All posts tagged technology

Episode 169: Ahmed Mohamed and Science Education

Nick and Virginia complain about the treatment of Ahmed Mohamed at the hands of the Irving School District.

Episode 163: Cecil the Lion

Yeah yeah. It’s been too long since this happened. But whatever. Virginia argues that the dentist was guilty. Nick thinks the internet is too fast to take justice into its own hands.

Episode 147: Pictures, Anxiety, and Being Turned Down by Women

Virginia talks about her discovery regarding anxiety, and Nick ruins her theory. Nick and Virginia talk about Facebook photos and whether or not you pay attention to yourself.  Finally, Nick talks about getting the “you’re a creep” let-down at a bar and how his buddy avoids confrontations at a bar.

Episode 138: Gregory Cochran Part II

Virginia and Nick interview Gregory Cochran, the co-author of, “The 10,000 Year Explosion” about humanity’s genetic past and what it means for the present. Learn more here: 10,000 Year Explosion Website Buy on Amazon

Episode 137: Gregory Cochran Part I

Virginia and Nick interview Gregory Cochran, the co-author of, “The 10,000 Year Explosion” about humanity’s genetic past and what it means for the present. Learn more here: 10,000 Year Explosion Website Buy on Amazon

Episode 131: License Plate Tracking 

Nick discusses the seedy practice of tracking license plates and whether or not citizens can opt out.

Episode 129: Nick’s Technophobia

Nick and Virginia discuss their growing inability to utilize the latest technologies. Click here to listen!

Episode 124: Startups, Kickstarter, and Dubious Science

Nick, Oguz, and Virginia discuss the downfalls of crowdsourcing innovation via Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Virginia is bothered by the potential for naive consumers to get hurt by unscrupulous startups, and Oguz worries that more legitimate technologies won’t get adequate funding if the public starts to distrust startups. Show notes below.

Episode 118: Life as a Simulation

NerdAbsurd’s resident science expert, Oguz Yetkin, joins Nick and Virginia to discuss the potential that life as we know it is a simulation.  Virginia can’t believe that aliens would enjoy watching her life unfold, Nick worries that nothing is real, and Oguz gives an informal overview of all the science fiction on the topic. Click here to listen! Note: Here are some of the links that Oguz mentions in the Read More...

Episode 113: NerdAbsurd’s Growing Pains

The team laments the challenges of receiving recognition just as the website starts to malfunction (it’s fixed now!). Virginia casually mentions that her ex-dentist is now in prison, and Nick talks about the future of the podcast.