Monthly Archives: August 2013

“Wal iz in da house, aye!”. Wal returns from his world tour and shares some stories… then we cover the week’s geek’s news and the other usual stuff.

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Hyperloop hype sets internet abuzz – it’s not a monorail
Voyager 1 is out of the solar system (NASA thinks) – “Voyager Outta Da House! Maybe”
Space X News
Science Behind Near Death Experiences
Scientists create “impossible material”—dubbed Upsalite—by accident
A Map of the Lands Actually Discovered by European Explorers
The orbits of all potentially hazardous asteroids in one map
Area 51 Secrets Revealed in Unclassified Documents
Raspberry Fly? Airware’s Linux and ARM developer platform for drones
Society crumbles as Google admits “Literally” now means “Figuratively”

Songs Played:
Queen – Bohemian Rapsody
Saritah – Thru It All
Tasman Jude – Rejoicin’
Full Metal Alchamist Brotherhood Opening – Again

Top 10: 11 Sidekicks Who Are Indisputably Better Than Their Heroes

Anthony (@billy_burroo) joins Vlado in the NWFM studios to talk geeky stuff and mark Play Vic Week by playing only local music.

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The History of Doctor Who as a Tube Map, with a Line for Each Doctor
Meet The New Doctor Who
ABC’s Vote Compass
Political Astroturfing / Bots liking on Facebook
How Twitter has changed the way that television is made
Youtube Geek Week
The Pixar Theory: Every Character Lives in the Same Universe
One year later, NASA looks back at Curiosity rover’s scariest moment
Curiosity’s tracks on Mars
Identical twin astronauts to be used as space ‘lab rats’
Informatics Olympiad 2013

Songs Played:
Steve Yanko – Dance
The Unmistakable – Terry
Kingswood – Yeah Go Die
Pete VandaAs Gods Die (aka “Change”)
Owl Eyes – Find Out
Liz Stringer – It’s A Long Way Down

Top 10: 7 Dystopian Technologies That Would Never Exist in Real Life

Reg phones in to co-host a show that is JAM PACKED with tech & ed news.

Download Ep.58 (60MB)

Chromecast – Googles streaming video solution is here
Facebook Home’s Most Popular Feature Comes to the Android App
Facebook News Feed Event Aug 6 Will Give Much-Needed Rankings Explanation And Reveal What’s Next
Moto X looks good
Pope in Brazil for World Youth Day and will be taking Twitter confessions
How Do You Decide Who To Marry – Written By Kids
Scientific Proof that Having Money Makes People More Evil?
Study finds bearded men are more attractive, proves my mom wrong
Stubble really ISN’T sexy – but 10 days of beard growth is the key to attracting women, researchers claim
New Doctor on Sunday? Dude Doctor on Sunday
How Much Happens On The Internet Every 60 Seconds?
Hatnote Listen to Wikipedia
STEM in the national interest
World of Codecraft: 3-D Game Teaches Kids ‘Big Ideas’ of Programming
Kindergarten coders can program before they can read
Teacher Takes Student’s Phone, Sets Passcode as Math Problem Answer
Survey finds black holes in nation’s basic science knowledge
Sorting Algorithms Are Mesmerising When Visualised
Science Prodigy Zhao Bowen Wants to Crack a Genetic Mystery: What Makes Some People So Smart?

Songs Played:
Tasman Jude –Angels
The Beards – You Should Consider Having Sex With A Bearded Man
Machel Montano – The Fog
Da Face & Enginear – KaiFlo

Top 10: 10 Peculiar Things Public Schools Have Banned