TEH 138: Summer musings, Space and Algorithms

In This Episode: During a pause in our summer travels we muse about our adventures, going into space, disinformation algorithms and good vs. bad books.

This week the TEH Podcast is hosted by Leo Notenboom, the “Chief Question Answerer” at Ask Leo!, and Gary Rosenzweig, the host and producer of MacMost, and mobile game developer at Clever Media.

(You’ll find longer Bios on the Hosts page.)

Top Stories

  • Travel stories:
    • Jersey boardwalks, Tesla drive to Colorado, TikTok on the road, summer smoke.
    • LastPass… mild frustration.
    • Masks and employees, issues around the pandemic.
  • Space? Where does it start and why Branson and Bezos barely made it there.
      • Planes: 6 to 8 miles
      • NASA/FAA definition of space: 50 miles
      • Air Sports Federation definition of space: 62 miles
      • Richard Branson: 53 miles
      • Blue Origin: 66.5 Miles
      • Yuri Gagarin: 203 miles
      • Alan Shepard (Mercury): 116 miles
      • John Glenn: 162 miles
      • ISS: 254 miles
      • Hubble: 340 miles
      • LEO: ~1200 miles https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low_Earth_orbit 
      • Geostationary orbit: 22,236 miles
      • Moon: 238,900 miles
      • Elon’s Roadster… 2 orbits of sun 90 million miles: https://www.whereisroadster.com/charts/
  • Facebook “super spreaders”

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