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Attn: Towerbot! A new career move could be in your future!

The classic (?) series Battlebots is being revived, this time as a reality show!  Just what we needed, a competition show that focuses more on the “personalities” than it does the actual work behind it. Anyhow, I’m eager to find out how many of TB’s weapons are not “regulation.”     Tweet

Podcast: The Joy of Rex – S05E12

http://traffic.libsyn.com/technobabble/The_Joy_of_Rex_-_S05E12_Tower_of_Technobabble.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedWe take a look at one of the major symptoms of the impending death of newspapers, and the celebrate the fact that we (humans) hit a comet with a robot. Show Notes: Old People now rule the funnies! http://www.timesdispatch.com/entertainment-life/judge-parker-rex-morgan-mark-trail-win-reader-vote-on/article_cb536c63-a05f-5b66-85e7-a2fe8b3d2fcb.html Rosetta: Ambition: The Film: Tweet

I eagerly await The Repeater’s assesment of this turn of events.

The Antares, carrying an unmanned Cygnus spacecraft from Orbital Sciences was to tote some provisions up to the International Space Station, but you get the idea how that’s turned out. I’ll stop paraphrasing. Fortunately, no loss of life. Just a bruised ego. A very, very expensive ego. See the details with video here. Tweet

Podcast: Urban Heightism and the Dalek Present – S05E08

No! That’s not a kick-ass band name…yet. It’s the title of this week’s podcast. We have science advisor, Rich, to keep us company again as we wade through the murky waters of the urban sasquatch in this week’s podcast as it is unofficially the return of the “Bigfoot Roundup!!” I say unofficial because the original intro […]

Podcast: Space Junk – S05E06

                      Rich reports on the Space Taxi Race, and Ben is mad http://www.nasa.gov/press/2014/september/nasa-chooses-american-companies-to-transport-us-astronauts-to-international/ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2758436/Were-space-Nasa-reveals-Boeing-SpaceX-build-Americas-new-space-taxi-shuttle-finally-replaced.html http://www.spacenews.com/article/civil-space/41675with-commercial-crew-award-close-rivals-mull-future-without-nasa-funds http://lightsinthedark.wordpress.com/2014/09/10/space-mountain-2/ http://lightsinthedark.wordpress.com/2014/09/13/spacecrafts-selfie-is-photobombed-by-a-comet/ http://lightsinthedark.wordpress.com/2012/07/16/to-the-moon-apollo-11-liftoff-hd-video/ Tweet

This is it!

The Tower of Technobabble doesn’t really endorse Kickstarters, and I cannot personally suggest anybody should hand over their money for anything, but this video is worth a look. Its a mother-lovin’ HOVERBIKE. and It elicits an enthusiastic “This is it!” exclamation from yours truly a la Doc Brown, due to the most “proof-of-conceptish” proof of […]

…so odd, and so wrong!

The Tower may be vacant for a well-deserved vacation, but you can’t take the Tower out of the gang. The Repeater always has his ear to the ground for a Bigfoot story, and he emailed the group this latest bit of GEEK NEWS, a sort of mini BIGFOOT ROUNDUP. Have you guys seen this? It’s […]

How would YOU spend $250 million?

Interesting video by Pierre Sprey, co-designer of the F-16, putting forth his theories on why the F35 is a total waste of material and money. He says, basically, it’s a jack of all trades, but sucks at all of them. Crap fighter (short wings for VTOL means no maneuverability), crap troop support (no maneuverability means […]

Podcast: We Do It To Ourselves

http://traffic.libsyn.com/technobabble/We_Do_It_To_Ourselves_-_S04E18_Tower_of_Technobabble.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedDaggor joins us to discuss the obligatory Star Wars news, then we look at voluntary invasive technology, and terrible, awful animals that should not exist. We then end with another installment of Chick Tract Theater, where Towerbot does a bitchin’ imitation of the Repeater. Show Notes: Star […]

Podcast: Bigger Than Bigfoot

http://traffic.libsyn.com/technobabble/Bigger_Than_Bigfoot-_S04E16_Tower_of_Technobabble.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedWe try to fill a bigfoot-sized hole in the Repeater’s heart by stuffing it full of human weirdoes, scientific conjecture, and ass-slapping. We may not have done it, but we had fun trying. Show Notes Human Headlines! Woman Arrested on Bestiality Charges After Looking for Horse on […]