Episode 598: Dos Equis

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Apr 29 2020 56 mins   8
Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback You’re tired from the human race, so you decide to help an advanced alien civilization destroy the Earth – What tips would you give them? Technorama answers Chuck’s answers Kreg’s answers On This Day In History for April 29, 2020 This is the 120th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 246 days remaining in 2020. It was on this date in 1770, that James Cook arrived in Australia at Botany Bay, which he names. On April 29, 1834, Charles Darwin during the second survey voyage of HMS Beagle, ascended the Bell mountain, Cerro La Campana on 17 August 1834, his visit being commemorated by a memorial plaque.. It was 156 years ago today, that Theta Xi fraternity was founded at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the only fraternity to be founded during the American Civil War.. It was on this date in 1953, that The first U.S. experimental 3D television broadcast showed an episode of Space Patrol on Los Angeles ABC affiliate KECA-TV. 55 years ago today, Pakistan’s Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) successfully launched its seventh rocket in its Rehber series. Also on April 29, 1986, American and European spy satellites captured the ruins of the 4th Reactor at the Chernobyl Power Plant. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: French mathematician, physicist, and engineer, Henri Poincaré, born on this date in 1854. Forest Ray Moulton, the American astronomer and academic was born 148 years ago today. Born April 29, 1893, American chemist and astronomer, Nobel Prize laureate Harold Urey. Marietta Blau, the Austrian physicist and academic was born 126 years ago today. American pianist, composer, and bandleader, Duke Ellington, born on this date in 1899. Henry H. Barschall, German-American physicist and academic was born on that same date in 1915. Also turning 74 today is Polish astronomer Aleksander Wolszczan. Also born on that same date in 1954, American comedian, actor, and producer, Jerry Seinfeld. American actress, Kate Mulgrew is 65 today. Also turning 64 today is American physicist and philosopher Karen Barad. American actress, Eve Plumb is 62 today. Listener birthdays this week (April 29-May 5) April 29 – Shepherd Thom from outside of the known universe April 29 – Timothy Karre April 30 – Julio Diaz (JulioTijuana) May 3 – Keao Wright May 3 – Leon May 5 – Joe Mieczkowski host of Onthepodcast And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for April 29, 2020 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link. Remember When This Abandoned Computer Store Is a Time Capsule of Early 2000s Tech – VICE Here’s an unprecedented look at Apollo 13’s damaged service module | Ars Technica The Space Shuttle Was a Beautiful—but Terrible—Idea Shout out to the chat room Watch us live every Sunday night at 9:30 PM ET on Facebook. Go to Join our page and get notified automatically. Join us on the live chat! Thank you Patrons! This show is brought to you by… YOU! Thank you to our Patrons who enable us to keep the show running and bring you special episodes. Alexis DuranAmber ElstadAmy BowenAvner BravermanBen VaughanBrian BrownChris McDanDMan CoyerDanny MortensenDean JensenDenise InglisGary LindrosHarold McInstryJohn CliffordJohn NobleJorge SchrauwenKristinaKyle NishiokaLeonMark KilfoilMike WillsNightGig StudiosSaturday Morning MediaStephen WescheSteve Therrien If you want to become a patron, visit our Patreon Page. We’ve got various levels of donations and in return we have various patron packages including a special “after show” we record just for the patrons! patreon.com/technoramapodcast Media Corner Mobile astronomy: Put the Milky Way in your pocket with ‘Our Galaxy’ smartphone app | Space Someone Edited Every Star Wars Movie To Play At Once, And I Can’t Look Away – CINEMABLEND Hand me the r [...]