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Curmudgeon’s Corner: That list is big!

Once again Ed and Bruce join Sam on Curmudgeon’s Corner. This week we have both Trump and non-Trump topics! On the Trump side, with Ed: Trump/Russia, the healthcare debate, and America’s wars. On the non-Trump side, with Bruce: Hyperloop technology, old school retail, terrorism, and Internet privacy. And as an extra bonus, everybody talks about their favorite podcasts. Other than this one. This is of course everybody’s favorite podcast. That doesn’t have to be said.

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Show Details:

Recorded 2017-03-24
Length this week – 2:55:55

  • (0:00:10-0:06:04) Intro
    • Ivan still out
    • Agenda
  • (0:06:41-0:41:57) Ed from Pennsylvania Part 1
    • Fitness
    • Favorite Podcasts
    • Russia Stuff
  • (0:42:36-1:08:34) Ed from Pennsylvania Part 2
    • Healthcare
    • Distractions
    • Fighting the last war
  • (1:10:34-1:46:03) Bruce from Washington Part 1
    • Facebook Discussion
    • Small World!
    • TV Update
    • Favorite Podcasts
    • Hyperloop
    • Old School Retail
  • (1:47:18-2:19:56) Bruce from Washington Part 2
    • Last week’s guilt
    • London attack and terrorism
    • US making things worse
    • Alex Interlude
    • Internet Privacy
  • (2:21:17-2:55:16) Sam on Podcasts
    • Favorite podcasts with Alex help
    • The rest of the favorites on my own
    • News update podcasts

 

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: Because I have a Superbrain!

In the latest Curmudgeon’s Corner Sam talks about:
* Wang/Silver Nerdfight
* Pros vs Amateurs (like me) on Election Models
* Presidential Security
* Ebola Outbreak
* Podcast Speeds

Recorded on 3 Oct 2014

Length this week – 1:13:23

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Curmudgeon’s Corner: Ivan Cooks!

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

  • Long Podcasts / Megapixels / Calorie Counts
  • NSA This Week / Syria This Week
  • Naval Yard Shooting / Latin American Cyber Defense / Government Shutdown / Twitter IPO / Amriki / iPhones

Recorded on 18 Sep 2013

Length this week – 1:38:14

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iPhone Shuffled Podcasts Bug Fixed

I have been neglectful.  Way back in June I made a post titled “iPhone 3.0 Bug with Shuffled Podcasts“.  In a subsequent iPhone software update I noticed that they had fixed part of the problem, but didn’t post.  Then in a second update, they seemed to have fixed almost all of the problem.  (Although I still notice that my playlist full of podcasts doesn’t retain the order I have it in on the iTunes side.)  Basically, it all works again.  Although on a couple of occasions I’ve noticed it not seeming to work, but I think that may be when I’ve had syncs that got stopped before they were done.  Anyway, the last update which seemed to have an effect on this was just after Alex was born, so I was a bit distracted and never posted about this.  Anyway, thank you Apple for fixing this.  Much appreciated. :-)