72 – Interview with Marc a Tech Guru

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Getting into the tech…

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Image: Our guest Marc works on some Crazy TV Talk Code.

Post Factum:

Bob intro’s the show & J-Dean then the boys get right to it & introduce their guest:

Marc Jirian G+ from Bifrost Systems

Marc fills the guys in on his background & Bob opens with a question

Mentioned along the way:

  • The Matrix Code
  • Tron Legecy – 2010 – IMDB: 6.9 – 205 700 users
  • Tron – 1982 – IMDB: 6.8 – 76 800

QFG (Question For Guest): How is Open Source more creative/expressive then Proprietary?
Topics covered along the way:

QFG: How do you define the term “Hacking”?
Ideas discussed:

The part where the boys talk about the changes in the internet:

Then Bob interjects:

OT: Then they tangent into Multi-Tiered Systems – from telecommunications to health care followed by the guys contrasting the sharing of information/data vs. owning & selling data. Is there money in sharing?
Some topics explored:

The part where Bob likens this age of the internet to the gold rush which brings up:

Next the boys move on to crypto currencies:

QFG: What is the worst version of a virus on film or TV?

  • Independence Day – 1996 – IMDB: 6.9 – 322 300 users

also mentioned:

A great quote “Any parasite that destroys it’s host is not a good parasite”

BLOG BONUS:

QFG: What’s the best example of a Book / TV or Film that represents the future of technology?

Also mentioned:

Then they guys segue into technology based TV shows:

  • Almost Human – Fox – 1 season – IMDB: 8.4 – 17 600 users
  • Intelligence – CBS – 1 season –  IMDB: Rating: 7.1 – 4362 users

mentioned along the way:

QFG: What are your favourite TV shows?

  • Connections – BBC – 3 seasons – IMDB:  8.6 – 595 users
  • The Day the Universe Changed – BBC – 1 season – IMDB: 8.5 – 318 users
  • Science Historian/Producer: James Burke
  • Jazz: A Film by Ken Burns – PBS – Mini-Series – IMDB: 8.2 – 1006 users
  • Star Trek: Next Generation – Syndication – 7 seasons – IMDB: 8.6 – 41 500 users

also mentioned:

  • Babylon 5 – PTEN / TNT – 5 seasons + 6 films – IMDB: 7.9 – 16 200 users
  • Rubicon – AMC – 1 season – 7.7 – IMDB: 7768 users
  • The IT Crowd – Channel 4 – 4 seasons + 1 special – IMDB: 8.5 – 53 900 users
  • Person Of Interest – CBS – 2 seasons – 3rd/2013 – IMDB: 8.4 – 66 400 users

The part where Marc shares a story about the disconnect between very intelligent people & how they dumb themselves down when it comes to using technology then he adds:

  • Tribe – BBC Two – 3 seasons – IMDB: 8.4 – 247 users

Mentioned along the way:

BLOG BONUS:

Then Bob asks the burning question – What are Marc’s Top 4 Dessert Island Shows:

  • Connections – BBC – 3 seasons – IMDB:  8.6 – 595 users
  • The Day the Universe Changed – BBC – 1 season – IMDB: 8.5 – 318 users
  • Star Trek: Next Generation – Syndication – 7 seasons – IMDB: 8.6 – 41 500 users
  • Jazz: A Film by Ken Burns – PBS – Mini-Series – IMDB: 8.2 – 1006 users

Plus:

Next they continue their conversation about free/open source software which leads them into:

Another great quote: “Software should be for it’s Users not for it’s Creators”

Lastly they dive into:

Thanks again to Marc Jirian G+ from Bifrost Systems

Some extra links from Marc:

 

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