Cookies are delicious, and they are the topic of tonight's GeekNights. We also talk about our NASes. The Ashley Madison hack raises many complex issues, which are being discussed in the GeekNights forum. Athletes are paid a lot, but are they overpaid? (This will be covered in depth in one of our PAX Panels - Sports are Games).
It's the GeekNights Lightning Round! Tonight, rather than a single topic, we tackle several in a row with a one-minute time limit!
- credit cards
- planned parenthood
- shaving my head
- water bottles
- diamond industry
- best skills and practices for being an informed nerd
- hopes/dreams/wishes for a Settlers of Catan Movie or TV Show
- Boston's olympic bid
- the whole Uber/Lyft/Whatever paradigm, medallions, regulation, deregulation, etc...
- favorite ghost stories, urban legends, and/or mythological creatures?
- political polls
- the FIX protocol
- kids' bathroom toys
- Chinese American food
- mugging, pickpocketing and other street crime
- the Singularity
- kitchen technology - fridges, microwaves and other kitchen appliances.
- anger management
- 2016 Republican primary
- guaranteed income
Don't forget to come see us live at PAX Prime 2015!
Tonight on GeekNights, we discuss busses, possibly the worst form of transportation. In the news, the pirate bay has been shut down again, this time possibly for good, dim people are suing Adblock, adblocking software is escalating the war on ads (though this is not new to people who actually know things), and Internt ads are mostly clicked on by bots likely run by organized crime, making the whole thing a giant money laundering scam. (See also some free-to-play games).
Tonight on GeekNights, we talk about sunglasses. Also a little at the end about roller coasters. Ecigs definitely leave an odor residue (distinctive of "brown permanent marker"). Apple announced some stuff, including a ridiculous monitor we both want but can't get. There was also a squandered incident involving a fan.
Tonight on GeekNights, we talk about farts. More importantly, "Why do tiny silent farts, smell worse then big loud farts?" We consider the fattest guy and the smallest wheeled briefcase. We ponder Scott's lost water bottle and new umbrellas. We expound on PAX's abbreviated hours in light of its extra day. We think about changing facial hair. We wonder how we became the biggest citation for Dudebro. All of this, plus farts.
Tonight on GeekNights, we consider the strange yet common case of very geeky/nerdy people with deep interests who, for whatever reason, seem to have zero connections outside of a tiny, single community related to said interests. They love games, but have never heard of PAX. They love anime, but don't know anyone else who does. They attend one fan convention, and don't know others exist anywhere. They're super into Advance Wars, but didn't know any sequels ever came out. But, before that, in... The Lounge... we consider a tale that hearkens back to The Bamboo, a new subway tunnel(pre-grime), and Google Maps on the iPhone.
Also, ConnectiCon 2013 Panel and Workshop submissions are live! And, we launched a new show! GeekNights Presents.
Tonight on GeekNights, we consider hats. That, however, is mostly an afterthought as we GeekBite Prometheus, complain about GoPro's extra shoddy bicycle mount (three broke between us just recently), and the Department of Justice is finally going after the big cable companies over their monopolistic and anticompetitive practices.