Tag: security

GNR 50 – if (fuckYou()) fuckYou();

People On This Episode

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
XCOM Addict
avatar David M. Nicholas
Pixel Pusher

Show Notes

This time on Geek News Radio: Linus Torvalds calls people “fucking morons”, Dave reviews the Google Pixel 2 and Fab plays XCOM 2: War of the Chosen.


Audio on the last episode was sub-par. This was due to a stupid mistake on Fab’s part. Rest assured, he has been sufficiently punished. Ouch.

Just in case people were actually expecting some news from a show that has this concept prominently featured in its title, we start the episode off with some – for a change:

Linus Torvalds yells at security people. Again. (Fab had some fun with this. Also: Finnish dishwashing racks.)

Session-replay is evil.

Quad9 promises to be a secure DNS.


We evaluate Firefox 57 again. This time after we’ve actually used it.

Dave reviews the Google Pixel 2.

The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL (Image: Android Authority)

Fab talks about XCOM 2: War of the Chosen. He’s preparing another campaign starring his Twitter friends. If you want to take part, tweet him.

   

   

This Elite gamer group probably has the best logo known to man and Thargoid.


As is our custom,  we end the show with your feedback, including this great meme by NiklasMM the Great:

You must also heed the following message by Big Man Tyrone, Supreme President of Kekistan. Remember, this podcast has its own army.

GNR 48 – Fungal Warp

People On This Episode

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Harcourt Fenton Fab
avatar David M. Nicholas
Tom Francis M. Nicholas

Show Notes

We’re back! Including Earl Grey martinis, mad barons and Star Trek talk. Strap in and enjoy the show.

We are back after a rather long hiatus. Fab has been on holiday all of October and is now convinced that Fiji is the nicest spot on the planet. Dave, who’s back from some time in the Lake District has to update him on everything that happened since, especially KRACK.

Fab’s been reading an excellent Stalin biography, which also includes mention of “the bloody white baron” Roman von Ungern-Sternberg.

After Schleichfahrt, Fab finished AquaNox and is now playing AquaNox 2. Also, since Heat Signature is now out, we will talk about it in depth in an upcoming episode.

In non-game-related news, Dave has seen The Orville and wasn’t impressed much. He prefers Star Trek: Discovery, which has progressed a lot since we last talked about it. Dave and Fab are still enjoying it a lot. Chief engineer Paul Stamets is named after this guy.

Twitter now allows 280 characters in posts. Bullshit!

We end the show with your feedback, which probably will be twice as long going forward. Thanks, Twitter.

GNR 47 – Literally Littoral

People On This Episode

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Ice Pick Nerd
avatar David M. Nicholas
Does the Carpets

Show Notes

We’re taking a month off but before we do, Fab and Dave bring you another episode packed with video games, Star Trek, Tomb Raider and mobile phone rants.

The number 47 is special.

Char’s game, Divinity: Original Sin 2, is out and has garnered some great reviews already. We take a first look.

“The game received universal acclaim, with many critics considering it to be one of the best role playing games of all time.”

Fab’s also been looking forward to Tom Francis’ new game Heat Signature.

We discuss Star Trek: Discovery. Will the first Star Trek series in over ten years live up to the hype? Fab wrote a preview for it for heise online. Fab’s also excited about the new Tomb Raider movie. She’s even got the DMM Rebel ice axe.

Phones are shit. Case in point: BlueBorne.

Dave’s been eyeing this Kickstarter for a fancy wet palette. And he tells us about Battlestar Galactica Deadlock.

We end the show with your feedback. You’ll have some time to submit some more of it, because we will be taking the month of October off. See you in November!

GNR 46 – Schleichfahrting Around

People On This Episode

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Post-Smartphone
avatar David M. Nicholas
Wants Updates

Show Notes

Fab and Dave discuss Gamescom, the classic games Schleichfahrt and AquaNox as well as hipster blog platforms and Season 2 of The Expanse.

Dave tells us about his holiday is Scotland and how he enabled Let’s Encrypt for his Ghost blog. Fab’s been trying to set up Hugo. Dave’s also compiled a new list of the podcasts he’s subscribed to. We also get into an Android/iPhone discussion for some reason.

Fab reports from Gamescom (even though that’s been over for weeks now), including how saw Sabaton and reported on Angela Merkel opening the trade show. After that week, Fab is really fed up with YouTube influencers now.

Speaking of games, Fab revisits his favourite game ever: Schleichfahrt. This game is known by the horrible game Archimedean Dynasty in the Englisch speaking market. It’s available on GOG.

There were two sequels: AquaNox and AquaNox 2: Revelation. THQ Nordic is now working on a reboot called AquaNox: Deep Decent.

The second season of The Expanse is now on Netflix. If you haven’t seen it already, you should do so immediately. We recap why we like it so much. It’s so much better than Game of Thrones.

Dave bought a Nintendo Switch with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. He’s been enjoying the console a lot.

At the end of the episode we address your feedback.

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.