Living a high fidelity life requires high fidelity podcasts, right? Join TJ and Joe this week as they discuss holiday traditions, Hackintoshes, Big Sur icons, things they’re thankful for, and, oh yeah, the podcasts they’re subscribed to.
How do they detect planets orbiting far-away stars? Is that even a real thing? Yes it is true, and there are two main methods for finding them: doppler shift and periodic changes in light intensity. To date, thousands of extrasolar planets have been detected. But what does this mean for the possibility of life in outer space? Actually, very little, for most stars are inhospitable to life in general. Joe and Rob wrap up with a discussion on theology and how a Christian can make sense of the new discoveries.
Whether you know it or not, the relationship between electricity and magnetism rules your world. Were it not for this discovery, almost nothing in our modern world would function. Cell phones, radios, electric power stations, even your car…they all depend on the fact that moving magnetic fields induce current in a wire and changing current creates a changing magnetic field.
This week Joseph has a tale of woe involving tropical storms, downed lines, and a dearth of Twitter (is that a feature or a bug?), then the two discuss Apple’s upcoming “One More Thing” event and Apple potentially going into the Search business as a competitor to Google before wrapping up the conversation by focusing on aging and health.
Joseph asks the age old tech question, ‘Are our smartphones bad for our health?’ Rob answers this and the guys also discuss modern communication methods, how GPS works, where pocketable computers fit into their lives, and what they think is a ‘healthy’ relationship with technology. They end up having a wide-ranging conversation that ties together cell phones, 5G, GPS, and microwave ovens, and believe it or not, it all makes sense.
Joseph and TJ are back to talk about the applications in Joe’s Dock. Also remember Quibi? Well, don’t bother because after a little over 6 months, the service is shutting down. Joseph’s wife also got an iPhone 12 Pro and Joseph has thoughts.
It’s that time of year for the annual Ig Nobel Awards to be awarded to those scientists who publish the worst, oddest, most irreproducible, or downright weird research. Joe and Rob have a hard time with this one, but only because they could not stop laughing at the squeaking alligators, narcissist unibrow quotients, and knives made from…wait, what?
In part 1 of our two part series on “what’s in our Dock” TJ let’s us know what apps are in his Dock that he uses on a regular basis. And he particularly bores Joe when he gets to the development tools. But that’s to be expected when a designer and a developer do a podcast together.