Technorama Ep352: Where did we go wrong?

In this episode…

  • 10 Print “Hello World”
  • 20 goto 10
  • 30 Rem I Never Run

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  • TJ from PA – Looking for tips on cosplay
    • Comicon vs. DragonCon vs Balticon
  • Bruce Barr – TRS-80 Model I
  • Anonymous – Did we wake you up?

Introducing the team…

  • Shout out to the chat room
  • Happy Birthday to:
  • 17 – Clive Jevons, Baeumenheim German, Kevin (SusietheGeek’s son and Geek in Training)
  • 19 – Brian Litecky (blitecky)
  • 19 – Matt Rider (The Eagle Scout Geek)
  • 20 – Jedi_Kez (aka Brian From Winnipeg)
  • If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our Wiki.
  • Join us on the Google+ hangout every Sunday night at 9:30PM ET to see and hear the show raw and unedited. Just circle Technorama Podcast, Kreg, or me and you’ll see the announcement when we join the hangout.

On This Day In History for August 15, 2012

  • It was on this day in 293 BC, that the oldest known Roman temple to Venus is dedicated.
  • Today in 1914, a male servant of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright sets fire to the living quarters of the architect’s Wisconsin home, Taliesin, murders seven people and burns the living quarters to the ground.
  • The Panama Canal opens to traffic with the transit of the cargo ship SS Ancon on August 15, 1914.
  • 77 years ago Will Rogers and Wiley Post are killed after their aircraft develops engine problems during takeoff in Barrow, Alaska.
  • On this date in 1965, the Beatles play to nearly 60,000 fans at Shea Stadium in New York City, in an event later seen as marking the birth of stadium rock.
  • The Woodstock Music and Art Festival opens 43 years ago today.
  • It was August 15, 1971 – President Richard Nixon completes the break from the gold standard by ending convertibility of the United States dollar into gold by foreign investors.
  • and on this date in 1977, the Big Ear, a radio telescope operated by Ohio State University as part of the SETI project, receives a radio signal from deep space; the event is named the “Wow! signal” from the notation made by a volunteer on the project.

Happy birthday goes out on this date to

  • Napoleon Bonaparte, born today in 1769.
  • Also born today in 1863 Russian engineer and mathematician Alexei Krylov
  • New Zealand astronomer and mechanical computation designer Leslie Comrie was born on this date in 1893
  • August 15, 1896 is the birthday of Russian inventor Leon Theremin
  • and finally America astronaut Scott Altman turns 53

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for August 15, 2012


Hacks & Strange Stories

Remember When

Media Corner

What the Chuck!

  • Why do people still say “caught on tape” when everything these days is digital?
    • Is it like “turning” out the light? There’s no turning. We don’t use gas.

End of Show Stuff

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