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Control Structure is a podcast about computer science, IT news, stories, opinions, tips, and tricks for programmers, testers, administrators of all types and more, for fun or for profit hosted by Andrew Bailey and guests. And also some other things, just because they are cool
 
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Bob begins to short out as Matrix and AndrAIa try to stop Daemon's spread, meanwhile we get some flashbacks to Dot & Enzo's dad and his adventures in the Stargate program. Episode Rating: "That Was Easy Enough" (unanimous) Subscribe to the Lazor Comb Patreon to access hours of bonus preamble audio, exclusive shows like LAZOR COMB TONIGHT!, our mont…
 
The Net's most dangerous virus is introduced, and she's a cute French chick? 'Kay. Subscribe to the Lazor Comb Patreon to access hours of bonus preamble audio, exclusive shows like LAZOR COMB TONIGHT!, our monthly movie commentary show TOO MUCH COMMENTARY! and more. https://www.patreon.com/lazorcomb Video Version: https://youtu.be/io8GgVO1MK4 Show …
 
Siege, LadyGlitch, and Kal sit down with award-winning composer and musician Bob Buckley, known for composing the music for ReBoot, Beast Wars, Shadow Raiders, Beast Machines, and more. Subscribe to the Lazor Comb Patreon to access hours of bonus preamble audio, exclusive shows like LAZOR COMB TONIGHT!, our monthly movie commentary show TOO MUCH CO…
 
Merry Christmas! Siege, Kal, LadyGlitch, and guest host Christa spread the yuletide by playing the 1995 Canadian board game "ReBoot Mainframe Board Game" from CanadaGames. We also exchange gifts. Subscribe to the Lazor Comb Patreon to access hours of bonus preamble audio, exclusive shows like LAZOR COMB TONIGHT!, our monthly movie commentary show T…
 
Who are the ultimate stakeholders in UK trade policy? And how much of a say do they actually have in the policies that ultimately govern us? Things have certainly moved on since the time, not that long ago, when European and American negotiators would disappear into a room to talk about a Transatlantic trade deal – and come out again giving virtual…
 
Supply chain issues crashed onto the front pages in the UK this year when petrol stations started running out of fuel. But that was just one aspect of a wider problem. A surge in demand for consumer goods has led to soaring shipping costs, with ships queueing up to get into container ports, and mounting concerns as to whether even Santa will be abl…
 
Siege, Glitch, Kal, and Sniddler are BACK to talk about the 1998 ReBoot video game from Electronic Arts for the original Sony PlayStation. Subscribe to the Lazor Comb Patreon to access hours of bonus preamble audio, exclusive shows like LAZOR COMB TONIGHT!, our monthly movie commentary show TOO MUCH COMMENTARY! the monthly Beast Wars comic book sho…
 
Christopher Siege, NeoKal,Sniddler, and Lady Glitch answer YOUR questions submitted on social media and give their overall thoughts about season three of ReBoot. Subscribe to the Lazor Comb Patreon to access hours of bonus preamble audio, exclusive shows like LAZOR COMB TONIGHT!, our monthly movie commentary show TOO MUCH COMMENTARY! the monthly Be…
 
The system is coming apart and yet nothing happens until it all comes crashing down and a musical number ensues. Episode Rating: "ALPHANUMERIC!" (Sniddler & LadyGlitch), "That Was Easy Enough" (NeoKal), "This is Bad, Very Bad" (Christopher). Subscribe to the Lazor Comb Patreon to access hours of bonus preamble audio, exclusive shows like LAZOR COMB…
 
It's game over, man. Game over. Episode Ratings: TOO MUCH ENERGON!, 4.5/5 War Planets, and a low ALPHANUMERIC! (Christopher & Sniddler). Sufficient Energon, 3/5 War Planets, That Was Easy Enough (LadyGlitch). A High Sufficient Energon, 4/5 War Planets, a low ALPHANUMERIC! (NeoKal). Subscribe to the Lazor Comb Patreon to access hours of bonus preamb…
 
Our heroes siege upon the Principal Office to save Phong and defeat Megabyte once and for all. Episode Rating: Unanimous "ALPHANUMERIC!" Subscribe to the Lazor Comb Patreon to access hours of bonus preamble audio, exclusive shows like LAZOR COMB TONIGHT!, our monthly movie commentary show TOO MUCH COMMENTARY! the monthly Beast Wars comic book show …
 
In this episode, we’re heading stateside as we take a closer look at the trade relationship between the UK and the United States. In one sense, it’s a relationship that only came into existence when Britain finally left the EU customs union at the end of last year. But that belies the fact that the United States is the UK’s biggest single trading p…
 
The gang finally returns to Mainframe, only to discover that something is rotten in the state of Denmark. Episode Rating: Unanimous "ALPHANUMERIC!" Subscribe to the Lazor Comb Patreon to access hours of bonus preamble audio, exclusive shows like LAZOR COMB TONIGHT!, our monthly movie commentary show TOO MUCH COMMENTARY! the monthly Beast Wars comic…
 
As the world’s second most populous country, India is an emerging player in global trade, and of course it has deep historical and cultural ties with Britain. In recent times, India has acquired a bit of a reputation as being part of the awkward squad within the international trade community. The received wisdom was that New Delhi wasn’t interested…
 
Bob merges with Glitch. Yeah? Episode Rating: "ALPHANUMERIC!" (Sniddler), "That Was Easy Enough" (Christopher, LadyGlitch, Kal). Subscribe to the Lazor Comb Patreon to access hours of bonus preamble audio, exclusive shows like LAZOR COMB TONIGHT!, our monthly movie commentary show TOO MUCH COMMENTARY! the monthly Beast Wars comic book show TOO MUCH…
 
Part of the United Kingdom, but effectively within the EU single market, but still part of the UK’s customs territory – you’d be forgiven for feeling a little confused about just how Northern Ireland fits into things these days.The problem is that if Northern Ireland remains part of the EU single market, then the EU wants to make sure that anything…
 
Traditional types of trade are regulated by the World Trade Organisation, under rules which mostly date from 1995 – a time when data exchanges were accompanied by the screech of a modem, and were measured in kilobytes. So it’s perhaps not surprising that there are no meaningful global rules in place at the moment to regulate digital trade. But incr…
 
The Saucy Mare has it out with the seemingly nefarious "Web Riders" while Matrix tries to keep AndrAIa alive. Episode Rating: "ALPHANUMERIC!" (Sniddler, Kal, and Christopher), "That Was Easy Enough" (LadyGlitch). Subscribe to the Lazor Comb Patreon to access hours of bonus preamble audio, exclusive shows like LAZOR COMB TONIGHT!, our monthly movie …
 
We're joined by a special guest and suddenly this is an episode of Star Trek: Voyager. Episode Rating: "That Was Easy Enough" (Sniddler & Kal), "I Don't Think So" (Christina), "ALPHANUMERIC!" (Christopher). Subscribe to the Lazor Comb Patreon to access hours of bonus preamble audio, exclusive shows like LAZOR COMB TONIGHT!, our monthly movie commen…
 
Captain Gavin returns and Enzo is an asshole to the Silver Surfer for some reason. Episode Rating: "That Was Easy Enough" (Kal & Sniddler), "I Don't Think So" (Christopher). Subscribe to the Lazor Comb Patreon to access hours of bonus preamble audio, exclusive shows like LAZOR COMB TONIGHT!, our monthly movie commentary show TOO MUCH COMMENTARY! th…
 
AndrEnzo arrive at Mos Eisley and gunfights ensue. Episode Rating: Unanimous "ALPHANUMERIC!" Subscribe to the Lazor Comb Patreon to access hours of bonus preamble audio, exclusive shows like LAZOR COMB TONIGHT!, our monthly movie commentary show TOO MUCH COMMENTARY! the monthly Beast Wars comic book show TOO MUCH GALAVAR!, and more. https://www.pat…
 
Sniddler has the week off, so we're joined by a special guest on this week's episode of The Prisoner, where Enzo has some issues but gits gud. Episode Rating: "That Was Easy Enough" (Kal & Christopher), "ALPHANUMERIC!" (Christina). Subscribe to the Lazor Comb Patreon to access hours of bonus preamble audio, exclusive shows like LAZOR COMB TONIGHT!,…
 
Enzo & AndrAIa land in a system populated by DC Universe Online heroes pretending to be Star Trek characters, meanwhile tears can now talk and they real mad? Subscribe to the Lazor Comb Patreon to access hours of bonus preamble audio, exclusive shows like LAZOR COMB TONIGHT!, our monthly movie commentary show TOO MUCH COMMENTARY! the monthly Beast …
 
Enzo & AndrAIa are grownups now and help a system git gud. Subscribe to the Lazor Comb Patreon to access hours of bonus preamble audio, exclusive shows like LAZOR COMB TONIGHT!, our monthly movie commentary show TOO MUCH COMMENTARY! the monthly Beast Wars comic book show TOO MUCH GALAVAR!, and more. https://www.patreon.com/lazorcomb Show Links: htt…
 
It's game over, man! It's game over. Episode Rating: unanimous "ALPHANUMERIC!" Subscribe to the Lazor Comb Patreon to access hours of bonus preamble audio, exclusive shows like LAZOR COMB TONIGHT!, our monthly movie commentary show TOO MUCH COMMENTARY! the monthly Beast Wars comic book show TOO MUCH GALAVAR!, and more. https://www.patreon.com/lazor…
 
James Bond references galore. Episode Rating: "ALPHANUMERIC!" (Sniddler), "That Was Easy Enough" (Kal & Christopher) Subscribe to the Lazor Comb Patreon to access hours of bonus preamble audio, exclusive shows like LAZOR COMB TONIGHT!, our monthly movie commentary show TOO MUCH COMMENTARY! the monthly Beast Wars comic book show TOO MUCH GALAVAR!, a…
 
Megabyte attempts to make Enzo look like a loser to the citizens of Mainframe, only for Enzo & AndrAIa to end up in a Looney Tunes game with a cracked out raccoon. Episode rating: "ALPHANUMERIC!" (Sniddler), "A Low 'That Wars Easy Enough'" (Christopher), "That Was Easy Enough" (Kal) Subscribe to the Lazor Comb Patreon to access hours of bonus pream…
 
Up until the end of last year, the UK was part of the EU single market, and British traders had enjoyed frictionless trade with Europe for several decades. But all of that has now changed. Customs formalities are a fact of life, with paperwork to be filled in whether you’re sending a lorry load of precision tools to a factory in Germany, or a few j…
 
Picking up very shortly after the end of last season, our heroes continue to defend the Principal Office against Megabyte and Hexadecimal. They're saved by a GameCube dropping, which contains the now-classic "Malicious Corpses;" basically, Evil Dead 2 meets DOOM. Episode rating: unanimous "ALPHANUMERIC!" Subscribe to the Lazor Comb Patreon to acces…
 
Disagreements over fisheries nearly sunk last year’s trade negotiations between the UK and the EU. A deal was eventually signed, which repatriated some - but not all - of the fish resources in UK waters back to UK control. However, despite leaving the EU’s Common Fisheries policy behind, the deal left many in the fishing community somewhat underwhe…
 
There's a portal to the web above Mainframe, and the heroes and villains work together to destroy it. What Could go wrong? Episode rating: "ALPHANUMERIC!" (Sniddler & Kal), "That Was Easy Enough" ( The Siege) Subscribe to the Lazor Comb Patreon to access hours of bonus preamble audio, exclusive shows like LAZOR COMB TONIGHT!, our monthly movie comm…
 
A web creature starts attacking binomes around Mainframe and suddenly ReBoot becomes The X-Files. Subscribe to the Lazor Comb Patreon to access hours of bonus preamble audio, exclusive shows like LAZOR COMB TONIGHT!, our monthly movie commentary show TOO MUCH COMMENTARY! the monthly Beast Wars comic book show TOO MUCH GALAVAR!, and more. https://ww…
 
In the 21st century, international trade has almost universal scope, and the UK, like other developed countries, trades with pretty much every other country on earth, including those with some pretty repressive regimes in charge. So how can we shape international trade in a way which encourages our trading partners to uphold certain basic standards…
 
Megabyte, Hex, and the Venom symbiote merge to create Gigabyte, which is 1024 Megabytes. Episode rating: "ALPHANUMERIC!" (Sniddler), "That was easy enough" (Christopher & Kal) Subscribe to the Lazor Comb Patreon to access hours of bonus preamble audio, exclusive shows like LAZOR COMB TONIGHT!, our monthly movie commentary show TOO MUCH COMMENTARY! …
 
The government has promised to create at least 10 freeports up and down the country, as a key strand of its new post-Brexit trade and industrial policy. There has been a bidding process for sea ports and airports to convert to freeport status, with the deadline for bids expiring on February 5th. But what actually is a freeport? What can you do in t…
 
Hexadecimal gets swarmed by nulls and our heroes decide that IT'S MORPHIN' TIME! Episode rating: "Alphanumeric!" Subscribe to the Lazor Comb Patreon to access hours of bonus preamble audio, exclusive shows like LAZOR COMB TONIGHT!, our monthly movie commentary show TOO MUCH COMMENTARY! the monthly Beast Wars comic book show TOO MUCH GALAVAR!, and m…
 
Enzo gets a fish girl girlfriend. Episode rating: unanimous "Alphanumeric." Subscribe to the Lazor Comb Patreon to access hours of bonus preamble audio, exclusive shows like LAZOR COMB TONIGHT!, our monthly movie commentary show TOO MUCH COMMENTARY! the monthly Beast Wars comic book show TOO MUCH GALAVAR!, and more. https://www.patreon.com/lazorcom…
 
Hexadecimal hacks into Mainframe's "paint program" and uses the city as her canvas in her unending quest to have her talent recognized. Episode Rating: "That was easy enough." Christopher unintentionally launches a new segment; "Christopher's Mental Health Minutes." (1:49:03) We also read a few listener comments. (2:01:11) Subscribe to the Lazor Co…
 
Bad Bob: Fury Road We also discover the bizarre connection that makes our off-topic tangents in this episode shockingly on-topic. Subscribe to the Lazor Comb Patreon to access hours of bonus preamble audio, exclusive shows like LAZOR COMB TONIGHT!, our monthly movie commentary show TOO MUCH COMMENTARY! the monthly Beast Wars comic book show TOO MUC…
 
"What is it really That's going on here You've got your system for total control Now is there really anybody out there Now watch us suffer cause we can't go What is it really that is in your head What little life that you had just died I'm gonna be the one that's taking over Now this is what it's like when games colliiiiiide!" Episode rating: a una…
 
The UK’s Trade and Cooperation Agreement with the EU came into force on New Year's Day. Since then, the focus has mainly been on the border issues, with supermarket supplies running short in a few areas, and lorry drivers’ ham sandwiches being confiscated by Dutch customs officials. But while the UK’s Michael Gove always said there would be ‘bumps …
 
YEEEHAW! A bugman Codeblaster shows up in Mainframe looking for Codesmasher Tallon, but because Codethrasher Bugman can't find Codeslasher Tallon, Codegasher Bugman starts wrecking the place to coax Codecrasher Tallon out. Oh, and Bob is a cowboy. Episode Rating: "I don't think so!" (Christopher and Kal), "???" (Sniddler). Subscribe to the Lazor Co…
 
We're back! Christopher Siege, NeoKal and The Sniddler discuss the first episode of the second season of ReBoot "Infected," where Megabyte pretends to be an upgrade but has serious downgrade plans for Mainframe. We also read a couple of listener comments. Episode Rating: "I don't think so" (Christopher), "That was easy enough" (Kal and Sniddler). S…
 
Merry Christmas, listeners! We've reached the end of season one and the end of 2020 so we decided to record a special holidays-themed episode where we recap season one and name our top three and bottom three episodes of the season. This is our last show until 2021, so Merry Christmas to all, and to all a... 7-8-9? Subscribe to the Lazor Comb Patreo…
 
It's a Megabyte-sized episode where Dot fucks up and gets sad. Then clowns? idk. END OF SEASON ONE! Episode rating: “ALPHANUMERIC!” (Sniddler), a high “I don’t think so” (Christopher and Kal). Subscribe to the Lazor Comb Patreon to access hours of bonus preamble audio, exclusive shows like LAZOR COMB TONIGHT!, our monthly movie commentary show TOO …
 
This episode examines the question of food standards and how they will affect Britain’s post-Brexit international trade. As the UK leaves the EU, will we be diverging from the European food standards that have applied in Britain for the last few decades? What would be the benefit of diverging? What might be the risks of not diverging? And do the Am…
 
It's Enzo's birthday and Dot goes all Star Search to help him live it up. Episode rating: unanimous "ALPHANUMERIC" Subscribe to the Lazor Comb Patreon to access hours of bonus preamble audio, exclusive shows like LAZOR COMB TONIGHT!, our monthly movie commentary show TOO MUCH COMMENTARY! the monthly Beast Wars comic book show TOO MUCH GALAVAR!, and…
 
Since the Brexit referendum, the trade policy focus has been primarily about how UK businesses will trade with their counterparts in the EU and around the world. But what about intra-UK trade? Surely it stands to reason that there won’t be any problem for a business in England to trade with a business in Scotland? However, closer examination shows …
 
Come along and ride on a fantastic voyage Slide, slide, slippity slide With switches on the block in a '65 Come along and ride on a fantastic voyage Slide, slide, who ride? No valley low enough or mountain high Subscribe to the Lazor Comb Patreon to access hours of bonus preamble audio, exclusive shows like LAZOR COMB TONIGHT!, our monthly movie co…
 
We're joined by a listener as the gang fails at D&D. Subscribe to the Lazor Comb Patreon to access hours of bonus preamble audio, exclusive shows like LAZOR COMB TONIGHT!, our monthly movie commentary show TOO MUCH COMMENTARY! the monthly Beast Wars comic book show TOO MUCH GALAVAR!, and more. https://www.patreon.com/lazorcomb Show Links: https://l…
 
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