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The JaK Attack! Episode 18.35

Welcome to show number 2018.35!

  • Jon is overwhelmed with thoughts about 3D printing, self-driving cars, ideas from Seth Stephens-Davidowitz book Everybody Lies
  • Kelly has once again renovated the entire house entirely without Jon’s help
  • She also participated in Argyle Fine Art Gallery’s Pre-Shrunk Show in downtown Halifax
  • 03:35 – Kelly’s Corner
    • Kelly uses cool hipster talk to tell us Eminem “dropped’ a new album
    • Kelly talks about the robotic Somnox pillow
    • She also finds a completely soft, gel-like, 1970s disco, robotic octopus pillow because we all need that, right?
    • Kelly has changed her alignment to our robot overlords now that she sees the uprising coming
  • 20:00 Jon talks mostly about 2D printing
    • Kelly got Jon a Monoprice Mini 3D printer for Christmas
    • Your basic entry-level 3D printing material is 1.75mm “PLA” filament
    • Plastic extrusion manufacturing has been around a long time, but now we peons can afford it!
    • 3D printing is really a hands-on hobbyist tool. It’s not something you can take out of the box, and start printing stuff
    • Jon uses to create things, Cura under WINE (Linux image does not work)to slice designs, and Octoprint to do the actual printing
  • 33:00 – Cooperstown News
    • Jon laughs a little too hard at the story of a man charged in Church arson.
    • Kelly makes the fatal mistake of bringing up the show Black Mirror so Jon sets us straight on what’s wrong with season four
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The JaK Attack! Episode 18.34

Welcome to show number 2018.34

  • First show of 2018! We’re keeping the episode #’s going (34, in this case)
    • Last show of 2017 is episode 17.33
  • We went to the Dominican Republic for Christmas!
    • Kelly is unhappy with the mood of the West Jet crew going home because they were so awesome on the way there
    • West Jet pro tip: do not count down when the plane is taking off. Freaks passengers out.
  • 05:00 (or so?) – Jon talks about Scott Galloway’s book The Four
    • Apple: Made itself into a luxury brand on cheap products
    • Amazon: Is really just a distribution system to collect competitors
    • Google: Is in the business of collecting data to sell ads against
    • Facebook: Could be theoretically be regulated out of existence
    • Uber and AirBNB look the same, but they’re not
  • 34:00 – Kelly’s Corner
    • We stayed at the Gran Ventana resort in Puerto Plata, DR
    • 500+ rooms
    • 3 restaurants and the buffet was awesome
  • 39:30 – Cooperstown News
    • Sushi recall from Price Chopper! Return your sushi!
    • Jon does not know what listeria is
  • 40:00 – Shout Outs and Bork Outs
    • Kelly borks out Sam Smith for being sooooo laaaame
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