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15% Extra – Show 161 – 01 June 2018

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A bit of gamer news this week as we talk about the latest instalment of the ZX Spectrum saga of woes, and the absurd copyright claim against Epic by the owners of PUBG “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds”.
The United Nations plan of internet progression is a retardation, according to the people that make the internet.
The useful nature of the Whois database lookups spells its doom in the new privacy era.
Just why is the UK spending a load of money it does not have on old aircraft that it may not be able to maintain ?

All this and more in this weeks music packed episode of nerdery.
Thanks again to the listeners and the chatroom visitors.

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Track List

Tin Machine — Under the God
David Bowie — Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)
Aggro1 – Michael Jackson v. The Crystal Method
Joe Satriani — Rubina’s Blue Sky Happiness
Girlschool — Race With the Devil
Heaven & Hell — Bible Black
Bucovina — Mestecăniş
Franz LisztPiano Concerto No.2 – Movement 2
Grave Danger — Coming Undone or Alive (Bon Jovi vs Korn)
Metallica — Escape

Show notes

Indiegogo grants ZX Spectrum reboot firm another two weeks to send them a console
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/06/01/indiegogo_extends_zx_spectrum_vega_plus_deadline/

“PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds,” is suing Epic Games
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-44287860

Internet engineers tear into United Nations’ plan to move us all to IPv6
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/05/30/internet_engineers_united_nations_ipv6/

Facebook stockholders tell Zuck to reform voting rules as data scandal branded ‘human rights violation’
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/06/01/facebook_slammed_by_stockholders_data_scandal_tantamount_to_human_rights_violation/

You should find out what’s going on in that neural network. Y’know they’re cheating now?
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/06/01/how_to_interpret_machine_learning/

Whois? Whowas. So what’s next for ICANN and its vast database of domain-name owners?
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/06/01/whats_next_for_whois_and_icann/
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/05/31/german_court_snubs_icanns_bid_to_compel_registrar_to_slurp_up_data/

Half of all Windows 10 users thought: BSOD it, let’s get the latest build
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/05/31/windows_10_spring_2018_update_hits_half_of_users_within_a_month/
We only know this because Win10 includes advert trackers.

*Why is the UK buying old unsuportable aircraft ?*
Your F-35s need spare bits? Computer says we’ll have you sorted in… a couple of years
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/06/01/f35_alis_woes_usmc_beaufort/
Some F-35s gathering dust waiting for repair parts
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/06/some-f-35s-gathering-dust-waiting-for-repair-parts/

Expect to hear more about fake phone towers
DHS found evidence of cell phone spying near White House
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/06/dhs-found-evidence-of-cell-phone-spying-near-white-house/