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Mar 18

The All-New Geek Actually Podcast Ep001 – It Starts Again

All-New-Geek-Actually-2015Welcome to the All-New Geek Actually Podcast

This is the return of Geek Actually’s original show about everything and anything from a geek’s perspective. This week we talk some news, a Film Actually review (“Chappie”), talk about how robots plan to wipe us out and find out what’s new in the world of weird food.

We are back like a Phoenix from the ashes!

Hosted by: David McVay and Dave Longo

As always this episode carries an explicit tag due to possible bad language.

SHOWNOTES

Headlines About Stuff We Don’t Care About

Gossip Mag Headlines!

Now The Real News

New Anti-Piracy Laws to Hit Australia… Torrenters beware!
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2015/02/how-australian-internet-providers-will-start-busting-users-for-piracy/

Who says Computer games will get you nowhere.
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2015/02/watch-a-team-of-former-gamers-take-out-the-bathurst-12-hour-endurance-race/

Sci-Fi nanites are really not that far away
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2015/02/tiny-robot-grippers-dissolve-away-in-your-body-once-their-job-is-done/

Whoa! Back to the Future is here, where’s my hover board?
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2015/03/this-real-life-mr-fusion-can-turn-leftovers-into-energy/

Ever wanted to be The Six Million Dollar Man?
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2015/02/this-contact-lens-can-zoom-in-with-a-wink-of-the-eye/

The Impending Robot Apocalypse

We here at Geek Actually Central don’t believe in the fairy tale that is a zombie apocalypse, however we have been collecting evidence for years that The Impending Robot Apocalypse is not that far away. Beware, what follows is more proof!

Oh those whacky Japanese…they’re making WestWorld
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2015/02/welcome-to-the-robot-staffed-resort-of-the-future/

And on a serious note, let’s not teach the very smart AI computers about religion, down that path there be dragons!
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2015/02/when-superintelligent-ai-arrives-will-religions-try-to-convert-it/

Introducing Spot
http://sourcefed.com/boston-dynamics-close-to-replacing-your-dog-with-their-robot/

Film Actually

What we’ve been watching

Once Upon a Time, Star Trek, Better Call Saul

News

First Star Wars spin of film gets a name
http://variety.com/2015/film/news/star-wars-episode-viii-gets-release-date-spinoff-movie-called-rogue-one-1201451449/

Film Review

‘Chappie’ directed by Neill Blomkamp and written by Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell. It stars Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver and unfortunately Ninja and Yo-Landi Visser.

In the near future, crime is patrolled by a mechanized police force. When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. Source: IMDB

Watch the trailer here:
?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQpA-BPCabI

And, yeah, there is a spoiler zone.

Weird Food

Forget biggest or tastiest, here is the oldest hamburger
?http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/tv/australians-dean-and-eduard-nitz-lay-claim-to-worlds-oldest-burger/story-e6frfmyi-1227221753700

And Finally, Just because we can…

Wankband!
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2015/02/finally-a-wearable-that-lets-you-charge-your-gadgets-by-jerking-off/

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Housekeeping

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GEEK ON!