The guys’ unwillingness to give Hillary Clinton a pass that they so quickly give themselves stands out as a major sour spot in this episode. Hearing men pile on H-Clint over tiny things is soooooo 2016. (Especially since a. they must know she doesn’t curate her own twitter feed and b. her tweet was SUPER popular, even for a tweet from someone with her following.)
Fun episode on the shortcomings of using an ancient Android smart phone, though I’m not really sure it works as the indictment of our current POTUS’s poor tech habits that it set out to be… (Not that we needed anything else to indict that clown on…)
The first half of this episode deals with all the signals we earthlings send into space intentionally to try and get the attention of aliens…and whether that might be a very bad idea.
It was interesting and right up my alley.
The second half is — what feels like — their 1 millionth episode dealing with people who return emails for other people. I know it was in honor of Email Debt Forgiveness Day, but it still felt like a repeat…
Also interesting, because these guys are just so good at making these things sound interesting, but I really hope it’s the last of this kind of story we’ll hear from a while on Reply All.
They said that after listening to this episode (covering all the ways your computer experience can be compromised by evil doers) YOU’LL NEVER WANT TO USE A COMPUTER AGAIN.
But look at me! I’m using a computer to write this entry! TAKE THAT REPLY ALL!
A repeat (with some new follow-up at the end), but one I hadn’t heard before. Nice to get the original story and the follow-up immediately and not have to wait two years.
I jumped onto the Reply All bandwagon mid-stream, so there are a lot of episodes I’m still catching up on (in no particular order). It’s weird listening to this very early one. Even the way PJ Vogt pronounces the name of the show in the intro (over-emphasizing, just a bit) feels a bit different. Or maybe it’s just my ears.
As for content…it’s a pretty straight-forward episode about the guy who inadvertently changed the internet by inventing (quite innocently) the pop-up as. Feels a lot like their old TL:DR podcast.