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 Episode 674: A Formidable Foe | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:54

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback QOTW: What 100% FACT is the hardest to believe? Technorama on FB On This Day in History for May 18, 2022 This is the 138th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 227 days remaining in 2022. It was on this date in 1499, that Alonso de Ojeda set sail from Cádiz on his voyage to what is now Venezuela It was also this date in 1953 that Jackie Cochran became the first woman to break the sound barrier Apollo program: Apollo 10 was launched on this date in 1969 On May 18, 1974, Under project Smiling Buddha, India successfully detonated its first nuclear weapon becoming the sixth nation to do so Also on May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens erupted in Washington, United States, killing 57 people and causing $3 billion in damage 17 years ago today, A second photo from the Hubble Space Telescope confirmed that Pluto has two additional moons, Nix and Hydra Happy birthday goes out on this date to: Persian mathematician, astronomer, and poet, Omar Khayyám, born on this date in 1048. Born May 18, 1711, Ragusan physicist, astronomer, and mathematician Roger Joseph Boscovich. English engineer, mathematician, and physicist, Oliver Heaviside, born on this date in 1850. Thomas Midgley, Jr., American chemist and engineer was born on that same date in 1889. American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, Vincent du Vigneaud, born on this date in 1901. Born May 18, 1912, American singer and television host Perry Como. Don Martin, American cartoonist was born on that same date in 1931. Also born on that same date in 1941,  Scottish astronomer, physicist, and academic, Malcolm Longair. Also turning 52 today is American actress, producer, and screenwriter Tina Fey. Also born on that same date in 1979,  Swedish video game designer, co-designed Minecraft, Jens Bergensten. Listener Birthdays May 22 – Tim Elliott 23 – Kris Ziel Host and producer of The AVScast and 24 Under Review 26 – Eli Yukelzon 27 – Tonya from Dancing With Elephants 28 – Chris Martens, Host of The Jesus Geeks, Z Net Central, and Producer of On The Edge Of Darkness 30 – Petri Lopia 31 – Troy Dunlavy June 1 – Selganor 2 – Anthony Gartner (Enigmavb) 4 – Leo Schrauwen – history and pictures from Ekeren (Antwerp, Belgium) in Dutch 4 – Tara Parkman (daughter of Richard Parkman) 6 – Adam Larson (UncleAdam) 6 – Grandma Grace (1921) And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for May 18, 2022 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link. News How Often Do Ads Share Your Data Every Day? Hundreds of Times (gizmodo.com) Total lunar eclipse view from Florida (wesh.com) Hacks & Strange Stories Robots Are Writing Poetry, and Many People Can’t Tell the Difference | The Walrus Shout out to the chat room Watch us live every Sunday night at 9:30PM ET on Facebook.

 Episode 673: The Hurdles of Life | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:06:17

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback Feedback from Listener Gary! QOTW: What kind of music do you listen to when you work? Technorama On This Day In History for May 11, 2022 This is the 131st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 234 days remaining in 2022. It was on this date in 868, that A copy of the Diamond Sutra was printed in China, making it the oldest known dated printed book. Also today in 1502, Christopher Columbus left on his fourth and last voyage (till Nov.7,1504). Also on May 11, 1997, Deep Blue, a chess-playing supercomputer, defeated Garry Kasparov in the last game of the rematch, becoming the first computer to beat a world-champion chess player in a classic match format. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: German physician, physiologist, and anthropologist, Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, born on this date in 1752. Born May 11, 1871, American astronomer and author Frank Schlesinger. Hungarian-American mathematician, physicist, and engineer, Theodore von Kármán was born 141 years ago today. Irving Berlin, Belarusian-American pianist and composer was born on that same date in 1888. Born May 11, 1918, American physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate Richard Feynman. Antony Hewish, the English astronomer and academic, Nobel Prize laureate was born 98 years ago today. American explorer, author, and scholar, Gene Savoy was born 95 years ago today. Born May 11, 1930, Dutch computer scientist and academic Edsger W. Dijkstra. Listener Birthdays 12 – Amanda Huggenkiss 14 – JPCJ And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for May 11, 2022 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link. News Rocket Lab catches falling rocket with a helicopter — then drops it in the ocean – The Verge George Pérez, Legendary DC and Marvel Comic Book Artist, Dies at 67 – IGN Hacks & Strange Stories Artist Uses AI to Horrifyingly Reimagine ‘Star Wars’ as a Cosmic Body Horror Nightmare Shout out to the chat room 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! Remember When Star Trek Pilot ‘The Cage’ Gets a Hologram Recreation (gizmodo.com) A (Nearly All) New Commodore 64 | Hackaday 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. Alexis Duran Amber Elstad Amy Bowen Avner Braverman Ben Vaughan Brian Brown Chris Mc DanDMan Coyer Tim Cook

 Episode 672: This is the May | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:04:49

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback QOTW: What’s the most ridiculous thing you saw a computer illiterate person do with a computer? Technorama FB Page On This Day In History for May 4, 2022 This is the 124th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 241 days remaining in 2022. It was on this date in 1493, that Pope Alexander VI divided the New World between Spain and Portugal along the Line of Demarcation That same date in 1626, Dutch explorer Peter Minuit arrived in New Netherland (present day Manhattan Island) aboard the See Meeuw Also on May 4, 1904, The United States began construction of the Panama Canal Also today in 1953, Ernest Hemingway won the Pulitzer Prize for The Old Man and the Sea Also on May 4, 1972, The Don’t Make A Wave Committee, a fledgling environmental organization founded in Canada in 1971, officially changed its name to “Greenpeace Foundation” The 108 -story Sears Tower in Chicago was topped out at 1,451 feet as the world’s tallest building on this date in 1973 It was also this date in 1998 that A federal judge in Sacramento, California, gave “Unabomber” Theodore Kaczynski four life sentences plus 30 years after Kaczynski accepts a plea agreement sparing him from the death penalty Happy birthday goes out on this date to: Italian instrument maker, inventor of the piano, Bartolomeo Cristofori, born on this date in 1655. Jean-Charles de Borda, the French mathematician, physicist, and sailor was born 289 years ago today. Maynard Ferguson, Canadian trumpet player and bandleader was born on that same date in 1928. Also born on that same date in 1953,  American actress and singer, Pia Zadora. Also turning 66 today is American astronaut and engineer Michael L. Gernhardt. Listener Birthdays 5 – Joe Mieczkowski host of Onthepodcast 6 – Amber Pace (not really a listener, but a mother and a wife of listeners) 6 – Bill Barbour 6 – Steve Bickle 6 – Brian Brown 8 – Curtis Parish And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for May  4, 2022 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link. News First private mission to the ISS splashes down off Florida coast – The Verge SpaceX launches another historic astronaut mission – CNN Drones are setting down roots in wildfire-scarred landscapes – The Verge Hacks & Strange Stories Pepper’s Scope: What’s Old Is New Again – Make: (makezine.com) Shout out to the chat room 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! Remember When The Sinclair ZX Spectrum Turns 40 | Hackaday Thank you Patrons! This show is brought to you by… YOU!

 Episode 671: It’s April 20th, just so you know | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 58:30

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback QOTW: What movies haven’t aged well? Technorama Podcast On This Day In History for April 20, 2022 This is the 110th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 255 days remaining in 2022. It was on this date in 1496, that After his return from the New World Christopher Columbus entered the court of his sponsors King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella. For more than an hour, the sovereigns besieged the seaman with questions. Also on April 20, 1534, Jacques Cartier began his first voyage to what is today the east coast of Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador. Also today in 1535, The sun dog phenomenon was observed over Stockholm, as later depicted in the famous painting Vädersolstavlan It was 160 years ago today, that Louis Pasteur and Claude Bernard completed the experiment disproving the theory of spontaneous generation On April 20, 1865, Astronomer Angelo Secchi demonstrated the Secchi disk, which measures water clarity, aboard Pope Pius IX’s yacht, the L’Immaculata Concezion Pierre and Marie Curie refined radium chloride on this date in 1902 Also today in 1972, Apollo 16 lunar module, commanded by John Young and piloted by Charles Duke, landed on the moon Happy birthday goes out on this date to: German-American mechanic and engineer, Heinrich Göbel, born on this date in 1818. Born April 20, 1918, Swedish physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate Kai Siegbahn. American nun and broadcaster, founded Eternal Word Television Network, Mother Angelica was born 99 years ago today. Born April 20, 1923, American drummer and producer Tito Puente. American actor, George Takei, born on this date in 1937. Also born on that same date in 1964,  American actor, Crispin Glover. Also turning 58 today is English actor and director Andy Serkis. Listener Birthdays 21 – Kim and Kreg’s Anniversary 26 – Stewe Lundin – Sweden And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for April  20, 2022 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link. Hacks & Strange Stories Electric Chopsticks Make Food Taste More Salty (gizmodo.com) RSS Printer Gives You The Hard Copy News You Desire | Hackaday What Chinese scientists learned by teaching two monkeys to play Pac-Man Shout out to the chat room 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! Remember When Titanosaur nesting spot found in Brazil | Ars Technica 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. Alexis Duran Amber Elstad Amy Bowen Avner Braverman Ben Vaughan

 Episode 670: Having a Drink at the Space Bar | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:24

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback QOTW: What villain can you just not hate? Technorama On This Day In History for April 13, 2022 This is the 103rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 262 days remaining in 2022. It was on this date in 1870, that The New York City Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded April 13, 1953, CIA director Allen Dulles launched the mind-control program Project MKUltra The United States launched Transit 1 -B, the world’s first satellite navigation system on this date in 1960 It was also this date in 1970 that An oxygen tank aboard the Apollo 13 Service Module exploded, putting the crew in great danger and causing major damage to the Apollo command and service module (codenamed “Odyssey”) while en route to the Moon On April 13, 1976, The United States Treasury Department reintroduced the two-dollar bill as a Federal Reserve Note on Thomas Jefferson’s 233rd birthday as part of the United States Bicentennial celebration Happy birthday goes out on this date to: English soldier, member of the Gunpowder Plot (probable; d. 1606), Guy Fawkes, born on this date in 1570. Thomas Jefferson, American lawyer and politician, 3rd President of the United States was born on that same date in 1743. Cornish-English engineer and explorer, Richard Trevithick, born on this date in 1771. Irish engineer, invented the Screw-pile lighthouse, Alexander Mitchell was born 242 years ago today. Arthur Matthew Weld Downing, Irish astronomer was born on that same date in 1850. American businessman, founded the F. W. Woolworth Company, Frank Winfield Woolworth was born 170 years ago today. American criminal, Butch Cassidy, born on this date in 1866. Born April 13, 1879, American type designer, lettering artist, graphic designer, and educator Oswald Bruce Cooper. Scottish engineer, invented Radar, Robert Watson-Watt was born 130 years ago today. Born April 13, 1899, American architect and game designer, created Scrabble, Alfred Mosher Butts. American businessman, founded Atlantic Richfield Oil Co., Robert Orville Anderson, born on this date in 1917. American geneticist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, Michael Stuart Brown is 81 today. Also born on that same date in 1949,  New Zealand-English mathematician and statistician, Len Cook. American actor, Ron Perlman, born on this date in 1950. Also turning 59 today is Russian chess player and author Garry Kasparov. Listener Birthdays 14 – Danny Harnish 16 – Donna Tomasi 18 – Skaifey (Anthony) 19 – Amanda (SusietheGeek’s daughter & Geek in Training) And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for April  13, 2022 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link. News Fossil of Dinosaur Killed on Day of Asteroid Strike Discovered – IGN A Powerful ‘Space Laser’ Has Been Detected Beaming From Deep Space Shout out to the chat room Watch us live every Sunday night at 9:30PM ET on Facebook. Go to Join our page and get notified automatically.

 Episode 669: Cows in the Milky Way | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:04:38

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback QOTW: What is so ancient only an Internet veteran can remember? Technorama on FB On This Day In History for April 6, 2022 This is the 96th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 269 days remaining in 2022. It was on this date in 1652, that At the Cape of Good Hope, Dutch sailor Jan van Riebeeck established a resupply camp that eventually becomes Cape Town Also on April 6, 1808, John Jacob Astor incorporated the American Fur Company, that would eventually make him America’s first millionaire In Athens, the opening of the first modern Olympic Games was celebrated, 1,500 years after the original games are banned by Roman emperor Theodosius I on this date in 1896 Also on April 6, 1926, Varney Airlines made its first commercial flight (Varney is the root company of United Airlines) That same date in 1965, was the launch of Early Bird, the first commercial communications satellite to be placed in geosynchronous orbit Happy birthday goes out on this date to: Jewish philosopher, Torah scholar, physician and astronomer (March 30 also proposed, d. 1204), Maimonides, born on this date in 1135. Guillaume Bigourdan, French astronomer and academic was born on that same date in 1851. Anthony Fokker, the Dutch engineer and businessman, founded Fokker Aircraft Manufacturer was born 132 years ago today. American businessman, founded the Douglas Aircraft Company, Donald Wills Douglas, Sr., born on this date in 1892. Born April 6, 1910, Belarusian-American rocket scientist Barys Kit. American pilot and physicist, invented the Taser gun, Jack Cover was born 102 years ago today. American actor, singer, and writer, Billy Dee Williams, born on this date in 1937. Also born on that same date in 1939,  American businessman, co-founded Zeta Interactive, John Sculley. American actor and director, John Ratzenberger is 75 today. English mathematician and computer scientist, Mike Worboys, born on this date in 1947. Italian soldier, engineer, and astronaut, Paolo Nespoli is 65 today Listener Birthdays 29 – Marc Blackburn  4 – Brian K 4 – Joel McLaughlin (aka Gorkon) 4 – Amy Bowen 5 – Chad Davis, Jon Issler (hsteckylf) 5 – Griffin Sylvester (Ildreancipher) 5 – Martine Tysmans – citytrips, travelling, jokes… (in Dutch) 5 – Ringmaster Greg from Dancing With Elephants 6 – Trevor Litecky (future Geek) 7 – P.C. Haring And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for March  30, 2022 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link. News Mysterious ‘odd radio circles’ seen in space, new image shows – CNN Completely Paralyzed Patient Gets Brain Implant, Asks For Beer And Heavy Metal Shout out to the chat room 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! Remember When

 Episode 668: Hair Band Extravaganza | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:05:42

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback QOTW: What character, book or movie name would make a great band name? Let’s play “Movie, Book, or Band name”… (Chuck asks Kreg some questions) On This Day In History for March 23, 2022 This is the 82nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 283 days remaining in 2022. It was on this date in 1806, after traveling through the Louisiana Purchase and reaching the Pacific Ocean, explorers Lewis and Clark and their “Corps of Discovery” began their arduous journey home Elisha Otis’s first elevator was installed at 488 Broadway New York City on this date in 1857 That same date in 1965, NASA launched Gemini 3, the United States’ first two-man space flight (crew: Gus Grissom and John Young) Also on March 23, 1983, President Ronald Reagan made his initial proposal to develop technology to intercept enemy missiles known as the Strategic Defense Initiative, or Star Wars. It was on this date in 2001, that The Russian Mir space station was disposed of, breaking up in the atmosphere before falling into the southern Pacific Ocean near Fiji Happy birthday goes out on this date to: American botanist and explorer, John Bartram, born on this date in 1699. Pierre-Simon Laplace, French mathematician and astronomer was born on that same date in 1749. Born March 23, 1754, Slovene mathematician, physicist and artillery officer Jurij Vega. English geologist and cartographer, William Smith was born 253 years ago today. Susan Jane Cunningham, American mathematician was born on that same date in 1842. Born March 23, 1882, Jewish German-American mathematician, physicist and academic Emmy Noether. German-American physicist and engineer, Wernher von Braun was born 110 years ago today. Ludvig Faddeev, the Russian mathematician and physicist was born 88 years ago today. American singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer, Ric Ocasek was born 78 years ago today. American singer-songwriter, Chaka Khan, born on this date in 1953. Listener Birthdays 16 – Michelle Lopez a.k.a. CntrySigns 18 – Gregory Lemon @ GregoryLemon.com 19 – JT Shea of The Gigcast and JT Ukes at 40 19 – Michael R. Mennenga 21 – Krazy Joe Fiore, MegaPodTasticand Honey, You’ve *GOT* to See This! 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 29 – Marc Blackburn  And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for March  23, 2022 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link. News Elon Musk reveals new prediction for when humans will land on Mars using his Starship rocket New spinal cord stimulation study puts people with paralysis on their feet again – CNN Hacks & Strange Stories Watch this mama chimp treat her son’s open wound by applying insect “poultice” | Ars Technica

 Episode 667: Temporal Radiation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:01:29

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback QOTW: What is your worst personality characteristic you find in a character? Technorama On This Day In History for March 9, 2022 This is the 68th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 297 days remaining in 2022. It was on this date in 1815, that Francis Ronalds described the first battery-operated clock in the Philosophical Magazine. Also on March 9, 1841, The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the United States v. The Amistad case that captive Africans who had seized control of the ship carrying them had been taken into slavery illegally. Also today in 1842, The first documented discovery of gold in California occured at Rancho San Francisco, six years before the California Gold Rush. March 9, 1862, USS Monitor and CSS Virginia fought to a draw in the Battle of Hampton Roads, the first battle between two ironclad warships. It was also this date in 1954 that CBS television broadcasted the See It Now episode, “A Report on Senator Joseph McCarthy”, produced by Fred Friendly. The Barbie doll made its debut at the American International Toy Fair in New York. on this date in 1959 It was 62 years ago today that Dr. Belding Hibbard Scribner implanted for the first time a shunt he invented into a patient, which allowed the patient to receive hemodialysis on a regular basis. Also on March 9, 1961, Sputnik 9 successfully launched, carrying a dog and a human dummy, and demonstrating that the Soviet Union was ready to begin human spaceflight. It was also this date in 1974 that The Mars 7 Flyby bus released the descent module too early, missing Mars. March 9, 1987, Chrysler announces its acquisition of American Motors Corporation That same date in 1997, Observers in China, Mongolia and eastern Siberia were treated to a rare double feature as an eclipse permitted Hale-Bopp to be seen during the day. It was 11 years ago today that Space Shuttle Discovery made its final landing after 39 flights. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: Italian cartographer and explorer, Amerigo Vespucci, born on this date in 1451. German theologian, cartographer and astronomer, David Fabricius was born 458 years ago today. Amasa Leland Stanford, the American businessman and politician, founded Stanford University was born 198 years ago today. American soldier and engineer, founded Klipsch Audio Technologies, Paul Wilbur Klipsch was born 118 years ago today. American classical violin prodigy and theremin player, Clara Rockmore, born on this date in 1911. Russian colonel, pilot, and astronaut, Yuri Gagarin was born 88 years ago today. Also turning 87 today is American engineer and businessman, co-founded Qualcomm Inc. Andrew Viterbi. American chess player and author, Bobby Fischer, born on this date in 1943. Also born on that same date in 1971,  American actor, Emmanuel Lewis. Listener Birthdays 11 – Andy Helsby of Absoblogginlutely! 11 – Ken Kitzman a.k.a kitzken 13 – Johanna Gonzalez a.k.a. MightyJo 14 – Pi Day (3/14) And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for March 9, 2022 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link. News Quick recap of Star Trek The Cruise VI

 Episode 665: We’ve Been Picked Up for a New Season | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:09:52

Our special guest on this Episode is Evo Terra and you can find him and his podcast at Podcast Pontifications, and on Twitter Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback Congratulations to Evo QOTW: Without using standard measurements of time, How old are you? Technorama On This Day In History for February 23, 2022 This is the 54th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 311 days remaining in 2022. This date in 1455 is the date of publication of the Gutenberg Bible, the first Western book printed with movable type. Also today in 1886, Charles Martin Hall produced the first samples of aluminium from the electrolysis of aluminium oxide, after several years of intensive work. He was assisted in this project by his older sister, Julia Brainerd Hall. That same date in 1905, Chicago attorney Paul Harris and three other businessmen met for lunch to form the Rotary Club, the world’s first service club On February 23, 1909, The AEA Silver Dart made the first powered flight in Canada and the British Empire It was also this date in 1927 that German theoretical physicist Werner Heisenberg wrote a letter to fellow physicist Wolfgang Pauli, in which he describes his uncertainty principle for the first time Also today in 1941, Plutonium was first produced and isolated by Dr. Glenn T. Seaborg International Organization for Standardization was founded on this date in 1947 The first mass inoculation of children against polio with the Salk vaccine began in Pittsburgh was on this date in 1954. It was 39 years ago today, that The United States Environmental Protection Agency announced its intent to buy out and evacuate the dioxin-contaminated community of Times Beach, Missouri Also on February 23, 1987, Supernova 1987a was seen in the Large Magellanic Cloud Happy birthday goes out on this date to: French mathematician, astrologer, and astronomer, Jean-Baptiste Morin, born on this date in 1583. George Frideric Handel, the German-English organist and composer was born 337 years ago today. Swiss businessman, founded The Ritz Hotel, London and Hôtel Ritz Paris, César Ritz, born on this date in 1850. Born February 23, 1924, South-African-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate Allan McLeod Cormack. Vasily Lazarev, Russian colonel, physician, and astronaut was born on that same date in 1928. American actress and producer, Majel Barrett, born on this date in 1932. Peter Fonda, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter was born on that same date in 1940. Also born on that same date in 1949,  Canadian engineer, astronaut, and politician, Marc Garneau. Also turning 67 today is English singer-songwriter Howard Jones. American engineer and astronaut, Clayton Anderson, born on this date in 1959. Also born on that same date in 1965,  American businessman, Michael Dell. And born on tomorrow’s date in 1969, the lovely Sheila Dee who allows Evo to keep podcasting instead of getting a real job. Thanks, doll face!  Listener Birthdays 23 – Zhadum 23 – Keith Hughes(a.k.a. EdGizmo) 25 – Norbert 25 – Sandi Sheppard (Mark’s lovely wife) 28 – Wayne “Your Ad Here” Pittenger – Bethlehem PA 29 – Paul Dove a.k.a Eilmer From Malmesbury UK Holidays

 Episode 664: Don’t Interrupt | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:08:43

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback QOTW: What is your “comfort show” you re-watch when you’re sad or sick? Technorama Chuck Kreg On This Day In History for February 9, 2022 This is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 325 days remaining in 2022. It was on this date in 1870, that US president Ulysses S. Grant signed a joint resolution of Congress establishing the U.S. Weather Bureau Also on February 9, 1895, William G. Morgan created a game called Mintonette, which soon comes to be referred to as volleyball A group of meteors was visible across much of the eastern seaboard of the Americas, leading astronomers to conclude the source had been a small, short-lived natural satellite of the Earth on this date in 1913 On February 9, 1942, Year-round Daylight saving time (aka War Time) was reinstated in the United States as a wartime measure to help conserve energy resources. Also on February 9, 1959, The R-7 Semyorka, the first intercontinental ballistic missile, became operational at Plesetsk, USSR It was on this date in 1964, that The Beatles made their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a record-setting audience of 73 million viewers across the United States Apollo 14 returned to Earth after the third manned Moon landing on this date in 1971 51 years ago today, Satchel Paige became the first Negro league player to be voted into the USA’s Baseball Hall of Fame It was on this date in 1978, that The Budd Company unveiled its first SPV-2000 self-propelled railcar in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania February 9, 1986, Halley’s Comet last appeared in the inner Solar System On February 9, 1996, Copernicium was discovered, by Sigurd Hofmann, Victor Ninov et al. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: Hungarian mathematician and academic, Farkas Bolyai, born on this date in 1775. German engineer and businessman, founded Maybach, Wilhelm Maybach was born 176 years ago today. Born February 9, 1865, German geographer and geophysicist Erich von Drygalski. Carmen Miranda, the Portuguese-Brazilian actress, singer, and dancer was born 113 years ago today. Born February 9, 1918, American chemist Lloyd Noel Ferguson. Also turning 79 today is American actor Joe Pesci. Also born on that same date in 1945, American mathematician and academic, Carol Wood. American actress, activist, and former fashion model, Mia Farrow is 77 today. Also turning 68 today is English cybernetics scientist Kevin Warwick. Also born on that same date in 1960, American biochemist and astronaut, Peggy Whitson. Listener Birthdays 9 – Podcast Mike Wills from Minnesota 10 – Zach Akgulian – Appleton, WI 10 – Drace (Shari from ND) 14 – Douglas E. Welch of Career Opportunities Podcast 14 – Andrew from Illinois 15 – Philip from Australia Unofficial holidays National pizza day National toothache day National bagel and lox day And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for February 9, 2022 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link.

 Episode 662: Footloose and fancy-free | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:05:20

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback QOTW: If the internet existed in the 1920s, what kind of questions would people Google? Technorama On This Day In History for January 26, 2022 This is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 339 days remaining in 2022. It was on this date in 1788, that The British First Fleet, led by Arthur Phillip, sailed into Port Jackson (Sydney Harbour) to establish Sydney, the first permanent European settlement on Australia. Commemorated as Australia Day. 96 years ago today, the first demonstration of the television by John Logie Baird. January 26, 1949, the Hale telescope at Palomar Observatory saw first light under the direction of Edwin Hubble, becoming the largest aperture optical telescope (until BTA-6 was built in 1976). Also today in 1962, Ranger 3 was launched to study the Moon. The space probe later misses the moon by 22,000 miles (35,400 km). Happy birthday goes out on this date to: American general, Medal of Honor recipient, Douglas MacArthur, born on this date in 1880. Polykarp Kusch, German-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate was born on that same date in 1911. Born January 26, 1921, Japanese businessman, co-founded Sony, Akio Morita. American journalist and film critic, Gene Siskel, born on this date in 1946. American mathematician Susan Friedlander is 76 today. Eddie Van Halen, Dutch-American guitarist, songwriter, and producer was born on that same date in 1955. American comedian, actress, and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres is 64 today. Also turning 59 today is English singer-songwriter and guitarist Andrew Ridgeley. Also born on that same date in 1967,  English businessman, co-founded Internet Movie Database, Col Needham. Listener Birthdays 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 1 – Matt Baum aka Racer X, Pittsburgh PA 1 – Brandon Kirkwold, MN And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for January 26, 2022 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link. News Elon Musk’s Starlink Is Causing More Streaks to Appear in Space Images NASA Spacecraft Detects FM Radio Signal Coming From Jupiter’s Largest Moon (curiosmos.com) A 555.55-carat black diamond believed to come from space is going on sale – CNN Style Hacks & Strange Stories Elon Musk’s Name Appears in 69-Year-Old Book About Space Travel (greekreporter.com) Shout out to the chat room 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! Remember When

 Episode 661: It’s not what you think | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:04:47

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback Email from John Greetings Chuck Tomasi, brother of Rollo, and Kreg from the house of Steppe.  I hope this communique finds you both well.  We are surviving the Snowpocalypse of 2022 in the southernmost state of Carolina.  Our town has shut down due to several hundred ice cubes on the roads.  I have called for local assistance,but I suspect that the Saint Bernard with the first aid kit full of warming spirits will not arrive by the time you read this. One bit of good news:  I was able to negotiate a wonderful deal at a local hamburger establishment.  I ordered two hamburgers at double their advertised price, but was able to convince the restaurant to give me a 50% discount!  What do you think, huh? Take care, be well, and positive vibes to all of you and your respective clans. John QOTW: Which TV show started out promising, but turned out to be garbage? On This Day In History for January 19, 2022 This is the 19th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 346 days remaining in 2022. It was on this date in 1883, that the first electric lighting system employing overhead wires, built by Thomas Edison, began service at Roselle, New Jersey. Georges Claude patented the neon discharge tube for use in advertising on this date in 1915 January 19, 1937, Howard Hughes set a new air record by flying from Los Angeles to New York City in seven hours, 28 minutes, 25 seconds Almost 72 percent of all television sets in the United States were tuned into I Love Lucy to watch Lucy give birth on this date in 1953. It was also this date in 1978 that the last Volkswagen Beetle made in Germany left VW’s plant in Emden. Beetle production in Latin America continues until 2003 That same date in 1983, The Apple Lisa, the first commercial personal computer from Apple Inc. to have a graphical user interface and a computer mouse, was announced January 19, 1986, the first IBM PC computer virus was released into the wild. A boot sector virus dubbed (c)Brain, it was created by the Farooq Alvi Brothers in Lahore, Pakistan, reportedly to deter unauthorized copying of the software they had written That same date in 1999, British Aerospace agreed to acquire the defence subsidiary of the General Electric Company plc, forming BAE Systems in November 1999 Happy birthday goes out on this date to: Scottish-English chemist and engineer, James Watt, born on this date in 1736. Edgar Allan Poe, American short story writer, poet, and critic was born on that same date in 1809. Born January 19, 1813, English engineer and businessman Henry Bessemer. French painter, Paul Cézanne was born 183 years ago today. Born January 19, 1851, Dutch astronomer and academic Jacobus Kapteyn. Jean Stapleton, the American actress and singer was born 99 years ago today. American priest, astronomer, and theologian, George Coyne was born 89 years ago today. John Lions, Australian computer scientist and academic was born on that same date in 1937. Janis Joplin, the American singer-songwriter was born 79 years ago today. American singer-songwriter and actress, Dolly Parton, born on this date in 1946. English singer-songwriter and guitarist, Robert Palmer was born 73 years ago today. American actor and singer, Desi Arnaz, Jr. is 69 today. Also turning 68 today is American actress and singer Katey Sagal. Also born on that same date in 1959,  American computer scientist and programmer, Danese Cooper. Listener Birthdays 21 – Michael Rabalais 22 – TAW012294 23 – Kathie Luke, IL

 Episode 660: To Fill a Star Cruiser | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:05:16

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback QOTW: What was your highlight of 2021? Technorama Shout out to John Miller Jr. He leveled up and completed College! He Earned Masters of Information Systems Degree. Earned Cyber Security certificate.  On This Day In History for January 12, 2022 This is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 353 days remaining in 2022. It was on this date in 1866, that The Royal Aeronautical Society was formed in London January 12, 1932, Hattie Caraway became the first woman elected to the United States Senate. It was on this date in 1967, that Dr. James Bedford became the first person to be cryonically preserved with intent of future resuscitation 36 years ago today, Congressman Bill Nelson lifted off from Kennedy Space Center aboard Columbia on Space Shuttle mission STS-61 -C as a payload specialist It was on this date in 1997, Space Shuttle Atlantis launched from the Kennedy Space Center on mission STS-81 to the Russian space station Mir, carrying astronaut Jerry M. Linenger for a four-month stay on board the station, replacing astronaut John E. Blaha. Nineteen European nations agreed to forbid human cloning on this date in 1998 January 12, 2001, Downtown Disney opened to the public as part of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California On January 12, 2004, The world’s largest ocean liner, RMS Queen Mary 2, made its maiden voyage It was 17 years ago today, that Deep Impact launched from Cape Canaveral on a Delta II rocket. January 12, 2007, Comet C/2006 P1 (McNaught), the largest comet ever measured, was at its zenith, visible during the day Happy birthday goes out on this date to: Flemish chemist and physician, Jan Baptist van Helmont, born on this date in 1577. Johan August Arfwedson, Swedish chemist and academic was born on that same date in 1792. Born January 12, 1822, Belgian engineer, designed the internal combustion engine Étienne Lenoir. Italian mathematician, Gregorio Ricci-Curbastro, born on this date in 1853. American novelist and journalist, Jack London was born 146 years ago today. Born January 12, 1892, Russian engineer and businessman, co-founded the Russian Aircraft Corporation Mikhail Gurevich. Paul Hermann Müller, the Swiss chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate was born 123 years ago today. Igor Kurchatov, Russian physicist and academic was born on that same date in 1903. Born January 12, 1905, American archeologist and academic James Bennett Griffin. Sergei Korolev, Russian colonel and engineer was born on that same date in 1907. Born January 12, 1916, American chemist and inventor Ruth R. Benerito. Rush Limbaugh, the American talk show host and author was born 71 years ago today. Also turning 71 today is American actress and producer Kirstie Alley. American radio host, actor, and author, Howard Stern, born on this date in 1954. Also turning 65 today is American animator, director, and producer John Lasseter. Also born on that same date in 1964,  American computer scientist and businessman, founded Amazon.com, Jeff Bezos. American singer-songwriter, producer, actor, and director, Rob Zombie is 57 today. Listener Birthdays 3 – Thomas Gideon (The Command Line Podcast) 6 – Steve Therrien (Canada) 8 – Elvis! 9 – Lingo from the Brit & Yankee pubcast 14 – Glynne Tolar 15 – Ralph Whitfield (aka GoofyRalph) 17 – fuffy_frog (aka Kristina) originally from Canada bu...

 Episode 659: Year End Blowout! Everything Must GO! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:13:07

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback QOTW: What are you looking forward to next year? (extra points for answer not pandemic related) Technorama On This Day In History for December 29, 2021 This is the 363rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 2 days remaining in 2021. It was on this date in 1860, that the launch of HMS Warrior, with her combination of screw propeller, iron hull and iron armour, rendered all previous warships obsolete It was 108 years ago today, that Cecil B. DeMille started filming Hollywood’s first feature film, The Squaw Man It was on this date in 1949, that KC2XAK of Bridgeport, Connecticut became the first Ultra high frequency (UHF) television station to operate a daily schedule Happy birthday goes out on this date to: Scottish chemist and the inventor of waterproof fabric, Charles Macintosh, born on this date in 1766. Johann Christian Poggendorff, the German physicist and journalist was born 225 years ago today. Born December 29, 1800, American chemist and engineer Charles Goodyear. Dutch-French mathematician and academic, Thomas Joannes Stieltjes was born 165 years ago today. Born December 29, 1879, American general and pilot Billy Mitchell. Also born on that same date in 1923,  French mathematician and physicist, Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat. Senegalese historian, anthropologist, and physicist, Cheikh Anta Diop was born 98 years ago today. American actress and producer, Mary Tyler Moore, born on this date in 1936. Richard Crandall, the American physicist and computer scientist was born 74 years ago today. Also turning 74 today is American actor and producer Ted Danson. Also born on that same date in 1958,  American colonel, engineer, and astronaut, Nancy J. Currie. Listener Birthdays Dec 31 – Shadowbird’s Mom Dec 31 – Mr. Sim (aka Jeremy from Winnipeg) Jan 3 – Thomas Gideon (The Command Line Podcast) And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for December 29, 2021 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link. News Alien Antimatter Crashes into Earth | Discover Magazine NASA Quietly had an Extraordinary year Shout out to the chat room 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! Remember When Perfectly preserved dinosaur embryo discovered inside its egg in China – CNN David Letterman mocks Bill Gates for backing the Internet as the Next Big Thing in 1995. The rest is history. : interestingasfuck (reddit.com) 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. Alexis Duran Amber Elstad Amy Bowen Avner Braverman Ben Vaughan Brian Brown Chris Mc DanDMan Coyer

 Episode 658: Sprinkles on a Christmas Cookie | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:14:24

Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback QOTW: What movie do you think has the best music? Technorama Kreg Chuck Stewe Lundin (Reply to Question of the week) “Well anything by Hans Zimmer. Or why not Vangelis. One of my absolute favorite songs is Love Theme from Blade Runner. But as an album I would say the Last of the Mohicans. That album often plays on my Spotify account” Stewe also sent this link in: United Kingdom Declares Octopuses, Squids Are Sentient Beings (futurism.com) On This Day In History for December 8, 2021 This is the 342nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 23 days remaining in 2021. It was on this date in 1660, that A woman (either Margaret Hughes or Anne Marshall) appeared on an English public stage for the first time, in the role of Desdemona in a production of Shakespeare’s play Othello It was also this date in 1941 that World War II: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared December 7 to be “a date which will live in infamy”, after which the U.S. declares war on Japan That same date in 1953, U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower delivered his “Atoms for Peace” speech, which lead to an American program to supply equipment and information on nuclear power to schools, hospitals, and research institutions around the world It was on this date in 1990, that the Galileo spacecraft flew past Earth for the first time Exactly two years later, the Galileo spacecraft flew past Earth for the second time Also today in 2010, the Japanese solar-sail spacecraft IKAROS passed the planet Venus at a distance of about 80,800 km That same date in 2010, with the second launch of the Falcon 9 and the first launch of the Dragon, SpaceX became the first private company to successfully launch, orbit and recover a spacecraft. It was on this date in 2013, that Metallica performed a show in Antarctica, making them the first band to perform on all seven continents 2 years ago today, the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in China was reported. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: Queen of Scots, daughter of James V of Scotland and Mary of Guise, at Linlithgow Palace, Mary, born on this date in 1542. Eli Whitney, the American engineer, invented the cotton gin, was born 256 years ago today. Danish astronomer and mathematician, Peter Andreas Hansen, born on this date in 1795. French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter, Georges Méliès was born 160 years ago today. Born December 8, 1861, American businessman, founded General Motors and Chevrolet William C. Durant. American cartoonist, created Popeye, E. C. Segar, born on this date in 1894. Kateryna Yushchenko, the Ukrainian computer scientist and academic was born 102 years ago today. Julia Bowman, American mathematician and theorist was born on that same date in 1919. American actor, singer, and dancer, Sammy Davis, Jr. was born 96 years ago today. Vladimir Shatalov, the Kazakhstani general, pilot, and astronaut was born 94 years ago today. American actor, director, and producer, David Carradine, born on this date in 1936. Born December 8, 1943, American paleontologist and ornithologist Larry Martin. Also born on that same date in 1947,  American astrophysicist, astronomer, and academic, Margaret Geller.

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