Episode 511 : Adama’s Beard

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  • QotW: What fictional character to you best relate to and why?
    • John Miller Jr: Clark Kent. The pre-crisis one. Treated as a throwaway by most folks who interact with him. I’m glad John Byrne rebooted his persona when he rebooted Superman. Clark is a lot more capable and a little more daring than before. All Star Superman gives us a taste of the old version of Clark (highly recommend reading this mini series or watching the animated movie).
    • Lone Guise Knight: Charlie Brown. I’m sort of a blockhead, and I don’t have many friends
    • Wayne Pittenger: TK-421 because I’m not at my post.
    • Mike Wills: Barry Allen because he’s an awkward geek. (at first)
On This Day In History for July 26, 2017

This is the 207th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 158 days remaining in 2017.

  • It was on this date in 1775, that the United States Post Office Department is established by the Second Continental Congress..
  • Also today in 1803, the Surrey Iron Railway, arguably the world’s first public railway, opens in South London, United Kingdom..
  • It was 135 years ago today, that premiere of Richard Wagner’s opera Parsifal at Bayreuth..
  • It was also this date in 1887 that witnessed the publication of the Unua Libro, founding the Esperanto movement..
  • Also on July 26, 1946, Aloha Airlines begins service from Honolulu International Airport.
  • It was on this date in 1951, that Walt Disney’s 13th animated film, Alice in Wonderland, premieres in London, England, United Kingdom..
  • It was 59 years ago today, that Explorer 4 is launched as part of the Explorer space program.
  • 54 years ago today, Syncom 2, the world’s first geosynchronous satellite, is launched from Cape Canaveral on a Delta B booster..
  • That same date in 1971, as part of the Apollo program, Apollo 15 is launched on the first Apollo “J-Mission”, and first use of a Lunar Roving Vehicle..
  • July 26, 2005, Space Shuttle Discovery is launched. This was NASA’s first scheduled flight mission after the Columbia Disaster in 2003.

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • Polish inventor and engineer, Stefan Drzewiecki, born on this date in 1844.
  • Born July 26, 1895, American actress, comedienne Gracie Allen.
  • Also turning 98 today is independent scientist, environmentalist and futurist James Lovelock.
  • American film director, screenwriter and producer, Blake Edwards was born 95 years ago today.
  • Born July 26, 1922, American actor Jason Robards.
  • American husband-and-wife picture books writer and illustrator duo, Stan and Jan Berenstain, born on this date in 1923.
  • James Best, the American actor, musician, artist was born 91 years ago today.
  • Stanley Kubrick, American film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer and editor was born on that same date in 1928.
  • Also turning 74 today is British rock musician, member of The Rolling Stones Mick Jagger.
  • Actress, Nana Visitor, born on this date in 1957.
  • Also born on that same date in 1959, american actor, director, screenwriter, producer, Kevin Spacey.
  • American video game designer, Tim Schafer is 50 today.

Listener birthdays

  • 26 – Aaron Heath (Adelaide, Australia)
  • 27 – Wife of Will The Computer Guy
  • 29 – Shaun Farrell, host of the Adventures in Scifi Publishing podcast
  • 30 – Brian Hunt aka Zaphodbblx
  • 31 – Wedding Anniversary of Will The Computer Guy (2007, 10 years)
  • If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our Wiki.

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for July 26, 2017


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Follow up… Swedes name a train ‘Trainy McTrainface’ – CNN.com

Question of the week:

  • What would you build with some of the small computers like Raspberry Pi, Pi Zero, etc?

Dog Days of Podcasting starts next week! Aug 1!

We will be at DragonCon 2017!

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