The 9pm Arch Window of the Technological Cold War Butt-Mouse

Ren Zhengfei

In this episode we discover the cause of international conflict, we learn the precise secrets of foreplay, and Nicholas Fryer gives us the latest on prime minister Scott Morrison.

We also hear about the problems faced by the knitting community, Mars, masturbation, latte sippers, light bulbs, election statistics, and the impending technological Cold War.

You can listen to the podcast below. But if you want all of the episodes, now and in the future, subscribe to the podcast feed, or go to SoundCloud or Spreaker.

Thank you, Media Freedom Citizenry

The 9pm Edict is supported by the generosity of its listeners. Please subscribe for special benefits or throw a few coins into the tip jar.

Thanks this episode to Karloscar, Keith Duddy, and Simon Harris.

Episode Links

  • As nations search for technology that 'confers a decisive strategic advantage' in controlling the 'global digital commons', the global political trends are reminiscent of the 1930s.
  • Mr. Ren Zhengfei, Huawei Founder and CEO, sat down with two of the world's most prominent thinkers George Gilder and Nicholas Negroponte for 100 minutes of conversation and Q&A. George Gilder is a futurist, author and venture capitalist. Nicholas Negroponte is a tech visionary and the Co-founder of the MIT Media Lab. The discussion was moderated by Ms. Tian Wei, host of China Global Television Network's World Insight. Catherine Chen, Huawei's Senior Vice President and Member of the Board, is also in attendance.
  • Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei says the company was unprepared for the strength of the US restrictions.
  • George Franklin Gilder (born November 29, 1939) is an American investor, writer, economist, techno-utopian advocate, and co-founder of the Discovery Institute. His 1981 international bestseller Wealth and Poverty advanced a practical and moral case for supply-side economics and capitalism during the early months of the Reagan administration.
  • An experimental new Internet-based form of money is created that anyone can generate at home; people build frightening firetrap computers full of video cards, putting out so much heat that one operator is hospitalised with heatstroke and brain damage.
  • Nicholas Negroponte (born December 1, 1943) is a Greek American architect. He is the founder and chairman Emeritus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Lab, and also founded the One Laptop per Child Association (OLPC).
  • "Ready for War"
  • Fox is conditioning their viewers to accept another war, assuring them people won't actually die. (Includes Fox News clip.)
  • President Trump approved military strikes against Iran in retaliation for downing an American surveillance drone, but pulled back from launching them on Thursday night after a day of escalating tensions.
  • Be the "Edict" in "Unpredictability".
  • The D'Hondt method or the Jefferson method is a highest averages method for allocating seats, and is thus a type of party-list proportional representation. The method described is named in the United States after Thomas Jefferson, who introduced the method for proportional allocation of seats in the United States House of Representatives in 1792, and in Europe after Belgian mathematician Victor D'Hondt, who described the methodology in 1878.
  • "There’s no doubt in my mind that @ScottMorrisonMP saved Australia."
  • Is the screenshot of “Nazis” and “Jews” trending in Australia real? Because this is what I have just now.
  • “Our research shows that chardonnays, lattes and non-dairy milk alternatives such as soy and almond milks are enjoyed by people of all political persuasions in all parts of the country. In fact, inner city voters and Greens voters are more likely to drink flat whites or beer, or just about anything else, than to drink soy lattes or chardonnays – just like the rest of Australia."
  • Jonathan Kay talks to Kathrine Jebsen Moore about how the Instagram knitting community has been invaded by vengeful Social Justice mobs.
  • Your bulbs are running on firmware version 2.8 or later (you can find your bulb firmware version by tapping on the device in your C by GE app). We recommend counting with Mississippi (1 Mississippi, 2 Mississippi, 3 Mississippi, etc.).
  • This is Randal he tells me this is his 50th Trump rally and he “bleeds one colour; red, white and blue”.
  • In this image of a dune field in a large crater near Mawrth Vallis, some of the dunes appear to be in formation. For dune fields, the spacing of individual dunes is a function of sand supply, wind speed, and topography.
  • A barchan or barkhan dune (from Kazakh ?????? [b?????n]) is a crescent-shaped dune. The term was introduced in 1881 by Russian naturalist Alexander von Middendorf, for crescent-shaped sand dunes in Turkestan and other inland desert regions. Barchans face the wind, appearing convex and are produced by wind action predominantly from one direction. They are a very common landform in sandy deserts all over the world and are arc-shaped, markedly asymmetrical in cross section, with a gentle slope facing toward the wind sand ridge, comprising well-sorted sand.
  • By the way, Mars is covered with vast fields of Star Trek logos. (link:
  • This is hydrogen—the most abundant element in the universe. It's one of the most effective antioxidants with incredible therapeutic potential. Unfortunately, often times it's chemically bonded to other elements, rendering its benefits useless.
  • IMPORTANT POLL: Is Mars a bullshit planet, as any right-thinking person will confirm?
  • This is a recognition that the zillions of apparently non-pathogenic bacteria on and in human bodies, hitherto largely ignored, are actually important for people’s health. They may even help to explain the development of some mysterious conditions.
  • The town of Tsagaannuur, located near the border between Mongolia and Russia, was recently sealed off following the deaths of a local couple who contracted the plague from eating the raw meat and organs of an infected marmot, Ariuntuya Ochirpurev.
  • Dave Daubenmire says that "masturbation is a form of homo sex."

If the links aren’t showing up, try here.

Series Credits

[Photo: Huawei’s founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei photographed during “A Coffee with Ren” in 17 June 2019.]