Tag: foss talk

GNR 64 – ShitHub

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Foxtrot Alfa Bravo Sierra Hotel
avatar David M. Nicholas
Whiskey Alfa Tango

We’re not dead and we have some (at this point pretty stale) E3 news. We also talk tech news stuff as well.

We recorded this episode during the week of E3. Due to a lot of shit going on in Fab’s life, it took us ages to release it. We are sorry for this. We hope you enjoy the episode nonetheless.

At the start of the episode, we recap some things that have happened since we recorded the last GNR. This includes The Expanse being saved, and FOSS Talk Live going well. An Fab’s a bit distracted because of this YouTube channel.

Last time Dave took a train in central Europe, it didn’t go so well.

Dave has been to the Rocket League World Championship and Fab talks about how his bike tour through the Alps went. Fab also saw Kiefer Sutherland play a concert in Hamburg an enjoyed it very much. Dave mentions The Happy Song.


We start off the show proper with some general news:

 Netrunner is dead

 Microsoft has bought GitHub

 Paradox has bought Harebrained Schemes


Next up is E3 news. We talk about Fallout 76, The Elder Scrolls VI, Cyberpunk 2077 and the new Bethesda franchise.

We also discuss the PUBG winter map, Jurassic World Evolution and The Division 2. In non-gaming news: Babylon 5 is apparently coming to Amazon Video.

We end the show, as always, with your feedback.

GNR 63 – On the Skyr Train Since 2015

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Old Man
avatar David M. Nicholas
Skyr Hipster

It’s a GDPR-themed episode this time on Geek News Radio. Buckle up, there will be rants. Dave’s mad about Ubuntu and Fab wants to blow the EU to pieces for this privacy crap.

Slippers has a new job and is turning into a hipster. He’s wearing linen and drinking skyr. He’s also been putting his recipes on GitHub. With tests! Fab thinks it’s all quark.

Fab does feel old.

Meanwhile, Dave reminds everyone that FOSS Talk Live is soon!


In the news, The Expanse is cancelled. But there is hope. Also: Fab recommends Little Steven’s Soulfire Live! album and is going to see Kiefer Sutherland in concert.


In the main section of the episode, we discuss Efail and Dave rants about a bug with the Ubuntu login screen.

Fab then launches a massive, nuclear rant on the GDPR.

We end the show with your sparse feedback.

GNR 54 – Absolutely Holdened It

People On This Episode

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Remembers Secret of Mana
avatar David M. Nicholas
Only Plays Stardew Valley

Show Notes

Dave and Fab try to explain Meltdown and Spectre and review the newest Expanse book, Persepolis Rising. Also: Something, something blockchain.


Welcome to the first episode of 2018! To kick everything off, we give our predictions for the year.

What will be your Game of the Year?

What will be the Bitcoin price on 1 December 2018?

  • Fab: €80,000
  • Dave: $100

Will there be a bigger security fuckup than Meltdown and Spectre?

  • Fab: No
  • Dave: No

Will the nukes be fired?

  • Fab: No
  • Dave: No

Will Star Citizen come out?

  • Fab: No
  • Dave: No, the company will fold

Dave also predicts another FOSS Talk Live on 9 June 2018.


We try to explain the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. What does it all mean? How doomed are we? Some of the points discussed might actually not be completely wrong.


In gaming news, old-school RPG guru Brian Fargo is launching a Steam competitor. Does this have even a remote chance of succeeding? Something, something blockchain!

Also: Secret of Mana is coming to the PC. Holy shit!!!

Dave, meanwhile, is more excited about Viticulture.


In the main part of the show, we discuss the latest Expanse book, Persepolis Rising. We conclude it’s not the best book in the series, but it’s still damn fucking good.


Then it’s onto your feedback, before we end the episode.

(Image: Harry Benson / Express / Getty Images)

GNR 34 – Slow Burn

People On This Episode

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Buying a Fucking Hat
avatar David M. Nicholas
Punished Venom Slippers

Show Notes

Once again, Dave and Fab bring you everthing: rants, laughter, lethargy. We talk Zelda, the Nintendo Switch, Tom Hardy’s Taboo and the current Elite Dangerous beta.

David sent us some beer and Fab’s enjoying it during the show.

Fab’s been massively enjoying Tom Hardy’s Taboo. So naturally, we talk about it. You need to watch it. Watch it now!

Meanwhile, Dave’s been playing highly relevant game releases. Like Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Something, something, Punished Venom Pancake, something, something, exploding ghost soldier whale.

In more serious game news, Fab’s been trying the new Zelda game on the Nintendo Switch. We talk about that too. Joy or Con?

Dave likes watches that are slow. Which probably explains why he plays video games that are years out of date. Fab will probably never buy another watch again. Probably also because he’s spending all of his time in the current Elite Dangerous 2.3 Beta “The Commanders”, creating himself over and over again in the new character creator Holo-Me.

He even made it into the official Elite Dangerous newsletter with this shit. In other Elite news, the RPG is back and got funded on Kickstarter!

We talk about Mozilla buying Pocket and their plans for Firefox. Dave reviews Logan. We then pimp OggCamp 2017 as well as FOSS Talk Live and end the show with your feedback. Well, that and pith helmets. And pickelhauben pith helmets. Wat.

GNR 21 – Unrelenting Fury

People On This Episode

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Furious Fab
avatar David M. Nicholas
Mr. Huel
avatar Mike Mullan-Jensen
Offshore Mike

Show Notes

Offshore Mike joins us for a nice long Black Library discussion, Dave reviews Huel, explains Bullet Journal and Fab rants about Star Trek Beyond.

First off: trouble is brewing at Cyanogen. In other sad news, The Expanse is not streaming on Amazon Prime in the UK. Of course not, because we can’t have nice things. To make things worse (or better, if you agree with Dave), Niantic has shut down third party Pokémon Go services. The bastards.

Dave remembers FOSS Talk Live and gives us a review of Huel. What a brave man. Apparently it tastes like cardboard with some extra grit mixed in for flavour.

Huel

We then discuss Bullet Journal, Passion Planner and wank on about notebooks from Leuchtturm 1917 and Analog.

Bullet Journal

Also: Operation Teapot. Wow.

Mike talks about the latest instalment in the Horus Heresy series, Angels of Caliban by Gav Thorpe and we philosophise if Luther is maybe not such a bad guy after all.

Luther

Mike finds out that he is not the greatest private detective in the world when he fails to guess Laurie Goulding’s email address to send questions about starship names to him. However, the questions have finally arrived with Laurie and we can hopefully present his answers in a future show.

We also discuss The Beast Arises.

To round out the show, Fab explains a lot of stuff that is wrong with Star Trek Beyond. For one thing, Idris Elba completely fizzles out under all that makeup. Well, at least we guess that’s Idris Elba…

Krall

We end the show with …you guessed it… feedback.