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Episode 10 – Q&A under the threat of the evil N.C. Vortex!

by on Mar.25, 2010, under Show

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Show notes:

Circular motion and the persistence of vision clock – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6JnAxTXApw

Etymology for the word eleven, instead of onety one – http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=eleven

Origin of the word lisp – http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=lisp

YAY Toast! – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BILAFuSi-i0

The Tomorrow People – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tomorrow_People

Escape from Jupiter – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Escape_from_Jupiter

Picture of Katsuragi from Neon Genesis Evangelion – http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_EX8PiePl75g/SGuV7NO8VjI/AAAAAAAAAZQ/1EBH9xc9-Kc/s1600/Misato%2BKatsuragi.gif

Video short of Katsuragi from Neon Genesis Evangelion – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npKf59zXoxA&feature=related

And, of course, information on the show itself – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neon_Genesis_Evangelion_(anime)

Let me Google that for you – http://lmgtfy.com/

Leave Brittany Alone! – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHmvkRoEowc

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Episode 9 – Johnny vs James, the crossover noone asked for

by on Mar.21, 2010, under Show

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Show notes:

Audioboo – http://audioboo.fm/

Stephen Fry’s Audioboos – http://audioboo.fm/stephenfry

Topics touched upon in DOTM Boo:

Lesbianism – http://wikipedia.org/lesbianism
Homoeroticism – http://wikipedia.org/homoeroticism

Facebook Advertising review – http://techcrunch.com/2008/01/31/how-much-is-a-facebook-ad-worth-lookery-guarantees-drum-roll-125-cent-cpms/

Podcasts mentioned:

Johnny’s –

No Agenda – http://noagendashow.com

MacBreak Weekly – http://twit.tv/mbw
TWIT – http://twit.tv/twit

Windows Weekly – http://twit.tv/ww
Buzz Out Loud – http://buzzoutloud.cnet.com

You Look Nice Today – http://youlooknicetoday.com

This Week in Media – http://twit.tv/twim

James’ -

Major Spoilers – http://www.majorspoilers.com/archives/category/major-spoilers-podcast/

Comic Geek Speak – http://www.comicgeekspeak.com/

The Who Cast – http://www.thewhocast.com/

DC Noise – http://www.dcnoisepodcast.com/

Laporte wins TechRepublic’s mock election for ‘President of the Internet’ – http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=21078

Find yourself on the ‘political chart’ – http://www.politicalcompass.org/test

Gattaca:

imdb – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119177/
Trailer – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119177/videogallery/content_type-Trailer

Skywalker Ranch – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skywalker_Ranch

Pixelcorps – http://www.pixelcorps.tv/

Windows Phone Series 7 – http://www.engadget.com/2010/02/15/windows-phone-7-series-hands-on-and-impressions/

Paul Therott’s Books – http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Paul+Therott&x=0&y=0

Babylon 5 – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0105946/

“Thor” comic – http://marvel.com/comics/Thor

Doctor Who Tour – http://lifetheuniverseandcombom.blogspot.com/2010/04/doctor-who-tour-bus-belfast.html

Guitar Hero T-Shirt Design Contest – http://avatarcontest.guitarhero.com/

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Episode 8 – Steam powered fusion for idle bird shutting down? OK… GO

by on Mar.12, 2010, under Show

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Show notes:

Valve: full “Steam” ahead on Mac OS X with free syncing – http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2010/03/valve-goes-full-steam-ahead-on-mac-os-x.ars

Idle chit chat can make you unhappy – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/7379561/Idle-chit-chat-can-make-you-unhappy.html

The International Space Station gets a room with a view: space shuttle Endeavour mission in pictures – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/picture-galleries/7250861/The-International-Space-Station-gets-a-room-with-a-view-space-shuttle-Endeavour-mission-in-pictures.html

Extinct elephant bird of Madagascar could live again – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/7405923/Extinct-elephant-bird-of-Madagascar-could-live-again.html

Is fusion power really viable? – http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8547273.stm

Nuclear waste under the mountains of Nevada – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yucca_Mountain

Tritium – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tritium

Owl City: Shy, retiring and No 1 everywhere – http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/jan/28/owl-city-adam-young-fireflies

Florence and The Machine – http://florenceandthemachine.net/

Ingrid Michaelson made it into the chart in 2009 with ‘Maybe’ – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKU3UuJhIxU

TWiT – http://www.twit.tv

Conan O’Brian – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conan_O%27Brien

LisaTickledPink & Leo Laporte 10-3-10 Radio Wammo Show, Kiwi FM – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilJ6uFr4MmY&feature=youtu.be

Leo Laporte names President of the internet – http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/hiner/?p=2175

LHC to shut down for a year to address design faults – http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8556621.stm

Information about The Worldwide LHC Computing Grid – http://lcg.web.cern.ch/lcg/public/overview.htm

Large Hadron Rap – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j50ZssEojtM

OK Go, This Too Shall Pass Music Video, Rube Goldberg Machine version – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qybUFnY7Y8w

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Episode 7 – Two men in their pyjamas, consumer products

by on Mar.04, 2010, under Show

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Topless Washing Machine advert(?) – http://tv.repubblica.it/copertina/paracadutiste-in-topless-lo-spot-piu-sexy/41192?video

BBC article on Tesco banning pyjamas – _http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/8484116.stm

Solomon Kane:

imdb – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0970452/
Trailer – http://www.traileraddict.com/trailer/solomon-kane/trailer

Van Helsing:

imdb – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0338526/
Trailer – http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/universal/van_helsing/trailer/

The Passion of the Christ:

imdb – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0335345/
Trailer – http://www.thepassionofchrist.com/trailers/index.html

The Count of Monte Cristo:

imdb – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0245844/
Trailer – http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi1391067417/

The Prisoner, American TV mini series – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Prisoner_(2009_miniseries)

Original Prisoner series – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Prisoner

LOST – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost_(TV_series)

Solomon Kane review mentioning low budget – http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/417014/solomon_kane_review.html

Google streetview – http://www.google.co.uk/help/maps/streetview/

Apple sued HTC with their 20 patents – http://www.informationweek.com/news/hardware/handheld/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=223101486

Windows Phone 7 Series – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IOTrqlz4jo

BOL – http://www.cnet.com/buzz-out-loud-podcast/
Windows Weekly – http://www.twit.tv/ww
Macbreak Weekly – http://www.twit.tv/mbw

The Bayeux Tapestry – http://www.bayeuxtapestry.org.uk/Bayeux1.htm

Avengers comics – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avengers_(comics)

The New Avengers comics – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_New_Avengers_(comics)

Secret Avengers – http://marvel.com/universe/Secret_Avengers

The Avengers TV series – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Avengers_(TV_series)

The New Avengers – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074031/

‘White Christmas’ in Italy, one free of foreigners – http://www.nrc.nl/international/Features/article2445341.ece/White_Christmas_in_Italy,_one_free_of_foreigners

My Michelle – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18dBU55S6P0

Eiffel 65, Blue – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68ugkg9RePc

STONE COLD FACT!!! – Italian system administrators? Seemingly not… (No links).

Earthquake machines – http://tribes.tribe.net/haarp/thread/25409c43-8067-46b6-9307-1fad26f9080a

WarGames:

imdb – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086567/
Trailer – http://www.wired.com/video/original-wargames-trailer/9469873001

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off:

imdb – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091042/
Trailer – http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8xyah_ferris-bueller-s-day-off-theatrical_shortfilms

Election:

imdb – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0126886/
Trailer – http://www.trailerspy.com/trailer/550/Election-Trailer

Emergency Yodel – http://www.emergencyyodel.com/

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