Friday, 26 July 2013

What3Words: Piracy Pixar Theory – Let's Talk Geek 134

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In Episode 134

Summary

(AKA the timecode reference chart that gets bombed into the YouTube description. Included here just in case you, dear viewer, might find it useful.)
  • 02:20 – Random
  • 04:00 – Quick Geek
  • 31:35 – Events
  • 33:57 – What Geekery is This?
  • 34:00 – Cell C vs Vodacom on national roaming and seamless handover
  • 46:50 – What 3 words: handles/URIs for geolocation
  • 53:15 – Kicker: a nerdy love song

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Random

Cory Doctorow’s birthday (don’t know enough about him to say anything coherent though. Feel free to wipe this if necessary). He is now 42!

Events

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  • 17-19 July: MediaTech Expo at the Coca-Cola Dome.
  • 18 July: Mandela Day (67 minutes of action - 1 minute for each of the 67 years Madiba spent serving the people of SA) - What are you doing for Mandela Day?

    Yell at us online

    Quick Geek

    • AreoVelo wins Sikorsky prize for human powered helicopter challenge.
    • Piracy in Norway: music piracy has collapsed to less than a fifth of the level it reached five years ago while movie and TV show downloading has been cut in half because of legal alternatives becoming more and more available and affordable.
    • NASA has discovered a new moon orbiting Neptune!
    • The Pixar Theory: Just a bunch of easter eggs, or a plausible conspiracy? Do all the Pixar characters from every Pixar movie ever live in the same universe?
    • Man sues Apple for his porn addiction
    • US recognises esports players as pro athletes
    • Nerdy Nummies by Rosanna Pansino: A Youtube Channel dedicated to the making of nerdy baked goods, from Pacman & Tetris cookies to Minecraft cake and Angry Birds pizza

    What geekery is this‽

    Kicker



    A very nerdy love song played on a Ukelele, assisted by an adorable kitten.

    Comedian and folky songstress DeAnne Smith has a problem in her latest video. And that problem is an incredibly persistent, insanely adorable fluffy kitten named Clark who undertakes a relentless campaign to “help” Smith with her ukelele playing. The end result is equal parts hilarious and AWW-inspiring

    http://kotaku.com/girl-and-her-ridiculously-adorable-kitten-perform-a-ner-736430308

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