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Friday, July 12, 2013 - 00:04

The irony of the situation has not escaped me, I promise you... If you are reading this, it is most likely as a result of the very thing I am trying to stop. For the last 20 years (yes the internet has been around that long) I have, for some reason, decided that it is my mission to try and keep people safe in this cybernetic world we all now inhabit.

Back in the early nineties it was actually a pretty easy job as most people online at that time were reasonably tech savvy and could spot a hoax when it appeared.

Please don't get me wrong. I don't mean to infer that people who use the internet now are not tech savvy, but that they do, in fact, share something with even the earliest of adopters. The history of spam can be traced back to it's first appearance in Python scripts... And yes, I mean Monty Python, not the programming language. I DON'T LIKE SPAM is a phrase that everyone should remember. Spam is, at its basest form, unsolicited messages. It grew from that to...

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Friday, July 5, 2013 - 09:49

This week, Brendan, Spindles and Ady give a bit of a spoiler free review of Man of Steel, talk over the highlights of this year's E3, chat about the recently launched Rule32Cafe indiegogo campaign and give some updates on some new and forthcoming additions to the website as well as much more.

This week's musical interlude comes from the fabulous Dirty Youth who you can find over at http://www.thedirtyyouth.co.uk/

Details of the Rule32Cafe campaign can be found at http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/rule32cafe-the-ultimate-geek-events-venue/x/3813676

And finally, details of the Knightmare Live kickstarter are at ...

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Friday, June 21, 2013 - 23:59

It's been a while again. But I have reasons, really, I do.

Aside from being so awesome at my job that I now get to be a senior developer, I'm also in the middle of three modules for my degree. As if that wasn't enough, I've been busily working on my new album, writing some new scripts and tidying up The Wonky Spanner. If you've been keeping up with NerdVsWorld you'll also know that we've been very busy getting guests on the show. It's been an absolute blast so far chatting with people either out in the world or in the studio and I'm massively excited to see who we can get on the show from here.

We've got a few fun bits and bobs coming up, we're finally getting round to filming an afternoon of us messing around with a Makey Makey and some other stuff too.

My apologies once again for not blogging more, but I hope you can understand with everything that's going on at the moment.

Friday, June 21, 2013 - 09:33

This week, Brendan, Spindles and Emma are joined by the wonderful Emma Newman, author and geek extraordinaire for a very lovely chat over a couple of drinks just before we all went to a Neil Gaiman signing. We talk about immersive live role playing games, conventions, favourite films, music and more. You can find out all about her over on her website http://www.enewman.co.uk/ where you can not only buy her books, but you can also listen to her brilliant podcast: Tea and Jeopardy. 

In lieu of a musical interlude this week here's a link to the How To Destroy Angels track we were talking about in the episode. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWbfgGDl6XE

As always you can find us on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NerdVWorld

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Friday, June 7, 2013 - 11:44

This week, Brendan, Ady and Spindles talk over the recent Doctor Who announcement and consider who could fill Matt Smith's shoes. There is also a spoiler free chat over this week's episode of Game of Thrones, chat about the Birmingham Rule32Cafe meet up, a new Kickstarter of The Week section and much more.

This week's musical interlude comes from Reading-based folk-rock band Burnt Tomorrow https://www.facebook.com/burnttomorrow

You can find photos of the Discworld cosplay and more over at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.436371063100231.1073741825.148925305178143&type=3

And here's the Kickstarter of the Week link: http://www...

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Friday, May 31, 2013 - 12:12

This week, Spindles, Emma and Megan are joined by the very lovely Robert Rankin and the even lovelier Lady Raygun in the Crown and Anchor in Brighton.

We talk about invaders from mars, air guitar championships, forthcoming books, Freddie Mercury and the return of a certain time travelling vegetable amongst other things.

Apologies for the weird digital distortion from about 22 minutes in... No clue where it came from and I couldn't get rid of it in the edit without destroying the content. So I hope it doesn't annoy you too much.

Please do go and check out Far Fetched Books at http://www.farfetchedbooks.com/ and pop by Robert's facebook page https://www.facebook.com/robertrankin and give him a 'Like'.

As always you can find us on facebook at ...

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Friday, May 24, 2013 - 10:26

As the fall 2012 - 2013 season draws to a close, Brendan, Ady and Spindles round up the best and the worst of this season's finalés. Special attention is paid, of course, to the Doctor Who finalé. This podcast contains huge spoilers for Doctor Who so be warned if you've not yet watched the end of this season.

Also covered are the latest Star Trek film, some bad news for Brendan on the new Star Wars movies and a little trick to allow you to watch the american version of Netflix. 

This week's musical interlude is provided by Matt Carter Music http://mattcartermusic.com/

As usual you can find us on facebook https://www.facebook.com/NerdVWorld

Or follow us on Twitter:

Brendan https://twitter.com/nerdvsworld
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Friday, May 10, 2013 - 09:40

This week, Brendan and Spindles are joined in the studio by Cody in Ady's absence.

Things up for debate this week include what's been cancelled and renewed in TV land, neural interfaces, more reactions to more Crow remake news plus the usual mixed bag of other stuff. I will confess that I got my actresses mixed up, it was not Christina Ricci who appeared in a Crow sequel, it was, in fact, Kirsten Dunst. So, my apologies in advance.

Also, we interview ourselves for Kierygeek about fandoms and what makes us do what we do. You can find Kierygeeks's youtube channel at: http://www.youtube.com/user/kierygeek.

Musical interlude this week comes from Oxford band Stem who you can find at http://www.facebook.com/stembanduk

As always you can join us on facebook: http://www...

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Monday, April 29, 2013 - 12:10

I just listened to the 8th Nerd Vs. World podcast, as per usual wishing I was in the room with these fine gents, considering how I would throw my tuppence in but there's so many subjects and I simply haven't got the inclination to type THAT much!  :D

However, what I want to drop a line about is the new Superman movie:

Firstly, I want to make some details mighty clear - 1> I'm not a big Uberman fan; he gets so many reboots BECAUSE there's only so many ways of saying 'look how fast and strong I am, and have you seen my x-ray / heat vision?  did I happen to mention how hard it is for me to be one of you puny mortals?  It's not easy, but, then again, I AM Superman...'

2> The last film, Superman Returns was, in my humble opinion, UTTER ROT.  I've had more fun being thumped.

Bryan Singer (the man who believed without question that Hugh Laurie was a 'classic American actor' and murdered X-Men with...

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Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 12:01

In a special edition of NerdVsWorld, Brendan gives a review of the latest installment in the Iron Man franchise and the beginning of Phase 2 of the Marvel movie universe.

Until next time, take care and be excellent to each other!