Daily Archives: April 21, 2015

Ep. 25 – Double Shock Power!



This week we’re back, talking tech, and taking names.  Well, we’re talking tech at least…

We tackle a listener’s question and give them an excellent answer (if we do say so ourselves, and we do). Our listener needed to know a better way to make his Apple earbuds fit better and we found him some EarSkinz (http://www.EarSkinz.com). We also recommend a possibly DIY solution you can check out here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Improve-the-fit-on-on-EarPods/

We talk about all of the television shows that are being rebooted; Full House, Coach, Inspector Gadget, X-Files, and Twin Peaks. And we talk about some of the fantastic TV that’s out there right now. Like, Daredevil. If you haven’t watched it do yourself and favor and go watch it. And if you’ve watched it, well go watch it again!

Jacob also found a clever little show called Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt which is definitely worth a look. It’s another Netflix original by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock.

Jeff is excited for a new Netflix sitcom coming May 8 titled “Grace and Frankie”. What? Another Netflix original? This one sports a superstar cast of: Lilly Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Martin Short, Martin Sheen, and Sam Watterson. Seriously, it looks great.

Jeff is also excited about a project on Kickstarter right now – the Meld Smart Stove. It’s a combination temperature probe and knob controller that will keep a burner on your gas or electric stove at a steady temp with a degree range of accuracy. Perfect poached eggs, expertly seared meats, even cook-top sous vide is apparently possible with the Meld. You can find more details or back the project here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/meld/meld-a-perfect-meal-every-time

We talk about Comcast promising to roll out “Gigabit Pro” service running at 2Gbps in Atlanta by the end of 2015. Should Google Fiber be worried? Can customers actually expect to get this level of performance from Comcast? And, darn-it, when are we going to get gigabit Internet speeds in our hometown? Comon’ Google, announce you’re coming to Indiana and at least force Comcast and Time Warner to increase the speeds locally!

Finally, Jacob talks about the rebooting of the Large Hadron Collider. It’s been offline since 2013 getting upgrades and it’s finally being started back up again. These new upgrades will give it double the power – raising the energies of the proton beams from 4Tev each to 6.5TeV. The new, upgraded, LHC will be able to smash particles together at 13.5TeV – up from the 8TeV that allowed them to confirm the Higgs boson actually exists. We don’t know what new and exciting things they’ll be able to find at these higher energies, but we can’t wait to find out. Does anyone know a particle physicist that wants to come on and school us on all things particle physics?

Jacob loves his Vector Thunderbird Butane Insert which fits nicely in a Zippo case and gives an awesome jet of flame every time you click the button. No more dried out Zippo lighters when you’re packing a butane insert. Get yours from Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008Z8W714/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B008Z8W714&linkCode=as2&tag=successminder-20&linkId=FLUQB3WJ7TQE4TPQ

Jeff loves his Behringer UCA202 USB audio interface. If you’re podcasting (or thinking about it) or just want an excellent, bulletproof audio interface for your PC you should check this one out: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000KW2YEI/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B000KW2YEI&linkCode=as2&tag=successminder-20&linkId=65KLESQLLKMX6NIA