In the latest episode the Professor talks to us about the Crunch time the developers put into finishing Red Dead 2, and we discuss the realities of 100 hour work weeks. The discussion evolves to including 4 day work weeks and the world’s demands for everyone to work harder. It may sound like a heavy topic but it is important to be aware of what is happening and take care of your health; also there are some funny points when Buck starts to ramble and carry on (the old fart).
Next topic is how an Australian team is developing drones for use in mapping subterranean areas for exploration and rescue. This is so cool and Buck is excited about the entire concept, particularly the fact it employs LIDAR technology as opposed to RADAR to avoid the complications inherent in sound wave technology.
DJ brings us news about the live action Aladdin remake from Disney, and gives us the trailer and the cast list also. It won’t be the same without Robin Williams as the Genie, but hopefully it will be great. The Professor and Buck are sceptical about the movie, particularly with who is playing the Genie. Buck is hoping the music won’t be changed. Let us know what you think about it and what your favourite Robin Williams movie was.
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Red Dead Redemption 2 - 100-hour workloads
Subterranean drones and its uses
Live Action Aladdin movie teaser trailer
Games currently playing
– T.I. S – 100 - https://store.steampowered.com/app/370360/TIS100/
– Sniper: Ghost warrior - https://store.steampowered.com/app/34830/Sniper_Ghost_Warrior/
– Path of Exile - https://store.steampowered.com/app/238960/Path_of_Exile/
Other Topics discussed
Rockstar’s attempt to clarify
The case against 100-hour workloads
Countries that have 4 day working weeks
Sounds making people sick
Facts about Penicillin
Live action Dumbo movie
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
Great Molasses Flood
Paul G. Allen (co. founder of Microsoft) dead at 65.
Ian Kiernan (founder of Clean Up Australia day) dead at 78
Events of Interest
17 Oct 1814 - A Beer flood occurs in in the parish of St. Giles, London, England killing nine. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Beer_Flood
17 Oct 1888 - Thomas Edison files a patent for the Optical Phonograph (the first movie) - https://patentyogi.com/this-day-in-patent-history/this-day-in-patent-history-on-october-17-1888-thomas-edison-filed-a-patent-for-the-optical-phonograph-the-first-movie-edison-claimed-is-that-it-will-do-for-the-eye-what-the-phonograph/
16 Oct 1964 - China’s first nuclear test 54 years ago
16 Oct 2017 - Findings published of neutron star collision, the first cosmic event seen in gravitational waves and light on 17th August 2017. Confirms heavy elements such as gold the result of such collisions
Artist – DoctorOctoroc
Song Title – Doctor Who Intro 16-Bit SNES style
Song Link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDuORTbSRXM
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