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TimeMachiner. Tech, culture, nostalgia. By Aaron Crocco
The Stream

Greetings and happy Saturday. April is here and "The Great Pollening" has begun. One short drive outside for me and I was feeling it. I'd been hoping for the cold to go away so much that I forgot that now I have to remain inside less my head feels like it's in a vice. Fun!

This week has been one of getting back on track with many facets of life. Being away for some time is nice, but also means a reset nearly everywhere. However, I am thoroughly still enjoying Star Trek Picard and I am now 2/3 done with The Paradox Hotel on my Kindle.

Given that TimeMachiner is to bring a bit of random to you, I'm going to try something new: giving you a random factoid with each issue. As long as I can remember to do it, I'll do my best to include these for you.

A day on Venus lasts longer than a year on Venus.


That's it for me. Enjoy today's issue and be sure to reply back if you have anything you want to say. See you on Tuesday.

-Aaron 👍🏻

If you’re worried about your job getting taken over by the robot uprising, then today is your day. Over on The Takeout, Dennis Lee reports on how White Castle is gearing up to use a robot named Flippy to work its fry stations. Specifically, the Flippy 2 is a second-generation…
E3 Strikes
Pour one out for the death of another long-standing event that is likely never to return. This week it was announced that the E3 video game expo was officially canceled. The in-person and virtual portions were all scrapped. While E3 was surely a victim of COVID and the inability for…
Zoning In
Here in the US, we all jumped our clocks ahead (for perhaps maybe one of the final times) and that event surfaced this interesting deep dive onto my radar: the Time Zone Database. In a fascinating 14-minute read, Daniel Rosehill goes into two key details that are, no joke, keeping…
Reggie Speaks
Whether we know what Facebook Meta’s “metaverse” is or not, it’s impossible to ignore their push into virtual reality. There have been lots of responses to what they’re doing, but this one strikes at the heart of what is going on. Reggie Fils-Amie, the former President and COO of Nintendo…

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