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The Ritual Misery Podcast is a conversation of two life-long friends and military veterans talking about gadgets, tech news, geek culture, and military life in an easy-going, simple to follow format. The podcast is aimed at tech-savvy family-oriented self-identified geeks interested in contemporary tech topics, news, and random geekery.

RMP – Ep b33: The Podcast Awakens

The Force Awakens, Rogue One, Battlefront, Rebels…

…You guessed it- we have things to say about Star Wars.

Hot off the heels of Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, we give our thoughts on some of the revelations.

Show notes:

– Amos is getting closer to his PCS to Korea and Kent is nearing his last day of work before retirement

– Amos is a Good Samaritan

– TED Talks:

– Amos watched Miru Kim: My underground art explorations

– Kent watched Barat Ali Batoor: My desperate journey with a human smuggler

– The Force Awakens teaser #2

– Rogue One teaser

– Star Wars Rebels

– The guys are frustrated that there’s no clear winner in the disc vs streaming debate

– Amos is no longer a Cordkiller

– HBO Now is good and easy to subscribe to

– James Earl Jones reads The Raven

– The guys rant about grammar and word selection (special thanks to Grammar Girl)

Kermit the Frog is real!

– Diamond Club wants you to take a Journey

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“Aces High”, “Winner Winner!”
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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RMP – Ep b32: Double-Dipping in Virtual Legacies

Will virtual reality suck the life out of the thrill rides…

…or will humanity resort to videos of goat orgies?

Yeah, folks, it’s been that kind of week.  Also, Jeremy Dillon joins us once again to add his two sentences, err…two cents.

Show notes:

– Amos and many others in his unit raised money to help families suffering from cancer

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– Kent finally filed his taxes…on tax day

– He also reviewed his completed Plinian Legacy beer kit results

– TED Talks:

– Kent watched Billy Collins: Two poems about what dogs think (probably)

– Amos slacked off and didn’t watch one

– Amos installed and played with his new Dropcam Pro online cameras

– How will Virtual Reality affect theme park admissions?

– Amos is sold on the Apple Watch, Kent will need to see one in action first

– Daredevil on Netflix is awesome, as is House of Cards Season 3

– HBO Now is on our wishlist iand not only for Game of Thrones

– Mulaka – Origin Tribes didn’t make its Kickstarter goal, but vows to move forward

– Why the heck are goat orgies on YouTube? Are we missing something here?

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“Aces High”, “Winner Winner!”
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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RMP – Ep b31: What 15 Year-Olds Do

White people suck…

…but now they can order their shit tickets with a button.

This week Amos’ daughter Amber joins us as we discuss all the things we did wrong at 15.

Show notes:

– Amos and his daughters visited Frontier Texas and the Grace Museum

– Kent attended the retiree specific TAPS class

– TED Talks:

– Kent enjoyed the ideas of Dan Ariely: How equal do we want the world to be? You’d be surprised

– Amos laughed at Randall Munroe: Comics that ask “what if?”

#FreeTheNipple and #FreeTheNippel (both NSFW)

– Pizza for the homeless is an amazing idea

– Two amazing videos (both less than 4 minutes each) about gay marriage and equality

– vlogbrothers – Your Arguments Are Invalid: Gay Marriage

– vlogbrothers – Religion and Gay Marriage

– If you have allergies, try picking up some local honey from your farmer’s market

– We really appreciate the shout-out from Richard Gunther during Home: On #045 – Spring Forward, with Jim Collison and you should go listen to his podcasts on the Digital Media Zone

– Which do you use? Periscope or Meerkat?

– We discuss the differences between the Amazon Dash service and the Amazon Dash Button products

– Best Buy, the only tech-centric business in Abilene, doesn’t accept mobile payments

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Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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RMP – Ep b30: Hectic Hoosiers Hating Homosexuals

The Hoosier state…

…as in “Hoosier money on, Indiana or common sense?”

A couple weeks ago we talked about how it was getting easier to be a gay Christian. Apparently our home state of Indiana didn’t get that memo.

Show notes:

– This week we are joined by Jonathan Oshier for some Indiana resident’s perspective on SB 568 Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA)

– Kent is still retiring and Amos is still PCSing

– Leonard Nimoy’s quotes in CivIV (Skip to 1:56 for the bureaucracy quote)

– Kent brewed beer using the Brooklyn Brew Shop Beer Making Kit, Everyday IPA and watched Wrestlemania

– TED Talks:

– Amos didn’t watch one because he’s a lazy slacker

– Kent watched Jane McGonigal: Massively multi-player… thumb-wrestling?

– Sodas made with sugar taste better and may be less unhealthy (SciShow & DNews)

– Indiana is the latest state attempting to use religion as a way to hold bias against groups of people

– Read the law here and the ACLU protest here

– All technical difficulties during the production of this episode are Kent‘s fault

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“Aces High”, “Winner Winner!”
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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RMP – Ep b29: Ummm… The Blair Witch Podcast

It’s like the Blair Witch Project…

…but in HD.

Amos had severe technical difficulties, this time because of a power outage. But that can’t stop RMP- The show must go on!

Show notes:

– TED Talks:

– Amos watched Monica Lewinsky: The Price of Shame

– Kent watched Drew Dudley: Everyday Leadership

– Kent continues retirement prep and job search

– Amos gets closer to leaving Texas

– The guys discuss the feedback they received and resolve to cut back on saying “um”. They then go on to set a record for the number of ums uttered on a single show.

– Isaac continues to pummel his dad in chess

– Kent talks about the death of luchadore Perro Aguayo, Jr. and how the trolls need to leave Rey Mysterio, Jr. the hell alone

– CPG Grey has an interesting take on the internet phenomena of cat memes and flame wars in This Video Will Make You Angry

– Amos reconsiders his opinion of the Apple Watch

– Mophie will save your phone from a hangover

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“Aces High”, “Winner Winner!”
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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RMP – Ep b28: SXSoPodcasted

We came, we saw…

…we got SouthBy’ed.

SXSW was everything we’d hoped it would be and this episode we recap our highlights and misadventures.

Show notes:

– TED Talks:

– Amos watched Helder Guimarães: A magical search for a coincidence

– Kent watched Thomas Suarez: A 12-year-old app developer

Bradley-Morris, Inc. provides job placement for military veterans

– If you are retiring, separating, or just looking to see what’s out there, contact Gerald McCloud: gmccloud@bradley-morris.com

– SXSW was awesome, once Kent figured out his travel arrangements

– We both loved the Uber service and thoroughly enjoyed our Airbnb stay

– Also, Darwin’s Pub has amazing food!

– Kent was thrilled by several presentations

– Hackaday: build something that matters and they will send you to space

– Strap: software and analytics platform that unleashes the potential of wearables for developers, enterprises, and brands

– Non-Fictional Games: first game called “Mentem” where you play the role of a psychiatrist that gets inside the mind of a schizophrenic person for PC, Xbox One & PS4

– Mulaka: A 3D adventure inspired by the Rarámuri culture

– Amos really just liked the game innovations

Starlight Tactics: a turn-based, three dimensional space combat simulator

Star Citizen: MMORPG meets Second-Life in space

Lurking: first-person adventure using echo location as your primary means of navigation

Tom Merritt kicks ass

– In other news, it looks like Nintendo is going to develop games for smart devices

– And it just became a little easier to be a gay Christian

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“Aces High”, “Winner Winner!”
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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RMP – Ep b27: Shiny Happy People

Open mouth…

…insert foot.

This week we are joined by Richard Gunther of the Digital Media Zone to talk SXSW and geekery. Also, Amos offends every group he can think of.

Show notes:

– If you’re going to attend SXSW, find us (buy us a beer!)

– We’ll be travelling light because we hate packing

– TED Talks:

– Amos watched Joe Smith: How to use a paper towel and Andy Yen: Think your email’s private? Think again

– Kent watched Scott McCloud: The visual magic of comics

– Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs is an exceptional read that Richard should finish

– Airplanes: Kent sleeps on them and no one should sit in the cockpit during landing if they ever want to fly again, unless it’s an incentive flight on a U.S. Air Force F-16

– Stay tuned for “We’re All Gonna Die!“, part II

– Oh, the lovely conundrum of Shwoodisms

– WWE is real, according to Kent, and Richard is a TV junkie…Amos just likes this clip from The Amazing Race

– There’s a changing of the comedic talent in late night television and it hasn’t gone unnoticed

HBO Now is now a thing, coming to AppleTV soon

– Amos is not a market analyst, gold iDevices are not just “for the gays”, and the bezel color matters to your purpose of usage

– The SXSW badges are prohibitively expensive for some of us

– We’ll definitely be at SXSoWasted, partly because it’s free

SXSW for non-badge-holding fools (like us): Unofficial Guide to South By Southwest 2015

BOL is having a ten year reunion show, Richard will be there and Amos (sadly) will not

– Find Richard Gunther on Twitter (@richardgunther) all over the web:

The Digital Media Zone

Home: On

Entertainment 2.0

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RMP – Ep b26: LLAP, You Crazy Ass Internet

The Internet went nutzo this week…

…and Amos was too snowed in to notice.

Yeah, these Texas blizzards are seriously cutting in to my tech time.

Show notes:

– Texas weather is dumb.

– It’s Mustache March and Kent is taking part…Amos is not

– SrA Sienna Benton of Dyess AFB Outbound Assignments section is awesome

– Kent’s TED talk: Michael Rubinstein: See invisible motion, hear silent sounds

– Amos’ TED talk: Taylor Wilson: Yup, I built a nuclear fusion reactor

– The Internet couldn’t stand the one-two punch of Llama Drama and the Dress Mess on February 26th

– We miss Winamp‘s heyday and the Winamp goat

– Also, the U.S. Government may actually be doing something to help the public interest (but we doubt it)

– D&D fans should experience the open-source based Roll20

– And if you’d like to expand your knowledge of the universe, take some time to read some of Stephen Hawking‘s works

– The passing of Leonard Nimoy (Star Trek’s Spock) marks the loss of a wonderful talent; LLAP

– A few of our fondest Leonard Nimoy memories: Audi commercial, The Lazy Song (Alternate Video), and Leonard Nimoy – The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins

– Speaking of Star Trek stars, George Takei has an amazing story which he shared on Penn Jillette’s Sunday School podcast Episode 37 – George Takei: It’s Ok To Be Takei

– If you’re going to attend SXSW, find us (buy us a beer!)

– We’ll definitely be at SXSoWasted

SXSW for non-badge-holding fools (like us): Unofficial Guide to South By Southwest 2015

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RMP – Ep b25: Return of the Random

We’ve talked about many subjects lately…

…so we decided to quit that shit before we made it a habit.

This week we talk about random stuff from the week.

Show notes:

– Kent’s TED talk: Ben Ambridge – 10 myths about psychology, debunked

– Amos’ TED talk: Melissa Marshall – Talk nerdy to me

SXSW for non-badge-holding fools (like us): Unofficial Guide to South By Southwest 2015

Nerdtacular ’15 tickets are on sale!

– Alaska legalized marijuana

– As did Washington, D.C.

– And now for sports news:

– The Cleveland Browns changed their logo and colors

– Kurt Busch might have beat his ex-girlfriend who might be a spy (huh?)

– Jeff Gordon is retiring after 23 years as a full-time NASCAR driver

– YouTube is celebrating 10 years

– Psy’s 2B+ views of Gangnam Style tops all videos, evar!

– In case you haven’t, listen to Careless Whisper and One Night in Bangkok, just to brush up on amazing ’80’s music

– RIP Ravenloft and D&D 3e

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RMP – Ep b24: Singularity Via Bitcoin

Is Satoshi Nakamoto a BitCoin Billionaire…

…or designer of the singularity.

Folks can’t seem to get enough of these damned bitcoins, so we try to figure out what the hell they really are.

Show notes:

– Kent’s sick and Amos feels great…figures

– TED Talks for this week: Paul Kemp-Robertson: Bitcoin. Sweat. Tide. Meet the future of branded currency.

– Amos’ TED talk for the week: TED – TED Conferences

– Kent is looking to build a dedicated podcasting space while Amos is focusing on PHP and web design

– Digital currency could be the future

Bitcoin.org

CNN – What is Bitcoin?

The Bitcoin Reddit


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RMP – Ep b23: Entropic Existentialism

Welcome to the apocalypse…

…we hope you like leather.

This week we talk about our favorite plausible apocalyptic scenarios.

Show notes:

– the cops in Alamogordo are itching for action

– Amos screwed up everyone’s RMP feeds

– Amos’ TED talk for the week: Tom Wujec – Got a wicked problem? First, tell me how you make toast.

– Everyone should try Martinelli’s apple juice

– Apocalyptic scenarios are scary shit…don’t take our word for it, read these:

– Future of Humanity Institute

– The Centre for Study of Existential Risk

– “A plausible end-of-the-world scenario you’ve probably never thought of


 

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RMP – Ep b22: Droning On About Drones

We welcome a niece and mourn a great publication…

…first world problems, we know.

This week we go long talking about drones, but we don’t discuss the shitty play calling of the Super Bowl. Except just now.

Show notes:

– Amos celebrates the birth of his niece, Evelyn Grace

Mad Max couldn’t keep a 9 year old’s attention

– Kent placed well in his karate tournament and witnessed a black belt performing a cartwheel during competition

– The Super Bowl lost to Cards Against Humanity

– Amos is on the Clash of Clans train

– Kent is fascinated with drones and frustrated with the inaction and lack of acceptance by the FAA

The Unofficial Apple Weblog has passed away…RIP authentic, specialized journalism

– This week’s TED talk is Amos’ choice (Kent forgot what his video was): Jake Shimabukuro plays Bohemian Rhapsody

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RMP – Ep b21: Addictive Dysfunction

Podcasting is hard…

…but that’s what she said.

This week we talk about talks about something most people don’t want to talk about.

Show notes:

– Kent made gokyu, took his son rollerskating, and finished the weekend watching the WWE Royal Rumble

– Amos took his wife to see Rodney Carrington and prepped watching the Mad Max trilogy

The Podcast Method on the 5by5 network is highly recommended for beginning podcasters

– Kent was a bit underwhelmed by the Fantastic Four teaser

– Amos watched a few TED talk videos, and these three convinced him to give up pornography:

The great porn experiment | Gary Wilson | TEDxGlasgow

– The demise of guys?| Philip Zimbardo | TED2011

– Why I stopped watching porn | Ran Gavrieli | TEDxJaffa

– We take the TED Talk Challenge…well, we kinda created the challenge, but whatever…

– We officially introduce ritualmisery.com

– If you’d like to share your unique military stories, please let us know. We’d like to share your story and help others going through similar situations.  Also, if you have a situation you’d like help with, we’d love to help!

– 2004 BL86 came a little too close for Kent’s comfort and his discomfort was supported by the craziness found at abovetopsecret.com

– Thank you Richard Gunther for the amazing feedback!

– Anthony/Amos/Ethan needs to pick out a damned name


 

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RMP – Ep b20: Internet Connected Cat Turds

It’s that time of week again…

…time to celebrate our geekiness and wonderment of the Internet of Things.

Oh, and we drink beer. Don’t forget the beer.

Show notes:

– Kent attended a kubotan seminar

– Hopefully it helps since he’s testing this weekend for gokyu

– Also, as a display of his great leadership, Kent’s dogs like to eat cat turds

– Amos finally caught up on publishing podcasts, started the Ritual Misery Podcast Facebook page, and generally worked on the podcast

– Kent’s Geeky Thing of the Week can be found on the Ritual Misery Patreon page, exclusive to our patrons

– Amos’ GTotW concerns his internet privacy and Netflix streaming

– We are both fascinated by the Internet of Things

Cisco’s vision

WIRED’s expectations

Internet of Things blog

Watch Dogs provides an interesting perspective on these new technologies

– Microsoft shared some exciting news about Windows 10 this week

– A handful developers are releasing their profit patterns and it isn’t good news for those hoping to slow-roll their way to riches


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RMP – Ep b19: (un)Standard Sizes

The holidays are officially over…

…and getting back into the swing of things at our day job is rough.

It’s a damned good thing Wednesdays exist or we’d just go completely mad.

Show notes:

– He also loves the update to Google Translate, now available through iTunes and Play

– Amos is PCSing to South Korea and will be sharing as he completes the myriad of steps required
Dogfish Head is an amazing company creating amazing beers
– The Ritual Misery Patreon is up! Support the show at patreon.com/ritualmisery
– Oh, yeah, Jeremy Dillon is on the show again…and he sleeps through the entire episode, but what better way to wake him up than by forcing him to jump into ice water…and help the Special Olympics in the process

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“Aces High”, “Winner Winner!”
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RMP – Ep b18: Don’t Peak Too Early

Jeremy Dillon joins us for another ‘cast…

…and proceeds to snore through half of it.

It’s becoming a custom of sorts.

Show notes:

– Presidents are hard, and Bush 43 will always be a favorite
– Driving enjoyment is directly proportionate to the cooperation of the weather
– Amos tried out a New Belgium Trippel
– He also picked up SimCity for half price, and to his surprise the Sims use Simlish!
– Kent played so D&D 5th Ed with his son
– And subscribed to the WWE Network
– Jeremy has been into D&D 5th Ed as well, though Amos still cherishes his 3.5 Ed

– Amos shares a touching story about how one of his troops assisted another through GoFundMe

– Jeremy is going to dive into a pool of ice water to support Autism, and you can help

– CES was met with mixed results

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“Aces High”, “Winner Winner!”
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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RMP – Ep b17: Podcast Against Humanity

It’s a whole new year…

…and Ritual Misery is closer than ever to accomplishing our dream.

Amos and Kent would like to sincerely thank you for your part in what we do.

But we can’t because you haven’t been leaving us feedback…moochers.

Show notes:

– Kent is live in Amos’ studio (garage)!

– Amos tries out a New Glarus Spotted Cow

– The “something big” we planned for the New Year’s Eve didn’t happen because reasons.

Kent GMed a Star Wars adventure for his sons and girlfriend

– Amos can’t get Stephen King and Stephen Hawking straight in his head

– We run down some of our favorite podcasts and why we like them:
– – Current Geek (@currentgeek)
– – Night Attack (@nightattackshow)
– – Stuff You Should Know (@SYSKPodcast)

– We have a big reveal…your only hint? Amos won, 60-25

– Every Nine Inch Nails concert ever (well, almost) is available in a single torrent

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Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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RMP – Ep b16: Hacking Bullshit, Literally

Amos is back…

…and tries to explain away his absence, though he was hoping Kent would give a little more leeway after having to do all the work himself last week.

This week, Kent and catch up a little too much and you’ll have to watch the video for the half that was edited out.

Also, Amos watched his kids kick ass at soccer while Kent was getting talked into playing a ridiculously named card game (but he liked it).

Show notes:

Kidney stones suck

– Kent’s beer: Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale, while Amos tries out an Autumnal Molé Stout

– We’re planning something big for the New Year’s Eve

– Kent was introduced to Cardfight Vanguard

– Amos scored a new Apple Mac Mini

Sony Pictures was hacked and we try wrapping our heads around the possibilities

Cards Against Humanity shat on the Black Friday tradition

– Amos is less than enthralled with the typical Christmas Choirs

– We reminisce over un-obtained geekery

– The unboxing and packaging reviews of the Fire TV Stick, Google Chromecast, and Apple TV, are video version exclusives!

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Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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RMP – Ep b15: Look ma, no Amos!

Amos is MIA this week…

…but Kent and Jeremy are here to entertain you.

This week, Kent and Jeremy (@jalandillon) BS for an hour.

Show notes:

– SW:TFA teaser thoughts and a message to trolls

– Jeremy vows to fly for the first time

– More Black Mirror talk

– Manned mission to Mars?

– Find out why Kent wanted to be in the Air Force

– Black Friday shopping, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Atari 7800, Gotham, cord cutting, time travel, the Terminator franchise… and much more!!

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Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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RMP – Ep b14: Long Weekends Are Good

Thanksgiving recaps…

…well, mostly just a bunch of other stuff from the long weekend.

We love long weekends, especially when they are cram-packed with fun stuff and good company.

Show notes:

– Kent didn’t have as many guests for Thanksgiving dinner as he’d have liked

– Amos had a few more than he’d planned

– Netflix isn’t just showing Black Mirror, but also Sharknado is here and Season 3 of House of Cards is coming on Feb 27th

– We both watched the Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens trailer…and we break it down with some random conjecture and parodies:
Legos
George Lucas Special Edition
JJ Abrams Lens Flare Edition

– Speaking of trailers, Amos was excited about the Jurassic World trailer until his sister-in-law perfectly broke it down

– Board games are awesome
Munchkin and its Undead Edition will tell you who your frenemies are
Dicecapades will have you rolling
Boss Monster is a twist on an old genre
Firefly, the Board Game is a fantastic trip through Wedonland

– Amos installed Yosemite three separate times on the same computer because reasons

– The Amazon affiliation finally went through

– News we couldn’t get to: Sony was hacked and President Obama wants us on Mars

– Our Twitter handle is @ritualmisery and you can call and leave comments: (567) 698-7672!

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