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Episode 40: Slot Machines for Attention

10/13/2018
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With apologies for the echoey room, albeit in a new home, Ped & Tom discuss the contrasting environ of Western Massachusetts, a perplexing but pleasing podcast review, and a followup on The Last Jedi that somehow made it through the edit. Then, Ped has a lot to say about CGP Grey and the fight for your attention and Tom makes an unexpected visit to the emergency room. Support the podcast on Patreon or by purchasing a T-shirt. Discuss the podcast on Reddit. Review the podcast on Apple...

Duration:01:20:55

Episode 39: Captain of the Enterprise

9/13/2018
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Tom is on the move, Ped is excited about Star Trek, and they both warp through tangents related to genealogy, immigration, solar probes, and climate change. Engage! Support the podcast on Patreon or by purchasing a T-shirt. Discuss the podcast on Reddit. Review the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Does it sound like a cave in here? [00:00] Democracy DayPunching through the diamond wallTiny housesPioneer ValleyHome staging Coffee Followup [20:56] Should Coffee Come With Cancer Warnings?...

Duration:01:16:48

Episode 38: Blazar McBlazeface

8/19/2018
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Ped and Tom followup on some recent developments in the world of science including the mysterious ʻOumuamua, a super-powerful blazar, and a neutrino detector buried deep in the ice. Then, Ped extolls the benefits of three recent self-improvement books while Tom prefers self-deprecation. Support the podcast on Patreon or by purchasing a T-shirt. Discuss the podcast on Reddit. Review the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Interstellar Interloper Revisited [01:32] Episode 22: Nostalgia...

Duration:01:06:06

Episode 37: Spaghetti Code

7/28/2018
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Tom passes Ped’s code review with a particularly janky bit of programming, stickers are dispatched around the world, and we get some more complaining about Star Wars. Support the podcast on Patreon or by purchasing a T-shirt. Discuss the podcast on Reddit. Review the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Janky Programming [01:06] Janky Tic Tac ToesourceStrong and weak typingJavaScriptIndentation styleTwo Bit Geeks on GitHubStation 13 on GitHub Stickers Across the Globe [20:50] Two Bit Geeks...

Duration:00:48:33

Episode 36: The Long Slog

7/7/2018
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Ped is strangely primed this morning, Tom is strangely immune to poison ivy, and they both take a long, strange slog through software development and language immersion. Support the podcast on Patreon or by purchasing a T-shirt. Discuss the podcast on Reddit. Review the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Primed and Ready to Go! [01:53] “You never can tell with bees.” Flies, Spiders, Mosquitoes, and Poison Ivy [09:20] Australia’s dangerous animals: the top 30 immune to poison ivy? Learn...

Duration:01:09:20

Episode 35: Low on Disk Space

6/19/2018
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It’s time to play the music, it’s time to light the lights, it’s time for the A.I. Winter and more followup tonight. It’s time to put on makeup, it’s time to dress up right, it’s time to spoil Infinity War and … [Disk Space Error] Support the podcast on Patreon or by purchasing a T-shirt. Discuss the podcast on Reddit. Review the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Music and Memory [00:00] It’s The Muppet Show!prepares for the wrong piano concerto The A.I. Winter [6:40] hackernewsletter A.I....

Duration:00:52:29

Episode 34: Two Bots Talking

6/2/2018
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In this guaranteed 100% human-created podcast, Ped & Tom ponder whether humanity was Earth’s first civilization, whether Google chatbots will subsequently replace humanity, whether Irish drivers are the best in the world, and whether your own DNA will implicate your criminal cousin. Support the podcast on Patreon or by purchasing a T-shirt. Discuss the podcast on Reddit. Review the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Yanny and Laurel [00:00] “What do you guys hear ?” Most people over 18 can’t...

Duration:01:06:34

Episode 33: Staring into the Void

5/2/2018
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Pondering pure existence, a big reckoning for Big Coffee, coming to terms with archiving our past, possibly #tooMuchMeta on a flight through Ped’s neural landscape, keep those subvocals to yourself and always look up for the Happy Void. Support the podcast on Patreon or by purchasing a T-shirt. Discuss the podcast on Reddit. Review the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Recreational Void Staring [00:00] The Untempered SchismThe Two Bit Geeks Official Guide to Void Staring! Coffee, Cancer and...

Duration:01:04:38

Episode 32: On Our High Hobby Horse

4/20/2018
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Ped & Tom ride their hobby horses through some of their favorite topics; such as speeding and safe driving, dumping Facebook and shadow profiles, fitness tracking and smart devices, supervolcanoes and asteroid impacts, and being kind to one another. Plus, a salute to Professor Hawking. Support the podcast on Patreon or by purchasing a T-shirt. Discuss the podcast on Reddit. Review the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Safe Driving Followup [00:00] The Need for (Safe) Speed Massachusetts Law...

Duration:01:21:03

Episode 31: Half-hearted Halfpipe

4/1/2018
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Ped & Tom fidget their way through some followup, Ped delights in some unusual athleticism, and Tom makes a move at a board gaming tournament. Support the podcast on Patreon or by purchasing a T-shirt. Discuss the podcast on Reddit. Review the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Fidgeting into some Followup [00:00] Two Tims TalkingIcelandTotal Solar EclipseSpitsbergen, Norwayhotel Faster, Higher, Stronger? [11:31] Best in the world ski halfpipe Elizabeth SwaneyEddie the EaglePita...

Duration:00:47:51

Episode 30: The Tyranny of Convenience

3/17/2018
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Ped is moonlighting on Tom. If elected, Tom will not serve. They both explore the consequences of convenience, of speeding, of firearms, of bedtime eggs, of sleeping possums, and placebos. Support the podcast on Patreon or by purchasing a T-shirt. Discuss the podcast on Reddit. Review the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Moonlighting Pedcast [00:00] Two Tims TalkingHello Internet Electoral Tomfoolery [09:29] subredditup to some mischiefClass SecretaryShermanesque statementRobert’s Rules...

Duration:01:25:28

Episode 29: Flights of Fancy

2/24/2018
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Pondering the Assistance Invasion, blasting off with maximum coolness with SpaceX, possible microscopic passengers, and this is not a place of honor for six percent of rats. Tick-tock! Support the podcast on Patreon or by purchasing a T-shirt. Discuss the podcast on Reddit. Review the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Resistance is futile: you will be assisted [00:00] This is your brain on Virtual Assistance Falcon Heavy launches away [04:03] Elon Muskelated over the SpaceX success maximum...

Duration:00:40:13

Episode 28: The Zoof Lot

2/10/2018
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It’s déjà-vu all over again as Ped and Tom revisit a feast of follow-up, minimize their mobile and soak up the wifi on accident in an episode of time well spent (auditorily speaking). After-party in the Zoof Lot. Support the podcast on Patreon. Discuss the podcast on Reddit. Review the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Revisitation Station [00:00] at least seven times Anonymous Proxy Grammar Girl Mignon Fogartyan excellent paper ‘on accident’Hometown Zoof archetypea pop culture...

Duration:00:55:47

Episode 27: Grumpy Old Men

1/28/2018
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The one where Ped & Tom argue about The Last Jedi for an hour. Spoilers abound. You have been warned! Support the podcast on Patreon. Discuss the podcast on Reddit. Review the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Star Wars: The Last Jedi [00:00] Hello Internet reviews The Last JediA-Town FM reviews The Last Jedi The “backlash” against Star Wars: The Last Jedi , explainedThe Emperor’s appearance in The Empire Strikes BackRotten TomatoesThe Very Best of Nien NunbAntiques Roadshow Music by Lee...

Duration:01:05:58

Episode 26: Invest in PedCoin

1/13/2018
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Ped & Tom go around and around on roundabouts, BritComs, accents, dialects, and bubblers. They revisit the problem of social media dopamine hits, and then explore the promise of Bitcoin and the blockchain. This episode is brought to you by Patreon supporter Chris! Chris is awesome-sauce. Support the podcast on Patreon. Discuss the podcast on Reddit. Review the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Accents & Dialects [01:44] Received PronunciationA tour of British accents How Y’all, Youse and...

Duration:01:30:12

Episode 25: The Scorpion and the Tortoise

12/25/2017
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Celebrating the luminous, quiet and noisy joys of the season, Quentin Tarantino has phasers set to kill for Captain Picard, and AlphaZero ushers in a new era of mostly fear for Ped and Tom as they ponder the perils of the new AI. Happy Holidays, humans! Discuss the podcast on Reddit. Support the podcast on Patreon. Review the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Yay, snow; nay, leaf blowers [00:27] Annual Average Snowfall for New England Your average American household at ChristmasCats in...

Duration:01:07:12

Episode 24: The Two Bit Geeks Hall of Fame

12/9/2017
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Ped & Tom celebrate a year of podcasting with their first inductions into the Two Bit Geeks Hall of Fame. Discuss the podcast on Reddit. Support the podcast on Patreon. Too Many Cats! [00:00] How Many Cats is Too Many?Cat Chucking in Belgium ʻOumuamua Update [03:04] interstellar objectLight curve of ‘OumuamuaXKCD 1919Asteroid CaptureSagan standardOccam’s razorCueballMegan Evidence Tangent [11:15] Scientific methodAnecdotal evidence A Two Bit Anniversary [18:10] Two Bit Geeks Episode...

Duration:01:11:40

Episode 23: Free Range Podcasting

11/25/2017
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Deconstructing Tom’s editing filter, briefly Brother X, Star Wars and LOTR news, questionable parenting trends of the modern age and debating the value of death. Plus, Two Bit Geeks t-shirts are here! Discuss the podcast on Reddit. Support the podcast on Patreon. Ode to the Cutting Room Floor [00:22] The Curse of Knowledge How to remember your dreams Bits & Pieces [09:40] Dare to be Stupidpastiche A green light for a new Star Wars trilogy Bezos pays a boatload for the Lord of the Rings...

Duration:01:11:16

Episode 22: Nostalgia Kilonova

11/11/2017
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Wandering down the aisles of emergent 80s nostalgia, briefly Blade Runner and the satisfaction of reinvention, Dungeons & Dragons gets back on the scene, first light on the biggest bangs in the universe and interstellar greetings from the Vegans of Lyra. Discuss the podcast on Reddit. Support the podcast on Patreon. A special “Thank You” to Patreon supporter Xavier Lambein! Meandering nostalgia, 80s style [03:20] The Banana Splitsmixed-reality early pioneersStranger Thingsintentionally...

Duration:00:52:41

Episode 21: Bandying About the Cosmos

10/27/2017
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The busy geeks are back from more travels and buzz through accumulated corrections and followup, followed by a deep dive into software development, a trip to the world of Ahch-To (also know as Ireland), and finally Tom finds himself on a ‘special’ list. Discuss the podcast on Reddit. Support the podcast on Patreon. To sleep, perchance to dream [01:27] The Art of DreamingLucid dreamingSleep paralysis No Dumb Questions 015 - What the Heck is Sleep Paralysis? Corrections and Followup...

Duration:01:18:59