SATURDAY SHOW EDITION:
DEBORAH GIBSON IS OUR IN STUDIO GUEST TODAY AND SINGS KAREOKE WITH THE LATEST AND GREATEST KAREOKE PRODUCT - LEAD SINGER! Really cool. Listen live on Talk Radio 790, KABC.
BELIEVE IT ... OR NOT
There are OTHER uses for peer to peer file sharing.
TO HACK OR NOT TO HACK
Here's a cool blog that promises A HACK A DAY. For instance - hacking your xBox to run MAC OSX? That's cool.
TAKES A LICKING ...
Somebody dropped their iPod into a bonfire (that'll leave a mark) and believe it or not, IT STILL WORKS!
Meanwhile, MacRumors has the latest on a story that doesn't go away - a photo iPod!
BTW - KABC Mac expert ANDY GORE will be in Studio next week to take all MAC questions. Listen live at KABC.COM and ELVIRA will be our guest as well just in time for Halloween!
SPACE, THE FINAL FRONTIER
There's a new episode of STAR TREK NEW VOYAGES. Boldly go ... and enjoy.
Saturday, October 09, 2004
SATURDAY SHOW EDITION:
Tuesday, October 05, 2004
TECH TUESDAY: BUILD A PC
HOW STUFF WORKS: OPERATING SYSTEMS
TOP TEN TECH INSPRIED BY SCI-FI
THE GEOSTATIONARY SATELLITE: Arthur C. Clarke
THE COMPUTER WORM: John Brunner
ORGANLEGGING: Larry Niven
THE WALDO: Robert A. Heinlein
GYRO-STABILIZED PERSONAL CONVEYANCE: Robert A. Heinlein (think the Segway)
THE WATERBED: Robert A. Heinlein
HOME THEATER & WALL-MOUNTED TV: Ray Bradbury
THE FLIP-PHONE: Gene Roddenberry et al.
THE TASER: ”Victor Appleton“
MULTI-USER DOMAINS IN CYBERSPACE: Vernor Vinge
Read more about it here.
Others can be found at Technovelgy.com
Monday, October 04, 2004
PASSING THE TORCH
It just seemed fitting. On the day when Burt Rutan's SPACESHIP ONE captured the XPrize for the first privately developed space craft to achieve sub-orbital flight into space, the last American astronaut to orbit the earth alone died peacefully at his home in Ventura, California.
Astronaut Gordon Cooper quietly passed away at the age of 77 - symbolically passing the torch, in a way, to a new breed of astronaut, helped pioneer the age of manned spaceflight in NASA's MERCURY program.
Gordo is once again seeing the "heavenly light" that he described on his orbital flight back in 1963 aboard Faith 7, and joins his old Gemini 5 crewmate - Pete Conrad, who perished in a motorcyle accident in Ojai back in 1999.
Viya Con Dios, Gordo.
"X"-STATIC!: SpaceShipOne soars to XPrize Win
Nearly ten years ago when XPrize Founder Peter Diamandes and the Dallas-based Ansari family offered $10 Million dollars for the first privately funded rocket to make two sub-orbital space flights of 62 miles above the earth, no one really thought it would happen. But Americans are used to achieving a manned space flight goal in under a decade.
This morning, in the skies above the Mojave desert in California, Burt Rutan's SpaceShipOne soared into space for the second time in less than a week and laid claim to the coveted XPrize and to it's rightful place in the history books.
And with Virgin Billionaire Richard Branson already announcing the purchase of 5 more SS1s for Virgin Galactic's space tourism venture, the trail has been successfully blazed for anyone with the dream and about $100,000 to experience the Right Stuff for themselves. And that's uber cool.
Look for this bad boy to have a prominent place in the Smith soon.
HOW STUFF WORKS: SPACESHIP ONE