Month: January 2020

051 – 1917: J.R.R. Tolkein’s Blueprint for The Lord of the Rings

This week Cameron and Sam dive into the movie 1917. Yes it’s an academy nominated masterpiece, but it’s also an extremely realistic look into the day to day life of WWI soldiers. The same life that J.R.R. Tolkein lived everyday, and that would inspire the creation of The Lord of the Rings. Listen in as…

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050 – Star Trek: Replicate This

Everyone knows the replicator as that magic box on Star Trek that can pump out everything from Altair Water to Apple Pie (they’re both a thing), but in reality that technology is not as far flung as we might think. This week our resident 3D printing expert Keon Boozarjomehri (He Literally wrote the book on…

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049 – The Imitation Game, Chris Klesges, and the real Alan Turing

Alan Turing played key roles throughout his life in the fields of computing, cryptography, philosophy and reasoning. To this day we benefit from his vast contributions. But unfortunately he lived in a different time that was not as accepting of his lifestyle. Join us as guest expert and Turing historian Christopher Klesges guides us through…

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048 – Jesse Buonanno: Card Games, Crypto Currencies, and the Future of Digital Assets

Pokemon, Magic The Gathering, Hearthstone, Overwatch, Counter strike, and Fortnite. All games that have found a new way to extract money from players through the randomness and excitement ofcard packs and loot boxes. But wherever there’s profit, you can find cheaters, counterfeiters, and all sorts of other nefarious agents. And even then, whatever you buy…

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