That’s it, show’s over– nothing to see here– just tons and tons of episodes to listen to! That’s right, The Zipline Show is now on it’s final episode, and it’s been a great year of talking about Rockets, Nuclear Power, Scientists in History, Technology, Programming, WiFi, Digital Publishing, Copyright…. *whew, so much stuff! We’ve had a great run, but we said at the beginning that this would be a year long project, and now that it’s October again, we’ve officially made it!
Episode 51: Gradually Penultimate (00:49:10) This, our penultimate episode, is all about graduate degrees in STEM fields. We’ve touched on a lot of this information in the past, but we wanted to wrap it all up into one nice package of podcast for you to take with you. We kick off the show by talking… Continue reading »
Today we talk about buying things that are sent to you via digital distribution. Well not just anything- movies, software, music, tv, books, apps, movies, etc. Content providers are giving us these things through the Internet with zero packaging and zero guarantee if you lose them. We try to decide if this is good or bad for both the consumer and the company. This discussion then brings us into the wonderful land of net neutrality.
We’re so excited– we’re going to SPACE!!! Ok, not us, but our cameras are, we’re going to take a picture of SPACE!!! Ok, at least we think we are. Today is Ranger’s Log for stardate 7 September 2011 (I never really knew how to do star dates), and we are going to introduce to you, Project Dawn Ranger!
Today we tell you how you can mine gold! Well, we tell you how you can mine Bitcoins. What’s a Bitcoin you ask? Bitcoins are digital currency that have been getting a lot of attention recently, so we decided to talk about them! We start the show with a discussion of currency in general and the role that digital currency is beginning to take in society.
Today we get in your head and talk a little about Mind Games! Will and I love games, we love puzzles, we love toys– so when I walked into a store at the Mall that sold brain training toys, I knew what our next show was going to be about! As we explored how these toys and games affected mental fitness, we were intrigued about what the benefits of mental fitness were, and that led to research, and that led to the show.
Patents serve a valuable role in industry, but lately some people have been using them more like offensive weapons instead of the defensive protection they were intended to be. Specifically, we’re talking about software patents, and to help us talk about this issue, we have a special guest host, Devi Bengfort.