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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: Outside the Lines

This week on the Curmudgeon’s Corner podcast, Sam is joined by guest cohost Bruce. Together they discuss the Volkswagen cheating debacle, the situation with Syria and Syrian refugees, and of course this week’s developments in the 2016 Presidential race. In the final lightning round they also cover the Super Moon Eclipse, the Fed’s interest rate decision, that kid who made the clock, and more!

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Recorded 2015-09-24

Length this week – 1:51:54

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Show Details:

  • (0:00:10-0:10:38) But First
    • No Ivan today, but we have Bruce
    • This Week’s Agenda
    • In House pre-School
    • School Scheduling Craziness
  • (0:11:40-0:26:02) Volkswagen Cheating
    • What they did
    • Possible Fixes
    • Impact on VW
    • What were they thinking?
  • (0:26:41-0:48:13) Syria
    • Refugee Crisis
    • Turkish Connection
    • What do you do?
    • Russian Involvement
    • Assad must go?
    • Coordination with Russia
  • (0:49:35-1:30:27) Election 2016
    • Rand Paul
    • The Xenophobic Racist Party
    • Primary and Caucus Rules
    • Carson on Muslims
    • Walker Drops Out
    • Republican Polling since the Second Debate
    • Democratic Polling
    • Deadlines for Shadow Candidates
    • Clinton Declines
    • More on Clinton Email
  • (1:31:07-1:51:34) Lightning Round
    • Super Moon Eclipse
    • Queen Elizabeth Milestone
    • Federal Reserve Interest Rate Decisions
    • TV Show: Best of Carson
    • Pope Visit / Chinese President Visit
    • The kid who made the clock

Curmudgeon’s Corner: Only a Facade

In the latest Curmudgeon’s Corner Sam and Iván talk about:
* Ukraine
* ISIS
* Antivaxxers
* Lightning Round

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Recorded 2015-02-06

Length this week – 1:11:55

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Curmudgeon’s Corner: It would be perfect if I hadn’t gotten caught!

In the latest Curmudgeon’s Corner Sam and Ivan talk about:
* Kids / Bikes
* No Strategy / ISIS / 2nd terms
* Romney 2016 / Election 2016
* Nude Picture Leak
* Oculus / 3D

Recorded on 4 Sep 2014

Length this week – 1:31:13

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Rolling Around In Your Piles Of Money

In the latest Curmudgeon’s Corner…

Sam and Ivan talk about:

  • Ivan Turns 40
  • Feedback and Sickness
  • Egypt Situation
  • Internet Shut Down
  • Losing More Stuff
  • Security vs Liberty
  • MacWorld
  • Backups
  • Obsolete Files

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Bring Us the Soap

In the latest Curmudgeon’s Corner…

Sam and Ivan talk about:

  • Polite Language
  • Terror Reactions
  • 3D HDTV at CES
  • Tablets Everywhere

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Allergic to Clean Starts

In the latest Curmudgeon’s Corner…

Sam talks about:

  • Properly Proportinate Reactions
  • New Computer Migrations
  • Never Enough Time

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[wpaudio url=”http://www.abulsme.com/CurmudgeonsCorner/CC20100106.mp3″ text=”Recorded 6 Jan 2010″]

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Yup, New Insane Rules

Gizmodo has a leak of the new rules, and if it is real, they are complete bull. I am not allowed to know where I am?  The captain can’t even point out “those of you on the left will can look out and see a great view of Mount Rainier!”.  Inflight wifi and live tv and even those overpriced in seat phones all not allowed…  Etc.

Idiots. This does ZERO to enhance security, and just makes is a pain in the ass to legitimate travelers.

Are they ever going to stop being assclowns about this stuff?


http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/0Uubq0yVKLQ/leaked-post+detroit-bomb-airplane-security-rules


You saw our unofficial advice guide to fly after the crotchbomb. Here’s are the TSA’s official security rules, as of Christmas. Read on, because it has all the hairy details:

2. IN FLIGHT

1. During flight, the aircraft operator must ensure that the following procedures are followed:
1. Passengers must remain in seats beginning 1 hour prior to arrival at destination.
2. Passenger access to carry-on baggage is prohibited beginning 1 hour prior to arrival at destination.
3. Disable aircraft-integrated passenger communications systems and services (phone, internet access services, live television programming, global positioning systems) prior to boarding and during all phases of flight.
4. While over U.S. airspace, flight crew may not make any announcement to passengers concerning flight path or position over cities or landmarks.
5. Passengers may not have any blankets, pillows, or personal belongings on the lap beginning 1 hour prior to arrival at destination.


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