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 Technorama Ep545: Free Pluto | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Coming up in this episode… * Old Space * Modern Internet Companies * Planet Hunters Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. On This Day In History for September 26, 2018 This is the 269th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 96 days remaining in 2018. * It was on this date in 1580, that Sir Francis Drake finishes his circumnavigation of the Earth. * It was 113 years ago today, that Albert Einstein published his first paper on the special theory of relativity. * That same date in 1914, The United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is established by the Federal Trade Commission Act. * It was 85 years ago today, As gangster Machine Gun Kelly surrenders to the FBI, he shouts out, “Don’t shoot, G-Men!”, which becomes a nickname for FBI agents. * Steamship RMS Queen Mary is launched on this date in 1934. * Also on September 26, 1960, In Chicago, the first televised debate takes place between presidential candidates Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy. * That same date in 1969, Abbey Road, the last recorded album by The Beatles, is released. * September 26, 1973, Concorde makes its first non-stop crossing of the Atlantic in record-breaking time. * It was 41 years ago today, that The first reactor Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant is completed and the power plant opens for official usage, the first nuclear power plant in the (then) Ukrainian SSR. * It was also this date in 1983 that Soviet nuclear false alarm incident: Military officer Stanislav Petrov identifies a report of an incoming nuclear missile as a computer error and not an American first strike. * September 26, 2005, The PBS Kids Channel is shut down and replaced by a joint network with Comcast called Sprout. * 10 years ago today, Swiss pilot and inventor Yves Rossy becomes first person to fly a jet engine-powered wing across the English Channel. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: * American gardener and environmentalist, Johnny Appleseed, born on this date in 1774. * Théodore Géricault, the French painter and lithographer was born 227 years ago today. * American photographer and activist, Lewis Hine, born on this date in 1874. * Barnes Wallis, the English scientist and engineer, invented the Bouncing bomb was born 131 years ago today. * T. S. Eliot, English poet, playwright, critic, Nobel Prize laureate was born on that same date in 1888. * Born September 26, 1898, American pianist and composer George Gershwin. * American fitness expert, Jack LaLanne, born on this date in 1914. * Jean Hoerni, Swiss physicist, inventor and businessman was born on that same date in 1924. * Robert Cade, the American physician and educator, co-invented Gatorade was born 91 years ago today. * Also born on that same date in 1948,  English-Australian singer-songwriter and actress, Olivia Newton-John. * American actress, Linda Hamilton, born on this date in 1956. Listener Birthdays * 9/26 – Brett (from Wales) * 10/1 = 101 & Stephen Wesche (From Saint Louis Missouri) (Pronounced Like the first part of the word “Wet” and the word “She”) * 02 – Adam Rumpke * 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 Sept 26, 2018 News * They Made It! Japan’s Two Hopping Rovers Successfully Land on Asteroid Ryugu *

 Technorama Ep544 : Asteroid Mayhem | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:03:46

Coming up in this episode… * Money * Stanley * Atari 2600 Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback * Post Cards from Jorge On This Day In History for September 19, 2018 This is the 262nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 103 days remaining in 2018. * It was on this date in 1676, that Jamestown is burned to the ground by the forces of Nathaniel Bacon during Bacon’s Rebellion. * That same date in 1778, The Continental Congress passes the first United States federal budget. * It was on this date in 1796, that George Washington’s Farewell Address is printed across America as an open letter to the public. * On September 19, 1852, Annibale De Gasparis discovers in Naples the asteroid Massalia from the north dome of the Astronomical Observatory of Capodimonte. * September 19, 1879, The Blackpool Illuminations are switched on for the first time. * 66 years ago today, The United States bars Charlie Chaplin from re-entering the country after a trip to England. * Also on September 19, 1957, First American underground nuclear bomb test (part of Operation Plumbbob). * Also today in 1970, The first Glastonbury Festival is held, at a farm belonging to Michael Eavis. * It was 36 years ago today, that Scott Fahlman posts the first documented emoticons

 Technorama/Comedy4Cast Live at DragonCon 2018 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

We had a lot of fun at the Technorama/Comedy4Cast and it was an absolute pleasure to team up with Clinton at Comedy4Cast again for the umpteenth time. Hopefully we can do it all again next year at DragonCon and we hope to see more listeners in person! To watch video from the show you can do so on Facebook here. Also!…Here are some pictures from our own Kyle Nishioka. You can find more of his work at his webesite http://kylenishioka.com

 Technorama Ep 543: On the Road Again | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 45:56

Coming up in this episode… * Batman * 99 Robots * Forbidden Sandwich Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. On This Day In History for August 29, 2018 This is the 241st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 124 days remaining in 2018. * It was on this date in 708, that Copper coins are minted in Japan for the first time (Traditional Japanese date: August 10, 708). * On August 29, 1831, Michael Faraday discovered electromagnetic induction. * It was also this date in 1885 that Gottlieb Daimler patents the world’s first internal combustion motorcycle, the Reitwagen. * On August 29, 1898, The Goodyear tire company is founded. * That same date in 1949, Soviet atomic bomb project: The Soviet Union tests its first atomic bomb, known as First Lightning or Joe 1, at Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan. * It was on this date in 1965, that The Gemini V spacecraft returns to Earth, landing in the Atlantic Ocean. * That same date in 1982, The synthetic chemical element Meitnerium, atomic number 109, is first synthesized at the Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt, Germany. * It was 21 years ago today, that Netflix is launched as an internet DVD rental service. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: * English physician and philosopher, John Locke, born on this date in 1632. * Polish mathematician and astronomer, Jan Śniadecki was born 262 years ago today. * Born August 29, 1876, American engineer and businessman, founded Delco Electronics Charles F. Kettering. * Otis Boykin, American inventor and engineer was born on that same date in 1920. * Richard Attenborough, the English actor, director, and producer was born 95 years ago today. * American captain and politician, John McCain is 82 today. * Also born on that same date in 1938,  American actor and producer, Elliott Gould. * James Brady, the American politician and activist, 15th White House Press Secretary was born 78 years ago today. * English journalist and television host, Robin Leach was born 77 years ago today. * Also born on that same date in 1943,  Canadian astrophysicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, Arthur B. McDonald. * Michael Jackson, the American singer-songwriter, producer, dancer, and actor was born 60 years ago today. * Also turning 59 today is Canadian colonel, pilot, and astronaut Chris Hadfield. Listener Birthdays August * 30 – Maximilian Björsten, Stockholm Sweden * 31 – Tim Downing September * 01 – David Kloempken * 02 – Scott Tyler * 05 – Ben Vaughan (benvon) [1977] * 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 29, 2018 News * We’ve Got the Meat: Scientists Unearth Final Ingredient to the Forbidden Sandwich * Batman Got Pulled Over By The Cops Even Though He Didn’t Break The Law | Bored Panda Hacks & Strange Stories * The Swiss Man Who Built a UFO Landing Port in Argentina Because Aliens Told Him to * Study of Canada’s Au...

 Technorama Ep542: Something in the way | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:18

Coming up in this episode… * Mars Rover * Ascii Tatoos * Linux Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. On This Day In History for August 22, 2018 This is the 234th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 131 days remaining in 2018. * It was on this date in 1770, that James Cook names and lands on Possession Island, and claims the east coast of Australia for Britain as New South Wales. * It was also this date in 1780 that James Cook’s ship HMS Resolution returns to England (Cook having been killed on Hawaii during the voyage). * August 22, 1849, The first air raid in history. Austria launches pilotless balloons against the city of Venice. * The first America’s Cup is won by the yacht America on this date in 1851. * On August 22, 1864, Twelve nations sign the First Geneva Convention. * Also today in 1902, Cadillac Motor Company is founded. * It was on this date in 1902, that Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first President of the United States to make a public appearance in an automobile. * It was 55 years ago today, that X-15 Flight 91 reaches the highest altitude of the X-15 program (107.96 km (67.08 mi) (354,200 feet)). * Also today in 2006, Grigori Perelman is awarded the Fields Medal for his proof of the Poincaré conjecture in mathematics but refuses to accept the medal. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: * French physicist and mathematician, developed pressure cooking, Denis Papin, born on this date in 1647. * English engineer, Henry Maudslay was born 247 years ago today. * James Hillier, the Canadian-American scientist, co-designed the electron microscope was born 103 years ago today. * Ray Bradbury, American science fiction writer and screenwriter was born on that same date in 1920. * Born August 22, 1929, Russian anthropologist and author Valery Alekseyev. * Also turning 86 today is American engineer, colonel, and astronaut Gerald P. Carr. * American general and engineer, Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr. was born 84 years ago today. * Also turning 82 today is German roller coaster designer and engineer, designed the maverick roller coaster Werner Stengel. * English physicist and academic, Roger Cashmore, born on this date in 1944. * Also born on that same date in 1947, American actress and producer, Cindy Williams. * English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer, Roland Orzabal is 57 today. * American R&B/soul singer, James DeBarge, born on this date in 1963. 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 22, 2018 News * Two Months Later: NASA’s Opportunity Rover Is Still Lost On Mars After Huge Dust Storm – Slashdot * Happy 25th Birthday, Debian Linux! Hacks & Strange Stories * Open-Air Urinal On Bridge Overlooking Seine River In Paris Draws Criticism ...

 Technorama Ep 541 : Left, left, right, up, down, A, B | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Coming up in this episode… * RSS * Computer Lab * Invisible Walls Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. On This Day In History for August 8, 2018 This is the 220th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 145 days remaining in 2018. * It was on this date in 1576, that The cornerstone for Tycho Brahe’s Uraniborg observatory is laid on the island of Hven. * August 8, 1585, John Davis enters Cumberland Sound in search of the Northwest Passage. * Also today in 1786, Mont Blanc on the French-Italian border is climbed for the first time by Jacques Balmat and Dr. Michel-Gabriel Paccard. * Thomas Edison receives a patent for his mimeograph on this date in 1876. * 110 years ago today, Wilbur Wright makes his first flight at a racecourse at Le Mans, France. It is the Wright Brothers’ first public flight. * August 8, 1929, The German airship Graf Zeppelin begins a round-the-world flight. * On August 8, 1946, First flight of the Convair B-36, the world’s first mass-produced nuclear weapon delivery vehicle, the heaviest mass-produced piston-engined aircraft, with the longest wingspan of any military aircraft, and the first bomber with intercontinental range. * It was 55 years ago today, the Great Train Robbery: In England, a gang of 15 train robbers steal £2.6 million in bank notes. * It was also this date in 1969 that At a zebra crossing in London, photographer Iain Macmillan takes the iconic photo that becomes the cover image of the Beatles’ album Abbey Road. * It was 49 years ago today, that The Manson Family commits the Tate murders. * President Richard Nixon, in a nationwide television address, announces his resignation from the office of the President of the United States effective noon the next day on this date in 1974. * It was also this date in 1989 that Space Shuttle program: STS-28 Mission: Space Shuttle Columbia takes off on a secret five-day military mission. * 18 years ago today, Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley is raised to the surface after 136 years on the ocean floor and 30 years after its discovery by undersea explorer E. Lee Spence. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: * American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, Ernest Lawrence, born on this date in 1901. * Paul Dirac, English-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate was born on that same date in 1902. * English animator and producer, John David Wilson was born 99 years ago today. * Richard Anderson, the American actor and producer was born 92 years ago today. * Also born on that same date in 1931, English physicist, mathematician, and philosopher, Roger Penrose. * American director, producer, and screenwriter, Donald P. Bellisario is 83 today. * Also turning 81 today is American actor and director Dustin Hoffman. * English chemist and academic, Jack Baldwin is 80 today. * Also born on that same date in 1948, Russian engineer and astronaut, Svetlana Savitskaya. * American actor, Keith Carradine is 69 today. * American actor and director, Don Most, born on this date in 1953. * Also turning 57 today is British-Irish musician, singer and songwriter The Edge. Listener Birthdays * 08 – Philippa Ballantine * 09 – Matt Coe (WoWaddict) [1991] * 09 – Julia Posz – (Technorama Promo) * 10 – Sam Martin * 11 – Steve Wozniak

 Technorama Ep 540: Owww! My Knuckles! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:02:05

Coming up in this episode… * Pilots * Escape Rooms * Skyscrapers Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback * JoLene McFarland Thank you for the shout out on your show. I don’t just do cosplay at the Renaissance Festival, I am a Stage Manager for one of the stages. Here is a photo of me doing my rounds hydrating others who work there as well. (Yes, that is me in the middle) On This Day In History for August 1, 2018 This is the 213rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 152 days remaining in 2018. * It was on this date in 1498, that Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to visit what is now Venezuela. * 244 years ago today, British scientist Joseph Priestley discovered oxygen gas, corroborating the prior discovery of this element by German-Swedish chemist Carl Wilhelm Scheele. * It was on this date in 1834, that Slavery is abolished in the British Empire as the Slavery Abolition Act 1833 comes into force. * On August 1, 1855, The first ascent of Monte Rosa, the second highest summit in the Alps. * Henry Perky patents shredded wheat on this date in 1893. * 111 years ago today, The start of the first Scout camp on Brownsea Island, the origin of the worldwide Scouting movement. * That same date in 1911, Harriet Quimby takes her pilot’s test and becomes the first U.S. woman to earn an Aero Club of America aviator’s certificate. * It was also this date in 1936 that The Olympics opened in Berlin with a ceremony presided over by Adolf Hitler. * August 1, 1957, The United States and Canada form the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). * The Concert for Bangladesh, organized by former Beatle George Harrison, is held at Madison Square Garden in New York City on this date in 1971. * 37 years ago today, MTV begins broadcasting in the United States and airs its first video, “Video Killed the Radio Star” by The Buggles. * It was on this date in 1984, that Commercial peat-cutters discover the preserved bog body of a man, called Lindow Man, at Lindow Moss, Cheshire, England. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: * American soldier, explorer, and politician, 4th Governor of Missouri Territory, William Clark, born on this date in 1770. * Born August 1, 1779, American lawyer, author, and poet Francis Scott Key. * American astronomer and academic, Maria Mitchell, born on this date in 1818. * Born August 1, 1819, American novelist, short story writer, and poet Herman Melville. * Walter Gerlach, German physicist and academic was born on that same date in 1889. * American actor, singer, director, and producer, Dom DeLuise was born 85 years ago today. * Yves Saint Laurent, Algerian-French fashion designer, co-founded Yves Saint Laurent was born on that same date in 1936. * Born August 1, 1942, American singer-songwriter and guitarist Jerry Garcia. * Also turning 72 today is American colonel, pilot, and astronaut Richard O. Covey. * Japanese astronaut and engineer, Koichi Wakata is 55 today. * Also turning 39 today is American actor, director, and producer Jason Momoa. Listener Birthdays * 04 – Clark & Diana (Awesome people and the kids of Gary from Jacksonville) * 06 – Julie Tomasi * 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 1, 2018 News * There Is Now Just One Blockbuster Left in the US

 Technorama Ep538: The Corner of Crazy and Not Right | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Coming up in this episode… * Bourbon * Exoskeletons * Sand Printers Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback * If you could change your name to a number, what number would you choose? * Madmarv’s number is: 8008 On This Day In History for July 11, 2018 This is the 192nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 173 days remaining in 2018. * It was on this date in 1405, that Ming admiral Zheng He sets sail to explore the world for the first time. * Also today in 1576, Martin Frobisher sights Greenland. * Also on July 11, 1735, Mathematical calculations suggest that it is on this day that dwarf planet Pluto moved inside the orbit of Neptune for the last time before 1979. * It was on this date in 1796, that The United States takes possession of Detroit from Great Britain under terms of the Jay Treaty. * That same date in 1801, French astronomer Jean-Louis Pons makes his first comet discovery. In the next 27 years he discovers another 36 comets, more than any other person in history. * July 11, 1848, Waterloo railway station in London opens. * 129 years ago today, Tijuana, Mexico, is founded. * July 11, 1893, The first cultured pearl is obtained by Kokichi Mikimoto. * Brothers Auguste and Louis Lumière demonstrate movie film technology to scientists on this date in 1895. * 121 years ago today, Salomon August Andrée leaves Spitsbergen to attempt to reach the North Pole by balloon. He later crashes and dies. * To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is first published, in the United States on this date in 1960. * Also on July 11, 1962, Project Apollo: At a press conference, NASA announces lunar orbit rendezvous as the means to land astronauts on the Moon, and return them to Earth. * It was also this date in 1962 that First transatlantic satellite television transmission. * On July 11, 1972, The first game of the World Chess Championship 1972 between challenger Bobby Fischer and defending champion Boris Spassky starts. * 41 years ago today, Martin Luther King, Jr. is posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. * Also today in 1979, America’s first space station, Skylab, is destroyed as it re-enters the Earth’s atmosphere over the Indian Ocean. * PTV is introduced as a kids programming block for PBS to broadcast educational programming to underprivileged children on this date in 1994. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: * Swedish chemist and mineralogist, Johan Gottschalk Wallerius, born on this date in 1709. * American astronomer and author, Isabel Martin Lewis was born 137 years ago today. * Alexander Prokhorov, the Australian-Russian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate was born 102 years ago today. * Venetia Burney, English educator, who named Pluto was born on that same date in 1918. * Brazilian physicist and academic, César Lattes was born 94 years ago today. * American-Canadian physicist and engineer, Theodore Maiman, born on this date in 1927. * Italian physicist and academic, Tullio Regge was born 87 years ago today. * Also turning 84 today is Italian fashion designer, founded the Armani Company Giorgio Armani. * Pakistani physicist and academic, Pervez Hoodbhoy is 68 today. Listener Birthdays * 11 – Steven Truax (rednecktech) * 12 – Shadowbird712 of Shadowbird Studios (http://shadowbirdsrandomcrap.

 Technorama Ep537: A whimsical tale of wonder | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:02:20

Coming up in this episode… * Harlan Ellison * SpaceX * Asimo Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Shout out to Jolene at the massage clinic Feedback * If money were no object, what ONE feature would you want in your dream home? * From: marv@madmarvonline.com: I’d like my dream house to have a Holodeck. On This Day In History for July 4, 2018 This is the 185th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 180 days remaining in 2018. * It was on this date in 1054, that A supernova, called SN 1054, is seen by Chinese Song dynasty, Arab, and possibly Amerindian observers near the star Zeta Tauri. For several months it remains bright enough to be seen during the day. Its remnants form the Crab Nebula. * The Louisiana Purchase is announced to the American people on this date in 1803. * It was also this date in 1817 that In Rome, New York, construction on the Erie Canal begins. * On July 4, 1837, Grand Junction Railway, the world’s first long-distance railway, opens between Birmingham and Liverpool. * It was on this date in 1845, that Henry David Thoreau moves into a small cabin on Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts. Thoreau’s account of his two years there, Walden, will become a touchstone of the environmental movement. * It was also this date in 1855 that The first edition of Walt Whitman’s book of poems, Leaves of Grass, is published In Brooklyn. * On July 4, 1862, Lewis Carroll tells Alice Liddell a story that would grow into Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and its sequels. * Also today in 1886, The first scheduled Canadian transcontinental train arrives in Port Moody, British Columbia. * Also on July 4, 1892, Western Samoa changes the International Date Line, causing Monday (July 4) to occur twice, resulting in a year with 367 days. * It was 126 years ago today, that The first double-decked street car service was inaugurated in San Diego, California. * It was also this date in 1914 that The funeral of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie takes place in Vienna, six days after their assassinations in Sarajevo. * Also today in 1927, First flight of the Lockheed Vega. * It was also this date in 1934 that Leo Szilard patents the chain-reaction design that would later be used in the atomic bomb. * Also on July 4, 1951, William Shockley announces the invention of the junction transistor. * 57 years ago today, On its maiden voyage, the Soviet nuclear-powered submarine K-19 suffers a complete loss of coolant to its reactor. The crew are able to effect repairs, but 22 of them die of radiation poisoning over the following two years. * It was also this date in 1997 that NASA’s Pathfinder space probe lands on the surface of Mars. * Also today in 1998, Japan launches the Nozomi probe to Mars, joining the United States and Russia as a space exploring nation. * It was 13 years ago today, that The Deep Impact collider hits the comet Tempel 1. * On July 4, 2012, The discovery of particles consistent with the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider is announced at CERN. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: * French inventor, best known as a pioneer in balloon flight, Jean-Pierre Blanchard, born on this date in 1753. * George Everest, the Welsh geographer and surveyor was born 228 years ago today. * American novelist and short story writer, Nathaniel Hawthorne was born 214 years ago today. * Born July 4, 1816,

 Technorama Ep 536: Levity in my Brevity | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Coming up in this episode… * A.I. * Alexa * ..and Mary Poppins, y’all! Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show.   Feedback THANK YOU GILBERT FRAGA FOR THE GENEROUS DONATION. * Facebook feedback for the Question of the week * Which fictional place would you like to visit? On This Day In History for June 27, 2018 This is the 178th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 187 days remaining in 2018. * It was on this date in 1895, that The inaugural run of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad’s Royal Blue from Washington, D.C., to New York City, the first U.S. passenger train to use electric locomotives. * It was also this date in 1898 that The first solo circumnavigation of the globe is completed by Joshua Slocum from Briar Island, Nova Scotia. * On June 27, 1971, After only three years in business, rock promoter Bill Graham closes Fillmore East in New York, the “Church of Rock and Roll”. * 36 years ago today, Space Shuttle Columbia launched from the Kennedy Space Center on the final research and development flight mission, STS-4. * It was 5 years ago today, that NASA launches the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph, a space probe to observe the Sun. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: * French astronomer and academic, Alexis Bouvard, born on this date in 1767. * Augustus De Morgan, the English mathematician and logician was born 212 years ago today. * Paul Mauser, German weapon designer, designed the Gewehr 98 was born on that same date in 1838. * Born June 27, 1872, American astronomer Heber Doust Curtis. * Helen Keller, American author, academic, and activist was born on that same date in 1880. * Juan Trippe, the American businessman, founded Pan American World Airways was born 119 years ago today. * American pool player, Willie Mosconi was born 105 years ago today. * American businessman and politician, Ross Perot, born on this date in 1930. * Also turning 81 today is American physicist and astronaut Joseph P. Allen. * American director, producer, and screenwriter, J.J. Abrams, born on this date in 1966. * American actor, Tobey Maguire is 43 today. Listener Birthdays * 27 – Jordan Burkhead, daughter of Chip Burkhead from The Scotchcast * 29 – Martin McKeay (Accch, this is the Big 40!) * 30 – Alexis Duran (ADdude) * 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 June 27, 2018 News * ‘Electronic Skin’ Allows User of Prosthetic Hand to Feel Pain Hacks & Strange Stories * Clever: Pencil Dice, Six-Sided Pencils With Dots You Can Use To Roll Like Dice – Geekologie * Domino’s Is Filling Potholes For Pizza Safety During Delivery – Geekologie 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! 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 epi...

 Technorama Ep535 : Periwinkle Marmalade | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Coming up in this episode… * Stephen Hawking * William Shatner * Needle Man! Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback * What superpower would you NOT want? On This Day In History for June 20, 2018 This is the 171st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 194 days remaining in 2018. * It was on this date in 1248, that The University of Oxford receives its Royal charter. * It was also this date in 1787 that Oliver Ellsworth moves at the Federal Convention to call the government the ‘United States’. * Also today in 1819, The U.S. vessel SS Savannah arrives at Liverpool, United Kingdom. It is the first steam-propelled vessel to cross the Atlantic, although most of the journey is made under sail. * June 20, 1837, Queen Victoria succeeds to the British throne. * Also on June 20, 1840, Samuel Morse receives the patent for the telegraph. * It was on this date in 1877, that Alexander Graham Bell installs the world’s first commercial telephone service in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. * June 20, 1893, Lizzie Borden is acquitted of the murders of her father and stepmother. * Baron Eduard Toll, leader of the Russian Polar Expedition of 1900, departs Saint Petersburg in Russia on the explorer ship Zarya, never to return on this date in 1900. * It was also this date in 1944 that The experimental MW 18014 V-2 rocket reaches an altitude of 176 km, becoming the first man-made object to reach outer space. * June 20, 1945, The United States Secretary of State approves the transfer of Wernher von Braun and his team of Nazi rocket scientists to the U.S. under Operation Paperclip. * It was 55 years ago today, that Following the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Soviet Union and the United States sign an agreement to establish the so-called “red telephone” link between Washington and Moscow. * June 20, 1975, The film Jaws is released in the United States, becoming the highest-grossing film of that time and starting the trend of films known as “summer blockbusters”. * It was on this date in 1990, that Asteroid Eureka is discovered. * The Wikimedia Foundation is founded in St. Petersburg, Florida on this date in 2003. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: * American astronomer and author, Mary R. Calvert, born on this date in 1884. * Born June 20, 1889, Greek-South African astronomer and academic John S. Paraskevopoulos. * Lloyd Hall, the American chemist and academic was born 124 years ago today. * Errol Flynn, Australian-American actor was born on that same date in 1909. * Also turning 104 today is Turkish archaeologist and academic Muazzez İlmiye Çığ. * American actor and producer, Martin Landau was born 90 years ago today. * Also born on that same date in 1931, American actress, Olympia Dukakis. * Also turning 76 today is American singer-songwriter and producer Brian Wilson. * Canadian singer and guitarist, Anne Murray is 73 today. * American singer-songwriter, pianist, producer, and actor, Lionel Richie, born on this date in 1949. * Also turning 67 today is American actress and voice artist Tress MacNeille. * American actor, John Goodman, born on this date in 1952. * Also born on that same date in 1960, English singer-songwriter, bass player, and actor, John Taylor. * Also turning 51 today is American-Australian actress Nicole Kidman. * Russian mathematician and academic, Misha Verbitsky, born on this date in 1969.

 Episode 534 : Sphincter Rising | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Coming up in this episode… * Space and Capes! Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback John Miller Jr. Had someone bring up a story on how the FBI was asking all users with routers to reboot them to help minimize the spread of a botnet.  I’ve included the links to two of these stories. I wanted to know your thoughts on these stories. Rebooted mine, figured it couldn’t hurt. Articles * CNET * FORTUNE * SNOPES   On This Day In History for June 13, 2018 This is the 164th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 201 days remaining in 2018. * It was on this date in 1514, that Henry Grace à Dieu, at over 1,000 tons the largest warship in the world at this time, built at the new Woolwich Dockyard in England, is dedicated. * It was also this date in 1525 that Martin Luther married Katharina von Bora, against the celibacy rule decreed by the Roman Catholic Church for priests and nuns. * It was 244 years ago today, that Rhode Island becomes the first of Britain’s North American colonies to ban the importation of slaves. * It was also this date in 1805 that Meriwether Lewis and four companions, scouting ahead of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, sight the Great Falls of the Missouri River. * Aviator Charles Lindbergh receives a ticker tape parade down 5th Avenue in New York City on this date in 1927. * It was also this date in 1966 that The United States Supreme Court rules in Miranda v. Arizona that the police must inform suspects of their rights before questioning them. * 41 years ago today, convicted Martin Luther King Jr. assassin James Earl Ray is recaptured after escaping from prison three days before. * Also today in 1981, at the Trooping the Colour ceremony in London, a teenager, Marcus Sarjeant, fires six blank shots at Queen Elizabeth II. * It was also this date in 1983 that Pioneer 10 becomes the first man-made object to leave the central Solar System when it passes beyond the orbit of Neptune. * Also on June 13, 1997, A jury sentences Timothy McVeigh to death for his part in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. * It was 8 years ago today, that A capsule of the Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa, containing particles of the asteroid 25143 Itokawa, returns to Earth. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: * Italian mathematician, cartographer and astronomer, Giovanni Antonio Magini, born on this date in 1555. * Willebrord Snell, the Dutch astronomer and mathematician was born 438 years ago today. * Born June 13, 1595, Czech physician and scientist Jan Marek Marci. * English physicist and physiologist, Thomas Young was born 245 years ago today. * Born June 13, 1831, Scottish physicist and mathematician James Clerk Maxwell. * Willard Harrison Bennett, American physicist and chemist was born on that same date in 1903. * Russian mathematician and engineer, Iosif Vorovich, born on this date in 1920. * Also turning 84 today is American computer scientist and engineer Leonard Kleinrock. * American actor, comedian, and producer, Tim Allen, born on this date in 1953. * Also turning 56 today is American actress and author Ally Sheedy. * Russian mathematician, Grigori Perelman is 52 today. * Also born on that same date in 1981,  American actor and producer, Chris Evans. * American child actress, fashion designer, and businesswoman, Ashley Olsen is 32 today.

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  Coming up in this episode… * Mini Brains * Robots * Google Duplex Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback On This Day In History for May 16, 2018 This is the 136th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 229 days remaining in 2018. * It was on this date in 1568, that Mary, Queen of Scots, flees to England. * May 16, 1770, A 14 -year-old Marie Antoinette marries 15-year-old Louis-Auguste who later becomes king of France. * It was 175 years ago today, that The first major wagon train heading for the Pacific Northwest sets out on the Oregon Trail with one thousand pioneers from Elm Grove, Missouri. * Also on May 16, 1866, The United States Congress establishes the nickel. * Also today in 1888, Nikola Tesla delivers a lecture describing the equipment which will allow efficient generation and use of alternating currents to transmit electric power over long distances. * May 16, 1891, The International Electrotechnical Exhibition opens in Frankfurt, Germany, and will feature the world’s first long distance transmission of high-power, three-phase electric current (the most common form today). * That same date in 1919, A naval Curtiss NC-4 aircraft commanded by Albert Cushing Read leaves Trepassey, Newfoundland, for Lisbon via the Azores on the first transatlantic flight. * It was also this date in 1929 that In Hollywood, the first Academy Awards ceremony takes place. * That same date in 1951, The first regularly scheduled transatlantic flights begin between Idlewild Airport (now John F Kennedy International Airport) in New York City and Heathrow Airport in London, operated by El Al Israel Airlines. * May 16, 1960, Theodore Maiman operates the first optical laser (a ruby laser), at Hughes Research Laboratories in Malibu, California. * That same date in 1969, Venera program: Venera 5, a Soviet space probe, lands on Venus. * 30 years ago today, A report by the Surgeon General of the United States C. Everett Koop states that the addictive properties of nicotine are similar to those of heroin and cocaine. * It was 27 years ago today, that Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom addresses a joint session of the United States Congress. She is the first British monarch to address the U.S. Congress. * On May 16, 2011, STS-134 (ISS assembly flight ULF6), launched from the Kennedy Space Center on the 25th and final flight for Space Shuttle Endeavour. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: * Italian mathematician and philosopher, Maria Gaetana Agnesi, born on this date in 1718. * Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, American educator who founded the first U.S. kindergarten was born on that same date in 1804. * Born May 16, 1821, Russian mathematician and statistician Pafnuty Chebyshev. * Welsh-American physicist, co-invented the microphone, David Edward Hughes was born 187 years ago today. * Henry Fonda, the American actor was born 113 years ago today. * American pianist and entertainer, Liberace, born on this date in 1919. * Also turning 93 today is American astronomer Nancy Roman. * Also born on that same date in 1938,  American computer scientist and academic, Ivan Sutherland. * Canadian physician and astronaut, Dafydd Williams, born on this date in 1954. * Also born on that same date in 1966,  American singer-songwriter, producer, dancer, and actress, Janet Jackson. * American actress, reality television personality, and author, Tori Spelling, born on this date in 1973. Listener Birthdays * 22 – Tim Elliott * If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our Wiki.

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Coming up in this episode… * Hotels * Cassettes * Uranus Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show.   Feedback * Fritz-Ulrich SiewertHello  Chuck and Kreg, I‘m a little late with my suggestion, but there is already a beer here in Germany with a nerdy name: “Bit Sun”.

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Coming up in this episode… * Fruit * Deadpool * More on HD Vinyl Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback * Charles Stell Hi Chuck,  My suggestion for your domicile is “The Faraday Cage.” Still listening out in the Piney Woods, Charles Stell * John Miller Jr. I wanted to get an origin story on the “Letters, We Get Letters” song that you guys use.  Hopefully, you’ll get this letter, play the jingle, read this letter, and accept that all of this was done for the sake of getting you to play that jingle.  #ilikethatjingle Your loyal fan, John Miller Jr. PS:  NOTICE MEEEEEE!!! On This Day In History for April 25, 2018 This is the 115th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 250 days remaining in 2018. * It was on this date in 1792, that Highwayman Nicolas J. Pelletier becomes the first person executed by guillotine. * On April 25, 1792, “La Marseillaise” (the French national anthem) is composed by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle. * Also today in 1859, British and French engineers break ground for the Suez Canal. * On April 25, 1901, New York becomes the first U.S. state to require automobile license plates. * Also today in 1944, The United Negro College Fund is incorporated. * April 25, 1945, Founding negotiations for the United Nations begin in San Francisco as part of the United Nations Conference on International Organization. * Also today in 1953, Francis Crick and James Watson publish “Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids: A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid” describing the double helix structure of DNA. * Also on April 25, 1954, The first practical solar cell is publicly demonstrated by Bell Telephone Laboratories. * April 25, 1959, The Saint Lawrence Seaway, linking the North American Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean, officially opens to shipping. * Also today in 1960, The United States Navy submarine USS Triton completes the first submerged circumnavigation of the globe. * Also on April 25, 1983, Pioneer 10 travels beyond Pluto’s orbit. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: * Scottish astronomer and author, James Ferguson, born on this date in 1710. * Felix Klein, the German mathematician and academic was born 169 years ago today. * American engineer and inventor, Charles Sumner Tainter was born 164 years ago today. * John Moisant, American pilot and engineer was born on that same date in 1868. * Italian businessman and inventor, developed Marconi’s law, Nobel Prize laureate, Guglielmo Marconi, born on this date in 1874. * Born April 25, 1903, Russian mathematician and academic Andrey Kolmogorov. * William Pereira, the American architect, designed the Transamerica Pyramid was born 109 years ago today. * American singer, Ella Fitzgerald, born on this date in 1917. * Born April 25, 1918, French-American astronomer and academic Gérard de Vaucouleurs. * Also turning 95 today is English astronomer and academic Francis Graham-Smith. * Russian mathematician and physicist, Felix Berezin was born 87 years ago today. * Also born on that same date in 1932,  Russian astrophysicist, Nikolai Kardashev. * Roger Boisjoly, the American aerodynamicist and engineer was born 80 years ago today. * Also turning 78 today is American actor and director Al Pacino. * American actor, voice artist, comedian and producer, Hank Azaria, born on this date in 1964. * American puppeteer and voice actor, John Henson was born 53 years ago today. Listener Birthdays * 29 – Shepherd Thom from outside of the kno...

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