WT: 4D? I Hardly Know Thee!

Posted by on June 28th, 2022
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Videogames in 1D and 4D: they’re here! The fourth-dimension doesn’t have to be time, it can be an intersection of 3D and 2D spaces. What about simple 3D image generation? Cool DALL-E conversations from people who have the future of wish-granting powers. How can artificial intelligence like DALL-E 2 go from a superb toy to a revolutionary part of our lives? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Mashpoe on YouTube

Justin: Brian’s class

Brian: The Boys: Deeper and Deeper

Bryce: Westworld

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AT: Algae and Plowshares

Posted by on June 22nd, 2022
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How do you keep track of reminders? Email, notes, whiteboards, what works for us? Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

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WT: TracGalaxy

Posted by on June 21st, 2022
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We need to think big. Starship will be big and they’ve got a big build bill. Hotels in space: good idea or bad? Where does space tourism sit in the economic model of space? Can we see more from space by looking directly into our sun? Probably! Artificial intelligence and fusion and automation could open up a door to new human lifestyle breakthroughs in this decade. Voyager I and II will power down as soon as 2025. What are we most looking forward to in space-exploration? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Cool Worlds’ “The Wow! Signal After 45 Years”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6rPNPVQp0Y
SEA’s “A Tour of the Triangulum Galaxy”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nCsGkbT8Es

Picks:

Andrew: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds and Ms. Marvel

Justin: Stranger Things

Brian: How Minds Change from David McRaney

Bryce: Mini Motorways

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AT: Table as a Service

Posted by on June 15th, 2022
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We’re back and we are imagining training artificial intelligence to create dynamic media that can be rewritten, recut, and A/B tested in realtime. What would a post-scarcity world look like post-tech-singularity? A future where real-time media modification could be automatic–that’s coming from a world where animatronics can do human-sized stunts on a theme park schedule. Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Coffeezilla on YouTube

Justin: Dennis Miller Live

Brian: Harvard’s Python courses

Bryce: Airtable

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WT: Pie for a Pie Leaves the World Satisfied

Posted by on June 14th, 2022
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We go up and up in SpaceX’s Starbase rocket facility, which the FAA has approved for rocket launches (given a few dozen changes). A bet is made! Will a fully-reusable rocket launch twice within this calendar year? Would you take $2,000 to leave your house for about 30 days (some details apply)? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

Justin: Stranger Things season 4

Brian: Brian will be on Penn’s Sunday School podcast

Bryce: The Boys

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AT: Double-Tapped Out

Posted by on June 8th, 2022
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What’s the difference between 5 million views on 1 video and 50,000 views on 100 videos? BeReal, a new social network around once-a-day posting, brings a conversation about being authentic online and how limits differentiate BeReal from Instagram and TikTok. Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Blue Apron

Justin: The Off-White Album from Dennis Miller

Brian: Hacks

Bryce: Airtable

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WT: Fluoride in the Air

Posted by on June 7th, 2022
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Rogue planets: loose masses or alien buses? Avatar normalized tentacle videos and Papyrus. Megalodons may have been made extinct by another species. If we could control our atmosphere mix, would more oxygen be better or worse? We could be coming up to some big questions. Brian really wants to laser-etch the moon. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: No show in particular, I don’t even know and 1883 and Stranger Things

Justin: Top Gun: Maverick

Brian: Coherence

Bryce: Things app

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AT: X is Cool!

Posted by on May 25th, 2022
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Update time: Bryce’s LFG Marbles project is back on and he talks about opening a Patreon, diving right in from zero, and the anxiety of *not* doing it. Brian finally kicks off a project to hold business classes. The freeing feeling of talking to a smaller, select group. Business guru or business guru for sale? Andrew’s experiments with speed-reading inspired a new project for him. Can he solve reading? Expert business gurus and marbles guys say “yes!” Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

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WT: Ed & Bed Buy a Hat

Posted by on May 24th, 2022
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Starliner docks to the ISS finally! Boeing is catching up to a SpaceX milestone, why aren’t there more successful copycats? How does “just-in-time” manufacturing and management leave us vulnerable? Listener RJ shares a local mystery of an animal-like mystery and we’ve got hypotheses. Foviated rendering and how technology advancements will create more sophisticated compression eventually! A new idea for fusion power from First Light Fusion. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Buried

Brian: Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers

Bryce: “Spyro’s Hidden Gem of a Category” from Hummeldon

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AT: Versatile Sweater

Posted by on May 11th, 2022
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Slowing down and enjoying something or an international war crime? How is text being handled in a modern age and what could the next information delivery medium look like? Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: River Out of Eden from Richard Dawkins

Justin: The Pentaverate

Brian: Animal Jam

Bryce: Knotwords

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WT: Blood Letting Is Back!

Posted by on May 10th, 2022
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Humans: we’re symbiotes and you gotta take care of your microbiota! Speed reading: seems effective, but is it the ultimate, fastest way to read? How could text, audio, and tactile technology increase our reading absorption today and tomorrow? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: PhraseReader

Justin: Everything Everywhere All at Once

Brian: The War on the West

Bryce: USCSB

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AT: Learning Machine Learning

Posted by on May 4th, 2022
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Listener Nate is fascinated by DALL-E 2, but doesn’t know where to start. How can you get into ML/neural net technology and what are good tricks for making the most of self-driven coding education? Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Fireship on YouTube

Brian: The Book of Niall from Barry Jones on Kickstarter

Bryce: Things

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WT: Keep Traffic Thinking

Posted by on May 3rd, 2022
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Traffic signs are so clever and smart, but are they making the roads safer? Smiley face. Do you like magic and are you anti-social? Grab your sporks: people are pretty random. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Yellowstone

Justin: Severance

Brian: The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe

Bryce: Knotwords

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AT: TweetX

Posted by on April 27th, 2022
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Twitter accepted Elon Musk’s offer to buy Twitter. Is Twitter inevitable? What are the uncertainties and what can we infer from the little we know? Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

Pick:

Bryce: Killing Time at Lightspeed

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WT: Golden Palace Infants

Posted by on April 26th, 2022
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A simian savior. Just tap us out whenever this gets “too heavy.” Nuclear power works, why aren’t we using it more? What’s the hold up for fusion? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Conversations with a Killer: The John Wayne Gacy Tapes

Justin: The Batman

Brian: The Book of Niall from Barry Jones

Bryce: Heartstopper

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AT: Future-You, Enjoying a Future-Sandwich

Posted by on April 20th, 2022
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What is present-you doing to help future-you? How do you handle the future–not just preparing, but shaping your future? Success can come from examining other successful people. Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

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