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This year Doctor Who turns 50! To celebrate these 11 ‘splendid chaps‘, Ben McKenzie (Dungeon Crawl, ‘patron saint of geek comedy’) and John Richards (ABC1’s Outland, Boxcutters TV podcast) are recording a live podcast every month from January to November.
In May it’s Five/Fear
Our fifth instalment discusses the Fifth Doctor, played by young actor Peter Davison. Already known to audiences as another doctor (well, all right…vet), All Creatures Great and Small’s Tristan Farnon, he soon made the role his own with a blend of innocence, optimism and wry humour – not to mention a distinctive outfit of striped cricketing whites and a decorative vegetable.
For our theme this episode we discuss Fear. Famously watched from behind the couch, its theme music alone instilling terror into many children, Doctor Who has long held a reputation for frightening audiences and characters alike. Is it still scary? Should that really be the focus of the show? How does it frighten us – and what does it have to say about the nature of fear itself? 
Tags: Doctor Who, Dr Who, DrWho, Impossible Astronaut Day, Silence
Whovians, don’t forget on the 23rd of April draw tally marks on your arms for the Impossible Astronaut Day — [Tumblr]
Tags: Doctor Who, Dr Who, DrWho, melbourne, Supanova
Tags: Game of Thrones, GameofThrones, GoT
Duplicity and treachery…nobility and honor…conquest and triumph…and, of course, dragons. It’s ‘Game’ on for Season 3 of this epic, Emmy(R)-winning HBO series based on the bestselling book series by George R.R. Martin. In Season 3, family and loyalty are the overarching themes as many critical storylines from the first two seasons come to a brutal head. Meanwhile, the Lannisters maintain their hold on King’s Landing, though stirrings in the North threaten to alter the balance of power; Robb Stark, King of the North, faces a major calamity as he tries to build on his victories; a massive army of wildlings led by Mance Rayder (Ciaran Hinds) march for the Wall; and Daenerys Targaryen–reunited with her dragons–attempts to raise an army in her quest for the Iron Throne.
A Song of Ice and Fire:
It is interesting to see that Benioff and Weiss have cut Martin’s third book, A Storm of Swords, in two: season three is the first half; season four will be the second.
(Beware! Spoilers after the jump)
Continue reading ‘Game of Thrones – Season 3′
Tags: Doctor Who, Dr Who, DrWho
Description: The Doctor kicks off this new run of adventures by searching for his companion Clara – an Impossible Girl he’s already lost twice. Together they find themselves battling monsters on distant alien planets, trapped in a Russian submarine with a deadly passenger, chasing terrifying ghosts, delving into the heart of the TARDIS, facing the Crimson Horror in Victorian Yorkshire, and coming face to face with an army of upgraded Cybermen. The action grows and the Doctor’s oldest secret threatens to be revealed as the world’s longest running science fiction series builds toward its explosive 50th anniversary in November 2013.
The new series of DOCTOR WHO will air on ABC1 Sunday March 31, 7.30pm
As River Song would say – Spoilers!
Continue reading ‘Doctor Who – Season 7, Pt.2′
Tags: #Tabletop, Geek & Sundry
On March 30th, 2013 , we ask you to go to your friendly local game store, neighborhood coffee shop, school auditorium, community center, or host a game day at your home and play more games.
Replacing the battery in the MacBook Pro 13″ (A1278) shouldn’t be a saga, but there is a trap for beginners!
MacBook Pro 13″ A1278 (2009 Version) uses an Apple A1322 battery NOT the A1278 Battery which is used in the Apple MacBook 13″ Aluminum Unibody Series (2008 Version). If you call most suppliers and ask for a battery for an A1322 MacBook you will be sent an A1322 battery as the A1322 is not listed as customer replaceable (even from Mac sales locations) .
Have we got that? The 2009 version A1278 doesn’t use the A1278 battery. If the base of your 13″ MacBook A1278 is a single piece you need an A1322 battery, if your mac base comes apart (as in the image below) you use the A1278 battery.
Tags: BIOS, BIOS password, HP8100
1. Using the standard static safe protocols for working inside a PC, shut down the PC remove the lid and expose the mother board.
2. Locate the password jumper located between the two capacitors and SATA0. The password jumper is green so that it can be easily identified.
3. Remove the jumper from pins 1 and 2. You can place the jumper back onto a single pin so that it does not get lost.
4. Restart the computer and allow the OS to start and this will clear the current passwords and disables the password features.
5. Shut down the PC, replace the jumper back onto pins 1 and 2. Put the PC back together and add your new password on startup.
Tags: CISCO VPN, VPN, Win8, Windows 8
The existing Cisco VPN Client 5.0.07.0290 will fail to connect when installed on Windows 8 – a “422 error” is displayed
Secure VPN Connection terminated locally by the Client.
Reason 442: Failed to enable Virtual Adapter.
To get it to work in Windows 8 64-bit make the following registry edit:
@oem46.inf,%CVirtA_Desc%;Cisco Systems VPN Adapter for 64-bit Windows
Cisco Systems VPN Adapter for 64-bit Windows
The New Cisco Anyconnect VPN client will be rolling out soon and is compatible with Windows 8, although it would appear that this issue has been around since the Win 8 developer preview so CISCO has not been quick to come through with what appears to be a simple fix in their installer.
 Cisco VPN Client 5 on Windows 8 (2012-Sep-04) [http://www.bradleyschacht.com]
 How To Get Cisco VPN to Work on Windows 8 (developer preview) (2011-Oct-07) [Windows 7 Hacker]