It’s not how big it is … er yeah. So rounding out the alphabet and we’re talking Zip files and other compression algos in this month’s rather technical tech segment.
Including a brief history, an almost certainly incorrect break down of how compression works and a lot of trolls (of the patent variety) it’s a nice enough way to end the season. And let’s face it, it’s the only tech thing beginning with Z of any note.
Tenuous? Yes but this was easily the best of a bad bunch. And if you have ever wondered what happened to the guy who founded MySpace, wether Bebo is still a thing or why it is that Facebook is just so damn popular then this is the episode for you.
From the early 90s through to the upcoming wave of anti-social networks Rob and Mike skip merrily through a land of tribalism, hate speech, fake news and cat gifs … so, you know, the internet.
Tis the season to be jolly. Jolly confused about Crypto Currency that is. In this month’s tech segment, recorded live in front of an actual audience at Pizza Projekt in Jersey, Rob attempts to explain the complexities of Bitcoin et al to a surprisingly responsive Mike! From the early days through to the peak at the end of 2017 and with plenty of hash gags, it’s a Christmas Crypto Miracle!
Every wondered where the web came from? Well wonder no more, we tell you in this months WWWDAWKT. Featuring the history of hypertext, some familiar faces and surprisingly little porn it’s Dirty Bird o clock as we surf the web like you wouldn’t believe.
We’re getting real in this month’s tech segment. Well, virtually real, with a smattering of augmentation and just a touch of mediation. From the beginnings of it all with the Sensorama™ through the wheezy, queasy 90s and up to modern day VR unicorns. Plus we actually get Mike to take a VR headset for a spin … in a pub … at night … yeah!
So UI is the bit you touch, UX is how it makes you feel… yeah this one gets dirty in a real hurry. We do the usual wander back through the history of human / computer interaction, consider the various challenges faced by UI designers in the modern world, and get a bit star struck […]
Kid, have you ever wondered how the internet works? Well it’s all down to these things called packets. Follow Rob & Mike on a magical, albeit synful journey through the protocols that make the net work. Not digging the TCP? That’s ok, we’ve got a seriously sucky movie segment in Twister.
Engines that Search. We cover the early days of directories, the emergent search engine market and the rise of the mighty Google before donning our tin foil hats and diving headfirst into a world of paranoia and fear. It’s geeky, it’s techy and it has an actual segment related to Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee OM KBE FRS FREng FRSA FBCS so the only question you have to ask yourself is … are you “Feeling Lucky”?
So it turns out that Quantum Physics is a pretty damn complex & confusing topic. Which may explain why, in this month’s tech episode, we spend a lot of time talking about anything but the given topic – Quantum computing.
If you’re happy that we probably get most of this completely wrong then tune in for particle porn positions, 30’s physicists who got some, and a pretty filthy spin on a classic computer science problem – i.e. what if that traveling salesman was selling d*ck pics?