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Triangulum: The Systems Have Failed

Triangulum: The Systems Have FailedBlendover Episode Thirty Three:

Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer, must be nervous, as it’s revealed they’ve lost nearly $1 billion on the failed Surface. Meanwhile, Terr uncovers ADHD dosing is on the rise, while Nintendo seems to be taking a lesson in PR from Microsoft. D23 happened last weekend, and Greg brings some big news about one of Marvel’s upcoming films, but also reveals why there was little Star Wars at the expo…

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Topics Discussed:

  • 33
  • No Go Zone: CNN Ratings Plummet
  • Microsoft FAIL
  • ADHD Medications
  • Hurtsmile
  • Nintendo Wii U
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Star Wars

BlendoveR is a fun, hard-hitting pod-cast where rules are regularly thrown out the window in favor of honest, open commentating opinions.  Presented by Greg Davies (cGt2099 from The-TrukstoP.com), and Terr Ciavarra (Media Nox from medianox.bandcamp.com), we stray on to any topic that presents itself or wanders off onto its own tangent.

 


 

33

Wikipedia: 33 (number)

 


 

No Go Zone: CNN Ratings Plummet

CNN Scores Second Lowest Rated Primetime Night of the Year Among Adults 25-54

The Scoreboard: Friday, August 9

 


 

Microsoft FAIL

ASUS Reports Disappointing VivoTab RT Sales, Stops Making RT Tablets

Microsoft Is Sitting On Six Million Unsold Surface Tablets

Microsoft lost nearly $1 billion on unsold Surface tablets

 


 

ADHD Medications

Use of ADHD drugs ‘increases by 50% in six years’

 


 

Hurtsmile

Hurtsmile @ Amazon.com

Hurtsmile – Official Site

Hurtsmile @ Facebook

Hurtsmile @ MySpace

Hurtsmile @ Twitter

Hurtsmile @ Wikipedia

 


 

Nintendo Wii U

Iwata: Wii U Basic model sales show price isn’t the issue

 


 

Guardians of the Galaxy

D23 Expo: Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Footage Revealed

Will Vin Diesel Voice Groot In Marvel’s ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’?

 


 

Star Wars

D23 Expo: Lucasfilm Offers No New Details On ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

Why is Disney hiding Star Wars?

 


 

Music Featured:

 


 

Music used in the BlendoveR Intro Theme was performed and written by GOTHIC KNIGHTS
[Music and clips are copyright to respective owners, and are used under Fair Use]

Conclavirus

Blendover Episode Ten

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ConclavirusTopics Discussed:

  • Daylight Savings SUCKS
  • Zombie Apocalypse
  • Recommended Reading
  • Star Wars Expanded Universe
  • Deathmøle
  • Star Wars Episode VII
  • Pope Watch 2013
  • The Queen Mother: Her Majesty Mrs. Dent?

BlendoveR is a fun, hard-hitting pod-cast where rules are regularly thrown out the window in favor of honest, open commentating opinions.  Presented by Greg Davies (cGt2099 from The-TrukstoP.com), and Terr Ciavarra (Media Nox from medianox.bandcamp.com), we stray on to any topic that presents itself or wanders off onto its own tangent.

 


 

Daylight Savings SUCKS

Change to daylight saving time takes biggest health toll today

Daylight Saving Time Explained

PSA: This weekend is NOT Daylight Savings for the UK

 


 

Zombie Apocalypse

63 out of 78 guests hit by Norovirus at Noma during a 4 day span… Yikes…

Antibiotics and drug resistance: how do we compare?

Antibiotic resistance could be “catastrophic threat” to humans

Antibiotics resistance ‘as big a risk as terrorism’ – medical chief

CDC wants U.S. docs to look out for mysterious coronavirus from Middle East

Deadly New Virus Warning Issued After Eight People Die

Deadly New Virus Warning Issued By CDC After Novel Coronavirus Causes 8 Deaths

How the zombie apocalypse affects interest group politics

I went to Perth’s Comic-Con dressed as a zombie, and the response was unreal

Nomavirus Is Everyone’s Virus and Everyone’s Cost

Researcher: Zombie Fads Peak When Society Is Unhappy

Royal Caribbean cruise ship hit by virus; 108 sick

Wikipedia: Antibiotic resistance

Wikipedia: Coronavirus

Wikipedia: Norovirus

 


 

Recommended Reading

Dune: The Butlerian Jihad by Kevin J. Anderson and Brian Herbert

The Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman

World War Z by Max Brooks

 


 

Star Wars Expanded Universe

Star Wars: Dark Empire by Tom Veitch and Cam Kennedy

Star Wars: Jedi Search by Kevin J. Anderson

Star Wars: Specter of the Past by Timothy Zahn

Star Wars: Vision of the Future by Timothy Zahn

Star Wars: Vector Prime by R.A. Salvator

Star Wars: Betrayal by Aaron Allston

 


 

Deathmøle

Deathmøle @ Bandcamp

Questionable Content

Last.fm: Deathmøle

Wikipedia: Jeph Jacques

 


 

Star Wars Episode VII

Carrie Fisher Says Princess Leia Will Be Back For Star Wars Episode VII

Carrie Fisher Retracts Star Wars Episode VII Confirmation

Carrie Fisher Was Joking About Being In Star Wars Episode VII?

George Lucas Says Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill & Carrie Fisher Were All In Talks For Star Wars Episode VII

Star Wars: Are the original actors too old for a sequel?

 


 

Pope Watch 2013

Cardinals Start to Ponder Subtleties of a Big Task

Catholic faithful get wired for papal selection

Chimney placed in Sistine Chapel

Chimney ready to signal papal vote

The Conclave’s Fixed Ways

How to spot a fake cardinal in the conclave?

Papal Conclave 2013

Pope resigns – Nostradamus and St Malachy predictions

Tim Minchin – Pope Song

Vatican admits secretly bugging its own clergy

 


 

The Queen Mother: Her Majesty Mrs. Dent?

Channel 7 Australia: Sunrise – London Calling (March 10, 2013)

Hero who made Queen Mother LOL

Secret letters reveal an officer’s royal relationship

 


 

Music Featured:

  • 2-Step” by Deathmøle from the free Last.fm album download Long Songs

 


 

Music used in the BlendoveR Intro Theme was performed and written by GOTHIC KNIGHTS
[Music and clips are copyright to respective owners, and are used under Fair Use]

Locking Down The Jailbreak

Blendover Episode Three

With Special Guest, Andrew Sorcini

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Blendover Episode Four: Locking Down the JailbreakTopics Discussed:

  • Unlocking Phones Now Illegal
  • Aaron Swartz
  • Star Wars Sequel Trilogy
  • Superman Lives

BlendoveR is a fun, hard-hitting pod-cast where rules are regularly thrown out the window in favor of honest, open commentating with frank, and brutal, opinions.  Presented by Greg Davies (cGt2099 from The-TrukstoP.com), and Terr Ciavarra (Media Nox from medianox.bandcamp.com), we try to make the focus of the show touch on world news, music, social events, movies, politics, books, and technology innovations, but, more often than not, we stray on to any topic that presents itself or wanders off onto its own tangent.

 


 

Unlocking Phones Now Illegal

Arbitrary rulings illustrate fundamental brokenness of the DMCA

CTIA Board of Directors

FULL TEXT: Library of Congress 37 CFR Part 201 Exemption to Prohibition on Circumvention of Copyright Protection Systems for Access Control Technologies

LinkedIn: Thomas K. Billington

The Most Ridiculous Law of 2013 (So Far): It Is Now a Crime to Unlock Your Smartphone

The same week the US makes unlocking phones illegal, Canada proposes legislation to make carriers unlock phones

Starting Jan. 26, Unlocking a Smartphone Will Be Illegal

Unlocking new cell phones to become illegal on Saturday

Unlocking Your Smartphone Is Now Illegal

Wikipedia: James H. Billington

 


 

Aaron Swartz

Concerns Raised About Aaron Swartz’s Prosecution And The Wikileaks Connection

Prosecutor Dismisses Charges Against Aaron Swartz

Was Wikileaks the Root of Aaron Swartz’s Problems?

Westboro Baptist Is Officially Terrified Of Anonymous

Wikileaks claims Aaron Swartz was an ally and possible source, implying this may have been cause of Secret Service targeting

WikiLeaks reveals association with Aaron Swartz

 


 

Star Wars Sequel Trilogy

Abrams is best bet to revive Star Wars franchise

Disney Confirms J.J. Abrams For ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’; Read What Abrams, George Lucas & Kathleen Kennedy Had To Say

J.J. Abrams Still On Board To Produce Star Trek III

J.J. Abrams Takes The Directing Reins On Star Wars: Episode VII

J.J Abrams To Direct Star Wars Ep. VII

Star Wars is being kick-started with dynamite J.J. Abrams to direct Star Wars: Episode VII

 


 

Superman Lives

The Death of “Superman Lives”: What Happened?

You Can Help Fund The Death Of Superman Lives Documentary On Kickstarter

 


 

Music Featured:

  • First of May” by Jonathan Coulton – from the EP Smoking Monkey

 


 

Music used in the BlendoveR Intro Theme was performed and written by GOTHIC KNIGHTS
[Music and clips are copyright to respective owners, and are used under Fair Use]