Lucky 10,000 A podcast for anyone who ever geeks out about anything.

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This week Evan and Carissa solve gender relations!

OK, not really, but we do discuss some of the more prevalent issues between the genders within the overarching geeky communities - most specifically in gaming culture.  While we won't be winning any Peace Prizes for our contribution here, we take a moderate, common sense, humanitarian look at some of the misapprehensions, misunderstandings, and misogyny that plague games and geek ventures in general.  Sparked by a particularly egregious incident at the Dota 2 Shanghai Major tournament, Carissa explains both of the friendzones (and how to get out of them) before tackling a more serious problem.

Remember, you don't need to be a White Knight to be a decent human being. Warning: some offensive language presented.

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This week Evan and Carissa reminisce about the technology which shaped our generation. The 8088 and the Apple ][e, BASICA games and TI graphing calculators, the Hayes SmartModem and AOL, BBSes and MUDs, Betamax and VHS, and so much more. Progress marches on, moving ever faster and with increasing promise, so we pause to relish in the view from the top, standing on the shoulders of the giants which brought us into the future.

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This week we take on the worst of us: the trolls, haters, and insufferable fanboys who make life both on and off the internet more taxing and troublesome than it needs to be.  We basically cover everyone from racist YouTube commenters to hardcore MMO raiders, forum trolls to PC/Console MasterRace believers, and pseudo-anonymous assholes to socially awkward sexists.

It's a little less RAGE-y than our previous few, but probably more important, as this one actually has a lesson to wrap it all up.

Congratulations again to wikishuffle for their win at the UK Podcasters Awards!

August 19, 2015  
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It's back to school this week, and we join in with a primer on internet jargon.  Covering the sites you need to know to get started, the sites you need to know to avoid, and the slang which peppers dialogue across the web, consider this Internet 101.  Carissa teaches Evan the very basics to some small degree of success.

Do you feel more like an internet tourist than a native?  Here is your "dónde está la biblioteca" course.  Are you an old-school 'netizen' (ugh) who speaks 'net like a milk tongue?  Take a listen as a refresher, or just enjoy hearing someone else learn the language.  More than any other so far, this show exemplifies what the Lucky Ten Thousand is all about: we don't judge or condemn you for not knowing; we just want to share.

Class is now in session!