Posts tagged trivia
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Jay “Geek Trivia” Garmon Trivia Answer
What were the rest of the items suggested in the original space transportation system proposal that ultimately resulted in the shuttle?
Podcast Only Song of the Week
Fire by Phonat feat. Jolie & and the Key
That’s right, Dave “Sparky” Saganaki is IN DA HOUSE! He makes a special trip down from the beautiful Canadian hinterland to get on air with us and discuss these tasty topics:
- CCTV vs Drones
- It was tough to watch the Donald – and not just because of who he is
- Ashley Madison hacked, Torontonians are the main ones worried
- Microsoft 10 is stealing your data
Geek Trivia Answer from Jay Garmon:
What comic strip was Donkey Kong actually based on?
Cool Sites of the Week:
- goo.gl – Looking for an easy way to shorten URL’s, and keep track of how many times they’re clicked? Google’s got you covered again!
- Komodo Edit – My new favorite, free webdesign utility! Works on Linux too, so ditch that pricey Dreamweaver already and check out Komodo 🙂
Podcast Only Song of the Week:
- Apple watch is showing up on people’s wrists – will they be allowed on airplanes?
- What will Tesla reveal next week? We’re guessing a home battery …
- Comcast TW merger not gonna happen.
- Hugo awards done been freeped!
Geek Trivia with Jay Garmon:
Who was the first person in space that was not in the military or have a direct military connection?
Podcast Only Song of the Week:
TOPIC: It’s a tough week for movies and TV with Sony hacked and CBS and Dish battling it out (guess who loses that fight? Hint: it’s neither of them!) Jay and I also have a great time discussing how Stephen Hawking uses Swiftkey programming to recreate his communications and – OF COURSE – we get deep into the first Star Wars trailer!
Don’t miss this geek trivia question from Jay Garmon:
What other vertebrates were also “along for the ride” on the Apollo 17 mission?
Not a lot of time, but we do sneak one cool site of the week in:
- Google Express – Can’t get what you want from Amazon Prime, or don’t want to pay their premium? Now you can get same day and next day delivery on items you buy via Google shopping! Note that this is not offered everywhere yet (we don’t get it north of Chicago yet, but if you’re in a major city you might be covered).
Great, rocking little tune “Get Free” by Major Lazer will finish us off!
TOPIC: Great conversation today with Lucion CEO and creator of FileCenter Jeff Pickard! We discuss the ins and outs, and ups and downs of going paperless at home or in business, and whether you can successfully create a business outside of the traditional silicon valley geography (spoiler alert: yes, yes you can).
On top of our awesome interview with Jeff, we also spend time talking to Jay, who presents this brain bender for you:
Who was the SECOND person to achieve astronaut status through aerodynamic flight (that is, without a rocket)?
- Lucion – This is where you can find more about the FileCenter products and Lucion’s other paperless and organizational solutions.
- ABetterQueue – Does a MUCH better job of setting you up with good flicks on Netflix, combined with Rotten Tomatoes ratings!
Podcast only song of the week this week is Ritual Union by Little Dragon. Enjoy!
TOPIC: Do you run or bike regularly? What about scooter, stride or stumble? Look, if you move at ALL with a smart phone strapped to your side you should go download the awesome Charity Miles app today! Founder Gene Gurkoff comes on-air to tell us about the inspiration for the app, and how it motivates you by supporting worthy charities with every mile, kilometer, and foot you go … you get the chance to not just do something good for yourself, but to simultaneously make things better for others too! As Gene says, Charity Miles is not a fitness app, it’s a purpose app. Turns out that today is the kickoff of Anna Judd beginning her run – Across. The. Country! – all for Charity Miles!
Jay Garmon gives us some great insight into the upcoming live broadcast we’re doing at ConGlomeration in a few weeks, complete with gaming recommendations, and then presents this brainbender:
Gemini 3 was the first mission that resulted in a reprimand for an astronaut in space. What did John Young and Gus Grissom do?
No coolsites needed after that – just make sure and check out AnnaRunsAmerica.com and CharityMiles.org of course – but we do get in an ultra-cool podcast only song of the week Walking Backwards by the Leagues!
TOPIC: Mike talks about the trip to MN, braving the arctic cold, bemoans our lack of post production, and Dave shares with us an amazing story for 2014; 3D liver creation for individuals in need of transplants! We also spend some time taking a look at the year in review, and revealing our favorite tech gifts we received this season.
It wouldn’t be a complete show without Jay Garmon providing us this mindbender of course, and an appropriately timed one at that:
What is the only Times Square New Years’ ball drop that the drop did not occur in 60 seconds? (HINT: Does not include the 2 times it was skipped during war time)
Coolsites of the week include:
- 3D liver printing – PC World.
- How to convert your giftcards into cash using Google Wallet (thanks Lifehacker!)
Mike’s pick for top coolsites of the year are:
- TabApp – Makes splitting the restaurant bill easy!
- NavFree USA – Old phone with GPS and wifi but no 3G, 4G or any other G? Use it for getting around, free!
We end with a verrrry special song of the week for WRLR owner Bish Krywko, who happens to share his birthday with this most festive time of year – Spike Jones’ “My Birthday Comes on Christmas”
TOPIC: Blockbuster bricks and mortar are busted, but Mike doesn’t care as he is cutting the cord on everything (except his Internet), having a blast with his new Roku 3! And don’t forget Plex, because Roku box + Plex = video awesomesauce!!
Jay Garmon has a very current trivia for us this week too:
What was the original name of the company and product now called “Twitter” and why did they name it that?
On this weeks “Kids Talk Tech” with Justin, Justin lets us know just how dismayed and irritated he was by the movie “Ender’s Game” … though he had some great things to say about the Ender’s Game book (the nut doesn’t fall far from the tree in this family I guess!)
Not much time for coolsites this week, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t tell you how to get to:
- Plex – This free home theater video streaming solution lets you share movies, pictures, audio and more to your Roku box, PC, Mac or any other compatible device!
- Roku 3 – Not free, but if you’re looking to cut those cords, a great way to go!
The podcast only song of the week this week is “It’s Too Late” by Wild Belle!
TOPIC: Dave’s not here, so Mike gets to rant about Google Reader and Hangouts again and talk about anything else that comes to mind … but Jay Garmon sticks around to discuss the news of the day and share this geek trivia question of the week:
Of all the “blockbuster” summer movies released Memorial Day weekend, what was the only one that ever won the best picture award?
With guests and regulars like we had today it’s no surprise that our coolsites of the week bit got a little squished (as in “completely out of existence”) but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some sites you should check out:
- EveryStockPhoto.com – Just what it sounds like, a huuuuge collection of royalty free stock photos that you can search and find and use to your heart’s content!
- FontSquirrel.com – Similarly, but with fonts. Lots and lots of fonts. Free, delicious fonts!
- LeagueOfMovableType.com – Like FontSquirrel, but slightly less so.
- LostType.com – This site focuses on providing high quality, interesting fonts and less on sheer quantity. Excellent curated (and free) font choices here!
- SmashingMagazine.com – A wonderful collection of articles and links to design and graphic insight and information. Check out the seasonal wallpapers!
Keep listening for the distinctly Bronski-beat sounding “Blind” by Hercules!
TOPIC: Dave’s in Europe, and as you know when Sparky’s away Jay Garmon and I take the opportunity to go whole-geek on your ears! This week we’re talking about signing up for a one-way ticket to Mars, Commander Riker’s bizarre seating methods in TNG, and about a dozen other things (other than the one thing I promised we’d discuss of course … 3D printing! Maybe next time?). Jay delivers a fantastic geek trivia question as always:
Who was the only guest star who played themselves on Star Trek?
Only time for one coolsite of the week this week, but it is a lot of fun –
- GigWalk – Hire or become part of a smartphone army! Very interesting idea – People can earn money doing jobs for businesses through the Gigwalk mobile app, and businesses can hire people instantly!
We finish it the show off with “Rich Girls” by The Virgins!