Dr. Dolittle, Moon Water & Crazy Taxi

Well hello once again, once again those Nerds have given us another episode full of fun and laughter, so strap in and hang on tight as we enjoy the rid. Please remember to keep arms inside the ride at all times to avoid injury. To start this mad cap episode we have the cast list of the new Dr. Dolittle with Robert Downey Jr. This cast has almost as many stars as the US flag. Will this be just another remake of a great movie, or will it be great? Who knows, at present all we know for sure is the cast is pretty impressive. Next up we take a moment to discuss the presence of water on the moon. That’s right water on the moon, is it H2O or OH, is there enough for a pool to soak away the long dreary hours after working all day as a janitor. Oops, that was the story for Space Quest, sorry. But the presence of water is important to plans to build a moon base for further space exploration. Last topic is about Crazy Taxi and not horrifying us with gruesome violence like the horror movie right there on our TV, called the 6 o’clock news. Sorry, distracted again, but hey, it is an amazing line up to entertain you and is followed by the usual shout outs, remembrances, birthdays and events of interest. As always we would love to hear from you, and please remember to take care of each other and stay hydrated.

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Stimulation, EVE Online & Cowboy Bebop

Hello and welcome back once again, we hope that everyone is having a fabulous time. This week we celebrate many achievements that are pure catnip for Nerds, to start with the eventual launch of the Falcon heavy rocket, also the first image of a black hole, my goodness, so much interstellar goodness. The first topic up this week is about electrical stimulation of the brain and how it can help improve memory. Now that doesn’t mean that any students should go out and start electrocuting themselves…although we all know that one person we want to zap. Research is still being developed on application of electrolysis in the treatment of Alzheimers and other issues, and NO, do not got out and electrocute the elderly, that is not cool. Next up we look at a lawyer and a lobbyist who has been banned from Eve online, apparently he claims to be innocent. It is all a misunderstanding or something is his defence, please I used that when I was 8 as an excuse, surely he can do better. Next he will be saying it was his dog did it. Then DJ has news about the cast being announced for the live action series of Cowboy Beebop. We are all nervous but hopefully this one will work, of course we aren’t holding our breathe. After all, they have to get one right eventually don’t they? What do you think is the worst live action adaption from anime? Drop us a line and let us know, also which is you favourite anime you would recommend? Then we have the games of the week, shout outs, remembrances, events of interest, and birthdays. Hot diggedy do, now that is looking like a great show. As always, take care and look out for each other and stay hydrated.

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Episode 54: World Science Festival 2019, Activision & The Wandering Earth

Welcome back for another episode of the ongoing celebration of being a Nerd, the weather in Queensland is starting to cool off a little. It takes an extra couple of minutes to cook your feet on the concrete now. We have another wonderful episode full of fantastic material for everyone, and believe me when I say everyone. Before we go further, we wish to have a moment to farewell the Mars Opportunity Rover, the gutsy little robot that could, and did for 15 years, so long and see you soon. First up Buck is excited to tell us about the World Science Festival happening this year in Queensland. There are events all around the place ranging from Chinchilla (the dinosaur capital of Australia) to the northern coast in Townsville and Gladstone not just in Brisbane. Buck is like a kid in a candy shop trying to work out which events he wants to attend. Check it out there are so many things to do and see it is totally amazing. There are even films being shown at GOMA (The Gallery of Modern Art) that you can look forward to. The Professor has news about the jobs cut at Activision and the ramifications of it. Also a rumour about job offers circulating for the recently unemployed. This is another major studio/publisher that is facing trouble with declines in sales, share price and general profitability. Wonder when they will start to listen to the customers and make games fun again. Also just bring back games with great storylines, not everyone wants to play a battle royale. DJ has found an amazing movie for us to all go and watch, titled Wandering Earth. It is a Sci-Fi from China on a big budget and is looking well worth watching. We will let you know what we think, but remember we encourage you to make your own decisions not just be sheeple and follow mindlessly what some cretin says. We also have the games being played and the lists of shout outs, remembrances, birthdays, events and general banter. Also we are sad to announce that no one was interested in the date with the DJ.

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Episode 49: Zirconium, Venom 2, Resident Evil 2 & Kingdom Hearts 3

We give you more this week with special guest Tahlya returning to join us once again, yay, this is awesome right from the start. This episode is full of fun and laughter, starting with a new record from a weird type of Zirconium at capturing and absorbing neutrons like a sponge. Johnny better watch out, he might get trapped.

            Then we look at the news from Venom 2 and the new director. Is it going to be good or bad? We don’t know yet but the premise holds strong, just hope that Guardians of the Galaxy survives the new director it is facing. The DJ has definitely delivered with this topic, although he makes a suggestion of a cameo from Spiderman, so not a cool idea.

            Then we give you even more again, with a double header from Tahlya with Resident Evil 2 news giving fans of the classic franchise. This then moves into the Kingdom Hearts latest release. This is confusing when we look at the release schedule.  For example Kingdom Hearts X followed by Kingdom Heart 2.8. Seriously, did these guys employ an Apple genius reject? This leads into the most entertaining part of the episode when we discover Tahlya has an issue with David Cage, a Frenchman with the most inept directing style. Listen as Tahlya gives us more.

            So strap on in and hang on tight as we let this sucker run wild and free for an amazing ride through an array of topics.  Please, remember to take care of yourselves and each other, and in this heat keep hydrated.

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Episode 48: Welcome to 2019 : New Horizons, Stranger Things & Tattoos in Games

Happy new year, welcome to the first episode of the year; we hope everyone is safe and enjoying themselves. This week we are bringing you stories about the new horizon project with pictures of MU69 or as it has been dubbed, the Ultimate Thule. This could be the perfect piece of real estate for those wanting to avoid those door to door sales people. We discuss the distances to it, the distance the New Horizons travels near the Ultimate Thule, the fact it travels in what is low earth orbit, also the lunar distance just for a laugh.

            Next up is a discussion about the new season of Stranger Things, and we don’t mean the crazy movie named Mad Max Fury Road either. Which Buck says was an ok movie but not a ‘Mad Max’ movie by any stretch of the imagination. We have a laugh of at the poster and the atomic wedgie of one of the kids, ah the eighties and bad fashion, thank goodness it is over. Also once again it appears that Hollywood is copying Australia instead of creating origional IP. It appears that ‘Stranger Things’ is copying the movie and series ‘Puberty Blues’ folks; that’s right you heard it here first.

            Then we talk about tattoos and gaming with the recent lawsuit regarding LeBron James and his appearance in various video games. We then wonder about who owns the artwork on your body. Also the levels of insanity, with people selling advertising on themselves by getting tattoos for organisations such as Golden Palace. Some of these people are all kinds of crazy with where they get these tattoos. Once again, happy new year and keep listening as we approach our first birthday in a few weeks.

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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.

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Episode 35 - Nobel Prize, Infinitroid, Venom, X-men Dark Phoenix & Totoro beer

In another episode from those kooky clowns at Nerds Amalgamated you will get to have a laugh listening to some news about the Nobel prizes for medicine among others. Then a look at Infinitroid – the game that never sold any copies, and looks like a lot of fun. If you are looking for a fun game to play try and find it and let us know what you think. Then the DJ talks to us about Venom, Buck calls it hippie non-sense, the professor tries to stay awake. Then because he is making up for lost time the DJ tells us about another delay for Dark Phoenix which is also delaying other movie releases. Then the best news from the DJ, Totoro beer is now a thing, so next time you want to sit down and watch some anime and eat ramen you can also drink Totoro beer. Life is getting better every day.

                In games this week Buck goes old school with Vikings: Battle for Asgard, which is actually a fun game worth taking a look at. The professor is playing Rainbow Six Siege, and loves every second of it, anyone else out there playing this? Let us know and tell us about you most epic battles. Finally the DJ is playing games again, this week he has been playing Path of Exile, a MMORPG free on steam. This takes the direction that Diablo should have gone and is an amazing experience, highly recommended by both Buck and the DJ.

                Also we are now available on Spotify for those looking for more ways to listen to us and keep up to date with the boys. As always feel free to hit us up and give us suggestions, make requests or whatever, we enjoy hearing from you all.

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Episode 30: GTA Online Cheats, SCUM, Cyberpunk 2077

GTA Online cheat program blocked

- http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/324784/US_judge_blocks_sale_of_GTA_Online_cheat_programs.php


SCUM the game

- https://www.polygon.com/2018/8/27/17786564/scum-survival-game-preview-twitch


All things Cyberpunk 2077

https://www.pcgamer.com/cyberpunk-2077-gameplay-video/




Games currently playing


DJ ‘s game

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


Buck’s game

- Hyperdrome - http://hyperdrome.game/#1

- Fallout Shelter - https://www.falloutshelter.com/


Professor’s game

- Fallout the board game - https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/232918/fallout




Other topics discussed


SCUM on Steam

- https://store.steampowered.com/app/513710/SCUM/


More info on Cyberpunk 2077

  1. Game overview - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyberpunk_2077

  2. Summary of the gameplay video - https://www.pcgamer.com/everything-we-know-about-cyberpunk-2077/

  3. Computer Specs - https://www.gamesradar.com/cyberpunk-2077-release-date-trailer-gameplay-new/

  4. More details about the gameplay video -http://uk.businessinsider.com/cyberpunk-2077-gameplay-demo-e3-details-release-date-2018-6?r=US&IR=T

  5. Message from the Cyberpunk 2077’s game director - https://www.cdprojekt.com/en/media/news/cyberpunk-2077-gameplay-reveal-and-message-from-game-director/

  6. Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay reception - https://wccftech.com/cdpr-comments-on-cyberpunk-2077-gameplay-reception/

  7. Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer option - http://www.gosunoob.com/cyberpunk-2077/3rd-person-coop-multiplayer-will-it-happen/


Black Desert MMORPG

- https://www.blackdesertonline.com/remastered?trcode=Ga2100&lang=en&utm_source=google&utm_medium=display&utm_campaign=20180822_remaster&utm_content=banner_rem&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIlpDTkcKU3QIVB5iWCh0LCgpZEAEYASAAEgKBJvD_BwE


Firefly board games

- https://boardgamegeek.com/geeksearch.php?action=search&objecttype=boardgame&q=firefly


Fallout New California

- https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgameexpansion/256481/fallout-new-california

- https://boardgamegeek.com/image/4227794/fallout-new-california


Firefly Adventures: Brigands and Browncoats

- https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/231991/firefly-adventures-brigands-and-browncoats


Firefly: Fistful of Credits

- https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/169502/firefly-fistful-credits


Margaret Hamilton

- https://www.i-programmer.info/history/people/10030-margaret-hamilton-apollo-and-beyond.html?start=1


Hidden Figures movie

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




Shout Outs


Jacksonville shooting

- http://time.com/5378639/madden-shooting-jacksonville-florida/


“Weird Al” Yankovic given a Hollywood star

- https://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/entertainment/weird-al-yankovic-honoured-with-hollywood-star


Sharks attack the internet

- http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2014/08/15/shark_attacks_threaten_google_s_undersea_internet_cables_video.html




Famous birthdays


Katherine Johnson's 100th birthday - Mathematician on the Apollo project - https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/nasa-human-computer-katherine-johnson-100th-birthday-a8509031.html?utm_source=reddit.com



Events of interest


Aug 26, 1959 - Mark 1 mini makes its debut - https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mini-makes-its-debut


Aug 27, 1883 – Krakatau explodes - https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/krakatau-explodes


Aug 29, 74 - Eruption of Mount Vesuvius - https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/vesuvius-erupts


Aug 28, 1963 – Martin Luther King’s ‘I Have A Dream’ speech - https://www.history.com/topics/i-have-a-dream-speech


Aug 27, 1979 – Lord Mountbatten killed by IRA - https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mountbatten-killed-by-ira


Aug 28, 1845 - First Issue of Scientific American hits newsstands - http://gratefulamericanfoundation.com/facts/what-three-major-scientific-events-occurred-today/


Aug 27, 1955 - The Guinness Book of Records debuts - https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-guinness-book-of-records-debuts



Intro

Artist – MusicCoriAnder

Song Title –  Dr Who Dance Remix

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



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Episode 25 - Mars, Xbox & Fallout

Here are the nerdy topics we discuss this week!

Is there Lake on Mars?

- https://www.popularmechanics.com/space/moon-mars/a22541370/underground-lake-liquid-water-mars/ 



Xbox Adaptive Controller

- https://www.cnet.com/news/microsofts-new-xbox-adaptive-controller-puts-disabled-players-back-in-the-game/

Backstory - https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-05-20-how-gamers-with-disabilities-shaped-the-microsoft-adaptive-controller

Specs - https://www.pcworld.com/article/3274144/gaming/microsoft-xbox-adaptive-controller.html

Packaging - https://www.theverge.com/2018/7/25/17611488/microsoft-xbox-adaptive-controller-unboxing-packaging



Fallout Cookbook

- https://www.facebook.com/UNILADGaming/videos/2244352695588595/  

Amazon link - https://www.amazon.com/Fallout-Vault-Dwellers-Official-Cookbook/dp/168383397X

Fallout cookbook author info and other recipes - https://pixelatedprovisions.com/



Games currently playing


Professor ‘s game

- Octopath traveller - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octopath_Traveler


Buck’s game

- Rise of the Tomb raider - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rise_of_the_Tomb_Raider

- Assassin’s Creed Syndicate -  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassin%27s_Creed_Syndicate


DJ’s game

- God of War 2018 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God_of_War_(2018_video_game)



Shoutouts


Longest total lunar eclipse 2018 - www.iflscience.com/space/heres-why-this-weeks-total-lunar-eclipse-will-be-so-long/


2018 Mid-year university graduations 



Intro

Artist – MusicCoriAnder

Song Title –  Dr Who Dance Remix

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



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