I’d like to introduce to you the first expansion of The-Nexus.tv: The Unvierse. The Universe is a show all about science. Sam Ebertz, the host, is a student at the University of Minnesota and majoring in Astrophysics and Computer Science. Sam is a mathematics professional and interested in all forms of science, and he is great at speculating at the future at relating these obtuse angles to the laymen among us.
On the first episode of The Universe, Spark A Revolution, Sam and I discuss:
- Sam’s Anachronism
- Reading minds with neuroscience
- NASA’s lack of funding and the general climate causing this
And more! With over an hour of discussion, Sam and I share our initial thoughts on our second semester at the University of Minnesota and some of the things we like and dislike about the scheme based computer science, 1901.
At The Nexus
In other news, this weekend had no At The Nexus recording. Besides the news week being a little slow and disinteresting, Matt, woodworking extraordinaire, and I were building a server rack for his new computing cluster. We may have a slightly longer episode this Friday at our usual time with, hopefully, a live streaming going.
Since my server died a couple weeks ago, I haven’t had a chance to make any modifications to The-Nexus.tv website. There are some points I need to address. There is a distinct lack of comments on the website. Comments at the stage we’re at would be disappointing. While I was posting and hosting the podcasts here on this blog, we received typically a single comment on the podcast. There is little purpose in moderating yet another comment form when Facebook, Twitter and Google+ will do, since that’s where all the traffic comes from anyway.
Since I added the new streaming feature, it would be nice to have a link on the navigation that shows this feature. Or maybe, even magically, have the live streaming box replace the hero-section while we’re live, though that may be an adventure for another day. I’ve written an initial hosts page contain short biographies of our show hosts, but I don’t want to publish it yet until we actually have more than just three hosts.
So I’ll be getting this done as soon as I get my server back online, which will probably end up being another weekend or two, if I’m lucky. If anyone has a spare reasonably fast SATA drive, that would boost those times.
And that’s this week TNTV update.