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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Microcast #6

Science fiction moves closer to science fact. I love it when this happens!
We're not quite at Starship Trooper yet (the original Heinlein, not the sad remake film) but we're closer.
Even more important people with limited mobility due to muscle or nerve damage in the leg may be able to regain the ability to walk.

U of Michigan has built a prototype exoskeleton.

Direct download.

Episode 15 is coming down the pipe.
My grad school application is in now I just have to get caught up on some other homework. Then I'll be able to get 15 out the door.

Carry on.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Help TD-0013 fight MS

In case it didn't stand out like a Bantha in the Imperial Palace please take note of the link in the upper right hand corner of this page.
TD-0013 is doing his part to help fight MS and he's doing it like a good Trooper: Walking the walk under the Arizona desert sun in full armor, pack, rifle and boots.

If there's any way you can please help him out with a contribution. Just click on the image and you'll be taken to a secure site where you can leave a donation. The walk happens on April 14th so donations are being accepted up to that point.

Carry on.

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Brain Dump!

Sorry I haven't been here much lately folks.
I think I've mentioned that I've got a lot going on in my non-podcasting life.
However in between recording and scripting upcoming regular episodes I had a fit of...
I hesitate to call it creativity, maybe it was a moment of mental anarchy more than anything else.
In any case the result was a short show, not using any particular format and with very little in the way of script or notes.
So here we have the Brain Dump episode. An almost random collection of thoughts, concepts and trivia for your entertainment.

Direct download.

There's a strange little verbal glitch near the end of the show. What I said was to check the blog here for attribution of the music I used in this show.

Blazj Lindner - Mindmixing - Intro
37Hz - Less Than Seven - Background
Canopy - Eclipse - Outre

So I kept the show version recorded with the new mic. However I didn't like the sound quality it produced so I'm back to the mic I've been using for a while now.
The new one had allowed too much back ground and line noise into the recording. It was a royal paon to get out as much as I did. The decision to use background music was as much esthetic as it was necesary to conceal some of the unpleasant buzz.
Now that I've listened to it a few times I think it sounds ok, I just didn't like the amount of work that went into making it work

Carry on.

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