Technorama Ep515 : Flynn’s Arcade

Coming up in this episode…

  • Cassini
  • Apple stores renamed
  • Michael Jackson game

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  • Question of the (last) week: How much of your body would you cybernetically enhance if you could?
    • Scott Tyler: That’s a dangerous question!
    • Eric Alexander: None… But if I lost my limbs I would like super powered robot arms and legs! Lol
    • John Miller Jr: I’ll take a full body enhancement. Super strength, bulletproof, don’t need to sleep or breathe, and powered by LINUX!! I’d be UNSTOPPABLE!!!
    • Weber Baker: I’d be happy just to get my knees back like they were 20 years ago, let alone ‘enhanced’.
    • JT Shea: Eyes, teeth, hearing to start.
On This Day In History for September 20, 2017

This is the 263rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 102 days remaining in 2017.

  • It was on this date in 1519, that  Ferdinand Magellan sets sail from Sanlúcar de Barrameda with about 270 men on his expedition to circumnavigate the globe.
  • The American Association for the Advancement of Science is created on this date in 1848.
  • It was also this date in 1893 that  Charles Duryea and his brother road-test the first American-made gasoline-powered automobile.
  • Also on September 20, 1906,  Cunard Line’s RMS Mauretania is launched at the Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson shipyard in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.
  • 71 years ago today,  The first Cannes Film Festival is held, having been delayed seven years due to World War II.
  • RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 is launched at John Brown & Company, Clydebank, Scotland on this date in 1967.

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • Russian admiral, cartographer, and explorer,  Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen, born on this date in 1778.
  • Scottish-English chemist and physicist,  James Dewar was born 175 years ago today.
  • Carleton Ellis, the American inventor and chemist was born 141 years ago today.
  • Vera Faddeeva, Russian mathematician was born on that same date in 1906.
  • Also born on that same date in 1934,  Italian actress,  Sophia Loren.
  • Also turning 69 today is American novelist and short story writer George R. R. Martin.
  • American actor and director,  Peter Scolari, born on this date in 1955.

Listener Birthdays

  • 20 – Marilyn Taylor
  • 20 – Joel Harper (Rincewind) / Milwaukee WI
  • 20 – Joel Rickenbach [deceased] (host of the You’ve Got Geek Podcast)
  • 20 – LeeAnn McBride
  • 21 – Dean Jensen (Beaker1)
  • 21 – Charles McFall
  • 21 – Charlie Cavanaugh Toft
  • 22 – Matthew Tjarks (Jharks)
  • 24 – Mike Stockman
  • 26 – Brett (from Wales)
  • 26 – Cian Mac Mahon
  • 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 September 20, 2017


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