You wouldn’t steal a podcast? Well know because we give it away for free but there’s plenty of nefarious types out there who dedicate their lives to cracking and pirating software.
In this month’s tech segment, we explore the murky world of piracy, from Warez, floppy swapping through to the Pirate Bay and modern day distribution as well as the very serious discussion on ethics … and dick jokes.
We found it inconceivable that Mike hadn’t ever seen this film so took the convenient opportunity to rectify that glaring omission. This episode has it all, Fencing. Fighting. Torture. Revenge. Giants. Monsters. Chases. Escapes. True love. Miracles. and a guest spot by a guy called Sergio.
Don’t listen for the story, you know it, listen for the wonderful trivia and, most importantly to find out if Mike actually liked this most beloved of cult classics.
It’s official, Mike & Rob really know their onions! Or they should after this month’s tech segment which is all about Onion Routing (aka TOR) and the dark web.
Containing considerably less paranoia than you’d expect (possibly because we’ve become desensitised over the last 14 months) we explore the history of this project, privacy concerns, the Silk Road, social impact and the unbelievable discovery that Mike has never seen The Princess Bride!
“The 14000 block of Las Vegas Boulevard. Otherwise known as the Bellagio, the Mirage, the M.G.M. Grand. Together, they’re the three most profitable casinos in Las Vegas… And we’re going to rob it.”
That’s right, we back for O and that means we’re running the long con and discussing Ocean’s Eleven (the 2001 edition). Join us as we pull of a Boesky, a Jim Brown, a Miss Daisy, two Jethros and a Leon Spinks, not to mention the biggest Ella Fitzgerald ever! Oh and we discover an amazing fact about Andy Garcia, Mike’s deep loathing for Julia Roberts (which can only be hiding his even deeper obsession), and everything you’ve come to expect from a classic WDAWKT film segment.
“It’s the same old story. Boy finds girl, boy loses girl, girl finds boy, boy forgets girl, boy remembers girl, girls dies in a tragic blimp accident over the Orange Bowl on New Year’s Day.”
It’s a classic comedy but is there more to 1988’s Naked Gun than just puns and slapstick? Mike & Rob hit the mean streets in search of some answers and along the way find some one star reviews par excellence, some sequels that are just sub par and come to an agreement on just where this Zucker brothers films sits in the general scale of things.
Let’s get it out of the way, there are a lot of “floppy” jokes in this episode.
But then there’s also a lot of stuff on just how computers store data, from the drum to the modern drive. Mike gets quizzed on a range of real of fake storage terms in Disk or D*ck and Rob tries valiantly not to lose it completely when discussing micro floppies (he fails).
In the first episode of 2018 Mike & Rob take a drunken stumble down the rabbit hole and explore the dark, dystopian alternate reality that is the Matrix. With a whole new “thing” we’re starting for this year, fear not, the usual level of ribald silliness and your favourite segments are still there.
So what are you waiting for? Give it a listen – we guarantee its more interesting and entertaining than both of the matrix sequels combined!
Kicking off 2018 as we mean to go on and that means the poll is now open for January’s episode. It’s the letter M and the team have shortlisted 3 movies and 3 techy topics. All you have to do is choose your fave:
Polls close in 1 week (10th Jan) so get cracking and vote vote VOTE!
Containing exactly no Star Wars spoilers, this month Mike gets to grips with the world of open source and learns all about Linux! From the origins of Unix, through to the modern distro and with a series of titillating jokes about “packages” it surprising how much we cover in a little under an hour.
Not a Nix fan? That’s cool, we’ve got a Star Wars Last Jedi special over in the movie segment.