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 Technorama Ep 549 : The Fresh Maker | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:08:09

Coming up in this episode… * Bitcoin * DNA * FDA Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show.   Feedback * What is your most disappointing purchase you thought was going to be awesome? Claudio Hey gents! Great show as always! I just need to catch it live again (tried last week but that time change must have mucked me up). Just to clarify something on AT&T vs. “BSD”: Yes, BSD (the software) refers to Berkeley Software Distribution, but it would be kind of funny if AT&T were suing a piece of software. BSD, or more specifically, BSDi (Berkeley Software Design, Inc.) was the company that was being sued which was developing and selling BSD (Berkeley Software Distribution) at the time. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berkeley_Software_Design https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UNIX_System_Laboratories,_Inc._v._Berkeley_Software_Design,_Inc. So, my bad for not adding that “i” at the end.  Proof that “The ‘i’s have it!”

 Technorama Ep548: Certain Defeat – Repost | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

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 Technorama Ep548: Certain Defeat | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24

Coming up in this episode… Space Space and More Space Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback * Postcard from Jorge * Postcard from Liisa * Shari E Mosser. Sandwick Long time listener…OK, but not for a while.  Kids make me more of a stealth geek now. Anyway, I run ND’s part of the Letters About Literature contest.  I want to promote it using the Letters song you guys use for feedback. However, my Google Fu is failing me hardcore. Where did you guys find it? * Claudio Miranda Hey fellas!  I’m not dead yet! I hope this makes it to the show tonight.  If not, there’s always next week I guess. Nevertheless, I thought I’d share this one with you guys being the Unix geek/nerd that I am.  Found this one on reddit. It’s a touched up BSD vs System V “Death Star” poster from back in the day when AT&T was suing BSD (aka, Berkeley Software Design).  I’d love to get a full-size version of this bad boy if they ever remake it. https://www.reddit.com/r/BSD/comments/9sdy0n/bsd_vs_system_v_death_star_poster/ Still listening after all these years (that explains a lot of things…must be the Izerol, lol). OneZeroOne! * What was the worst horror movie you’ve ever seen? On This Day In History for November 7, 2018 This is the 311st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 54 days remaining in 2018. It was on this date in 1492, that The Ensisheim meteorite, the oldest meteorite with a known date of impact, strikes the Earth around noon in a wheat field outside the village of Ensisheim, Alsace, France. The London Gazette, the oldest surviving journal, is first published on this date in 1665. That same date in 1885, The completion of Canada’s first transcontinental railway is symbolized by the Last Spike ceremony at Craigellachie, British Columbia. November 7, 1908, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid are reportedly killed in San Vicente Canton, Bolivia. On November 7, 1910, The first air freight shipment (from Dayton, Ohio, to Columbus, Ohio) is undertaken by the Wright brothers and department store owner Max Moorehouse. Also on November 7, 1940, In Tacoma, Washington, the original Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapses in a windstorm, a mere four months after the bridge’s completion. It was on this date in 1944, that Franklin D. Roosevelt elected for a record fourth term as President of the United States of America. It was also this date in 1967 that US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, establishing the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Also today in 1991, Magic Johnson announces that he is infected with HIV and retires from the NBA. It was also this date in 1994 that WXYC, the student radio station of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, provides the world’s first internet radio broadcast. Also on November 7, 1996, NASA launches the Mars Global Surveyor. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: Polish chemist and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate, Marie Curie, born on this date in 1867. Philip Morrison, American astrophysicist and academic was born on that same date in 1915. New Zealand astronomer and academic, Gerard F. Gilmore, born on this date in 1951. American actor, Christopher Knight is 61 today. American actress, Dana Plato, born on this date in 1964.

 Technorama Ep 547: Text Message from Mars | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Coming up in this episode… * Robot Calls * Robbers * Spray on Coating Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback * Voicemail from Crazy Joe (In the VM folder) On This Day In History for October 31, 2018 This is the 304th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 61 days remaining in 2018. * It was on this date in 1517, Martin Luther posts his 95 Theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg. * Also today in 1587, Leiden University Library opens its doors after its founding in 1575. * 105 years ago today, Dedication of the Lincoln Highway, the first automobile highway across United States. * October 31, 1941, After 14 years of work, Mount Rushmore is completed. * It was also this date in 1943 that An F4U Corsair accomplishes the first successful radar-guided interception by a United States Navy or Marine Corps aircraft. * That same date in 1961, In the Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin’s body is removed from the Lenin’s Mausoleum, also known as the Lenin Tomb. * 45 years ago today, Mountjoy Prison helicopter escape. Three Provisional Irish Republican Army members escape from Mountjoy Prison, Dublin aboard a hijacked helicopter that landed in the exercise yard. * October 31, 1999, Yachtsman Jesse Martin returns to Melbourne after 11 months of circumnavigating the world, solo, non-stop and unassisted. * Also today in 2000, Soyuz TM-31 launches, carrying the first resident crew to the International Space Station. The ISS has been crewed continuously since then. * 7 years ago today, The global population of humans reaches seven billion. This day is now recognized by the United Nations as the Day of Seven Billion. * It was also this date in 2014 that During a test flight, the VSS Enterprise, a Virgin Galactic experimental spaceflight test vehicle, suffers a catastrophic in-flight breakup and crashes in the Mojave Desert, California,. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: * French archaeologist and author, Anne Claude de Caylus, born on this date in 1692. * Italian physician, physicist, and academic, Laura Bassi was born 307 years ago today. * Karl Weierstrass, the German mathematician and academic was born 203 years ago today. * Adolf von Baeyer, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate was born on that same date in 1835. * Born October 31, 1912, American animator and voice actor Ollie Johnston. * American singer-songwriter and actress, Dale Evans, born on this date in 1912. * John Hugenholtz, Dutch engineer and designer was born on that same date in 1914. * Born October 31, 1919, American mathematician and author Magnus Wenninger. * Barbara Bel Geddes, American actress was born on that same date in 1922. * Also born on that same date in 1930, American general, pilot, and astronaut, Michael Collins. * Also turning 83 today is American mathematician and theorist Ronald Graham. * Michael Landon, the American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter was born 82 years ago today. * American businessman and activist, founded the Oscar Wilde Bookshop, Craig Rodwell was born 78 years ago today. * David Ogden Stiers, American actor was born on that same date in 1942. * New Zealand actor, director, producer, and screenwriter, Peter Jackson, born on this date in 1961. * Also turning 55 today is American actor and comedian Rob Schneider. Listener Birthdays November Birthdays * 01 – Amber Elstad * 02 – Mark McCoy * 03 – Ken Pace * 03 – Craig Glassner (aka Ranger Craig) * 04 – Avner (OMG, its 2014 – I’m 40 already)

 Technorama Ep 546: It’s October already? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:07:40

Coming up in this episode… * Gary Kurtz * AI and Guns * Word Mangler 2000 Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback * Feedback from Jorge * So the 50 times close was bugging me while stuck in traffic… would it not be the sun -> mercury distance devices by 50? * Say Mercury is 50 units removed from the sun. 50 times close would be 1 unit removed? So 50/50 = 1? * Another player in the rocket space: Blue Origin * What’s your favorite time travel movie? On This Day In History for October 5, 2018 This is the 276th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 89 days remaining in 2018. * It was on this date in 1283, that Dafydd ap Gruffydd, prince of Gwynedd in Wales, is the first nobleman to be executed by hanging, drawing and quartering. * It was 229 years ago today, that George Washington makes the first Thanksgiving Day designated by the national government of the US. * Also today in 1849, American author Edgar Allan Poe is found delirious in a gutter in Baltimore under mysterious circumstances; it is the last time he is seen in public before his death. * 155 years ago today, The last Thursday in November is declared as Thanksgiving Day by United States President Abraham Lincoln as are Thursdays, November 30, 1865 and November 29, 1866. * Captain Jack and companions are hanged for their part in the Modoc War on this date in 1873. * Also today in 1919, Cincinnati Reds pitcher Adolfo Luque becomes the first Latin player to appear in a World Series. * Also on October 3, 1929, The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes is renamed to Kingdom of Yugoslavia, “Land of the South Slavs”. * On October 3, 1942, the first successful launch of a V-2 /A4 -rocket from Test Stand VII at Peenemünde, Germany. It is the first man-made object to reach space. * That same date in 1949, WERD, the first black-owned radio station in the United States, opens in Atlanta. * 66 years ago today, The United Kingdom successfully tests a nuclear weapon to become the world’s third nuclear power. * Sigma 7 is launched from Cape Canaveral as part of Project Mercury, with astronaut Wally Schirra aboard, for a six-orbit, nine-hour flight on this date in 1962. * It was also this date in 1985 that The Space Shuttle Atlantis makes its maiden flight. (Mission STS-51 -J). * Also today in 1986, TASCC, a superconducting cyclotron at the Chalk River Laboratories, is officially opened. * That same date in 1995, O. J. Simpson is acquitted of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: * Italian physicist and academic, Giovanni Battista Beccaria, born on this date in 1716. * Russian archaeologist and explorer, Pyotr Kozlov was born 155 years ago today. * American film producer, Ray Stark, born on this date in 1915. * Born October 3, 1925, American novelist, screenwriter, and critic Gore Vidal. * Also turning 83 today is American general, pilot, and astronaut Charles Duke. * Belgian mathematician and academic, Pierre Deligne, born on this date in 1944. * Also turning 71 today is American poet, songwriter, blogger, and activist John Perry Barlow. * American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer, Lindsey Buckingham, born on this date in 1949. * Also turning 69 today is American photographer and director Laurie Simmons. * American geologist and astronaut, Kathryn D. Sullivan, born on this date in 1951. * Also born on that same date in 1964,  English actor, Clive Owen. * American singer-songwriter,

 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...

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