Indiana Jones, Robotic Delivery Boys & AMD Ryzen

WOW!!! We have an amazing episode for you this week, first up, thank you to our 1000 weekly listeners, you are amazing. At last, winter is here, and Professor and Buck are both totally enjoying it. DJ has brought us the controversy of the week, with wild claims of a new Indiana Jones, and the boys pile in on him. Once again we solve the world’s greatest issues with logic and careful consideration. We decide Chris Pratt is not suitable for taking on the role and also convince DJ that Indiana Jones is not a Marvel character yet; give Disney time and they will make it happen eventually I’m sure.

            With a fabulous Segway into the next topic we look at Digit. Not the figures, the robot that will help deliver your shopping from the car to your door. Professor decides he wants one to carry the shopping from the door to the kitchen and then cook his food. DJ calls robots slaves, revealing his desire to take over the world. Buck and Professor decide that given the way technology has been moving they wish to become Cyborgs and serve the robot overlords. We align the killer drones, self-replicating robots, driverless cars and robot dogs.

            Moving along before we get into too much trouble. We have a new CPU that is pushing the limits and is looks surprised at how amazing it is. AMD is back baby and challenging Intel once again. Buck and Professor fully geek out over what this means for building your own system. If you get confused and lost please let us know; we will get Professor to write up a translation for you. We also figure out how to turn your computer into an oven. We mean literally you will be able to cook your sausages and toast your marsh mellows.

            As always we make fun of everything, have a laugh with each other, at each other and life in general. We have the usual shout outs, remembrances, birthdays, and events of interest. As always, take care of yourselves, look out for each other, and stay hydrated. NERDS rule!!!

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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.

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Dune, Epic Games Store & Quantum Tunneling

In this latest episode we start with news that Dune is set to start shooting soon and the central cast is listed. It appears it is not a remake but a complete reimagining of the story, with promise it is going to be close to the book. At least it does not have Dwayne “the Rock” in it like some many other dismal remakes over the last few years. Also it is not a Disney remake or a Marvel movie so it should be completely different and fun. Next up we discuss how Epic is possibly “stealing” personal data from Steam and the possible implications involved. That’s right, Bill Gates has warned of the arrogance of software developers/studios etc catching the attention of governments and here is a prime example. This is right on the heels of Google being fined by the European Union again. We also hear about a possible link between Epic and the Chinese government from the Professor; who also raises the question of who is stealing the data. Last topic of the week is the break-through in Quantum Physics that will see a need for new textbooks to be printed. The best part about it is that some of the people involved are from Brisbane. That’s right folks, roll up and admire the great minds delving into physics and shaking the world from Brisbane. Remember to take care of each other and stay hydrated, till next time, stay Nerdy.

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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.

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Episode 26 - Fortnite, Computers and WoW

Here are the nerdy topics we discuss this week!

Fortnite Coaching

- https://gamerant.com/fortnite-parents-hiring-coaches-kids/

- https://www.wsj.com/articles/ready-aim-hire-a-fortnite-coach-parents-enlist-videogame-tutors-for-their-children-1533046708



Computer museum closure

- https://www.itnews.com.au/news/australian-computer-museum-society-collection-faces-bulldozers-499452



WoW character goes “Evillllll”

https://www.kotaku.com.au/2018/08/a-major-world-of-warcraft-character-turned-evil-and-fans-are-freaking-out/




Games currently playing


Professor ‘s game

- Gloomhaven the board game - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gloomhaven 


Buck’s game

- Guns of Icarus Online - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guns_of_Icarus_Online


DJ’s game

- Quake Champions - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quake_Champions




Other topics discussed


“Ninja” blevins monthly pay

- https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/19/tyler-ninja-blevins-explains-how-he-makes-more-than-500000-a-month-playing-video-game-fortnite.html


Fortnite prize money worth $130,000

- https://www.reddit.com/r/FortNiteBR/comments/90q2bn/summer_skirmish_week_2_friday_winner/?st=JJVL3H5V&sh=ec14de5c


Twitch record broken

- https://gamerant.com/drake-fortnite-twitch-travis-scott-ninja-record/


eSport schools in China

- http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5425149/In-Chinas-eSport-schools-students-learn-pays-play.html

- https://technode.com/2018/03/23/peking-university-offers-first-gaming-course/


Study : Video gamers will be getting paid more than pro athletes

- https://ponderwall.com/index.php/2018/07/01/video-gamers-may-soon-outperform-pro-athletes/


Warcraft protest

- https://www.kotaku.com.au/2018/08/world-of-warcraft-players-are-removing-pieces-of-armour-to-protest-recent-plot-developments/


Warcraft the movie

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warcraft_(film)


Definition of a MOBA

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiplayer_online_battle_arena


PubG cheats

- https://www.usgamer.net/articles/china-cracking-down-on-pubg-cheaters-with-arrests-jail-time


Spacehulk the game

- https://store.steampowered.com/app/242570/Space_Hulk/


Is Blackwake a MOBA

- https://www.reddit.com/r/BlackwakeGame/comments/4iqed9/is_this_the_first_rpgmoba_role_playing_moba_of/


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Song Title –  Dr Who Dance Remix

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Episode 22: Intel, Lasers and Cryptocurrency

Here are the nerdy topics we discuss this week!

Intel turns 50

- https://www.pcgamer.com/intel-co-founder-gordon-moore-reflects-on-companys-50-year-history/



Laser AK 47

- http://m.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2153310/china-brings-star-wars-life-laser-ak-47-could-set-fire



First Person shooter using cryptocurrency  

- https://cointelegraph.com/news/gaming-company-allows-players-to-win-cryptocurrency-in-its-new-first-person-shooter



Overwatch character name change

- https://www.pcgamer.com/why-wrecking-ball-is-awkward-to-say-and-other-reasons-overwatch-fans-prefer-hammond/



Fortnite cheaters using malware

- https://www.techradar.com/au/news/players-cheating-in-fortnite-are-flooding-internet-with-malware



Red Faction Remastered

- https://www.pcgamer.com/red-faction-guerrilla-re-mars-tered-brings-back-the-best-destruction-ever/

- https://www.polygon.com/2018/7/4/17531882/red-faction-guerrilla-remarstered-remastered-podcast-quality-control



Other Topics discussed


Moore’s Law

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moore%27s_law

- https://www.investopedia.com/terms/m/mooreslaw.asp



Intel Core i7-8086 anniversary edition CPU - https://www.pcgamer.com/intels-core-i7-8086k-anniversary-edition-cpu-is-now-available-for-a-limited-time/



Laser AK 47 in action - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5920475/Chinese-gun-maker-shares-strange-video-laser-firing-AK-47.html 


Overwatch Buttgate - https://www.polygon.com/2016/3/28/11321138/overwatch-tracer-pose-removal




Shoutouts


Fallout 76 trailer song now available in iTunes - https://www.polygon.com/2018/7/4/17534258/fallout-76-country-road-where-to-buy-itunes


Grand Theft Auto 6 release announcement was a hoax - https://www.pcgamer.com/grand-theft-auto-6s-announcement-is-a-good-hoax-but-still-a-hoax/



Famous Birthdays


1855 - King C. Gillette, American businessman and inventor of inexpensive and disposable safety razor blades, born in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_C._Gillette


1874 - Joseph Erlanger, American physiologist (shock therapy-Nobel 1944), born in San Francisco, California - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Erlanger

1914 - George Reeves, American actor (Superman, Gone with the Wind), born in Woolstock, Iowa - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Reeves



Event of interest


1886 - "Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde" by Robert Louis Stevenson published by Longmans, Green & Co. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strange_Case_of_Dr_Jekyll_and_Mr_Hyde


1896 "Die Presse" newspaper (Germany) publicly announces Wilhelm Röntgen's discovery of X-rays and their potential for new methods of medical diagnoses in a front-page article - https://www.historyhop.com/famous-people/wilhelm-rontgen/bio



Intro

Artist – DJ AJ

Song Title –  Star Wars - The Imperial March (DJ AG Remix)

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