Words from Nerds 106: Stream Trek

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Nerd News:

  • All Star Trek shows to be on Netflix Streaming! Some in HD!
  • Femtocells are for one carrier, so FCC approves signal boosters instead.
  • Atari of the iPhone/iPad: now $15 for 100+ classic games.
  • iSteve. The iBiography about Steve Jobs.
  • TimeWarner willing to go to court over iPad streaming!
  • iPad2 has issues connecting to Verizon. iOS 4.3.2 to address this.
  • Is your head in the clouds? No? Well Amazon says dump your music there.
  • YouTube is going LIVE.
  • iPhone5 looks like Sept more likely.
  • No bucks…no Buck Rogers…Navy uses a laser to set fire to a boat. On purpose.

Nerd History:

  • April 13, 1953 – CIA director Allen Dulles launches the mind-control program MKULTRA.
  • April 15, 1955 – McDonald’s restaurant dates its founding to the opening of a franchised restaurant by Ray Kroc, in Des Plaines, Illinois
  • April 12, 1961 – The Russian (Soviet) cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becomes the first human to travel into outer space and perform the first manned orbital fly, in Vostok 3KA-2 (Vostok 1).
  • April 11, 1970 – Apollo 13 is launched.
  • April 11, 1976 – The Apple I is created.
  • April 12, 1981 – The first launch of a Space Shuttle: Columbia launches on the STS-1 mission. (get the video: Hail Columbia or the Dream is Alive.)