TCASP EP:078 – South Island Travels, Dead Prince and Artificial Intelligence

Summary:

We round off Chris’s trip to Queenstown, Sam just got back from Christchurch which included more museums.

Chris wasn’t impressed with the toilet paper he came in contact with in Queenstown.

A median affordable house is around the $800,000 mark in Queenstown, safe to say neither of us will be buying a place down there anytime soon.

Chris has been all about tedX lately and he has managed to get some tickets to the Auckland event coming up real soon, this time they are doing a two-day event over a Thursday and Friday.

The first Pastafarian wedding in the world has happened in NZ, would you get married in this way?  We talk about it and find out Chris’s stance on what he would do.

Sam needed a way to sync files easily between folders and drives when he’s at work, he found and started using Microsoft SyncToy which is simple and does the job well.

Our listener base from the US has now surpassed the listeners from NZ making them the largest audience we have now.

Boaty McBoat Face won the competition, but will they actually use it?  It seems doubtful, but Sam did hear of a good way to manage this.  

Hamilton Council has been gifted some artwork they are installing outside of the museum, it looks like something from a school but in a giant form.  How gifting a major piece of artwork will benefit the artist for many years to come.

Hamilton now has its own escape from a room type thing, it’s called confinement, Sam has to explain to Chris what it is all about.

Will storing all your photos and other crap on your computer onto DNA be the way of the future?

Chris gets all deep and meaningful about artificial intelligence and how they will ultimately take over the world and kill us all.

Prince died, Chris gives us his rundown of how much Prince meant to him.

Z the petrol station is thinking about banning Wicked Campers because of their slogans, we think the idea is stupid and the CEO or whoever it was that blurted this winning idea out should go and hide themselves back in their office and let actual people who know what they are doing interact with the media.

Find out what Museums Sam checked out while in Christchurch, one involved planes the other one has lots of rocks.  He also fed an eel, and totally forgot to film it.

We touch briefly on Wrightspeed a NZ made electric truck and one of the actual co-founders of Tesla Motors.

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TCASP EP:077 – Queenstown, Self Driving Trucks and MP’s Perks

Summary:

Chris has had to ring into the podcast this week as he has been in Queenstown for TEDx.

The views are beautiful apparently and he managed to catch all of his flights which is sometimes a mission for Chris and he also doesn’t know how to check in online it seems.

Chris had a talk with some people about the cost of renting places in Queenstown, including the cost for businesses.

Chris met the Tribe Makers at the Waikato show last weekend, he explains what they are all about and why he liked them so much.

Burger King workers including management smashed up a store just from a phone call telling them to do it due to a gas leak, what is wrong with people?

We talk about the fleet of self-driving trucks in Europe.

Chris found some bell thing that apparently helps with stress, it sounds more annoying than anything.

No cheese and crackers on a flight made a man angry, so much so they had to divert the flight and delay everyone on the plane.

Microsoft has started reducing the limit of their Onedrive accounts, we think that is crazy compared to what others are doing, but who really uses that product?

We talk about some of the perks MP’s get, and Sam forgets he is the one that put that topic on the board to discuss. Old age must be setting in.

Chris didn’t realise there is a YouTube channel for the life of Chris, make sure to check it out.

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TCASP EP: 076 – Pumpkins, Pumpkins and more Pumpkins

Summary:

We are back to our regular scheduled podcasts, Sam was stressed out with the Pumpkin Carnival Stuff and seems better now.

St Kentigerns School production of Sweeney Todd doesn’t go to plan when they actually cut kids for real.

Chris liked the Rogue Squadron Trailer, and who is the black guy with a droopy eye he keeps going on about?

3 Run Gaza are some people not wanting to fight, but do parkour instead.  Chris fills us in all about what they are up to.

A NZ company called Avatana has worked out how to make beneficial products from mining slag.

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TCASP EP:075 – A VHS Arrest, Sam Rages about a Spirit and Pumpkins Made this Late

Summary:

Chris doesn’t like the idea Paul McCartney is going to be in the next pirate of the Caribbean, and actually isn’t a fan of the movies it turns out.

A man got arrested for not returning a VHS after 14 years.  

You can get your ashes put into a vinyl record now, giving your loved ones something to play when they miss you.

Ending the war on drugs, is it a good thing, can it even be done?  Chris gives his many years of wisdom and gives us his opinion on how it all should work.

Chris talks what’s the word, astronomy for a few seconds.

Sam has a problem with the solution to people drowning the council has come up with, it made him super ragey.

The new Health and Safety rules have come into place and a few places like Schools have gone full retard in banning things, including kids climbing trees.

We talk about the crazy Australian billionaire trady and all the strangeness that goes with that.
Sam heard about the new dating app bumble, will it overthrow Tinder?  Time will tell. And an app called Shootlr where someone else can take your selfie for you.

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