Episode 534 : Sphincter Rising

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  • Space and Capes!

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John Miller Jr.

Had someone bring up a story on how the FBI was asking all users with routers to reboot them to help minimize the spread of a botnet.  I’ve included the links to two of these stories. I wanted to know your thoughts on these stories. Rebooted mine, figured it couldn’t hurt.



On This Day In History for June 13, 2018

This is the 164th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 201 days remaining in 2018.

  • It was on this date in 1514, that Henry Grace à Dieu, at over 1,000 tons the largest warship in the world at this time, built at the new Woolwich Dockyard in England, is dedicated.
  • It was also this date in 1525 that Martin Luther married Katharina von Bora, against the celibacy rule decreed by the Roman Catholic Church for priests and nuns.
  • It was 244 years ago today, that Rhode Island becomes the first of Britain’s North American colonies to ban the importation of slaves.
  • It was also this date in 1805 that Meriwether Lewis and four companions, scouting ahead of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, sight the Great Falls of the Missouri River.
  • Aviator Charles Lindbergh receives a ticker tape parade down 5th Avenue in New York City on this date in 1927.
  • It was also this date in 1966 that The United States Supreme Court rules in Miranda v. Arizona that the police must inform suspects of their rights before questioning them.
  • 41 years ago today, convicted Martin Luther King Jr. assassin James Earl Ray is recaptured after escaping from prison three days before.
  • Also today in 1981, at the Trooping the Colour ceremony in London, a teenager, Marcus Sarjeant, fires six blank shots at Queen Elizabeth II.
  • It was also this date in 1983 that Pioneer 10 becomes the first man-made object to leave the central Solar System when it passes beyond the orbit of Neptune.
  • Also on June 13, 1997, A jury sentences Timothy McVeigh to death for his part in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.
  • It was 8 years ago today, that A capsule of the Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa, containing particles of the asteroid 25143 Itokawa, returns to Earth.

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • Italian mathematician, cartographer and astronomer, Giovanni Antonio Magini, born on this date in 1555.
  • Willebrord Snell, the Dutch astronomer and mathematician was born 438 years ago today.
  • Born June 13, 1595, Czech physician and scientist Jan Marek Marci.
  • English physicist and physiologist, Thomas Young was born 245 years ago today.
  • Born June 13, 1831, Scottish physicist and mathematician James Clerk Maxwell.
  • Willard Harrison Bennett, American physicist and chemist was born on that same date in 1903.
  • Russian mathematician and engineer, Iosif Vorovich, born on this date in 1920.
  • Also turning 84 today is American computer scientist and engineer Leonard Kleinrock.
  • American actor, comedian, and producer, Tim Allen, born on this date in 1953.
  • Also turning 56 today is American actress and author Ally Sheedy.
  • Russian mathematician, Grigori Perelman is 52 today.
  • Also born on that same date in 1981,  American actor and producer, Chris Evans.
  • American child actress, fashion designer, and businesswoman, Ashley Olsen is 32 today.
  • Also born on that same date in 1986,  American child actress, fashion designer, and businesswoman, Mary-Kate Olsen.

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And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for June 13, 2018


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