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 Episode 652: Hold Me Closer Tony Danza | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:54

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback QOTW: What element from the periodic table represents you? Technorama On This Day In History for October 6, 2021 This is the 279th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 86 days remaining in 2021. It was on this date in 1927, that saw the Opening of The Jazz Singer, the first prominent “talkie” movie 44 years ago today, The first prototype of the Mikoyan MiG-29, designated 9 -01, made its maiden flight It was on this date in 1995, that The first planet orbiting another sun, 51 Pegasi b, was discovered On October 6, 2007, Jason Lewis completed the first human-powered circumnavigation of the Earth That same date in 2010, Instagram, a mainstream photo-sharing application, was founded Happy birthday goes out on this date to: German navigator and geographer, Martin Behaim, born on this date in 1459. Born October 6, 1846, American engineer and businessman, founded the Westinghouse Air Brake Company George Westinghouse. Canadian engineer and academic, invented radiotelephony, Reginald Fessenden was born 155 years ago today. Meghnad Saha, the Indian astrophysicist, astronomer, and academic was born 128 years ago today. Irish physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, Ernest Walton, born on this date in 1903. Sergei Sobolev, Russian mathematician and academic was born on that same date in 1908. Italian automobile designer, Orazio Satta Puliga was born 111 years ago today. Riccardo Giacconi, the Italian-American astrophysicist and astronomer, Nobel Prize laureate was born 90 years ago today. Nikolai Chernykh, Russian astronomer was born on that same date in 1931. American computer scientist and academic, Sheila Greibach is 82 today. American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer, Kevin Cronin, born on this date in 1951. Also born on that same date in 1978,  Chinese astronaut, Liu Yang. Listener Birthdays 6 – John Deurholt (Jo Dho) 9 – Itsuko Rumpke (sounds like IT SUE-Koe) 9 – Mario (New Jersey) 10 – Victor Cajiao 10 – Garrett Riffal 11 – Bruce Barr And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for February  17, 2021 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link. News AI can predict if it will rain in two hours’ time – BBC News Comet as large as small planet barreling toward solar system Astronomers May Have Discovered the First Known Planet to Orbit 3 Stars Shout out to the chat room Watch us live every Sunday night at 9:30PM ET on Facebook. Go to Join our page and get notified automatically. Join us on the live chat! Remember When 7 ways Einstein changed the world | Live Science Thank you Patrons! This show is brought to you by… YOU! Thank you to our Patrons who enable us to keep the show running and bring you special episodes. Alexis Duran Amber Elstad Amy Bowen Avner Braverman

 Episode 650: I Need a Vacation from my Vacation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:01:31

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback Lejon from Chandler Chuck & Craig, Apologies for being 14 months behind. In episode 609 you got a question about Plex and using a (Synology) NAS – I’ve been using Synology for a few years now, and use Plex as my video/audio delivery server system. I have ripped around 400 DVDs and at lest as many CDs to the NAS and Plex does a great job. It is entirely possible to deliver video outside your home network to your mobile devices. You can sign up for a Plex account free of charge which permits you to have other people share their content with you, one can  pay for Plex Server services monthly or a one-time-lifetime charge which allows you to install the server software onto your network and gives other neat stuff to play with. Plex can automatically transcode, but the limitations of the NAS then come into play. I currently have Synology model DJ920 4-bay with 4 4TB raided drives which does a good job and I would recommend looking at the stats to see about your own setup(s). Hope you’re all keeping well. ~Lejon from Chandler. QOTW: What’s an instance where the movie was better than the book? Technorama FB On This Day In History for September 15, 2021 This is the 258th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 107 days remaining in 2021. It was on this date in 1835, that HMS Beagle, with Charles Darwin aboard, reached the Galápagos Islands. The ship landed at Chatham or San Cristobal, the easternmost of the archipelago The Empire Picture Theatre (now The New Empire Cinema), the oldest running cinema in mainland Australia, opened in Bowral, New South Wales on this date in 1915 It was also this date in 1948 that the F-86 Sabre set the world aircraft speed record at 671 miles per hour (1,080 km/h) Also on September 15, 1968, The Soviet Zond 5 spaceship was launched, becoming the first spacecraft to fly around the Moon and re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere It was 40 years ago today, that the John Bull becomes the oldest operable steam locomotive in the world when the Smithsonian Institution operated it under its own power outside Washington, D.C Happy birthday goes out on this date to: French astronomer, mathematician, and politician, 1st Mayor of Paris, Jean Sylvain Bailly, born on this date in 1736. James Fenimore Cooper, American novelist, short story writer, and historian was born on that same date in 1789. American astronomer and academic, Anna Winlock was born 164 years ago today. Spanish mathematician and engineer, Esteban Terradas i Illa, born on this date in 1883. English crime novelist, short story writer, and playwright, Agatha Christie was born 131 years ago today. Born September 15, 1907, Canadian-American actress Fay Wray. Murray Gell-Mann, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate was born on that same date in 1929. English singer-songwriter, computer scientist, and author, Stan Kelly-Bootle was born 92 years ago today. Also born on that same date in 1941,  Polish general, pilot, and astronaut, Mirosław Hermaszewski. Also turning 75 today is American director, screenwriter, and producer Oliver Stone. Also born on that same date in 1946,  American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter, Tommy Lee Jones. Also turning 37 today is Duke of Sussex Prince Harry. Listener Birthdays 18 – Jeff Schultz (Gorbash) 20 – Joel Harper (Rincewind) / Milwaukee WI

 Episode 649: Goto back to BASIC | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 49:33

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback QOTW: What’s a fact that’s real, but sounds completely fake? Technorama FB On This Day In History for September 1, 2021 This is the 244th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 121 days remaining in 2021. It was on this date in 1804, that Juno, one of the largest asteroids in the Main Belt, was discovered by the German astronomer Karl Ludwig Harding. 143 years ago today, Emma Nutt became the world’s first female telephone operator when she is recruited by Alexander Graham Bell to the Boston Telephone Dispatch Company It was also this date in 1934 that The first Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer animated cartoon, The Discontented Canary, was released to movie theatres It was 69 years ago today, that The Old Man and the Sea, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Ernest Hemingway, was first published On September 1, 1972, In Reykjavík, Iceland, American Bobby Fischer beat Russian Boris Spassky to become the world chess champion 47 years ago today, The SR-71 Blackbird sets (and holds) the record for flying from New York to London in the time of one hour, 54 minutes and 56.4 seconds at a speed of 1,435.587 miles per hour (2,310.353 km/h) It was on this date in 1979, that The American space probe Pioneer 11 became the first spacecraft to visit Saturn when it passed the planet at a distance of 21,000 kilometres (13,000 mi). 39 years ago today, The United States Air Force Space Command was founded. It was 36 years ago today that A joint American-French expedition located the wreckage of the RMS Titanic. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: German organist, composer, and educator, Johann Pachelbel, born on this date in 1653. English chemist and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate, Francis William Aston was born 144 years ago today. German engineer and designer, invented the Human-powered aircraft, Engelbert Zaschka, born on this date in 1895. Born September 1, 1922, Canadian-American actress and singer Yvonne De Carlo. American actress, comedian, screenwriter, and producer, Lily Tomlin, born on this date in 1939. Also born on that same date in 1946,  Manx-English singer-songwriter and producer, Barry Gibb. Cuban-American singer-songwriter and actress, Gloria Estefan, born on this date in 1957. American captain, pilot, and astronaut, Christopher Ferguson is 60 today. Also turning 55 today is American video game designer, co-founded Irrational Games Ken Levine. Listener Birthdays 1 – David Kloempken 2 – Scott Tyler 5 – Ben Vaughan (benvon) [1977] 6 – Susan Murph (SusietheGeek) How to Grow Your Geek Podcast And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for September 1, 2021 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link. News Someone Is Trying to Build a STAR TREK Impulse Engine for Interstellar Travel – Nerdist Air conditioning protects from heat waves — but also worsens climate change – Vox Shout out to the chat room Watch us live every Sunday night at 9:30PM ET on Facebook. Go to Join our page and get notified automatically. Join us on the live chat!

 Episode 648: Computers, They Byte. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:11

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback Question of the Week…What fictional company would you like to work for? Technorama Chuck On This Day In History for August 18, 2021 This is the 230th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 135 days remaining in 2021. It was on this date in 1783, that A huge fireball meteor was seen across Great Britain as it passes over the east coast That same date in 1868, French astronomer Pierre Janssen discovered helium 118 years ago today, German engineer Karl Jatho allegedly flew his self-made, motored gliding airplane four months before the first flight of the Wright brothers On August 18, 2020, the new Microsoft Flight Simulator was launched Happy birthday goes out on this date to: Italian composer and conductor, Antonio Salieri, born on this date in 1750. Meriwether Lewis, American soldier, explorer, and politician was born on that same date in 1774. American businessman, founded Marshall Field’s, Marshall Field was born 187 years ago today. American businessman, Max Factor, Jr., born on this date in 1904. Born August 18, 1911, Hungarian computer scientist and programmer Klara Dan von Neumann. American actress, Shelley Winters, born on this date in 1920. Also born on that same date in 1933,  French-Polish director, producer, screenwriter, and actor, Roman Polanski. Vincent Bugliosi, the American lawyer and author was born 87 years ago today. Also turning 78 today is American actor and comedian Martin Mull. Also born on that same date in 1950,  English drummer and sculptor, Dennis Elliott. American actor and dancer, Patrick Swayze was born 69 years ago today. Also born on that same date in 1954,  Italian astrophysicist, astronaut, and politician, Umberto Guidoni Also turning 64 today is American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter Denis Leary. American actor and producer, Malcolm-Jamal Warner is 51 today. Listener Birthdays 19 – Brian Litecky (blitecky) 19 – Matt Rider (The Eagle Scout Geek ) 20 – Jedi_Kez (aka Brian From Winnipeg) 22 – Zoidberg [1967] 22 – Kyle Slingo 22 – AlchemyDragon 24 – Kira Fiore (Krazy Joe & Christine’s daughter) And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for August  18, 2021 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link. News The Amiga is the latest game system to get a mini retro remake – The Verge Asteroid Bennu has 1 in 1,750 chance of smashing into Earth, NASA says – CNET Shout out to the chat room Watch us live every Sunday night at 9:30PM ET on Facebook. Go to Join our page and get notified automatically. Join us on the live chat! Remember When Mayflower 400 years: How many people are related to the Mayflower pilgrims?

 Episode 647: There is a Rock in My Tread | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:26

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback QOTW: What was the first movie you saw in a movie theater? Technorama On This Day In History for August 11, 2021 This is the 223rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 142 days remaining in 2021. It was on this date in 1858, that The Eiger in the Bernese Alps was ascended for the first time by Charles Barrington accompanied by Christian Almer and Peter Bohren 87 years ago today, The first civilian prisoners arrived at the Federal prison on Alcatraz Island That same date in 1942, Actress Hedy Lamarr and composer George Antheil receive a patent for a Frequency-hopping spread spectrum communication system that later became the basis for modern technologies in wireless telephones, two-way radio communications, and Wi-Fi Also today in 1962, Vostok 3 launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome and cosmonaut Andrian Nikolayev became the first person to float in microgravity It was also this date in 1969 that The Apollo 11 astronauts were released from a three-week quarantine following their liftoff from the moon. It was 37 years ago today, while running for re-election, President Ronald Reagan while preparing to make his weekly Saturday address on National Public Radio joked “We begin bombing in five minutes”  Happy birthday goes out on this date to: Hungarian engineer and chess player, Ottó Bláthy, born on this date in 1860. Stephen Butterworth, English physicist and engineer was born on that same date in 1885. German astronomer and academic, Eva Ahnert-Rohlfs was born 109 years ago today. Alex Haley, American historian and author was born on that same date in 1921. American businessman, founded International Data Group, Patrick Joseph McGovern was born 84 years ago today. American computer scientist and programmer, co-founded Apple Inc., Steve Wozniak, born on this date in 1950. French mathematician and academic, Pierre-Louis Lions is 65 today. Also turning 64 today is Japanese technology entrepreneur and investor Masayoshi Son. Also born on that same date in 1962,  English video game designer and co-founded Revolution Software, Charles Cecil. Also turning 38 today is Australian actor Chris Hemsworth. Listener Birthdays 11 – Steve Wozniak 11 – David Brewer (Tyrion The Imp) 13 – Christine Fiore – co-host of MegaPodTastic and Honey, You’ve *GOT* to See This! 17 – Clive Jevons, Baeumenheim German, Kevin (SusietheGeek’s son and Geek in Training) And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for August  11, 2021 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link. News A Harvard-led team is launching a new project to search for physical evidence of aliens and their technology Hacks & Strange Stories NASA is training human-like robots to explore caves on Mars – CBS News Shout out to the chat room Watch us live every Sunday night at 9:30PM ET on Facebook. Go to Join our page and get notified automatically. Join us on the live chat! Remember When

 Episode 646: Brace Yourselves…we are back | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 58:14

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback QOTW: What movie can be completely spoiled by a very small piece of information? On This Day In History for August 4, 2021 This is the 216th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 149 days remaining in 2021. It was on this date in 1693, that Date traditionally ascribed to Dom Perignon’s invention of champagne; it is not clear whether he actually invented champagne, however he has been credited as an innovator who developed the techniques used to perfect sparkling wine On August 4, 1821, The Saturday Evening Post was published for the first time as a weekly newspaper It was on this date in 1892, that The father and stepmother of Lizzie Borden were found murdered in their Fall River, Massachusetts home. She was tried and acquitted for the crimes a year later It was 14 years ago today, that NASA’s Phoenix spacecraft was launched Happy birthday goes out on this date to: Irish physicist, astronomer, and mathematician, William Rowan Hamilton, born on this date in 1805. Louis Vuitton, the French fashion designer, founded Louis Vuitton was born 200 years ago today. John Venn, English mathematician and philosopher was born on that same date in 1834. American trumpet player and singer, Louis Armstrong was born 120 years ago today. Born August 4, 1915, American businessman, founded Avis Rent a Car System Warren Avis. Frances E. Allen, the American computer scientist and academic was born 89 years ago today. American actor, Don S. Davis, born on this date in 1942. Also turning 66 today is American actor, director, and screenwriter Billy Bob Thornton. Also born on that same date in 1961,  American lawyer and politician, 44th President of the United States, Nobel Prize laureate, Barack Obama. Also turning 53 today is South Korean-American actor Daniel Dae Kim. American actress and humanitarian, and member of British Royal Family, Meghan Markle is 40 today. Listener Birthdays 4 – Clark & Diana (Awesome people and the kids of Gary from Jacksonville) 6 – Julie Tomasi 8 – Philippa Ballantine 9 – Matt Coe (WoWaddict) [1991] 9 – Julia Posz – (Technorama Promo) 10 – Sam Martin And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for August 4, 2021 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link. News CNET: Russia blames software failure for ‘unexpected’ ISS module thruster firing. The Next Web: Google’s ‘time crystals’ could be the greatest scientific achievement of our lifetimes. Hacks & Strange Stories This robot made a 100,000-domino ‘Super Mario Bros.’ mural in 24 hours | Engadget Shout out to the chat room Watch us live every Sunday night at 9:30PM ET on Facebook. Go to Join our page and get notified automatically. Join us on the live chat! Remember When ZME Science: The oldest animal life on Earth was discovered in Canad...

 Episode 645: Completely full, half with liquid and half with air! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 51:45

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show.   Feedback QOTW: What is the worst season of a good show? Technorama Chuck Kreg On This Day In History for June 30, 2021 This is the 181st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 184 days remaining in 2021. It was on this date in 1886, that The first transcontinental train trip across Canada departed from Montreal, Quebec. It arrives in Port Moody, British Columbia on July 4 June 30, 1905, Albert Einstein sent the article On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies, in which he introduced special relativity, for publication in Annalen der Physik It was also this date in 1906 that The United States Congress passed the Meat Inspection Act and Pure Food and Drug Act On June 30, 1908, The Tunguska Event, the largest impact event on Earth in human recorded history, resulted in a massive explosion over Eastern Siberia Also on June 30, 1937, The world’s first emergency telephone number, 999, was introduced in London It was on this date in 1953, that The first Chevrolet Corvette rolled off the assembly line in Flint, Michigan Also on June 30, 1972, The first leap second was added to the UTC time system Happy birthday goes out on this date to: American actress, singer, and activist, Lena Horne, born on this date in 1917. Born June 30, 1919, American inventor of the modern hot air balloon Ed Yost. American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, Paul Berg, born on this date in 1926. American magician and author, Harry Blackstone Jr. was born 87 years ago today. American lieutenant and oceanographer, Robert Ballard, born on this date in 1942. Greek mathematician and academic, Athanassios S. Fokas is 69 today. American computer scientist and programmer, Lynne Jolitz, born on this date in 1961. American-Canadian astrophysicist and academic, Victoria Kaspi is 54 today. Listener Birthdays 30 – Alexis Duran (ADdude) 4 – Mike McBride 6 – Peter (1982, Sweden) And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for June 30, 2021 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link. News Zodiac Killer’s Final Two Ciphers Claimed To Be Solved By Amateur Sleuth This Giant Balloon Will Start Flying Travelers to Space in 2024 – Robb Report Security robots expand across U.S., with few tangible results Shout out to the chat room Watch us live every Sunday night at 9:30PM ET on Facebook. Go to Join our page and get notified automatically. Join us on the live chat! Remember When Dirty secrets: sediment DNA reveals a 300,000-year timeline of ancient and modern humans living in Siberia

 Episode 644: Escape Key Minor | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:00:41

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback QOTW: What is a famous movie that you cannot understand the appeal of? Technorama On This Day In History for June 23, 2021 This is the 174th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 191 days remaining in 2021. It was on this date in 1810, that John Jacob Astor formed the Pacific Fur Company It was also this date in 1860 that The United States Congress established the Government Printing Office On June 23, 1868, Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for an invention he called the “Type-Writer” Also today in 1894, The International Olympic Committee was founded at the Sorbonne in Paris, at the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin That same date in 1926, The College Board administered the first SAT exam On June 23, 1931, Wiley Post and Harold Gatty took off from Roosevelt Field, Long Island in an attempt to circumnavigate the world in a single-engine plane June 23, 1960, The United States Food and Drug Administration declared Enovid to be the first officially approved combined oral contraceptive pill in the world It was on this date in 1969, that IBM announced that effective January 1970 it will price its software and services separately from hardware thus creating the modern software industry That same date in 1994, NASA’s Space Station Processing Facility, a new state-of-the-art manufacturing building for the International Space Station, officially opened at Kennedy Space Center. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: English mathematician and computer scientist, Alan Turing, born on this date in 1912. Also turning 101 today is Kuwaiti astronomer Saleh Ajeery. Born June 23, 1922, American lieutenant and physicist Morris R. Jeppson. Donn F. Eisele, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut was born on that same date in 1930. Baron Rees of Ludlow, English cosmologist and astrophysicist, Martin Rees, born on this date in 1942. Also turning 68 today is Armenian physicist, politician and current President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian. American director, producer, and screenwriter, Joss Whedon is 57 today. Listener Birthdays 25 – Mark Sheppard (Wichita, Kansas) Born 1957 25 – Jim Guckin from Philadelphia, Pa 26 – Patrick Norton 26 – Daughter of Will The Computer Guy 27 – Jordan Burkhead, daughter of Chip Burkhead from The Scotchcast 29 – Martin McKeay (Accch, this is the Big 40!) And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for June 23, 2021 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link. News ‘Spider apocalypse’ hits Australia covering countryside in eerie blankets of cobwebs after biblical mouse plague Coelacanth Surprises Scientists Again—It Can Live for 100 Years World’s First Wooden Satellite Set To Launch – Can Plywood Survive in Space? Hacks & Strange Stories

 Episode 643: This Space for Rent | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:01:08

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback Voicemail from John Miller Jr. QOTW: What is something free from the internet, which everyone should take advantage of? Technorama Chuck On This Day In History for June 16, 2021 This is the 167th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 198 days remaining in 2021. It was on this date in 1871, that The Universities Tests Act 1871 allowed students to enter the universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Durham without religious tests (except for those intending to study theology) Also on June 16, 1884, The first purpose-built roller coaster, LaMarcus Adna Thompson’s “Switchback Railway”, opened in New York’s Coney Island amusement park That same date in 1903, Roald Amundsen left Oslo, Norway, to commence the first east-west navigation of the Northwest Passage It was also this date in 1903 that The Ford Motor Company is incorporated 110 years ago today, IBM founded as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company in Endicott, New York It was 58 years ago today, as part of the Vostok 6 mission, Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman in space That same date in 1972, The largest single-site hydroelectric power project in Canada was inaugurated at Churchill Falls Generating Station It was also this date in 1977 that Oracle Corporation is incorporated in Redwood Shores, California, as Software Development Laboratories (SDL), by Larry Ellison, Bob Miner and Ed Oates 9 years ago today, China successfully launched its Shenzhou 9 spacecraft, carrying three astronauts, including the first female Chinese astronaut Liu Yang, to the Tiangong-1 orbital module. June 16, 2012, The United States Air Force’s robotic Boeing X-37B spaceplane returned to Earth after a classified 469 -day orbital mission. It was 5 years ago today, that Shanghai Disneyland Park, the first Disney Park in Mainland China, opened to the public. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: German mathematician and physicist, Julius Plücker, born on this date in 1801. American tribal leader, Geronimo was born 192 years ago today. Ernst Otto Schlick, German engineer and author was born on that same date in 1840. Russian physicist and mathematician, Alexander Friedmann, born on this date in 1888. American mathematician and astronomer, Peter Stoner was born 133 years ago today. Stan Laurel, the English actor and comedian was born 131 years ago today. Irish computer scientist and entrepreneur; co-founded HP Autonomy, Michael Richard Lynch, born on this date in 1965. American actor, John Cho is 49 today. Listener Birthdays 15 – Miss Eliza Sea from Wingin’ It 3D 16 – Joe Edmisson 16 – Jason from The Angry Geek 17 – Digital Dan from the Hook Show 18 – Luke (platypuss72) from UK 18 – Xianfox from Appleton 19 – Steven (sphen603) from Wichita, Kansas And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for June  13, 2021 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link. News

 Episode 642: His name is my name too | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:29

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback QOTW: Which video game have you accumulated the most hours in? On This Day In History for June 9, 2021 This is the 160th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 205 days remaining in 2021. It was on this date in 1534, that Jacques Cartier was the first European to describe and map the Saint Lawrence River On June 9, 1928, Charles Kingsford Smith completed the first trans-Pacific flight in a Fokker Trimotor monoplane, the Southern Cross The USS George Washington was launched. It is the first nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine on this date in 1959 Happy birthday goes out on this date to: German astronomer and academic, Johann Gottfried Galle, born on this date in 1812. Pierre Duhem, the French physicist, mathematician, and historian was born 160 years ago today. Born June 9, 1861, Russian-German chemist and physicist Gustav Heinrich Johann Apollon Tammann. Cole Porter, American composer and songwriter was born on that same date in 1891. American guitarist and songwriter, Les Paul, born on this date in 1915. Also born on that same date in 1937,  German hydro-biologist and academic, Harald Rosenthal. American actor, Johnny Depp, born on this date in 1963. Also born on that same date in 1981,  Israeli-American actress, Natalie Portman. Listener Birthdays 10 – Tim (from Australia) 10 – Weber (BTW June 10 – AA was founded 1935) 15 – Miss Eliza Sea from Wingin’ It 3D And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for June  9, 2021 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link. News NASA Squid In SpaceX Mission To International Space Station Hacks & Strange Stories How a scientist in a potato field founded the field of radio astronomy Shout out to the chat room Watch us live every Sunday night at 9:30PM ET on Facebook. Go to Join our page and get notified automatically. Join us on the live chat! Thank you Patrons! This show is brought to you by… YOU! Thank you to our Patrons who enable us to keep the show running and bring you special episodes. Alexis Duran Amber Elstad Amy Bowen Avner Braverman Ben Vaughan Brian Brown Chris Mc DanDMan Coyer Dean Jensen Denise Inglis Gary Lindros Harold McInstry John Clifford John Noble Jorge Schrauwen Kristina Kyle Nishioka Leon Mark Kilfoil Mike Wills Chris Martinez Saturday Morning Media Stephen Wesche Steve Therrien Steve Cody Stewe Lundin If you want to become a patron, visit our Patreon Page. We’ve got various levels of donations and in return we have various patron packages including a special “after show” we record just for the patrons! patreon.com/technoramapodcast  Pass me the remote Chuck: “The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – the touring years” (Hulu)

 Episode 641: Chemists have all the Solutions | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:59

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback QOTW: What fictional character should have been hit with a huge lawsuit at the end of the story? Technorama Kreg On This Day In History for May 26, 2021 This is the 146th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 219 days remaining in 2021. It was on this date in 961, that King Otto I elected his 6 -year-old son Otto II as heir apparent and co-ruler of the East Frankish Kingdom. He is crowned at Aachen, and placed under the tutelage of his grandmother Matilda. Also on May 26, 1869, Boston University was chartered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Charles Dow published the first edition of the Dow Jones Industrial Average on this date in 1896 Also on May 26, 1897, Dracula, a Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker, was published 94 years ago today, The last Ford Model T rolled off the assembly line after a production run of 15,007,003 vehicles. Also on May 26, 1967, The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was released. It was also this date in 1969 that Apollo 10 returned to Earth after a successful eight-day test of all the components needed for the forthcoming first manned moon landing It was on this date in 1970, that The Soviet Tupolev Tu-144 became the first commercial transport to exceed Mach 2 Happy birthday goes out on this date to: French-English mathematician and theorist, Abraham de Moivre, born on this date in 1667. Born May 26, 1907, American actor, director, and producer John Wayne. Peter Cushing, English actor, was born on that same date in 1913. American actor, James Arness was born 98 years ago today. Miles Davis, American trumpet player, composer, and bandleader was born on that same date in 1926. American pathologist, author, and assisted suicide activist, Jack Kevorkian was born 93 years ago today. American singer-songwriter, Stevie Nicks is 73 today. Also turning 72 today is American computer programmer, who developed the first wiki Ward Cunningham. American singer-songwriter and guitarist, Hank Williams Jr. is 72 today. Sally Ride, American physicist and astronaut, founded Sally Ride Science was born on that same date in 1951. American astronomer and academic, Amanda Bauer is 42 today. Listener Birthdays 26 – Eli Yukelzon 27 – Tonya from Dancing With Elephants 28 – Chris Martens, Host of The Jesus Geeks, Z Net Central, and Producer of On The Edge Of Darkness 30 – Petri Lopia 31 – Troy Dunlavy 1 – Selganor And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for May 26, 2021 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link. News Magnets could fundamentally change comgputing | Popular Science Handwritten letter by Albert Einstein with famous E = mc2 equation gets $1.2M at auction Hacks & Strange Stories Engineer Builds Obstacle Course to Protect His Nuts From Th...

 Episode 640: Wagon train…to the stars! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:42

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show Feedback QOTW: What’s a quote that permanently changed the way you look at things? Technorama Chuck On This Day In History for May 19, 2021 This is the 139th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 226 days remaining in 2021. It was on this date in 1743, that Jean-Pierre Christin developed the centigrade temperature scale Also on May 19, 1961, Venera 1 became the first man-made object to fly by another planet by passing Venus (the probe had lost contact with Earth a month earlier and did not send back any data) 59 years ago today, A birthday salute to U.S. President John F. Kennedy took place at Madison Square Garden, New York City. The highlight was Marilyn Monroe’s rendition of “Happy Birthday” May 19, 1971, Mars 2 was launched by the Soviet Union On May 19, 1996, Space Shuttle Endeavour was launched on mission STS-77. Also today in 2000, Space Shuttle Atlantis was launched on mission STS-101 to resupply the International Space Station. It was on this date in 2018, that The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was held at St George’s Chapel, Windsor, with an estimated global audience of 1.9 billion Happy birthday goes out on this date to: American businessman and philanthropist, Johns Hopkins, born on this date in 1795. John Jacob Abel, American biochemist and pharmacologist was born on that same date in 1857. Born May 19, 1903, American scientist Ruth Ella Moore. American minister and activist, Malcolm X, born on this date in 1925. English engineer and businessman, founded Lotus Cars, Colin Chapman was born 93 years ago today. Dick Scobee, the American colonel, pilot, and astronaut was born 82 years ago today. American computer scientist, founded Digital Research Inc., Gary Kildall, born on this date in 1942. Jamaican-American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress, Grace Jones is 73 today. American singer-songwriter and bass player, Dusty Hill, born on this date in 1949. Joey Ramone, American singer-songwriter was born on that same date in 1951. Canadian-American computer scientist, created Java, James Gosling is 66 today. Listener Birthdays 14 – JPCJ 22 – Tim Elliott 23 – Kris Ziel Host and producer of The AVScast and 24 Under Review 26 – Eli Yukelzon And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for May  19, 2021 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link. chuckchat.com/birthday News Neural Interface Lets Man Type On Computer By Imagining Handwriting : Shots – Health News : NPR Former Navy pilot says flight crews observed UFOs off Atlantic Coast “every day for at least a couple years” – CBS News Venus Flyby Reveals Low-Frequency Radio Signal Detected in The Planet’s Atmosphere Hacks & Strange Stories

 Episode 639: Forget Costs. Neutrons are free of charge. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:54

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback QOTW: What was the most overrated product you have purchased? On This Day In History for May 5, 2021 This is the 125th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 240 days remaining in 2021. It was on this date in 1494, that Christopher Columbus landed on the island of Jamaica and claimed it for Spain. Also today in 1809, Mary Kies became the first woman awarded a U.S. patent, for a technique of weaving straw with silk and thread Also on May 5, 1835, The first railway in continental Europe opened between Brussels and Mechelen It was 130 years ago today, that The Music Hall in New York City (later known as Carnegie Hall) had its grand opening and first public performance, with Tchaikovsky as the guest conductor It was on this date in 1925, that John T. Scopes was served an arrest warrant, as part of the Scopes Trial, for teaching evolution in violation of the Butler Act That same date in 1961, Alan Shepard became the first American to travel into outer space, on a sub-orbital flight It was 1 years ago today that The National Telecommunications Commission issued a cease and desist order to ABS-CBN to stop the operations of its free TV and radio stations one day after their 25 -year congressional franchise expired. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: German geographer and academic, Ferdinand von Richthofen, born on this date in 1833. Born May 5, 1883, American mathematician Anna Johnson Pell Wheeler. Helen Redfield, the American geneticist was born 121 years ago today. Arthur Leonard Schawlow, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate was born on that same date in 1921. Born May 5, 1923, Canadian mathematician Cathleen Synge Morawetz. English actor and screenwriter, Michael Palin, born on this date in 1943. Also turning 77 today is Welsh actor and screenwriter John Rhys-Davies. American screenwriter and producer, Josh Weinstein is 55 today. English singer-songwriter, Adele, born on this date in 1988. Listener Birthdays 5 – Joe Mieczkowski host of Onthepodcast 6 – Amber Pace (not really a listener, but a mother and a wife of listeners) 6 – Bill Barbour 6 – Steve Bickle 6 – Brian Brown 8 – Curtis Parish And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for May  5, 2021 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link. News MIT: On Course to Create a Fusion Power Plant Toyota built an internal combustion engine that sips hydrogen, and it sounds awesome – SlashGear China has a satellite with an arm – and America worries it could be used to snatch other spacecraft • The Register Hacks & Strange Stories Genius Turns Old Android Phone With a Dead Battery Into an Android Auto Machine – autoevolution Shout out to the chat room Watch us live every Sunday night at 9:30PM ET on Facebook. Go to Join our page and get notified automatically.

 Episode 638a: Space it up! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:02:21

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback QOTW: What is a lifehack that seems fake, but is a true lifesaver? Technorama Chuck Kreg VM from Stewe from Sweden On This Day In History for April 28, 2021 This is the 118th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 247 days remaining in 2021. It was on this date in 1789, Lieutenant William Bligh and 18 sailors are set adrift and the rebel crew returned to Tahiti briefly and then sets sail for Pitcairn Island as part of Mutiny on the Bounty Also on April 28, 1923, Wembley Stadium was opened, named initially as the Empire Stadium April 28, 1947, Thor Heyerdahl and five crew mates set out from Peru on the Kon-Tiki to demonstrate that Peruvian natives could have settled Polynesia Also today in 1973, The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd, recorded in Abbey Road Studios went to number one on the US Billboard chart, beginning a record-breaking 741 -week chart run On April 28, 1986, The United States Navy aircraft carrier USS Enterprise became the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to transit the Suez Canal, navigating from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea to relieve the USS Coral Sea April 28, 1986, High levels of radiation resulting from the Chernobyl disaster were detected at a nuclear power plant in Sweden, leading Soviet authorities to publicly announce the accident Happy birthday goes out on this date to: French mathematician and academic, Sylvestre François Lacroix, born on this date in 1765. Polish-British engineer, mathematician, and physicist., Hertha Marks Ayrton was born 167 years ago today. Born April 28, 1863, Russian engineer Nikolai von Meck. American actor and director, Lionel Barrymore, born on this date in 1878. Jan Oort, the Dutch astronomer and academic was born 121 years ago today. Czech-German businessman, Oskar Schindler was born 113 years ago today. Eugene Merle Shoemaker, the American geologist and astronomer was born 93 years ago today. Swedish-American actress, singer, and dancer, Ann-Margret, born on this date in 1941. Born April 28, 1948, English journalist, author, and screenwriter Terry Pratchett. Also turning 71 today is American comedian, talk show host, and producer Jay Leno. Also born on that same date in 1952,  American actress, Mary McDonnell. Listener Birthdays 29 – Shepherd Thom from outside of the known universe 29 – Timothy Karre 29 – Dhruv Gupta 30 – Julio Diaz (JulioTijuana) 3 – Keao Wright 3 – Leon And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for April 28, 2021 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link. News Special Ops Soldier With Jetpack Boards Ship in Amazing Video Bacteria from a Brazilian copper mine work a striking transformation on an essential metal – The Academic Times

 Episode 637: We are definitely something! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:35

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback QOTW: What item today is prohibitively expensive but will be mainstream in 60 years from now? Technorama Chuck Kreg Email From Kyle:  “The tech that is prohibitively expensive now but will be cheap in the future is CRISPR (i.e. gene editing), and possibly quantum computing.  I can easily imagine the cost of gene editing to come down in the future because what kind of parents wouldn’t want to engineer their own babies? Quantum computers OTOH is looking more like the flying car.  It’s something that sounds cool, costs way too much and has no reason to be developed for general consumers. BTW, Googling for flying cars these days is interesting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZIpG7hFHEw“ Postal mail from Stewe Lundin John Miller Jr. – Voicemail On This Day In History for April 21, 2021 This is the 111st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 254 days remaining in 2021. It was on this date in 753 BC, that Romulus founded Rome (traditional date) The Laguna Copperplate Inscription (the earliest known written document found in what is now the Philippines): the Commander-in-Chief of the Kingdom of Tondo, as represented by the Honourable Jayadewa, Lord Minister of Pailah, pardoned from all debt the Honourable Namwaran and his relations on this date in 900 Also today in 1615, The Wignacourt Aqueduct was inaugurated in Malta It was 59 years ago today, that The Seattle World’s Fair (Century 21 Exposition) opened. It was the first World’s Fair in the United States since World War II The 1964 -1965 New York World’s Fair opened for its second and final season on this date in 1965 Also on April 21, 1972, Astronauts John Young and Charles Duke flew Apollo 16’s Apollo Lunar Module to the Moon’s surface, the fifth NASA Apollo Program crewed lunar landing. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: French physicist, astronomer, and mathematician, Jean-Baptiste Biot, born on this date in 1774. John Muir, Scottish-American environmentalist and author was born on that same date in 1838. Born April 21, 1882, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate Percy Williams Bridgman. Russian-Swiss chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, Paul Karrer, born on this date in 1889. Queen of the United Kingdom and her other realms, Elizabeth II is 95 today. Also turning 74 today is American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor Iggy Pop. American actor and producer, Tony Danza is 70 today. Also born on that same date in 1979,  Scottish actor, James McAvoy. Listener Birthdays 21 – Kim and Kreg’s Anniversary 26 – Stewe Lundin – Sweden And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for April 21, 2021 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link. News Seeing Quadruple: Artificial Intelligence Leads to Discovery That Can Help Solve Cosmo...

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