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Curmudgeon’s Corner: Full of Spoilers (but not for THAT)

This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner Sam and Ivan talk about the Fed raising interest rates, and of course we spend a long time on the Presidential race. To round it out we briefly touch on wifi networking, dedicated cameras vs smartphone cameras, Star Wars, the Shkeli arrest, hoverboards, self-driving cars, and more. Oh, and 6 year old Alex joins us to talk about the exciting events of Minecraft Storymode Episode 4.

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Recorded 2015-12-18

Length this week – 1:37:29

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  • (0:00:49-0:13:27) But First
    • Agenda
    • Home Wifi Networking
    • Standalone Cameras vs Phone Cameras
  • (0:14:05-0:27:42) Fed Interest Rates
    • What is this Fed Rate?
    • What is “near zero”
    • Reason for raising rates
    • Negative interest rates
    • Other countries that raised rates
    • What affect will this have?
    • Ivan Disconnect
    • Wrap Up
  •  (0:28:26-1:10:10) Election 2016
    • Press driving Trump phenomenon?
    • Trump fatigue?
    • Lots can change, but…
    • Early State Dynamics
    • Odds Adjustments
    • Latest Republican Debate
    • Trump third party statements
    • Where are the Democrats?
    • Sanders accessing Clinton data (breaking)
    • Alex Interlude: Minecraft Storymode Episode 4
  • (1:10:59-1:37:09) Lightning Round
    • Star Wars
    • Budget Deal
    • Shkreli arrest
    • Climate Deal
    • Hoverboards
    • Rules for Self-Driving Cars
    • Bush Momentum?
    • What could hurt Trump?
    • Trump vs Perot

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