Archive for September, 2011
TOPIC: OK, maybe not, but Mike and Dave cover so much ground (and go so far off the rails) there’s no possible headline that could encompass it all! Between bemoaning the anti-vaccer movement to Kindle library books and Spotify on Facebook, we get a lot of great conversation in … and the occasional bit of tech too!
Jay Garmon comes to us with yet another great geek trivia question:
Since ratification in 1972, how many people have filed suit under the space liability convention?
We go for quality not quantity this week on the coolsites with:
- Mouse Without Borders (download link) – Straight from microsoft’s garage, this KVM killer will let you run multiple machines with a single mouse and keyboard!
- F.Lux – adjusts your screen color and brightness automagically based on the time of day and your location.
The podcast only song of the week this week is “Bomba” by Jesse Matador!
TOPIC: After a little phone tag and some discussion of how GoDaddy sites were hacked, Dave and Mike get a chance to grill ZocDoc’s CEO Cyrus Massoumi about a very cool way to find and schedule your next doctor! New to Chicago, ZocDoc has been helping California and NY residents rate their experiences and schedule their doctors for nearly four years now.
Jay Garmon tell us even more about Dragoncon, sharing that although he didn’t wait in line to meet True Blood’s Erik Skarsgaard and Al-Cid, he did do battle for elevator space with winged cosplayers, so considered it a wash! He also presents this great question for your cogitation:
In 2003, what misunderstanding of math lead to every major PC manufacturer being sued?
OK, so we fell down on the coolsites thing this week, but give you a great podcast only song “Wondering Why You Don’t Talk to Me” by Jill Scott!
TOPIC: OK, OK, I know our title means less than usual this week, but we do discuss the Googlicious acquisition of Zagat this week – as well as an in-depth cover story about how to pronounce the word Zagat and some of your other favorite tech terms! We also tell you why you can’t trust Google’s ratings or search results to be completely unbiases.
Jay Garmon returns after what sounds like an incredible time at Dragoncon, so we not only get the geek trivia of the week, but he clues us in on some of the awesomeness that was happening at D*C. Here’s that geek trivia question too:
Every winter the LHC is forced to shut down. Why?
That didn’t leave a ton of time for coolistes of the week, but as usual we manage to sneak in a couple of good ones:
- ApplyMate – Great free online app for keeping track of your job and/or college applications!
- Room-o-rama – Want to stay in a non-traditional type of setting? Roomorama sets you up to stay in cool apartments, houses for rent, and etc. in great locations around the world!
The podcast only song of the week is “Jesus is Just Alright” by DC Talk!
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TOPIC: Both Dave and Mike get to opine about their individual idea of where the tablet wars will go, and have fun discussing the differences between geeks, nerds, and ne’er-do-wells! Plus Dave shares his ongoing love (and deep fear) of the hacking group Anonymous!
Jay Garmon leaves us for Dragoncon, though we’re sure we’ll talk to him again soon. That still leaves us time for a couple of cool cool sites this week:
- Plan B – Lost your phone? Forgot to install tracking stuff on it? No worries, go for plan B!
- Runkeeper Importer – Bring that Nike+ data straight into Runkeeper if you’re ready to make the switch like I was!
The podcast only song of the week is “One way ticket to the moon” by Dave Stewart!