TCASP EP: 112 – Secret Santa Arrived and Homelessness is Over

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Episode 112 is here and all of our NZ Secret Santa gifts have arrived. Find out what we got from all the awesome Santa’s out there. We have a hashtag now to help document Chris’s kidney stone, #dickstone2016 is what you will need to use for all your hashtag needs when talking about it from now on. Thanks to Jeremy for coming up with it.

Sam managed to fix the back catalogue of episodes, you can now go back and listen to the last 300 episodes of the podcast, luckily we are only at 112 right now. But make sure to check out the episode 2 magnets and a piece of tape as it makes Sam angry.

Chris came across a little tool to help with as he puts it, guitar fingering. He also reads out a quote he found that might explain the state of the world, the biggest threat to mankind might be stupidity.

Homelessness in Hamilton has all been solved apart from 2 people that are sleeping rough, we wonder how true these claims really are and friend of the show Allan had experience with these random “homeless” types of people when he was visiting earlier on in the week.

Police overseas rescued an old lady who appeared to be frozen in a car, turns out it wasn’t a live person at all, find out what this super realistic old person is actually used for.

Kickstart or dropkick is in the mix this week, we talk about gear eye, a way of keeping track of all your gear with the use of RFID tags and your smartphone, is this a good idea? Or just something for really dumb people? We discuss it.

We learnt about the experimental skin gun this week, find out what it is and what it can be used for.

Have we heard about the latest thing for the adult industry? VR you can feel. Find out what they achieved and what Chris thinks about it.

India’s built the world’s largest solar power plant, in a pretty short amount of time, which leads us to guess how big the population is in India.

Using magnets to clean out your blood of bad things might be a new way of doing things in the future.

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TCASP EP:111 – The Cow Lineup and the Potato Diet

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Episode 111 is here, Sam went and checked out the Lego Christmas tree in Auckland last weekend, find out about that.

Chris has some highs and lows this week, at one point he was in The Power Rangers in a unique police line up, find out who or what was there to see if he was a criminal, then he went downhill very fast and ended up being in the worst pain of his life. Find out what happened and what made him walk to A&E at 3am in the morning.

TEDx Ruakura is after some more people to fill some roles before the 2017 event, a communications manager and also a relationship manager.

We talk about the technology to stop drones, Chris thinks they could be used to stop planes, Sam doesn’t think so, have a listen to hear the different points of view.

A man’s just finished his year long potato diet, he lost 50kg’s in weight and cured his depression, are the potato’s the answer to his problems? We don’t actually think so, find out what we think happened, and could you do it, just potato’s and nothing else for a whole year.

A man steals 6 million dollars from his employer, find out how much he spent on a mobile game and then find out how much that mobile game is making every single day.

Sam has started to use the website and app Air Table, and after getting his head around it is finding it very good for planning things for next year for all the projects he has. Make sure to check it out.

Chris knowledges us up on something called the UBI (Universal Base Income)

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TCASP EP:110 – Space Poop Challenge, Multi Level Marketing and more

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Another week, and another podcast, episode 110 is here and are we hard people to buy for? We talk about our secret santa gift that hasn’t appeared yet at the warehouse. Chris got more qualified this week after getting his forklift license, he only stuffed up a few questions in the test.

Are you clever? Then you might be the person NASA is after to solve their space poop challenge, find out what the requirements are for this interesting question.

A while back we talked about the Atherium company that is using blockchain’s to make contracts between people, turns out someone decided to take a bunch of money and there is no way they can trace it.

A multi level marketing/pyramid scheme thinly touted as a spiritual thing has been ripping of Kiwi woman lately, find out about this bizarre group people were wanting to give money to, we think it’s crazy, but if anyone knows about multi level marketing, it’s Chris.

Local Hamilton man is upset over the display made with boxes of coke at the entrance of the Pak N Save supermarket that is just up the road from our house.

Rotorua has a new tourism venture, which involves a large helium filled balloon with a basket below it, we discuss that and the extreme version if that isn’t enough for you.

A guy in Wellington has come up with the quake desk, a piece of office furniture designed to keep people safe in the event of an earthquake, a great sounding product and an awesome person, find out why we think he deserves a round of applause.

Another inventor story Sam came across, this time a NZ company whose claim to fame is a solar powered cap with lights, is gearing up to supply solar generating material to the rest of the world.

Google and other big companies investment into renewable energy resources is great for the environment, but also the companies providing this technology by keeping costs down.

We learnt about the sleeping giants twitter account this week, which is helping businesses realise if advertisements featuring them are appearing on unwelcome websites.

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TCASP EP:109 – NZ Secret Santa Goes Global

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Welcome to episode 109 of the podcast. Last week’s episode seemed to all be about Chris, Sam forgot to mention he went to another museum last week, so talks a bit about the Tirau museum he visited.

Chris went to the local theatre companies production of Rock of Ages, it was a great show apparently but find out what he thought let them down.

We can’t get enough of West World, and are waiting for the next episode to come out, the acting is great and you never know where the story is going to take you, make sure to check it out when you get a chance.

A UK podcast you should check if you haven’t already is My Dad Wrote a Porno, one of the best cringeworthy podcasts out there to listen to, each episode the host reads a chapter of the adult erotic literature his dad wrote, with helpful comments and advice from his two friends.

NZ Secret Santa had ended up with a lot of media coverage this year, especially with international news people. Sam’s been interviewed by ABC US News, ABC Radio Australia, mentioned on Mashable.com, Huffington Post, the BBC, India Today and more. We also have a special note about this to one of our long time regular listeners.

We talk about a local teenager making some money with his Instagram account, he looks really sad in the photos and we begin to question if he really is an influencer on that platform.

Chris found an article talking about a new type of bio fuel made from old tyres, it recycles everything contained within the tyre and it sounds like a great idea and something we need here in NZ.

The Bon Voyage segment is now part of the show, find out who has died recently.

Chris is keen to get John Campbell as a speaker for TedX, so make sure you let John know about this plan of Chris’s

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