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#52: Bike Maintenance Essentials
Mar 29 • 77 min
Episode summary 00:00:00 | Intro 00:02:28 | Things you can do on the road 00:02:46 | Changing a flat 00:08:44 | Reseating chain 00:10:22 | Adjusting fenders 00:11:53 | Fine-tune barrel adjuster 00:14:53 | Tools to carry with you 00:20:02 | Things you can…
#51: COPPA? I Barely Even Know ‘Er!
Feb 10 • 38 min
Episode summary 00:00 | Intro 00:44 | A brief history of COPPA * Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act – Wikipedia * Complying with COPPA: Frequently Asked Questions | Federal Trade Commission 07:30 | What’s changing on YouTube * Google and YouTube…
#50: Presenting Soft Robotics Podcast
Jan 19 • 72 min
Links * Podcast | Softrobotics.org * Soft Robotics Podcast RSS Feed * Marwa ElDiwiny (@MarwaEldiwiny) | Twitter Connect With The Nexus * Discuss this episode on our Subreddit * Support us on Patreon Attributions * Inspired / Kevin MacLeod Copyright All…
#49: “What’s a Podcast?”
Dec 31, 2019 • 34 min
Episode Summary 00:00 | Intro 01:12 | Episode overview * Second Opinion #79: Podcast Players Roundup › The Nexus 02:29 | Podcast publishing * The Extra Dimension #33: Decentralized Publishing › The Nexus * The Extra Dimension #27: DRM and the Problems it…
#48: Catfishing With Naomi Kritzer
Nov 17, 2019 • 67 min
Episode summary 00:00:00 | Intro 00:00:45 | What is Catfishing on CatNet about? * Exclusive Excerpt & Cover Reveal: Catfishing on CatNet by Naomi Kritzer | Den of Geek * Read an Excerpt of Catfishing on CatNet by Naomi Kritzer! | Tor Teen Blog 00:04:01 |…
#47: Eco-Friendly Technology
Nov 2, 2019 • 78 min
Episode summary 00:00:00 | Intro 00:02:38 | Reduce 00:03:02 | Buy fewer devices 00:03:52 | Use devices for as long as possible 00:05:13 | Modular devices, modular systems 00:06:41 | Long-term software support * Chromebook final software update –…
#46: Hostage Exchange: Android and iOS
Sep 8, 2019 • 94 min
Update 2019-09-09: After the episode was published, Lilly discovered that iOS allows you to set Do Not Disturb for a set period of time by Force Touching on Do Not Disturb in the Control Center. Episode summary 00:00:00 | Intro 00:04:07 | Ian’s Pre-trade…
#45: The Challenges and Solutions of Utilitarian Cycling
Aug 21, 2019 • 97 min
Episode summary 00:00:00 | Intro 00:01:19 | Thoughts from the Community * Seen in the Bike Lane | Facebook * What do you wish everyone knew about bike commuting? : bikecommuting * What do you wish everyone knew about bike commuting? : bikecommuting * What…
#44: Space Exploration: Past, Present, and Future
Jul 15, 2019 • 81 min
Episode Summary 00:00:00 | Intro 00:02:43 | Past * BBC World Service – 13 Minutes to the Moon, Ep.05 The fourth astronaut * Why Is the Apollo Reflector Experiment Still Operating, 50 Years Later? | Space * Where does NASA keep the Moon Rocks? – Smarter…
#43: Political Organizing in the Digital Age
Jun 20, 2019 • 97 min
Episode Summary 00:00:00 | Intro 00:02:30 | Old Technologies 00:04:52 | Ethan Osten, Saint Paul Bicycle Coalition * Saint Paul Bicycle Coalition 00:08:08 | John Edwards, Wedge LIVE! * The Wedge Times-Picayune » The Print Edition of Wedge LIVE! * Wedge…
#42: Browser Extensions
Mar 30, 2019 • 34 min
Episode Summary 00:00 | Intro 02:40 | What are extensions? 06:33 | What can extensions do? 09:48 | No admin access required 13:32 | Downsides * “Stylish” extension with 2M downloads banned for tracking every site visit | Ars Technica 17:55 | Community…
#41: Tidying Up Your Digital Life
Feb 28, 2019 • 71 min
Episode Summary 00:00:00 | Intro 00:01:00 | TED27 Update * The Extra Dimension #27: Digital Rights Management (DRM) and the Problems It Introduces › The Nexus 00:01:50 | Applying KonMar to Digital Stuff * Cortex #79: 2019 Yearly Themes – Relay FM 00:09:31…
#40: Presenting Robots Will Steal Your Job
Jan 20, 2019 • 48 min
Episode Summary 00:00 | Opening 03:57 | Introduction Robots Will Steal Your Job #0: Introduction › The Nexus 07:19 | Chapter 1 Robots Will Steal Your Job #1: Unemployment Today › The Nexus 17:55 | Chapter 2 Robots Will Steal Your Job #2: The Luddite…
#39: Electronic Frontier Foundation: Project For Awesome 2018
Dec 5, 2018 • 4 min
If your podcast player doesn’t support video files, try the YouTube version of this episode: Links * Vote for the EFF at Project For Awesome 2018 * Electronic Frontier Foundation | Defending your rights in the digital world * Charity Navigator – Rating…
#38: Securing Your Digital Life
Nov 28, 2018 • 63 min
Episode Summary 00:00:00 | Intro 00:02:32 | Things Attackers Might Be After * Credit card numbers * Bank accounts * Ransom * Data about you (or entire accounts) they can sell * Accounts with OG usernames #130 The Snapchat Thief by Reply All from Gimlet…
#37: Computer Preferences
Oct 30, 2018 • 87 min
Overview 00:00:00 | Intro 00:02:13 | Across Categories 00:08:50 | Desktops * PCPartPicker * /r/buildapc – Planning on building a computer but need some advice? This is the place to ask! 00:26:36 | Laptops * The Extra Dimension #24: USB Type-C: One…
#36: What Makes Computers Tick
Sep 19, 2018 • 32 min
Overview 00:00 | Intro 04:41 | Motherboard 06:40 | Processor * AKA CPU * Specs * Clock speed, measured in Hertz (how many operations it can do in one second) * Number of cores * Notable brands – desktop * Intel * AMD * Notable brands – mobile * Qualcomm *…
#35: Revisiting Solar Eclipse 2017
Aug 22, 2018 • 45 min
Episode Summary 00:00 | Intro 02:04 | Why this eclipse is a big deal * Hank Green 🐢 on Twitter: “1/10 Some people say this eclipse is rare, because totality hasn’t hit the US since 1979.” * Chasing the Total Solar Eclipse from NASA’s WB-57F Jets | NASA *…
#34: Pervasive Computing
Jul 31, 2018 • 67 min
Episode Summary 00:00:00 | Intro * Ubiquitous computing – Wikipedia * Ubiquitous Computing 00:05:01 | What to Expect 00:06:47 | Adoption * Pervasive Computing in a Networked World 00:10:19 | Human-Centered Computing 00:14:17 | Miscellaneous * The Extra…
#33: Decentralized Publishing
Jun 19, 2018 • 50 min
Episode Summary 00:00 | Intro 02:11 | Defining Decentralized Publishing * Distributed computing – Wikipedia * Decentralization – Wikipedia * Decentralised system – Wikipedia 06:03 | Examples of Decentralized Publishing 13:58 | New Decentralized Concepts…
#32: GDPR, the Privacy Policy Reckoning
May 25, 2018 • 50 min
Episode Summary 00:00 | Intro * General Data Protection Regulation – Wikipedia * Commentary: GDPR: Will It Transform U.S. Corporate Titans? | Fortune 02:09 | Worldwide Effect Finally, somebody acknowledging that literally the whole world is updating their…
#31: The Philosophical Implications of the Technological Singularity
Apr 18, 2018 • 81 min
To find out more about the technologies that will bring us to the Singularity, listen to the companion episode on the Future Jam podcast! Episode Summary 00:00:00 | Intro 00:02:19 | Defining the Technological Singularity * The Singularity is Near »…
#30: Stage Theater’s Tech Revolution
Mar 14, 2018 • 92 min
Episode Summary 00:00:00 | Intro * How Technology is Changing Theater Design – OzoBlog 00:02:38 | Sound Design 00:10:25 | Set Design 00:14:32 | Lighting * Digital Drama: The technology transforming theatre – BBC News 00:17:31 | Video Projection 00:27:57 |…
#29: The Access Economy and the End of Ownership
Feb 16, 2018 • 80 min
Episode Summary 00:00:00 | Intro 00:01:27 | Defining the Access Economy * Access economy – Wikipedia 00:04:41 | The Sharing Economy * The Sharing Economy * Sharing’s Not Just for Start-Ups * The Sharing Economy Isn’t About Sharing at All * How Uber and…
#28: Infotainment Interface Design for Automobiles
Jan 15, 2018 • 32 min
Episode Summary 00:00 | Intro 00:54 | Abstract In an increasingly connected, mobile world, situations where users do not interact with their digital lives are becoming few and far between. This can be a problem in situations that demand a user’s attention…
#27: Digital Rights Management (DRM) and the Problems It Introduces
Dec 16, 2017 • 61 min
UPDATE 2019-02-07: In October 2018, the Library of Congress added an exemption to DRM law making it legal for people to break DRM in order to maintain or repair the hardware that they own. Listen to the section about hardware for more information. Episode…
#26: Online Voting and Why We Don’t Use It
Nov 18, 2017 • 51 min
Episode Index 00:00 | Intro 00:31 | What is E-Voting? * What is e-voting? * Electronic voting – Wikipedia E-voting: any voting that uses electronic devices to aid the process Polling place e-voting Counting machines, touchscreen devices, etc at the…
#25: Directed Panspermia and Our Purpose in the Universe
Oct 15, 2017 • 53 min
Episode Index 00:00 | Intro 03:07 | How to Take Over the Universe (Extreme Space Colonization) | Eternally Curious #6 – YouTube How to colonize the universe with current technology Don’t send humans Send small, self-replicating probes (take inspiration…
#24: USB Type-C: One Connector to Rule Them All
Sep 15, 2017 • 55 min
01:28 | Brief History of USB * A brief history of USB, what it replaced, and what has failed to replace it | Ars Technica * USB – Wikipedia Universal Serial Bus Prior to USB, most different classes of devices required different ports to connect to your…
#23: Post-Scarcity
Aug 15, 2017 • 87 min
Episode Summary 00:02:13 | Broad Overview * Post Scarcity Civilizations – YouTube * “A Civilization or economy in which scarcity of resources no longer exists.” * Post scarcity civilizations have to be either young and haven’t grown to their carrying…
#22: Net Neutrality
Jul 15, 2017 • 37 min
Episode Summary 01:47 | Definition Net neutrality: the principle that Internet service providers should enable access to all content and applications regardless of the source, and without favoring or blocking particular products or websites. * Network…
#21: Distributed Social Networks
May 3, 2017 • 67 min
Episode Summary 00:00:00 | Overview * Distributed social network – Wikipedia * A system where there are servers run by different entities, and users on the various servers can interact with each other * Think of it like email, which is a distributed…
#20: Copyright Law
Feb 17, 2017 • 59 min
Links * History of Copyright: Statute of Anne, 1710 * PDF: wipo_pub_909_2016.pdf * Copyright – Wikipedia * Free content – Wikipedia * Everything is a Remix * The Extra Dimension #8: How Can You Support Yourself as a Creator? › The Nexus Episode Summary…
#19: Off-Topic Conversations from NerdCon: Stories 2016
Dec 30, 2016 • 48 min
Episode Summary 00:00 | Intro * The Extra Dimension #18: Conversations from NerdCon: Stories 2016 * NerdCon: Stories 01:27 | Using game design in education 03:22 | Podcast indexing, voice-controlled game * Words of Power – voice demo 14:40 | Renaissance…
#18: Conversations from NerdCon: Stories 2016
Dec 30, 2016 • 52 min
Episode Summary 00:00 | Intro * The Extra Dimension #19: Off-Topic Conversations from NerdCon: Stories 2016 * NerdCon: Stories 03:47 | Why people came * findthestarlight 11:02 | Meeting creators 19:29 | Podcasting 25:31 | Panels 32:05 | In-jokes * Nerdcon…
#17: Transportation – The Future
Nov 22, 2016 • 72 min
Transportation Miniseries * Cycling * Public Transit * Individual Car Ownership * Long Distance Overview: Self-driven cars allow the concept of transportation as a service to really come to fruition. The future of Google with Sundar Pichai – YouTube…
#16: Transportation – Long Distance
Nov 3, 2016 • 66 min
Transportation Miniseries * Cycling * Public Transit * Individual Car Ownership * The Future Overview: Planes Why Flying is So Expensive – YouTube Things that go into the cost of a flight: Fuel Crew Airport fees Taxes FAA TSA International Transportation…
#15: Transportation – Individual Car Ownership
Sep 17, 2016 • 69 min
Transportation Miniseries * Cycling * Public Transit * Long Distance * The Future Overview * Pros * No physical effort * Door to door * High speed/shorter commute * Can get to places inaccessible to other forms of transportation * Longer distances * Can…
#14: Transportation – Public Transit
Aug 11, 2016 • 66 min
Transportation Miniseries * Cycling * Individual Car Onwership * Long Distance * The Future Overview * Pros * Cheap * Most efficient system at scale * Fewer cars on the road * Don’t have to bother with parking * Sense of community? * Cons * Buses not…
#13: Transportation – Cycling
Jul 23, 2016 • 45 min
Transportation Miniseries * Public Transit * Individual Car Onwership * Long Distance * The Future Overview * Pros * Good exercise * Correlated with increased happiness * Good for environment * Cheap * If more people bike, roads are safer * Easy to park *…
#12: The Brian Mitchell Show — Meetup
May 2, 2016 • 62 min
Note: This is a variety episode — this is not a thorough or technical discussion, though it fits in The Extra Dimension as it was originally planned. Links You can find Brian’s slides and his paper. Availability of this material might change in the…
#11: The Complex World of Ad Blocking
Apr 17, 2016 • 40 min
Episode Summary 01:10 | Why do ads exist? * To keep content free * Free is especially important on the web, because sharing stuff on social media is where the majority of traffic comes from; if your site has a paywall, you are missing out on a ton of…
#10: Android Essentials
Mar 14, 2016 • 73 min
Settings to adjust * Log in to your Google account * Turn on high accuracy location mode, and opt into Google Location History * Opt in to Google Now * Contacts should synchronize so you never have to post on Facebook “I got a new phone, everyone message…
#9: Encryption
Feb 22, 2016 • 59 min
Links * Caesar cipher – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia * Disk encryption – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia * Hidden Writing | the Andrew Bailey * bcrypt – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia * Advanced Encryption Standard – Wikipedia, the free…
#8: How Can You Support Yourself as a Creator?
Jan 18, 2016 • 67 min
Episode Summary 00:03:56 | The Technium: Better Than Free Copies are abundant, free, and worthless. You have to find other things to sell. Immediacy Early access. Personalization Making the product unique for a customer. Interpretation The software is…
#7: YouTube Red
Oct 21, 2015 • 35 min
Links * YouTube * Red Dawn | The Verge * Official YouTube Blog: Meet YouTube Red, the ultimate YouTube experience * “YouTube Red” offers premium YouTube for $9.99 a month, $12.99 for iOS users | Ars Technica Copyright The Extra Dimension is released under…
#6: NerdCon: Stories
Oct 15, 2015 • 75 min
Links * Nerdcon: Stories * NerdCon – YouTube * Photos by Ian Buck; Of Nerdcon: Stories – Google Photos * #nerdconstories – Twitter Search * Nerdcon Stories Juvenilia – What’s in your bag, Mr. Pips? – David Nadelberg – YouTube * The “NerdCon: Stories”…
#5: Berlin
Oct 15, 2015 • 58 min
Links * Berlin Photos by Andrew Bailey – Google Photos * Berlin Tegel Airport – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia * Berlin Hauptbahnhof – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia * Ampelmännchen – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia * Currywurst – Wikipedia, the free…
#4: Project Fi
May 21, 2015 • 18 min
Links * Project Fi * Virgin Prepaid Mobile Phones & Datashare Plans at Walmart * Network – Project Fi * Plan – Project Fi * Experience – Project Fi Copyright The Extra Dimension is released under a Creative Commons — Attribution 4.0 International license.…
#3: Reducing Barriers to Podcast Creation
Mar 5, 2015 • 49 min
Intro of problem Today we’ll be discussing the issue of how difficult it is from a technical standpoint to create a podcast. Discussion of podcasting as a medium: Seven concepts of new media from Nancy Baym’s Personal Connections in the Digital Age Mass…
#2: The Psychological Effects of Music in Video Games
Jan 30, 2015 • 99 min
Links * Eight Bit #89: Throwing Balls At Things › The Nexus * Dragon Quest VIII OST – Overture ~ Title Theme (Symphonic Version) – YouTube * Okami Soundtrack – The Sun Rises – YouTube * Pentatonic scale – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia * Japanese…
#1: Cherry 7-up
Jan 16, 2015 • 35 min
Links There are no links for this episode of The Extra Dimension.