Episode 36 : Influenza, Star Citizen, Dr Who & Attack On Titan

So those crazy blokes are back and bringing you some news, some fun and something to laugh at. This week we take a look at how cities affect influenza (the flu for those envisioning some major plague outbreak). With research discussing how the size, lay out and other variables affect the severity. Strangely enough it appears being a Nerd who likes to spend time inside on a computer etcetera helps to protect you from the flu.

                We hear the latest on the saga of Star Citizen, and yep, Buck still thinks it might be a Ponzi scheme. But he is getting old and cranky so who knows, maybe he just needs to get more fibre in his diet. We hear about the talent line up used in voice actors for Squadron 42 and that they apparently do have some playable content, not just artwork.

                The Professor and Buck get excited about Dr Who, although the Professor decides he is sold that the lady dr. is in fact a lady. Well, you listen to it and you will be just as confused as I was, but guarantee you will laugh.

The DJ tries to tell us about the latest news from Attack on Titan, which is apparently on hiatus at the moment, although he couldn’t tell us why, but he dropped out for a bit, but heads up, the word is that it will continue.

                In Games the Professor has been playing with Zombies in an anime looking world, and it is very cool for as it is an RTS. This is a game that is definitely recommended as a fun way to spend some time. After all, everyone loves to kill Zombies right? Buck is still running around Skyrim and tackling the Gecko infestation, we might lose him if we aren’t careful, that game is way too much fun. The DJ has been playing Path of Exile again and loves the game but is scared of the massive skill tree.


Influenza and how it can be affected by cities

- https://www.sciencenews.org/article/city-size-and-structure-may-influence-influenza-epidemics

Star Citizen news including Squadron 42 trailer from Citizencon

- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VppjX4to9s4&feature=youtu.be

Dr Who series 11 premiere

- https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006q2x0

Attack on Titan on hiatus


Games currently playing


– They Are Billions - http://www.numantiangames.com/theyarebillions/


- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Elder_Scrolls_V:_Skyrim


- Path of Exile - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Path_of_Exile


No shout outs this week

Other topics discussed

The cost of the flu on the American economy

- https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/30/the-flu-costs-the-us-economy-10-point-4-billion.html

Squadron 42 voice cast

- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5194726/

Quotes from Dr Who

- https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Cybermen#Common_Phrases

Famous birthdays

9 Oct 1823 - Mary Ann Shadd Cary, American-Canadian publisher and anti-slavery campaigner, 1st African American newspaper publisher ('Provincial Freeman'), born in Wilmington, Delaware - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Ann_Shadd

9 Oct 1852 - [Hermann] Emil Fischer, German chemist, discovered Fischer esterification (Nobel Prize 1902), born in Euskirchen, Rhine Province - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emil_Fischer

9 Oct 1940 - John Lennon, English singer, songwriter, and peace activist who co-founded the Beatles - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Lennon

9 Oct 1952 - Sharon Osborne, English television host, media personality, television talent competition judge, author, music manager, modern impresario, businesswoman, and promoter, and the wife of heavy metal singer-songwriter Ozzy Osbourne. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharon_Osbourne

9 Oct 1966 - David Cameron, is a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 2010 to 2016 and Leader of the Conservative Party from 2005 to 2016. He was Member of Parliament (MP) for Witney from 2001 to 2016. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Cameron

Events of interest

9 Oct 1547 - Miguel de Cervantes, author of Don Quixote is baptized - https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/miguel-de-cervantes-is-baptized

9 Oct 1806 - Benjamin Banneker, African American astronomer, mathematician and surveyor of Washington D.C., dies at 74 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Banneker

9 Oct 1936 - Hoover dam begins transmitting electricity to Los Angeles - https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hoover-dam-begins-transmitting-electricity-to-los-angeles

9 Oct 1941 - US President Franklin D. Roosevelt approves an atomic program - beginning of the Manhattan project - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manhattan_Project

9 Oct 1967 - Che Guevara’s execution - https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/che-guevara-is-executed

9 Oct 1974 - Oskar Schindler’s death - https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/oskar-schindler-dies

9 Oct 1975 - Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov wins Nobel Peace Prize - https://www.nytimes.com/1975/10/10/archives/sakharov-named-winner-of-75-nobel-peace-prize-physicist-incurred.html

10 Oct 1881 - Darwin’s work on mould and worms in published - https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/darwin-publishes-work-on-mold-and-worms

10 Oct 1991 - First instance of going postal - https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/a-former-postal-worker-commits-mass-murder


Artist – DoctorOctoroc

Song Title –  Doctor Who Intro 16-Bit SNES style

Song Link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDuORTbSRXM

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