Still TBD Episodes

All episodes of Still To Be Determined.

  • Thumbnail for 24: The future is mechanical?

    24: The future is mechanical?

    Matt and Sean discuss various battery options, mechanical power production, and how cool something as simple as a falling weight can actually be. And more quarantine content … what we’ve been watching to keep our minds off of things.

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  • Thumbnail for 23: Home Automation: Where to start?

    23: Home Automation: Where to start?

    Matt and Sean discuss different ways of approaching home-automation (cheapest, easiest, and most impactful), the balance between freedom and usability, and what songs should play when the lights go out unexpectedly.

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  • Thumbnail for 22: I… Am… THOR(ium)

    22: I… Am… THOR(ium)

    Matt and Sean talk about what scares people about thorium reactors and nuclear energy, how to take the long view on difficult projects, and how to eat rice off your pants. We also chat about some more about TV recommendations during the pandemic, like Dea

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  • Thumbnail for 21: Cast Iron Bikes and the Sound Barrier

    21: Cast Iron Bikes and the Sound Barrier

    Matt and Sean talk about the Rad Power RadRunner 1 E bike, the ins and outs of city cycling, and learning to ride a bike heavier than the Earth itself. Before getting an E bike check to see what is legal in your area.

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  • Thumbnail for 20: Not to scale – the truth about graphene

    20: Not to scale – the truth about graphene

    NOT TO SCALE: Matt and Sean talk about graphene, how it’s made and how it *might* be used. Everything from graphite to flash graphene. They also discuss interns singing Queen, absurd smiley faces, and the bad B-movie set design that is the SpaceX space pr

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  • Thumbnail for 19: Is your mower on fire or are you just happy to see me?

    19: Is your mower on fire or are you just happy to see me?

    Matt and Sean talk about how modern electric mowers give them flashbacks to harder yet simpler times. Plus they share suggestions for some show and movies to enjoy as we continue to isolate into mid-May.

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  • Thumbnail for 18: Starlink – when you get caught between the moon and witches

    18: Starlink – when you get caught between the moon and witches

    Matt and Sean discuss SpaceX’s plans to launch 42,000 (!) Starlink satellites, how goofy that sounds, 50s sci-fi tropes, and great (bad) tv viewing.

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  • Thumbnail for 17: Home office and work-brain/decompression

    17: Home office and work-brain/decompression

    Matt and Sean talk about the physical (home office) and the mental (motivation, anyone?) of a work-from-home situation. They also share some suggestions for decompression entertainment, and Sean explains why he was late to recording in a long-winded bonus

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  • Thumbnail for 16: Fusion Energy or Captain Planet?

    16: Fusion Energy or Captain Planet?

    Matt and Sean discuss relying on actual experts during a pandemic, fusion energy option and alternatives, and how many horses it would take to create a solar fusion reaction!

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  • Thumbnail for 15: Keeping Sane in the Simulation (Sanulation?)

    15: Keeping Sane in the Simulation (Sanulation?)

    Matt and Sean talk about Bond super-villain Elon Musk, growing your own Spider-Man webbing, and shows to watch (and think about) during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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