Tag: Improbable Insights

We Go to Andromeda!

Mass Effect Andromeda Updates the Formula Eric and I bring on a guest host, Ron Talbot, to discuss Mass Effect Andromeda. We all took an afternoon on release day to play single player and multiplayer in the same room. We all came away impressed at the overall mechanics but less impressed with the user interface …

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Can Open Source Processors Thrive?

I recently attended part of the RISC-V workshop at the Google campus. RISC-V is a fully open source CPU instruction set developed at UC Berkeley developed by Krste Asanovic, Andrew Waterman, and Yunsup Lee. An academic instruction set is all well and good, but the RISC-V spawned SiFive, which plans on building commercial processors using …

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Social Media Turbulence

  Now that the election is behind us, we’ve seen interesting tidbits about the impact of social media on the election. Whatever your stance on the candidates might be, some of the trends in social are disturbing. One particularly disturbing trend: the traction gained by fake news sites, some simply satirical, others with an axe …

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Managing the Arrow of Time

How we value our time and our use of it can be an indicator of both success in life and how we value others. David, Eric, and I all work at three very different, demanding jobs, each with its own set of demands on time. How do we manage those demands? What meaning do we …

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Podcast from the Past: The Internet of Things

This week’s podcast is actually a blast from the past, since we didn’t record a podcast last week due to travel on my part. Given all the recent problems with IoT botnets, I thought it would be interesting to replay our IoT podcast from early 2015. Let’s just say we were pretty naive back then. …

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Podcast: Fall Fun

After several weeks of relatively serious topics, Eric rejoins us as we talk about the fun stuff we’re looking forward to through the end of 2016 and into early 2017. We talk TV, movies, books, video games, board games, and more. It’s a raft of all the cool geek entertainment we’re hoping will be great. …

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Podcast: David and I Ask “Why?”

When you were a kid, you probably found it useful and annoying to keep asking your parents the question “Why?” David and I ask that question in today’s podcast regarding some of our choices in tech and related matters. We wanted to dig into our assumptions about what we use. It’s easy to become too …

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Podcast: PAX and its Meaning

Eric and David go to PAX, the gamer culture con hosted in Seattle the first weekend in September. They come back brimming with stories of cool games, cool gear, and cool experiences. While gaming remains the main focus, hardware vendors now show up in force, with the latest game-related gear. Both Eric and David offer …

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