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5. WiFi Hacks, Apollo Guidance Computer and Streaming Services

In this episode, our Geek Dads explore hacks that have been helping them with working from home. These include improving productivity, balancing homeschooling and tech tips to get a better WiFi signal around your house. 

We also have an exclusive interview with Marc Verdiell, a key member of the team who restored an original Apollo Guidance Computer, the first computer to use integrated circuits, with a 1MHz clock, four 16-bits registers, 4K RAM, and 32K ROM. 

Robbie, Pete and Dave also debate which streaming service is the best, and answer the question of which they would have if they could only access one for the rest of their lives. 

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Introducing Dave, Pete and Robbie... 3 proud geeky dads who are here to talk about all things tech, sci-fi, gaming and more. Listen now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Podbean or Google Podcasts.

27 May 2020, 10:35


May 28, 2020 09:05

Your comments about science fiction ideas coming about into reality (like the noise cancelling mics and rooms) reminds me of another item from Isaac Asimov's Foundation series, written in 1951, which beautifully describes pocket calculators with LED displays as appeared in the 1970s:

Seldon removed his calculator pad from the pouch at his belt. Men said he kept one beneath his pillow for use in moments of wakefulness. Its gray, glossy finish was slightly worn by use. Seldon's nimble fingers, spotted now with age, played along the hard plastic that rimmed it. Red symbols glowed out from the gray...

"That represents the condition of the empire at present."
From Foundation, by Isaac Asimov.
Published by Doubleday in 1951

June 1, 2020 08:19

@BradLevy brilliant! thanks for sharing Brad

May 28, 2020 09:10

The project mentioned by Marc in your interview sounds fascinating. I never realized that the Apollo Guidance Computer had played such a key role in the development of modern-day computing and electronics.