Tag: politics

GNR 68 – Seize the Means of Production!

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
König Pilsener
avatar David M. Nicholas
Rosé Wine

Dave and Fab discuss software development crunch, freelance journalism, music and the game Objects in Space. There’s also some geek news to wade through, of course.

Fab was a guest on FLOSS Weekly 492 together with Dan (you know, that guy from Linux Outlaws). Also, he’s going freelance with his day job by the end of the year. He’s also started a new Twitch channel. Dave’s been hit by crunch, and he says it’s as horrible as people say it is. He’s managed to work on his Kill Team stuff, though.

Fab’s been really enjoying Hulkoff. He’s also bought a ticket for Wacken 2019 as Sabaton is headlining.


Fab’s been playing Objects in Space and reviews the game.


Alex Jones is being shut down everywhere, Fab things this isn’t a good thing. Unsurprisingly, Dave disagrees. In other news, there’s now a campaign to fix PUBG. The first thing they should fix is the cheater problem.

Fallout 76 is not coming to Steam. Idiots.

We end the show with your feedback and the bombshell news that Dave has deleted his Twitter account. 😳

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GNR 58 – The Fab Triad

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Windows Fanboy
avatar David M. Nicholas
Open Source Nut
avatar Mike Mullan-Jensen
Err... What?

Mike, Dave and Fab discuss the Cambridge Analytica scandal and the Uber self-driving car accident. And of course, there’s Warhammer 40K talk.

Fab discovers that in Denmark, they also watch Dinner for One religiously on New Years. Mike and Fab then have to explain this concept to the Brit in the room.

Dave’s despairing over his Pixel C at last. Fab recommends he buy a real man’s laptop.


In this episode we, uncharacteristically, talk about the news.

The AI cars have started killing people.

And then there’s this business with Cambridge Analytica.


We give an update on our #4Feldherren plans and end the show by addressing your feedback. A discussion between Halefa and Jonathan M. H. was particularly funny. We also found some video games that have worse names than Divinity: Original Sin II. Some examples:

GNR 42 – This is How the Board Game Democracy Falls

People On This Episode

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Cyber Tsar
avatar David M. Nicholas
Board Game King

Show Notes

Dave and Fab discuss the G20 summit in Hamburg, their trip to Dublin, the 8th Edition of Warhammer 40K and the recent outbreak of the Petya/NotPetya ransomware.

At the start of the show, we discuss the G20 bullshit that has been happing in Hamburg. Fab is very happy the idiots didn’t burn his new flat to the ground.

We recently celebrated ten years of Sixgun Productions at Char’s place in Dublin. We had a great time and played many board games. Mike also brought crazy Danish sweets and liqueur.

Over to Warhammer talk: Dave has been playing the 8th Edition of 40K. He tells us how that turned out. Dave and Fab then both give a quick #4Feldherren progress update. Fab’s been using Parafilm as part of his new wet palette.

Fab then explains the recent Petya/NotPetya outbreak. There’s quite a fascinating story there.

Joe Kucan is an amazing actor.

As usual, we finish the show by answering some of your feedback.

GNR 33 – The Harbinger of Doom Bar

People On This Episode

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Drinker, Swearer, Wordsmith
avatar David M. Nicholas
GIF-finder General
avatar Charlene Putney
Chair of the Liberal Elite
avatar Mike Mullan-Jensen
Lord of the Five Hundred Words

Show Notes

Full house on Geek News Radio. We got Mike, we got Char and we got the bants. Lots of bants. And Korean skincare.

We’re starting off the show by talking about drinks and by catching up with what Char’s been up to – among other things the Screenshake festival. She also has a newsletter now. Out of respect for her, there won’t be any The Expanse talk this episode, because… spoilers. Check out these wisdoms from Avasarala in the meantime.

Dave has a message for Jono Bacon. Fab updates everyone on what’s been going on with the EDRPG: i.e. a huge copyright cockup. Also: The Commanders update is coming to Elite. Mike’s been enjoying the game lately and has been trying to recruit his friends to join him.

Dave played a lot of board games when he visited Char. They talk about some of them, including Deep Sea Adventure and Mechs & Minions.

For people who used to listen to Linux Outlaws, Fab gives a short heads-up on what’s been happening with LiMux in Munich. This degenerates into a political discussion about Trump and the state of the world right now. Mike recommend the book It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis.

Mike recaps some of the latest developments with Warhammer 40K, including The Gathering Storm.

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Char explains Korean skincare to the guys. It involves snail goop, I shit you not. Check out Chok Chok Glow and also YellowyCream on YouTube.

Getting bored by now? Make your own Trump tweet. Sad.

Dave tries to get everyone to watch weird anime like Yuri on Ice, Haikyuu and Psycho Pass. Fab admits that he used to watch Attack No.1 (which is called Mila Superstar in Germany). Also: Disco Metal.

Char says everyone needs to watch Tom Hardy’s Taboo.

As always, we answer your feedback. Use Bytemark.

GNR 28 – Pro-Penis Patch

People On This Episode

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Is Pro-Penis
avatar David M. Nicholas
Loves Microsoft

Show Notes

This time around, Dave and Fab bring you a lot of hobby talk: Blood Bowl, Warhammer and White Dwarf. But they also talk tech news and spaceships.

Trump it is. We’re all screwed. The End Times indeed. In other bad news, the great Leonard Cohen has died.

There is a crack, a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in

Leonard Cohen

But we also have some good news: Season 2 of The Expanse is coming to Syfy on 8 February.

If you want to know what the current date in 40K notation is, Fab’s got you covered. Also: EVE Online is now free! Wooohoo! Maybe Fab will finally stick with it now. Their berets leave much to be desired, though.

EVE Berets

In other news, hell has frozen over! And a Hello Games designer who used to work for Molyneux is combo-chaining clusterfucks, he has gone to work at Star Citizen.

Next, it’s hobby talk. There’s a brand new Warhammer community site and Total Warhammer is coming to Linux. We talk Blood Bowl and Fab reviews the November issue of White Dwarf. Meanwhile, GNR collaborator Joe Ward has been featured on the GW site as part of #PaintingWarhammer.

Joe #PaintingWarhammer

Dave is now a fan of Microsoft’s tech support. He’s not a fan of upgrading his Ubuntu server, though. Also: Ghost in the Shell.

Scarlett Johansson, Ghost in the Shell

As always, the show ends with your feedback.