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The Computer Exorcist Bonus Show

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Can't get enough of The Computer Exorcist Show? Neither could we! The Computer Exorcist BONUS SHOW is hosted by author and tech guru Marc-Anthony Arena, with lots of special guests. Consider this the after-show party where we can expand upon some of the topics discussed on the main show. So what's it about? We're here for the 99% of intelligent, successful people in the world who feel helpless with technology. We de-mystify the concepts, scams, and scandals in the computer industry, all in Plain English. While most "computer geeks" just do obsolete virus scans, we'll discuss The Four New Threats and how to avoid them. Instead of a one-dimensional "techie" show, we take a well-rounded approach, discussing the potential impact of technology on society and mixing in people from a variety of fields. "Not the usual stuff you hear on air" - Matt, listener See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Can't get enough of The Computer Exorcist Show? Neither could we! The Computer Exorcist BONUS SHOW is hosted by author and tech guru Marc-Anthony Arena, with lots of special guests. Consider this the after-show party where we can expand upon some of the topics discussed on the main show. So what's it about? We're here for the 99% of intelligent, successful people in the world who feel helpless with technology. We de-mystify the concepts, scams, and scandals in the computer industry, all in Plain English. While most "computer geeks" just do obsolete virus scans, we'll discuss The Four New Threats and how to avoid them. Instead of a one-dimensional "techie" show, we take a well-rounded approach, discussing the potential impact of technology on society and mixing in people from a variety of fields. "Not the usual stuff you hear on air" - Matt, listener See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Can't get enough of The Computer Exorcist Show? Neither could we! The Computer Exorcist BONUS SHOW is hosted by author and tech guru Marc-Anthony Arena, with lots of special guests. Consider this the after-show party where we can expand upon some of the topics discussed on the main show. So what's it about? We're here for the 99% of intelligent, successful people in the world who feel helpless with technology. We de-mystify the concepts, scams, and scandals in the computer industry, all in Plain English. While most "computer geeks" just do obsolete virus scans, we'll discuss The Four New Threats and how to avoid them. Instead of a one-dimensional "techie" show, we take a well-rounded approach, discussing the potential impact of technology on society and mixing in people from a variety of fields. "Not the usual stuff you hear on air" - Matt, listener See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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English


Episodes

As if any of this stuff functions in real life!

2/26/2021
Today we talk with multi-faceted IT bureaucrat James Coffin about The False Promise of Technology. We hear it all the time: Technology is this salve that you can rub all over a situation to make it better. Well, in reality it's not the case. Even if it helps some things a little, it's not going to take away all your problems, and if you think so, you're in for a surprise. "As if any of this stuff functions in real life!" sums it up nicely. Computers are unreliable garbage designed with...

Duration:03:15:54

The day the world almost ended

2/7/2021
In today's episode, we welcome Sean Cronin, church planter and personal trainer. He's a non-techie and a calm, cool, collected guy, so he's the antithesis of Marc. Thanks to this opposite perspective, he brings up a lot of great points that Marc wouldn't have thought of! In our first article, we explore the precise reasons why Kodak failed. Hint: It had to do with trying to quash the digital photography revolution rather than compete in it. How the monochrome Game Boy succeeded by being...

Duration:03:09:31

Shut up and Lift

12/4/2020
"We always bring you fascinating guests, and tonight is no exception." Tonight's episode is full of "ramblings about business and tech" with bodybuilder entrepreneur Anatoly Shilman: Social media and who should police it How cutting-edge tech gadgets are "ageist" and nobody actually wants any of it Graphene and diamond batteries that can harvest energy from the air WHY Russians break into our computers Hiring people to do things you don't like to do (saves you time and giving someone a job...

Duration:03:06:05

These things dont run on magical unicorn juice; they run on diesel!

10/24/2020
Today we approach the Wallace Memorial Microphone to do a car episode, with special guest star mechanic Nick Laborde, the wealth of knowledge owner of Nick's Auto Repair. We discuss: The Nexcel, which aims to replace a simple oil change with an evil printer-cartridge-like gizmo that's computer-controlled and force you to buy their brand of oil. The billions of dollars that could be made by selling a Corvette SUV... and the heritage that would be destroyed if it happens Recalls that fix what...

Duration:03:13:22

The Wu Tang Clan stole my lunch from the breakroom

9/6/2020
On today's episode we're joined by special guest Mike Ortiz of Gotham Podcast Studio, and we discuss: How he helps people start their own podcasts (including this one!) His encounters with celebrities, including the time when the Wu Tang Clan took his lunch from the breakroom The day Verizon bought the two dumpster-fires known as AOL and Yahoo, combined to create one giant cesspool of clickbait articles, and then wrote off half their value How young people don't even know how to get their...

Duration:02:35:19

Internalizing Anger and Living in Fear with Ric Warren

7/3/2020
In today's episode, Marc invites local Renaissance man and healer Ric Warren to talk about how technology is causing people to fear, and how taking a sabbatical from tech lowers your blood pressure and removes that "fear of missing out". We draw parallels between the holistic Teknosophy Method and his holistic and personal approach to health, including how we both dispel fear in our clients, and how sometimes the key to healing is as simple as an empathetic touch. We talk about how we've...

Duration:02:57:09

Scaring kids and dogs with your car alarm

6/5/2020
In this episode, Sgt. Tim returns to sideswipe Marc's angry articles with his sublime wisdom and humor. We discuss: People willingly giving up their freedom to Alexa surveillance devices The US Dept of Defense requiring its contractors to use open standards (FINALLY!), ensuring that their battleships and fighter jets won't be outdated arbitrarily by scummy proprietary schemes. The startling turnaround of Opel, rescued from 20 years of losses by Carlos Tavares. "Temporal Appropriation",...

Duration:01:29:28

"60 million tons of e-waste"

4/25/2020
I have to admit I scheduled this interview before I realized it was Earth Day... but hey, it worked out really well! In this episode we interview Cassidy Putney of Impact Earth Roc, a new waste management company that does things a bit better. Today we talk about: AI trash cans that take themselves to the curb Throwaway HP printers floating in the oceans Sonos speakers, Apple AirPods, and HP ink cartridges that are designed to stop working after a certain date "Smart cities" where Toyota...

Duration:01:53:50

They make Star Wars cuckoo clocks?

3/28/2020
Our snarkiest special guest Dr. Mike returns to help Marc lambaste the tech industry... In this episode, we invent the word Techxit to describe liberation from deceptive Cloud services, we call Microsoft "The Cat in the Hat" for sending out update attacks that fix one thing and break 10 others, and bask in the nostalgia of 90s swap-meet computer shows, replete with Big Gulps, old Toyotas, and awkward teenagers. Oh yeah, and we balk at the existence of Star Wars cuckoo clocks. Bonus bonus...

Duration:02:21:43

The guy who invented the laser printer was laughed out of Rochester.

2/21/2020
We're back for a new season! In this episode we discuss the lives of Gary Starkweather (inventor of the laser printer), Tony Fadell (inventor of the iPod and Nest), and Coach Bob Bradley (inventor of being nice to people instead of having Twitter wars). Special guest is printer expert Pete Skidmore and music from the very talented guys of The Funeral Portrait! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:02:07:03

Electric cars are made of conflict metals - featuring Udochi Okeke

11/1/2019
In tonight's episode, the brilliant psychologist and computer programmer Udochi Okeke joins us: We talk about her latest projects, which include writing a dictionary and resurrecting an ancient African alphabet. We then discuss how the traditional idea of decentralized communities are always going to be more effective than modern cities full of lonely cloud-worshipping people. Finally, we explore how electric cars and smartphones rely on conflict metals - so you might want to think twice...

Duration:02:43:40

"Automatic Headlights Don't Work" with car expert Andrew Eaton

9/19/2019
Today we continue our discussion from the main show about resisting technology in cars. Unfortunately, the extreme arrogance, condescension, confusion, complexity, and unreliability of the computer industry is spilling over into the car industry (for example, the Tesla Mobile App, which requires Cloud permission before you can unlock your car!). We discuss how automatic headlights, automatic braking, wireless keys, and other stupidity are scaring people so much, that they're now walking into...

Duration:01:55:54

"We turned out just fine for the most part" with Dr. Mike

8/23/2019
This is the second episode of The Computer Exorcist Bonus Show! Friend of the show Dr. Mike calls in and co-hosts tonight, as we delve into some articles that were too lengthy to get into on the regular show. Hope you like tangents! We go off on a lot of them as we delve into the tech industry's bad attitude, HTC smartphones that aim to decentralize your data (instead of suck all your photos away from your phone and then wipe them out when you forget your password, like Apple does), and a...

Duration:01:52:41

Analyzing data and climbing Everest with Gregor Gordon

7/11/2019
Welcome to the first episode of The Computer Exorcist Bonus Show! In this episode, we interview data analyst Gregor Gordon of PhysXanalytics.com - He talks about how tech companies and small businesses monitor customer interest. We also go into his unusual career path and life (going from coffee barista to climber of Mt. Everest) and how that has served to make him a more capable and interesting person. Hope you love it! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:02:05:30