Rym is considering buying a new PC to replace his i7-920 from 2009. Despite even a ridiculous spec being pretty reasonable, it's worth it to hold out until fall for skylake. Thunderbolt 3.0 will use USB-C connectors, bringing a grand cable unification. So get used to this guy. Scott brings us a review of the Livewedge video streaming device.
Don't forget to come to ConnectiCon if you live anywhere on the Northeast Coast: it's an amazing con, and there isn't much else like it.
Furniture is the topic of tonight's GeekNights. But first, Rym explains why there wasn't an episode on Tuesday (but happily, it will rise from the dead thanks in large part to @tresi), and Apple has thrown the baby out with the bathwater banning ALL instances of the rebel traitor flag in the App Store, including historical, cultural, and other entirely benign uses (e.g., a Civil War simulation game). We also talk about doctors and the hypochondrium, but hopefully neither one of us is dying.
After talking at length about Wil Wheaton violating his own rule in the botched run of Tabletop, we discuss the new games in the Wolfenstein series, following our friend William "B.J." Blazkowicz through Wolfenstein: The New Order and Wolfenstein: The Old Blood. This was very nearly a lost episode of GeekNights, so the quality isn't up to the par of our 10-years 1,100ish episode run to date. But it's not lost. It's UN-lost.
Ore Monogatari!! (My Love Story!!) (俺物語!!) is the topic of tonight's GeekNights. It's a fun show that breaks from the typical path for this sort of thing. Parts of it remind us of Here is Greenwood. Definitely a show to finish. Based on the manga by Kazune Kawahara. In other news, it's the 30th anniversary of Studio Ghibli! Anime Next is moving to Atlantic City for 2016! Beach con! The CBLDF still matters, as this adult women is deeply afraid of assigned comic reading in here college English classes.
Sneakernet is how one used to acquire what was at the time known as warez. It's also how Cubans have received "the packet." Physical data transfer is far from dead. In the news, there is tons of Apple news (like Swift going open source and split screen app use on the iPad), encryption and anonymous speech are crucial in the fight against corruption, and injectable brain meshes are a real thing.
Luggage is the topic of GeekNights tonight, since we apparently already did an episode on hats back in 2012. In the news, there was a great disturbance in the Net, as if millions of shitheads cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. (Reddit has banned several egregious subreddits). Lancaster shows us the same behavior that makes these people so terrible. Apparently GeekNights has a subreddit. Pizza hut did a good thing. Come to ConnectiCon. See panels and workshops! See screenings!
Time Crisis 5 is the topic of GeekNights tonight, having just played a bunch of it in Wildwood this past weekend. We haven't discussed Time Crisis since 2006! Time Crisis is (was) a staple of arcade gun games, and 5 is a fine addition to the franchise. In other news, the Megaman Legacy Collection is coming and stress is driving developers out of the videogame industry. Come see us at ConnectiCon in a month!