Coming up in this episode…
- Farming Robots
- More video games becoming movies?
- and Thomas “The Command line” Gideon is here to talk about the EU Hackathon
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Introducing the team…
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- Happy Birthday to:
- 22 – Tom Posz – (from California, USA)
- 25 – Lane Williams
- 26 – Joanie
- 27 – Brad P. from NJ
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On This Day In History for November 23rd, 2011
- 1889 – The first jukebox goes into operation at the Palais Royale Saloon in San Francisco.
- 1936 – The first edition of Life is published.
- 1955 – The Cocos Islands are transferred from the control of the United Kingdom to Australia.
- 1963 – The BBC broadcasts the first ever episode of Doctor Who (starring William Hartnell) which is the world’s longest running science fiction drama.
- 1976 – Apneist Jacques Mayol is the first man to reach a depth of 100 m undersea without breathing equipment.
- 1990 – The first all woman expedition to the South Pole (3 Americans, 1 Japanese and 12 Russians), sets off from Antarctica on the 1st leg of a 70 day, 1287 kilometre ski trek.
- 2001 – The Convention on Cybercrime is signed in Budapest, Hungary.
Happy Birthday goes out on this day to:
- 1553 – Prospero Alpini, Italian physician and botanist (d. 1617)
- 1616 – John Wallis, English mathematician (d. 1703)
- 1715 – Pierre Charles Le Monnier, French astronomer (d. 1799)
- 1869 – Valdemar Poulsen, Danish engineer (d. 1942)
- 1887 – Henry Moseley, English physicist (d. 1915)
And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for (date)
Hacks & Strange Stories
- SF Signal: Lost Mark Hamill Video Interview
- RAMAGE video game to become a movie??
- ASCII Star Wars Portraits & Other Weirdness From BASIC-Era Computer Magazines
Bill Klumpp from G+ says, “I used to have this specific issue. Unfortunately, it and the old copies of Computer Shopper from the ’80’s (some of which were up to 800 pages +) were destroyed when the roof sprung a leak at the parents house in Florida because the apartment where the ex and I were living in at the time didn’t have room for me to store them. A lot of those old computer magazines were fun reads, especially when they tried to compare all the old computers you could buy or build from companies such as Commodore, Radio Shack, Texas Instruments, Sega, ActiVision, and other computer makers who have faded into the sands of time, along with the parts for building your own IBM PC-XT and AT.”
Thomas Gideon on his Trip to Brussels
- You can find Thomas at his website The Commandline.net
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