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GNR 20 – Fucked Up Beyond All Redemption

People On This Episode

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Backs Too Many Kickstarters
avatar David M. Nicholas
Mostly Laughs at Fab

Show Notes

In the longest show to date Fab finally tackles Star Citizen and why it will fail, we discuss the Turkish coup, Pokémon, the Solus Project and Sabaton.

We start our current affairs segment with the bad news that Sabaton’s Thobbe Englund is quitting the band. Fab’s going to see one of his lasts shows at Elbriot. In other news, we still really like Pokémon Go, the Turkish coup was whatsapped and Dave discusses the DNC hack.

The Munich attacker apparently bought his Glock on the dark web, Tor says Appelbaum sexually harassed people and a vulnerability was discovered in LastPass.

In the main part of the show, Fab, as promised, finally tackles Star Citizen. Buckle up, it’s gonna get ugly, folks. After the barrage of mortars and guns has subsided and the panzer battalion has been through, nothing much is left standing. Even Derek Smart receives a few volleys in the fray.

Sandi Gardiner:

Sandi Gardiner

Lexa Doig:

Lexa Doig

When the dust has settled, Dave talks about the Solus Project which he heard about on Linux Luddites. Meanwhile, Fab discovers that he actually used to be a lot less mellow a few years ago, to the point that he even had a character assassination piece published on him. He’d forgotten all about that shit.

As is customary, we end the show with your feedback.

Torbjörn Deadlock Skin

GNR 18 – Engineering Challenge

People On This Episode

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Mr. Fossil Fuel
avatar David M. Nicholas
Mr. Gunpla

Show NotES

This episode is packed to the rafters with electric cars, Gunpla, KanColle, Horus Heresy and even some Linux talk.

We are taking a break until mid-July, while both Fab and Dave are on holiday in Scotland.

There’s a free music DLC for Europa Universalis IV – get it while it’s hot. Speaking of music, Fab saw Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band at the Olympiastadion in Berlin and his voice is still suffering.

springsteen-berlin-1

springsteen-berlin-2

We talk Brexit, the Euro and the new story mode in FIFA 17. Dave mentions the Kickstarter for a new album by Fighting Evil is Cool. Sony is settling with PS3 owners for removing Linux from the console in 2010.

Fab did some more voxel work.

stormy-sea

stormy-sea-alt

niedersachsen

Fab thinks electric cars are shit, Dave sees it more nuanced.

Dave’s been into Gunpla recently and tries to explain to Fab why it’s great. Fab, however, gets very distracted by his discovery of KanColle in the middle of all of this. Dave bought his Gundam kits at 1999.co.jp – which is where Fab also found the battleship girls.

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I mean, what the fuck. Girls that are also battleships. Those Japanese are mad!

Dave’s been continuing his reading the Horus Heresy and he really liked The Silent War and Pharos. He also mentions an amazing spaceship generator written in Python.

We end the show with answers to your questions. If you have some feedback, feel free to hit us up.

GNR 15 – Peak Silicon Valley

People On This Episode

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Is Administrating His Star Empire
avatar David M. Nicholas
Is in Full Google-Rant Mode

Show Notes

Google has announced things at its I/O conference that Dave has opinions about, meanwhile Fab’s been busy building an interstellar empire in Stellaris.

The Philly police has been spying on people, pretending to be a Google Street View car – badly. Meanwhile, Idris Elba has been pegged to play Roland Deschain in the Dark Tower movie.

Idris Elba as Roland Deschain

In other news: Linux Mint doesn’t come bundled with codecs any more and Schalke bought a LoL team. With Civ VI and Hearts of Iron IV, there are some great games coming up.

This podcast is now available on Google Play Music, if you’re in the US.

Dave mentions the new Hoops mode in Rocket League and asks Fab why he doesn’t like Eurovision. He then proceeds to rant about all the stupid stuff from Google I/O. Fab says he’ll create a Google Allo account called General von Klinkerhoffen. That’s an ‘Allo ‘Allo reference.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4smE5Ee7h3E

Fab talks about the developer console from hell in Doom and then dives into explaining why Stellaris is awesome. You should definitely read this Eurogamer piece on it, it’s dead funny and brilliantly written. Stellaris also has a 40K mod.

Stellaris

Follow @GamesWerkshop on Twitter, they are very funny. Also follow @MetaSlippers.

As always, we cover your feedback before we wrap up the show.

GNR 12 – Air as a Service

People On This Episode

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Is Angry about the Gay Frogs
avatar David M. Nicholas
Lives in Stardew Valley Now

Show Notes

Dave’s fallen in love with Stardew Valley and Fab is angry about gay frogs, the Panama Papers, Ubuntu on Windows and NPM.

Merle Haggard has died, which makes Fab sad. Listen to more Merle, once you’re done with that, listen to Deer Tick. The Expanse is out on Blu-ray!

https://vine.co/v/e9KPWaXLuiX

Fab’s been looking into the new end-to-end encryption on WhatsApp. More details on that soon. We also discuss the big NPM debacle and their recent security vulnerability.

In what-the-fuck-news, Microsoft goes Linux:

Dave mentions the Maryland hospital that got ransomwared. Fab thinks he prefers the HoloLens to VR.

We discuss the Panama Papers and Tam McGleish.

Dave actually thinks Badman v. Superman was great. He’s serious. He saw it twice! After that madness, he gives his final word on The Division and goes into a huge declaration of love for Stardew Valley.

Aquaman

We end the show with your feedback.

GNR 8 – Spending Time with Landing Gear

People On This Episode

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Professional Space Jockey
avatar David M. Nicholas
Works for the Turbine People
avatar Dave Hingley
In the Bowels of Frontier

Show Notes

We’ve got Dave from Frontier on the show, he works with the nuts and bolts behind the scenes of Elite Dangerous. We also once again discuss the TV show The Expanse and Rise of the Tomb Raider.

To start off the show, we give away a copy of Tomb Raider and pimp the Belter Wiki. We also have a Steam group for GNR now, be sure to check it out.

Piece of Eight

Best wishes to Dan, who’s out of hospital now. We discuss the hack of the Linux Mint website. Dave H. is using it but luckily hasn’t updated his system in a while.

Fab talks about binge watching the whole first season of The Expanse in one weekend and how it compares to the books. Dave has now played Rise of the Tomb Raider and gives his impressions on it. We compare and contrast with Fab’s opinion on the game.

In the main part of the show, Dave H. tells us what he does at Frontier. He’s a technical artist working on Elite Dangerous and spends his days deep in the nuts and bolts of the game. We talk about our favourite ships and how fucking hard it is to land on anything in that game. We also talk briefly about Planet Coaster.

Before we go on to reply to feedback we’ve received, the other Dave wants you to back a great history book of colourised images a friend of ours is trying to fund. Go and make it happen!

The Paper Time Machine