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 Technorama Ep530: There is always that one screw | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:10:46

Coming up in this episode… * Phoenix Film Festival * Contact Lenses * Quantum Spookiness Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Special Guest: Ben Ragunton from the Two Gay Geeks On This Day In History for April 18, 2018 This is the 108th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 257 days remaining in 2018. * It was on this date in 1506, that The cornerstone of the current St. Peter’s Basilica is laid. * It was also this date in 1857 that “The Spirits Book” by Allan Kardec is published, marking the birth of Spiritualism in France. * An earthquake and fire destroy much of San Francisco, California on this date in 1906. * It was on this date in 1912, that The Cunard liner RMS Carpathia brings 705 survivors from the RMS Titanic to New York City. * On April 18, 1923, Yankee Stadium: “The House that Ruth Built” opens. * That same date in 1930, the British Broadcasting Corporation announced that “there is no news” in their evening report. * It was on this date in 1949, that The keel for the aircraft carrier USS United States is laid down at Newport News Drydock and Shipbuilding. However, construction is canceled five days later, resulting in the Revolt of the Admirals. * Also on April 18, 1980, The Republic of Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia) comes into being, with Canaan Banana as the country’s first President. The Zimbabwean dollar replaces the Rhodesian dollar as the official currency. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: * English conductor, Leopold Stokowski, born on this date in 1882. * Ukrainian Jewish-American physicist and academic, Maurice Goldhaber was born 107 years ago today. * Clifton Hillegass, the American publisher, founded CliffsNotes was born 100 years ago today. * Vladimir Hütt, Estonian physicist and philosopher was born on that same date in 1936. * English actress, Hayley Mills, born on this date in 1946. * American actor and producer, James Woods is 71 today. * Also born on that same date in 1953, Canadian-American actor, comedian, singer and screenwriter, Rick Moranis. * Also turning 56 today is American comedian and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham. * American actor, producer, screenwriter, and talk show host, Conan O’Brien is 55 today. * Also born on that same date in 1971, Scottish actor, David Tennant. * Also turning 42 today is American actress, director, and producer Melissa Joan Hart. * Taiwanese computer scientist and academic, Audrey Tang is 37 today. * German chess grandmaster, Matthias Blübaum, born on this date in 1997. Listener Birthdays * 18 – Skaifey (Anthony) * 19 – Amanda (SusietheGeek’s daughter & Geek in Training) * 21 – Kim and Kreg’s Anniversary * 23 – Runtime * 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 April 18, 2018 News * In a New Video, Stan Lee Threatens to Sue Anyone Reporting on Claims of Alleged Elder Abuse * An Obsolete Law Prohibits SpaceX From Broadcasting Videos From Space * Billy ‘King of Kong’ Mitchell’s ‘Donkey Kong’ scores were a lie

 Episode 529: Player one has left the game | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 52:49

Coming up in this episode… * Nasa * Hubble * Dinosaurs Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback * Postcard from Jorge On This Day In History for April 11, 2018 This is the 101st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 264 days remaining in 2018. * It was on this date in 1951, that The Stone of Scone, the stone upon which Scottish monarchs were traditionally crowned, is found on the site of the altar of Arbroath Abbey. It had been taken by Scottish nationalist students from its place in Westminster Abbey. * It was also this date in 1957 that United Kingdom agrees to Singaporean self-rule. * 50 years ago today, President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1968, prohibiting discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of housing. * It was on this date in 1970, that Apollo 13 is launched. * Also on April 11, 1976, The Apple I is created. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: * English surgeon, geologist, and paleontologist, James Parkinson, born on this date in 1755. * Macedonio Melloni, the Italian physicist and academic was born 220 years ago today. * William Wallace Campbell, American astronomer and academic was born on that same date in 1862. * American mathematician, Dorothy Lewis Bernstein, born on this date in 1914. * Karl Rebane, Estonian physicist and academic was born on that same date in 1926. * Ukrainian-Russian physicist and academic, Lev Bulat was born 71 years ago today. * English mathematician and academic, Andrew Wiles, born on this date in 1953. Listener Birthdays * 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 * 06 – Trevor Litecky (future Geek) * 07 – P.C. Haring * 14 – Danny Harnish * 16 – Donna 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 April 11, 2018 News * Buzz Buzz, NASA Funds Project to Put Bee Robots on Mars * Hubble space telescope spots the farthest known star 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 * Still believe an asteroid killed the dinosaurs? Think again—new theory suggests Thank you Patrons! This show is brought to you by… YOU! Thank you to our Patrons who enable us to keep the show running and bring you special episodes.   Kyle Nishioka Avner Braverman Ben Vaughan Mike Wills Megapodtastic Nightgig Studios Gary Lindros John Clifford Leon John Noble Chris MC Alexis Duran Saturday Morning Media Steve Therrien Jorge Schrauwen   If you want to become a patron, visit

 Technorama Ep 528: You are the solar winds beneath my wings | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:36

Coming up in this episode… Ice Aircraft Carrier Mr Rogers Your Data Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback What’s your first memory? On This Day In History for March 28, 2018 This is the 87th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 278 days remaining in 2018. It was on this date in 1776, that Juan Bautista de Anza finds the site for the Presidio of San Francisco. March 28, 1802, Heinrich Wilhelm Matthäus Olbers discovers 2 Pallas, the second asteroid ever to be discovered. It was 108 years ago today, that Henri Fabre becomes the first person to fly a seaplane, the Fabre Hydravion, after taking off from a water runway near Martigues, France. On March 28, 1933, The Imperial Airways biplane City of Liverpool is believed to be the first airliner lost to sabotage when a passenger sets a fire on board. Also on March 28, 1979, A coolant leak at the Three Mile Island’s Unit 2 nuclear reactor outside Harrisburg, Pennsylvania leads to the core overheating and a partial meltdown. It was 28 years ago today, that United States President George H. W. Bush posthumously awards Jesse Owens the Congressional Gold Medal. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: Italian painter and architect, Raphael, born on this date in 1483. Henry Schoolcraft, the American geographer, geologist, and ethnologist was born 225 years ago today. Joseph Bazalgette, English architect and engineer, designed the Hammersmith Bridge and Battersea Bridge was born on that same date in 1819. Born March 28, 1836, German-American brewer, founded the Pabst Brewing Company Frederick Pabst. Ángela Ruiz Robles, Spanish teacher, writer and inventor, pioneer of the electronic book was born on that same date in 1895. Born March 28, 1899, American businessman Gussie Busch. Harold Agnew, the American physicist and academic was born 97 years ago today. Paul C. Donnelly, American scientist and engineer was born on that same date in 1923. German-French mathematician and theorist, Alexander Grothendieck was born 90 years ago today. American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, Jerome Isaac Friedman, born on this date in 1930. Dutch physicist and astronaut, Wubbo Ockels was born 72 years ago today. Also born on that same date in 1986, American singer-songwriter, dancer, producer, and actress, Lady Gaga. And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for March 28, 2018 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our Wiki. Hacks & Strange Stories T-Rex Catches Fire at Amusement Park Despite the Fact That Real Dinosaurs Were Rarely on Fire Pastry Chef Spends Three Days Trying To Make A Gourmet Version Of Cheetos – 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! Remember When Britain’s Plan To Build a 2,000 Foot Aircraft Carrier Almost Entirely From Ice – Slashdot All 856 Episodes of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood Return to Twitch for the Show̵...

 Technorama Ep 527 : We’re Back Baby | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

  Coming up in this episode… * Steve Jobs * Ancient Die * Did we mention we are back? Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Video is in 2 parts….sorry. Feedback * If you were dropped off in 1870, what job would you be qualified to do? * Email from Kyle On This Day In History for March 21, 2018 This is the 80th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 285 days remaining in 2018. * It was on this date in 1871, that Journalist Henry Morton Stanley begins his trek to find the missionary and explorer David Livingstone. * Also today in 1925, The Butler Act prohibits the teaching of human evolution in Tennessee. * It was 90 years ago today, that Charles Lindbergh is presented with the Medal of Honor for the first solo transAtlantic flight. * It was also this date in 1963 that Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary (in California) closes. * NASA launches Ranger 9, the last in a series of unmanned lunar space probes on this date in 1965. * 53 years ago today, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. leads 3,200 people on the start of the third and finally successful civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. * Also today in 1970, The first Earth Day proclamation is issued by Joseph Alioto, Mayor of San Francisco. * Also on March 21, 1994, The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change enters into force. * Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones become the first to circumnavigate the Earth in a hot air balloon on this date in 1999. * It was 12 years ago today, that The social media site Twitter is founded. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: * American inventor, Mary Dixon Kies, born on this date in 1752. * Joseph Fourier, the French mathematician and physicist was born 250 years ago today. * Born March 21, 1839, Russian pianist and composer Modest Mussorgsky. * American astronomer and astrophysicist, Antonia Maury, born on this date in 1866. * George David Birkhoff, the American mathematician was born 134 years ago today. * Jewish-Austrian mathematician, physicist, and philosopher from the Vienna Circle, Friedrich Waismann was born 122 years ago today. * Forrest Mars, Sr., American candy maker, created M&M’s and Mars bar was born on that same date in 1904. * American businessman, co-founded E & J Gallo Winery, Julio Gallo, born on this date in 1910. * Born March 21, 1911, African-American scientist and inventor Walter Lincoln Hawkins. * Russ Meyer, American director, producer, and screenwriter was born on that same date in 1922. * Born March 21, 1927, American-German astronomer and critic Halton Arp. * American physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate, Walter Gilbert is 86 today. * Also turning 72 today is Welsh-English actor Timothy Dalton. * American singer-songwriter and guitarist, Eddie Money, born on this date in 1949. * Also turning 65 today is English computer scientist and academic Steve Furber. * Also born on that same date in 1962,  American actor, Matthew Broderick. * American actress, producer, and talk show host, Rosie O’Donnell is 56 today. Listener Birthdays * 21 – “Krazy Joe” Fiore, MegaPodtastic * 23 – Steve Riekeberg a.k.a. MissingIntellect of Geek Cred * 23 – Richard Parkman * 25 – Nicholas St Gabriel * 26 – Chuck Tomasi * 26 – Brina Baird in Hampton, VA

 Parity Episode 515 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:50

Another Patreon Parity Show! On this episode we seed the conversation with .. Animation! Special Guests, our friends Ben and Keith from Two Gay Geeks If you want to support us, PLEASE DO! https://www.patreon.com/technoramapodcast

 Parity Episode 503 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:47

Parity Episode 503 from April 10, 2017 If you like what you hear, and want help us out, we invite you to become a Patron. The monetary support helps us keep up with our hosting bill, keeps the lights on and let’s us pay our interns. (Just kidding, no intern would work for us) Besides all that, you get more nonsense a week than you normally get from us. https://www.patreon.com/technoramapodcast

 Parity Episode 464 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 19:26

Parity Episode 464 from February 1, 2016 If you have been a listener of Technorama, you may know that we do a show after our regular show for our Patreon Patrons. Some times we pick up a topic from our regular show or at times we just make up one to talk about and most times we veer off course and end up talking about something else anyways. Since we are taking a few weeks off, We are releasing some of our super secret Parity Episodes for everyone to listen! You know, so you don’t miss us. If you like what you hear, and want help us out, we invite you to become a Patron. The monetary support helps us keep up with our hosting bill, keeps the lights on and let’s us pay our interns. (Just kidding, no intern would work for us) Besides all that, you get more nonsense a week than you normally get from us. https://www.patreon.com/technoramapodcast

 Technorama Ep526: Love, Ferengi Style | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Coming up in this episode… * SpaceX * Superman * Firefly Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback * Would you take the blue pill or the red pill and why? * VM from JMJ On This Day In History for February 14, 2018 This is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 320 days remaining in 2018. * It was on this date in 1076, that Pope Gregory VII excommunicates Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor. * It was also this date in 1530 that Spanish conquistadores, led by Nuño de Guzmán, overthrow and execute Tangaxuan II, the last independent monarch of the Tarascan state in present-day central Mexico. * Also today in 1778, The United States flag is formally recognized by a foreign naval vessel for the first time, when French Admiral Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet de la Motte renders a nine gun salute to USS Ranger, commanded by John Paul Jones. * February 14, 1779, James Cook is killed by Native Hawaiians near Kealakekua on the Island of Hawaii. * Also on February 14, 1835, The original Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, in the Latter Day Saint movement, is formed in Kirtland, Ohio. * Also today in 1849, In New York City, James Knox Polk becomes the first serving President of the United States to have his photograph taken. * It was on this date in 1876, that Alexander Graham Bell applies for a patent for the telephone, as does Elisha Gray. * Also on February 14, 1899, Voting machines are approved by the U.S. Congress for use in federal elections. * That same date in 1912, The U.S. Navy commissioned its first class of diesel-powered submarines. * February 14, 1912, Arizona is admitted as the 48th and the last contiguous U.S. state. * Also today in 1918, The Soviet Union adopts the Gregorian calendar (on 1 February according to the Julian calendar). * Also on February 14, 1924, The Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company changes its name to International Business Machines Corporation (IBM). * On February 14, 1961, Discovery of the chemical elements: Element 103, Lawrencium, is first synthesized at the University of California. * It was on this date in 1990, that The Voyager 1 spacecraft takes the photograph of planet Earth that later become famous as Pale Blue Dot. * The spacecraft NEAR Shoemaker enters orbit around asteroid 433 Eros, the first spacecraft to orbit an asteroid on this date in 2000. * It was 13 years ago today, that YouTube is launched by a group of college students, eventually becoming the largest video sharing website in the world and a main source for viral videos. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: * German priest and mathematician, Johannes Werner, born on this date in 1468. * American journalist and politician, invented the typewriter, Christopher Latham Sholes was born 199 years ago today. * French astronomer and academic, Benjamin Baillaud, born on this date in 1848. * George Washington Gale Ferris Jr., American engineer, inventor of the Ferris wheel was born on that same date in 1859. * Scottish physicist and meteorologist, Nobel Prize laureate, Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, born on this date in 1869. * Born February 14, 1882, American actor John Barrymore. * Katherine Stinson, the American aviator was born 127 years ago today. * Jack Benny, American actor and producer was born on that same date in 1894. * Born February 14, 1898, Swiss-American physicist and astronomer Fritz Zwicky. * Jimmy Hoffa, American trade union leader was born on that same date in 1913. * American mathematician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, Herbert A. Hauptman, born on this date in 1917.

 Technorama Ep 525 : Singing in the Acid Rain | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Coming up in this episode… * Atari * Hasbro * Super Bowl Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. On This Day In History for February 7, 2018 This is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 327 days remaining in 2018. * It was on this date in 1907, that launched The Mud March – the first large procession organized by the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies (NUWSS). * February 7, 1940, The second full-length animated Walt Disney film, Pinocchio, premieres. * It was also this date in 1984 during Space Shuttle mission STS-41 -B, Astronauts Bruce McCandless II and Robert L. Stewart make the first untethered space walk using the Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU). * Also on February 7, 1990,  The Central Committee of the Soviet Communist Party agrees to give up its monopoly on power as part of the Dissolution of the Soviet Union. * On February 7, 1997, NeXT merges with Apple Computer, starting the path to Mac OS X. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: * American blacksmith and businessman, founder of Deere & Company, John Deere, born on this date in 1804. * Charles Dickens, English Novelist and critic was born on that same date in 1812. * American author, Laura Ingalls Wilder, born on this date in 1867. * Thomas Andrews, Irish shipbuilder and businessman, designed the RMS Titanic was born on that same date in 1873. * G. H. Hardy, the English mathematician and geneticist was born 141 years ago today. * Joseph Algernon Pearce, Canadian astrophysicist and astronomer was born on that same date in 1893. * Russian engineer, founded the Antonov Aircraft Company, Oleg Konstantinovich Antonov was born 112 years ago today. * Bill Hoest, American cartoonist was born on that same date in 1926. * Also born on that same date in 1932,  American colonel, pilot, and astronaut, Alfred Worden. * Also turning 83 today is American businessman and politician Herb Kohl. * American singer-songwriter and guitarist, Garth Brooks is 56 today. * American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter, Chris Rock, born on this date in 1965. Listener Birthdays * 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) * 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 February 7, 2018 News * Infamous Atari Player Disqualified From World Record After 35 Years * Tesla Expands Sales of Solar Gear at Home Depot – Bloomberg 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 * The Surprisingly High-Tech Super Bowl I Broadcast * Open Source turns 20: Here’s how it all started Thank you Patrons! This show is brought to you by… YOU!

 Technorama Ep 524 : Lopsided Black Hole | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:27

Coming up in this episode… * Nasa * Space * Nasa Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show.   Feedback * Question of the Week: If you had no super powers, which superhero (or villain) would you pick a fight with? * Scott Stephanie Long: The Tick * Mike Robison: The Amazing Squirrel Girl * Lone Guise Knight: Wonder Dog * Myron Dupler: Zhadum. Nightwing * John Miller Jr: Gleek On This Day In History for January 31, 2018 This is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 334 days remaining in 2017. * It was on this date in 1606, that Guy Fawkes, as part of the Gunpowder Plot, is executed for plotting against Parliament and King James. * Also today in 1747, the first venereal diseases clinic opens at London Lock Hospital. * 155 years ago today, Alvan Graham Clark discovers the white dwarf star Sirius B, a companion of Sirius, through an 18.5-inch (47cm) telescope now located at Northwestern University. * Also on January 31, 1930, 3M begins marketing Scotch Tape. * January 31, 1949, These Are My Children, the first television daytime soap opera is broadcast by the NBC station in Chicago. * It was also this date in 1950 that United States President Harry S. Truman announces a program to develop the hydrogen bomb. * Also today in 1958, the first successful American satellite detects the Van Allen radiation belt. * Ham the Chimp travels into outer space aboard Mercury-Redstone on this date in 1961. * It was 51 years ago today, that The Soviet Union launches the unmanned Luna 9 spacecraft as part of the Luna program. * That same date in 1971, Astronauts Alan Shepard, Stuart Roosa, and Edgar Mitchell, aboard a Saturn V, liftoff for a mission to the Fra Mauro Highlands on the Moon aboard Apollo 14. * It was on this date in 2010, that Avatar becomes the first film to gross over $2 billion worldwide. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: * American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, Theodore William Richards, born on this date in 1868. * American chemist and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate, Irving Langmuir was born 136 years ago today. * Sofya Yanovskaya, the Russian mathematician and historian was born 121 years ago today. * American actress, singer, and dancer, Carol Channing, born on this date in 1921. * Born January 31, 1921, American tenor and actor Mario Lanza. * Norman Mailer, the American journalist and author was born 94 years ago today. * Also turning 89 today is American computer scientist and engineer Irma Wyman. * Rudolf Mössbauer, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate was born on that same date in 1929. * American actor and producer, James Franciscus was born 83 years ago today. * American actress, Suzanne Pleshette, born on this date in 1937. Listener Birthdays * 24 – Cynthia Fry * 25 – Kreg Steppe * 26 – Will The Computer Guy * 27 – Mark in Memphis * 27 – Chip Burkhead from The Scotchcast * 29 – Sarah P. from NJ… who was born in OK, moved to VA, married Brad P, moved to NJ, and is now back in VA * 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 * If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our

 Technorama Ep 523 : Stardust Smoothie | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Coming up in this episode… * Cosmos * Nasa * Warren Buffett Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback * What TV Show Has the Best Theme Song? * John Noble: The Addams Family * Mike Wills: Deadliest Catch * Rob Riehl: Airwolf * Joel Harper: SWAT * Doug Schulze: A-Team * Jack Mangan: Doctor Who, Barney Miller, Knight Rider * Tee Morris: Star Trek * Dan Shaurette: Highlander * Thomas Hausmann: Hawaii Five-O or Mission Impossible * Jonathan Strickland: Peter Gunn * Gary Lindros: A-Team * Krazy Joe: WKRP * Diana Lewis Mission Impossible was the best, but Andy Griffith was the catchiest. * Justin Diehl: Night Court * JT Shea: Bonanza or Lone Ranger * Rob Riehl: Original Battlestar Galactica * Martin DeFant Ground Forces from England featuring the Black Dyke Brass Band! * Liisa Tomasi: The Andy Griffith Show * CJ: Bosom Buddies On This Day In History for January 17, 2018 This is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 348 days remaining in 2018. * It was on this date in 1773, that Captain James Cook commands the first expedition to sail south of the Antarctic Circle. * It was also this date in 1899 that The United States takes possession of Wake Island in the Pacific Ocean. * It was on this date in 1912, that Captain Robert Falcon Scott reaches the South Pole, one month after Roald Amundsen. * January 17, 1917, The United States pays Denmark $25 million for the Virgin Islands. * Also on January 17, 1929, Popeye the Sailor Man, a cartoon character created by E. C. Segar, first appears in the Thimble Theatre comic strip. * 21 years ago today, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station: A Delta II carrying a GPS2R satellite explodes 13 seconds after launch, dropping 250 tons of burning rocket remains around the launch pad. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: * German physician and botanist, Leonhart Fuchs, born on this date in 1501. * Robert Fludd, the English physician, astrologer, and mathematician was born 444 years ago today. * Born January 17, 1706, American publisher, inventor, and politician, 6th President of Pennsylvania Benjamin Franklin. * Polish mathematician and academic, Antoni Łomnicki, born on this date in 1881. * Born January 17, 1886, American pilot and businessman, founded the Glenn L. Martin Company Glenn L. Martin. * Nevil Shute, English engineer and author was born on that same date in 1899. * American actress, game show panelist, television personality, and animal rights activist, Betty White is 96 today. * Vidal Sassoon, English-American hairdresser and businessman was born on that same date in 1928. * Also born on that same date in 1931,  American actor, James Earl Jones. * American actress, puppeteer/ventriloquist, and television host, Shari Lewis, born on this date in 1933. * Born January 17, 1949, American actor and comedian Andy Kaufman. * Also born on that same date in 1964,  American lawyer and activist, 46th First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama. * Also turning 48 today is Russian-American animator, director, and producer Genndy Tartakovsky. * American singer-songwriter and actress, Zooey Deschanel, born on this date in 1980. Listener Birthdays * 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

 Technorama Ep 522 : Inflatable Time Loop | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Coming up in this episode… * Twisted pair barb wire * Cassette Tapes * Antartica Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback * If you were in the virtual world, what would your pop culture avatar be? * Voice mail from Krazy Joe * Tiffany Mangan: Danaerys Stormborn on her dragon * John Miller Jr. – Optimus Prime On This Day In History for January 10, 2018 This is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 355 days remaining in 2018. * It was on this date in 1776, that Thomas Paine published his pamphlet Common Sense. * On January 10, 1812, the first steamboat on the Ohio River or the Mississippi River arrives in New Orleans, 82 days after departing from Pittsburgh. * The Metropolitan Railway, the world’s oldest underground railway, opens between Paddington and Farringdon, marking the beginning of the London Underground on this date in 1863. * January 10, 1870, John D. Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil. * 117 years ago today, the first great Texas oil gusher is discovered at Spindletop in Beaumont, Texas. * Also today in 1927, Fritz Lang’s futuristic film Metropolis is released in Germany. * 56 years ago today, NASA announces plans to build the C-5 rocket launch vehicle, which became known as the Saturn V Moon rocket, which launched every Apollo Moon mission. * Time Warner is formed by the merger of Time Inc. and Warner Communications on this date in 1990. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: * German astronomer, Simon Marius, born on this date in 1573. * Lazzaro Spallanzani, the Italian priest, biologist, and physiologist was born 289 years ago today. * English physician and academic, founded Birkbeck, University of London, George Birkbeck was born 242 years ago today. * Born January 10, 1780, German physician and explorer Martin Lichtenstein. * Carl Ritter von Ghega, Italian-Austrian engineer, designed the Semmering railway was born on that same date in 1802. * Italian paleontologist, archaeologist, and ethnographer, Luigi Pigorini, born on this date in 1842. * American architect, designed the Rookery Building and Monadnock Building, John Wellborn Root was born 168 years ago today. * Issai Schur, German mathematician and academic was born on that same date in 1875. * Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy, the Russian journalist, author, and poet was born 135 years ago today. * Born January 10, 1891, German mathematician and academic Heinrich Behmann. * Katharine Burr Blodgett, the American physicist and engineer was born 120 years ago today. * American engineer and inventor, Gordon Kidd Teal was born 111 years ago today. * Sune Bergström, Swedish biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate was born on that same date in 1916. * American businessman, Roy E. Disney was born 88 years ago today. * Also born on that same date in 1938,  American computer scientist and mathematician, Donald Knuth. * American singer-songwriter and musician, Donald Fagen is 70 today. * Also turning 65 today is American singer-songwriter Pat Benatar. * Also born on that same date in 1962,  American computer scientist and academic, Kathryn S. McKinley. Listener Birthdays * 03 – Thomas Gideon (The Command Line Podcast) * 06 – Steve Therrien (Canada) * 08 – Elvis! * 09 – Lingo from the Brit & Yankee pubcast * 14 – Glynne Tolar

 Technorama Ep521 : The Reindeer’s Little Mess | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Coming up in this episode… * AOL * Robots * Elon Musk Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. On This Day In History for December 20, 2017 This is the 354th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 11 days remaining in 2017. * It was on this date in 1606, that The Virginia Company loads three ships with settlers and sets sail to establish Jamestown, Virginia, the first permanent English settlement in the Americas. * It was 214 years ago today, that The Louisiana Purchase is completed at a ceremony in New Orleans. * Adolf Hitler is released from Landsberg Prison on this date in 1924. * Also today in 1946, The popular Christmas film It’s a Wonderful Life is first released in New York City. * Also on December 20, 1951, The EBR-1 in Arco, Idaho becomes the first nuclear power plant to generate electricity. The electricity powered four light bulbs. * That same date in 1957, The initial production version of the Boeing 707 makes its first flight. * A Pennsylvania Railroad Budd Metroliner exceeds 155 mph on their New York Division, also present day Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor on this date in 1967. * It was also this date in 1971 that The international aid organization Doctors Without Borders is founded by Bernard Kouchner and a group of journalists in Paris, France. * China successfully launches the Bolivian Túpac Katari 1 from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center on this date in 2013. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: * French mathematician and cartographer, Oronce Finé, born on this date in 1494. * Czech chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, Jaroslav Heyrovský was born 127 years ago today. * Born December 20, 1901, American physicist and academic, invented the Van de Graaff generator Robert J. Van de Graaff. * American actor, John Hillerman, born on this date in 1932. * Also born on that same date in 1945,  American singer-songwriter, drummer, and producer, Peter Criss. * English keyboard player and producer, Alan Parsons, born on this date in 1948. * English mathematician and academic, Geoffrey Grimmett is 67 today. * Also turning 41 today is Welsh game designer and businessman, co-founded Meteor Games Adam Powell. * 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 December 20, 2017 News * RIP, AOL Instant Messenger * Robots Are Being Used To Shoo Away Homeless People In San Francisco – Slashdot Hacks & Strange Stories * Elon Musk Tweets The Number 35,000 And Things Take An Unexpected Turn | Bored Panda 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 * Y2K Warning sticker from Best Buy circa 1999 * Y2k Book 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 ...

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  Coming up in this episode… * Famous Robots * Brain Candy * Luke Incarnate Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. On This Day In History for December 13, 2017 This is the 347th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 18 days remaining in 2017. * It was on this date in 1577, that Sir Francis Drake sets sail from Plymouth, England, on his round-the-world voyage. * It was 89 years ago today, that George Gershwin’s An American in Paris is first performed. * Also on December 13, 1962, NASA launches Relay 1, the first active repeater communications satellite in orbit. * Also today in 1972, Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt begin the third and final extra-vehicular activity (EVA) or “Moonwalk” of Apollo 17. To date they are the last humans to set foot on the Moon. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: * English chemist and academic, Robert Plot, born on this date in 1640. * Born December 13, 1662, Italian astronomer and philosopher Francesco Bianchini. * Franz Aepinus, the German astronomer and philosopher was born 293 years ago today. * Born December 13, 1780, German chemist, invented the Döbereiner’s lamp Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner. * Werner von Siemens, German engineer and businessman, founded Siemens was born on that same date in 1816. * 16th First Lady of the United States, Mary Todd Lincoln was born 199 years ago today. * Danish feminist, novelist and telegraphist, Mathilde Fibiger, born on this date in 1830. * Kristian Birkeland, the Norwegian physicist and author was born 150 years ago today. * American mathematician, Annie Dale Biddle Andrews was born 132 years ago today. * Born December 13, 1887, Hungarian-American mathematician and academic George Pólya. * American actor, singer, and dancer, Dick Van Dyke, born on this date in 1925. * Also turning 88 today is Canadian actor and producer Christopher Plummer. * Also born on that same date in 1948,  American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor, Ted Nugent. * American actor, Jamie Foxx, born on this date in 1967. Listener Birthdays * 07 – Peter aka Zzippster from the Zzipp and Co. Podcast, Weymouth, Dorset, UK * 08 – DanDman * 08 – Gydian (Michael H.) * 09 – Steve Kite (BigUnit62) * 12 – Deckrd * 12 – Kevin Burns (Soleblaze) * 12 – Matt Blocker TheGiant * 12 – Rob Riehl (suriehl) * 14 – Michael Spence from Brother Osric’s Scriptorium * 17 – Jorge Schrauwen * 20 – Phil Burchill 42 this year (2015)! Ten years of listening to Technorama! * 21 – James Ballard KarakSindru * 22 – Bo Pace * 22 – Luke “Chuck’s Stalker” Smith (2000) * 22 – Jason Pelloni, Tampa, FL * 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 December 13, 2017 News * Mark Hamill visited a sick child * One of the Most Famous Movie Robots of All Time Just Sold for $5.4 Million Hacks & Strange Stories *

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Coming up in this episode… * One * Two * Three Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. On This Day In History for November 29, 2017 This is the 333rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 32 days remaining in 2017 * It was on this date in 1877, that Thomas Edison demonstrates his phonograph for the first time. * On November 29, 1929, U.S. Admiral Richard E. Byrd leads the first expedition to fly over the South Pole. * November 29, 1961, Enos, a chimpanzee, is launched into space. The spacecraft orbits the Earth twice and splashes down off the coast of Puerto Rico as part of the Mercury-Atlas 5 mission. * 45 years ago today, Atari announces the release of Pong, the first commercially successful video game. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: * American philosopher and academic, Amos Bronson Alcott, born on this date in 1799. * Austrian mathematician and physicist, Christian Doppler was born 214 years ago today. * John Ambrose Fleming, the English physicist and engineer was born 168 years ago today. * American mathematician and academic, Suzan Rose Benedict, born on this date in 1873. * Born November 29, 1920, American chemist and academic, developed spandex Joseph Shivers. * Also turning 97 today is Russian engineer and politician Yegor Ligachyov. * American horn player and composer, Chuck Mangione is 77 today. * American comedian, actor, and screenwriter, Garry Shandling was born 68 years ago today. Listener Birthdays December * 01 – Claudio Miranda (ClaudioM) * 02 – Ben Fryxell from the MacMania Podcast * 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 November 29, 2017 News * Yellowstone Supervolcano May Rumble to Life Faster Than Thought * Humans vs. Robots: Artificial Intelligence Beats Top Pilot in NASA and Google Drone Race * Research Says This Required Job Skill Will Trump Emotional Intelligence by the Year 2020 | Inc.com Hacks & Strange Stories * The Rise and Fall of Nikola Tesla and his Tower | History | Smithsonian 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 * Why most satellites are destroyed at this one spot on Earth – Business Insider * Here’s what we had to say about Voyager 1 when it launched 40 years ago | Popular Science Thank you Patrons! This show is brought to you by… YOU! Thank you to our Patrons who enable us to keep the show running and bring you special episodes. Avner Braverman Ben Vaughan Mike WIlls Leon John Noble Amy Bowen Chris MC Alexis Duran

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