Podcast Reaction: I Was There This Time, Dammit Edition

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Last week on the podcast, I was actually there.

No.  Really.  That was me.  I got to smell Watson’s various odors.

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Conference To Surpass Alan Turing’s Original Work Because: Artificial Intelligence!

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Alan Turing would be proud. Looks like his plan for world domination through artificial intelligence is about to hit the ground running. With the recent release of The Imitation Game in theaters documenting Turing’s life achievements (and then some), it should come to no surprise that scholars and scientists alike are getting together this weekend in Austin, TX, to convene in the nations biggest Artificial Intelligence conference of the year.

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Meet The Guy Who Hides Zelda Treasures Around Austin, Texas

You thought your city was cool? Oh yeah? Do you have regular citizens creating Zelda Treasure boxes and hiding them around your town? You don’t? I didn’t think so – because that’s what makes Austin AWESOME! Meet the creator of these boxes and see his treasure abound after the break.

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Harry Knowles Top Ten Films of 2014

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We at Gabbing Geek love what fellow Austin geek Harry Knowles brings to the fandom!  Even his minor musings are Must Read Material because he knows things before the break.  Hell.  Before they happen.

Most of his top ten will appear somewhere in my top 25, but while we count them down this week check out Harry’s list over at Ain’t It Cool.

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Expand the Best Acting Categories to Ten Nominations? No, Thank You!

You Get an Oscar! YOU Get an Oscar! YOU GET AN OSCAR! Sorry…. not you, Leonardo DiCaprio….

Peter Hammond of Deadline.com poses the question, “Should there be 10 slots for the acting categories?”  In all fairness to Mr. Hammond, who is quite astute in his assessment of the field, he does acknowledge that readers will come after him for his opinion.  It almost makes me want to avoid criticizing him, as I appreciate self-awareness.

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