Ep. 61: Romancing the dark sideThis week, Donald and Eric consider the future of space, the dark side of romance, and the proper way to dispose of AT-AT excrement. Also, the Keyboard Cat toy plays us out and in Geek News, Eric confesses his deep hatred of Orcs.
It's Tuesday October 11 and you are experiencing the crave podcast. I'm Donald bell. I'm Eric Franklin ultra to -- read. Read the too much into my today I'm on the dolls they complain a lot is instead of about news He should do a segment that's just. Reading into -- -- just breeding means it's just like many doing the podcast listeners years. That the -- Franklin's. I have I have my technique. By tickling your technique. Will it save it. If I don't -- to this parallels the way we kind of shares just will will well -- -- as -- at the end of the -- A little while with the and that's what that's it'll be -- therapeutic and yet it's the whole point and mostly from. News upfront that. The free mobile news. First that. Mean we're getting a kick start a -- going here or actually I'm not -- nothing to do that Manchester. From Cornell is getting a kick start -- going to put a fleet of little tiny satellites. In the space okay. -- can you can sponsor a satellite you can sponsor entire fleet. The point here is that this little tiny microchip -- based satellite is gonna be. Our first. Foothold. As -- -- a populists. Of making. Democratizing space travel space exploration. Do it yourself space missions. -- now it's not doing a whole lot right I wouldn't think right now -- is can be a 30000 dollar way to kind of just. Test out their capability of is they're giant payload of the microscopic satellites and leasing them space. And tracking them learning a little bit is it possible. That. This is not a worthwhile -- -- Well I mean I -- it there are people who spend 30000 dollars on a TV probably you know okay Brian this is probably a more interesting way to spend that money and a something -- -- right. -- At first I -- -- now this is well first of all. My my first instinct was like this is how -- giant cloud of space garbage gets treated. Now we have to. Set fire to help -- keep this from ever actually exploring outer space again because we can't penetrate that speaks garbage but that's not in the cases this is gonna be a low. Earth orbit famous and all burn up in the atmosphere with man and a picture of will -- -- in you won't even see fireballs hitting the tops now this is gonna be like -- regulate it seemed as best Nina yet set a pleasure and am sector which would be awesome that it. And I went well this is -- -- 30000 dollars. When -- -- again out of it like I think you can have the little mobile radio transmitter in the device like. Tweet -- -- summits the chance that you're named outer space or some like totally contain little. It's that that the novelty of that happening right like olds might buy my -- satellite tweet at my house. Let -- praise for its Wii fitness. And that's never have met or called -- that behind this is like I'm not mine -- pitch about like it's like you. Finding a little spaceship initially your chance to how something as your Andy Monica and outer space and -- right isn't that so cool -- it's like you're an astronaut. Your animal no not if you're sending a microchip in outer space even -- -- -- is taking awhile to get around to until. Able to finally latch on to the hope that I have spoken. Which is. Independent of any kind of corporate sponsor. Like in our our post apocalyptic. Humankind banding together. To attempt to -- democratize. The technology that we should have access to an -- that a four. -- -- Out of pocket to corporations and corporate greed right this is how we launch our own telecommunications. Satellite. That we control the -- until you control by the people Donald so they faceless. Corporate entity now it's like that the free cell phone right this is like this this could be the beginning. Of a Michael. Mankind. Funded. Telecommunications satellite. That will help us you know loop around I'm looking Verizon AT&T. Have our own like -- -- -- underground communications. I think yeah I see your point you're I think you're convincing me it's like. He -- like the free cell phone you know that cell phone. That's free Eaton and is a piece of garbage. Right like a switch here is that what you're on to say they could replace slick cell phone service in a certain -- attitude to us so we can have to the telecommunications -- The -- little tribes of humanity that -- left after everything goes belly. Well that's coming next year so it. Hook at -- see just how well these satellites before or perform after the apocalypse and it. December 20 for the downside -- that the cynic in you know it's like well this is slate walls -- -- launch their own satellite animal just completely obliterate all communication and everything that we depend on and rely on in outer space GPS all of that right scene and then the ads actually howled. The Armageddon happened because of the hackers -- six satellite. -- So if you want to contribute to what could be the end of humanity sure there's a kick start on here but that you are already. 'cause trust -- you -- but it could be liberation from your cell -- built it yet which is like a thousand years off. Exactly right now -- if you want to spend your money on something far less practical but also less potentially destructive of humanity then. We also have. Light -- candles. We always. -- -- perfect. Of -- done right and that the perfect soundtrack and a perfect accessory for romance. The light -- -- Women. -- -- -- -- Regardless of I didn't know where you're gonna add notes that this is an infant food and -- center. Isn't this is not only command -- Is the light -- -- neighbors that you don't -- entry. So this is a courtesy of -- yeah that's. Over the Darth Vader at the content when and if -- there remain at the as detonator. 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This makes a lot more sense in humanity's. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- It is that we have is there's some -- biodegradable bags you can use if you don't have this that's Powell believes simpler solution. God only knows how many batteries it takes to make this thing happens -- but. It is possibly the future of pet waste. Yes and hopefully our waste disposal what they -- -- -- -- -- -- price. -- they don't because they use The -- to make the food down tolerate now share. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Given some some little time here in the -- Star Wars the segment to have this -- not saturates hours related -- For those of you who still not tired of the keyboard cat. Keyboard cat the -- May be coming San. I don't know we've -- I -- -- -- offer for -- Almost looks watching this thing looks almost look like stop motion. Like -- -- stop motion video and the thing -- actually does not work. Its arms. And looks like a phrase -- prove that video. Phone home and yet what I think it senses the driver and that it doesn't -- -- dvi as the militants excellent. The man actually feel bad for the -- -- now I -- that thing was can emulate the holiday tree hollow if they really get this -- -- And it's he's done it's done it does -- to last -- over. -- capital and it. -- -- -- On that find no. Is it worth my response -- Big as -- -- needle in with this week's Trend Micro security minute. So this week's question is universal I get it from readers and listeners all the time and I get it for my parents like every other month. And the question is this how can I be sure I'm not being tracked on the web. Well first of all important to know how you can be tracked and unfortunately there are a lot of factors as they say. We have a CNET how to at how to dot cnet.com which Sharon has done as always it's a great story. With a lot of ways to keep your surfing private and on track. -- -- might top recommendations from this very detailed story first of all. Advertisements. Can carry a lot of spy payloads that watch what sites you visit and then transmit them to other people. So if you use an extension like no script or better privacy for Firefox. You can make sure you're not downloading the code that can then be used to track you. Or you wanna be even more severe you can run ad block which -- block all advertising although I do have to note that sites like CNET our advertising supported so. You know. We like the support. And we don't anyway another good way to reduce your exposure to being tracked -- -- set your browser to erase your history every time you exit. You should also consider logging out of highly private sites like Google and FaceBook when you're done using them. Financial sites will log you out automatically but some social sites don't because it's so much easier to use if you just open up your -- in your back in them. You can use a password manager like last -- to make logging in. Next time easier if you set them to auto log out but if you're logged out and they can't be tracking which is good. And finally avoid using FaceBook or another service as a log on shortcut a lot of new services will let you log on with some -- -- FaceBook connect or through Twitter. And that's very convenient because you just have to authorize against something are already logged in to the downside is that you're exposed if one of the sites that you're logged -- to gets hacked. You possibly risk and exposure and other sites you're connected to. Better to keep your eggs in separate baskets as -- work. For the full details on how to implement these changes see -- story which will link in our show notes that -- at cnet.com. And if you have another security question for me -- the -- Mike permanent. It's keynote to assess how dash to at cnet.com. Until next time they say. We are back. You are back with that's yeah. Back at the trade group back we're back only on the an. Excellent. That the anymore because -- to some media. Person who likes media and takes it -- -- -- -- Now make an announcement Cecil -- the solution that's that's that's exactly why this podcast has turned into -- -- -- pop this is that is the reason that. Breakers decide out there what you decide realized it was because that's the best. -- -- continues it was an idea it was on the drawing board you know we could. You can barely get out -- crave even more appealing right that's had long talked about feast on. Not only that will have Donald. Actually do some freestyle hip -- every week at the in the show. -- -- -- And I think ecology is the -- but He -- freestyle rap. What can -- -- -- again this is why this is why we don't do this this is why. It'll hang out with you let outside -- Let's do we are good that -- -- we -- that we are good -- Just show. That's right -- right we are good or Geeknews. This also announced that that is certainly. The -- with the camera though is not a -- -- -- -- before I decide again of them I am wondering why he's. Again it's assigning you can't even -- at. Adding that ceiling in the -- but it's possible that future. Make news this -- to -- is -- But there is a couple there are a couple of things first up. Everyone knows that -- everyone know likes works. Everyone again everyone hates ports I think aggregate and what -- what happens when you hate something mean you me -- obviously when you hate something you. Want to kill it right when everyone if you hate something just a little bit just think well liked in in this life. I write millions -- -- -- do it now -- go actually now I mean we. Continue I don't -- an okay right that taught the same page here. What is it like if you have to as if -- just don't like something you want in this life Muslims and or X. Or -- -- agree here that. Let me give me is great resource -- would agree that oryx. Must Don -- -- -- mythical exactly lake. Real -- Any anomalies and on. Arm. -- new game out last week downloadable game Xbox Live PC -- or -- -- AT. Third person action game with heavy tower defense. Mechanics to it. It's pretty awesome that the publisher -- think it's a robot entertainment they released this. This interactive. Gambles stop slash tutorial of it basically what you do He -- all these traps up. In the -- at least a portion let it works in and they're trying to get to your key you're basically trying to keep them out now yours you yourself as a character you can't keep them yourself by yourself. So you set -- all these -- and wall all let Walt -- walls in spite floors and explosive -- and pushed back things. It's really really fun really cool. And like the level -- to levels it really cool because they're very a symmetrical -- -- price of an across. -- placed on -- he'll protect two different. -- entrances and stuff. It's really fun and this -- they release is interactive kind of trailer. That is it really interactive in that you can play the game but interactive in that you can choose what happens next in the trailer. I'm sure we'll actually get that way like you like me just -- towards and those. Is -- toilet that's okay we're gonna put down maximum put them spring -- I'm gonna put down. The archer guardian and you choose that you're going inches -- the word. You can okay Steve catches -- Innovative. And you don't talk apps of interest if things should just bring jobs and like you can see the -- -- -- what what would happen if He had spring -- on that level. Really cool game. Downloadable like fifteen bucks Xbox -- I recommend you get -- -- More people to get that when when a sequel there's -- multiplayer. -- -- -- -- It's collect port mode in gears of war my problem my problem is that these guys and nearly networks aren't ugly and it looks like you're killing off Shrek and all this -- It doesn't look like that too little -- Sharkey -- it's coming -- is very cartoon mini style. Art style. This is not really do like you know dark fantasy or anything like that it's very -- -- of warcraft a fantasy art style. What I think it works for the game and there's lot of humor in the game in the home. It's really -- game had been spending way too much time with this can mean but that's it -- must die you know. Just you know. Everyone knows that and also the game to -- work rage yes or Bosnia and ride you've got that menu fare. I do not currently have that -- Herndon. Probably healthy and help them home. It is -- it. And also more thing today. Paramount released the or Disney or whoever's with this model released the adventures trailer the first -- trailer in has been a teaser connecting that was it in the opener but this is the first two -- actual trailer. The ability and good. -- act. Act. Its the trailer is very kind of. Don't let them having seen that journalist who -- it's coming typical kind of destruction it's happening. -- -- voice over. With the evil dude and you see the evil -- and these people were gonna help fight. I'm pretty sure that's been. This table -- Hello when cars slipped over an excellent -- that's technically your arm Korea. We get rid of that's stereo -- and this is from. It's got started her hands they really tight pants right there was ever wants to see people. Got all kinds of -- black widow got millionaire looking mouse pad and enforce. What's gonna push the whole hey guys are main reasons we -- -- content and and I think it means that. The eagle's history. Doing your mind. And voice over and play well others that millions who don't think that way. Genius billionaire Playboy torrent. -- That's great place you get at the catalyst that kind of you know I hope they have -- all the junk. You. Up up. Personally I -- very fun and military -- -- already dislike and that in the treaty here. The ensemble nature it is -- -- On that's that's can be routed. That's the thing that's -- works most excited -- like always that way there's a both of them who works unparalleled. And -- a huge fan of the -- you lose control turn into an enormous screen Richmond street. I love I love the idea of having this ensemble casts down in like this team. Superhero movie. On the -- actual budget unlike the X-Men movies -- they're gonna actually have people flying and doing things that they actually do the comic. And it. You -- not to feel like him. I like it's one thing emulate -- again. It's like I am and you're -- all the different tricks and man asked to share it and know from the pop -- like. Everyone's gonna get think that one line in in the right there one hit and -- like. It's can it be -- assuming that. Based on past six bad experiences earned you've been -- for. I I agree with you that that there is that fear is gonna be like. That kind of already have thinking about it way too much is that -- movie was stuff blows out. Though is now it's a lot. Of FiOS I think that it's just really big months anyway that's -- news this week all right. Thank you. If you want to see will be talking about an -- and visit our wonderful crave blog. -- that cnet.com. Decree by got to make over the whole site's -- made over. Did not speak it did you ha so it is definitely users a look yeah you can email us too at crave at cnet.com. 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