TEH 152: Fires, TV dilemma, Y2K again, Launching Games, Covid app fails.

In This Episode: Fires, TV dilemma, Y2K again, Launching Games, Covid app fails.

This week the TEH Podcast is hosted by Leo Notenboom, the “Chief Question Answerer” at Ask Leo!, and Gary Rosenzweig, the host and producer of MacMost, and mobile game developer at Clever Media.

(You’ll find longer Bios on the Hosts page.)

Top Stories

  • 0:20 GR: Colorado is on fire (and not in a good way)
  •  5:55 LN: update on my TV repair dilemma (repair or replace?)
    • 11:22 GR: Recycling TVs
    • 13:50 High tech recycling
  • 18:23 LN: Y2K22?? (Date roll over bug)
  • 23:25 LN: NFT follow up – OpenSea freezes $2.2M of stolen Bored Apes
  • 28:03 CES 2022 Consumer Technology Association… not much happening
    • 31:00 Halo Infinite and launching games
  • 35:00 GR: Underwhelmed by Mobile phone covid exposure notifications.
    • Such a great idea that failed?
    • 46:00 LN: Testing stories and biological bugs
  • 55:30 GR: “Don’t Look Up” on Netflix. Anti-science anxiety.

Ain’t it Cool

  • 1:02:40 LN: Wheel of Time, Witcher Season 2, Lost in Space, Another Life, The Sinner Season 2
  • 1:06:30 GR: Call My Agent on Netflix

BSP: Blatant Self-Promotion

5 Comments on “TEH 152: Fires, TV dilemma, Y2K again, Launching Games, Covid app fails.

  1. Love the podcast guys! Paintcare.org is a website that displays the states that require paint manufacturers pay for paint recycling. The fee in included in the invoice for paint product when sold to stores or distributors. This would be great for electronics recycling.

  2. Leo: Don’t worry about anxiety from watching Don’t Look Up. It’s funny as hell, and that tempers the anxiety. Meryl Streep is hilarious.

  3. Speaking as a geologist with a long view of earth history, I think Leo’s ‘astronomical’ odds on the earth impact bit are just the tiniest bit complacent! Planet Earth had quite a few fairly hefty bangs from assorted (natural) space hardware in the past.

    Complacency in another sense raises its head in the COVID references. All these experimental vaccines MAY turn out to be fine – but remember the Law of Unintended Consequences (and the records in terms of fines for naughtiness imposed on many big pharma organisations, not least Pfizer)!

    Also, talk of wiping out COVID if ‘we’ hadn’t ‘allowed’ β-, δ- and ο- (and the rest) to develop has to be a tiny bit unrealistic in the light of, for example, all the influenza viruses that have developed and morphed over time. Man is Man, not Superman (gender neutral ‘man’, by the way!) COVID is, after all, ‘only’ a virus (and I’m not trying to downplay it by saying that)! Besides which, there is a credible theory that ο- (omicron) developed from the original α- via intermediate hosts which may have been mice (there are other candidates), which would perhaps account for its considerable dissimilarities compared with the other variants, leading to its (apparently) milder effects on humans compared to the other variants. Really difficult to stop that once the virus is out ‘in the wild’, and that is the case whether it originated ‘in the wild’ and jumped naturally or in the lab (and jumped artificially)!

    • I don’t think anyone’s really talking about wiping out COVID. Rather, the goal is to slow the spread and decrease the impact such that our hospitals are no longer overwhelmed. The “unintended consequences” of non-COVID related issues falling by the wayside because hospitals are over capacity is a serious one. I also believe it’s no longer fair to call these vaccine’s “experimental” — they were in development for decades prior to COVID’s arrival (just needing a refinement to target the specific virus), and now have a successful track record of at least a year and a half of millions upon millions of doses.

  4. Apologies for the excessive use of ‘!’s in my earlier post – please feel free to replace some with full stops (periods in the US?) or whatever…


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