This week Ken and Steve highlight all of the major nerd news. James Gunn announces the casting of Suicide Squad 2. Some of the individuals responsible for “swatting” find themselves serving real jail sentences. In space news this week we discuss the discovery of a potentially habitable planet and newborn blackholes ringing. Huawei is offering up some 5G intellectual property as a peace offering. Finally, there is a new announcement in the streaming wars, Apple TV plus reveals its plan and initial TV offerings.
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Links to topics discussed:
Suicide Squad cast: https://mobile.twitter.com/JamesGunn/status/1172598575257346049?s=20
Swatting leads to significant jailtime- https://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/swatting-kansas-video-game-finch-1.5283927
Water found on a potential super earth- https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-49648746
Black hole rings- http://news.mit.edu/2019/ringing-new-black-hole-first-0912
Huawei offers to license all 5g tech to US companies- https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeanbaptiste/2019/09/12/huawei-ceo-reportedly-offers-to-license-5g-technology-stack-to-american-companies-in-peace-offer-to-trump/#24683a2f5324