TWiG 530: Grippy Rubber Bottom

Beep boop - this is a robot. A new show has been posted to TWiT…

What are your thoughts about today’s show? We’d love to hear from you!

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@Leo and @gigastacey: Medina, that state of Washington town where Bill Gates built his mega mondo house, is pronounced Meh-Dye-Nuh and is on Lake Washington’s shore, not that of Lake Union. Just sayin’. :grin: Great show as always!

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I have to admit, I may have stopped half way through the episode once @Leo and Kevin started talking about the Abbey Road release and immediately fired up a streaming version of it.

I had no idea this was available, thank you!

Going to try and stop listening to save it for the work commute tomorrow so I can get back to TWiG :slight_smile:

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Am I the only one annoyed that the Google Home Mini has dropped the audio output? I appreciate the improvements made in the internal speaker, but still no comparison to the many (expensive) external speakers I already have. I sure hope they don’t sunset Chromecast Audio.

It’s time for This Week in The Beatles!

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In this episode Stacey was talking about IOT devices at the Cirque show in Vegas. A friend of mine provides wireless controllers for many shows, Cirque included. https://theatrewireless.com/ We have chatted about the wireless, I’m no RF engineer, but am a standards lover in general (as a corporate IT guy) and theater devices really don’t adhere to standards. :slight_smile:

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I had so much sympathy for Ant when they started talking Liverpudlian - If it’s any consolation, it leaves most people in the UK baffled too. The UK still has a lot of really strong regional dialects but this one is almost a separate language. Here’s way too much information about it: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scouse

I should add that about two thirds of that page baffle me about as much as the accent did Ant… :wink:

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Well, I’m thoroughly engrossed in the paperclip game now.
See you all in a few decades when I surface again.

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What do you mean by dropped? The last one didn’t have it either. I do agree it’s a shame though. That’s the one feature I really wanted on the mini.

I hope that was sarcasm and you’re already aware that the Chromecast Audio has been sunset already :frowning:

By sunset, I mean no longer operational. I know they quit selling them, just hope they keep working!

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I’m curious, it seems to be proliferating that people are calling the recess on the rear of the new Google Home Mini a hook, where did this opposite description start?

First time I heard this I hadn’t seen it, assumed it was a hook, and thought that’s a weird design from Google, the hook nust have to fold into the housing so you can use it on a horizontal surface. Then I saw it and thought, oh this is like the people who call the posts on a blog blogs, about as sensible as calling magazine articles magazines.

Hook = a protrusion used to hang up something.
Keyhole Slot = recess shaped like an upside down keyhole used to hang up something on vertical surface.

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Well, I do confess a dislike of the Beatles :astonished:, but that was one of the best TWiG’s ever! Great lineup of hosts and seemed more upbeat than usual. Loved Karsten’s haunted house. What a great thing to do for the community.

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What is this madness? Maybe you’re thinking they were talking about actual insects. LOL Oh well, to each his own :upside_down_face:

Completely off topic, but can I start a campaign to get @karsten as an official panel member for TWiG? On other shows, he can remain the disembodied voice that pops in every once in a while, but his contributions to TWiG are great.

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I have much more fun just butting in occasionally. Besides, when I’m at the controls, I can mute everyone else when I really want to talk.

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Oh balderdash! You are right. In my head he lives on the big lake and Lake Union is the “small lake” but I fumbled the names. And thank you for the pronunciation clue.

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:grin: too funny! (20 characters limit filler etc blah blah)

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Hey Stacey, found a couple of great resources for you, regarding Washington State place names…

A website that covers the whole northwest, including BC and Alaska:
http://www.stevensauke.com/say/northwest.html

Washington State University has scanned an old (1964) book that covers in-depth place names for state of Washington:
https://research.libraries.wsu.edu/xmlui/handle/2376/3188 (pdf link is below the image)

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