Nerds & Non/Sense™ with Larry Compton

Nerds & Non/Sense™ with Larry Compton

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February 28, 2021 3 min

Listen to the trailer for Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story  followed by one of my favorite episodes of our"Holy Sh*! Did You Know!?" segment.

View the trailer for Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story on YouTube

("HSDYK - Hedy Lamarr" was originally published in S1 ep5)

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You don't have time to do things right.  You need a ChairKnoble microwave.

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Did you miss us?  No matter, we missed you!  Happy Super Bowl Sunday.

We kick off Season 2 with a quick call to my mom.  M3 joins me afterwards and before all is said and done, he busts out with a short EVH tribute riff.  

A few related links:

  • I Am Greta - Trailer (Official) - A Hulu Original Documentary (YouTube)
  • Hearing Greta's Message (GIZMODO)
  • Go read this New York Times investigation of the location tracking data of the Capitol...
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    My thoughts about RBG's passing, and the President and First Lady being diagnosed with COVID-19.

    Then M3 and Stacy join me for nonsense, including chat about how some sports memorabilia from my childhood reappeared after about 30 years last week; autographs, baseball, basketball and football cards from the 70's & '80's. 

    A few links related to this episode:

  • RBG Official Movie Trailer via YouTube
  • RBG on Wikipedia
  • Now...
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    In this episode I spend a few minutes chatting about Labor Day itself, as well as my own personal, online social distancing practices as of late.  

    Strange times indeed, but this too will pass.  

    A few links from this episode:

  • Labor Day on Wikipedia
  • Tristan Harris' Senate Subcommittee testimony on Persuasive Technolgies via CSPAN
  • Happy Labor Day my friends, I truly hope you get to spend some time relaxing today surrounded by love.

    Ke...

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    I do enjoy hearing her laugh, my mom.  Makes me feel good.  You don't get to hear it much here, because it's a crappy cellphone connection, but it sure was great to hear.

    Here's some advice from us on what not to say during a job interview.  

    Sometimes brutal honesty isn't appreciated.  Just sayin'

    Hope you had a great weekend my friends!

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     Sorry, but M3 cracks me the hell up. Chatting on our cellphones last night, with terrible reception.

    This may not be funny to you, as the whole Red Forman for President thing has been played out, but remember...

    I don't give a shit what you think. 😆

    Just kidding, of course. See how this works?

    The call made me laugh. Writing this post made me laugh. Thinking of you shaking your head at us & rolling your eyes like Stacy...

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    For real?  Mike Tyson & Roy Jones Jr. will be putting on an exhibition bout on September 12th.  An 8- round exhibition, but of course they're talking lotsa' smack about knocking each other out.  Pay Per View for charity, as I understand it, but still...I won't watch it.

    It is, however, just the type of nonsense I need to chat about today.  It's been a strange summer for everyone, with so much change and so much t...

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    Independence Day recap with Music Man Mark, as well as our thoughts on other news recently, including all the chatter about facial recognition.

    If you missed it, here's a link to our short Independence Day release We're All In This Together featuring a few minutes of JFK's Inaugural Address.   For the complete speech & video please visit the JFK Library

    Links discussed about Facial Recognition:

  • Facial recognition leads...
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    Thought I'd share a little more insight from JFK on our official Independence Day here is the U.S., this time from his 1961 Inaugural Address.  For the complete speech & video please visit the JFK Library

    We're All In This Together
    Be a part of the solution, not the problem.  Never try to fight hate & division with more hate & division, it'll never work.

    We are the government. Yes, you.  We are the law enforcem...

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    If a social media platform needs to travel 3.7 miles and is traveling at 78 MPH, how long before someone complains about how they're doing it?  Right.

    The Social Media Conundrum: What's Your Opinion?
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    A few of the articles discussed in this episode:

  • More than half of Twitter's ‘Reopen America’ calls from bots, study finds (ZDNet)
  • DoJ's Section 230 proposal ...
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    VR.  AR.  Magic Leap.  Faro.  Leica. Oculus.  Apple.  It's all the rage these days.  I check in with a few friends to see how they're using 3D Laser Scanning & Immersive Video Technologies today, and share some of my thoughts on consumer & professional applications.

    Guests in this episode include:

  • George Reis, President & Owner of Imaging Forensics 
  • Det. Michael Brown, Master's Degree in Criminal Justice/LE Adm...
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    Man did I get peeved at Jared Kushner's comments about who the Federal Stockpile is for.  I'm over it.  "Just Jared being Jared", a friend of mine said.  Very true.

    Music Man Mark uploaded a couple of riffs recently, which made me smile.  Like this one he called "Dusty Hot West Texas Day".

    Had a friend share some art via video, another shared some magic.  I see love everywhere I go lately too, like Spring has ...

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    SPECIAL EDITION.  SPECIAL EPISODE.  WE'RE SPECIAL, DAMN IT!

    So much to talk about.  I can't tell you how much I wish there was more time to talk to the ones that I love.  The ones I want to listen to, more than anything. 

    Sometimes, I have to talk about or deal with bad things.  Sometimes, really, really bad things.  Recently, a family friend passed, but it was it a blessing.  It was.  RIP Joe Stansfield.

    Other stuff in this ...

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    March 14, 2020 76 min

    "America must win this war.  Therefore I will work.  I will save.  I will sacrifice .  I will endure.  I will fight cheerfully, and do my utmost as if the issue of the whole struggle, depended on me alone." - Martin A. Treptow  (Link to video on YouTube)

    You've heard it all before, I know.  

    I'm going to listen to it again, with or without you.  Just sayin.

    Also in this episode:

  • Amber Schroader, CEO of Paraben Corporati...
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    February 8, 2020 91 min

    Work/Life Balance, that's the topic of this month's "What's Your Opinion?" segment.  It's not a funny topic to begin with, and one that's been an area of focus for me since moving out west over 10 years ago (one of the key reasons for the move).

    I have always struggled with Work/Life Balance, because frankly I'm always working. 

    Anyway, I share a few personal experiences and thoughts on the topic thro...

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    On the road, so I apologize in advance for some of the quality issues in this episode. 

    In this episode, I chat about our "What's Your Opinion?" topics to-date, share some related news articles that caught my eye, and toss in some nonsense with me & Mark.

    A few links referenced in the show:

    Encryption Backdoors, The Illusion of Privacy

  • What I'm reading - The Age of Suveillance Capitalism (Amazon books)
  • DOJ Says FBI C...
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    A brand new decade, already a ton of news from all fronts; political, international, technology, environment, and privacy.

    I hereby declare January "Consumer Privacy Awareness Month".

    I'll be chatting about the CCPA, Cambridge Analytica, and personal privacy & security practices in our "What's Your Opinion?" segment this month.

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    It's a brief holiday episode, one where I intended to seed January discussion & spread holiday cheer...but damn, what a few weeks we've had in the news.

    Impeachment - A great topic no matter what time of year it is, particularly when you have a narcissistic, authoritarian tyrant at the center of it.  One who is often the first to document his own crimes inadvertently through his “great and unmatched wisdom”.  Carnac the ...

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    Thank you to all of my guests for their patience during my unexpected break.  It was very much necessary, and your understanding is very much appreciated.

    I start off chatting with my nephew Peter Serefine, Jr., author of the book Progress, Really? and host of the podcast Liberty Lighthouse.  It's been far too long since we've chatted.

    Aftwards, I get to hear Josh Brunty's opinion regarding The Encryption Backdoor Debate ...

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