Archive for January, 2022

WT: SpaceChode

Tuesday, January 25th, 2022
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The James Webb Telescope has reached its home. When will we get images back and what type of images will they wait to release? Can Brian and Justin transport 100 mad prisoners? Sorry kids, your hamsters uh…need to be accounted for. What would have been the value of a stronger zero-COVID strategy and what does Australia’s surge in cases mean in comparison to the US? The dream of a single-stage-to-orbit (SSTO) vehicle is targeted by Radian Aerospace. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Peacemaker and The Book of Boba Fett

Justin: Fly on the Wall with Dana Carvey and David Spade

Brian: Why Koko (Probably) Couldn’t Talk (Sorry) from Soup Emporium

Bryce: My Cousin Vinny

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AT: 5 Letter Words

Wednesday, January 19th, 2022
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Bryce shares a report on computer literacy and the digital divide. Then, we talk about the social media phenom, Wordle. The simplicity of message versus the intricacy of its design. Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

Computer skills study link.

Picks:

Andrew: Attention Factory from Matthew Brennan

Justin & Bryce: The Righteous Gemstones

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WT: Hashing Asses

Tuesday, January 18th, 2022
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A previous Weird Things story has been SCRUBBED from the maps! Journalistic scrutiny in an all-online world where the documentation of history can digitally disappear. Andrew shares a fascinating Web3 idea of decentralized file storage using file hashes. An ancient butcher with a permanent tool, surely. Old-timey trophy asses. What will the first images from the James Webb Telescope look like? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: The Witcher and What If…?

Justin: Peacemaker

Brian: Toast of Tinseltown

Bryce: Pefume LIVE 2021 [polygon wave] on Prime Video

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AT: Real Criminals, In Jail

Wednesday, January 12th, 2022
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Totally on the ball and ready to go! Andrew and Justin reflect on iTricks, the magic news blog they founded. The site’s in transition, so what can they do with it? How did it start as an editorial platform and how did it handle integrity despite always being small? How did a scrappy up-start fend off a decade of competition? Maybe someone will take up the mantle! Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: The Righteous Gemstones

Justin: Euphoria

Brian: The Book of Boba Fett

Bryce: Substack

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WT: We Do Not Intend To Stop

Tuesday, January 11th, 2022
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Nobody knows anything and Andrew caught the thing! Tests and variants and how little we know. A China-shaped hole in the maps. Brian and Justin finally take their first airplane trip and it didn’t go well! Denied! And you’re fired! i can has starlink? The James Webb Telescope is almost entirely deployed. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Val

Justin: The Book of Boba Fett

Brian: Jackass Number Two

Bryce: DIRT 5

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