In this episode…
- A way to remove annoying ads from your browser
- Scientists finally unravel dark matter
- A door to nowhere
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Introducing the team…
- Shout out to the chat room
- Happy Birthday to:
- June 29 – Martin McKeay (Accch, this is the Big 40!)
- June 30 – Alexis Duran (ADdude)
- July 04 – Mike McBride
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On This Day In History for June 27, 2012
- 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, New York, the first U.S. passenger train to use electric locomotives.
- Also on this date in 1898 – The first solo circumnavigation of the globe is completed by Joshua Slocum from Briar Island, Nova Scotia.
- Capt. Lowell H. Smith and Lt. John P. Richter perform the first ever aerial refueling in a DH-4B biplane today in 1923
- That same date in 1954 – The world’s first nuclear power station opens in Obninsk, near Moscow.
- The world’s first ATM is installed in Enfield Town, England, United Kingdom 45 years ago.
- 30 years ago today, Space Shuttle Columbia is launched from the Kennedy Space Center on the final research and development flight mission, STS-4.
- US Route 66 ceases to be an official US highway on this date in 1985.
- It was June 27, 2005 that AMD files broad anti-trust complaints against Intel corporation in US courts alleging abuse of monopoly powers and anti-trust violations.
Happy Birthday goes out on this day to:
- Danish mathematician Jørgen Pedersen Gram, born today in 1850
- Also born today in 1869, Nobel prize winner Hans Spemann
- Actor Bob Keeshan, better know to most of us over 35 or so as Captain Kangaroo, was born today in 1927
- TV and movie writer/producer J. J. Abrams turns 46 today
- Christian Kane, the man who plays Eliot Spencer on TNT’s Leverage turns 38. It says here, he’s also a singer!
- And finally, Spiderman, actor Tobey Maguire turns 37.
And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for June 27, 2012
- Take a waterless shower! Great for gaming conventions!
Hacks & Strange Stories
- Know your movies before you post
- Mickey Mouse had a much darker side once upon a time
- Our buddy Vernon Wilmer put together tribute to Star Trek that trumpets it high points
What the Chuck!
- A solution to a problem nobody asked for
What the Kreg!
- We don’t need foamier beer!
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