Ep. 1174: Where we enter the cave with Jeff Nimoy Video
Back before there was the Internet, early cavemen dialed onto computer bulletin board systems, or BBSes, to get their online fix. Many of these boards distinguished themselves with ANSI art, an early form of electronic cave paintings. ANSI was an extension to the even earlier form of caveman communication known as ASCII, used in MS-DOS based computers. It is with great pleasure that we happened upon the San Francisco hacker art gallery called 20 goto 10, where an ANSI art exhibition was in progress. Irina Slutsky talks to curator Kevin Olson, who takes us on a tour of some of the amazing early work of two ANSI artists: lordjazz and somms.
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In and amongst our fights over Facebook patents, TV spectrum and the reasons for the decline of music, we find time to agree on one thing. Robot drones are cool. Robot drobnes that carry little baby drones with them are even cooler.
What's a geek to do with a houseful of holiday Thanksgiving guests? Apply science to the meal prep, of course. We tell you how, with Cooking for Geeks author Jeff Potter and Chow's Roxanne Webber.
On today's episode of The 404 Podcast, hosts Jeff Bakalar, Wilson G. Tang, and Justin Yu discuss Apple slowly turning into SkyNet, learn about Sharpie's newest liquid pencil, discover a new online dating site for virgins! Also, Wilson defines net neutrality and how it will effect everyone in the future.
CNET's newest TV Editor Ty Pendlebury joins us on today's episode for a short lesson in Australian holidays and colloquialisms! Today we're talking about another billionaire bitten by the space travel bug, even though Jeff seems hesitant to travel in outer space. We'll also bug Ty to tell us why the FCC doesn't care about ear drums, and he'll join us throughout the second half where we'll premiere a new geek speed-dating show on TLC.
On today's show, all the ways Google is going to take over the world (even though some of them might be good), and Amazon is bringing back the short story, the essay, and the self-published manifesto. I'm working on mine as we speak. Plus, lawyers get rich, and why on earth would people get excited about a Gap logo, and even worse, why would Gap cave? --Molly
Backup software for Windows; Jeff Gerstmann on garbage gaming gadgets; fables; Ford's Sync works; Free defrag; rent movies online; $500 HDTV recco.
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Two of the stars from Broken Lizard speak with Jeff Bakalar about their new movie "The Babymakers" and filmmaking in the digital age.
Spotify's Shanon Cook delivers the top 10 viral songs from Spotify and then Mark and Jeff preview Deadpool and The Bureau: XCOM Declassified.
Uncle Henry stops by to celebrate Chinese New Year and Valentine's Day at the same damn time! Bridget also helps us out with the extra mushy rundown today. We'll tell our worst date stories, talk about a NY restaurant offering a fake "homemade" dinner kit that comes with a pre-dirtied apron and cookwear, and expose a really creepy heartbeat app.