Technorama Ep 365: Man versus Mic

Coming up in this episode…

  • Research results from MMORPGs vs. AT&T DDoS
  • We take you behind the scenes of one of your favorite movies
  • A message from 20 years ago still holds true

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Introducing the team…

  • Shout out to the chat room
  • Happy Birthday to:
  • 23 – Kathie Luke, IL
  • 23 – Chris Moody from PodioMedia Chat
  • 25 – Kreg Steppe
  • 26 – Will The Computer Guy
  • 27 – Mark in Memphis
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On This Day In History for January 23, 2013
This is the 23rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 342 days remaining in 2013

  • It was on this date in 1656 that Blaise Pascal publishes the first of his Lettres provinciales.
  • Also on this date in 1849 – Elizabeth Blackwell is awarded her M.D. by the Geneva Medical College of Geneva, New York, becoming the United States’ first female doctor.
  • It was January 23, 1855 – The first bridge over the Mississippi River opens in what is now Minneapolis, Minnesota, a crossing made today by the Father Louis Hennepin Bridge.
  • 104 years ago today the RMS Republic, a passenger ship of the White Star Line, becomes the first ship to use the CQD distress signal after colliding with another ship, the SS Florida, off the Massachusetts coastline, an event that kills six people. The Republic sinks the next day.
  • Today in 1957 – American inventor Walter Frederick Morrison sells the rights to his flying disc to the Wham-O toy company, who later rename it the “Frisbee”.
  • 53 years ago today the bathyscaphe USS Trieste breaks a depth record by descending to 10,911 m (35,798 feet) in the Pacific Ocean.
  • Final communication between Earth and Pioneer 10 was exactly 10 years ago today.

Happy Birthday goes out on this day to:

  • English mathematician John Landen born on this date in 1719
  • also born on this date in 1745, English canal engineer William Jessop
  • German physicist Ernst Abbe was born today in 1840
  • January 23, 1855 marks the birth of American inventor John Moses Browning
  • Buck Rogers, or rather the actor who portrayed him on the TV series, Gil Gerard, turns 70 today
  • Finally, MacGyver, and Colonel Jack O’Neill, actor Richard Dean Anderson, turns 63

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for January 23, 2013


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