S2E7: So good, but so painful

S2E6: You had a friend once, but you burned it in a fire

Mark and Richard talk about Audio Hijack, Anki Vector, Tesla (again) and Oculus Quest (again)

Followup:

  • Oculus Quest indoor only

Tesla Software version 9 update:

Audio Hijack:

  • Our graphs

 Richard’s graph

Richard’s graph

 Mark’s graph

Mark’s graph

Product Over Time : Anki Vector

Aftershow:

95 Quadrillion subscribers outside of the Sol system, 0 inside.

S2E5: Angry Jellybean

Mark and Richard talk about the Teslas that they have owned and driven.

If you want to buy a Tesla, click here.

Richard and Mark’s P90Ds:

  • Reasons for our purchases

  • Old vs new nose design

  • Interior vs Mercedes E or S class

  • Dimensions vs BMW 5 & 7 series

  • Utility as people haulers

  • Purchase experience vs Dealerships

  • Guilt-free acceleration

  • Creep (or no creep!)

  • tred.com

  • Bouncy castle

  • Driver profiles

  • Screaming children

  • Software updates

Tesla version 9 software:

  • New in version 9

  • New Dash Cam feature

  • Speed improvements

  • FOR THE LOVE OF GOD LET ME CUSTOMIZE MY DISPLAY AGAIN!!!

  • FOR THE LOVE OF GOD REMEMBER THAT I HAD THE CAMERA UP!!!

  • Other people are also angry

  • New hardware features on an update (Rear heated seats unlocked)

Model 3:

  • turo

  • Needs a HUD

  • Unique AC

  • Handling is great

  • Reluctance motor (said inductance in podcast, should have said Reluctance. Oops.)

  • Phone entry

  • Keycard

  • Model 3 owner pulled over

  • Woe for lack of good seatbelt extenders

  • 3 seatbelt tips vs S seatbelt tips.

Model X:

90 Quadrillion subscribers outside of the Sol system, 0 inside.

S2E4: The Full Carmack Experience

Mark and Richard talk about Oculus Connect and the past, present and future of VR.

Oculus Go:

Oculus Quest:

VR Office/In the workplace:

  • Virtual Humans

Digression into Games:

Abrash Predictions

Distance to Andromeda Galaxy : 2.537 million light years

S2E3: Space Pipe

Mark and Richard talk about our orders, Nintendo Switch Online and the NVIDIA 2080. Bitcoin thrown in for good measure.

Intro:

  • Firefly

  • Serenity

Our Orders:

  • Mark’s phone

  • Richard’s phone

  • Wallet phone case

  • Mark’s watch

  • Richard’s watch

  • Heart rate sensor changes

iOS 12:

Nintendo Switch Online:

  • NES Classic games

  • Virtual Console

  • XBox Live Arcade

  • Family Plan

  • Microsoft Game Pass

  • Breakthru

NVIDIA 2080 RTX:

  • Ray Tracing

  • Starwars demo

  • Atomic Heart demo

  • Doom 3

    • Source code

  • Machine Learning

  • Scientific Computing

    • CUDA

    • Rackmount systems

    • NVIDIA’s license agreement

  • Bitcoin/Cryptocurrency

    • ASIC

    • Ethereum

  • Mac OpenGL Support

  • Windows 8/10

  • Docker

Post Show:

  • Treadnauts

S2E2 No round Apple Cinema Display announced today

Mark and Richard talk about the fall iPhone event.

Wait, what happened to Season 2 Episode 1???

Apple Watch Series 4:

  • Store

  • Larger screen & thinner

  • Improved Cellular

  • Verizon ending 2G

  • Edition watches discontinued

  • Has an ECG built into the crown

  • Fall detection and discussion of false positives

  • Waterproof rating

iPhone Xs, Xs Max, Xr:

  • Puns

  • Apple’s Payment plan

  • 7nm A12 Bionic chip

  • New 10X faster Neural Core

  • Demos

    • Blades (Bethesda demo)

    • Basketball analysis

    • Galaga AR

  • Digression to talk about the Switch and Xbox One

    • Mario Party

    • Family Share

    • Nintendo’s upcoming program

  • Prices

  • New Camera

  • Google Pixel

    • Reference Videocards

  • Battery

  • Can it play Crysis

  • Dual Sim

  • Better Call Saul

Misc:

  • Speculation about upcoming Mac Pro

    • Bootcamp

  • Where are all the circles/round things?

  • Airport Express

  • Ubiquiti

All the things we’re sad about not getting updates yet

10. We wanted to not die in the vehicle while testing


Mark and Richard talk about the Tesla P85D, car automation, and the DARPA Grand Challenge.

Tesla P85D:

Supercharger stations

Top Gear / Tesla Controversy

Tesla Roadster

Tesla Automation

Automation Talk - Waypoint finding

DARPA Grand Challenge

Hardware

8: You're having an out of body experience

 

We speak briefly about the Shell Shock bug before moving on to Oculus Connect and our impressions of the current state of DK2 software. 

Shell Shock: 

Oculus Connect: 

Post Show: 

7: Welcome to BallmerMan Live, Battlefest!

We talk about why we pre-ordered the iPhones that we did, Apple Watch pricing, the state of Microsoft as a company (including their purchase of Minecraft), and Ballmerman!

Follow-Up: 

Minecraft:

Microsoft:

Misc:

Supporting the iPhone 6:

  • Getting H.265 & 3x working
  • 6+ simulator is too big to fit, even scaled to 50%

Alienware:

Postshow: 

6: Yo for rich people

A special edition Aliens Land Here.  We moved up our schedule to talk about the recent news.

Intro: 

iPhone 6 / 6+:

Apple Pay:

  • Introduction Commercial
  • Use
  • Security
  • “Secure element” chip
  • Compatibility: 
  • NFC payments 
  • Problems

Apple Watch:

  •  “One more thing”  
  • Form Factor
  • Rounded rectangle 
  • watch (custom steel alloy frame, sapphire front, ceramic back) 
  • sport (aluminum frame, glass front, “composite” back) 
  • edition (18k gold, sapphire front, ceramic back) 
  • 6 straps  (sport band, leather loop, leather modern, leather classic, steel, milanese loop 
  • Rotary side-interface “digital crown” 
  • Haptic feedback
  • Force Touch 
  • Photo sensors detect pulse
  • Range of watch faces 
  • Communicator
  • Apple TV remote 
  • Simple Lift Log for Watch?  

Misc: 

Also Topical: 

5: Secure by default!

Mark talks about his trials and tribulations with PHP.  Also, we get excited by the prospect of 5K displays coming soon, talk about Celebgate and the state of password management, and discuss the recent Samsung/Oculus announcement. 

Follow-Up: 

PHP:

VR Update: 

Misc: 

Post-show:

4: They'll swing into action and accidentally wipe their hard drive

We talk about Hyperlapse, delve into what it means to be a computer user, and take wild guesses as to the nature of the giant building involved in Apple’s September 9th announcement.  Also,  a card trick.

Follow Up: 

Hyperlapse:

Computer Literacy:

Apple: 

Post Show: 

3: Orange Finger Software LLC

In Episode 3 Mark and Richard discuss what it’s like to be an independent developer and how to survive in a market where good free or cheap software is getting more prevalent.  Also, the word “Microbolometer” is used during follow-up.  We think that’s a pretty cool word.

Pre-show: 

Follow-up: 

Being an independent developer:

  • Our history with it
  • Loneliness 
  • Custom code for clients
  • Pros & Cons of bureaucracy 
  • Solo work’s impact on code quality
  • Getting stuff done
  • Spending money on hardware
  • Wearing many hats

Indiepocalypse:

Misc:

Post-Show: 

2: They aren't interested in the VR, they just want the apocalypse

We talk about our RSS addictions, Richard’s new FLIR_ONE, Oculus DK2 and Google Cardboard, Mark’s new headphones and microphone, and the kragle!

Pre-Show: 

Follow Up:

Mark’s new microphone:

Mark’s new headphones:

FLIR_ONE: 

VR:

Post Show:

1: Can we land in your ears?

Intro:

  • History of the name Aliens Land Here

iOS 8:

  • Handoff
  • Jobs & Dropbox 
  • Metal
  • Swift, including pseudo-plans for Swift in Simple Lift Log 
  • Size classes

Next iPhone:

  • Fate of the 4 inch phone
  • Same chip in all sizes?

Mark’s new laptop:  (15 inch, GeForce GT 750M, 2.8GHz i7, 1TB flash)

  • Process of transferring things from old to new laptop
  • Boot time 

Monitors:

  • Comparisons of Retina to our current monitors.
  • Longing for 5K to not lose screen real estate
  • iMacs as monitors
  • Touch screens at Axion Racing 

Cars:

Post Show: