Episode 648: Computers, They Byte.

Technorama show

Summary: <br> Listen below with the audio player or <a href="https://wp.me/pe53l-1xt">Click Here</a> for complete show notes and video from the show.<br> <br> <br> <br> Feedback<br> <br> Question of the Week…What fictional company would you like to work for?<br> <br> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/technoramapodcast/photos/a.10151218397851671/10157936751296671">Technorama</a><br> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/chuck.tomasi/posts/10160396724693455">Chuck</a><br> <br> <br> <br> On This Day In History for August 18, 2021<br> This is the 230th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 135 days remaining in 2021.<br> <br> It was on this date in 1783, that A huge fireball meteor was seen across Great Britain as it passes over the east coast<br> That same date in 1868, French astronomer Pierre Janssen discovered helium<br> 118 years ago today, German engineer Karl Jatho allegedly flew his self-made, motored gliding airplane four months before the first flight of the Wright brothers<br> On August 18, 2020, the new Microsoft Flight Simulator was launched<br> <br> Happy birthday goes out on this date to:<br> <br> Italian composer and conductor, Antonio Salieri, born on this date in 1750.<br> Meriwether Lewis, American soldier, explorer, and politician was born on that same date in 1774.<br> American businessman, founded Marshall Field’s, Marshall Field was born 187 years ago today.<br> American businessman, Max Factor, Jr., born on this date in 1904.<br> Born August 18, 1911, Hungarian computer scientist and programmer Klara Dan von Neumann.<br> American actress, Shelley Winters, born on this date in 1920.<br> Also born on that same date in 1933,  French-Polish director, producer, screenwriter, and actor, Roman Polanski.<br> Vincent Bugliosi, the American lawyer and author was born 87 years ago today.<br> Also turning 78 today is American actor and comedian Martin Mull.<br> Also born on that same date in 1950,  English drummer and sculptor, Dennis Elliott.<br> American actor and dancer, Patrick Swayze was born 69 years ago today.<br> Also born on that same date in 1954,  Italian astrophysicist, astronaut, and politician, Umberto Guidoni<br> Also turning 64 today is American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter Denis Leary.<br> American actor and producer, Malcolm-Jamal Warner is 51 today.<br> <br> Listener Birthdays<br> <br> 19 – Brian Litecky (blitecky)<br> 19 – Matt Rider (The Eagle Scout Geek )<br> 20 – Jedi_Kez (aka Brian From Winnipeg)<br> 22 – Zoidberg [1967]<br> 22 – Kyle Slingo<br> 22 – AlchemyDragon<br> 24 – Kira Fiore (Krazy Joe &amp; Christine’s daughter)<br> <br> And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for August  18, 2021<br> <br> If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the <a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSenNyl8MEsC_eVDvCerLe8wNvhgtjg2d7F0Yj0IFYl4dOU2uA/viewform">Birthday Calendar</a> link.<br> <br> News<br> <br> <a href="https://www.theverge.com/2021/8/11/22619622/amiga-500-mini-announced-games-price-release-date">The Amiga is the latest game system to get a mini retro remake – The Verge</a><br> <a href="https://www.cnet.com/news/asteroid-bennu-has-a-1-in-1750-chance-of-smashing-into-earth-nasa-says/">Asteroid Bennu has 1 in 1,750 chance of smashing into Earth, NASA says – CNET</a><br> <br> Shout out to the chat room<br> Watch 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!<br> Remember When<br> <br> <a href="https://news.yahoo.com/mayflower-400-years-many-people-231523745.html">Mayflower 400 years: How many people are related to the Mayflower pilgrims?</a><br> <a href="https://money.yahoo.com/remastered-apollo-15-photos-reveal-225924817."></a>