Coming up in this episode…
- It’s election season and one of our favorites has won
- What ever happened to toys of mass destruction?
- A social network I’ll never be joining – EVER!
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Introducing the team…
- Shout out to the hangout
- Happy Birthday to:
- 07 – Ben Maddox a.k.a. CptRootbeer
- 07 – Caleb from Dancing With Elephants
- 08 – Ali Zein Yousuf a.k.a. superAL1394
- 08 – BJ Keifer a.k.a bjk
- 11 – Andy Helsby of Absoblogginlutely!
- 11 – Ken Kitzman a.k.a kitzken
- 13 – Johanna Gonzalez a.k.a. MightyJo
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Will Shattuck writes:
Here’s a social engineering hack. A security expert used several social engineering techniques to sneak in to the RSA Security Conference. Kind of ironic, huh?
On This Day In History for March 7, 2012
- It was on this date in 1876 that Alexander Graham Bell is granted a patent for an invention he calls the telephone.
- The German liner SS Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse becomes the first ship to send wireless signals to shore today in 1900.
- and it was 100 years ago today that Roald Amundsen announces that his expedition had reached the South Pole nearly 3 months earlier.
- on March 7, 1950, The Soviet Union issues a statement denying that Klaus Fuchs served as a Soviet spy.
- it was today in 1985 that The song “We Are the World” has its international release.
- Divers from the USS Preserver locate the crew cabin of Challenger on the ocean floor 26 years ago today.
- and today in 1994, the U.S. Supreme Court rules that parodies of an original work are generally covered by the doctrine of fair use.
- the Kepler space observatory, designed to discover Earth-like planets orbiting other stars, is launched exactly three years ago today.
Happy Birthday goes out on this day to:
- French physicist Antoine César Becquerel born on this date in 1788
- Also born today in 1792 – John Herschel, the English mathematician and astronomer
- Astrophotography pioneer Henry Draper was born on this date in 1837
- American television broadcaster Willard Scott turns 78 today
- Astronomer Alan Hale turns 54
- and finally actor TJ Thyne turns 37
And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for March 7, 2012
- Bender elected head of school board – REALLY!
- NASA lost a laptop with unencrypted space station codes
- Ralph McQuarrie passes away. Long time concept artist for a TON of Scifi properties
Hacks & Strange Stories
- The flash drive you’ll want to leave home
- Do we really need a cupcake ATM?
- Warp Drives May Come With a Killer Downside
- * Robot Quadrotors Perform James Bond Theme – YouTube
- How much would it cost to rent the TARDIS?
- Rejected Star Wars Toys
- Concept art: Star Wars light saber rolling papers
- * (from Reddit) – I Judged A Science Fair… - Is terminal velocity attainable in Portal 2?
What the Chuck!
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