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August 21, 2019

Disney Anti-piracy, Obi Wan Kenobi Series, Apex Legends, Asteroid Defense, and Nuking Mars

In this week’s news show, Steve and Ken give their thoughts on some of the major topics in the nerd community.  Disney is teaming up with internet providers to defeat piracy, we may get a Star Wars series featuring Ewan McGregor playing Obi Wan Kenobi.  We discuss a new research study that is placing microchips in the brain to combat obesity. The internet is not a safe place for game developers and the Apex Legends team saw that this week.  Finally we head to outer space and discuss the bright lights from the black hole, asteroid defense plans, and Elon Musks thoughts on nuking Mars.  

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Links to topics discussed:

Disney anti piracy plan teams up with Charter - https://gizmodo.com/disney-and-big-cable-team-up-to-crack-down-on-password-1837314920?fbclid=IwAR0MVlcNHd_u2AMB0-tJ1XOwk-6U5evP019U9pWJxfn1lC2ob_BuRCFHQI0

Star Wars Ewan McGregor may return as Obi-Wan Kenobi - https://deadline.com/2019/08/ewan-mcgregor-obi-wan-kenobi-disney-plus-star-wars-1202669319/?fbclid=IwAR06Uos5avaGVKa-JhdaGLxnRg_OtFKuVTiUjOkwuAeUk1pa0MdN6tSTg-E

Stanford researchers micro-chip the obese - https://digit.fyi/microchips-obese-people-brains-electroshock/?fbclid=IwAR0-k3Y4TBpRCaVqN5rb30_Ar808CEgCsyttEjsaiiBHt6UtNhbEVCS7IpM

Apex Legends - https://www.ign.com/articles/2019/08/18/apex-legends-forum-becomes-heated-as-developer-calls-toxic-community-members-a-hats?sf107413246=1&fbclid=IwAR2WWBehalsIg2rislZOPwzkhR2xUrZxXgl7cLudr6-ckr32p2w7hTl-E9Q

Nuke Mars - https://www.insider.com/elon-musk-wants-to-nuke-mars-plans-t-shirts-2019-8?fbclid=IwAR2doOCGNoQZkOGS6_DXUa9bjltgQMoRMyuLkRSoG0rlvrOA27AtH838jvM

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