Society & Culture
Apple TV, Huawei's Peace Offering, Suicide Squad 2, Swatting, and Space
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.
If you wish to share your opinions with the community you can always leave a message at 815- 905-1414.
As always, we ask that you support the show in any way possible. You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players. Join the conversation in our closed Facebook group at thenerdcantina.com/community, or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker.
Visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKXYWzoYKvoZopZLX8YA0Bg
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
It is Free