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 Episode 605: Interstellar Turnpike | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 52:39

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback Q: What’s one show everyone should give a go? Technorama Chuck On This Day In History for June 24, 2020 This is the 176th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 190 days remaining in 2020. It was on this date in 109, that Roman emperor Trajan inaugurated the Aqua Traiana, an aqueduct that channels water from Lake Bracciano, 40 kilometres (25 miles) northwest of Rome. June 24, 1374, A sudden outbreak of St. John’s Dance causes people in the streets of Aachen, Germany, to experience hallucinations and begin to jump and twitch uncontrollably until they collapse from exhaustion. Also today in 1497, John Cabot lands in North America at Newfoundland leading the first European exploration of the region since the Vikings. June 24, 1604, Samuel de Champlain discovers the mouth of the Saint John River, site of Reversing Falls and the present-day city of Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. That same date in 1717, The Premier Grand Lodge of England is founded in London, the first Masonic Grand Lodge in the world (now the United Grand Lodge of England). Also today in 1916, Mary Pickford became the first female film star to sign a million-dollar contract. It was on this date in 1918, that First airmail service in Canada from Montreal to Toronto. It was 82 years ago today, that Pieces of a meteorite landed near Chicora, Pennsylvania. The meteorite is estimated to have weighed 450 metric tons when it hit the Earth’s atmosphere and exploded. It was on this date in 1947, that Kenneth Arnold makes the first widely reported UFO sighting near Mount Rainier, Washington. On June 24, 1949, The first television western, Hopalong Cassidy, starring William Boyd, aired on NBC. That same date in 1981, The Humber Bridge opened to traffic, connecting Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. It remained the world’s longest bridge span for 17 years. On June 24, 2012, Death of Lonesome George, the last known individual of Chelonoidis nigra abingdonii, a subspecies of the Galápagos tortoise. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: French chemist and businessman, founded DuPont, Éleuthère Irénée du Pont, born on this date in 1771. American inventor, Thomas Blanchard was born 232 years ago today. Born June 24, 1852, German bacteriologist and academic Friedrich Loeffler. American mathematician and academic (g. 1960), Oswald Veblen is 140 today. Victor Francis Hess, the Austrian-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate was born 137 years ago today. American businessman, co-founded The Walt Disney Company, Roy O. Disney was born 127 years ago today. Wilhelm Cauer, German mathematician and engineer was born on that same date in 1900. William Penney, the Baron Penney, English mathematician and physicist was born 111 years ago today. Argentinian physicist and academic, Ernesto Sabato, born on this date in 1911. Fred Hoyle, English astronomer and author was born on that same date in 1915. Born June 24, 1917, English cryptanalyst and numismatist Joan Clarke. Al Molinaro, the American actor was born 101 years ago today. Born June 24, 1924, Scottish astronomer and academic Archie Roy. Martin Lewis Perl, the American physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate was born 93 years ago today. Also turning 91 today is American astronomer Carolyn S. Shoemaker. English-American drummer, Mick Fleetwood, born on this date in 1942. American colonel,

 Episode 604: Class Objects | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:02:31

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show.   Feedback Mike Wills Audio Feedback http://www.spaceweatherwoman.com/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkXjdDQ-db0xz8f4PKgKsag Question of the week: Which fictional characters would you pick to help you in a fight? Technorama Chuck Kreg On This Day In History for June 10, 2020 This is the 162nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 204 days remaining in 2020. It was on this date in 671, that Emperor Tenji of Japan introduced a water clock (clepsydra) called Rokoku. The instrument, which measures time and indicates hours, is placed in the capital of Ōtsu. 85 years ago today, Dr. Robert Smith took his last drink, and Alcoholics Anonymous was founded in Akron, Ohio, United States, by him and Bill Wilson. June 10, 1944, In baseball, 15 -year-old Joe Nuxhall of the Cincinnati Reds became the youngest player ever in a major-league game. On June 10, 1947, Saab produced its first automobile. Also today in 2002, The first direct electronic communication experiment between the nervous systems of two humans was carried out by Kevin Warwick in the United Kingdom. June 10, 2003, The Spirit rover is launched, beginning NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover mission. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: Persian mathematician and astronomer, Abu al-Wafa’ Buzjani, born on this date in 940. Carl Gustaf Ekeberg, Swedish physician and explorer was born on that same date in 1716. American entrepreneur, founded Dunkin’ Donuts, William Rosenberg, born on this date in 1916. Also turning 99 today is Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip. Friedrich L. Bauer, German mathematician, computer scientist, and academic was born on that same date in 1924. American astrophysicist and academic, Eugene Parker is 93 today. Also turning 91 today is American general, pilot, and astronaut James McDivitt. French mathematician and academic, Pierre Cartier, born on this date in 1932. Augie Auer, American-New Zealand meteorologist was born on that same date in 1940. Also turning 55 today is German computer scientist and academic Susanne Albers. Listener Birthdays (June 10-16) 10 Tim (from Australia) 10 Weber (BTW June 10 – AA was founded 1935) 15 Miss Eliza Sea from Wingin’ It 3D 16 Joe Edmisson 16 Jason from The Angry Geek And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for June 10, 2020 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link. News SpaceX rings in Falcon 9’s 10th anniversary with a rocket reusability first Hubble Deep Space Quest Makes Surprising Find in the Early Universe Hacks & Strange Stories Back to the Future fan builds working ‘hoverboard’ that can hit speeds of 50mph Shout out to the chat room Watch us live every Sunday night at 9:30PM ET on Facebo...

 Episode 603: The Flavor Saver | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:54

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 Episode 602: Comet me, bro | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:02

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback Email from Fuffy Frog Voice mail from John Miller Jr Question of the week: What’s one question you hate being asked Chuck Kreg Technorama On This Day In History for May 27, 2020 This is the 148th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 218 days remaining in 2020. It was on this date in 1927, that The Ford Motor Company ceased manufacture of the Ford Model T and began to retool plants to make the Ford Model A. It was 90 years ago today that The 1,046 feet (319 m) Chrysler Building in New York City, the tallest man-made structure at the time, opened to the public. Also today in 1933, The Walt Disney Company released the cartoon Three Little Pigs, with its hit song “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?”. May 27, 1937, In California, the Golden Gate Bridge opens to pedestrian traffic, creating a vital link between San Francisco and Marin County, California. It was also this date in 1958 that First flight of the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: American businessman and philanthropist, Cornelius Vanderbilt, born on this date in 1794. Born May 27, 1857, German chemist Theodor Curtius. William Stanier, English engineer was born on that same date in 1876. English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, John Cockcroft, born on this date in 1897. David Crosthwait, the American engineer, inventor and writer was born 122 years ago today. American actor, Vincent Price was born 109 years ago today. Born May 27, 1922, English actor Christopher Lee. Also born on that same date in 1967,  American actor, Eddie McClintock. Also turning 51 today is American computer scientist and engineer Craig Federighi. Listener birthdays (May 27-June 2) 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 1 – Selganor 2 – Anthony Gartner (Enigmavb) And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for May 27, 2020 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link. News We May Be Entering a Deep Solar Minimum as the Sun Goes Unusually Quiet SpaceX Crew Dragon reaches launch pad for historic NASA astronaut launch | Space No, NASA didn’t find evidence of a parallel universe where time runs backward – CNET This Bionic Eye Is Better Than a Real One, Scientists Say 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.

 Episode 601: It’s all downhill from here | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:22

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback * Technorama * Chuck * Kreg * Jorge sent us this which we talked about a long time ago * James May and his full-size Lego house nobody wants | Daily Mail Online * Follow up * James May’s LEGO House Officially Demolished – TechEBlog On This Day In History for May 20, 2020 This is the 141st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 225 days remaining in 2020. * It was on this date in 1570, that Cartographer Abraham Ortelius issued Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, the first modern atlas. * Also on May 20, 1609, Shakespeare’s sonnets were first published in London, perhaps illicitly, by the publisher Thomas Thorpe.. * 158 years ago today, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act into law, opening 84 million acres of public land to settlers.. * Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis receive a U.S. patent for blue jeans with copper rivets. on this date in 1873. * That same date in 1875, Signing of the Metre Convention by 17 nations leading to the establishment of the International System of Units. * On May 20, 1883, Krakatoa began to erupt; the volcano exploded three months later, killing more than 36,000 people. * Also today in 1891, The first public display of Thomas Edison’s prototype kinetoscope. * May 20, 1932, Amelia Earhart takes off from Newfoundland to begin the world’s first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean by a female pilot, landing in Ireland the next day. * 56 years ago today, Discovery of the cosmic microwave background radiation by Robert Woodrow Wilson and Arno Penzias. * Also today in 1983, First publications of the discovery of the HIV virus that causes AIDS in the journal Science by Luc Montagnier. * That same date in 2019, The International System of Units redefined the base units, making the international prototype of the kilogram obsolete. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: * American businessman and politician, co-founded Wells Fargo and American Express, William Fargo, born on this date in 1818. * Born May 20, 1851, German-American inventor, invented the Gramophone record Emile Berliner. * German chemist, zymologist, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, Eduard Buchner, born on this date in 1860. * Born May 20, 1879, German chemist Hans Meerwein. * English engineer, designed the Supermarine Spitfire and Supermarine S.6B, R. J. Mitchell, born on this date in 1895. * James Stewart, the American actor was born 112 years ago today. * Born May 20, 1925, Russian engineer, designed the Tupolev Tu-144 Alexei Tupolev. * Joe Cocker, English singer-songwriter was born on that same date in 1944. * Also born on that same date in 1946,  American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress, Cher. * Also turning 71 today is Canadian actor,

 Episode 600: The Big Six Oh OH | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:40

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback Question: What is the Podcast that you have been subscribed to the longest? (No, the answer doesn’t have to be us) Chuck’s answers Kreg’s answers Technorama answers Episode 600 Post After 600 Regular Technorama Shows, 400… – Technorama Podcast Amy Bowen VM Mike Wills VM On This Day In History for May 13, 2020 This is the 134th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 232 days remaining in 2020. It was on this date in 1787, that Captain Arthur Phillip left Portsmouth, England, with eleven ships full of convicts (the “First Fleet”) to establish a penal colony in Australia. It was 159 years ago today, that The Great Comet of 1861 was discovered by John Tebbutt of Windsor, New South Wales, Australia. It was also this date in 1880 that In Menlo Park, New Jersey, Thomas Edison performed the first test of his electric railway. On May 13, 1958, Ben Carlin became the first (and only) person to circumnavigate the world by amphibious vehicle, having travelled over 17,000 kilometres (11,000 mi) by sea and 62,000 kilometres (39,000 mi) by land during a ten-year journey. It was on this date in 1995, that Alison Hargreaves, a 33 -year-old British mother, became the first woman to conquer Everest without oxygen or the help of sherpas. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: French mathematician, astronomer, and geophysicist, Alexis Clairaut, born on this date in 1713. Born May 13, 1857, Indian-English physician and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate Ronald Ross. Inge Lehmann, Danish seismologist and geophysicist was born on that same date in 1888. Spanish mathematician, academic, and astronomer, Antonia Ferrín Moreiras was born 106 years ago today. Born May 13, 1922, American actress and singer Bea Arthur. Trevor Baylis, the English inventor, invented the wind-up radio was born 83 years ago today. Ritchie Valens, American singer-songwriter and guitarist was born on that same date in 1941. American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer, Stevie Wonder is 70 today. American electrical engineer, Ruth A. David, born on this date in 1953. American comedian and talk show host, Stephen Colbert is 56 today. And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for May 13, 2020 Listener Birthdays (May 13-22) 14 – JPCJ 22 – Tim Elliott If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link. News How the Ballpoint Pen Changed Handwriting – The Atlantic We Might Hav...

 Episode 599: Number One | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:18

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback * What movie could have been much shorter if the main characters just used a little common sense? (no fair saying ‘all of them’) * Chuck’s answers * Technorama answers * Kreg’s answers On This Day In History for May 6, 2020 This is the 127th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 239 days remaining in 2020. * It was on this date in 1835, that James Gordon Bennett, Sr. published the first issue of the New York Herald. * 131 years ago today, The Eiffel Tower was officially opened to the public at the Universal Exposition in Paris. * The German zeppelin Hindenburg catches fire and is destroyed within a minute while attempting to dock at Lakehurst, New Jersey. Thirty-six people were killed on this date in 1937. * That same date in 1940, John Steinbeck was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Grapes of Wrath. * Also today in 1941, The first flight of the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt. * That same date in 1941, At California’s March Field, Bob Hope performed his first USO show. * Also on May 6, 1949, EDSAC, the first practical electronic digital stored-program computer, ran its first operation.. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: * French mathematician and academic, Jean Nicolas Pierre Hachette, born on this date in 1769. * German engineer and author, Max Eyth was born 184 years ago today. * Born May 6, 1848, English chemist and academic Henry Edward Armstrong. * Austrian neurologist and psychoanalyst, Sigmund Freud, born on this date in 1856. * Born May 6, 1872, Dutch mathematician, physicist, and astronomer Willem de Sitter. * Júlio César de Mello e Souza, the Brazilian mathematician and author was born 125 years ago today. * Born May 6, 1896, Swedish physicist and academic Rolf Maximilian Sievert. * French mathematician and academic, André Weil, born on this date in 1906. * Born May 6, 1915, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter Orson Welles. * American physicist and astronomer, Robert H. Dicke was born 104 years ago today. * American singer-songwriter and guitarist, Bob Seger, born on this date in 1945. * Also born on that same date in 1961,  American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter, George Clooney. Listener Birthdays May 6-12 * 6 – Amber Pace (not really a listener, but a mother and a wife of listeners) * 6 – Bill Barbour * 6 – Steve Bickle * 8 – Curtis Parish * 12 – Amanda Huggenkiss And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for May 6, 2020 * If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link. News * This star survived a close call with a black hole. Eventually, it will become a planet – CNN * SpaceX to test Starlink “sun visor” to reduce brightness – SpaceNews.com * Zoom on the farm: How to meet goats over the internet | WOODTV.

 Episode 598: Dos Equis | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:04

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback You’re tired from the human race, so you decide to help an advanced alien civilization destroy the Earth – What tips would you give them? Technorama answers Chuck’s answers Kreg’s answers On This Day In History for April 29, 2020 This is the 120th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 246 days remaining in 2020. It was on this date in 1770, that James Cook arrived in Australia at Botany Bay, which he names. On April 29, 1834, Charles Darwin during the second survey voyage of HMS Beagle, ascended the Bell mountain, Cerro La Campana on 17 August 1834, his visit being commemorated by a memorial plaque.. It was 156 years ago today, that Theta Xi fraternity was founded at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the only fraternity to be founded during the American Civil War.. It was on this date in 1953, that The first U.S. experimental 3D television broadcast showed an episode of Space Patrol on Los Angeles ABC affiliate KECA-TV. 55 years ago today, Pakistan’s Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) successfully launched its seventh rocket in its Rehber series. Also on April 29, 1986, American and European spy satellites captured the ruins of the 4th Reactor at the Chernobyl Power Plant. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: French mathematician, physicist, and engineer, Henri Poincaré, born on this date in 1854. Forest Ray Moulton, the American astronomer and academic was born 148 years ago today. Born April 29, 1893, American chemist and astronomer, Nobel Prize laureate Harold Urey. Marietta Blau, the Austrian physicist and academic was born 126 years ago today. American pianist, composer, and bandleader, Duke Ellington, born on this date in 1899. Henry H. Barschall, German-American physicist and academic was born on that same date in 1915. Also turning 74 today is Polish astronomer Aleksander Wolszczan. Also born on that same date in 1954,  American comedian, actor, and producer, Jerry Seinfeld. American actress, Kate Mulgrew is 65 today. Also turning 64 today is American physicist and philosopher Karen Barad. American actress, Eve Plumb is 62 today. Listener birthdays this week (April 29-May 5) April 29 – Shepherd Thom from outside of the known universe April 29 – Timothy Karre April 30 – Julio Diaz (JulioTijuana) May 3 – Keao Wright May 3 – Leon May 5 – Joe Mieczkowski host of Onthepodcast And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for April 29, 2020 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link. Remember When This Abandoned Computer Store Is a Time Capsule of Early 2000s Tech – VICE Here’s an unprecedented look at Apollo 13’s damaged service module | Ars Technica

 Episode 597: Three is the Magic Number | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 51:05

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback Talk to Jack about Kickstarter He has a couple of stories What movie did you start watching then said: “Screw it, I’m not finishing this”? Technorama Chuck Kreg On This Day In History for April 22, 2020 This is the 113rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 253 days remaining in 2020. It was on this date in 1500, that Portuguese navigator Pedro Álvares Cabral landed in Brazil. Also on April 22, 1864, The U.S. Congress passed the Coinage Act of 1864 that mandates that the inscription In God We Trust be placed on all coins minted as United States currency. It was also this date in 1876 that The first game in the history of the National League was played at the Jefferson Street Grounds in Philadelphia. This game is often pointed to as the beginning of the MLB. On April 22, 1889, At noon, thousands rushed to claim land in the Land Rush of 1889. Within hours the cities of Oklahoma City and Guthrie are formed with populations of at least 10,000. Also today in 1944, The 1st Air Commando Group using Sikorsky R-4 helicopters staged the first use of helicopters in combat with combat search and rescue operations in the China Burma India Theater. It was also this date in 1954 that witnesses begin testifying and live television coverage of the Army-McCarthy hearings began. Also on April 22, 1970, The first Earth Day is celebrated. It was on this date in 1977, that Optical fiber is first used to carry live telephone traffic. That same date in 2008, The United States Air Force retired the remaining F-117 Nighthawk aircraft in service. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: German astronomer and mathematician, Wilhelm Schickard, born on this date in 1592. Harold Jeffreys, English mathematician, geophysicist, and astronomer was born on that same date in 1891. Born April 22, 1904, American physicist and academic J. Robert Oppenheimer. Norman Steenrod, the American mathematician and academic was born 110 years ago today. German mathematician and academic, Hanfried Lenz was born 104 years ago today. Aaron Spelling, American actor, producer, and screenwriter was born on that same date in 1923. Welsh-American chemist and astronaut, Anthony Llewellyn, born on this date in 1933. Glen Campbell, the American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor was born 84 years ago today. Also born on that same date in 1937,  American actor and producer, Jack Nicholson. American author, Janet Evanovich is 77 today. Also turning 70 today is English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer Peter Frampton. Also born on that same date in 1959,  American-Canadian actor and producer, Ryan Stiles. Listener Birthdays Week of April 22-28 23 – Runtime And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for April 22, 2020 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link. News NASA sets launch date for SpaceX US manned mission to space s...

 Episode 596: Connect Four | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:30

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show.     Feedback You wake up, it’s 2050. What’s the first thing you Google? Technorama answers Chuck answers Kreg answers On This Day In History for April15, 2020 This is the 106th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 260 days remaining in 2020. It was on this date in 1755, that Samuel Johnson’s A Dictionary of the English Language was published in London. It was 203 years ago today, that Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc founded the American School for the Deaf, the first American school for deaf students, in Hartford, Connecticut. April 15, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln died after being shot the previous evening by actor John Wilkes Booth. Vice President Andrew Johnson becomes President upon Lincoln’s death. That same date in 1892, The General Electric Company was formed. It was on this date in 1896, that Closing ceremony of the Games of the I Olympiad in Athens, Greece. It was also this date in 1912 that The British passenger liner RMS Titanic sank in the North Atlantic at 2:20 a.m., two hours and forty minutes after hitting an iceberg. Only 710 of 2,227 passengers and crew on board survive. Also today in 1923, Insulin became generally available for use by people with diabetes. Also on April 15, 1924, Rand McNally published its first road atlas. That same date in 1947, Jackie Robinson debuts for the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking baseball’s color line. 68 years ago today, First flight of the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress. It was 65 years ago today, that McDonald’s restaurant dates its founding to the opening of a franchised restaurant by Ray Kroc, in Des Plaines, Illinois. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: Italian mathematician and astronomer, Pietro Cataldi, born on this date in 1552. Robert Sibbald, Scottish physician and geographer was born on that same date in 1641. Swiss mathematician and physicist, Leonhard Euler, born on this date in 1707. German astronomer and academic, Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve was born 227 years ago today. Hermann Grassmann, German linguist and mathematician was born on that same date in 1809. German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, Johannes Stark, born on this date in 1874. Born April 15, 1896, Russian physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate Nikolay Semyonov. Robert Mills, American physicist and academic was born on that same date in 1927. American actress and producer, Elizabeth Montgomery, born on this date in 1933. Also turning 69 today is American engineer and astronaut Marsha Ivins. American captain and astronaut, John L. Phillips is 69 today. Also born on that same date in 1982,  Canadian-American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter, Seth Rogen. English actress, Emma Watson is 30 today. Listener Birthdays (April 15-21) 16 – Donna Tomasi 18 – Skaifey (Anthony) 19 – Amanda (SusietheGeek’s daughter & Geek in Training) 21 – Kim and Kreg’s Anniversary And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for April 15, 2020 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the

 Episode 595: Cinco | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:51

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback Voicemail – Crazy Translation What no longer exists, but should? Technorama responses Chuck’s responses Kreg’s Responses Charitable Note from Tee Morris For anyone who cannot make my stream, this is my #LunchtimeForKids URL. Drop a donation at https://donate.tiltify.com/@theteemonster/lunchtime-for-kids to make sure kids reliant on school lunches will get fed during this COVID-19 shutdown. On donating, you can choose what stories/titles by Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris are available to you at https://bit.ly/L4K-incentives On This Day In History for April 8, 2020 This is the 99th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 267 days remaining in 2020. It was on this date in 1820, that The Venus de Milo is discovered on the Aegean island of Milos. 114 years ago today, Auguste Deter, the first person to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, died. That same date in 1908, Harvard University voted to establish the Harvard Business School. Dutch physicist Heike Kamerlingh Onnes discovered superconductivity on this date in 1911. That same date in 1959, A team of computer manufacturers, users, and university people led by Grace Hopper meets to discuss the creation of a new programming language that would be called COBOL. It was also this date in 1964 that The Gemini 1 test flight was conducted. It was 12 years ago today, that The construction of the world’s first skyscraper to integrate wind turbines was completed in Bahrain. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: 9th Baron de Clifford, English noble, John Clifford, born on this date in 1435. David Rittenhouse, the American astronomer and mathematician was born 288 years ago today. August Wilhelm von Hofmann, German chemist and academic was born on that same date in 1818. Canadian-American actress, producer, and screenwriter, co-founded United Artists, Mary Pickford, born on this date in 1892. Born April 8, 1911, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate Melvin Calvin. Croatian physicist, philosopher and writer, Ivan Supek was born 105 years ago today. Winifred Asprey, American mathematician and computer scientist was born on that same date in 1917. Russian-Estonian astronomer, Grigori Kuzmin was born 103 years ago today. Also turning 82 today is American mathematician, statistician, and lawyer Mary W. Gray. American director, producer, and special effects artist, Douglas Trumbull is 78 today. Also born on that same date in 1966,  American actress, director, producer, Robin Wright. American computer programmer and engineer, Mark Spencer is 43 today. Also turning 40 today is American actress Katee Sackhoff. Listener Birthdays (April 8, 15) 14 – Danny Harnish And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for April 8, 2020 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar,

 Episode 594: Two April Fools | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:09

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback What is the best quote you have ever heard and try to live by? Chuck’s Answers Technorama Answers On This Day In History for April 1, 2020 This is the 92nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 274 days remaining in 2020. It was on this date in 33, that According to one historian’s account, Jesus Christ’s Last Supper was held.. April 1, 1826, Samuel Morey received a patent for a compressionless “Gas or Vapor Engine”. It was on this date in 1854, that Charles Dickens’ novel Hard Times began serialisation in his magazine Household Words. That same date in 1891, The Wrigley Company was founded in Chicago, Illinois. It was on this date in 1954, that United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower authorized the creation of the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado. 60 years ago today, The TIROS-1 satellite transmitted the first television picture from space. Also on April 1, 1969, The Hawker Siddeley Harrier, the first operational fighter aircraft with Vertical/Short Takeoff and Landing capabilities, entered service with the Royal Air Force. It was on this date in 1970, that The first of over 670,000 AMC Gremlins were released into North America to compete with foreign imported cars. Also on April 1, 1970, President Richard Nixon signed the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act into law, requiring the Surgeon General’s warnings on tobacco products and banning cigarette advertising on television and radio in the United States, effective 1 January 1971. On April 1, 1976, Apple Inc. was formed by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne in Cupertino, California, USA. It was also this date in 1997 that Comet Hale-Bopp is seen passing at perihelion. It was 16 years ago today, that Google announces Gmail to the public. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: Danish mathematician and academic, Georg Mohr, born on this date in 1640. Born April 1, 1776, French mathematician, physicist, and philosopher Sophie Germain. Austrian-German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, Richard Adolf Zsigmondy, born on this date in 1865. Born April 1, 1874, English mathematician and theologian Ernest Barnes. American actor, director, and screenwriter, Lon Chaney, born on this date in 1883. Sheila May Edmonds, British mathematician was born on that same date in 1916. Born April 1, 1930, American actress and singer Grace Lee Whitney. Scottish-Irish American actress, singer, and dancer, Debbie Reynolds, born on this date in 1932. Algerian-French physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, Claude Cohen-Tannoudji is 87 today. Also turning 84 today is Indian-Pakistani physicist, chemist, and engineer Abdul Qadeer Khan. French mathematician and academic, Alain Connes, born on this date in 1947. American aerospace engineer, Aprille Ericsson-Jackson is 57 today. And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for April 1, 2020 Listener Birthdays 04 – Brian K – My Blog 04 – Joel McLaughlin (aka Gorkon) 05 – Chad Davis, Jon Issler (hsteckylf) 05 – Griffin Sylvester (Ildreancipher) 05 – Martine Tysmans – citytrips, travelling, jokes… (in Dutch) 05 – Ringmaster Greg from Dancing With Elephants

 Episode 593: Diagonally Parked in a Parallel Universe | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:18

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback What are your favorite mobile games? Technorama answers Chuck’s answers Kreg Steppe On This Day In History for March 25, 2020 This is the 85th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 281 days remaining in 2020. It was on this date in 1584, that Sir Walter Raleigh was granted a patent to colonize Virginia. 365 years ago today, Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, was discovered by Christiaan Huygens. It was 213 years ago today, that The Slave Trade Act becomes law, abolishing the slave trade in the British Empire. On March 25, 1948, The first successful tornado forecast predicted that a tornado will strike Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. United States Customs seized copies of Allen Ginsberg’s poem “Howl” on obscenity grounds on this date in 1957. It was on this date in 1965, that Civil rights activists led by Martin Luther King Jr. successfully completed their 4 -day 50-mile march from Selma to the capitol in Montgomery, Alabama. Also today in 1969, During their honeymoon, John Lennon and Yoko Ono hold their first Bed-In for Peace at the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel (until March 31). March 25, 1979, The first fully functional Space Shuttle orbiter, Columbia, was delivered to the John F. Kennedy Space Center to be prepared for its first launch. WikiWikiWeb, the world’s first wiki, and part of the Portland Pattern Repository, is made public by Ward Cunningham on this date in 1995. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: German mathematician and astronomer, Christopher Clavius, born on this date in 1538. John Barry, the American naval officer and father of the American navy was born 275 years ago today. Born March 25, 1800, German geologist and academic Ernst Heinrich Karl von Dechen. American sculptor, designer Mount Rushmore, Gutzon Borglum was born 153 years ago today. Also born on that same date in 1928, American captain, pilot, and astronaut, Jim Lovell. American businessman, founded Domino’s Pizza, Tom Monaghan is 83 today. D. C. Fontana, the American screenwriter and producer was born 81 years ago today. American actor and director, Paul Michael Glaser is 77 today. French volcanologist, Maurice Krafft, born on this date in 1946. Also born on that same date in 1947, English singer-songwriter, pianist, producer, and actor, Elton John. Also turning 70 today is American singer-songwriter Ronnie McDowell. Also born on that same date in 1965, American actress, producer, and designer, Sarah Jessica Parker. And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for March 25, 2020 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our Wiki. News An Algorithm Has Produced Every Potential Musical Melody So No One Can Ever Sue For Copyright Infringement – Feel It Sha...

 Episode 592: Certified Coronavirus Free | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46:44

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback If you could cancel any current TV show, what would it be? Chuck’s answers Technorama Answers Kreg Steppe – Kreg Steppe On This Day In History for March 18, 2020 This is the 78th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 288 days remaining in 2020. It was on this date in 1850, that American Express was founded by Henry Wells and William Fargo. It was 146 years ago today, that Hawaii signs a treaty with the United States granting exclusive trade rights. It was also this date in 1892 that Former Governor General Lord Stanley pledges to donate a silver challenge cup as an award for the best hockey team in Canada; it was later named after him as the Stanley Cup. March 18, 1965, Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, leaving his spacecraft Voskhod 2 for 12 minutes, becomes the first person to walk in space. It was on this date in 1968, that the U.S. Congress repealed the requirement for a gold reserve to back US currency. A Vostok-2M rocket at Plesetsk Cosmodrome Site 43 explodes during a fueling operation, killing 48 people on this date in 1980. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: French mathematician and astronomer, Philippe de La Hire, born on this date in 1640. Christian Goldbach, Prussian-German mathematician and academic was born on that same date in 1690. Grover Cleveland, the American lawyer and politician, 22nd and 24th President of the United States was born 183 years ago today. Born March 18, 1848, American architect and engineer Nathanael Greene Herreshoff. German engineer, who invented the Diesel engine, Rudolf Diesel was born 162 years ago today. Agnes Sime Baxter, Canadian mathematician was born on that same date in 1870. American physicist and engineer, Thomas Townsend Brown was born 115 years ago today. American businessman, co-founded the E & J Gallo Winery, Ernest Gallo, born on this date in 1909. Born March 18, 1926, American actor and director Peter Graves. American journalist and actor, George Plimpton, born on this date in 1927. James J. Andrews, American mathematician and academic was born on that same date in 1930. Danish mathematician and statistician, Ole Barndorff-Nielsen is 85 today. American singer-songwriter, Wilson Pickett, born on this date in 1941. Also born on that same date in 1944,  Australian publisher and businessman, founded Dick Smith Electronics and Australian Geographic, Dick Smith. American businessman and philanthropist, co-founded Ben and Jerry’s, Ben Cohen, born on this date in 1951. Swedish physicist and astronaut, Christer Fuglesang is 63 today. American singer-songwriter, actress, and producer, Irene Cara, born on this date in 1962. Listener birthday calendar 18 – Gregory Lemon @ GregoryLemon.com 19 – JT Shea of The Gigcast and JT Ukes at 40 19 – Michael R. Mennenga 21 – “Krazy Joe” Fiore,

 Episode 591: Star Trek Cruisin’ | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 47:13

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback What source material should they NEVER attempt to make a movie of? Technorama Chuck Kreg Thomas Hausmann – Topics to not use for movies? Sewage treatment, locker plant kill floors On This Day In History for February 26, 2020 This is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 309 days remaining in 2020. It was on this date in 1606, that The Janszoon voyage of 1605 -06 became the first European expedition to sight Australia, although it is mistaken as a part of New Guinea.. 404 years ago today, Galileo Galilei is formally banned by the Roman Catholic Church from teaching or defending the view that the earth orbits the sun. February 26, 1909, Kinemacolor, the first successful color motion picture process, was first shown to the general public at the Palace Theatre in London. Also today in 1919, President Woodrow Wilson signed an act of Congress establishing the Grand Canyon National Park. That same date in 1966, was the launch of AS-201, the first flight of the Saturn IB rocket as part of the Apollo program. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: French mathematician and politician, 25th Prime Minister of France, François Arago, born on this date in 1786. Benoît Paul Émile Clapeyron, French physicist and engineer was born on that same date in 1799. Born February 26, 1802, French author, poet, and playwright Victor Hugo. Levi Strauss, German-American fashion designer, founded Levi Strauss & Co. was born on that same date in 1829. Born February 26, 1842, French astronomer and author Camille Flammarion. John Harvey Kellogg, American surgeon, co-created Corn flakes was born on that same date in 1852. Canadian-American businessman, founded the Dow Chemical Company, Herbert Henry Dow was born 154 years ago today. Kenneth Edgeworth, the Irish astronomer was born 140 years ago today. Italian chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, Giulio Natta, born on this date in 1903. Tex Avery, the American animator, producer, and voice actor was born 112 years ago today. American actor and singer, Jackie Gleason was born 104 years ago today. Tony Randall, American actor, director, and producer was born on that same date in 1920. Fats Domino, the American singer-songwriter and pianist was born 92 years ago today. Born February 26, 1932, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor Johnny Cash. American general, engineer, and astronaut, Susan Helms, was born on this date in 1958. Also turning 57 today is American actress, singer, and activist Chase Masterson. French mathematician, Nalini Anantharaman is 44 today. Listener Birthdays 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 26, 2020 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our Wiki. News Larry Tesler, creator of copy, cut and paste function, has died – CNN (Follow up) – AI discovers antibiotic that kills even highly resistant bacteria |...

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