván talk about:
* [0:00:10-0:05:03] Show Tech
* [0:05:52-0:19:45] Germanwings Crash
* [0:20:55-0:40:05] Ted Cruz Presidential Launch
* [0:40:44-1:04:16] Middle East Going Nuts
* [1:04:33-1:21:39] Lightning Round

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Recorded 2015-03-27

Length this week – 1:22:03

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Curmudgeon’s Corner: Something that we eat?

In the latest Curmudgeon’s Corner Sam and Iván talk about:
* [0:00:10-0:05:12] Intro
* [0:05:51-0:23:18] GOP letter to Iran
* [0:23:57-0:46:21] Apple “Spring Forward” Event
* [0:46:38-1:04:53] Clinton Emails Again
* [1:05:56-1:41:53] Lightning Round

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Recorded 2015-03-12

Length this week – 1:42:13

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Curmudgeon’s Corner: Can’t Dispense Ice

In the latest Curmudgeon’s Corner Sam and Iván talk about:
* Ivan’s Refrigerator
* Clinton Emails
* Netanyahu Speech
* Nemtsov and Russia
* Lightning Round

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Recorded 2015-03-06

Length this week – 1:26:04

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Curmudgeon’s Corner: All Kinds of Noises

In the latest Curmudgeon’s Corner Sam and Iván talk about:
* Bill O’Reilly vs Brian Williams
* Questioning Patriotism and Religion
* Iran and Israel
* Lightning Round

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Recorded 2015-02-26

Length this week – 1:14:36

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