Executive Producers: Matthew Blakeburn & Marty from the WI.
The Simpson’s Tapped Out game is RUBBISH! Leigh has recently downloaded it to see what all the fuss is about, only to realise it is not fun and is foolish. Tory tries to explain to him why Leigh is doing it wrong. But Leigh can’t work out what is addictive with the game – because it isn’t really fun or pleasurable.
Meanwhile, James Bond film reviews for Spectre have been released, and Leigh isn’t amused by them. The desperation of getting Google love over “Back to the Future day” has been sickening – the worst offender was Jimmy Kimmel. The real concerning news this week has been that UK & China are now (supposedly) BBFs. China gets to build some new nuclear power station reactors in the UK (that haven’t really been tested), meanwhile UK gets to build a Legoland in China.
Sweden has been named the third best country in the world for expats. But there is one area where foreigners seem to struggle: how do you make friends with the reserved and seemingly cold-hearted Swedes?
Associate Producers: Matthew Blakeburn & Marty from the WI
Leigh is not having a good day… He ordered a 30-pin to HDMI lead to connect a TV to an iPad for his Dad & Brother off Amazon, and it was a lie! Tory is always helpful and supportive as always.
Today, the European Central Bank confirms that it’ll be pumping in yet ANOTHER 1.1 Trillion Euros in to their economy as part of MORE Quantitative Easing (QE), and Leigh is worried. Big Voice Jay is more concerned by these new LED Keyboards. Nothing is reported from CES. Tory likes media keyboards.
Leigh keeps getting suggested to use this plugin for Firefox:
As online advertising is becoming more automatic, universal and unsanctioned, AdNauseam works to complete the cycle by automating all ad-clicks universally and blindly on behalf of the target audience. Working in coordination with Ad Block Plus, AdNauseam quietly clicks every blocked ad, registering a visit on the ad networks databases. As the data gathered shows an omnivorous click-stream, user profiling, targeting and surveillance becomes futile.
Leigh tries to get around doing a GNU/Linux update, but Ben tells everyone about Linux Mint anyway. It runs with the MATE desktop which doesn’t use some of the 3D graphics libraries that the GNOME desktop environment uses, so it runs faster on tiny netbooks without dedicated graphics chips.
Leigh tells of his experience during the rememberance service, in which he meets many different people who say the same thing.
We talk about the upcoming Dr Who 50th anniversary, Leigh has various opinions and worries about this.
A chinese man has divorced and sued his former wife over the ugly children she gave him.
As we finish, Leigh reveals that his prediction has come true: Amy’s Baking Company is getting it’s own reality TV Show.
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Leigh is in the middle of a perfect storm right now, enough to make a country and western song about it.
The donations have been a bit thin lately, and we desperately need donations.
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We then discuss Australian politics, with PM Gillard being represented as a dalek.
Tory then joins the show, and we continue to discuss the Australian government.
The Apple 2 computer has been recreated in lego. [images]
We switch to hoody hoody news, fun times.
Today we are joined with Uncle Pete from Emma and Pete Show who is slightly tipsy on Crabbies Ginger Beer. Studio needs cleaners. The Cooper Lunch: Beer and Fruit Pastilles. Skittles and the lies of Grapes / Blackcurrants. Dolmio sauce and ‘natural ingredients’. New Years Resolutions and Uncle Pete’s 43 Things. Pete wants to get naked… frequently. Tipexing out China. Pete’s new book: 50 Ways to Make Google Love Your Website. Cutting cabbage with Macbook Air [video]. Macbook Air Comparison [pointless video]. Who thinks it’s a good idea to self-serve a whole trolley in Tesco?! The great Coffee issue of Leigh. HUGE discussion about to how to ethically make money online – is it possible?
Leigh is not feeling too good, but still here! Could it be menopause? Leigh is upset he might not be able to attend a Graduation Party tonight. Leigh has been told off about calling No Agenda StreamNAGradio [even though that is there URL?!]. Orange Juice is confusing. Issues with streaming… Klaatu and VLC ideas. People call in to be ‘Co-Host’ for a few minutes to help Leigh out. Ex, Ex Mrs Brown and Mouth Aids. Extended show on Thursdays. Tasting Dog Food. GitmoSlave explains issues with the stream. MrOil calls from a random location. Leigh and MrOil have been thinking about how to do the show ‘on the road’: HUAWEI E583c Wireless Modem, and then a separate Antenna. AMAZING contribution by Laz – $100! The electric bill is almost £300?! Call in from ‘dirty lurker’ listener Tom. Tashabella calls in too! PLUS some geeky news!