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Nerds & Non/Sense™ with Larry Compton
10 minutes | 4 days ago
Bloomberg West Live - April, 2013 - Great Clues in Bombing Suspect Images, Knierim Says
Bloomber West Live (TV) audio recording from Live broadcast in April, 2013.Support the show (https://paypal.me/nerdsandnonsense)
5 minutes | a month ago
M3 covers "Rain Song", by Led Zeppelin
M3 home alone, playing his Taylor, covering Led Zeppelin's "Rain Song"" 'The Rain Song' is a song by English rock band Led Zeppelin, and the second track from their fifth album Houses of the Holy, released in 1973. " - Wikipedia Visit Led Zeppelin's Official YouTube Channel Support the show (https://paypal.me/nerdsandnonsense)
3 minutes | a month ago
M3 covers "Heart of Gold", by Neil Young
M3 breaks out the harmonica again to cover Neil Young's "Heart of Gold" while sitting at home under lockdown."Heart of Gold" is a song by Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young. Released from the 1972 album Harvest, it is so far Young's only U.S. No. 1 single. In Canada, it reached No. 1 on the RPM national singles chart for the first time on April 8, 1972, on which date Young held the top spot on both the singles and albums charts. Billboard ranked it as the No. 17 song for 1972. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked it No. 297 on their list of the 500 greatest songs of all time, and No. 303 in an updated 2010 list. - WikipediaListen to Neil Young Live from 1971 - Heart Of Gold - on YouTubeSupport the show (https://paypal.me/nerdsandnonsense)
26 minutes | a month ago
S2 Ep2 - Easter Sunday w/Mom & M3
Listen, some of my best advice here; if you haven't already, buy your spouse a heated toilet seat. Trust me on this, best gift ever...she thanks me every, single day! It's been a hot minute since our last episode, so forgive the mistakes on the board during this one.Anyway, I catch up with Mom on Easter Sunday, then M3 busts out the harmonica for us. A few links related to this show:Final Frontier (Mad About You Theme) - YouTubeAlpha Bidet iX Hybrid Bidet Toilet Seat - AmazonSeinfeld Theme Song - YouTubeKing of Queens Theme Song - YouTubePersonal data for 533 million Facebook users leaks on the web - EngadgetAmazon addresses pee bottle denial tweet - TechCrunchScientists show you can collect DNA from the air - EngadgetDocuments provide insight into Trump Organization amid criminal probe - CNNBound for the Floor, by Local H - YouTubeThanks for listening. Keep being great & doing great things, my friends.Support the show (https://paypal.me/nerdsandnonsense)
1 minutes | 2 months ago
Alan Parsons: Holy Sh*! Did You Know!?
Originally published in S1 ep6, Alan Parsons: Holy Sh*! Did You Know!?The Alan Parsons Project - https://www.the-alan-parsons-project.comThe Alan Parsons Project (YouTube Channel) Support the show (https://paypal.me/nerdsandnonsense)
3 minutes | 2 months ago
Hedy Lamarr: Holy Sh*! Did You Know!?
Listen to the trailer for Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story followed by one of my favorite episodes of our"Holy Sh*! Did You Know!?" segment.View the trailer for Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story on YouTube("HSDYK - Hedy Lamarr" was originally published in S1 ep5)Support the show (https://paypal.me/nerdsandnonsense)
1 minutes | 2 months ago
Parody Commercial - ChairKnoble Microwaves
You don't have time to do things right. You need a ChairKnoble microwave.Parody CommercialSupport the show (https://paypal.me/nerdsandnonsense)
31 minutes | 3 months ago
S2 Ep1: Super Bowl, Social Media & Eddie Van Halen Tribute by M3
Did you miss us? No matter, we missed you! Happy Super Bowl Sunday.We kick off Season 2 with a quick call to my mom. M3 joins me afterwards and before all is said and done, he busts out with a short EVH tribute riff. A few related links:I Am Greta - Trailer (Official) - A Hulu Original Documentary (YouTube)Hearing Greta's Message (GIZMODO)Go read this New York Times investigation of the location tracking data of the Capitol rioters (The Verge)Police in Minneapolis reportedly used a geofence warrant at Floyd protest last year (The Verge)Harley-Davison's New Electric Bikes Look Incredible - But They Won't Be Cheap (The Verge)It's Official: Solar Is the Cheapest Electricity in History (Popular Mechanics)Eddie Van Halen Shares Life Story, Van Halen Update at Smithsonian (RollingStone)R.I.P. Eddie Van Halen "Keep Playing..." quote (YouTube)Keep being great & doing great things my friends! Support the show (https://paypal.me/nerdsandnonsense)
65 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 16 - RIP RBG. M3 & Stacy join me for nonsense, and Please Vote!
My thoughts about RBG's passing, and the President and First Lady being diagnosed with COVID-19.Then M3 and Stacy join me for nonsense, including chat about how some sports memorabilia from my childhood reappeared after about 30 years last week; autographs, baseball, basketball and football cards from the 70's & '80's. A few links related to this episode:RBG Official Movie Trailer via YouTubeRBG on WikipediaNow Twitter 'won't tolerate' tweets hoping someone dies (Engadget)Elvis Presley's famous 'Sun Sessions' guitar sells for $1.2M at auction to mystery buyer (USA Today)Rick Moranis got sucker-punched in New York, and the internet is furious (CNET)The First Hershey's Beer Is Finally Getting Released in Bottles (thrillist.com)The Bradshaw Bunch on E!Inside Lehman Brothers documentary (on Amazon Prime)Thank you so much to our Patrons for their generosity, as to-date they've covered all of our related service expenses for the year...and thank you for listening!Please get out to vote!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/join/nerdsandnonsense/signup)
27 minutes | 8 months ago
Episode 15 - Labor Day 2020 & Social Media Distancing
In this episode I spend a few minutes chatting about Labor Day itself, as well as my own personal, online social distancing practices as of late. Strange times indeed, but this too will pass. A few links from this episode:Labor Day on WikipediaTristan Harris' Senate Subcommittee testimony on Persuasive Technolgies via CSPANHappy Labor Day my friends, I truly hope you get to spend some time relaxing today surrounded by love.Keep being great, and doing great things!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/join/nerdsandnonsense/signup)
3 minutes | 9 months ago
Random Moments w/Larry's Mom - What not to do during a job interview.
I do enjoy hearing her laugh, my mom. Makes me feel good. You don't get to hear it much here, because it's a crappy cellphone connection, but it sure was great to hear.Here's some advice from us on what not to say during a job interview. Sometimes brutal honesty isn't appreciated. Just sayin'Hope you had a great weekend my friends!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/join/nerdsandnonsense/signup)
3 minutes | 9 months ago
"Never Talk About Your Feelings." Red Forman for President 2020!
Sorry, but M3 cracks me the hell up. Chatting on our cellphones last night, with terrible reception.This may not be funny to you, as the whole Red Forman for President thing has been played out, but remember...I don't give a shit what you think. 😆Just kidding, of course. See how this works?The call made me laugh. Writing this post made me laugh. Thinking of you shaking your head at us & rolling your eyes like Stacy sort of did when I played this for her, makes me smile. It's a win, win, win.Unfortunately, as Red Forman himself has said, "Nobody likes a smart ass."We'll see about that. 😉Regardless of M3 & Red's advice, sending love my friends. Always. 😎 Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/join/nerdsandnonsense/signup)
18 minutes | 9 months ago
Episode 14 - Nothing but nonsense, like Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr.
For real? Mike Tyson & Roy Jones Jr. will be putting on an exhibition bout on September 12th. An 8- round exhibition, but of course they're talking lotsa' smack about knocking each other out. Pay Per View for charity, as I understand it, but still...I won't watch it.It is, however, just the type of nonsense I need to chat about today. It's been a strange summer for everyone, with so much change and so much to think about. I just haven't been feeling the creative vibes the last several weeks when it comes to my relatively new hobby of podcasting, so today I refunded the donations that we received from our handful of patrons on August 1st. Just made me feel better to do so.We're not going anywhere and greatly appreciate those who've donated to-date. There's always plenty to talk about, and those that know me know I'm always willing to listen, especially if there's any way I can help.Feel free to join the conversation via our Patreon Community or by dropping a 3 minute or less voicemail message at (541) 314-4271Until next time, keep being great & doing great things my friends!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/join/nerdsandnonsense/signup)
35 minutes | 10 months ago
Episode 13 - Facial Recognition & Other News
Independence Day recap with Music Man Mark, as well as our thoughts on other news recently, including all the chatter about facial recognition.If you missed it, here's a link to our short Independence Day release We're All In This Together featuring a few minutes of JFK's Inaugural Address. For the complete speech & video please visit the JFK LibraryLinks discussed about Facial Recognition:Facial recognition leads to first wrongful U.S. arrest, activists say (NBC NEWS)The two-year fight to stop Amazon from selling face recognition to the police (MIT Technology Review)Victoria Police emails reveal Clearview AI's dodgy direct marketing (ZDNet)Links discussed from Other News:Trump defends monuments in fiery Mount Rushmore speech (CBS This Morning)Florida residents reject face masks: 'They want to throw God's wonderful breathing system out' (The Telegraph)What's Your Opinion?Drop us a 3 minute or less voicemail message with your comments or feedback by calling (541) 314-4271Thanks for listening. Make it a great July, my friends!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/join/nerdsandnonsense/signup)
10 minutes | 10 months ago
Independence Day 2020 - We're All In This Together
Thought I'd share a little more insight from JFK on our official Independence Day here is the U.S., this time from his 1961 Inaugural Address. For the complete speech & video please visit the JFK LibraryWe're All In This TogetherBe a part of the solution, not the problem. Never try to fight hate & division with more hate & division, it'll never work.We are the government. Yes, you. We are the law enforcement. Again, yes, you. We are the teachers. We are the students. We are, we...not I. Not me.And now that I've begun rhyming, time to wrap it up. Special thanks to Joe Daniels for permission to use the song Bound for the Floor, by Local H as our show's theme song.I almost forgot, here's a link to Buffalo Springfield's For What It's Worth. Give it a listen while firing up the grill today.Happy 4th of July everyone! Make it a great day!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/join/nerdsandnonsense/signup)
49 minutes | a year ago
Episode 12 - The Social Media Conundrum
If a social media platform needs to travel 3.7 miles and is traveling at 78 MPH, how long before someone complains about how they're doing it? Right.The Social Media Conundrum: What's Your Opinion?Drop your thoughts in 3 minutes or less by calling (541) 314-4271A few of the articles discussed in this episode:More than half of Twitter's ‘Reopen America’ calls from bots, study finds (ZDNet)DoJ's Section 230 proposal seeks more (and less) moderation online (Engadget)Americans don't trust content decisions made by social media giants, study says (CNET)White House Propaganda Video Falsely Claims 'Domestic Terrorists' Planted Bricks for Protesters (Gizmodo)Facebook starts labeling ‘state-controlled media’ pages (the Verge)FCC Republican has “deep reservations” about Trump’s social media crackdown (arstechnica)Podcast News & UpdatesIf you haven't heard, we've published all of our episodes to our YouTube Channel, and I've started uploading & organizing other nonsense there.I also published the first of "Larry's Brainstorms" to our patrons and streamlined a few more workflows for things like that, making it easier for me to keep it fresh going forward, if you will. Don't Believe the HatePlease, whatever you do, whatever you believe, whoever you are, please do not believe the hate...and ignore the hype. We're all in this together.We are the government. We are the police. We are the politicians. Stop disassociating, and become part of the solution, if you're that passionate. Get involved, peacefully.Or not. Whatever. I'll be wishing you all the best either way. Make it a great day my friends!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/join/nerdsandnonsense/signup)
87 minutes | a year ago
Episode 11 - Immersive Video Technologies - What's Your Opinion?
VR. AR. Magic Leap. Faro. Leica. Oculus. Apple. It's all the rage these days. I check in with a few friends to see how they're using 3D Laser Scanning & Immersive Video Technologies today, and share some of my thoughts on consumer & professional applications.Guests in this episode include:George Reis, President & Owner of Imaging Forensics Det. Michael Brown, Master's Degree in Criminal Justice/LE Admin w/30yrs LE experienceNicole, Crime Scene Technician w/13yrs experienceThe complete discussions with these guests will be released to patrons-only later this week/month.What's Your Opinion? Drop your comments in 3 minutes or less at (541) 314-4271A few related links:A Landscape Study of 3D Crime Scene Scanning Devices (NIJ & Forensic Technology Center of Excellence report - 2018 update)Snapshot: New 3D Crime Scene Mapping Tool Turns Incident Scenes into Virtual 3D Models (U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security)What Is LiDAR and Why Would You Want It on Your Phone? (Gizmodo)Related Consumer Product ReviewsExpect me to be posting a lot about VR, AR & various related video technologies to our Patreon Community. I plan to share my thoughts on Oculus' devices and platform, as well as my latest gadget the Insta360 Twin Edition 360/4K camera.More Nonsense w/Music Man Mark (a.k.a. M3)My partner in nonsense since 1988. M3 & I chat about:"The Last Dance" from ESPN & Michael Jordan's GreatnessCoronavirus contact-tracing: World split between two types of app (BBC News)and of course, Warren Buffett - Warren Buffett has two ideas for ending inequality (Yahoo Finance)Thanks for listening my friends. Be Great. Do Great Things!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/join/nerdsandnonsense/signup)
64 minutes | a year ago
Episode 10 - Stockpiles, JFK, Mom, Music Man Mark & frankly, Pussy Galore.
Man did I get peeved at Jared Kushner's comments about who the Federal Stockpile is for. I'm over it. "Just Jared being Jared", a friend of mine said. Very true.Music Man Mark uploaded a couple of riffs recently, which made me smile. Like this one he called "Dusty Hot West Texas Day".Had a friend share some art via video, another shared some magic. I see love everywhere I go lately too, like Spring has really sprung, despite the global pandemic...and it makes me smile. Anyway, Mom & I catch up about what we're watching these days too. SPOILER ALERT - More documentaries. 😎 Unlike Fox News and Infowars, we're going to stick with spreading joy. Smiles. Fact-based optimism. No shortcuts. Less social media BS.It's how we roll.We'll have more "What's Your Opinion?" topics for discussion & guests to comment on them too, as things start to settle. It's been a really crazy couple of months. Thanks for understanding.Keep being great, and doing great things my friends!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/join/nerdsandnonsense/signup)
5 minutes | a year ago
JFK - A Tax Cut They Can Understand
Excerpts from JFK's Remarks Before the American Society of Newspaper Editors on April 19, 1963.JFK discusses his position on Federal Government, and that it is NOT a remote bureaucracy. That the Federal Government is the people.The entire speech is only 21 minutes, and is available via the link above.Taxes. Economy. Recession. Budgets.It's a very complex machine, but the concept is not that difficult. We are a hybrid economy, both capitalism & socialism. Get over it, and get involved if you've got a better idea. Clearly, we could all use some.All the best, my friends.Support the show (https://paypal.me/nerdsandnonsense)
53 minutes | a year ago
Episode 9 - Let's NOT Go Viral. Please. (CORONAVIRUS SPECIAL EPISODE)
SPECIAL EDITION. SPECIAL EPISODE. WE'RE SPECIAL, DAMN IT!So much to talk about. I can't tell you how much I wish there was more time to talk to the ones that I love. The ones I want to listen to, more than anything. Sometimes, I have to talk about or deal with bad things. Sometimes, really, really bad things. Recently, a family friend passed, but it was it a blessing. It was. RIP Joe Stansfield.Other stuff in this episode:The HurryCaneTom Hanks, shares some good news. (CNN Story)Single cannabis joint linked with temporary psychiatric symptons, review finds (CNN Story)Playing with Fire(Movie Review)NAPA NostalgiaWho's Sexy to Me?And more.Spend more time with those you love. I see greatness all the damn time my friends.I choose to. How about you?Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/join/nerdsandnonsense/signup)
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