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TechFan #37

On July 8, 2011, in Podcast, TechFan, by Tim Robertson

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David Cohen is in Botswana, Africa, and his audio quality via Skype is better than usual. Up first, David has a real beef with the Steam service, and Tim is sick of no good gamepads for the Macintosh. Other subjects include NASA, the Space Shuttle program, hacking cell phones and voice messages, News of the World, break-ups via FaceBook, Google Images searches, and a lot more.

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About Tim Robertson

Founder Podcast Host of TechFan. Owner Stoplight Network. Father of four, husband to one. Loves reading, podcasting, music, video games, the 1980s, and all things electronic and Apple.

Miner Thoughts
My Mac Magazine #31, Nov. ’97

On November 1, 1997, in Miner Thoughts, by Pete Miner

[The following is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to
actual persons, living or dead, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.]

Who woulda’ thunk that writing a small monthly column for the electronic pro-Macintosh magazine My Mac would gain me the recognition of some famous (and some not so famous) people around the globe? Certainly not I. But that’s exactly what’s happening.

Ever since I began writing for this highly regarded magazine I have become somewhat of a celebrity’s celebrity and find my knowledge and expertise in high demand amongst some pretty well known people. Unlike most of my readers, these pretty well known people must not know that I am devoid of any knowledge or expertise about anything.

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On April 1, 1997, in Miner Thoughts, by Pete Miner

What you’re about to read could get me in a heap of trouble with the U.S. Government if they were to find out what I did. So I must ask you, my dear Constant Reader, to keep what you read here under your hat. That said, this is my admission of guilt and explanation.

A friend of mine works for NASA at the Cape Canaveral launch facility in Florida. He was one of the lead scientists on the Galileo space project, which was launched from the Cape on October 18, 1989 aboard the space shuttle Atlantis. Its main mission: To cruise around the planet Jupiter and its many moons, gathering data and sending that data via the Deep Space Network (DSN) back to us here on earth.

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