Show Notes

“Banana” image used in featured image with our brains by nicubunu CC-0

Josh, recently

Made a strong showing on the recent Saving Private Ryan episode over at LSG Media. Real human stuff in between the dick and fart jokes.


Tales of coupled internet-connected sex toys are way up! Hooray for free and open source teledildonics at

Nuclear things

Making long-lived diamond nuclear batteries from spent nuclear fuel. The banana equivalent dose of radiation. The trouble with battery-tech press releases. Eating enough grapes to give you superpowers. Buttplug archaeology. Tongue twisters. Forever-vibrating mummies and the Silurian hypothesis.


The major leap in tech in the new MS Flight Simulator. Taking the fun out of games by making them rigorous simulations. The value of process simulations when the real thing is expensive or dangerous. Going all Ender’s Game on actual military simulations with Close Combat. Buying military might with lots of money.

Tabletop RPGs

Missing the humans-at-a-table element during the pandemic. Appreciating how much fun we had with Liam in our Mirror RPG playthrough (parts I, II, and III). And catching Josh 100% on the hook to GM for the podcast again in the future! Hooray!


  • Saving Private Ryan w/ Josh: LSG Media
  • The X-Files Podcast /w Josh: LSG Media
  • Buttplug: an open-source standards and software project for controlling intimate hardware:
  • Strapped Into A Sinking Helicopter (with U.S. Marines) by Smarter Every Day: YouTube
  • battery technology, 
  • free software, 
  • science, 
  • science fiction, 
  • silurian hypothesis, 
  • teledildonics, 
  • ttrpgs, 
  • video games