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Beam Me Up #424 Asimov, Juby, anime review etc.

Sep
22
Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My opening comment for episode 424 I speak in part about Dremel’s new 3d printer, I welcome a new contributor to Beam Me Up. Plus I speak about the OSIRIS-REx Mission of putting a lander on an asteroid in 2016 plus Maven has done an insertion burn for it’s prelim orbit.

My musical selection for the afternoon is BNL’s “The Big Bang”

I speak briefly about Isaac Asimov and John Campbell as their work  together.  This week chapter four of “The Last Question”

I read  the intro from (“my anime guy”) better known as “Mebbles”  which he posted on the blog.  Mebbles also has some favorite anime music of which I play a selection.  For my part, I mention a couple of  series  that I have have enjoyed over the past few months.

Next on the agenda is chapter 4 of the “Last Question” by Isaac Asimov.

I read “Meebles” introduction letter. (he should prove to be an excellent addition to the staff) plus he includes a fun url for his favorite anime music which I just can’t resist!

I talk about a couple of anime series that I just finished watching.

Kalimus posts a review of Asylum productions newest outing z Nation.

I talk about Dremel’s newest printer which is an affordable 3d printer and how it reminded me of a story by Cory Doctorow.

My final story  Tiny Leon and his Wee adventure by Michael Juby.

Hope you enjoy the program.  Thanks for listening.

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Beam Me Up #402 Becomming Martian – Hilton + By His Things: con…Doctorow

Apr
13

 

Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Well here we are with Beam Me Up episode 402.  Lets get on to getting on!  after my opening monologue I play the full version of Barenaked Ladies song “The Big Bang”

My first story is the conclusion of Cory Doctorows short story “By his things yea shall know him”

From the Beam Me Up blog, A precousous 16 year old builds a prosthetic hand on his home computer and 3D printer and gave it to a neighbor’s child who had been born without a complete hand.

NASA plans to work with a pair of twins in a year long study.

And the second story is Becomming Martian by Doug Hilton

Enjoy, sorry for the delay.

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Beam Me Up # 400 Jason Kahn – In Plain Sight + By His Thing..pt2 – Cory Docorow

Mar
05
Jason Kahn

Jason Kahn

 

 

 

 

 

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On Episode 400  a new Dark Inspectre episode, but first an anime musical track.  Then it is straight on to Jason Kahn’s Dark Inspectre In plain sight episode 25.

For the next few minutes I take a moment to share several articles from the blog.  Including comments by Kallimus.

I watched the second installation of the Thor franchise and thought it went very vell.  So I review the newest episode.

Finally it is Part 2 of Cory Doctorow’s, by his things you will know him.

Thats it for this week.  Enjoy!

 

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Beam Me Up 399 Cory Doctorow’s By His Things…pt1

Feb
25
Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow

 

 

 

 

 

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After some opening comments on this weekend’s Beam Me Up (episode 399).  I again play Love is coming back from an anime classic, this time I again posit the question, does the artist at times sound like an early Rod Stewart at times?

First up is a op ed piece from my favorite op/ed writer Kallimus and he is in good for this week!!!!

While my opening info peice concerns a low gravity simulation lab.  Better known as the vomit rockets.  And an unusual use of these devices.

I do a review of Enders Game the movie…

And finally I do get a story in.  Part one of Cory Doctorow’s By his things, shall you know him.

 

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Beam Me Up #286 Authorized Domain – Doctorow

Nov
05

Cory Doctorow

 

 

This week on Beam Me Up episode 286 I start playing This must be the Place by new author Elliot Bangs.  In part one of this masterful tale we are introduced to  Lauren Wells and the main character Andria who through a year develop a something akin to a relationship but so strange that even Andria has to question he sanity.  Part one sets the stage this week.

But first a story from Cory Doctorow called Authorised Domain which Cory takes us into the near future where the digital certificate is not something to fool with!

Between stories I take a look at some of the reviews and articles from the past couple of weeks.

NASA would like to have a “Tractor Beam”. The problem is that no one has of yet ever built a tractor beam or even agreed on what constitutes a tractor beam,

Issue 161 of the Australian Flash SF online magazine Antipodean is now ready for downloading.

Photographer Peter Chang used an array of Canon 5D Mark IIs and motion control sliders to capture both indoors and outdoors time-lapse scenes in 3D, and it contains stunning visuals!

In an effort to eradicate mosquito borne illnesses researchers report initial success from the first test release into the wild of mutant  mosquitoes.  Their job….to pass on a lethal gene to their offspring that kills them before reaching maturity.

Facebook plans to build three giant server halls covering an area the size of 11 football fields 60 miles south of the Arctic circle in Sweden.

But first I review the bluray disk version of the movie Paul!

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Beam Me Up # 255 Ghosts in My Head – Doctorow

Apr
02

 

 

Episode 255 of Beam Me Up for April second 2011, one hour goes by blistering fast this week.  I open this week with another piece from Star Trek Girl’s Meekakitty called Navi’s Song (Hey Listen) which is easy enough to listen to but if you are a gamer, you will find wildly funny!

Articles from the blog (wrfrbeameup.blogspot.com) this week:  Leonard Nemoy turns 80 and I have some interesting facts about our favorite Vulcan.  Also a first this week!  Pictures from Messenger of Mercury.  Plus Chandra discovers a black hole massive beyond belief!  Oh and I didn’t get a chance to talk about it, but there is an interesting video on FTL that you will want to trundle over and take a look at.

Stories this week…First:  From Boing Boing / Craphound’s Cory Doctorow an absolutely stunning short story that extrapolates the psychology of advertising.  Next is a fine Libravox recording of C. H. Thames’ Prison of a Billion Years, which tell the tale of a most unusual prison break from a most unusual prison!

It goes by fast, but jam packed with, dare I say, great entertainment!  Put on your tinfoil beanies, its time for Beam Me Up!

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