Tech for Life #6: Playstation Vue. The Future of Cable TV.

I hate cable. I hate how every time I turn it on a pop up tries to get me to buy on-demand. I hate that while HD is the standard, standard definition channels still exist and drown me in a mile long channel guide. I hate that there’s 1800 channels and I can never find anything […]

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Gun Control: A Letter To My Congressman & Senators

tankmajor

December 3, 2015

Nerdtalk

(The children and adults murdered at Sandy Hook, never to see another day. Image from Dailymail.co.uk) To Congressman Lieu, Senator Boxer, and Senator Feinsten, I’m sure I’m not the only one writing today. The mass shootings in the country have reached a point where my wife and I genuinely discuss moving to another country, because […]

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Tech For Life [TFL] #5: The Thermos Stainless Steel King.

tankmajor

September 14, 2015

Nerdtalk

Yes, I usually write about electronics, but sometimes you have to branch out. Like many of you, last July I sifted through Amazon’s Prime Day looking for a rocking deal. I didn’t really find one. But when the Thermos Stainless Steel King popped up, a co-worker – who was much more depressed than anyone should be […]

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Tech For Life [TFL] #4: Everyone Should Own A Porsche Boxster.

tankmajor

September 8, 2015

Nerdtalk

That’s right.  Not a 911.  A Boxster.  I don’t care what year. “But bro!  It’s a total chick car!” you say with your baseball cap turned backwards. I’m sure a lot of women like it, but if you think it’s “just” a chick car, you don’t really like cars. “But bro!  It’s a car, for […]

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Netheads Interview!

tankmajor

November 5, 2014

Nerdtalk

Part of the Kevin Smith Smodcast.  Mike and host Will Wilkins discuss The Northern Star series, how we already live a cyberpunk existence, and why instant information has disconnected us from the real world. Click On The Image Below For The Full Interview

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Internet Strapped To Our Face Is A BAD THING.

tankmajor

October 17, 2014

Nerdtalk

<—- (This is your brain on Google Glass. Any questions?) For consumer use, Google Glass is instant asshole. Do we really want to be cyborgs? Is that the tech goal to have a heads up display while we drink coffee or go on a date? Is that the pinnacle of connectedness? No. It’s the start […]

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Tech For Life [TEF] #3: Say No To Elephant Farts (ie, Proper Subwoofer Placement).

tankmajor

October 10, 2014

Nerdtalk

BASS! Ugh . . . no.  The other kind.  Take 2. BASS! Odds are you have a subwoofer. Odds are it’s in the corner of the room. And odds are that it sounds like an elephant farting. Subwoofers are a ubiquitous piece of gear (spelled “ubiquitous” right on the first try, thank you) that allow the […]

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My dog barks incessantly. It has driven me to the brink of insanity.

tankmajor

October 9, 2014

Nerdtalk

      So after many a dog trainer had failed, I bought him a shock collar. But before you judge me, he has never worn it, and he never will. But I have. And they really, really hurt.  Enjoy.             (No dogs were harmed in this experiment)

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Tech For Life [TFL] #2: Digital-to Analog-Headphone Amplifier

tankmajor

October 9, 2014

Nerdtalk

Now we dive into the belly of the beast. In the previous post I showcased three sets of headphones that are at the top of the heap for price/performance. I believe whole-heartedly in the law of diminishing returns (that’s why after I got married,  I quit doing abs — hey-yo!) and electronic gear is an […]

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