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September 25th, 2017, 5:42 pm #61

He was a colleague of mine. I think he's working in China now. But he'd be a great source for a story like this. 

I'll see if I can contact him. 
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September 25th, 2017, 5:50 pm #62

Thank you!!
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September 25th, 2017, 8:15 pm #63

His book on this subject is an academic work, so not too popular. 

It's also 20 years old now. Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana. 
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September 25th, 2017, 8:44 pm #64

That's really cool and we would be happy to have him on.
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September 25th, 2017, 9:03 pm #65

I found him -- in Texas. 
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September 29th, 2017, 8:38 am #66

This week's premium episode takes a deep dive into Gab.ai, the newly preeminent "free speech" platform on the web.

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October 3rd, 2017, 12:26 pm #67

If you paid attention during Occupy, and if you were even remotely conscious during the 2016 elections, you probably know that there's been an explosion of popularity of socialism in America. No, not communism. No, not anarchism. Socialism. Particularly something known as Democratic Socialism. Crunch Dog and Larry discovered that a group known as the Democratic Socialists of America had a chapter two towns over from them, so they had to check it out. Stephen and Joe graciously came to the porch to talk to use about it. Careful, there may be a ghost in here.

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October 10th, 2017, 3:56 pm #68

The Marvel / Northrop Grumman crossover came and went in the blink of an eye, but it left a bit of a foul taste in all of our mouths. Crunch Dog, Larry, and returning guest Felonius Thunk dive into the topic of military recruitment, and others, in episode 16, part 1. Part 2 can be found on http://patreon.com/wikileaksonweed

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October 13th, 2017, 9:24 pm #69

I worked on the Army Air Force Joint Strategic Target Acquisition Radar System (Joint STARS/JS) and the lead contractor was Northrup Grumman.  In short it distributes counts of ground vehicles from a radar on a 707 that is 400 miles away and can be programmed to look for any shape.  I'd say cones are a good guess for today.  The geeks were amazingly fast at software engineering problem solving.

Of the 15 707C in service I only know where 6 are located currently,  The program has cost about $20 billion and could save a 20 gawd zillion, zillion, zillion dollar Earth from being reduced to rubble.

In this thumbnail minute video the next generation JS is shown in the last clip - a corporate jet.   This program moved very fast 25 years ago.

It would make an excellent Marvel game.

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October 16th, 2017, 9:22 am #70

Ok, yeah that's pretty cool. Thanks for sharing that. I guess kind of hinted in that in the episode. The tech at this point isn't very far from what you see in the Avengers, especially the Iron Man stuff.

On a personal note, I used to work for a different defense contractor. It remains one of the best jobs I ever had, despite whatever moral overlay was put on top of it (it was kind of different every day).
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October 16th, 2017, 9:25 am #71

In an effort to ramp up audience participation, we introduce a new segment into our show: Free Speech. It's become such a complex and hot button issue in our society. It needs to be examined, and examined well, so we're gonna try.

Also, we're working on ANOTHER segment called "Catching Up," where we circle back to stories that have fallen out of the public eye. We would love your ideas. Fill in the blank: Whatever happened to _______? For example, next week we have Brock Turner.

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October 23rd, 2017, 2:46 pm #72

28 years ago near Gloucester, a "normal, everyday" chiropractor named Jon Sarkin suffered a massive stroke. After spending weeks in a coma, he awoke a changed man, with a compulsion to simply create art. Art very much unlike anything else out there. Even though language is often inadequate in describing such things, Crunch Dog and Larry invited Jon on the porch anyway. He walks us through his philosophy, the stories of his life story option purchase from Tom Cruise's production company, and we even get to play a game or two. We hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did. Part 2 coming Friday on Patreon.

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October 23rd, 2017, 2:52 pm #73

I remember his story -- this may be one I actually listen to! Fascinating guy. 
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October 23rd, 2017, 3:11 pm #74

Fortune Cookie I don't think we say anything too idiotic in this one :) besides when Larry says Jay Leno is good :)

but I think we can forgive him that in service of Mr. Sarkin
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October 23rd, 2017, 3:14 pm #75

I'm sure you will say almost as many idiotic things as I do on a daily basis.
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October 24th, 2017, 6:53 am #76

John Sarkin is a great piece of the Gloucester puzzle, for sure.
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October 30th, 2017, 10:23 pm #77

Professor Gleb Tsipursky joins us on this episode to walk us through an endeavor that he and his wife started called http://ProTruthPledge.org. It's a system of 12 behaviors that, when followed, promote truthfulness and rational thinking. We also read a letter in response to the Jon Sarkin episode from an audience member who is, technically, in a coma.

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October 30th, 2017, 10:54 pm #78

Fortune Cookie wrote: I'm sure you will say almost as many idiotic things as I do on a daily basis.
Your seeming idiocy is lost on me. I usually accept what you say verbatim. Different birds from a similar flock.
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November 2nd, 2017, 4:26 pm #79

We just did a Twitter poll and wanted to get CAO's view. We're considering a name change for the podcast and the question is...

which part of the name is more alienating? The "WikiLeaks" part, or the "Weed" part?
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November 2nd, 2017, 5:16 pm #80

Neither are alienating to me, but I could see the "weed" part being an issue for some. But such people might not be in your target demographic, anyway. 

The "Wikileaks" part is puzzling, though. Have you guys ever hacked into accounts, downloaded reams of personal/private information, and released it? I have seen no evidence of that, so I think "Wikileaks" may be a bit of a misnomer. 
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