Coming up in this episode…
- The first math problem we needed a computer to solve
- A couple quick book reviews by Chuck
- A way you can be useful after you’re dead
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On This Day In History for December 7, 2011
- It was on this date in 1696 that Connecticut Route 108, third oldest highway in Connecticut, is laid out to Trumbull.
- American outlaw Jesse James commits his first confirmed bank robbery in Gallatin, Missouri today in 1869.
- also on this date in 1900, Max Planck, in his house at Grunewald, on the outskirts of Berlin, discovers the law of black body emission.
- Dec 7, 1930 – 1930! W1XAV in Boston, Massachusetts broadcasts video from the CBS radio orchestra program, The Fox Trappers. The broadcast also includes the first television commercial in the United States, an advertisement for I.J. Fox Furriers, who sponsored the radio show.
- We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention Dec 7, 1941 – The Imperial Japanese Navy attacks the United States Pacific Fleet and its defending Army Air Forces and Marine air forces at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, causing a declaration of war upon Japan by the United States.
- Instant replay is used for the first time in an Army–Navy game by its inventor, director, Tony Verna today in 1963
- that same day in 1972 – Apollo 17, the last Apollo moon mission, is launched. The crew takes the photograph known as The Blue Marble as they leave the Earth.
- The Galileo spacecraft arrives at Jupiter, today in 1995, a little more than six years after it was launched by Space Shuttle Atlantis during Mission STS-34.
- and today in 1999 – The Recording Industry Association of America files a lawsuit against the Napster file-sharing client alleging copyright infringement.
Happy Birthday goes out on this day to:
- Abd Al-Rahman Al Sufi the Persian astronomer born today in 903
- German mathematician Leopold Kronecker was also born on this date in 1823
- and finally, astronomer Gerard Kuiper was born today in 1905
This is also
And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for December 7, 2011
- From Eric:
I thought you might be interested in a Kickstarter project I just launched: the iPad 2 Duct Tape Magnetic Jacket.
- From Brian (on Facebook):
Brian tagged Technorama in a post.
Brian wrote: “I added the Appletonian-produced Technorama podcast to my iTunes subscriptions. A fun couple of geeks discuss geekery weekly. If it weren’t for them, I never would have learned about ear guards. “
- From Mike (on Google+):
Dear +Kreg Steppe and +Chuck Tomasi, According to +Ham Nation (on +TWiT), you don’t need to know Morse Code to get your license anymore. However, most tend to learn it after the fact just because it is so much in the community.
Hacks & Strange Stories
- What was the first math problem that we NEEDED a computer to solve?
- Another history Christmas idea – Apple signing papers are for sale
- Chuck: Recent books –
- “Ready Player One” – read by Wil Wheaton
- Steve Jobs biography
- Chuck: bought an Elgato video capture unit
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