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 Episode 580: She sells seashells by the seashore and eBay | 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 If you could get the real answer to any question or mystery in the world, what would you want to know? Chuck’s Facebook Feedback Kreg’s Facebook Feedback On This Day In History for November 6, 2019 This is the 310th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 55 days remaining in 2019. It was on this date in 1528, that Shipwrecked Spanish conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca becomes the first known European to set foot in the area that would become Texas. Abraham Lincoln was elected as the 16th President of the United States on this date in 1860. It was 150 years ago today, that In New Brunswick, New Jersey, Rutgers College defeats Princeton University (then known as the College of New Jersey), 6 -4, in the first official intercollegiate American football game. On November 6, 1935, Edwin Armstrong presents his paper “A Method of Reducing Disturbances in Radio Signaling by a System of Frequency Modulation” to the New York section of the Institute of Radio Engineers. That same date in 1944, Plutonium is first produced at the Hanford Atomic Facility and subsequently used in the Fat Man atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan. It was on this date in 1947, that Meet the Press, the longest running television program in history, makes its debut. Also on November 6, 1971, The United States Atomic Energy Commission tests the largest U.S. underground hydrogen bomb, code-named Cannikin, on Amchitka Island in the Aleutians. November 6, 1998, The Electric Tilt Train enters service in Queensland, Australia and becomes one of the fastest trains in the country and the fastest narrow gauge train in service. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: English scientist, George Ent, born on this date in 1604. Ida Barney, the American astronomer, mathematician, and academic was born 133 years ago today. Belgian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, François Englert, born on this date in 1932. Born November 6, 1948, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor Glenn Frey. Also turning 61 today is American actor, puppeteer, producer, and screenwriter Trace Beaulieu. Russian pilot and former cosmonaut, Nadezhda Kuzhelnaya, born on this date in 1962. American actor and director, Peter DeLuise is 53 today. Listener birthdays 08 – Mark, the Encaffeinated ONE, host of The Weird Show 08 – OnTheDrift 10 – John Noble from the Island And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for November 6, 2019 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our Wiki. News Astronomers Just Found the First Evidence That ‘Mini Black Holes’ Exist | Live Science Man kept getting drunk without drinking. Docs found brewer’s yeast in his guts | Ars Technica Shout out to the chat room What us live every Sunday night at 9:30PM ET on Facebook. Go to Join our page and get notified automatically. Join us on the live chat! Remember When

 Episode 579: What About Brian? | 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 Chuck Tomasi – What brings you extreme nostalgia Kreg Steppe – What brings you extreme… On This Day In History for October 30, 2019 This is the 303rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 62 days remaining in 2019. It was on this date in 1925, that John Logie Baird creates Britain’s first television transmitter. Orson Welles broadcasts his radio play of H. G. Wells’s The War of the Worlds, causing anxiety in some of the audience in the United States on this date in 1938. Also on October 30, 1945, Jackie Robinson of the Kansas City Monarchs signs a contract for the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking the baseball color line. It was 66 years ago today, that President Eisenhower approves the top-secret document NSC 162/2 concerning the maintenance of a strong nuclear deterrent force against the Soviet Union. Also on October 30, 1961, The Soviet Union detonated the Tsar Bomba, the most powerful explosive device ever detonated. Also today in 1973, The Bosphorus Bridge in Turkey is completed, connecting the continents of Europe and Asia over the Bosphorus for the second time. Also on October 30, 1985, the Space Shuttle Challenger lifts off for mission STS-61 -A, its final successful mission. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: English physicist, mathematician, and architect, designed St Paul’s Cathedral, Christopher Wren, born on this date in 1632. German electrical engineer, invented the Enigma machine, Arthur Scherbius was born 141 years ago today. Italian-American bodybuilder, Charles Atlas, born on this date in 1893. Manx archaeologist, historian, and curator, David M. Wilson is 88 today. Also born on that same date in 1939, American singer-songwriter and model, Grace Slick. American singer-songwriter and producer (The Temptations), Otis Williams, born on this date in 1941. Also born on that same date in 1945, American actor, comedian, director, and producer, Henry Winkler. Also turning 68 today is American actor Harry Hamlin. American actor, game show host, and producer, Kevin Pollak is 62 today. Also turning 56 today is American video game designer and programmer Rebecca Heineman. American visual effects designer and television presenter, Tory Belleci is 49 today. Also turning 32 today is Canadian entrepreneur, co-founder and Chief Scientist of LightSail Energy Danielle Fong. Listener Birthdays October 30 – WolfGeek (Indiana) November 01 – Amber Elstad 02 – Mark McCoy 03 – Ken Pace 03 – Craig Glassner (aka Ranger Craig) 04 – Avner (OMG, its 2014 – I’m 40 already) 05 – Michael Corlett (from New Zealand) And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for October 30, 2019 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our Wiki.  News Air Force finally retires 8-inch floppies from missile launch control system | Ars Technica Alien hunters, NASA team up to scan planets for signs of intelli...

 Episode 578: Insert Quarter, Press Start | 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 Postcard from Jorge Q: What fictional universe do you want to live in? Chuck’s responses On This Day In History for October 9, 2019 This is the 282nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 83 days remaining in 2019. It was on this date in 1410, that witnessed the first known mention of the Prague astronomical clock. It was 573 years ago today, that The hangul alphabet is published in Korea. 415 years ago today, Supernova 1604 is sighted, the most recent supernova to be observed within the Milky Way. It was also this date in 1874 that an international postal union is created by the Treaty of Bern. 83 years ago today, Boulder Dam (later Hoover Dam) begins to generate electricity and transmit it to Los Angeles. Also today in 2003, Mission: Space opens to the public at Walt Disney World. Also on October 9, 2009, First lunar impact of NASA’s Lunar Precursor Robotic Program. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: German mathematician, physicist, and physician, Johann Andreas Segner, born on this date in 1704. German physicist and astronomer, Karl Schwarzschild was born 146 years ago today. Joseph Friedman, the American inventor, invented the bendy straw was born 119 years ago today. John Lennon, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer was born on that same date in 1940. John Entwistle, the English singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer was born 75 years ago today. American singer-songwriter and guitarist, Jackson Browne, born on this date in 1948. Also turning 65 today is American actor Scott Bakula. Also born on that same date in 1964,  Mexican-American director, producer, and screenwriter, Guillermo del Toro. Also turning 44 today is American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor Sean Lennon. Also born on that same date in 1979,  American model and actor, Brandon Routh. Irish actor, producer, and screenwriter, Chris O’Dowd is 40 today. Listener Birthdays 09 – Itsuko Rumpke (sounds like IT – SUE – KOE) 09 – Mario (New Jersey) 10 – Victor Cajiao 10 – Garrett Riffal 11 – Bruce Barr 13 – Jason Schwanz And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for October 9, 2019 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our Wiki. News NASA announces first all-female spacewalk after spacesuit controversy | Fox News If this woman stays off her smartphone for an entire year, she’ll win $100,000 – CNN Japan’s Hayabusa2 Spacecraft Drops Off Its Last Robot on Asteroid Ryugu – ExtremeTech Paralyzed man walks using brain-controlled robotic suit in Grenoble, France | abc7.com Shout out to the chat room What us live every Sunday night at 9:30PM ET on Facebook. Go to Join our page and get notified automatically. Join us on the live chat! Remember When

 Episode 577: It’s Episode 577 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:57

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback * Finish this: If I could send a 140 character message to my younger self, I’d write… * Chuck’s responses On This Day In History for October 2, 2019 This is the 275th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 90 days remaining in 2019. * It was on this date in 1535, that Jacques Cartier discovers the present site of Montreal. * It was 94 years ago today, that John Logie Baird performs the first test of a working television system. * That same date in 1955, ENIAC, one of the earliest electronic general-purpose computers, is shut down. * It was 60 years ago today, that Rod Serling’s anthology series The Twilight Zone premieres on CBS.  The first episode is “Where Is Everybody?”. * Also on October 2, 1996, The Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments are signed by U.S. President Bill Clinton. * 19 years ago today, The Rijndael algorithm is chosen by NIST as the AES standard. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: * English anthropologist and academic, Edward Burnett Tylor, born on this date in 1832. * William Ramsay, the Scottish-English chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate was born 167 years ago today. * Indian freedom fighter, activist and philosopher, Mahatma Gandhi was born 150 years ago today. * Groucho Marx, American comedian and actor was born on that same date in 1890. * Bud Abbott, the American comedian was born 122 years ago today. * American cartoonist, creator of Flash Gordon, Alex Raymond, born on this date in 1909. * American chemist, occultist, and engineer, Jack Parsons was born 105 years ago today. * American computer scientist and author, Vernor Vinge is 75 today. * Also born on that same date in 1945,  American singer-songwriter and guitarist, Don McLean. * Also turning 71 today is American actor and singer Avery Brooks. * Also born on that same date in 1951,  English singer-songwriter, bass player, and actor, Sting. * Also turning 45 today is Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist Sam Roberts. This also Stan Lee Day! Listener Birthdays * 02 – Adam Rumpke * 06 – John Deurholt (Jo Dho) And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for October 2, 2019 * If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our Wiki. News * China’s new ‘super camera’ can instantly pinpoint specific targets among tens of thousands of people – China power – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) * Jumping the gap may make electronics faster * Casper Regional Landfill begins burying turbine blades (break) Shout out to the chat room What 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 * Venus May Have Supported Life Billions of Years Ago | Space Hacks & Strange Stories * The Unsolved Case of the Most Mysterious Song on th...

 Episode 576: Light Year: Tastes Great, Less Filling | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:12

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback Question of the week – Chuck Question of the week – Kreg On This Day In History for September 25, 2019 This is the 268th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 97 days remaining in 2019. It was on this date in 1513, that Spanish explorer Vasco Núñez de Balboa reaches what would become known as the Pacific Ocean. On September 25, 1690, Publick Occurrences Both Forreign and Domestick, the first newspaper to appear in the Americas, is published for the first and only time. The Teton Sioux (a subdivision of the Lakota) demand one of the boats from the Lewis and Clark Expedition as a toll for allowing the expedition to move further upriver on this date in 1804. That same date in 1890, The United States Congress establishes Sequoia National Park. It was on this date in 1906, that Leonardo Torres y Quevedo demonstrates the Telekino, guiding a boat from the shore, in what is considered to be the first use of a remote control. That same date in 1956, TAT-1, the first submarine transatlantic telephone cable system, is inaugurated. It was also this date in 1977 that About 4,200 people take part in the first running of the Chicago Marathon. September 25, 1992, NASA launches the Mars Observer. Eleven months later, the probe would fail while preparing for orbital insertion. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: English explorer and navigator, Steven Borough, born on this date in 1525. Ole Rømer, the Danish astronomer and instrument maker was born 375 years ago today. Jean-Baptiste Élie de Beaumont, French geologist and engineer was born on that same date in 1798. German palaeontologist and geologist, Karl Alfred von Zittel, born on this date in 1839. Harald Cramér, Swedish mathematician and statistician was born on that same date in 1893. Russian pianist and composer, Dmitri Shostakovich was born 113 years ago today. Also turning 90 today is American journalist, producer, and author Barbara Walters. American author, poet, illustrator, and songwriter, Shel Silverstein, born on this date in 1930. American toy creator and author, created Teddy Ruxpin, Ken Forsse was born 83 years ago today. Also born on that same date in 1937,  American computer scientist and lawyer, Mary Allen Wilkes. American actor and producer, Michael Douglas is 75 today. American actor, singer, and producer, Mark Hamill, born on this date in 1951. Christopher Reeve, American actor, producer, and activist was born on that same date in 1952. Also born on that same date in 1956,  American special effects designer and television host, founded M5 Industries, Jamie Hyneman. Also turning 63 today is American computer scientist, engineer, and author, founded the Thinking Machines Corporation W. Daniel Hillis. American actress, Heather Locklear is 58 today. Also born on that same date in 1969,  Welsh actress, Catherine Zeta-Jones. Listener birthdays: September 18 – Jeff Schultz (Gorbash) 20 – Joel Harper (Rincewind) / Milwaukee WI 20 -Joel Rickenbach [deceased] (host of the You’ve Got Geek Podcast) 21 – Dean Jensen (Beaker1) 22 – Matthew Tjarks (Jharks) 26 – Brett (from Wales) October 01 – 10/1 = 101 & Stephen Wesche (From Saint Louis Missouri) (Pronounced Like the first part of the word “Wet” and the word ...

 Episode 575: Between two pillows | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 52:54

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback Chuck Tomasi – What was that toy that you just couldn’t live… Kreg Steppe – Technorama Question of the Week: What was that toy… Chuck – What statistic blew your mind? On This Day In History for August 28, 2019 This is the 240th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 125 days remaining in 2019. It was on this date in 1609, Henry Hudson discovered Delaware Bay. That same date in 1789, William Herschel discovers a new moon of Saturn later named Enceladus. It was on this date in 1830, that The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad’s new Tom Thumb steam locomotive races a horse-drawn car, presaging steam’s role in U.S. railroads. Also today in 1845, The first issue of Scientific American magazine is published. The Carrington event is the strongest geomagnetic storm on record to strike the Earth. Electrical telegraph service is widely disrupted on this date in 1859. It was also this date in 1867 that The United States takes possession of the (at this point unoccupied) Midway Atoll. Also today in 1898, Caleb Bradham’s beverage “Brad’s Drink” is renamed “Pepsi-Cola”. That same date in 1937, Toyota Motors becomes an independent company. Also on August 28, 1993, The Galileo spacecraft discovers a moon, later named Dactyl, around 243 Ida, the first known asteroid moon. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: French mathematician and philosopher, Antoine Augustin Cournot, born on this date in 1801. Italian-American engineer, Secondo Campini was born 115 years ago today. Dutch-American mathematician and economist Nobel Prize laureate, Tjalling Koopmans, born on this date in 1910. Born August 28, 1913, American businessman, founded the Dreyfus Corporation Jack Dreyfus. Jack Kirby, American author and illustrator was born on that same date in 1917. Canadian physicist and engineer, John Herbert Chapman was born 98 years ago today. Also turning 80 today is English mathematician and academic John Kingman. American actor and singer, David Soul is 76 today. Also born on that same date in 1965,  Canadian singer-songwriter, Shania Twain. American actor and comedian, Jack Black, born on this date in 1969. Also born on that same date in 1969,  Canadian actor, director, and producer, Jason Priestley. Also turning 45 today is Swedish game designer and programmer Johan Andersson. Listener Birthdays August – 30 – Maximilian Björsten, Stockholm Sweden 31 – Tim Downing September- 01 – David Kloempken 02 – Scott Tyler And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for August 28, 2019 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our Wiki. News NASA investigating first alleged crime in space after accusation – Business Insider Complex quantum teleportation achieved for the first time Employees connect nuclear plant to the internet so they can mi...

 Episode 574: And down the Rabbit hole she goes | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 58:26

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback What was the one toy you couldn’t do without when you were a kid? On This Day In History for August 21, 2019 This is the 233rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 132 days remaining in 2019. It was on this date in 1770, that James Cook formally claims eastern Australia for Great Britain, naming it New South Wales. 198 years ago today, Jarvis Island is discovered by the crew of the ship, Eliza Frances. That same date in 1883, An F5 tornado struck Rochester, Minnesota, leading to the creation of the Mayo Clinic. Also today in 1888, The first successful adding machine in the United States is patented by William Seward Burroughs. It was on this date in 1897, that Oldsmobile, an American automobile manufacturer and marque, is founded. 108 years ago today, The Mona Lisa is stolen by Vincenzo Perugia, a Louvre employee. That same date in 1945, Physicist Harry Daghlian is fatally irradiated in a criticality incident during an experiment with the Demon core at Los Alamos National Laboratory. It was 62 years ago today, that The Soviet Union successfully conducts a long-range test flight of the R-7 Semyorka, the first intercontinental ballistic missile. August 21, 1961, Motown releases what would be its first #1 hit (in America), “Please Mr. Postman” by The Marvelettes. It was also this date in 1993 that NASA loses contact with the Mars Observer spacecraft. Also on August 21, 2017, A solar eclipse traverses the continental United States. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: French mathematician and engineer, Hubert Gautier, born on this date in 1660. Giacomo F. Maraldi, French-Italian astronomer and mathematician was born on that same date in 1665. Scottish engineer and inventor, created gas lighting, William Murdoch was born 265 years ago today. Jean Stas, the Belgian chemist and physician was born 206 years ago today. French chemist and academic, Charles Frédéric Gerhardt, born on this date in 1816. Nathaniel Everett Green, the English painter and astronomer was born 196 years ago today. Friz Freleng, American animator, director, and producer was born on that same date in 1906. Russian mathematician and physicist, Nikolay Bogolyubov was born 110 years ago today. Also born on that same date in 1938,  American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor, Kenny Rogers. Hungarian-American mathematician and computer scientist, Endre Szemerédi, born on this date in 1940. Also born on that same date in 1951,  Chilean mathematician and computer scientist, Eric Goles. English-Canadian actress, Kim Cattrall, born on this date in 1956. Canadian actress, Carrie-Anne Moss is 52 today. Russian-American computer scientist and businessman, co-founded Google, Sergey Brin, born on this date in 1973. Listener Birthdays 22 – Zoidberg [1967] 22 – Kyle Slingo 22 – AlchemyDragon 24 – Kira Fiore (Krazy Joe & Christine’s daughter) 25 – David “Grizzly” Smith from Grizzly’s Growls podcasts 27 – Chuck’s forgotten iPod If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our Wiki. And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for August 21, 2019 News NASA Giving Away Apollo-Era Saturn Rocket to Anyone who can Carry it Out

 Episode 573: Homerun | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:17

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback VoiceMail Favorite geek/nerd idol On This Day In History for August 14, 2019 This is the 226th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 139 days remaining in 2019. It was on this date in 1457, that Publication of the Mainz Psalter, the first book to feature a printed date of publication and printed colophon. On August 14, 1885, Japan’s first patent is issued to the inventor of a rust-proof paint. It was on this date in 1888, that An audio recording of English composer Arthur Sullivan’s “The Lost Chord”, one of the first recordings of music ever made, is played during a press conference introducing Thomas Edison’s phonograph in London, England. It was 126 years ago today, that France becomes the first country to introduce motor vehicle registration. 118 years ago today, The first claimed powered flight, by Gustave Whitehead in his Number 21. That same date in 1935, Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act, creating a government pension system for the retired. Also on August 14, 1959, Founding and first official meeting of the American Football League. It was on this date in 1975, that The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the longest-running release in film history, opens in London. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: Italian mathematician and physicist, Giambattista Benedetti, born on this date in 1530. Danish physicist and chemist, Hans Christian Ørsted was born 242 years ago today. Margaret Lindsay Huggins, Anglo-Irish astronomer and author was born on that same date in 1848. American dentist and gambler, Doc Holliday, born on this date in 1851. Guido Castelnuovo, Italian mathematician and academic was born on that same date in 1865. Born August 14, 1866, Belgian mathematician and academic Charles Jean de la Vallée-Poussin. Frank Oppenheimer, the American physicist and academic was born 107 years ago today. Born August 14, 1914, African-American physicist, chemist, and academic Herman Branson. Also turning 86 today is Swiss chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate Richard R. Ernst. Also born on that same date in 1945,  American actor, comedian, musician, producer, and screenwriter, Steve Martin. Also turning 69 today is American cartoonist Gary Larson. American producer, director, and screenwriter, Brannon Braga, born on this date in 1965. Also born on that same date in 1966,  American model, actress, and producer, Miss World United States 1986, Halle Berry. American chemist and astronaut, Tracy Caldwell Dyson, born on this date in 1969. Listener Birthdays 17 – Clive Jevons, Baeumenheim German, Kevin (SusietheGeek’s son and Geek in Training) 19 – Brian Litecky (blitecky) 19 – Matt Rider (The Eagle Scout Geek ) 20 – Jedi_Kez (aka Brian From Winnipeg) If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our Wiki. And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for August 14, 2019 News Hordes of Earth’s toughest creatures may now be living on Moon Hacks & Strange Stories MIT Invented a Camera That Can Read Closed Books

 Episode 572: Teaching Old Podcasters New Tricks | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:04:50

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show.   Feedback Previous Question of the week: “What’s the most powerful scene you’ve seen in a movie?“ What is your favorite port of ports past? On This Day In History for August 7, 2019 This is the 219th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 146 days remaining in 2019. It was on this date in 1782, that George Washington orders the creation of the Badge of Military Merit to honor soldiers wounded in battle. It is later renamed to the more poetic Purple Heart. On August 7, 1789, The United States Department of War is established. Also on August 7, 1909, Alice Huyler Ramsey and three friends become the first women to complete a transcontinental auto trip, taking 59 days to travel from New York, New York to San Francisco, California. IBM dedicates the first program-controlled calculator, the Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator (known best as the Harvard Mark I) on this date in 1944. It was 72 years ago today, that Thor Heyerdahl’s balsa wood raft the Kon-Tiki, smashes into the reef at Raroia in the Tuamotu Islands after a 101 -day, 7,000 kilometres (4,300 mi) journey across the Pacific Ocean in an attempt to prove that pre-historic peoples could have traveled from South America. Also today in 1955, Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering, the precursor to Sony, sells its first transistor radios in Japan. It was on this date in 1959, that The Lincoln Memorial design on the U.S. penny goes into circulation. It replaces the “sheaves of wheat” design, and was minted until 2008. Also on August 7, 1959, Explorer 6 launches from the Atlantic Missile Range in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Viking 2 enters orbit around Mars on this date in 1976. August 7, 1987, Lynne Cox becomes first person to swim from the United States to the Soviet Union, crossing the Bering Strait from Little Diomede Island in Alaska to Big Diomede in the Soviet Union. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: French navigator and explorer, Louis de Freycinet, born on this date in 1779. Kermit Love, the American actor, puppeteer, and costume designer was born 103 years ago today. Stan Freberg, American puppeteer, voice actor, and singer was born on that same date in 1926. Canadian-American magician and author, James Randi is 91 today. Also turning 77 today is American singer B. J. Thomas. American humorist, novelist, short story writer, and radio host, Garrison Keillor, born on this date in 1942. Also born on that same date in 1960,  American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter, David Duchovny. American actor, Cirroc Lofton, born on this date in 1978. Listener birthdays 08 – Philippa Ballantine 09 – Matt Coe (WoWaddict) [1991] 09 – Julia Posz – (Technorama Promo) 10 – Sam Martin 11 – Steve Wozniak 11 – David Brewer (Tyrion The Imp) 13 – Christine Fiore MegaPodTastic and Honey, You’ve *GOT* to See This! If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our

 Episode 571: The Check is in the Mail | 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 * What NASA/Space Mission stands out in your mind? Mike Wills says, ” I can’t believe you guys missed the softball throw on this… What noise should an electric car make? Remember the Jetsons? https://youtu.be/QdWswvLPdE0“ On This Day In History for July 24, 2019 This is the 205th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 160 days remaining in 2019. * It was on this date in 1534, that French explorer Jacques Cartier plants a cross on the Gaspé Peninsula and takes possession of the territory in the name of Francis I of France.* Also on July 24, 1701, Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac founds the trading post at Fort Pontchartrain, which later becomes the city of Detroit.* July 24, 1847, After 17 months of travel, Brigham Young leads 148 Mormon pioneers into Salt Lake Valley, resulting in the establishment of Salt Lake City.* That same date in 1847, Richard March Hoe,  American inventor, patented the rotary-type printing press.* 84 years ago today, The Dust Bowl heat wave reaches its peak, sending temperatures to 109 °F (43 °C) in Chicago and 104 °F (40 °C) in Milwaukee.* Also on July 24, 1950, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station begins operations with the launch of a Bumper rocket.* It was on this date in 1966, that Michael Pelkey makes the first BASE jump from El Capitan along with Brian Schubert. Both came out with broken bones. BASE jumping has now been banned from El Cap.* That same date in 1969, Apollo 11 splashes down safely in the Pacific Ocean. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: * French mathematician and explorer, Joseph Nicollet, born on this date in 1786.* Polish-German mathematician and theorist, Friedrich Schottky was born 168 years ago today.* French mathematician and academic, Émile Picard, born on this date in 1856.* Amelia Earhart, the American pilot and author was born 122 years ago today.* Kenneth S. Kleinknecht, NASA manager was born on that same date in 1919.* Also turning 87 today is German astronomer and academic Gustav Andreas Tammann.* American actress and comedian, Ruth Buzzi is 83 today.* American actor, Mark Goddard, born on this date in 1936.* Canadian-American astrophysicist and astronomer, Hugh Ross is 74 today.* Also born on that same date in 1946,  American comedian and actor, Gallagher.* Also turning 68 today is American actress Lynda Carter.* American actress, singer, and dancer, Jennifer Lopez is 50 today.* Also turning 38 today is American actress Summer Glau. Listener birthdays * 27 – Aaron Heath (Adelaide, Australia)* 27 – Wife of Will The Computer Guy* 29 – Shaun Farrell, host of the Adventures in Scifi Publishing podcast* 30 -Brian Hunt aka Zaphodbblx* If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our Wiki. And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for July 24, 2019 News * Physicists Have Reversed Time on The Smallest Scale by Using a Quantum Computer*

 Episode 570: The Eagle Has Landed | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 58:51

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback * Chuck: What is your Go To video game (past or present)?* Kreg Steppe – Technorama Question of the week: What is your go to… On This Day In History for July 17, 2019 This is the 198th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 167 days remaining in 2019. * It was on this date in 1717, that King George I of Great Britain sails down the River Thames with a barge of 50 musicians, where George Frideric Handel’s Water Music is premiered.* Also on July 17, 1867, Harvard School of Dental Medicine is established in Boston, Massachusetts. It is the first dental school in the U.S. that is affiliated with a university.* That same date in 1899, NEC Corporation is organized as the first Japanese joint venture with foreign capital.* 117 years ago today, Willis Carrier creates the first air conditioner in Buffalo, New York.* On July 17, 1918, Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his immediate family and retainers are executed by Bolshevik Chekists at the Ipatiev House in Yekaterinburg, Russia.* It was also this date in 1955 that Disneyland is dedicated and opened by Walt Disney in Anaheim, California.* It was on this date in 1962, the “Small Boy” test shot Little Feller I becomes the last atmospheric test detonation at the Nevada National Security Site.* Also on July 17, 1975, an American Apollo and a Soviet Soyuz spacecraft dock with each other in orbit marking the first such link-up between spacecraft from the two nations.* July 17, 1984, The national drinking age in the United States was changed from 18 to 21.* It was 34 years ago today, that Founding of the EUREKA Network by former head of states François Mitterrand (France) and Helmut Kohl (Germany).* It was on this date in 1989, that First flight of the B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber.* July 17, 2001, Concorde is brought back into service nearly a year after the July 2000 crash. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: * German-American businessman and philanthropist, John Jacob Astor, born on this date in 1763.* Ephraim Shay, the American engineer, invented the Shay locomotive was born 180 years ago today.* Belgian priest, astronomer, and cosmologist, Georges Lemaître was born 125 years ago today.* Berenice Abbott, the American photographer was born 121 years ago today.* James Cagney, American actor and dancer was born on that same date in 1899.* Born July 17, 1912, Canadian-American radio and television host Art Linkletter.* Phyllis Diller, the American actress, comedian, and voice artist was born 102 years ago today.* Gordon Gould, American physicist and academic, invented the laser was born on that same date in 1920.* English car designer, co-founded the Cooper Car Company, John Cooper was born 96 years ago today.* Also born on that same date in 1929,  Russian mathematician and academic, Sergei K. Godunov.* Also turning 84 today is Canadian actor and producer Donald Sutherland.* Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla, born on this date in 1947.* American actor, singer, and producer, David Hasselhoff is 67 today.* Also born on that same date in 1954,  American author, screenwriter, and producer, J. Michael Straczynski.* German chemist and politician, 8th Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel, born on this date in 1954.* Also turning 64 today is American mycologist and author Paul Stamets.* Canadian-American cosmologist and astronomer,

 Episode 569: Rude, Crude and Podcasting | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 49:31

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback * Q: If you could “install” one update to your body, what would it be? On This Day In History for July 10, 2019 This is the 191st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 174 days remaining in 2019. * It was on this date in 1212, that The most severe of several early fires of London burns most of the city to the ground.* It was also this date in 1499 that The Portuguese explorer Nicolau Coelho returns to Lisbon after discovering the sea route to India as a companion of Vasco da Gama.* That same date in 1789, Alexander Mackenzie reaches the Mackenzie River delta.* July 10, 1913, The temperature in Death Valley, California, hits 134 °F (57 °C), the highest temperature ever to be recorded on Earth.* It was also this date in 1925 in Dayton, Tennessee, the so-called “Monkey Trial” begins of John T. Scopes, a young high school science teacher accused of teaching evolution in violation of the Butler Act.* July 10, 1938, Howard Hughes begins a 91 hour airplane flight around the world that will set a new record.* It was on this date in 1962, that Telstar, the world’s first communications satellite, is launched into orbit.* On July 10, 1966, The Chicago Freedom Movement, led by Martin Luther King, Jr., holds a rally at Soldier Field in Chicago. As many as 60,000 people attend.* Also today in 1978, ABC World News Tonight premieres on ABC.* On July 10, 1997, In London, scientists report the findings of the DNA analysis of a Neanderthal skeleton which supports the “out of Africa theory” of human evolution, placing an “African Eve” at 100,000 to 200,000 years ago.* 19 years ago today, EADS, the world’s second-largest aerospace group is formed by the merger of Aérospatiale-Matra, DASA, and CASA.* Also on July 10, 2007, Erden Eruç begins the first solo human-powered circumnavigation of the world. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: * English mathematician and astronomer, Roger Cotes, born on this date in 1682.* Friedrich August von Quenstedt, German geologist and palaeontologist was born on that same date in 1809.* Alvan Graham Clark, the American astronomer was born 187 years ago today.* German brewer, co-founded Anheuser-Busch, Adolphus Busch was born 180 years ago today.* Born July 10, 1856, Serbian-American physicist and engineer Nikola Tesla.* Carl Orff, German composer and educator was born on that same date in 1895.* German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, Kurt Alder was born 117 years ago today.* David Brinkley, American journalist was born on that same date in 1920.* Owen Chamberlain, the American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate was born 99 years ago today.* Eunice Kennedy Shriver, American activist, co-founded the Special Olympics was born on that same date in 1921.* American actor, Fred Gwynne was born 93 years ago today.* Russian mathematician and academic, Grigory Barenblatt, born on this date in 1927.* Belarusian general, pilot, and astronaut, Pyotr Klimuk is 77 today.* Born July 10, 1945, American actor Ron Glass.* Also turning 72 today is American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor Arlo Guthrie.* American singer-songwriter, actress, and fashion designer, Jessica Simpson is 39 today. Listener Birthdays * 10 – KHD a.k.a. The Devin* 11 – Steven Truax (rednecktech)* 12 – Shadowbird712 of

 Episode 568: Wookie Summer Shave | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 58:32

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback Claudio Miranda “Hey fellas!  Good to hear Technorama again after that hiatus. Funny enough, my receipt for tonight’s dinner was quite apropos for your return, so I thought I’d share.

 Episode 567: Spatial Anomaly | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:01:01

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback * Question of the week from Ep 566 On This Day In History for June 26, 2019 This is the 177th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 188 days remaining in 2019. * It was on this date in 1409, that the Roman Catholic Church is led into a double schism as Petros Philargos is crowned Pope Alexander V after the Council of Pisa, joining Pope Gregory XII in Rome and Pope Benedict XII in Avignon.* It was 225 years ago today, the Battle of Fleurus marked the first successful military use of aircraft.* Treaty of Nanking comes into effect, Hong Kong Island is ceded to the British “in perpetuity” on this date in 1843.* It was on this date in 1870, that The Christian holiday of Christmas is declared a federal holiday in the United States.* It was also this date in 1886 that Henri Moissan isolated elemental Fluorine for the first time.* June 26, 1906, The first Grand Prix motor racing event held.* That same date in 1909, The Science Museum in London comes into existence as an independent entity.* Also today in 1927, The Cyclone roller coaster opens on Coney Island.* It was also this date in 1934 that United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Federal Credit Union Act, which establishes credit unions.* June 26, 1936, Initial flight of the Focke-Wulf Fw 61, the first practical helicopter.* On June 26, 1942, The first flight of the Grumman F6F Hellcat.* It was also this date in 1945 that The United Nations Charter is signed by 50 Allied nations in San Francisco, California.* On June 26, 1948, William Shockley files the original patent for the grown-junction transistor, the first bipolar junction transistor.* It was also this date in 1963 that U.S. President John F. Kennedy gave his “Ich bin ein Berliner” speech, underlining the support of the United States for democratic West Germany shortly after Soviet-supported East Germany erected the Berlin Wall.* Also today in 1974, The Universal Product Code is scanned for the first time to sell a package of Wrigley’s chewing gum at the Marsh Supermarket in Troy, Ohio.* Elvis Presley held his final concert in Indianapolis, Indiana at Market Square Arena on this date in 1977. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: * Swedish chemist and mineralogist, Georg Brandt, born on this date in 1694.* French astronomer and academic, Charles Messier was born 289 years ago today.* Gauhar Jaan, One of the first performers to record music on 78 rpm records in India. was born on that same date in 1873.* German mathematician and logician, Leopold Löwenheim was born 141 years ago today.* Willy Messerschmitt, German engineer, and businessman was born on that same date in 1898.* Frank Scott Hogg, the Canadian astronomer and academic was born 115 years ago today.* Slovak-American actor and singer, Peter Lorre, born on this date in 1904.* Maurice Wilkes, English computer scientist and physicist was born on that same date in 1913.* American computer scientist, Robert Everett is 98 today.* Russian soldier, pilot, and astronaut, Pavel Belyayev was born 94 years ago today.* American singer-songwriter and musician, Patty Smyth, born on this date in 1957.* American actor, Chris O’Donnell is 49 today.* Also born on that same date in 1993,  American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress, Ariana Grande.* Also turning 20 today is American actress Harley Quinn Smith. Listener birthdays

 Episode 566: The cold realities of time travel | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:58

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback * Joe – Behind in Podcasts* Voicemail – Krazy Joe about the Family Truckster On This Day In History for 2019-06-19 This is the 170th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 195 days remaining in 2019. * It was on this date in 1586, that English colonists leave Roanoke Island, after failing to establish England’s first permanent settlement in North America.* 173 years ago today, The first officially recorded organized baseball game is played under Alexander Cartwright’s rules on Hoboken, New Jersey’s Elysian Fields with the New York Base Ball Club defeating the Knickerbockers 23 -1. Cartwright umpired.* On June 19, 1862, The U.S. Congress prohibits slavery in United States territories, nullifying Dred Scott v. Sandford.* Also today in 1865, Over two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, slaves in Galveston, Texas, United States, are finally informed of their freedom. The anniversary is still officially celebrated in Texas and 41 other contiguous states as Juneteenth.* It was 109 years ago today, that The first Father’s Day is celebrated in Spokane, Washington.* It was also this date in 1915 that USS Arizona (BB-39) is launched.* It was 85 years ago today, that The Communications Act of 1934 establishes the United States’ Federal Communications Commission (FCC).* 70 years ago today, The first ever NASCAR race was held at Charlotte Motor Speedway.* Cold War: Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are executed at Sing Sing, in New York on this date in 1953.* June 19, 1964, The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is approved after surviving an 83 -day filibuster in the United States Senate.* Also today in 1978, Garfield, holder of the Guinness World Record for the world’s most widely syndicated comic strip, makes its debut.* Also on June 19, 2012, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange requested asylum in London’s Ecuadorian Embassy for fear of extradition to the US after the publication of previously classified documents including footage of civilian killings by the US army.* That same date in 2018, The 10,000,000th United States Patent is issued. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: * French mathematician and physicist, Blaise Pascal, born on this date in 1623.* Joseph Diaz Gergonne, the French mathematician and philosopher was born 248 years ago today.* Friedrich Sertürner, German chemist and pharmacist was born on that same date in 1783.* Italian astronomer and academic, Antonio Abetti, born on this date in 1846.* English physicist, engineer, and academic, Silvanus P. Thompson was born 168 years ago today.* Born June 19, 1874, Danish physicist and engineer Peder Oluf Pedersen.* Moe Howard, American comedian was born on that same date in 1897.* English chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, Cyril Norman Hinshelwood was born 122 years ago today.* Born June 19, 1910, American chemist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate Paul Flory.* Aage Bohr, the Danish physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate was born 97 years ago today.* Also born on that same date in 1926,  American mathematician and inventor, Erna Schneider Hoover.* Viktor Patsayev, the Kazakh engineer and astronaut was born 86 years ago today.* American actress, Phylicia Rashad is 71 today.* American actress, Kathleen Turner, born on this date in 1954.* American singer-songwriter, dancer,

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