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 Episode 635: No Joke | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:47

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback QOTW: What is your favorite opening scene to a movie?? Technorama Podcast Kreg Chuck On This Day In History for March 31, 2021 This is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 275 days remaining in 2021. It was on this date in 1889, that The Eiffel Tower was officially opened. On March 31, 1918, Daylight saving time went into effect in the United States for the first time It was 91 years ago today, that The Motion Picture Production Code was instituted, imposing strict guidelines on the treatment of sex, crime, religion and violence in film, in the U.S., for the next thirty-eight years It was on this date in 1951, that Remington Rand delivered the first UNIVAC I computer to the United States Census Bureau 55 years ago today, The Soviet Union launched Luna 10 which later becomes the first space probe to enter orbit around the Moon That same date in 1970, Explorer 1 re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere after 12 years in orbit On March 31, 1998, Netscape released Mozilla source code under an open source license Happy birthday goes out on this date to: French mathematician and philosopher, René Descartes, born on this date in 1596. Born March 31, 1730, French mathematician and theorist Étienne Bézout. Dutch-American astronomer and academic, Adriaan van Maanen was born 137 years ago today. Australian-English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, William Lawrence Bragg, born on this date in 1890. Japanese physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, Sin-Itiro Tomonaga was born 115 years ago today. Also born on that same date in 1943,  American actor, Christopher Walken. Also turning 76 today is American computer scientist and engineer, founder of Pixar, Edwin Catmull. American soldier and politician, 45th Vice President of the United States and Nobel Prize laureate (and reported inventor of the Internet), Al Gore, born on this date in 1948. Listener Birthdays 4 – Brian K 4 – Joel McLaughlin (aka Gorkon) 4 – Amy Bowen 5 – Chad Davis, Jon Issler (hsteckylf) 5 – Griffin Sylvester (Ildreancipher) 5 – Martine Tysmans – citytrips, travelling, jokes… (in Dutch) 5 – Ringmaster Greg from Dancing With Elephants 6 – Trevor Litecky (future Geek) And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for March 31, 2021 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link. News Space junk removal: Mission to clean up debris with magnets set for launch – CNN Rocket debris lit up PNW skies, Harvard and Smithsonian astronomer says | KATU Asteroid Apophis won’t impact Earth for at least a century, NASA finds – CNN Event Horizon...

 Episode 634: My spirit animal is a tribble | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:03:07

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback QOTW: What would 12 year-old you never believe about adult you? Technorama Kreg Chuck On This Day In History for March 24, 2021 This is the 83rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 282 days remaining in 2021. It was on this date in 1721, that Johann Sebastian Bach dedicated six concertos to Margrave Christian Ludwig of Brandenburg-Schwedt, now commonly called the Brandenburg Concertos On March 24, 1882, Robert Koch announced the discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium responsible for tuberculosis It was on this date in 1900, that Mayor of New York City Robert Anderson Van Wyck broke ground for a new underground “Rapid Transit Railroad” that would link Manhattan and Brooklyn It was 63 years ago today, that Rock ‘n’ roll teen idol Elvis Presley was drafted in the U.S. Army It was on this date in 1965, that Images from the Ranger 9 lunar probe were broadcast live on network television Also today in 1993, Discovery of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 That same date in 1998, First computer-assisted Bone Segment Navigation, performed at the University of Regensburg, Germany Happy birthday goes out on this date to: English carpenter and clock-maker, invented the Marine chronometer, John Harrison, born on this date in 1693. Born March 24, 1820, French physicist and academic Edmond Becquerel. American soldier, geologist, and explorer, John Wesley Powell was born 187 years ago today. Joseph Stefan, the Austrian physicist, mathematician, and poet was born 186 years ago today. Born March 24, 1874, Hungarian-Jewish American magician and actor Harry Houdini. Peter Debye, the Dutch-American physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate was born 137 years ago today. German astronomer and author, Walter Baade, born on this date in 1893. American animator, director, and producer, co-created Mickey Mouse, Ub Iwerks was born 120 years ago today. American criminal, Clyde Barrow, born on this date in 1909. Born March 24, 1911, American animator, director, and producer, co-founded Hanna-Barbera Joseph Barbera. Norman Fell, American actor was born on that same date in 1924. Steve McQueen, the American actor and producer was born 91 years ago today. Also born on that same date in 1951,  American fashion designer, founded the Tommy Hilfiger Corporation, Tommy Hilfiger. American actor and comedian, Louie Anderson, born on this date in 1953. American businessman, Steve Ballmer is 65 today. Also turning 61 today is German singer-songwriter and actress Nena. Listener Birthdays 25 – Nicholas St Gabriel 26 – Chuck Tomasi 26 – Brina Baird in Hampton, VA 29 – Marc Blackburn  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 Researcher finds a better way to tap into the brain

 Episode 633: What’s your Boggle? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:05:49

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback QOTW: The last thing you Googled is what kills you. So, how do you die? Technorama Kreg Chuck On This Day In History for March 17, 2021 This is the 76th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 289 days remaining in 2021. It was on this date in 1852, that Annibale De Gasparis discovered in Naples the asteroid Psyche from the north dome of the Astronomical Observatory of Capodimonte Also today in 1941, In Washington, D.C., the National Gallery of Art was officially opened by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. On March 17, 1947, First flight of the B-45 Tornado strategic bomber. Also today in 1950, Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley announced the creation of element 98, which they name “californium”. Also on March 17, 1958, The United States launched the first solar-powered satellite, which is also the first satellite to achieve a long-term orbit. On March 17, 1966, Off the coast of Spain in the Mediterranean, the DSV Alvin submarine found a missing American hydrogen bomb Happy birthday goes out on this date to: German engineer and businessman, co-founded Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft, Gottlieb Daimler, born on this date in 1834. Charles F. Brush, the American businessman and philanthropist, co-invented the Arc lamp was born 172 years ago today. Born March 17, 1919, American singer, pianist, and television host Nat King Cole. James Irwin, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut was born on that same date in 1930. English-American chemist and toxicologist, David Peakall was born 90 years ago today. American admiral, pilot, and astronaut, Ken Mattingly is 85 today. Also born on that same date in 1939,  English sailor and first person to perform a single-handed non-stop circumnavigation of the globe, Robin Knox-Johnston. American actor, director, and producer, Patrick Duffy is 72 today. American actor, director, and bass player, Gary Sinise, born on this date in 1955. Also born on that same date in 1964,  American actor and producer, Rob Lowe. Listener Birthdays 18 – Gregory Lemon @ GregoryLemon.com 19 – JT Shea of The Gigcast and JT Ukes at 40 19 – Michael R. Mennenga 21 – Krazy Joe Fiore, MegaPodTasticand Honey, You’ve *GOT* to See This! 23 – Steve Riekeberg a.k.a. MissingIntellect of Geek Cred 23 – Richard Parkman And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for March 17, 2021 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link. News Inventor of cassette tape Lou Ottens passed away | Financial – Netherlands News Live Pigs show potential for ‘remarkable’ level of behavioral, mental flexibility in new study | EurekAlert! Science News NASA is naming the rocks and soil on Mars in the...

 Episode 632: Remastered in 4k | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:04:51

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback QOTW: What movie prop would you give real money to have in real life? Technorama Chuck Kreg On This Day In History for March 10, 2021 This is the 69th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 296 days remaining in 2021. It was on this date in 1876, that The first successful test of a telephone was made by Alexander Graham Bell. 130 years ago today, Almon Strowger patented the Strowger switch, a device which led to the automation of telephone circuit switching. It was on this date in 1977, that Astronomers discovered the rings of Uranus. Also on March 10, 2000, The Dot-com bubble peaked with the NASDAQ Composite stock market index reaching 5,048.62. On March 10, 2006, The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter arrived on Mars. The World Health Organization officially announces the COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic. on this date in 2020. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: German-Dutch alchemist and chemist, Johann Rudolf Glauber, born on this date in 1604. Alfred Peet, Dutch-American businessman, founded Peet’s Coffee & Tea was born on that same date in 1920. American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, Val Logsdon Fitch, born on this date in 1923. Also born on that same date in 1956,  English actor, producer, and screenwriter, Robert Llewellyn. American actress and producer, Sharon Stone is 63 today. Born March 10, 1961, American captain, physician, and astronaut Laurel Clark. Listener Birthdays 7 – Ben Maddox a.k.a. CptRootbeer 7 – Caleb from Dancing With Elephants 8 – Ali Zein Yousuf a.k.a. superAL1394 8 – BJ Keifer a.k.a bjk 11 – Andy Helsby of Absoblogginlutely! 11 – Ken Kitzman a.k.a kitzken 13 – Johanna Gonzalez a.k.a. MightyJo 14 – Pi Day (3/14) 16 – Michelle Lopez a.k.a. CntrySigns 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 chuckchat.com/birthday or look for the Birthday Calendar link on our website. News Mars rover’s giant parachute carried secret message NASA’s Perseverance rover on Mars is carrying an adorable ‘family portrait’ of Martian rovers | Space Photos of Amelia Earhart, Marie Curie and others come alive (creepily), thanks to AI | Live Science Warp Drive Is No Longer Science Fiction | IE Hacks & Strange Stories The Ready! Model 100 is a Raspberry Pi enclosure for cyberpunk enthusiasts | Engadget Shout out to the chat room Watch us live every Sunday night at 9:30PM ET on Face...

 Episode 631: var show = new Technorama(); | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:00:05

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback QOTW: What common product has a feature you’re not sure that everyone is aware of? Technorama Technorama Chuck Kreg On This Day In History for February 24, 2021 This is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 310 days remaining in 2021. It was on this date in 1854, that A Penny Red with perforations was the first perforated postage stamp to be officially issued for distribution. Also on February 24, 1863, Arizona was organized as a United States territory. It was on this date in 1980, that The United States Olympic hockey team completed its Miracle on Ice by defeating Finland 4 -2 to win the gold medal. It was also this date in 2007 that Japan launched its fourth spy satellite, stepping up its ability to monitor potential threats such as North Korea. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: American admiral, Chester W. Nimitz, born on this date in 1885. American actor, Abe Vigoda was born 100 years ago today. James Farentino, American actor, was born on that same date in 1938. Also turning 83 today is American businessman and philanthropist, co-founded Nike, Inc Phil Knight. American actor and director, Edward James Olmos is 74 today. Steve Jobs, American businessman, co-founded Apple Inc. and Pixar was born on that same date in 1955. Australian astrophysicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, Brian Schmidt, born on this date in 1967. Listener Birthdays 25 – Norbert 25 – Sandi Sheppard (Mark’s lovely wife) 28 – Wayne “Your Ad Here” Pittenger – Bethlehem PA 29 – Paul Dove a.k.a Eilmer From Malmesbury UK 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 Shout out to NASA and JPL for Perseverance Why Time Magazine named this immunotherapy “Cancer’s Newest Miracle Cure” | ILLUMINATION (medium.com) Covid: Man offered vaccine after error lists him as 6.2cm tall – BBC News Scientists Clone Endangered Species – Black-Footed Ferret (popularmechanics.com) Space station launch honors ‘Hidden Figures’ mathematician (msn.com) 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! FThis 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

 Episode 630: I slapped my neon on that one | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:00:14

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback QOTW: What common product has a feature you’re not sure that everyone is aware of? Technorama Chuck On This Day In History for February 17, 2021 This is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 317 days remaining in 2021. It was on this date in 1863, that a group of citizens of Geneva founded an International Committee for Relief to the Wounded, which later became known as the International Committee of the Red Cross. It was 157 years ago today, that the H. L. Hunley became the first submarine to engage and sink a warship, the USS Housatonic. That same date in 1867, The first ship passed through the Suez Canal. On February 17, 1933, Newsweek magazine was first published. That same date in 1959, the first weather satellite was launched to measure cloud-cover distribution. On February 17, 1965, the Ranger 8 probe launched on its mission to photograph the Mare Tranquillitatis region of the Moon in preparation for the manned Apollo missions. Mare Tranquillitatis or the “Sea of Tranquility” would become the site chosen for the Apollo 11 lunar landing. That same date in 1972, Cumulative sales of the Volkswagen Beetle exceeded those of the Ford Model T. On February 17, 1996, NASA’s Discovery Program began as the NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft lifted off on the first mission ever to orbit and land on an asteroid, 433 Eros. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: German astronomer and academic, Tobias Mayer, born on this date in 1723. Swiss physicist and meteorologist, Horace-Bénédict de Saussure was born 281 years ago today. Nicolas Baudin, French cartographer and explorer was born on that same date in 1754. French physician invented the stethoscope, René Laennec was born 240 years ago today. Aaron Montgomery Ward, the American businessman, founded Montgomery Ward was born 178 years ago today. Jacqueline Ferrand, French mathematician was born on that same date in 1918. American actor and director, Hal Holbrook, born on this date in 1925. Also turning 59 today is American actor and director Lou Diamond Phillips. American comedian and voice actor, Larry the Cable Guy is 58 today. Also turning 50 today is American model and actress Denise Richards. Also born on that same date in 1981,  American model, media personality, actress, singer, DJ, author and businesswoman, Paris Hilton. Listener Birthdays 17 – Bob Trate of MegaPodTastic and Action Figure Junkies 18 – Hot John Miller of MegaPodTastic 18 – Ray Insalaco – Central Village, CT 19 – Scooter in Connecticut 19 – Steve in Sumter 19 – Steve Cody(Columbia, SC) 23 – Zhadum 23 – Keith Hughes(a.k.a. EdGizmo) 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 Particle Could Be Portal to Fifth Dimension | What Is Dark Matter (popularmechanics.com) Shout out to the chat room Watch us live every Sunday night at 9:30PM ET on Facebook.

 Episode 629: I’m taking up space in college | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:04:43

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback Q: What movie quotes do you live by? Technorama Chuck Kreg Tee On This Day In History for February 10, 2021 This is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 324 days remaining in 2021. It was on this date in 1502, that Vasco da Gama set sail from Lisbon, Portugal, on his second voyage to India.. It was also this date in 1906 that HMS Dreadnought, the first of a revolutionary new breed of battleships was christened.. That same date in 1923, Texas Tech University was founded as Texas Technological College in Lubbock, Texas. 81 years ago today, Cartoon characters Tom and Jerry made their debut with “Puss Gets the Boot”. February 10, 1962, Captured American U2 spy-plane pilot Gary Powers was exchanged for captured Soviet spy Rudolf Abel. Also on February 10, 1996, IBM supercomputer Deep Blue defeated Garry Kasparov in chess for the first time. That same date in 2009, the communications satellites Iridium 33 and Kosmos 2251 collided in orbit, destroying both. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: French physicist and engineer, Claude-Louis Navier, born on this date in 1785. Irish astronomer and author, Agnes Mary Clerke was born 179 years ago today. American chemist and academic, Ira Remsen, born on this date in 1846. Edith Clarke, American electrical engineer was born on that same date in 1883. Born February 10, 1893, American actor, singer, and pianist Jimmy Durante. American actor, Lon Chaney Jr., born on this date in 1906. Also born on that same date in 1930,  American actor and producer, Robert Wagner. Also turning 84 today is American singer-songwriter and pianist Roberta Flack. American media executive, Bob Iger, born on this date in 1951. American television personality, pundit, and author, Jim Cramer is 66 today. Also turning 64 today is American astrophysicist and academic Katherine Freese. Also born on that same date in 1960,  American biologist, computer programmer, academic, Jim Kent. American actress, director, and producer, Laura Dern, born on this date in 1967. Also turning 53 today is American engineer and astronaut Garrett Reisman. Listener Birthdays 10 – Drace (Shari from ND) 14 – Douglas E. Welch of Career Opportunities Podcast 14 – Andrew from Illinois 15 – Philip from Australia And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for February 10, 2021 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link. News The Star Trek Community Mourns The Passing Of Legendary Actor Christopher Plummer – TrekMovie.com Hacks & Strange Stories New Zealand cactus smuggler straps plants to her body (for Pip)  Shout out to the chat room Watch us live every Sunday night at 9:30PM ET on Facebook.

 Episode 628: I am a big fan of renewable energy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:10:11

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback QOTW: What job sounds dull and boring but is actually awesome and quite fun? Chuck Technorama On This Day In History for February 3, 2021 This is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 331 days remaining in 2021. It was on this date in 1690, that The colony of Massachusetts issued the first paper money in the Americas. That same date in 1918, The Twin Peaks Tunnel in San Francisco, California  began service as the longest streetcar tunnel in the world at 11,920 feet (3,633 meters) long. It was also this date in 1959 that Rock and roll musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson was killed in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa. On February 3, 1966, The Soviet Union’s Luna 9 became the first spacecraft to make a soft landing on the Moon, and the first spacecraft to take pictures from the surface of the Moon.. Also today in 1984, Space Shuttle mission STS-41 -B was launched using Space Shuttle Challenger. Also on February 3, 1994, Space Shuttle mission STS-60 was launched, carrying Sergei Krikalev, the first Russian cosmonaut to fly aboard the Shuttle.. Also today in 1995, Astronaut Eileen Collins became the first woman to pilot the Space Shuttle as mission STS-63 gets underway from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: English scientist, Gideon Mantell, born on this date in 1790. Felix Mendelssohn, the German pianist, composer, and conductor was born 212 years ago today. Hugo Junkers, German engineer, designed the Junkers J 1 was born on that same date in 1859. American painter and illustrator, Norman Rockwell, born on this date in 1894. Pretty Boy Floyd, American gangster was born on that same date in 1904. Also born on that same date in 1950,  American actress, Morgan Fairchild. American mathematician, geneticist, and academic, Eric Lander is 64 today. Also turning 51 today is English actor, producer, and screenwriter Warwick Davis. Also born on that same date in 1984,  American fraudster, founder of Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes. Listener birthdays 3 – Euan Campbell McGregor – Scotland, UK 4 – Stewe Lundin 7 – Chad W. Smith from Chattanooga, TN 7 – Bryon the Big BS in PA, Williamsport PA 8 – Jan Scott from Yorkshire, UK 9 – Podcast Mike Willsfrom Minnesota And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for February 3, 2021 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link. News High School Students Build A Back To The Future Monument (kotaku.com) NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover landing will be must-see TV – CNET Earth is about to lose its second moon, forever | Live Science Hacks & Strange Stories Developer modifies 4th-gen iPod with built-in Wi-Fi an...

 Episode 627: Moving Right Along | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 57:47

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback Feedback from Kyle What are some red flags that the movie you are about to watch is bad? Technorama Chuck On This Day In History for January 27, 2021 This is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 338 days remaining in 2021. It was on this date in 1606, the trial of Guy Fawkes and other conspirators in the Gunpowder Plot began, ending with their execution on January 31. On January 27, 1785, The University of Georgia was founded, the first public university in the United States. January 27, 1820, A Russian expedition led by Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen and Mikhail Petrovich Lazarev discovered the Antarctic continent. Also today in 1880, Thomas Edison received a patent for his incandescent lamp. January 27, 1939, was the first flight of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning. Also on January 27, 1951, nuclear testing at the Nevada Test Site began with Operation Ranger. On January 27, 1967, Astronauts Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee were killed in a fire during a test of their Apollo 1 spacecraft at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida. It was on this date in 1967, that the Soviet Union, the United States, and the United Kingdom signed the Outer Space Treaty in Washington, D.C., banning deployment of nuclear weapons in space, and limiting use of the Moon and other celestial bodies to peaceful purposes. January 27, 1983, was the breakthrough of the pilot shaft of the Seikan Tunnel, the world’s longest sub-aqueous tunnel (53.85 km) between the Japanese islands of Honshū and Hokkaidō. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: German engineer and architect, designed Würzburg Residence and Basilica of the Fourteen Holy Helpers, Johann Balthasar Neumann, born on this date in 1687. Born January 27, 1756, Austrian pianist and composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Eli Whitney Blake, the American engineer, invented the Mortise lock was born 226 years ago today. Born January 27, 1814, French architect, designed the Lausanne Cathedral Eugène Viollet-le-Duc. Dutch physicist and academic, Balthasar van der Pol was born 132 years ago today. Francis Rogallo, American engineer, invented the Rogallo wing was born on that same date in 1912. Born January 27, 1919, American singer-songwriter, pianist, producer, and actor, created Alvin and the Chipmunks Ross Bagdasarian, Sr.. American actress, Donna Reed was born 100 years ago today. Also turning 85 today is American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate Samuel C. C. Ting. American actor, James Cromwell, born on this date in 1940. New Zealand astronomer and cosmologist, Beatrice Tinsley was born 80 years ago today. Listener Birthdays 27 – Mark in Memphis 27 – Chip Burkhead from The Scotchcast 29 – Sarah P. from NJ… who was born in OK, moved to VA, married Brad P, moved to NJ, and is now back in VA 1 – Matt Baum aka Racer X, Pittsburgh PA 1 – Brandon Kirkwold, MN 2 – Gary Lindros – aka Gary from Jacksonville – Groundhog’s Day Rules!!! 2 – Chuck Provenzano aka podlurker aka Chuck’s evil twin 2 – Oreo Cookie Monster And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for January 27, 2021 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the

 Episode 626: Shuttle Up | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:06:03

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show.   Feedback Email from Mad Marv Question of the week: What Movie/TV/Book after finishing it made you go, “What the hell was that?” Technorama Chuck Kreg (Chuck Note: Shout out to the Between two Functions Podcast) On This Day In History for January 20, 2021 This is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 345 days remaining in 2021. It was on this date in 1887, that The United States Senate allowed the Navy to lease Pearl Harbor as a naval base. That same date in 1929, The first full-length talking motion picture filmed outdoors, In Old Arizona, was released. Also on January 20, 1986, In the United States, Martin Luther King Jr. Day was celebrated as a federal holiday for the first time. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: German scholar, cartographer, and cosmographer, Sebastian Münster, born on this date in 1488. Rafael Bombelli, Italian mathematician was born on that same date in 1526. German astronomer and academic, Simon Marius was born 448 years ago today. Jean-Jacques Barthélemy, French archaeologist and numismatist was born on that same date in 1716. French physicist and mathematician, André-Marie Ampère, born on this date in 1775. Born January 20, 1888, American folk/blues musician and songwriter Lead Belly. American engineer and businessman, founded the Alco Hydro-Aeroplane Company, Allan Haines Loughead, born on this date in 1889. Harold Gray, the American cartoonist, created Little Orphan Annie was born 127 years ago today. Greek shipping magnate, Aristotle Onassis, born on this date in 1906. Nevin Scrimshaw, American scientist was born on that same date in 1918. American actor, DeForest Kelley was born 101 years ago today. American actress, Patricia Neal, born on this date in 1926. Arte Johnson, American actor and comedian was born on that same date in 1929. Also turning 91 today is American colonel, pilot, and astronaut Buzz Aldrin. Also born on that same date in 1931,  American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, David Lee. American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer, Paul Stanley is 69 today. Also turning 65 today is American comedian, political commentator, media critic, television host, and producer Bill Maher. Also born on that same date in 1960,  American video game designer, co-founded Maxis, Will Wright. American computer hacker and activist, co-founded MindVox, Patrick K. Kroupa is 52 today. Indian computer engineer, Ruchi Sanghvi, born on this date in 1982. Listener Birthdays 21 – Michael Rabalais 22 – TAW012294 23 – Kathie Luke, IL 23 – Chris Moody from PodioMedia Chat 23 – Keith Lane from TGGeeks 24 – Cynthia Fry 25 – Kreg Steppe 26 – Will The Computer Guy And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for January 20, 2021 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link. News With its New Extens...

 Episode 625: Spiders in disguise | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:38

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback VoiceMail from Dan Coyer Email from Mad Marv On This Day In History for January 13, 2021 This is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 352 days remaining in 2021. It was on this date in 1888, that The National Geographic Society was founded in Washington, D.C. On January 13, 1910, The first public radio broadcast took place; a live performance of the operas Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci were sent out over the airwaves from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. Henry Ford patented a plastic automobile, which was 30% lighter than a regular car on this date in 1942. On January 13, 1968, Johnny Cash performed live at Folsom State Prison. It was also this date in 1978 that the United States Food and Drug Administration required all blood donations to be labeled “paid” or “volunteer” donors. It was 28 years ago today that Space Shuttle Endeavour headed for space for the third time as STS-54 launched from the Kennedy Space Center. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: French astronomer and academic, Félix Tisserand, born on this date in 1845. Born January 13, 1864, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate Wilhelm Wien. Alfred Fuller, Canadian-American businessman, founded the Fuller Brush Company was born on that same date in 1885. Austrian-American mathematician from the Vienna Circle, Karl Menger was born 119 years ago today. Robert Stack, the American actor was born 102 years ago today. Born January 13, 1926, English soldier and author, created Paddington Bear Michael Bond. Charles Nelson Reilly, the American actor, comedian, director, game show panelist, and television personality was born 90 years ago today. Rip Taylor, American actor and comedian was born on that same date in 1935. Indian commander, pilot, and astronaut, Rakesh Sharma, born on this date in 1949. Also turning 61 today is American physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate Eric Betzig. Also born on that same date in 1961,  American actress, comedian, and producer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Listener birthdays 14 – Glynne Tolar 15 – Ralph Whitfield (aka GoofyRalph) 17 – fuffy_frog (aka Kristina) originally from Canada but now from Thailand And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for January 13, 2021 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link. News I lived like an astronaut for months in isolation | Space | The Guardian Earth is spinning faster: Time flies in 50-year record – The Jerusalem Post Evidence of water movement found in meteorites that only recently fell to Earth 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 Look Around Chuck Yeager’s Cockpit | Articles | Air & Space Magazine

 Episode 624: Happy New Year! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:06:50

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback * Megan Enloe – Email What is your Geekish wish/prediction/hope for the new year? Technorama Chuck On This Day In History for January 6, 2021 This is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 359 days remaining in 2021. It was on this date in 1838, that Alfred Vail and colleagues demonstrated a telegraph system using dots and dashes (this is the forerunner of Morse code).. Also on January 6, 1847, Samuel Colt obtained his first contract for the sale of revolver pistols to the United States government.. Also today in 1912, German geophysicist Alfred Wegener first presented his theory of continental drift.. It was also this date in 1930 that The first diesel-powered automobile trip was completed, from Indianapolis, Indiana, to New York, New York.. 74 years ago today, Pan American Airlines became the first commercial airline to offer a round-the-world ticket. It was 47 years ago today, that In response to the 1973 oil crisis, daylight saving time commenced nearly four months early in the United States. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: French martyr and saint, Joan of Arc, born on this date in 1412. Born January 6, 1561, Danish mathematician and physicist Thomas Fincke. French chemist and academic, Anselme Payen was born 226 years ago today. Born January 6, 1807, German-Hungarian mathematician and physicist Joseph Petzval. American cowboy and actor, Tom Mix was born 141 years ago today. Danny Thomas, the American actor, comedian, producer and humanitarian was born 109 years ago today. Born January 6, 1920, Korean religious leader; founder of the Unification Church Sun Myung Moon. Earl Scruggs, the American banjo player was born 97 years ago today. American engineer and businessman, founded the DeLorean Motor Company, John DeLorean, born on this date in 1925. American actor, Vic Tayback was born 91 years ag today. Oleg Grigoryevich Makarov, the Russian engineer and astronaut was born 88 years ago today. Born January 6, 1944, American actress and singer Bonnie Franklin. Also turning 77 today is Swiss immunologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate Rolf M. Zinkernagel. Also born on that same date in 1948,  American colonel and astronaut, Guy Gardner. British-American astrophysicist and astronaut, Michael Foale, born on this date in 1957. Born January 6, 1968, American director, producer, and screenwriter John Singleton. Listener Birthdays 3 – Thomas Gideon (The Command Line Podcast) 6 – Steve Therrien (Canada) 8 – Elvis! 9 – Lingo from the Brit & Yankee pubcast And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for January 6, 2021. If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link. News Recovering Samples From the Moon, China’s Chang’e-5 Team Used Exoskeletons – Slashdot Hacks & Strange Stories Some ...

 Episode 622: The Goose is Getting Fat | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:02:18

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback * Question of the week: * Technorama * Chuck “What’s wrong with you people?” — Office Space * Kreg On This Day In History for December 16, 2020 This is the 351st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 15 days remaining in 2020. * It was on this date in 1843, that The discovery of octonions by John T. Graves, who denoted them with a boldface O, was announced to his mathematician friend William Hamilton, discoverer of quaternions, in a letter on this date. * That same date in 1907, The American Great White Fleet begins its circumnavigation of the world. * 83 years ago today, Theodore Cole and Ralph Roe attempted to escape from the American federal prison on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay; neither is ever seen again. * Also on December 16, 1947, William Shockley, John Bardeen and Walter Brattain built the first practical point-contact transistor. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: * English novelist, Jane Austen, born on this date in 1775. * Johann Wilhelm Ritter, German chemist, physicist, and philosopher was born on that same date in 1776. * Viktor Bunyakovsky, the Russian mathematician and academic was born 216 years ago today. * George Santayana, Spanish philosopher, novelist, and poet was born on that same date in 1863. * Bertha Lamme Feicht, the American electrical engineer was born 151 years ago today. * Born December 16, 1882, German physicist and engineer Walther Meissner. * Arthur C. Clarke, British science fiction writer was born on that same date in 1917. * Born December 16, 1928, American philosopher and author Philip K. Dick. * American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer, Billy Gibbons, born on this date in 1949. * Also turning 51 today is American astrophysicist, astronomer, and academic Nobel Prize laureate Adam Riess. * American computer scientist and academic, Jen Golbeck is 44 today. * American actress, musician, and model, Krysten Ritter, born on this date in 1981. Listener Birthdays * 17 – Jorge Schrauwen * 20 – Phil Burchill the 9 year old I started listening to Technorama with turned 21 this year (2017)! * 21 – James Ballard KarakSindru * 22 – Bo Pace * 22 – Luke “Chuck’s Stalker” Smith (2000) * 22 – Jason Pelloni, Tampa, FL And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for December 16, 2020 * If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link. News * Japan’s asteroid sample returns home, poised to reveal solar system’s secrets – CNET * Scientists say they have come up with potential way to make oxygen on Mars – CNN *

 Episode 621: Number 9, Number 9, Number 9 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:43

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback What’s something cool you recently learned about? Technorama Chuck On This Day In History for December 9, 2020 This is the 344th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 22 days remaining in 2020. It was on this date in 1793, that New York City’s first daily newspaper, the American Minerva, was established by Noah Webster. It was also this date in 1868 that The first traffic lights were installed, outside the Palace of Westminster in London. Resembling railway signals, they use semaphore arms and are illuminated at night by red and green gas lamps. That same date in 1950,Harry Gold is sentenced to 30 years in jail for helping Klaus Fuchs pass information about the Manhattan Project to the Soviet Union. His testimony is later instrumental in the prosecution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. December 9, 1953, General Electric announced that all communist employees will be discharged from the company. 58 years ago today, The Petrified Forest National Park was established in Arizona. Also today in 1965, A Charlie Brown Christmas, first in a series of Peanuts television specials, debuted on CBS. It was also this date in 1968 that Douglas Engelbart gave what became known as “The Mother of All Demos”, publicly debuting the computer mouse, hypertext, and the bit-mapped graphical user interface using the oN-Line System (NLS). Also today in 1979, The eradication of the smallpox virus was certified, making smallpox the first of only two diseases that have been driven to extinction (rinderpest in 2011 being the other). Happy birthday goes out on this date to: Dutch mathematician and cartographer, Gemma Frisius, born on this date in 1508. Dutch mathematician and astronomer, Metius was born 449 years ago today. Polish-German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, Fritz Haber, born on this date in 1868. Nikolai Luzin, Russian mathematician, theorist, and academic was born on that same date in 1883. German-American fitness expert, developed Pilates, Joseph Pilates, born on this date in 1883. Clarence Birdseye, the American businessman, founded Birds Eye was born 134 years ago today. American admiral and computer scientist, designed COBOL, Grace Hopper, born on this date in 1906. American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, James Rainwater was born 103 years ago today. American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, William Lipscomb, born on this date in 1919. American actor, Redd Foxx was born 98 years ago today. Born December 9, 1928, American actor Dick Van Patten. English actress, Judi Dench is 86 today. American actor and voice artist, Michael Dorn, born on this date in 1952. Also born on that same date in 1953,  American actor and producer, John Malkovich. And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for December 9, 2020 Listener Birthdays 9 – Steve Kite (BigUnit62) 12 – Deckrd 12 – Kevin Burns (Soleblaze) 12 – Matt Blocker TheGiant 12 – Rob Riehl (suriehl) 12 – Pamela Gay from AstronomyCast 14 – Michael Spence from Brother Osric’s Scriptorium If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link. News

 Episode 620: Are You On The Naughty List? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 58:52

  On this Episode Ben and Keith from TGGeeks.com Join us! Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback Jorge – Still on 616, a toaster in Dutch is ‘brood rooster’ basically ‘bread griller’ Question of the Week: What problem from the 1980s and 90s no longer exists? Technorama Chuck On This Day In History for December 2, 2020 This is the 337th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 29 days remaining in 2020. It was on this date in 1927, that Following 19 years of Ford Model T production, the Ford Motor Company unveiled the Ford Model A as its new automobile. On December 2, 1939, New York City’s LaGuardia Airport opened. Also on December 2, 1942, during the Manhattan Project, a team led by Enrico Fermi initiated the first artificial self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction. 38 years ago today, at the University of Utah, Barney Clark became the first person to receive a permanent artificial heart. That same date in 1993, NASA launched the Space Shuttle Endeavour on mission STS-61, to repair the Hubble Space Telescope. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: American businessman, co-founded the Ringling Brothers Circus, Charles Edward Ringling, born on this date in 1863. Peter Carl Goldmark, the Hungarian-American engineer was born 114 years ago today. Listener Birthdays 2 – Ben Fryxell from the MacMania Podcast 6 – SuperMoonMan 7 – Peter aka Zzippster from the Zzipp and Co. Podcast, Weymouth, Dorset, UK 8 – DanDman 8 – Gydian (Michael H.) And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for December 2, 2020 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link. News Theories abound over mystery metal monolith found in Utah | The Guardian Update: Some eager explorers have already hiked into the desert and found the Utah monolith. Spoiler alert: it’s gone now – CNN Style Scientists make bigger monkey brains using human genes Reverse Aging: Study Finds Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber Slows Aging 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 Never heard of Cecelia Payne, the woman who literally discovered what the universe is made of? You’re not alone. – Upworthy 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

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