Skin, Dwarf Fortress & Arkham Knight

Welcome back and hello to the new listeners, we hope everyone is having fun and taking care of themselves. So, this week we find out that there is a new electronic skin developed from the National University of Singapore. We discussed how it can be applied in the real world, trust me this will make you laugh, the possibilities are endless. Although we really like the idea of a window for submarines with a heads up display, that would be cool.  Next up we look at an indie game called Dwarf Fortress from two brothers and how their model might rival the triple A game studios. This is a game that embraces the gaming community and encourages players to develop extra content and share it online. Lastly, we look at the transition of a video game character now appearing in DC Comics known as the Arkham Knight. This not the first time that has happened as Marvel has done it before but obviously DC will do it better. As usual we have the regular list of shout outs, remembrances, birthdays, and events of interest. As usual we have a lot of fun bringing you this latest episode of mayhem, so settle in with a cup of earl grey hot and a biscuit while we bring you some of the news this week in Nerd pop culture. Remember, take care of each other and stay hydrated.


Electronic Skin -

Dwarf Fortress -

Arkham Knight is officially canon -

Games currently playing


– Apex legends -


– Deceit -



Other topics discussed

Tilapia Fish


Smart spray


What to do when you have a wet iPhone


Waterproof iPhone prank


iPhone microwave prank


Woman microwaves cat


Borderlands 3 is an Epic Games Store exclusive


More info on Dwarf Fortress

- Bay12games patreon page -

- Dwarf Fortress official website -

Linux turns 25


Warhorse Studios being bought by THQ Nordic


‘Marvel’s Spiderman’ now a comic book series


New Apex legends patch


Starter Packs - CS: GO Russian


CS: GO Danger Zone Blacksite


Woman arrested in Mar-a-Lago


Cannonball (Marvel Comics)


Rudy Giuliani (New York Mayor)


Charlemagne (death metal band)



Cold Mountain (film)


Facebook plaintext passwords



1 Apr 1918 - Founding of the Royal Air Force -

2 Apr 1877 – Flash! Bang! It's the Human Cannonball! An excited crowd looked up in astonishment and wonder when, in 1877, the first human cannonball flew above their heads. -

2 Apr 1992 - Mafia boss John Gotti is found guilty of 5 murders (Paul Castellano, Thomas Bilotti, Robert DiBernardo, Liborio Milito and Louis Dibono), plus conspiracy to murder, loan sharking, illegal gambling, obstruction of justice, bribery and tax evasion -

7 Apr 2019 – A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will launch the Arabsat 6A communications satellite, built by Lockheed Martin, from Kennedy Space Center. The satellite will deliver television, internet and mobile phone services to the Middle East, Africa and Europe. Arabsat-6A is part of the two-satellite Arabsat-6G program for Arabsat. -


2 Apr 1872 – Samuel Morse, American painter and inventor. After having established his reputation as a portrait painter, in his middle age Morse contributed to the invention of a single-wire telegraph system based on European telegraphs. He was a co-developer of the Morse code and helped to develop the commercial use of telegraphy. He died of pneumonia at 80 in No. 5 West 22nd Street, New York City -

2 Apr 2005 – Pope John Paul II, was the head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State from 1978 to 2005. He was one of the most traveled world leaders in history, visiting 129 countries during his pontificate. As part of his special emphasis on the universal call to holiness, he beatified 1,340 and canonized 483 people, more than the combined tally of his predecessors during the preceding five centuries.  A key goal of John Paul's papacy was to transform and reposition the Catholic Church. His wish was "to place his Church at the heart of a new religious alliance that would bring together Jews, Muslims and Christians in a great religious armada". He died of congestive heart failure at 84 in Apostolic Palace, Vatican City -

4 Apr 2007 - Karen Spärck Jones, was a British computer scientist who was responsible for the concept of inverse document frequency, a technology that underlies most modern search engines. In 2019, The New York Times published her belated obituary in its series Overlooked, calling her "a pioneer of computer science for work combining statistics and linguistics, and an advocate for women in the field. She died of cancer at 71 in Willingham, Cambridgeshire -

Famous birthdays

1 Apr 1875 – Edgar Wallace, one of the world’s most prolific authors. His theme was usually crime and mystery, but he also created King Kong. Born in Greenwich, Kent -

2 Apr 742 – Charlemagne, he united most of Western Europe for the first time since the Roman Empire and spurred the Carolingian Renaissance. Sometimes called the 'Father of Europe'. Born in Frankish Kingdom -

4 Apr 1979 – Heath Ledger, Australian actor and director. After performing roles in several Australian television and film productions during the 1990s, Ledger left for the United States in 1998 to further develop his film career. His work comprised nineteen films, including 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), The Patriot (2000), A Knight's Tale (2001), Monster's Ball (2001), Lords of Dogtown (2005), Brokeback Mountain (2005), Casanova (2005), The Dark Knight (2008), and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009), the latter two being posthumous releases. His performance as the Joker in The Dark Knight has been hailed as one of the greatest performances in cinema history. Born in Perth, Western Australia -

Events of interest

2 Apr 1902 - "Electric Theatre", the first full-time movie theater in the United States, opens in Los Angeles, California -

2 Apr 1921 - Albert Einstein lectures in New York City on his new "Theory of Relativity" -

2 Apr 1968 - "2001 A Space Odyssey" directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood, premieres at the Uptown Theater in Washington, D.C. -


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

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