Episode 392: Emotional Tone-Poem in Space

This episode contains: Ben’s been geeking out in books this last week. Not video games. Weird. But that didn’t stop him getting an XBox Series X on MAR10 day. WHAT A TRAITOR! We chat about Moonglow Bay, a slice of life fishing RPG on Xbox Gamepass.

Alicia Keys: Let’s talk about typewriters and e-ink. An artist made a concept typewriter with a curved e-ink display, called Flowo. Hemingwrite is a mechanical keyboard with an e-ink screen. Looks so old school IBM. Ben teaches Steven two different ways e-ink displays can work. Steven is really interested in color e-ink displays, and tells Ben about a Bryan Lee O’Malley comic he didn’t know about called Snot Girl.

Flowo typewriter with curved E Ink display offers a similar feel as a real typewriter: https://goodereader.com/blog/e-paper/flowo-typewriter-with-curved-e-ink-display-offers-a-similar-feel-as-a-real-typewriter
A $600 E Ink typewriter got me one step closer to writing a novel: https://www.engadget.com/astrohaus-freewrite-one-month-writing-test-140008132.html
The Top 5 Color ebook Readers of 2021: https://goodereader.com/blog/electronic-readers/the-top-5-color-ebook-readers-of-2021

Little Tiny Miracles: The physics of fire ant rafts could help engineers design swarming robots. Scientists throw science ants into buckets of science water, for SCIENCE! Steven would still go to a Jurassic Park, even though he would probably die.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/03/220302185954.htm

Science Fiction: We talk so much on the Patreon-only midsection of the episode about Star Wars, but finally come on-air to talk about the Obi-Wan Kenobi Teaser Trailer ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWTfhyvzTx0 ), and Steven schools Ben on the Inquisitors. Steven’s daughter might finally think Star Wars is cool. Ben is conflicted on which trailer is better between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxuyzk5DUFc ). Captain Pike has grown a sadness beard. Steven digs the classic Star Trek sounds, but still “every day is Star Wars day, unless you’re a coward” – Steven. Species 10-C in StarTrekDiscovery was SO GOOD. Think Star Trek meets Arrival. Discovery Season 4 > Picard Season 2 so far. Which is more horrifying to Jean-Luc: Eradication Day or Captain Picard Day? Picard says “there’s a real old movie called Voyage Home. Let’s do that.” If you’re using a WMD on the Vulcan homeworld, you’ve gone too far. Spot 73, Jurati’s AI cat, is awesome and played by Patton Oswald. Is Picard season 2 another Book of Boba Fett? We think they’re playing it a little too safe.

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