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This week we live streamed our meeting on YouTube for people who may be having audio issues, and also to have as a recap for anyone who couldn’t make it. Check it out:

We followed the general outline below…

Interesting News:

State of the viewer:
Current staging viewer is 2b49… So far I’ve noticed several bug fixes. Still a lot to go, but it’s great to see progress.

Trivia:

  • 1980’s video  game: What Atari video game undersold so badly, that millions of cartridges were crushed and buried in New Mexico? (Asked by Carsten)
    • E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial Surrey (Answered by Surrey)
  • Lord of the Rings: How many members are there in the Fellowship of the Ring? (Asked by Carsten)
    • Nine (Answered by Chevron7)
  • Star Trek: The Enterprise’s shuttle is named after what astronomer? (Asked by Carsten)
    • The shuttle was named Galileo. (Answered by Futurist)
  • Captain Marvel: The current Captain Marvel is not the first woman to hold the title. Who was? (Asked by Carsten)
    • Monica Rambeau (nobody guessed the answer)
  • Whedonverse: “Cordelia, your mouth is open, sound is coming from it. This is never good.” (Asked by Carsten)
    • Buffy Summers (Answered by Futurist)
  • Classic Board Games: In chess, what is the only piece that can jump over other pieces? (Asked by Carsten)
    • The Knight (Answered by Surrey)
  • Game of Thrones: In what year did the show premiere? (Asked by Carsten)
    • 2011 (Answered by ArtemisBane)
  • Star Wars: A New Hope: What gangster appears in the rough cut of the film but wasn’t restored until the special edition in 1997? (Asked by Carsten)
    • Jabba the Hutt (Answered by ArtemisBane and Chevron7)
  • 1950’s Sci-Fi Movies: Which adaptation of an H.G. Wells novel replaced alien tripods with flying saucers? (Asked by Carsten)
    • The War of the Worlds (Answered by Futurist)
  • Physics: Who conceived the basic theory of gravity when he was “graced by the falling of an apple”? (Asked by Carsten)
    • Isaac Newton (Answered by Surrey)
  • What card game has constantly changing rules? (Asked by Futurist)
    • Fizbin (nobody guessed the answer)

Show and Tell:
What are people working on? Any cool places you’ve discovered here in SS? Has anyone managed to break into Adam’s office in Sudin?

Future events:
Book club: First book to be “We Are Legion (We Are Bob)”. What day/time would work best for this? We are looking to do this once a month. This should be easy to do 1 book per month. Here is a link to the Goodreads page for “We Are Legion (We Are Bob)”: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32109569-we-are-legion-we-are-bob

Something for you to share:
Favorite obscure artist, song, movie, etc… that not many people know about.

Ice breakers/conversation Starters:
What fictional world or place would you like to visit?

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