SpaceX, Game of Thrones & Anthem

In this latest marvellous and riveting episode we are going to first travel into the cold, quiet and overcrowded outer space. That’s right, we are going into earth orbit and visiting the ISS (International Space Station) where Space X has just docked the new Dragon Capsule. This is the next step in a flight to the moon in 2023, still trying to get a ticket if anyone has one. The capsule was only a test with a dummy aboard, and no, not Trump. Next up is the fast approaching final season of Game of Thrones – season 8 – with what is looking like a record breaking battle scene that took weeks to film. This is expected to be more epic than Helms Deep, even the extended edition. Then we look at the fact that Anthem is hard crashing consoles and systems around the world. Cue the music “Queen – Another One Bites The Dust.” That’s right folks, EA has struck again, and this time it gets personal with systems and consoles being bricked by this latest screw up. There is mention of compensation floating around, so hopefully word will spread before too many systems are wrecked. Then we have the games of the week, the weekly shout outs, birthdays, remembrances and events of interest from this week in history. As always we would welcome any feedback, suggestions or whatever. Until next week, stay safe, look out for each other and stay hydrated.


SpaceX Docking -

Game of Thrones Season 8 -

Anthem shuts consoles down -

Games Currently playing


– Skyrim - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim -


– Apex Legends -


– Tetris 99 -

Other topics Discussed

Soyuz (Russian spacecraft)


Soyuz Space Crew Launch Failure 2018


Trump congratulating SpaceX


Trump’s Apple Blunder



NASA leadership


Delta-v (change in velocity)


US Army’s No Kill AI Public Relations move


Blue Origin Grasshopper rockets



Space industry in South Australia


How Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen are related


Walking 10,000 steps per day


Comparisons between Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Battle of Helm’s Deep and Games of Thrones Battle of Winterfell


Mass Effect 3 (2012 video game)


Brain Bug (Starship Troopers Arachnid)


Windows 98 rollover bug


Anthem Demo problems


Uhtred (Last Kingdom character)


Hidden chamber found under the Great Pyramid of Giza 



4 Mar 2019 - Playstation 2 turns 19 -

4 Mar 2019 – John Candy died 25 years ago -

5 Mar 1558 - Smoking tobacco introduced into Europe by Spanish physician Francisco Fernandes -

5 Mar 1953 - Mass Murderer Stalin Goes to His Grave -


4 Mar 2019 – Luke Perry, American actor who played as Dylan McKay on the TV series Beverly Hills, 90210 from 1990 to 1995, and again from 1998 to 2000. He also starred as Fred Andrews on the CW series Riverdale and had guest roles on notable shows such as Criminal Minds, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The Simpsons, and Will & Grace. He died of a stroke at 52 in Burbank, California -

4 Mar 2019 - Christopher Alan Pallies, American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, King Kong Bundy. He is best known for his appearances in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in the mid-1980s and mid-1990s. Bundy wrestled in the main event of WrestleMania 2 in 1986, facing Hulk Hogan in a steel cage match for the WWF World Heavyweight Championship. While there is no official cause of death, he died in Glassboro, New Jersey at 61 -

4 Mar 2019 – Keith Flint, English vocalist and dancer most associated with the electronic dance act The Prodigy. Starting out as a dancer, he became the frontman of the group and performed on the group's two UK number one singles, "Firestarter" and "Breathe" both released in 1996. He took his own life at 49 in Great Dunmow, Essex -

5 Mar 1827 - Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta, Italianphysicist,chemist, and a pioneer of electricity and power, who is credited as the inventor of the electric battery and the discoverer of methane. He invented the Voltaic pile in 1799, and reported the results of his experiments in 1800 in a two-part letter to the President of the Royal Society. With this invention Volta proved that electricity could be generated chemically and debunked the prevalent theory that electricity was generated solely by living beings. Volta's invention sparked a great amount of scientific excitement and led others to conduct similar experiments which eventually led to the development of the field of electrochemistry. The SI unit of electric potential is named in his honour as the volt. He died at 82 in Como, Lombardy-Venetia -

Famous Birthdays

5 Mar 1910 - Momofuku Ando, Taiwanese-Japanese inventor and businessman born in Imperial Japanese Taiwan who founded Nissin Food Products Co., Ltd.. He is known as the inventor of instant noodles and the creator of the brands, Top Ramen and Cup Noodles. Born in Japanese Taiwan, Empire of Japan (now Puzi,Chiayi County,Taiwan,Republic of China) -

5 Mar 1934 - Daniel Kahneman,Israeli-American psychologist and economist notable for his work on the psychology of judgment and decision-making, as well as behavioural economics, for which he was awarded the 2002 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (shared with Vernon L. Smith). His empirical findings challenge the assumption of human rationality prevailing in modern economic theory. Born in Mandatory Palestine -

5 Mar 1974 – Eva Mendes, American actress, model and businesswoman. Her acting career began in the late 1990s, with a series of roles in B films such as Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror (1998) and Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000). Mendes's performance in Training Day (2001) marked a turning point in her career, and led to parts in the commercially successful films 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) and Hitch (2005), the latter of which made her one of the first minority actors to play the lead in a mainstream romantic comedy. She starred in Ghost Rider (2007) and The Spirit (2008), both film adaptations of comics, and ventured into more dramatic territory with We Own the Night (2007), Bad Lieutenant (2009), Last Night (2010), and The Place Beyond the Pines (2012). Mendes has appeared in several music videos for artists like Will Smith, and has also been an ambassador for brands, including Calvin Klein,Cartier,Reebok,Pantene shampoo, Morgan, and Peek & Cloppenburg. She has designed for New York & Company and is the creative director of CIRCA Beauty, a makeup line sold at Walgreens. Born in Miami, Florida -

6 Mar 1966 - Alan Davies, English stand-up comedian, writer and actor. He has played the title role in the BBC mystery drama series Jonathan Creek since 1997, and has been the only permanent panellist on the BBC panel show QI since 2003, outlasting hosts Stephen Fry (2003–16) and Sandi Toksvig (2016–present) who took over after Fry's exit. Born in Loughton, Essex -

Events of Interest

5 Mar 1872 – George Westinghouse Jr patents the railway air brake.




5 Mar 1904 - Nikola Tesla describes the process of the ball lightning formation in Electrical World and Engineer -

5 Mar 1975 - Homebrew Computer Club is established in a Silicon Valley garage. From its ranks will emerge industry pioneers like Apple co-founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak and hacker John Draper, aka Captain Crunch.



5 Mar 1979 – NASA’s Voyager 1 makes its closest approach to Jupiter coming within 172,000 miles of the planet’s surface. -

5 Mar 1981 – The ZX81, a pioneering British home computer, is launched by Sinclair Research and would go on to sell over 1.5 million units around the world. -


Artist – Goblins from Mars

Song Title – Super Mario - Overworld Theme (GFM Trap Remix)

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