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Curmudgeon’s Corner: Sitting on my Porch

This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner Sam and Ivan’s main topics are the debate on Donald Trump’s “legitimacy”, the fun of the final week of the transition, and the Chelsea Manning commutation. In addition though, they discuss reviving old computers, the “wet foot, dry foot” policy, Joe Biden, an odd Presidential succession edge case, and more!

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Show Details:

Recorded 2017-01-19
Length this week – 1:57:57

  • (0:00:10-0:20:34) But First
    • 2017
    • Agenda
    • Reviving old computers
  • (0:21:13-0:45:08) Legitimacy
    • Trump “legitimate”?
    • Comey, Dirty Tricks, Fairness
    • Voters made their choice
    • Unfollowing Trump?
    • Skipping the Inauguration?
    • Anti-Trump Protests
  • (0:45:56-1:04:56) Transition
    • Cabinet not talking to Trump
    • Cabinet incompetence
    • Cabinet Hodgepodge
    • Unstaffed positions
    • Normal policy disputes vs Crazy/Unqualified
  • (1:05:41-1:25:11) Manning
    • Why this release date?
    • Manning vs Snowden
    • Consistency on leaks?
  • (1:25:50-1:56:37) Lightning Round
    • Wet Foot Dry Foot
    • Book: 2001 (1968)
    • Old Postcard from Sam
    • Movie: Rogue One (2016)
    • Biden for President
    • Succession Edge Cases

 

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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: That’s Just How It Goes

In the latest Curmudgeon’s Corner Sam talks about:

  • Housekeeping
  • Feedback / Isla Vista Shootings
  • #YesAllWomen
  • Snowden Boredom
  • Google Car
  • SpaceX Dragon V2

Recorded on 30 May 2014

Length this week – 1:08:44

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Edit 2014-06-02 21:06 to correct post title

Curmudgeon’s Corner: Except When You Do

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

  • Facebook Ads / Weather / Locks / Low End Android / Unreliable Software
  • Things we aren’t talking about / Media Realignment
  • anti-Snowden Campaign
  • Obama NSA Reforms / Trains

Recorded on 22 Jan 2014

Length this week – 1:36:13

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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: Tolerate the Volume

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

  • Bumbershoot / Hard Drives / NSA Spying on Governments
  • NSA Snowden Files Spreading / Cyberwarfare
  • Going to Congress on Syria
  • More on Congress on Syria

Recorded on 3 Sep 2013

Length this week – 1:09:19

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Curmudgeon’s Corner: The Samulstan Times

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

  • Our Kids / This Week’s NSA Stuff
  • Bezos buys the Post / 2016 Republicans
  • Terror Alert / Moto X

Recorded on 6 Aug 2013

Length this week – 1:14:00

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Curmudgeon’s Corner: The Dumber You Are, The More I Want to Eat You

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

  • Robin Thicke Video
  • Final 2012 Wrapup / 2016 Preview / Watermelons / Eating Animals
  • Martin / Zimmerman
  • Snowden Update

Recorded on 16 Jul 2013

Length this week – 1:06:30

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Curmudgeon’s Corner: No, No, No, It’s Not Working!

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

  • Adoption / Groundings
  • Coffee / Snowden
  • Egypt / SFO Crash / Lac Megantic

Recorded on 9 Jul 2013

Length this week – 1:06:08

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Curmudgeon’s Corner: Smarter and Wiser

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

  • Snowden / EU Spying
  • SCOTUS Decisions
  • Egypt

Recorded on 2 Jul 2013

Length this week – 1:20:06

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