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Curmudgeon’s Corner: Not As Bad As It Sounds

This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan discuss Ivan’s impressions of attending the DC “March for Our Lives” event in person… including the implications for the wider gun debate. Then they talk about the online privacy issues that have been around for years, but are now getting more attention because of the recent headlines about how social media was manipulated during Election 2016. Oh, and Ivan recently returned from a trip to Singapore, so he shares his impression of that city too.

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Show Details:

Recorded 2018-03-30
Length this week – 1:34:36

  • (0:01:30-0:04:06) Agenda
  • (0:05:14-0:15:28) Singapore
  • (0:16:43-1:01:06) March for Our Lives
  • (1:01:42-1:34:16) Online privacy

 

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: One Thousand Likes

This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about Sam’s son’s trip to the doctor, they respond to a bunch of listener feedback, talk a bit about Apple and Nancy Reagan, and then finally jump into Election 2016. Within that topic they cover the charges of Trump inciting violence, the delegate math, what might happen at a contested convention, explanations for the Sanders win in Michigan… and more!

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Recorded 2016-03-12

Length this week – 1:38:06

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Show Details:

  • (0:00:10-0:16:37) But First
    • Delayed Show
    • Agenda
    • Alex Doctor Visit
    • Alex Test Results
  • (0:17:25-0:43:53) Feedback!
    • Feedback Format
    • Jenn on which nomination process Sam should do
    • Bruce on which nomination process Sam should do
    • Richard on a show format suggestion
    • Jon on Gary Johnson
    • Matt on Kanye
    • Edward on Trump
  • (0:44:32-0:57:47) Mini Lightning Round
    • Alex’s iPad
    • Alex’s YouTube Channel
    • Upcoming Apple Event
    • Snowden on Apple vs FBI
    • Nancy Reagan
  • (0:58:28- 1:36:24) Election 2016
    • Trump inciting violence?
    • Trump salutes?
    • Delegate Math
    • Contested Convention
    • Sanders Michigan Win
    • Ivan’s Vote

Curmudgeon’s Corner: The Poorly Educated

This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner Sam and Ivan of course talk about Election 2016, covering both the Democratic and Republican nomination races, then some speculation about what a Clinton vs Trump race may look like. Before that though, they spend some time following up on both the Apple vs FBI case and the SCOTUS vacancy. And there is some feedback to discuss!

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Recorded 2016-02-25

Length this week – 1:32:14

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Show Details:

  • (0:00:10-0:11:03) But First
    • Water Heater Fire
    • Commutes
    • Agenda
    • Feedback
  • (0:12:07-0:28:20) Apple vs FBI
    • PR Battle
    • Cracking Safes
    • Other ways to get info
    • Test Case
    • Slippery Slopes
    • Lavabit comparison
  • (0:29:06-0:42:09) SCOTUS and Congress
    • Doing Nothing
    • Republican Strategies
    • Options in January
    • Senate Implications
    • Republican Factions
    • Ivan for SCOTUS
  • (0:42:48-1:01:36) Election 2016 – Primaries
    • Ivan for SCOTUS continued
    • Clinton Still Winning
    • Judicial Murders
    • Trump SC/NV Wins
    • Dissipating Trump Denial
    • Gaming out Super Tuesday
  • (1:02:16-1:31:53) Election 2016 – Clinton vs Trump
    • Trump as third party after contested convention?
    • Are there really that many asshole racists?
    • The whiteness of the GOP
    • Clinton vs Trump personal attacks
    • Trump attacking from both Right and Left
    • Trump Reinvention
    • President Trump

Curmudgeon’s Corner: She dropped it on my head!

In the latest Curmudgeon’s Corner Sam and Iván talk about:
* Feedback / Fitness Trackers
* Early House of Cards / Brian Williams / Jon Stewart / Bob Simon
* Lunch with the Commissioner / Hit by a Box / Pneumatic Tubes / Ukraine
* Israel and Iran
* Lightning Round

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Recorded 2015-02-12

Length this week – 1:24:40

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Curmudgeon’s Corner: Snuffleupasam

In the latest Curmudgeon’s Corner Sam talks about:

  • Stuff / Torture Report and Secrecy
  • Iraq Airdrops and Airstrikes
  • Google Scanning for Child Porn
  • Clinton and Bin Laden

Recorded on 8 Aug 2014

Length this week – 1:11:09

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Edit 2014-08-16 02:09 UTC to fix typo in title. It was supposed to be Snuffleupasam. Like Snuffleupagus. Not Suffleupasam. Like nothing.

Curmudgeon’s Corner: These Look Disgusting

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

  • Obamacare Rulings / Mayflies / Smartwatches / Fitness Trackers / Sapphire Glass / Social Privacy / Secret / Kids in Parks / Gaza Analogy / Tech Support / Help for Billionaires
  • MH17 Shootdown
  • Israel / Gaza

Recorded on 24 Jul 2014

Length this week – 1:43:37

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Curmudgeon’s Corner: Popping into my Head

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

  • Holidays
  • Political Tenets
  • Thoughts on 2013 / Trains and Portal

Recorded on 27 Dec 2013

Length this week – 1:23:37

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Curmudgeon’s Corner: Party Like It’s 2007

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

  • NSA Scandal
  • Snowden / More NSA Scandal
  • WWDC 2013
  • Retro Show

Recorded on 11 Jun 2013

Length this week – 1:49:36

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Curmudgeon’s Corner: 51.6 Miles at 1776 Feet

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

  • Slow Days
  • Google / Information Silos / Privacy
  • Post Cash World
  • Election 2012 / Third Parties / Veeps

Recorded on 29 Apr 2012

Length this week – 1:03:14

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Curmudgeon’s Corner: A Lot of People Were Confused

In the latest Curmudgeon’s Corner…

Sam and Ivan talk about:

  • Michigan and Arizona / Stupid things Candidates Say
  • Decline of the PC / Windows 8
  • Google and Privacy

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