NSIR 23 – People skills. You might not have them.

Peter gets his Yeti working. Scott and Peter laugh about the most lighthearted of topics, the NSA. Scott talks about cycling he did do, and cycling he didn’t do. Peter had some phone company failures. Scott and Peter start looking at spam subscription web sites, which leads inevitably to a conversation about John McAfee’s latest product, D-Central. Finally, Marc Ensign has a story about a terrible email that reveals how NOT to connect with others.

NSIR 22 – Dead for 42 years

Scott runs out of topics in 9 minutes, but wanted to podcast for Peter’s benefit. Did you know your neighbor has been dead for 42 years? Don’t save the canary, fix the coal mine. Scott thinks he’s almost ready for this year’s Portland Century. Cats shed a lot of fur, and Peter and Scott want to upload their every communication directly to the NSA for tax credits.

NSIR 21 – Bubba Hulu

Now Mark Peterson wants to promote the Pocket Sized Podcast web site, and Scott replies to him in all-caps. Microsoft hands over the keys to the kingdom without even being asked. Peter and Scott talk more about the NSA and encryption, a need for listener feedback for the next episode. Peter’s cat Mu is addicted to menthol. Peter plans to smear menthol in the cat crate for transporting an animal under the influence. Peter spies on his clients for their own safety. Steve Gibson guesses how Prism works on Security Now, and he’s ACTUALLY RIGHT for once!!

NSIR 19 – Make Sure It Requires Flash

Scott gets spam and the spammers take his responses a little too seriously. Robin has little ones. Peter fired Biff over two years ago. Siri doesn’t even know who Peter is, or anything about him, and can’t find the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Scott is a shipping clerk now, but he can’t seem to ship anything. Don’t ship to Russia. Peter creates a clone to help him go from Taiwandows to normal Windows. We have a pledge drive to get Peter better audio recording software.

NSIR 17 – Sketch of the Zodiac Killer

The secret word is SQUIRREL. Scott, Keeme, and Patrick talk about the Zodiac killer, guns, and some pretty horrible recent events. But first we talk about Mac Skype versions. We also rant about American made automobiles, and pretty much offend everyone. Sorry. Also, Mac mini and Macbook Pro hard drive upgrades, and Keeme has an iMac with no optical drive, conspiracy theorists, and hamburgers guaranteed to cause a heart attack. Twitter, Facebook, and App.Net are different in response to news.

NSIR 16 – The Mu of Science

Peter’s cat is a scientist. Not just any scientist, but the Mu of Science. Scott learned typing thanks to computer games. Peter has the Juice Chipper 3000. People who are instant experts in things cause us to rant, as do companies like Google whose mobile sites don’t understand how to pass a URL string. Scott had a scientist cat too, many years ago. Peter passed the CISSP and a peck of pickled peppers too. Monolith 3000 is going to give him a Motorola Admiral, an Android device only a caveman could love. The Mac has Java 6 and 7, and they’re both nicknamed 0day, Java edition.