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 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 |...

 Episode 590: 0x24E | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 49:42

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback What is a movie that you don’t consider to be… – Technorama Podcast Chuck Tomasi – What is a movie that you don’t consider to be… Kreg Steppe – What is a movie that you don’t consider to be… Claudio Hey fellas, My ‘not good but entertaining’ movie choice is HACKERS. Nothing says hacking like floating math symbols and code whilst hacking the Gibson with 90s rave techno music in the background. Just like real life!!!!! On This Day In History for February 19, 2020 This is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 316 days remaining in 2020. It was on this date in 1674, that England and the Netherlands signed the Treaty of Westminster, ending the Third Anglo-Dutch War. A provision of the agreement transfers the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam to England, and it is renamed New York. Also on February 19, 1819, British explorer William Smith discovers the South Shetland Islands and claims them in the name of King George III. On February 19, 1847, The first group of rescuers reached the Donner Party. 142 years ago today, Thomas Edison patents the phonograph. That same date in 1960, China successfully launched the T-7, its first sounding rocket. Also on February 19, 1985, William J. Schroeder became the first recipient of an artificial heart to leave hospital. Also today in 2002, NASA’s Mars Odyssey space probe began to map the surface of Mars using its thermal emission imaging system. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: Polish mathematician and astronomer, Nicolaus Copernicus, was born on this date in 1473. German physician and chemist, Friedrich Hoffmann was born 360 years ago today. Svante Arrhenius, the Swedish physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate was born 161 years ago today. Sven Hedin, Swedish geographer and explorer was born on that same date in 1865. American actor, Lee Marvin, was born on this date in 1924. Also born on that same date in 1932,  American captain, physician, and astronaut, Joseph P. Kerwin. American singer-songwriter and producer (The Miracles), Smokey Robinson, born on this date in 1940. Also born on that same date in 1941,  American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, David Gross. American technician and activist, Karen Silkwood, was born on this date in 1946. Born February 19, 1949, American game designer and programmer Danielle Bunten Berry. Mexican engineer and astronaut, Rodolfo Neri Vela, was born on this date in 1952. Also turning 65 today is American actor and playwright Jeff Daniels. Listener Birthdays 19 – Scooter in Connecticut

 Episode 589: Love you to the Moon and Back | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 52:49

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback What’s your first memory of the internet? Technorama responses Chuck’s responses Kreg’s responses On This Day In History for February 12, 2020 This is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 323 days remaining in 2020. It was on this date in 1855, that Michigan State University was established. Also on February 12, 1909, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was founded. On February 12, 1915, In Washington, D.C., the first stone of the Lincoln Memorial was put into place. It was on this date in 1924, that George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue received its premiere in a concert titled “An Experiment in Modern Music”, in Aeolian Hall, New York, by Paul Whiteman and his band, with Gershwin playing the piano. Also today in 1947, The largest observed iron meteorite until that time created an impact crater in Sikhote-Alin, in the Soviet Union. It was also this date in 1961 that The Soviet Union launched Venera 1 towards Venus. On February 12, 1963, Construction began on the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri. February 12, 2001, NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft touches down in the “saddle” region of 433 Eros, becoming the first spacecraft to land on an asteroid. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: French chemist and academic, Bernard Courtois, was born on this date in 1777. French physicist and chemist, Pierre Louis Dulong was born 235 years ago today. Heinrich Lenz, German-Italian physicist and academic was born on that same date in 1804. Born February 12, 1877, French engineer and businessman, co-founded Renault Louis Renault. American astronomer and academic, Lincoln LaPaz was born 123 years ago today. French mathematician and philosopher, Jacques Herbrand, born on this date in 1908. Born February 12, 1915, Canadian-American actor Lorne Greene. Also born on that same date in 1954,  American cryptographer and programmer, Phil Zimmermann. Also turning 64 today is American actor and talk show host Arsenio Hall. American actor, Josh Brolin is 52 today. Also turning 40 today is American actress and producer Christina Ricci. Listener birthdays 14 – Douglas E. Welch of Career Opportunities Podcast 14 – Andrew from Illinois 15 – Philip from Australia 17 – Bob Trate of MegaPodTastic and Action Figure Junkies 18 – Hot John Miller of MegaPodTastic 18 – Ray Insalaco – Central Village, CT And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for February 12, 2020 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our Wiki. News Exscientia OCD drug des...

 Episode 588: Love is in the air OR Blame it on the dog | 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 Question of the week: What’s very cheap today but will be very expensive in 20 years? On This Day In History for February 5, 2020 This is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 330 days remaining in 2020. It was on this date in 1869, that The largest alluvial gold nugget in history, called the “Welcome Stranger”, is found in Moliagul, Victoria, Australia. On February 5, 1907, Belgian chemist Leo Baekeland announces the creation of Bakelite, the world’s first synthetic plastic. 107 years ago today, Greek military aviators, Michael Moutoussis and Aristeidis Moraitinis perform the first naval air mission in history, with a Farman MF.7 hydroplane. Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and D. W. Griffith launch United Artists on this date in 1919. On February 5, 1924, The Royal Greenwich Observatory begins broadcasting the hourly time signals known as the Greenwich Time Signal. A hydrogen bomb known as the Tybee Bomb is lost by the US Air Force off the coast of Savannah, Georgia, never to be recovered on this date in 1958. February 5, 1971, Astronauts land on the moon in the Apollo 14 mission. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: German mathematician and physicist, Gaspar Schott, born on this date in 1608. Austrian mineralogist, geologist, and physicist, Wilhelm Karl Ritter von Haidinger was born 225 years ago today. American engineer, invented the Maxim gun, Hiram Maxim, born on this date in 1840. John Boyd Dunlop, the Scottish businessman, co-founded Dunlop Rubber was born 180 years ago today. Born February 5, 1878, French engineer and businessman, founded Citroën André Citroën. American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, Robert Hofstadter, born on this date in 1915. Red Buttons, the American actor was born 101 years ago today. Also turning 83 today is Estonian-American astronomer and mathematician Alar Toomre. Also born on that same date in 1943,  American engineer and businessman, founded Atari, Inc, Nolan Bushnell. Also turning 73 today is American engineer and astronaut Mary L. Cleave. American actress, Barbara Hershey is 72 today. American actor and director, Christopher Guest, born on this date in 1948. Also born on that same date in 1969,  American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor, Bobby Brown. Listener birthdays 01 – Matt Baum aka Racer X, Pittsburgh PA 01 – Brandon Kirkwold – MN 02 – Gary Lindros – aka Gary from Jacksonville – Groundhog’s Day Rules!!! 02 – Chuck Provenzano aka podlurker aka Chuck’s evil twin 02 – Oreo Cookie Monster 03 – Euan Campbell McGregor – Scotland, UK 07 – Chad W. Smith from Chattanooga, TN 07 – Bryon the Big BS in PA, Williamsport PA 08 – Jan Scott from Yorkshire, UK 09 – “Podcast” Mike Wills from Minnesota 10 – Zach Akgulian – Appleton, WI 10 – Drace (Shari from ND) And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for February 5, 2020 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our Wiki. News Scientists Snap Closest-Ever View of the Sun – ExtremeTech

 Episode 587: Get outer my Space | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback Question of the Week: You gain the ability to stop time. After stopping time, what’s the first thing you’re going to do? On This Day In History for January 22, 2020 This is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 344 days remaining in 2020. It was on this date in 1889, that Columbia Phonograph is formed in Washington, D.C. That same date in 1927, Teddy Wakelam gives the first live radio commentary of a football match anywhere in the world, between Arsenal F.C. and Sheffield United at Highbury. It was on this date in 1946, that Creation of the Central Intelligence Group, forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency. Also today in 1947, KTLA, the first commercial television station west of the Mississippi River, begins operation in Hollywood. It was 52 years ago today, that Apollo 5 lifts off carrying the first Lunar module into space. Also today in 1970, The Boeing 747, the world’s first “jumbo jet,” enters commercial service for launch customer Pan American Airways with its maiden voyage from John F. Kennedy International Airport to London Heathrow Airport. It was on this date in 1973, that The crew of Apollo 17 addresses a joint session of Congress after the completion of the final Apollo moon landing mission. Also on January 22, 1984, The Apple Macintosh, the first consumer computer to popularize the computer mouse and the graphical user interface, is introduced during a Super Bowl XVIII television commercial. The space shuttle Discovery launches on STS-42 carrying Dr. Roberta Bondar, who becomes the first Canadian woman and the first neurologist in space on this date in 1992. January 22, 1998, space shuttle Endeavor launches on STS-89 to dock with the Russian space station Mir. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: English poet, soldier, courtier, and explorer, Walter Raleigh, born on this date in 1552. Born January 22, 1592, French mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher Pierre Gassendi. American director, producer, and screenwriter, D. W. Griffith was born 145 years ago today. Hungarian mathematician and academic, Frigyes Riesz, born on this date in 1880. American singer-songwriter, Sam Cooke was born 89 years ago today. Bill Bixby, the American actor and director was born 86 years ago today. Also born on that same date in 1936,  American physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate, Alan J. Heeger. John Hurt, the English actor was born 80 years ago today. Also born on that same date in 1949,  American singer-songwriter and producer, Steve Perry. American captain, pilot, and astronaut, Thomas David Jones, born on this date in 1955. American DJ and producer, DJ Jazzy Jeff is 55 today. Also born on that same date in 1968,  American chef, author, and television host, Guy Fieri. English-American singer-songwriter and actress, Olivia d’Abo, born on this date in 1969. And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for January 22, 2020 Listener Birthdays 15 – Ralph Whitfield (aka GoofyRalph) 17 – fuffy_frog (aka Kristina) originally from Canada but now from Thailand 21 – Michael Rabalais – Stingray42 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 27 – Mark in Memphis 27 – Chip Burkhead from The Scotchcast

 Episode 586: The First Show Of the Year | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 57:35

  Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback Voice mail from Gary in FL Voice mail from anonymous Question of the week Chuck’s responses Kreg’s Responses On This Day In History for January 8, 2020 This is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 358 days remaining in 2020. It was on this date in 1790, that George Washington delivers the first State of the Union address in New York City. It was also this date in 1828 that The Democratic Party of the United States is organized. January 8, 1835, The United States national debt is zero for the only time. It was on this date in 1889, Herman Hollerith is issued US patent #395,791 for the ‘Art of Applying Statistics’ — his punched card calculator. Soviet space mission Luna 21 is launched on this date in 1973. It was 39 years ago today, that A local farmer reports a UFO sighting in Trans-en-Provence, France, claimed to be “perhaps the most completely and carefully documented sighting of all time”. January 8, 1982,  AT&T agrees to divest itself of twenty-two subdivisions as part of the breakup of the Bell System. It was on this date in 1994, that Russian cosmonaut Valeri Polyakov on Soyuz TM-18 leaves for Mir. He would stay on the space station until March 22, 1995, for a record 437 days in space. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: German astronomer and academic, Johannes Fabricius, born on this date in 1587. Frank Nelson Doubleday, the American publisher, founded the Doubleday Publishing Company was born 158 years ago today. German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, Walther Bothe was born 129 years ago today. William Hartnell, the English actor was born 112 years ago today. Born January 8, 1911, American actress, dancer, and author Gypsy Rose Lee. German-American computer scientist and author, Joseph Weizenbaum, born on this date in 1923. American singer, guitarist, and actor, Elvis Presley was born 85 years ago today. American game show host and producer, Bob Eubanks is 82 today. Graham Chapman, English actor and screenwriter was born on that same date in 1941. Born January 8, 1942, English physicist and author Stephen Hawking. Listener Birthdays (January 1-14) 03 – Thomas Gideon (The Command Line Podcast) 06 – Steve Therrien (Canada) 08 – Elvis! 09 – Lingo from the Brit & Yankee pubcast 14 – Glynne Tolar And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for January 8, 2020 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our Wiki. News Astronomers Have Found an Earth-Size Planet Practically Next-Door to Us Reporters from around the world get a look at Mars 2020 mission rover at Jet Propulsion Laboratory Hacks & Strange Stories The Bizarre Science of Memory

 Episode 585: Our Last Show .. of the Year | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 51:57

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback Voice Mail Question of the Week:  It’s almost 2020, aside from flying cars, what futurist thing did you seriously think we’d have by now? Chuck’s responses Kreg’s responses On This Day In History for December 18, 2019 It was on this date in 1777, that The United States celebrates its first Thanksgiving, marking the recent victory by the American rebels over British General John Burgoyne at Saratoga in October. On December 18, 1833, The national anthem of the Russian Empire, “God Save the Tsar!”, is first performed. It was 154 years ago today, that US Secretary of State William Seward proclaims the adoption of the Thirteenth Amendment, prohibiting slavery throughout the USA. That same date in 1892, Premiere performance of The Nutcracker by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in Saint Petersburg, Russia. December 18, 1898, Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat sets the first officially recognized land speed record of 39.245 mph (63.159 km/h) in a Jeantaud electric car. The resolution containing the language of the Eighteenth Amendment to enact Prohibition was passed by the United States Congress on this date in 1917. It was 61 years ago today, that Project SCORE, the world’s first communications satellite, is launched. Also on December 18, 1966, Saturn’s moon Epimetheus is discovered by astronomer Richard Walker. It was on this date in 1973, that Soyuz 13, crewed by cosmonauts Valentin Lebedev and Pyotr Klimuk, is launched from Baikonur in the Soviet Union. It was 38 years ago today, that First flight of the Russian heavy strategic bomber Tu-160, the world’s largest combat aircraft, largest supersonic aircraft and largest variable-sweep wing aircraft built. Also today in 1999, NASA launches into orbit the Terra platform carrying five Earth Observation instruments, including ASTER, CERES, MISR, MODIS and MOPITT. A meteor exploded over the Bering Sea with a force over 10 times greater than the atomic bomb that destroyed Hiroshima in 1945 on December 18, 2018 at 23:55 GMT. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: German explorer, Philipp von Hutten, born on this date in 1505. Christopher Polhem, the Swedish physicist and inventor was born 358 years ago today. English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, J. J. Thomson, born on this date in 1856. Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was born on that same date in 1863. Joseph Stalin, the Georgian-Russian marshal and politician, 4th Premier of the Soviet Union was born 141 years ago today. Born December 18, 1890, American engineer, invented FM radio Edwin Howard Armstrong. Betty Grable, American actress, singer, and dancer was born on that same date in 1916. Esther Lederberg, the American microbiologist was born 97 years ago today. Russian colonel, engineer, and astronaut, Boris Volynov is 85 today. Also born on that same date in 1939,  American biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, Harold E. Varmus. English singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer, Keith Richards is 76 today. Also born on that same date in 1946,  American director, producer, and screenwriter, co-founded DreamWorks, Steven Spielberg. David A. Johnston, American volcanologist and geologist was born on that same date in 1949. Also born on that same date in 1963,  American actor and producer, Brad Pitt. American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress, Christina Aguilera, born on this date in 1980.

 Episode 584: 345th | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:00:51

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback * Voice Mail from Gary * Facebook question of the week * Chuck’s answers * From Fritz Hello Chuck and Kreg, thank you for delighting me often with your podcasts on my commute to work! Since part of it is on the Autobahn with no speed limit, I’ve decided to give you a very special shoutout. Keep up the brilliant work, and 101 to everyone! Fritz from Germany – to be precise: Fritz-Ulrich Siewert. I you manage the pronunciation, I won’t be angry

 Episode 583: Computer Hum Bug | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:58

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback * What is the most “glitch in the matrix” experience you’ve ever had? Chuck’s responses Kreg’s Repsonses On This Day In History for December 4, 2019 This is the 338th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 27 days remaining in 2019. It was on this date in 1791, that The first edition of The Observer, the world’s first Sunday newspaper, is published. That same date in 1861, The 109 Electors of the several states of the Confederate States of America unanimously elect Jefferson Davis as President and Alexander H. Stephens as Vice President. On December 4, 1865, North Carolina ratifies 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, followed soon by Georgia, and U.S. slaves were legally free within 2 weeks. The crewless American ship Mary Celeste was found by the Canadian brig Dei Gratia. The ship had been abandoned for nine days but was only slightly damaged on this date in 1872. December 4, 1881, The first edition of the Los Angeles Times is published. By a vote of 65 -7, the United States Senate approves United States participation in the United Nations. (The UN had been established on October 24, 1945.) on this date in 1945. That same date in 1954, The first Burger King is opened in Miami, Florida. It was on this date in 1956, that The Million Dollar Quartet (Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash) get together at Sun Studio for the first and last time. The Grateful Dead’s first concert performance under this new name on this date in 1965. That same date in 1965, Launch of Gemini 7 with crew members Frank Borman and Jim Lovell. The Gemini 7 spacecraft was the passive target for the first crewed space rendezvous performed by the crew of Gemini 6A. Also today in 1991, Pan American World Airways ceased its operations after 64 years. Also on December 4, 1998, The Unity Module, the second module of the International Space Station, is launched. On December 4, 2017, The Pontiac Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan has been imploded, after a day of failure to be imploded. It is about 30 miles from Detroit, Michigan. It first opened on August 23, 1975. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: American bacteriologist and geneticist, Nobel Prize laureate, Alfred Hershey, born on this date in 1908. Pappy Boyington, American colonel and pilot, Medal of Honor recipient was born on that same date in 1912. American game show host and producer, Wink Martindale, born on this date in 1933. American actor, Jeff Bridges is 70 today. American computer programmer and author, Eric S. Raymond, born on this date in 1957. Also turning 55 today is American actress Marisa Tomei. Listener Birthdays 06 – SuperMoonMan 07 – Peter aka Zzippster from the Zzipp and Co. Podcast, Weymouth, Dorset, UK 08 – DanDman 08 – Gydian (Michael H.) 09 – Steve Kite (BigUnit62) And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for December 4, 2019 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our Wiki. News ‘Hollywood Superman’ To Be Buried In His Costume – Deadline (break) Hacks & Strange Stories

 Episode 582: Cyber Turkey Day | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:29

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback Kreg Steppe – Without naming the movie, what’s one line that would… Chuck’s answers On This Day In History for November 27, 2019 This is the 331st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 34 days remaining in 2019. It was on this date in 1839, that In Boston, Massachusetts, the American Statistical Association is founded. That same date in 1895, At the Swedish-Norwegian Club in Paris, Alfred Nobel signed his last will and testament, setting aside his estate to establish the Nobel Prize after he dies. It was on this date in 1924, that In New York City, the first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is held. 48 years ago today, The Soviet space program’s Mars 2 orbiter releases a descent module. It malfunctions and crashes, but it is the first man-made object to reach the surface of Mars. It was 18 years ago today, that A hydrogen atmosphere is discovered on the extrasolar planet Osiris by the Hubble Space Telescope, the first atmosphere detected on an extrasolar planet. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: American businessman, Cornelius Vanderbilt II, born on this date in 1843. Charles Scott Sherrington, the English physiologist, bacteriologist, and pathologist, Nobel Prize laureate was born 162 years ago today. Born November 27, 1871, Italian physicist and engineer Giovanni Giorgi. Japanese businessman, founded Panasonic, Konosuke Matsushita, born on this date in 1894. Lars Onsager, the Norwegian-American chemist and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate was born 116 years ago today. Russian mathematician and theorist, Anatoly Maltsev was born 110 years ago today. American actor and television host, Buffalo Bob Smith, born on this date in 1917. Eddie Rabbitt, the American singer-songwriter and guitarist was born 78 years ago today. American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer, Jimi Hendrix, born on this date in 1942. Also born on that same date in 1955,  American engineer, educator, and television host, Bill Nye. Also turning 62 today is American game designer and author Michael A. Stackpole. November 27 – Brad P. from NJ(but who was born in VA, and has moved back there…) 28 – Ben Sweetser December 01 – Claudio Miranda (ClaudioM) 02 – Ben Fryxell from the MacMania Podcast And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for November 27, 2019 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our Wiki. News An artificial retina that could help restore sight to the blind | Stanford School of Engineering Google’s “Loon” Internet Flies Into The Amazon After Connecting Kenya There’s a Violent Battle Between Solar Wind and Cosmic Rays, and Voyager 2 Just Passed Through it | Live Science

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