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The John Batchelor Show, using all of John's sources, his vast knowledge of history, his unique take on current events, and his fascinating take on world affairs has allowed him to build a legion of fans.

The John Batchelor Show, using all of John's sources, his vast knowledge of history, his unique take on current events, and his fascinating take on world affairs has allowed him to build a legion of fans.
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The John Batchelor Show, using all of John's sources, his vast knowledge of history, his unique take on current events, and his fascinating take on world affairs has allowed him to build a legion of fans.

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English


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1/4 Safe Is Not an Option, by Rand E. Simberg

10/21/2019
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Image: Astronaut Dale A. Gardner (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dale_Gardner) , having just completed the major portion of his second extravehicular activity (EVA) period in three days, holds up a "For Sale" sign referring to the two satellites, Palapa B-2 and Westar 6 that they retrieved from orbit after their Payload Assist Modules (PAM) failed to fire. Astronaut Joseph P. Allen, IV, who also participated in the two EVAs, is reflected in Gardner's helmet visor. A portion of each of two...

Duration:00:10:27

2/4 Safe Is Not an Option, by Rand E. Simberg

10/21/2019
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Image: An artist's conception of a human Mars base, with a cutaway revealing an interior horticultural area. NASA Ames Research Center. Public domain. . Safe Is Not an Option,by Rand E. Simberg (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_book_1?ie=UTF8&field-author=Rand+E.+Simberg&text=Rand+E.+Simberg&sort=relevancerank&search-alias=books) (Author), William Simon...

Duration:00:09:41

3/4 Safe Is Not an Option, by Rand E. Simberg

10/21/2019
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Image: This high-resolution image of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hubble_Ultra_Deep_Field) includes galaxies of various ages, sizes, shapes, and colors. The smallest, reddest galaxies are some of the most distant galaxies to have been imaged by an optical telescope. NASA and the European Space Agency. Public domain. . Safe Is Not an Option, by Rand E. Simberg...

Duration:00:11:31

4/4 Safe Is Not an Option, by Rand E. Simberg

10/21/2019
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Image: Dust is one concern for Mars missions. NASA. Public domain. . Safe Is Not an Option,by Rand E. Simberg (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_book_1?ie=UTF8&field-author=Rand+E.+Simberg&text=Rand+E.+Simberg&sort=relevancerank&search-alias=books) (Author), William Simon (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_book_2?ie=UTF8&field-author=William+Simon&text=William+Simon&sort=relevancerank&search-alias=books) (Editor), Ed Lu...

Duration:00:10:29

1/4 Zumwalt: The Life and Times of Admiral Elmo Russell "Bud" Zumwalt, Jr., by Larry Berman.

10/21/2019
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Image: Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elmo_R._Zumwalt,_Jr.) , Public domain. . Zumwalt: The Life and Times of Admiral Elmo Russell "Bud" Zumwalt, Jr., by Larry Berman (https://www.amazon.com/Larry-Berman/e/B001HCU1GS/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1) (Author). Hardcover – October 9, 2012. https://www.amazon.com/Zumwalt-Life-Times-Admiral-Russell/dp/0061691305/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=zumwalt&qid=1571622810&s=audible&sr=8-3 Zumwalt is a compelling portrait of the controversial...

Duration:00:11:43

2/4 Zumwalt: The Life and Times of Admiral Elmo Russell "Bud" Zumwalt, Jr., by Larry Berman (Author).

10/21/2019
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Image: The Zumwalt-class guided-missile destroyer DDG 1000 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Zumwalt_(DDG-1000)) is floated out of dry dock at the General Dynamics Bath Iron Works shipyard. The ship, the first of three Zumwalt-class destroyers, will provide independent forward presence and deterrence, support special operations forces and operate as part of joint and combined expeditionary forces. The lead ship and class are named in honor of former Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Elmo R....

Duration:00:08:10

3/4 Zumwalt: The Life and Times of Admiral Elmo Russell "Bud" Zumwalt, Jr., by Larry Berman.

10/21/2019
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Image: A Japanese river gunboat (here, Toba). After the cessation of hostilities in August 1945, until December 8 of that year, he commanded (as prize crew officer) HIMJS Ataka, a 1200-ton Japanese river gunboat with two hundred officers and men. In that capacity he took the first ship flying the United States flag since the outbreak of World War II up the Whangpoo River to Shanghai. There, they helped to restore order and assisted in disarming the Japanese. . Zumwalt: The Life and Times of...

Duration:00:12:00

4/4 Zumwalt: The Life and Times of Admiral Elmo Russell "Bud" Zumwalt, Jr., by Larry Berman.

10/21/2019
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Image: Badge of the USS Zumwalt. Public domain. . Zumwalt: The Life and Times of Admiral Elmo Russell "Bud" Zumwalt, Jr., by Larry Berman (https://www.amazon.com/Larry-Berman/e/B001HCU1GS/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1) (Author). Hardcover – October 9, 2012. https://www.amazon.com/Zumwalt-Life-Times-Admiral-Russell/dp/0061691305/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=zumwalt&qid=1571622810&s=audible&sr=8-3 Zumwalt is a compelling portrait of the controversial military man who is widely regarded as the founder of...

Duration:00:09:47

Once Upon a Time the Maritime Silk Road: 2 of 2: @AndrewLawler @ScienceMagazine

10/21/2019
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Photo: Illustration from William Strang's Sinbad the sailor and Ali Baba and the forty thieves William Strang (1859-1921) - Sinbad the sailor and Ali Baba and the forty thieves, Lawrence & Bullen, London, 1896 Arabian Nights illustration Public Domain (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:William-Strang-Sindbad-AliBaba-titlepage.JPG) File:William-Strang-Sindbad-AliBaba-titlepage.JPG Created: 2012-10-22 12:27:50 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules...

Duration:00:10:29

Once Upon a Time the Maritime Silk Road: 1 of 2: @AndrewLawler @ScienceMagazine

10/21/2019
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Photo: Sindbad's fifth voyage Gustave Doré (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/en:Gustave_Dor%C3%A9) - [1] (http://www.magasinpittoresque.be/La-gravure/gravures/Galland/Gustave-Dore-05.htm) An episode from the 5th voyage of Sinbad the Sailor in the "One Thousand and One Nights". Illustration from "Les Mille et une nuits", par Galland - Paris, 1865. Permission details PD because of ageView more (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinbad_the_Sailor#) Public Domain...

Duration:00:11:42

#TheScalaReport: Prepping for the coming existential war on Big Tech. Chris Riegel, CEO Scala.com #ScalaAPS @STRATACACHE

10/21/2019
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Photo: Ufa Magazine, Special Edition (1927) Artist : Werner Graul (1905 - 1984) Public domain (https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/) http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow #TheScalaReport (https://twitter.com/search?q=%23TheScalaReport) : Prepping for the coming existential war on Big Tech. Chris Riegel, CEO Scala.com (https://t.co/G2sgPnMnFd) #ScalaAPS (https://twitter.com/search?q=%23ScalaAPS) @STRATACACHE...

Duration:00:11:33

1/4 Dinosaurs Without Bones: Dinosaur Lives Revealed by their Trace Fossils, by Anthony J. Martin (Author). 1st Edition.

10/20/2019
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Image: Scale diagram comparing a human and the largest-known dinosaurs of five major clades. See full illustration: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Longest_dinosaur_by_clade.svg *Permissions: see below . Dinosaurs Without Bones: Dinosaur Lives Revealed by their Trace Fossils, by Anthony J. Martin (https://www.amazon.com/Anthony-J-Martin/e/B00JVW0KMG/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1) (Author). 1st Edition....

Duration:00:11:17

2/4 Dinosaurs Without Bones: Dinosaur Lives Revealed by their Trace Fossils, by Anthony J. Martin (Author). 1st Edition.

10/20/2019
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Image: Ichnology is the study of trace fossils of once-living things. Burrows, trackways, trails and borings are all examples of traces made by organisms. Scientists study traces made by plants and animals to try to determine their behavior. A species name given to a fossil is called an ichnospecies. Here: Asteriacites (sea star trace fossil) from the Devonian of northeastern Ohio. It appears at first to be an external mold of the body, but the sediment piled between the rays shows that it...

Duration:00:08:53

3/4 Dinosaurs Without Bones: Dinosaur Lives Revealed by their Trace Fossils, by Anthony J. Martin (Author). 1st Edition.

10/20/2019
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Image: Neognathae. In phylogenetic (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phylogenetic) taxonomy, birds are included in the group Dinosauria. Permissions*: see below. . Dinosaurs Without Bones: Dinosaur Lives Revealed by their Trace Fossils, by Anthony J. Martin (https://www.amazon.com/Anthony-J-Martin/e/B00JVW0KMG/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1) (Author). 1st Edition....

Duration:00:14:45

4/4 Dinosaurs Without Bones: Dinosaur Lives Revealed by their Trace Fossils, by Anthony J. Martin (Author). 1st Edition.

10/20/2019
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Image: The Chicxulub Crater (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicxulub_Crater) at the tip of the Yucatán Peninsula (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yucat%C3%A1n_Peninsula) ; the impactor that formed this crater may have caused the dinosaur extinction. Note that a cenote (pron: seh-no-teh) is an underground cavern of fossil water, usually still of a pristine purity rare to find anywhere on Earth. Public domain. . Dinosaurs Without Bones: Dinosaur Lives Revealed by their Trace Fossils, by Anthony...

Duration:00:07:13

1/4 Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe, by George Dyson (Author). Arthur Morey (Narrator), Random House Audio (Publisher).

10/20/2019
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Image: Passport photo of Alan Turing at age 16. Public domain. A Turing machine is a mathematical model of computation that defines an abstract machine, which manipulates symbols on a strip of tape according to a table of rules. Despite the model's simplicity, given any computer algorithm, a Turing machine capable of simulating that algorithm's logic can be constructed . 1/4 Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe, by George Dyson...

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2/4 Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe, by George Dyson (Author). Arthur Morey (Narrator), Random House Audio (Publisher).

10/20/2019
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Image: Automata theory — Classes of automata (Clicking on each layer gets an article on that subject). Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turing_machine. . 2/4 Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe, by George Dyson (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_1?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=George+Dyson) (Author). Arthur Morey (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_2?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=Arthur+Morey) (Narrator), Random House Audio...

Duration:00:09:58

3/4 Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe, by George Dyson (Author). Arthur Morey (Narrator), Random House Audio (Publisher).

10/20/2019
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Image: Military Enigma machine (in wooden box), Public domain. Turing Test; patterns in Nature, et al: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sT1vmAKdbYY . 3/4 Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe, by George Dyson (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_1?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=George+Dyson) (Author). Arthur Morey (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_2?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=Arthur+Morey) (Narrator), Random House Audio...

Duration:00:12:44

4/4 Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe, by George Dyson (Author). Arthur Morey (Narrator), Random House Audio (Publisher).

10/20/2019
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Image: A fanciful version of a Turing machine. See: 1) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turing_machine_gallery (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turing_machine_gallery) 2) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turing_machine_gallery#/media/File:Maquina.png Permissions*: see below . 4/4 Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe, by George Dyson (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_1?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=George+Dyson) (Author). Arthur Morey...

Duration:00:09:10

Hank Greenberg: 1 of 2: The Hero of Heroes Hardcover – by John Rosengren (Author)

10/20/2019
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Photo: Seven of the American League's 1937 All-Star players, from left to right Lou Gehrig (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lou_Gehrig) , Joe Cronin (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Cronin) , Bill Dickey (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Dickey) , Joe DiMaggio (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_DiMaggio) , Charlie Gehringer (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Gehringer) , Jimmie Foxx (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmie_Foxx) , and Greenberg. All seven would be elected to the Hall of...

Duration:00:12:58