Technorama Ep.362: Lottery Losers (again)

Coming up in this episode…

  • Scientists discover new use for salt
  • The secrets of the universe, as told by children
  • Luke demands DNA test from Vader as proof

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Introducing the team…

  • Shout out to the chat room
  • Happy Birthday to:
  • Nov 28 – Ben Sweetser
  • Dec 01 – Claudio Miranda (ClaudioM)
  • Dec 02 – Ben Fryxell from the MacMania Podcast
  • Dec 06 – SuperMoonMan
  • Dec 07 – Peter aka Zzippster from the Zzipp and Co. Podcast, Weymouth, Dorset, UK
  • Dec 08 – DanDman
  • Dec ?? – Gydian (Michael H.)
  • Dec 09 – Steve Kite (BigUnit62)
  • 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 December 5, 2012

  • It was on this date in 1492 that Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to set foot on the island of Hispaniola, now Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
  • Also on that same date in 1766 – In London, James Christie holds his first sale.
  • December 5, 1848 in a message before the U.S. Congress, US President James K. Polk confirms that large amounts of gold had been discovered in California.
  • German-born Swiss physicist Albert Einstein is granted an American visa today in 1932
  • Flight 19 is lost in the Bermuda Triangle 67 years ago today
  • Subscriber Trunk Dialling (STD) is inaugurated on this date in 1958 in the UK by Queen Elizabeth II when she speaks to the Lord Provost in a call from Bristol to Edinburgh.
  • Also on that same date, the Preston bypass, the UK’s first stretch of motorway, opens to traffic for the first time. It is now part of the M6 and M55 motorways.
  • The last of the ARPANET Nodes closed today in 1969.

Happy Birthday goes out on this day to:

  • American General George Armstrong Custer born on this date in 1839
  • Also born today in 1879, American airplane manufacturer Clyde Cessna
  • Austrian born film director Fritz Lang was born today in 1890
  • Walt Disney was born 111 years ago
  • Sharing his birthday with Walt Disney same birthday, German physicist and Nobel laureate Werner Heisenberg
  • And finally American radio personality Doctor Dre turns 49

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for December 12, 2012

Hacks & Strange Stories

Remember When

What the Chuck!

Geek Library

  • Ben Vaughn idea: Monthly book review – (2 min per book TOPS)
    • Chuck:
      • The Evernote Bible – Brandon Collins and Tyler Collins
      • The Brilliant Disaster – Jim Rasenberger
      • Redshirts – John Scalzi
    • Kreg:
  • Let’s talk Evernote (10 min max)

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