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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 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

– Support us by clicking any of the links on this page


See Kent’s favorite beers: ratebeer.com

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“Aces High”, “Winner Winner!”
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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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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“Aces High”, “Winner Winner!”
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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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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“Aces High”, “Winner Winner!”
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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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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“Aces High”, “Winner Winner!”
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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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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“Aces High”, “Winner Winner!”
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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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

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

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Of course, credit where it’s due:
“Aces High”, “Winner Winner!”
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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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

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

Of course, credit where it’s due:
“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

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

Of course, credit where it’s due:
“Aces High”, “Winner Winner!”
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!

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

Of course, credit where it’s due:
“Aces High”, “Winner Winner!”
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!!

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

Of course, credit where it’s due:
“Aces High”, “Winner Winner!”
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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“Aces High”, “Winner Winner!”
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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RMP – Ep b13: Trolls and Thanks

This week is completely different…

…it’s Thanksgiving-eve and we spend it with friends.

This week, Kent and Amos welcome Jeremy Dillon (@jalandillon) and Scott Montagne for shenanigans.

Show notes:

– Kent’s mom is in town for the holiday

– Amos stayed home for the weekend

– Jeremy and Amos spoil a little Black Mirror (available now on Netflix)

– The Star Wars trailer has built up some misbegotten anticipation

– Humans are brats

– But we’re thankful brats

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

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“Aces High”, “Winner Winner!”
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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RMP – Ep b12: Here’s a Bunch of Random Stuff We Don’t Like

Everyone complains about the same old stuff…

…so we decided to have a little gripefest about some random stuff we don’t often hear people talking about.

This week, Kent and Amos stroll through some of their least-favorite, if uncommon, nuances of life.

Show notes:

– Kent caught the herpagonasyphilaids through his microphone

– Amos’ trip was cold and icy

– Kent set up library, including the classic Everyone Poops

– Why are is the U.S. not on the metric system?

– The U.S. Air Force Drug Demand Reduction program could use an overhaul

– If you are responsible for briefing, know the material

– No one should be alone on Thanksgiving

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

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“Aces High”, “Winner Winner!”
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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RMP – Ep b11: Ritual Misery Un-BLEEP-ed

So we’re going uncensored…

…because it’s easier to edit.  And no one wants to hear the horns anyway.

This week, Kent and Amos welcome long-time friend (and nearly exhausted) Jeremy Dillon (@jalandillon) for the show.

Show notes:

– Kent travelled to Wisconsin for beer and family

– Amos was sick

– Jeremy was sick of playing country music without getting paid

– Kent didn’t watch Black Mirror

– Amos purchased a Chromecast and likes it rather well…much better than the Roku products he experimented with

– Kent returned from Wisconsin with 33 different beers, check his reviews on ratebeer.com

Big Hero 6 earns a recommendation from Kent

– We all have concerns about the renaming of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Philae landed on a comet and that’s really bad ass, especially with how difficult the trip was; this brings about the discussion of what we are doing in space and why are we spending so many resources to explore it?

– President Obama appointed an ex-lobbyist to head the FCC and now they are at odds, and we find that very funny

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

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“Aces High”, “Winner Winner!”
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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~edited in attempt to restore proper episode order~

RMP – Ep b10: Truths According to Isaac

Timeliness is a virtue…

…that I have never been accused of having.

It seemed everything was getting in the way of publishing this podcast, but here it is…finally!

Seriously, though, it was 90% complete for almost two weeks before I could finish the last touches.

Show notes:

Streptatococcus is bad, tonsiliths aren’t much better- Black Mirror really fascinates Amos- Marvel released their future movies list

Doctor Who is very imposing

– Kent totally geeked over the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer

– We invite Isaac Fellure to answer complicated questions of life

Daylight Saving Time should go away

Time Zones are a little more complicated

– Amos and Kent reflect on the disgraceful mistreatment of Vietnam Veterans returning home

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Of course, credit where it’s due:
“Aces High”, “Winner Winner!”
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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RMP – Ep b9: It May Very Well Be a Tumor

Work sucks…

…but that’s helpful when it comes time to complain about stuff.

This podcast has become a highlight for us every week and we are grateful for your support!

Show notes:

– Amos discuss naming his puppy and was sick as a dog- Kent caught up on Avatar: the Last Airbender’s sequel, Cora

– Kent collected comic books growing up, Amos didn’t (mostly)

– M. Night Shyamalan ruined the big screen adaptation of Avatar: the Last Airbender

– Spoilers have time limits, and it’s in relation to the number of beers Amos has had

– The League of Legends Championship is a thing…a BIG thing

– The Wizard, the movie that introduced Super Mario Bros. 3, still brings smiles

– There are plenty of bad emails from bosses, and the old system of information distribution vs. the digital turnover should’ve been a topic for another time

– Sharepoint, stupid people, and George Carlin…what more could you ask for on a Wednesday night?

Of course, credit where it’s due:

“Aces High”, “Winner Winner!”
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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RMP – Ep b8: Ritual Misery Goes Live!

RMP – Ep b8: Ritual Misery Goes Live!

Google Hangouts, YouTube, Blogger, iTunes, Oh My!

It’s official.  The Ritual Misery Podcast has gone legit.  We are now live streaming the video of our podcast on YouTube via Google Hangouts.  Not only that, we’re also on iTunes making us easier to find than ever.

Show notes:

– Amos is getting a puppy?!
– Harrowing tales of podcast production (spoiler alert: it has a happy ending)
– Kent and Amos fly their nerd flags and talk about Dungeons and Dragons and the value of good storytelling.  (We took tips from this guy.)
– The guys get nostalgic talking about first cars and high school garage bands… ah, good times.
– Kent interviews his son Lucas.
Of course, credit where it’s due:
“Aces High”, “Winner Winner!”
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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RMP – Ep b7: Mom’s Night Out + Trappist Beer = Truffle Shuffle

Almost caught up…

Yeah, I’m getting tired of those headlines as well.

Seriously, though, once this episode is in the feeds, there’s only one left to push out…until we record again tomorrow night, anyway.

At least they’re releasing in order now.

Show notes:

– Kent and Amos can’t stop watching the Truffle Shuffle from the Goonies…or dogs pooping. It’s funny and we’re 12. Get over it.
– Amos finally gets to try Trappist Beer and it makes his favorites list immediately.
Mom’s Night Out turns out to be a lot better than Amos thought possible. You should watch it tonight with your family!
– Kent and Amos are both anti-anti-gay. Yes, that’s typed correctly.
– Where’s the podcast going? Listen below.
Of course, credit where it’s due:
“Aces High”, “Winner Winner!”
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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