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Episode #231 – 16 July 2018

7/16/2018
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Episode 231 We haven’t recorded in a little while! Jørgen now coaches soccer and had a player draft. Billionaires and their money in politics is Not A Thing. Elon Musk, specifically in the billionaire club, is having a both a very good week and a very bad week. Spoiler Alert: Won’t you Be My Neighbor […]

Duration:00:52:12

Episode #230 – 11 June 2018

6/11/2018
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Episode 230 Alan visited the Motor City. American workers take less vacation than medieval peasants. Zombie-ants are A Thing, and they’re evolving due to climate change. Sports gambling is not federally regulated in the US, so it’s now up to the states. Spoiler Alert: We talked about Deadpool 2.

Duration:00:57:28

Episode #229 – 14 May 2018

5/15/2018
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Episode 229 Buying online pornography passes at physical newsstands in the UK. Google Duplex is impressive and disturbing. Pharmaceutical researchers are turning towards illegal drugs for innovative treatments. Known for riding waves, Kelly Slater now creates waves. Spoiler Alert: We talked about Avengers: Infinity War. A lot.

Duration:01:10:35

Episode #228 – 2 May 2018

5/2/2018
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Episode 228 GDPR is coming. Verizon’s re-invention of Yahoo as Oath shows some of the same old problems. China’s forthcoming “Credit Score” seems to have repercussions far beyond monetary implications Quantum Entanglement is A Thing… that can be seen with the naked eye! Distractions in distractions: Fishing in the new Far Cry game. Spoiler Alert: […]

Duration:00:58:10

Episode #227 – 16 April 2018

4/16/2018
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Episode 227 We have a thought or two regarding regulations (or lack thereof) for autonomous vehicles. Spoiler Alert: We saw a lot of movies (and TV): Atlanta Legion Pacific Rim: Uprising Ready Player One Isle of Dogs Death of Stalin Blockers A Quiet Place

Duration:01:17:54

Episode #226 – 1 April 2018

4/2/2018
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Episode 226 We dove into the cesspool of Cambridge Analytica. Spoiler Alert: Jørgen went into depth regarding Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr story Brendan spelunked through Tomb Raider and did a whirlwind tour of Hurricane Heist. All three hosts have Neti Pots (although Alan’s is ceramic) and have also signed up for MyFitnessPal

Duration:01:07:40

Episode #225 – 18 March 2018

3/18/2018
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Episode 225 This episode in Moviepass: CEO walks back his information gathering statements. California writes bill to codify net neutrality protections ahead of FCC ruling. Norwegian website releases wordpress plugin that uses quizzes to improve comment quality. National Geographic publishes examination of its own portrayal of race. Aircraft company Kitty Hawk partners with New Zealand […]

Duration:01:11:36

Episode #224 – 7 March 2018

3/8/2018
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Episode 224 Brendan and Jørgen were not laughing, but apparently Amazon’s Alexa was. Moviepass details quite a bit more about the information they are collecting in exchange for those inexpensive movie tickets. Spoiler Alert: The Oscars were this weekend We talked a bit about the movie Annihilation. Also, Black Panther. See more at the Black […]

Duration:01:01:23

Episode #223 – 12 February 2018

2/13/2018
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Episode 223 SpaceX landed 2 (of the 3) cores during their Falcon Heavy demo launch in fantastic fashion. Cryptocoin mining messes up GPU prices, uses a lot of energy, and is escalating into website hacking. This might be helped with Bitcoin’s Lightning Network or Ethereum’s Proof of Stake. China police uses smart glasses to identify […]

Duration:01:02:20

Episode #222 – 28 January 2018

1/28/2018
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Episode 222 Commuting in the bay area. The Commuter and Phantom Thread as a study in contrasts. Making music is harder than it needs to be if you ask Lana Del Rey. Bonus musical journeys regarding chord structure in western popular music. Spoiler Alert: We talked about movies in the middle of the podcast instead […]

Duration:00:48:03

Episode #221 – 14 January 2018

1/14/2018
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Episode 221 Happy New Year Baktun! ROAD TRIP: Jørgen visits Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West and Paolo Saleri’s Arcosanti and other locations in the southwest. SLEEP STUDY: Alan looks at sleep stages and is using some apps to measure and testing some variables to get better sleep. Spoiler Alert: BAKTUN-IN-REVIEW: Brendan leads off our annual […]

Duration:01:19:45

Episode #220 – 24 December 2017

12/24/2017
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Episode 220 Don’t be SAD – Seasonal Affective Disorder is A Thing. Sometimes it can be solved with light therapy. Spoiler Alert: We combat our winter blues with the light therapy of movie watching. We discuss: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri The Disaster Artist and The Room Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Duration:01:14:17

Episode #219 – 10 December 2017

12/11/2017
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Episode 219 We have an update for Bitcoin! Perhaps it has room to go up or John McAfee will eat his own d*ck. If you’re still not in the know, you can read this article only published last week. Maybe Bitcoin is holding our energy grid behind. Most likely, though, it’s a bubble. Automation is […]

Duration:01:01:33

Episode #218 – 25 November 2017

11/27/2017
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Episode 218 We recorded the show on Black Friday The Friday That Shall Not Be Named. Data Privacy is eroded further after breaches at Equifax, Uber, the NSA, and Germany takes an interesting stance on it. Net Neutrality dealt a blow this week as FCC stonewalls investigation into fraud in the public comment section. A […]

Duration:01:04:04

Episode #217 – 12 November 2017

11/13/2017
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Episode 217 Infrequent Flyer: A short collection of tips for flying that even regular folks can enjoy. Short form: seatguru.com for seats, chelsea boots for max style and easy TSA passage, and asking for a “side shot” with a beer. Jørgen brings us through a spirited discussion of Blade Runner 2049 including the short films […]

Duration:00:50:02

Episode #216 – 8 October 2017

10/9/2017
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Episode 216 We are back! You can’t keep a good podcast down. We even picked up a new co-host! A hearty podcast-welcome to Jørgen! Alan’s Resident Expertise: Intermittent Fasting Brendan details The BFR (Big “Falcon” [aka “Fucking”] Rocket) from Elon “tony stark” Musk with bonus video. In Jørgen’s first gig at co-hosting, he visits LEGO […]

Duration:00:38:40

Episode #215 – 4 February 2017

2/4/2017
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Episode 215 Baktun in Review! We talk (mostly) movies including Brendan’s top 10 of 2016. We also will be taking a break to review the podcast and look forward to where we can take it. Spoiler Alert: James Bond… Douglas MacArthur… The Not A Thing! Podcast will return.

Duration:00:50:28

Episode #214 – 23 January 2017

1/24/2017
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Episode 214 Star Trek Fan Film Axanar settles out of court with Paramount. The return to TV for Star Trek is delayed again. Western Union admits to not doing enough to prevent money laundering. American Airlines announces “Economy Basic” to compete with low cost airlines. Supersonic jet company Boom moves out of the wind tunnel […]

Duration:00:45:04

Episode #213 – 15 January 2017

1/15/2017
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Episode 213 Norway to shut off FM broadcasts. Google moves to shut off the Hangouts API. TOR browser for iOS is now free. A Crowdsource group raises enough money to fight the UK Snooper’s Charter. In France they are legislating the right to disconnect. The Augury AI listens to your machines to tell when they […]

Duration:00:40:34

Episode #212 – 8 January 2017

1/8/2017
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Episode 212 Fan film Star Trek Axanar gets held up in a copyright infringement trial. Bonus: Chief O’Brien at work! The FTC sues D-Link over insecure routers. Oakland passes laws to limit surveillance capabilities of police department. CES was this week and the @internetofshit was there. The Classic NES is “jailbroken” to allow playing games […]

Duration:00:40:32