Featured image for episode 12 of the control d podcast. The image depicts a protester holding a sign that reads: "i wish this were fake news".

(Legacy) Direct from the Newsroom – CTRL+D Podcast #12

From the continuing flutter in SpaceX operations, through Spectre and Meltdown, to ongoing gaming controversies, and more, we’ve got it all. Just tune into the CTRL+D newsroom.

Newsroom notes:

[00:00:34] –

Liftoff of HMS Bad Taste.

[00:16:40] –

Definitely Skylab and not Mir.

[00:24:16] –

Here’s our material on Spectre and Meltdown, written with the idea to calm people down, in the initial days after their existence’s public announcement.

[00:33:45] –

In reviving our tradition of never ever recommending anything, Pedro would like to recommend you go and play Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice. 😀

[00:56:37] – [The Bobbys]

The Darwin Awards are no more… In their place, come the Bobby Awards. You can read more about them here, but in brief, we decided to start nominating one candidate each episode, and give out a few Bobby awards at the end of the year. We start with a bunch of clueless racists on the Total War Steam forums.

[01:11:53] –


[01:28:20] –

A very special outro.


If you ever found yourself wondering just how pedantic I can be, you’re in luck. I added this last extra bit on September 1st, 2018, during a website update. I did it to get a green Readability mark for this post, courtesy of Yoast SEO.