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Life on Venus, Sid Meier's Civilisation & Rick Riordan's Kane Chronicles

ETake a look at the phosphine, clouding in the atmos. Oh man, wonder if we'll ever know, It's the craziest news, is there life on Venus? It's been a long time since Sid Meier first put keyboard to code, but these days he thinks he wouldn't even play his seminal work, Civilisation, if it hadn't been created nearly 30 years ago. Is he a boomer saying kids have no taste, or does he have a point? Rick Riordan hates the movie adaptations of Percy Jackson. Netflix have brought him on to make a new TV series based on his Kane Chronicles books. Let's see if he goes the distance or if he gets pushed out like the Avatar writers did. This week DJ tried Ubisoft's new Cyberpunk Battle Royale, and Professor fell over himself to try the new Fall Guys level variations and obliterated space fleets in Star Realms. Move over life on Mars...There is life on Venus - https://www.space.com/venus-clouds-possible-life-chemical-discovery.html - https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/life-on-venus-breakthrough-initiatives-funds-study-of-possible-biosignature/ Sid Meier’s take on strategy games - https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/games/sid-meier-interview-civilisation-memoir-autobiography-b404968.html?utm_source=reddit.com A new Rick Riordan adaptation coming to Netflix - https://deadline.com/2020/09/rick-riordan-developing-feature-adaptations-of-the-kane-chronicles-at-netflix-1234576111/ Games Played DJ – Hyper Scape - https://www.ubisoft.com/en-au/game/hyper-scape Rating: 3/5 Professor - Fall Guys - https://store.steampowered.com/app/1097150/Fall_Guys_Ultimate_Knockout/ - Star Realms - https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/147020/star-realms Rating: Fall Guys – 6/5 Star Realms - 4/5 Other topics discussed More info on Life on Venus - https://ras.ac.uk/news-and-press/news/hints-life-venus Morus (a genus of flowering plants in the family Moraceae, consists of diverse species of deciduous trees commonly known as mulberries, growing wild and under cultivation in many temperate world regions.) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morus_(plant) Mulberry pancakes recipe - https://www.marthastewart.com/1142650/mulberry-pancakes The Search for Life on Venus Could Start With This Private Company - https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/15/science/venus-life-rocketlab.html Phosphine (a colorless, flammable, very toxic gas compound with the chemical formula PH3, classed as a pnictogen hydride. Pure phosphine is odorless, but technical grade samples have a highly unpleasant odor like rotting fish.) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phosphine Parker Solar Probe (NASA robotic spacecraft launched in 2018 with the mission of making observations of the outer corona of the Sun. As of its perihelion on 29 January 2020, the Parker Solar Probe's closest approach is 18.7million kilometres (11.6×106mi). This will be surpassed after each successive flyby of Venus.) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parker_Solar_Probe Pioneer Venus 1 (NASA's Pioneer Venus 1 was the first of a two-spacecraft orbiter-probe combination designed to study the atmosphere of Venus. It was the first American spacecraft to orbit Venus.) - https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/missions/pioneer-venus-1/in-depth/ Venera (the name given to a series of space probes developed by the Soviet Union between 1961 and 1984 to gather information about the planet Venus. Ten probes successfully landed on the surface of the planet, including the two Vega program and Venera-Halley probes, while thirteen probes successfully entered the Venusian atmosphere. Due to the extreme surface conditions on Venus, the probes could only survive for a short period on the surface, with times ranging from 23 minutes to two hours.) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venera Why Mars Is the Best Planet - https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/01/mars-is-the-best-planet/512654/ More Info about Venus - https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/venus/overview/ How Far Away is Venus...

54 min6 d ago
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Life on Venus, Sid Meier's Civilisation & Rick Riordan's Kane Chronicles

Petrified CO2, Team Fortress 2 Bots & Akon's Wakanda

EFirst I was afraid, I was petrified. Thought I'd never be carbon sequestered. But the scientists don't care. They don't need a basilisk (or catchy disco songs) to petrify CO2 in industrial waste. The technological singularity wasn't supposed to happen like this. TF2 bots have decided they don't need us meatbags anymore and are going to war against hackers. It's only a matter of time before the bots go up against their creator. Akon is designing a city in Senegal specifically to attract economic giants and create a home away from home for the black diaspora. WAkonda forever. This week Professor reached into his magic powers and DJ did nothing at all. Industrial waste’s new superpower : Petrification - https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/09/industrial-waste-can-turn-planet-warming-carbon-dioxide-stone Team Fortress 2 : Bots vs Bots - https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2020-09-04-the-team-fortress-2-community-is-fighting-bots-with-bots A real life Wakanda powered by Akon - https://comicbook.com/movies/news/black-panther-wakanda-akon-6-billion-senegal/ Games Played DJ – DNP Rating: 0/5 Professor - Spellbreak - https://playspellbreak.com/en Rating: 3.5/5 Other topics discussed Ōkunoshima (A small island in the Inland Sea of Japan. It is often called Usagi Shima (うさぎ島, "Rabbit Island") because of the numerous feral rabbits that roam the island. The rabbits are rather tame and will approach humans.) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5%8Ckunoshima This Island Is Overrun With Rabbits—Here's Why It's a Problem - https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2017/12/rabbit-island-japan-overrun-tourism-spd/ Charcoal (a lightweight black carbon residue produced by strongly heating wood (or other animal and plant materials) so as to drive off all water and other volatile constituents. In the traditional version of this pyrolysis process, called charcoal burning, the heat is supplied by burning part of the starting material itself, with a limited supply of oxygen.) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charcoal The Changing Role of Coal in Electrical Generation - https://www.nuscalepower.com/environment/coal-plants Half-life (The term is commonly used in nuclear physics to describe how quickly unstable atoms undergo, or how long stable atoms survive, radioactive decay. The term is also used more generally to characterize any type of exponential or non-exponential decay. For example, the medical sciences refer to the biological half-life of drugs and other chemicals in the human body. The converse of half-life is doubling time.) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Half-life Coal Ash Is More Radioactive Than Nuclear Waste - https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/coal-ash-is-more-radioactive-than-nuclear-waste/ How Carbon Tax Works - https://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/green-science/carbon-tax.htm Carbon Tax (a tax levied on the carbon content of fuels, generally in the transport and energy sector. Carbon taxes are a form of carbon pricing.) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_tax A Big Piece of Garbage (episode eight in season one of Futurama. Much of the episode is a spoof of the 1998 film Armageddon; however, instead of Earth being threatened by an asteroid, it is threatened by a giant ball of garbage.) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Big_Piece_of_Garbage LMAOBOX Project - https://lmaobox.net/ Grey Hat (a computer hacker or computer security expert who may sometimes violate laws or typical ethical standards, but does not have the malicious intent typical of a black hat hacker.) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grey_hat George Hotz (alias geohot, is an American security hacker. He is known for developing iOS jailbreaks, reverse engineering the PlayStation 3, and for the subsequent lawsuit against Sony. Since September 2015, he is working on his vehicle automation machine learning company comma.ai.) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Hotz Hacker, iOS researcher Jonathan Zdzia...

65 min1 w ago
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Petrified CO2, Team Fortress 2 Bots & Akon's Wakanda

Fruit Peel Waste, Resident Evil & Destiny 2

EWhat do you do with your food waste? Hopefully, you can compost it and grow new food. But if you had industrial amounts of orange peel, what would you do with it? Recycle lithium batteries This sounds like a fake life hack, but it's real. Resident Evil is adding a third alternative timeline to the plot, with a Netflix series. DJ hates the sound of it, there's a lot of odd character decisions coming. Bungie are locking away Destiny 2's content in a vault. The problem is, even Danny Ocean can't get into this vault. This week DJ commits genocide against robots and Professor races jellybeans for a crown. Put yourself in suspended animation, because we're done for another week. Fruit peel waste can recycle spent Lithium-Ion Batteries - https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/08/200826101623.htm - https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.est.0c02873 Resident Evil Netflix series - https://www.empireonline.com/movies/news/new-resident-evil-series-netflix/ Putting Destiny 2's content under lock and key - https://www.forbes.com/sites/paultassi/2020/08/22/destiny-2-and-the-ethics-of-deleting-two-years-of-paid-content/#23ee0c2a19bd Games Played DJ – SUPER CIRCUIT BREAKERS - https://store.steampowered.com/app/1214540/SUPER_CIRCUIT_BREAKERS/ Rating: 3.5/5 Professor - Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout - https://store.steampowered.com/app/1097150/Fall_Guys_Ultimate_Knockout/ Rating: 4/5 Other topics discussed Lithium-ion battery (A lithium-ion battery or Li-ion battery (abbreviated as LIB) is a type of rechargeable battery. Lithium-ion batteries are commonly used for portable electronics and electric vehicles and are growing in popularity for military and aerospace applications.) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithium-ion_battery Chemistry and capacity of AA battery (Primary (non-rechargeable) zinc–carbon (dry cell) AA batteries have around 400–900 milliampere hours capacity, with measured capacity highly dependent on test conditions, duty cycle, and cut-off voltage. Zinc–carbon batteries are usually marketed as "general purpose" batteries.) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AA_battery#Chemistry_and_capacity bigclivedotcom - What's inside Eneloop and LIDL NiMh cells (fire, apparently) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBg4ximDrsk AA battery (also called a double A, penlite or Mignon (French for "cute" or "adorable") battery, is a standard size single cell cylindrical dry battery. The IEC 60086 system calls it size R6, and ANSI C18 calls it size 15. AA batteries are common in portable electronic devices. An AA battery is composed of a single electrochemical cell that may be either a primary battery (disposable) or a rechargeable battery.) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AA_battery Kony 2012 (2012 American short documentary film produced by Invisible Children, Inc. (authors of Invisible Children). The film's purpose was to make Ugandan cult and militia leader, indicted war criminal and the International Criminal Court fugitive Joseph Kony globally known in order to have him arrested by the end of 2012, when the campaign expired.) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kony_2012 Limes Guy / Why Can't I Hold All These Limes? (Why Can't I Hold All These Limes? is an image macro series featuring a man attempting to carry several limes in his hands while they appear to be falling from his grasp.) - https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/limes-guy-why-cant-i-hold-all-these-limes Lithium-ion Safety Concerns - https://batteryuniversity.com/learn/archive/lithium_ion_safety_concerns Glass Recycling (processing of waste glass into usable products. Glass that is crushed and ready to be remelted is called cullet. There are two types of cullet: internal and external. Heat-resistant glass, such as Pyrex or borosilicate glass, must not be part of the glass recycling stream, because even a small piece of such material will alter the viscosity of the fluid in the furnace at remelt.) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glass_recycling E...

63 min2 w ago
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Fruit Peel Waste, Resident Evil & Destiny 2

Five Nights at Freddy's, DC FanDome & Self-powered wildfire detector

EWhat metal based wind instrument can DJ play better than he can pronounce? It also doubles as a fire detection method, but that'll all make sense later. The Five Nights at Freddy's developer Scott Cawthorne is joining the small, but dedicated, ranks of creators to open their franchise to community development. The Fazbear Fanverse initiative introduces projects by community members with the full support of the developer - up to and including merchandise. We wish more developers would share the love. Instead of going to conventions this year, DC held a FanDome event. Amid an endless stream of new games and tv shows, they revealed more about Robert Pattinson's The Batman. Turns out DJ isn't just a Marvel hippie, he likes DC too. At $20 each, a set of fire detecting wind chimes probably aren't what you want for Christmas, but a grid of these in a forest can detect fires and report them back to base with no battery needed. Now we just need one for flame wars. This week, DJ dropped in to kill tons of robots. Professor bootstrapped industry on a small island and spent a lot of time waiting. Seizing the means of Five Nights at Freddy's Production - https://www.reddit.com/r/Games/comments/ie9zh6/scott_cawthon_creator_of_five_nights_at_freddys/ Goodies from the DC FanDome virtual event - https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/22/21397238/fandome-dc-zack-snyder-justice-league-batman-robert-pattinson-black-adam-gotham-knights A self-powered wildfire detector - https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/08/self-powered-wildfire-detector-could-help-prevent-deadly-blazes Games Played DJ – SUPER CIRCUIT BREAKERS - https://store.steampowered.com/app/1214540/SUPER_CIRCUIT_BREAKERS/ Rating: 3/5 Professor - Forager - https://store.steampowered.com/app/751780/Forager/ Rating: 4.5/5 Other topics discussed New Coronavirus restrictions in Queensland - https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-28/coronavirus-queensland-new-cases-wacol-jail-gold-coast/12589542 The Fazbear Fanverse Initiative! - https://www.reddit.com/r/fivenightsatfreddys/comments/ie911w/the_fazbear_fanverse_initiative/ China has a big plan to become the global centre of the games industry - https://www.pocketgamer.biz/asia/comment-and-opinion/72500/china-has-a-big-plan-to-become-the-global-centre-of-the-games-industry/ Tpuhou project (bullet hell shoot 'em up video game series created by one-man Japanese dōjin soft developer Team Shanghai Alice. Since 1995, Jun'ya "ZUN" Ōta has independently developed programming, graphics, writing, and music for the series, self-publishing 22 main titles as of August 2019. The Touhou Project has become notable as a prominent source of Japanese dōjin content, with the series spawning a vast body of fan-made works including artwork, music, print works, video games, anime, and Internet memes. The popularity of the series and its derivative works has been attributed in part to the few restrictions placed by ZUN on the use of his characters and settings.) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Touhou_Project Metro (franchise consisting of novels and video games, which began with the release of Dmitry Glukhovsky's Metro 2033 novel in 2005. Although it began in Russia, the project enjoys plenty of popularity in Poland, Romania, Hungary, Ukraine and Germany as well. Ukrainian studio 4A Games had developed three video games set in the universe: Metro 2033 (2010), Metro: Last Light (2013) and Metro Exodus (2019).) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metro_(franchise) Bethesda Creation Club - https://creationclub.bethesda.net/en Following paid mods fiasco, Bethesda launch Fallout 4 CreationClub - https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/08/29/fallout-4-creation-club-launched-not-paid-mods/ What is Creation Club? Bethesda’s new scheme is a store for premium mods (in all but name) - https://www.gamesradar.com/au/what-is-creation-club-bethesdas-new-scheme-is-a-store-for-premium-mods-in-all-but-name/ Star Citizen (an in-development multiplaye...

59 min3 w ago
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Five Nights at Freddy's, DC FanDome & Self-powered wildfire detector

Del Toro Pinnochio, Roblox Porn & Herpes Cure

EOnce more unto the breach... We finally have a cast list for Del Toro's Pinnochio, featuring some huge names like Tilda Swinton, Finn Wolfhard and David Bradley, AKA David Bowie, the kid from Stranger Things and the first Doctor. How do you stop kids from seeing things they shouldn't on the internet? How does Roblox maintain one of the highest child safety ratings of an online community? Lots of moderators, mostly. You might not even know you've got it, but with a promising cure around the corner, you can rest assured that you won't have Herpes. And the implications for other hard to treat viral infections are humongous. This week DJ played Minion Masters and Professor beat up his friends in TMNT: Shadows of the Past. Del Toro Pinnochio movie update - https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/guillermo-del-toro-signs-netflix-deal-casts-tilda-swinton-finn-wolfhard-in-pinocchio-exclusive The war on porn in Roblox - https://www.fastcompany.com/90539906/sex-lies-and-video-games-inside-roblox-war-on-porn There is cure for the Herpes virus - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-17936-5 Games Played DJ – Minion Masters - https://store.steampowered.com/app/489520/Minion_Masters/ Rating: 3/5 Professor – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows of the Past - https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/180771/teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-shadows-past Rating: 4.5/5 Other topics discussed Genghis Khan Canceled by Twitter Users More Than 800 Years After His Death - https://heavy.com/news/2020/08/genghis-khan-canceled-twitter-trending/ Gregory Mann (child actor and musician, who is apart ofthe Mouse Band in the 2019 film adaptation ofCats.) - https://catsmusical.fandom.com/wiki/Gregory_Mann Mouse Band (portrayed byJamal Ahmed,Joel Swedensky, Temba Mliswa, Leonardo FengandGregory Mann. The Mouse Band is consisted of five mice who all play a different instrument. They live insideJennyanydots'sand are taught music, crocheting, and tatting.) - https://catsmusical.fandom.com/wiki/Mouse_Band Gregory Mann (Gregory Mann is an actor, known for The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018), Victoria (2016) and Pinocchio (2021)) - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm9640481/ David Bradley (English actor. He is known for playing Argus Filch in the Harry Potter film series, Walder Frey in the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones. In 2012, Bradley played Solomon in the Doctor Who episode "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship". In 2013, Bradley portrayed William Hartnell, the actor who played the First Doctor, in the Doctor Who docudrama An Adventure in Space and Time. He returned to Doctor Who in 2017, appearing as the First Doctor in "The Doctor Falls" and "Twice Upon a Time". Since January 2018, Bradley has reprised the role in a series of audio stories released by Big Finish entitled The First Doctor Adventures. ) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Bradley_(English_actor) Twice Upon A Time (an episode of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, written by Steven Moffat, directed by Rachel Talalay, and was broadcast as the thirteenth Christmas special on 25 December 2017 on BBC One. It features the final regular appearance of Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor, the first official appearance of Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor, and guest-stars David Bradley as the First Doctor, having previously portrayed original First Doctor actor William Hartnell in the 2013 docudrama An Adventure in Space and Time.) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twice_Upon_a_Time_(Doctor_Who) More info on the rest of the Pinnochio movie cast - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinocchio_(2021_film)#Voice_cast Mangiafuoco (a fictional character who appears in Carlo Collodi's 1883 book The Adventures of Pinocchio (Le avventure di Pinocchio).) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mangiafuoco Coronavirus health alert issued for Brisbane cafe after woman tests positive -... &...

56 minAUG 24
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Del Toro Pinnochio, Roblox Porn & Herpes Cure

Apple Vs The World, Dr Christopher Ecceslstone & Ocean World Ceres

EYou can call us whatever you want, just don't call us late for dinner. Although late for releasing the episode, yeah, that's fine. Epic are going to war against Apple and Google. Microsoft and Stadia are joining the battle against Apple. Only the courts can decide if Apple should be allowed to control everything on your phone. Stallman was right. The 9th Doctor is back in Big Finish for a series of audio plays. More Christopher Eccelstone? There aren't many people complaining. Ceres is home to an underground ocean which could provide the conditions needed for life. Maybe the penguins have some fishy space friends. Join us next time for a hopefully on time release. Apple VS Microsoft & Stadia - https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-08-07-facebook-finally-launches-facebook-gaming-on-ios-but-with-no-games Dr Christopher Ecceslstone returns - https://bleedingcool.com/tv/christopher-eccleston-returns-to-doctor-who-as-the-doctor-in-2021/ There is an Ocean World and its called Ceres - https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2020-08-11/nasa-spacecraft-dawn-reveals-dwarf-planet-ceres-ocean-world/12535630 Games Played DJ – League Of Legends - https://oce.leagueoflegends.com/en-au/ Rating: 3/5 Professor – Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout - https://store.steampowered.com/app/1097150/Fall_Guys_Ultimate_Knockout/ Rating: 4/5 Other topics discussed Epic Games VS Apple & Google - https://www.polygon.com/2020/8/17/21372119/fortnite-apple-google-sued-epic-games-lawsuit Coronavirus update: Russia starts manufacturing vaccine as cases near 1 million - https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-16/coronavirus-update-russia-starts-manufacturing-vaccine/12562298 Facebook to Introduce an App for Gaming - https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/19/technology/facebook-app-gaming.html Microsoft Lumia ((previously the Nokia Lumia Series) is a discontinued line of mobile devices that was originally designed and marketed by Nokia and later by Microsoft Mobile. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Lumia Google Pixel (Google Pixel is a brand of consumer electronic devices developed by Google that run either Chrome OS or the Android operating system.) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Pixel Nineteen Eighty-Fortnite - #FreeFortnite - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euiSHuaw6Q4 1984 (an American television commercial that introduced the Apple Macintosh personal computer. Scott later admitted that he accepted brutal budget constraints because he believed in the ad's concept, outlining how the total cost was less than $250,000 and that he used local skinheads to portray the broken, pale "drones" in the commercial.) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1984_(advertisement)#Development Apple, Google Pull ‘Fortnite’ From App Stores Over Epic Games Circumventing In-App PaymentsRule - https://variety.com/2020/digital/news/apple-pulls-fortnite-app-store-violating-payment-rule-1234734404/ Tumblr removed from Apple app store over abuse images - https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-46275138 Tumblr will ban all adult content on December 17th - https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/3/18123752/tumblr-adult-content-porn-ban-date-explicit-changes-why-safe-mode Tumblr's Porn-Detecting AI flags other content not NSFW - https://www.wired.com/story/tumblr-porn-ai-adult-content/ Tumblr once sold for $1.1 billion. The owner of WordPress just bought the site for 3 million. - https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/08/13/tumblr-once-sold-billion-owner-wordpress-just-bought-site-fraction-that/ Antennagate (The name Apple founder Steve Jobs gave to the controversy over the iPhone 4's antenna after initial users complained of dropped calls and Consumer Reports would not recommend it.) - https://www.pcmag.com/encyclopedia/term/antennagate Charge You iPhone In A Microwave - 4chan Trolls Apple Users With A Hilarious Prank Called 'Wave' - https://www.voomed.com/4chan-trolls-apple-users-hilarious-prank-feature-called-wave/ Big Finish Prod...

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Apple Vs The World, Dr Christopher Ecceslstone & Ocean World Ceres

Predator defecation, Digital Distribution & Poor Accounting

EDeviboy has gone missing. What nefarious act has the DJ performed? Where is our co-host? Don't worry, he isn't dead, just busy.It's enough to make your butthole clench. Or it would be, if you were a frog. A species of beetle has been discovered that used predator defecation in order to escape being lunch. It's a bit gross, but points for style.It's time to enter the future and go entirely digital, according to Take Two's CEO. DJ likes his feelies too much to stop buying physical collectors editions though. Maybe we could convince him with a VR house full of VR collectables?If you need motivation to get your accounting in order, it turns out animators in Japan are being short changed by the incompetence of the studios' finance teams. Poor business skills in a highly in demand creative industry? Say it ain't so!This week DJ did nothing of note while Professor hiked across Iceland with a baby.The beetle now has a special power : predator defecation- https://www.inverse.com/science/scientists-discover-the-bizarre-way-this-beetle-escapes-almost-certain-death- https://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(20)30842-3?_returnURL=https%3A%2F%2Flinkinghub.elsevier.com%2Fretrieve%2Fpii%2FS0960982220308423%3Fshowall%3DtrueTake Two CEO’s digital warning- https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-08-03-take-two-ceo-its-a-matter-of-time-before-the-business-is-entirely-digitalPoor accounting = Low animator wages- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2020-07-30/tokyo-keizai-poor-accounting-at-animation-production-studios-is-the-reason-behind-low-animator-wages/.162383Games PlayedDJ– DNPRating: 0Dev-i-boy– DEATH STRANDING -https://store.steampowered.com/app/1190460/DEATH_STRANDING/Rating: 4/5Other topics discussedDonald Trump signs executive order effectively banning TikTok, WeChat in US in 45 days- https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-07/trump-issues-tiktok-executive-order/12533938Microsoft pushes ahead to buy TikTok after US President Donald Trump said he would ban the app in the US- https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-04/tiktok-sale-to-microsoft-australia-us-impact-ban/12521546Facebook launches its new TikTok clone, Instagram Reels- https://www.smh.com.au/technology/facebook-launches-its-new-tiktok-clone-instagram-reels-20200806-p55izc.html-

59 minAUG 11
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Predator defecation, Digital Distribution & Poor Accounting

Nintendo Leaks, The Witcher Prequel Series & Smallpox

EIt has happened. The DJ kept within the time limit.This week the Professor took a sabbatical and its Dev-i-boy’s last episode before he takes his own sabbatical.We saw some big big leaks from Nintendo which might have some massive reveals such as a Luigi in Mario 64. Could this help or hurt Nintendo, who knows but one is for a certain we might some leaks from other companies in the near future.Toss a coin to your Witcher, O Valley of Plenty, O Valley of Plenty, and this time we are gonna see plenty of backstory in the new Witcher series, The Witcher : Blood Origin. We might have more insight about the Witchers...Speaking of insight, there is now a new theory that what killed the Vikings was not the penguins but smallpox…This week, DJ embraced his inner child by playing M.A.S.S Builder and Dev-i-Boy played good cop bad cop in The Red Stare.Big Nintendo leak, massive early game revelations- https://www.polygon.com/2020/7/26/21339018/nintendo-gigaleak-super-mario-64-zelda-pokemon-wha...

54 minAUG 4
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Nintendo Leaks, The Witcher Prequel Series & Smallpox

Smile, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Paul Allen’s Living Computers Museum + Labs & BRZRKR

EHas Professor finally found a way to keep DJ in the time limit? Some say yes.Can a smile really make you think better of someone? What if it would make you think worse of them? This study looked at the perceived trustworthiness of people with various disorders, but the Nerds think it's not particularly rigorous.Microsoft Flight Simulator will come with a physical edition including a lovely hardcover flight manual, and ten discs. TEN discs. It's going to be a pretty significant drive eater but if you don't have a good internet connection or want a pretty book this is the way to go.It's time to say goodbye to Paul Allen's Living Computer Museum + Labs. Paul's museum is the only place a regular civilian can access the classic Big Iron mainframes of the 60s and 70s, but they've recently announced their temporary closure which is sounding more and more permanent as more news comes out. Now if you'll excuse us, Professor needs to have a bit of a cry.Keanu Reeves is writing a comic book ca...

67 minJUL 28
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Smile, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Paul Allen’s Living Computers Museum + Labs & BRZRKR

Half-Life projects, Comic-Con program guide, Playstation Factory & Esports Mental Toughness

EFirst, Dev-i-boy found a list of Valve games that never came out. These games were created in the dark times before Half Life: Alyx was announced, and include some interesting looks at what Half Life 3 could have been.You can't go to Comic-Con this year, but you can watch it online. There's a great program with tons of shows including comics, television and gaming news. It's also probably the most accessible Comic-Con ever, since you don't need to leave your house and the shows are free.First the robots came for the car factory jobs, and I said nothing. Then they came for the Playstation 4 assembly jobs, and I said "Cool, that's some nice tech". Sony has almost fully automated their assembly line and only use four people on the ends of a single assembly line that makes one console every 30 seconds. It's awesome.Esports are stressful, and high skill players show the same signs of stress as their analogue counterparts. This doesn't surprise the Nerds at all, but it's an interesting st...

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Life on Venus, Sid Meier's Civilisation & Rick Riordan's Kane Chronicles

ETake a look at the phosphine, clouding in the atmos. Oh man, wonder if we'll ever know, It's the craziest news, is there life on Venus? It's been a long time since Sid Meier first put keyboard to code, but these days he thinks he wouldn't even play his seminal work, Civilisation, if it hadn't been created nearly 30 years ago. Is he a boomer saying kids have no taste, or does he have a point? Rick Riordan hates the movie adaptations of Percy Jackson. Netflix have brought him on to make a new TV series based on his Kane Chronicles books. Let's see if he goes the distance or if he gets pushed out like the Avatar writers did. This week DJ tried Ubisoft's new Cyberpunk Battle Royale, and Professor fell over himself to try the new Fall Guys level variations and obliterated space fleets in Star Realms. Move over life on Mars...There is life on Venus - https://www.space.com/venus-clouds-possible-life-chemical-discovery.html - https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/life-on-venus-breakthrough-initiatives-funds-study-of-possible-biosignature/ Sid Meier’s take on strategy games - https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/games/sid-meier-interview-civilisation-memoir-autobiography-b404968.html?utm_source=reddit.com A new Rick Riordan adaptation coming to Netflix - https://deadline.com/2020/09/rick-riordan-developing-feature-adaptations-of-the-kane-chronicles-at-netflix-1234576111/ Games Played DJ – Hyper Scape - https://www.ubisoft.com/en-au/game/hyper-scape Rating: 3/5 Professor - Fall Guys - https://store.steampowered.com/app/1097150/Fall_Guys_Ultimate_Knockout/ - Star Realms - https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/147020/star-realms Rating: Fall Guys – 6/5 Star Realms - 4/5 Other topics discussed More info on Life on Venus - https://ras.ac.uk/news-and-press/news/hints-life-venus Morus (a genus of flowering plants in the family Moraceae, consists of diverse species of deciduous trees commonly known as mulberries, growing wild and under cultivation in many temperate world regions.) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morus_(plant) Mulberry pancakes recipe - https://www.marthastewart.com/1142650/mulberry-pancakes The Search for Life on Venus Could Start With This Private Company - https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/15/science/venus-life-rocketlab.html Phosphine (a colorless, flammable, very toxic gas compound with the chemical formula PH3, classed as a pnictogen hydride. Pure phosphine is odorless, but technical grade samples have a highly unpleasant odor like rotting fish.) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phosphine Parker Solar Probe (NASA robotic spacecraft launched in 2018 with the mission of making observations of the outer corona of the Sun. As of its perihelion on 29 January 2020, the Parker Solar Probe's closest approach is 18.7million kilometres (11.6×106mi). This will be surpassed after each successive flyby of Venus.) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parker_Solar_Probe Pioneer Venus 1 (NASA's Pioneer Venus 1 was the first of a two-spacecraft orbiter-probe combination designed to study the atmosphere of Venus. It was the first American spacecraft to orbit Venus.) - https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/missions/pioneer-venus-1/in-depth/ Venera (the name given to a series of space probes developed by the Soviet Union between 1961 and 1984 to gather information about the planet Venus. Ten probes successfully landed on the surface of the planet, including the two Vega program and Venera-Halley probes, while thirteen probes successfully entered the Venusian atmosphere. Due to the extreme surface conditions on Venus, the probes could only survive for a short period on the surface, with times ranging from 23 minutes to two hours.) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venera Why Mars Is the Best Planet - https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/01/mars-is-the-best-planet/512654/ More Info about Venus - https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/venus/overview/ How Far Away is Venus...

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Petrified CO2, Team Fortress 2 Bots & Akon's Wakanda

EFirst I was afraid, I was petrified. Thought I'd never be carbon sequestered. But the scientists don't care. They don't need a basilisk (or catchy disco songs) to petrify CO2 in industrial waste. The technological singularity wasn't supposed to happen like this. TF2 bots have decided they don't need us meatbags anymore and are going to war against hackers. It's only a matter of time before the bots go up against their creator. Akon is designing a city in Senegal specifically to attract economic giants and create a home away from home for the black diaspora. WAkonda forever. This week Professor reached into his magic powers and DJ did nothing at all. Industrial waste’s new superpower : Petrification - https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/09/industrial-waste-can-turn-planet-warming-carbon-dioxide-stone Team Fortress 2 : Bots vs Bots - https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2020-09-04-the-team-fortress-2-community-is-fighting-bots-with-bots A real life Wakanda powered by Akon - https://comicbook.com/movies/news/black-panther-wakanda-akon-6-billion-senegal/ Games Played DJ – DNP Rating: 0/5 Professor - Spellbreak - https://playspellbreak.com/en Rating: 3.5/5 Other topics discussed Ōkunoshima (A small island in the Inland Sea of Japan. It is often called Usagi Shima (うさぎ島, "Rabbit Island") because of the numerous feral rabbits that roam the island. The rabbits are rather tame and will approach humans.) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5%8Ckunoshima This Island Is Overrun With Rabbits—Here's Why It's a Problem - https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2017/12/rabbit-island-japan-overrun-tourism-spd/ Charcoal (a lightweight black carbon residue produced by strongly heating wood (or other animal and plant materials) so as to drive off all water and other volatile constituents. In the traditional version of this pyrolysis process, called charcoal burning, the heat is supplied by burning part of the starting material itself, with a limited supply of oxygen.) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charcoal The Changing Role of Coal in Electrical Generation - https://www.nuscalepower.com/environment/coal-plants Half-life (The term is commonly used in nuclear physics to describe how quickly unstable atoms undergo, or how long stable atoms survive, radioactive decay. The term is also used more generally to characterize any type of exponential or non-exponential decay. For example, the medical sciences refer to the biological half-life of drugs and other chemicals in the human body. The converse of half-life is doubling time.) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Half-life Coal Ash Is More Radioactive Than Nuclear Waste - https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/coal-ash-is-more-radioactive-than-nuclear-waste/ How Carbon Tax Works - https://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/green-science/carbon-tax.htm Carbon Tax (a tax levied on the carbon content of fuels, generally in the transport and energy sector. Carbon taxes are a form of carbon pricing.) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_tax A Big Piece of Garbage (episode eight in season one of Futurama. Much of the episode is a spoof of the 1998 film Armageddon; however, instead of Earth being threatened by an asteroid, it is threatened by a giant ball of garbage.) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Big_Piece_of_Garbage LMAOBOX Project - https://lmaobox.net/ Grey Hat (a computer hacker or computer security expert who may sometimes violate laws or typical ethical standards, but does not have the malicious intent typical of a black hat hacker.) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grey_hat George Hotz (alias geohot, is an American security hacker. He is known for developing iOS jailbreaks, reverse engineering the PlayStation 3, and for the subsequent lawsuit against Sony. Since September 2015, he is working on his vehicle automation machine learning company comma.ai.) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Hotz Hacker, iOS researcher Jonathan Zdzia...

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Fruit Peel Waste, Resident Evil & Destiny 2

EWhat do you do with your food waste? Hopefully, you can compost it and grow new food. But if you had industrial amounts of orange peel, what would you do with it? Recycle lithium batteries This sounds like a fake life hack, but it's real. Resident Evil is adding a third alternative timeline to the plot, with a Netflix series. DJ hates the sound of it, there's a lot of odd character decisions coming. Bungie are locking away Destiny 2's content in a vault. The problem is, even Danny Ocean can't get into this vault. This week DJ commits genocide against robots and Professor races jellybeans for a crown. Put yourself in suspended animation, because we're done for another week. Fruit peel waste can recycle spent Lithium-Ion Batteries - https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/08/200826101623.htm - https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.est.0c02873 Resident Evil Netflix series - https://www.empireonline.com/movies/news/new-resident-evil-series-netflix/ Putting Destiny 2's content under lock and key - https://www.forbes.com/sites/paultassi/2020/08/22/destiny-2-and-the-ethics-of-deleting-two-years-of-paid-content/#23ee0c2a19bd Games Played DJ – SUPER CIRCUIT BREAKERS - https://store.steampowered.com/app/1214540/SUPER_CIRCUIT_BREAKERS/ Rating: 3.5/5 Professor - Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout - https://store.steampowered.com/app/1097150/Fall_Guys_Ultimate_Knockout/ Rating: 4/5 Other topics discussed Lithium-ion battery (A lithium-ion battery or Li-ion battery (abbreviated as LIB) is a type of rechargeable battery. Lithium-ion batteries are commonly used for portable electronics and electric vehicles and are growing in popularity for military and aerospace applications.) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithium-ion_battery Chemistry and capacity of AA battery (Primary (non-rechargeable) zinc–carbon (dry cell) AA batteries have around 400–900 milliampere hours capacity, with measured capacity highly dependent on test conditions, duty cycle, and cut-off voltage. Zinc–carbon batteries are usually marketed as "general purpose" batteries.) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AA_battery#Chemistry_and_capacity bigclivedotcom - What's inside Eneloop and LIDL NiMh cells (fire, apparently) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBg4ximDrsk AA battery (also called a double A, penlite or Mignon (French for "cute" or "adorable") battery, is a standard size single cell cylindrical dry battery. The IEC 60086 system calls it size R6, and ANSI C18 calls it size 15. AA batteries are common in portable electronic devices. An AA battery is composed of a single electrochemical cell that may be either a primary battery (disposable) or a rechargeable battery.) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AA_battery Kony 2012 (2012 American short documentary film produced by Invisible Children, Inc. (authors of Invisible Children). The film's purpose was to make Ugandan cult and militia leader, indicted war criminal and the International Criminal Court fugitive Joseph Kony globally known in order to have him arrested by the end of 2012, when the campaign expired.) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kony_2012 Limes Guy / Why Can't I Hold All These Limes? (Why Can't I Hold All These Limes? is an image macro series featuring a man attempting to carry several limes in his hands while they appear to be falling from his grasp.) - https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/limes-guy-why-cant-i-hold-all-these-limes Lithium-ion Safety Concerns - https://batteryuniversity.com/learn/archive/lithium_ion_safety_concerns Glass Recycling (processing of waste glass into usable products. Glass that is crushed and ready to be remelted is called cullet. There are two types of cullet: internal and external. Heat-resistant glass, such as Pyrex or borosilicate glass, must not be part of the glass recycling stream, because even a small piece of such material will alter the viscosity of the fluid in the furnace at remelt.) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glass_recycling E...

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Five Nights at Freddy's, DC FanDome & Self-powered wildfire detector

EWhat metal based wind instrument can DJ play better than he can pronounce? It also doubles as a fire detection method, but that'll all make sense later. The Five Nights at Freddy's developer Scott Cawthorne is joining the small, but dedicated, ranks of creators to open their franchise to community development. The Fazbear Fanverse initiative introduces projects by community members with the full support of the developer - up to and including merchandise. We wish more developers would share the love. Instead of going to conventions this year, DC held a FanDome event. Amid an endless stream of new games and tv shows, they revealed more about Robert Pattinson's The Batman. Turns out DJ isn't just a Marvel hippie, he likes DC too. At $20 each, a set of fire detecting wind chimes probably aren't what you want for Christmas, but a grid of these in a forest can detect fires and report them back to base with no battery needed. Now we just need one for flame wars. This week, DJ dropped in to kill tons of robots. Professor bootstrapped industry on a small island and spent a lot of time waiting. Seizing the means of Five Nights at Freddy's Production - https://www.reddit.com/r/Games/comments/ie9zh6/scott_cawthon_creator_of_five_nights_at_freddys/ Goodies from the DC FanDome virtual event - https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/22/21397238/fandome-dc-zack-snyder-justice-league-batman-robert-pattinson-black-adam-gotham-knights A self-powered wildfire detector - https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/08/self-powered-wildfire-detector-could-help-prevent-deadly-blazes Games Played DJ – SUPER CIRCUIT BREAKERS - https://store.steampowered.com/app/1214540/SUPER_CIRCUIT_BREAKERS/ Rating: 3/5 Professor - Forager - https://store.steampowered.com/app/751780/Forager/ Rating: 4.5/5 Other topics discussed New Coronavirus restrictions in Queensland - https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-28/coronavirus-queensland-new-cases-wacol-jail-gold-coast/12589542 The Fazbear Fanverse Initiative! - https://www.reddit.com/r/fivenightsatfreddys/comments/ie911w/the_fazbear_fanverse_initiative/ China has a big plan to become the global centre of the games industry - https://www.pocketgamer.biz/asia/comment-and-opinion/72500/china-has-a-big-plan-to-become-the-global-centre-of-the-games-industry/ Tpuhou project (bullet hell shoot 'em up video game series created by one-man Japanese dōjin soft developer Team Shanghai Alice. Since 1995, Jun'ya "ZUN" Ōta has independently developed programming, graphics, writing, and music for the series, self-publishing 22 main titles as of August 2019. The Touhou Project has become notable as a prominent source of Japanese dōjin content, with the series spawning a vast body of fan-made works including artwork, music, print works, video games, anime, and Internet memes. The popularity of the series and its derivative works has been attributed in part to the few restrictions placed by ZUN on the use of his characters and settings.) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Touhou_Project Metro (franchise consisting of novels and video games, which began with the release of Dmitry Glukhovsky's Metro 2033 novel in 2005. Although it began in Russia, the project enjoys plenty of popularity in Poland, Romania, Hungary, Ukraine and Germany as well. Ukrainian studio 4A Games had developed three video games set in the universe: Metro 2033 (2010), Metro: Last Light (2013) and Metro Exodus (2019).) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metro_(franchise) Bethesda Creation Club - https://creationclub.bethesda.net/en Following paid mods fiasco, Bethesda launch Fallout 4 CreationClub - https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/08/29/fallout-4-creation-club-launched-not-paid-mods/ What is Creation Club? Bethesda’s new scheme is a store for premium mods (in all but name) - https://www.gamesradar.com/au/what-is-creation-club-bethesdas-new-scheme-is-a-store-for-premium-mods-in-all-but-name/ Star Citizen (an in-development multiplaye...

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Del Toro Pinnochio, Roblox Porn & Herpes Cure

EOnce more unto the breach... We finally have a cast list for Del Toro's Pinnochio, featuring some huge names like Tilda Swinton, Finn Wolfhard and David Bradley, AKA David Bowie, the kid from Stranger Things and the first Doctor. How do you stop kids from seeing things they shouldn't on the internet? How does Roblox maintain one of the highest child safety ratings of an online community? Lots of moderators, mostly. You might not even know you've got it, but with a promising cure around the corner, you can rest assured that you won't have Herpes. And the implications for other hard to treat viral infections are humongous. This week DJ played Minion Masters and Professor beat up his friends in TMNT: Shadows of the Past. Del Toro Pinnochio movie update - https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/guillermo-del-toro-signs-netflix-deal-casts-tilda-swinton-finn-wolfhard-in-pinocchio-exclusive The war on porn in Roblox - https://www.fastcompany.com/90539906/sex-lies-and-video-games-inside-roblox-war-on-porn There is cure for the Herpes virus - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-17936-5 Games Played DJ – Minion Masters - https://store.steampowered.com/app/489520/Minion_Masters/ Rating: 3/5 Professor – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows of the Past - https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/180771/teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-shadows-past Rating: 4.5/5 Other topics discussed Genghis Khan Canceled by Twitter Users More Than 800 Years After His Death - https://heavy.com/news/2020/08/genghis-khan-canceled-twitter-trending/ Gregory Mann (child actor and musician, who is apart ofthe Mouse Band in the 2019 film adaptation ofCats.) - https://catsmusical.fandom.com/wiki/Gregory_Mann Mouse Band (portrayed byJamal Ahmed,Joel Swedensky, Temba Mliswa, Leonardo FengandGregory Mann. The Mouse Band is consisted of five mice who all play a different instrument. They live insideJennyanydots'sand are taught music, crocheting, and tatting.) - https://catsmusical.fandom.com/wiki/Mouse_Band Gregory Mann (Gregory Mann is an actor, known for The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018), Victoria (2016) and Pinocchio (2021)) - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm9640481/ David Bradley (English actor. He is known for playing Argus Filch in the Harry Potter film series, Walder Frey in the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones. In 2012, Bradley played Solomon in the Doctor Who episode "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship". In 2013, Bradley portrayed William Hartnell, the actor who played the First Doctor, in the Doctor Who docudrama An Adventure in Space and Time. He returned to Doctor Who in 2017, appearing as the First Doctor in "The Doctor Falls" and "Twice Upon a Time". Since January 2018, Bradley has reprised the role in a series of audio stories released by Big Finish entitled The First Doctor Adventures. ) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Bradley_(English_actor) Twice Upon A Time (an episode of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, written by Steven Moffat, directed by Rachel Talalay, and was broadcast as the thirteenth Christmas special on 25 December 2017 on BBC One. It features the final regular appearance of Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor, the first official appearance of Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor, and guest-stars David Bradley as the First Doctor, having previously portrayed original First Doctor actor William Hartnell in the 2013 docudrama An Adventure in Space and Time.) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twice_Upon_a_Time_(Doctor_Who) More info on the rest of the Pinnochio movie cast - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinocchio_(2021_film)#Voice_cast Mangiafuoco (a fictional character who appears in Carlo Collodi's 1883 book The Adventures of Pinocchio (Le avventure di Pinocchio).) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mangiafuoco Coronavirus health alert issued for Brisbane cafe after woman tests positive -... &...

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Apple Vs The World, Dr Christopher Ecceslstone & Ocean World Ceres

EYou can call us whatever you want, just don't call us late for dinner. Although late for releasing the episode, yeah, that's fine. Epic are going to war against Apple and Google. Microsoft and Stadia are joining the battle against Apple. Only the courts can decide if Apple should be allowed to control everything on your phone. Stallman was right. The 9th Doctor is back in Big Finish for a series of audio plays. More Christopher Eccelstone? There aren't many people complaining. Ceres is home to an underground ocean which could provide the conditions needed for life. Maybe the penguins have some fishy space friends. Join us next time for a hopefully on time release. Apple VS Microsoft & Stadia - https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-08-07-facebook-finally-launches-facebook-gaming-on-ios-but-with-no-games Dr Christopher Ecceslstone returns - https://bleedingcool.com/tv/christopher-eccleston-returns-to-doctor-who-as-the-doctor-in-2021/ There is an Ocean World and its called Ceres - https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2020-08-11/nasa-spacecraft-dawn-reveals-dwarf-planet-ceres-ocean-world/12535630 Games Played DJ – League Of Legends - https://oce.leagueoflegends.com/en-au/ Rating: 3/5 Professor – Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout - https://store.steampowered.com/app/1097150/Fall_Guys_Ultimate_Knockout/ Rating: 4/5 Other topics discussed Epic Games VS Apple & Google - https://www.polygon.com/2020/8/17/21372119/fortnite-apple-google-sued-epic-games-lawsuit Coronavirus update: Russia starts manufacturing vaccine as cases near 1 million - https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-16/coronavirus-update-russia-starts-manufacturing-vaccine/12562298 Facebook to Introduce an App for Gaming - https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/19/technology/facebook-app-gaming.html Microsoft Lumia ((previously the Nokia Lumia Series) is a discontinued line of mobile devices that was originally designed and marketed by Nokia and later by Microsoft Mobile. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Lumia Google Pixel (Google Pixel is a brand of consumer electronic devices developed by Google that run either Chrome OS or the Android operating system.) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Pixel Nineteen Eighty-Fortnite - #FreeFortnite - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euiSHuaw6Q4 1984 (an American television commercial that introduced the Apple Macintosh personal computer. Scott later admitted that he accepted brutal budget constraints because he believed in the ad's concept, outlining how the total cost was less than $250,000 and that he used local skinheads to portray the broken, pale "drones" in the commercial.) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1984_(advertisement)#Development Apple, Google Pull ‘Fortnite’ From App Stores Over Epic Games Circumventing In-App PaymentsRule - https://variety.com/2020/digital/news/apple-pulls-fortnite-app-store-violating-payment-rule-1234734404/ Tumblr removed from Apple app store over abuse images - https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-46275138 Tumblr will ban all adult content on December 17th - https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/3/18123752/tumblr-adult-content-porn-ban-date-explicit-changes-why-safe-mode Tumblr's Porn-Detecting AI flags other content not NSFW - https://www.wired.com/story/tumblr-porn-ai-adult-content/ Tumblr once sold for $1.1 billion. The owner of WordPress just bought the site for 3 million. - https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/08/13/tumblr-once-sold-billion-owner-wordpress-just-bought-site-fraction-that/ Antennagate (The name Apple founder Steve Jobs gave to the controversy over the iPhone 4's antenna after initial users complained of dropped calls and Consumer Reports would not recommend it.) - https://www.pcmag.com/encyclopedia/term/antennagate Charge You iPhone In A Microwave - 4chan Trolls Apple Users With A Hilarious Prank Called 'Wave' - https://www.voomed.com/4chan-trolls-apple-users-hilarious-prank-feature-called-wave/ Big Finish Prod...

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Apple Vs The World, Dr Christopher Ecceslstone & Ocean World Ceres

Predator defecation, Digital Distribution & Poor Accounting

EDeviboy has gone missing. What nefarious act has the DJ performed? Where is our co-host? Don't worry, he isn't dead, just busy.It's enough to make your butthole clench. Or it would be, if you were a frog. A species of beetle has been discovered that used predator defecation in order to escape being lunch. It's a bit gross, but points for style.It's time to enter the future and go entirely digital, according to Take Two's CEO. DJ likes his feelies too much to stop buying physical collectors editions though. Maybe we could convince him with a VR house full of VR collectables?If you need motivation to get your accounting in order, it turns out animators in Japan are being short changed by the incompetence of the studios' finance teams. Poor business skills in a highly in demand creative industry? Say it ain't so!This week DJ did nothing of note while Professor hiked across Iceland with a baby.The beetle now has a special power : predator defecation- https://www.inverse.com/science/scientists-discover-the-bizarre-way-this-beetle-escapes-almost-certain-death- https://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(20)30842-3?_returnURL=https%3A%2F%2Flinkinghub.elsevier.com%2Fretrieve%2Fpii%2FS0960982220308423%3Fshowall%3DtrueTake Two CEO’s digital warning- https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-08-03-take-two-ceo-its-a-matter-of-time-before-the-business-is-entirely-digitalPoor accounting = Low animator wages- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2020-07-30/tokyo-keizai-poor-accounting-at-animation-production-studios-is-the-reason-behind-low-animator-wages/.162383Games PlayedDJ– DNPRating: 0Dev-i-boy– DEATH STRANDING -https://store.steampowered.com/app/1190460/DEATH_STRANDING/Rating: 4/5Other topics discussedDonald Trump signs executive order effectively banning TikTok, WeChat in US in 45 days- https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-07/trump-issues-tiktok-executive-order/12533938Microsoft pushes ahead to buy TikTok after US President Donald Trump said he would ban the app in the US- https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-04/tiktok-sale-to-microsoft-australia-us-impact-ban/12521546Facebook launches its new TikTok clone, Instagram Reels- https://www.smh.com.au/technology/facebook-launches-its-new-tiktok-clone-instagram-reels-20200806-p55izc.html-

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Nintendo Leaks, The Witcher Prequel Series & Smallpox

EIt has happened. The DJ kept within the time limit.This week the Professor took a sabbatical and its Dev-i-boy’s last episode before he takes his own sabbatical.We saw some big big leaks from Nintendo which might have some massive reveals such as a Luigi in Mario 64. Could this help or hurt Nintendo, who knows but one is for a certain we might some leaks from other companies in the near future.Toss a coin to your Witcher, O Valley of Plenty, O Valley of Plenty, and this time we are gonna see plenty of backstory in the new Witcher series, The Witcher : Blood Origin. We might have more insight about the Witchers...Speaking of insight, there is now a new theory that what killed the Vikings was not the penguins but smallpox…This week, DJ embraced his inner child by playing M.A.S.S Builder and Dev-i-Boy played good cop bad cop in The Red Stare.Big Nintendo leak, massive early game revelations- https://www.polygon.com/2020/7/26/21339018/nintendo-gigaleak-super-mario-64-zelda-pokemon-wha...

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Nintendo Leaks, The Witcher Prequel Series & Smallpox

Smile, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Paul Allen’s Living Computers Museum + Labs & BRZRKR

EHas Professor finally found a way to keep DJ in the time limit? Some say yes.Can a smile really make you think better of someone? What if it would make you think worse of them? This study looked at the perceived trustworthiness of people with various disorders, but the Nerds think it's not particularly rigorous.Microsoft Flight Simulator will come with a physical edition including a lovely hardcover flight manual, and ten discs. TEN discs. It's going to be a pretty significant drive eater but if you don't have a good internet connection or want a pretty book this is the way to go.It's time to say goodbye to Paul Allen's Living Computer Museum + Labs. Paul's museum is the only place a regular civilian can access the classic Big Iron mainframes of the 60s and 70s, but they've recently announced their temporary closure which is sounding more and more permanent as more news comes out. Now if you'll excuse us, Professor needs to have a bit of a cry.Keanu Reeves is writing a comic book ca...

67 minJUL 28
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Smile, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Paul Allen’s Living Computers Museum + Labs & BRZRKR

Half-Life projects, Comic-Con program guide, Playstation Factory & Esports Mental Toughness

EFirst, Dev-i-boy found a list of Valve games that never came out. These games were created in the dark times before Half Life: Alyx was announced, and include some interesting looks at what Half Life 3 could have been.You can't go to Comic-Con this year, but you can watch it online. There's a great program with tons of shows including comics, television and gaming news. It's also probably the most accessible Comic-Con ever, since you don't need to leave your house and the shows are free.First the robots came for the car factory jobs, and I said nothing. Then they came for the Playstation 4 assembly jobs, and I said "Cool, that's some nice tech". Sony has almost fully automated their assembly line and only use four people on the ends of a single assembly line that makes one console every 30 seconds. It's awesome.Esports are stressful, and high skill players show the same signs of stress as their analogue counterparts. This doesn't surprise the Nerds at all, but it's an interesting st...

80 minJUL 21
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Half-Life projects, Comic-Con program guide, Playstation Factory & Esports Mental Toughness
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