CCT#204: The Data Compost Heap

Coming up on this show…

  1. A Mac 512K that runs OS X
  2. The Jedi Ginsu, how much would you pay for all this? Don’t answer yet because we also have
  3. The Batcave home theater

On This Day in Tech History

  • 1815 – New Jersey grants the first American railroad charter to a John Stevens.
  • 1951 – The Broker, a Pennsylvania Railroad passenger train
    derails near Woodbridge Township, New Jersey. The accident kills 85
    people and injures over 500 more. The wreck is one of the worst rail
    disasters in American history.
  • 1959 – Jack Kilby of Texas Instruments filed the first patent for an integrated circuit.
  • 1959 – At Cape Canaveral, Florida, the first successful test
    firing of a Titan intercontinental ballistic missile is accomplished.
  • 1971 – Apollo program: Apollo 14 Mission – Alan Shepard becomes the first person to hit a golf ball on the Moon.
  • 1998 – Washington National Airport is renamed Ronald Reagan National Airport.


  • 1695 – Nicolaus II Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (d. 1726)
  • 1892 – William Parry Murphy, American physician, Nobel laureate (d. 1987)
  • 1913 – Mary Leakey, British anthropologist (d. 1996)
  • 1916 – John Crank, British mathematician (d. 2006)

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Hacks & Strange Stories

Media Corner

What the Chuck!

  • My iMac remote is NOT broken

Geek Library

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