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Ep. 64 – Burning Down The House

This week the guys are back with a bunch of little stories and tidbits.  Jacob tells a tale of home renovation gone (so far) not so bad, and how he’s just trying to not burn the darn place down at this point!

Odds ‘n Ends…

Haier is planning to buy GE’s appliance division for a whopping $5.4 billion dollars after a deal a couple of years ago fell through for GE to sell the Electrolux.  Apparently the gub’ment thought that sale would violate anti-trust provisions.  So – hey – just sell it to a Chinese company! Why not…

An ex-felon posted a picture of himself on social media.  No big deal, right?  Except in this photo he was posing with guns.  Lots and lots of guns.  And you know what a felon isn’t supposed to have, right?  Yep, it’s guns.  Especially lots and lots of guns.  This guy ended up getting 188 months tacked on to his sentence, his parole revoked, and he gets no second chance at parole now.  Lesson to be learned; STOP POSTING ON SOCIAL MEDIA!

Bonus pic: Sexy Gun Guy

You have a smartcar? Have you given it a bath recently? In the winter, smartcar sensors can get blocked, blinded, and just plain wonky with road salt, snow, and other ravages of the winter season.  Jeff shares some tips to keep your smartcar in top, smart condition!

Rumors are swirling that Apple might buy Time Warner Cable.  Is that a good idea? Jeff thinks Apple should focus on creating original content, or even better, buy Disney!  Jacob thinks Apple needs to tackle the problem in a 1-2 punch manner; buy Time Warner to get access to lots and lots of content, then produce original content like Netflix or Amazon. Either way, rumblings like this have to keep the Cable and Telecom companies up a night worrying about the impending disruption that has to be right around the corner.

What we love

Jeff loves his Work Sharp Knife and Tool Sharpener: http://amzn.to/1WppcvD

Jacob loves the book: Ultimate Guide: Wiring (7th edition) because it’s helping him to not burn down his house! http://amzn.to/1U8cPmr

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