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Was there last year. We take for granted how dramatically different it looks today after so much excavation and preservation. I've seen drawings from the time but never a picture. #


More the history of DNS but interesting nonetheless. No they had no idea it would explode to be the main means of communication for everyone on the planet but they just settled on a really scalable design # #


Really interesting article on the origin story for Unity #computer #history

It's pretty amazing what they could do with 32kb of RAM.


Yep the technical quantum leap accomplished by the Luna 3 team back in the 1959 is very impressive. #space #history

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Lightly used Vostok memory core for sale apparently... #history #space #retrocomputing
That said, even Soyuz didn't have an onboard computer initially, so if this was so old, it was not intended for space but for ground equipment.

The Soviets liked automation, but you can do a lot with clockwork and mechanisms, and they did.

@sohkamyung @hankg
That's a fascinating site on Soviet space computing. Thanks! :-)



This is pretty amazing. I'm surprised haven't seen it before. Monet, Renoir, Rodin and Degas being painting in 1915 #history #art #film :


Really neat tour of creation of UNIX pipes and how that eureka moment marks the tipping point that led to everyone thinking about the "UNIX philosophy" #history #retrocomputing #unix
FTA: "...He didn’t do exactly what I had proposed for the pipe system call; he invented a slightly better one..."

That right there sums up what excellent teams do.
@Richard Healy Amen to that! I thought the exact some thing when I read it!
Once I started getting the idea of functional programming, I came upon an article that I thought was fascinating about how pipes implement a call structure that's very similar to what you use in FP, except you have to think of it in postfix terms, rather than prefix terms: Rather than data flowing from right to left, it flows from left to right, with the output of the command from the left becoming the input to the command on its right.

I've tried looking for the article, because the idea of integrating a language into an operating system context (á la Smalltalk) intrigued me, and I've wanted to tell people who are interested in FP or Linux about it, but I've been unable to find it again. :(


Pair my previous "live" Apollo 11 audio/capcom link with this "live" vis by @AGItweets and their STK tool (they are within 13 seconds of each other) #space #history


Pair my previous "live" Apollo 11 audio/capcom link with this "live" vis by AGI and their STK tool (they are within 13 seconds of each other) #space #history


So cool! The Apollo 11 mission in real time (shifted 50 years of course) ( H/T @Christoph S ) #space #history:
Watching the stream of the original launch on and off all afternoon. More space! Fewer cages!
The other thing is, the post-launch was "animation" of the rocket. Now, we can see it in real-time and real life directly from cameras on the rocket.


I forgot about General Magic! Keeping an eye out for this documentary coming to a local theater. #retrocomputing #apple #history


It's interesting how different that process is from our typical soy sauce and the generational nature of the traditional process #food #culture #history #japan
Terrific little story. Boy, Shodoshima(1) looks like heaven for savoury flavours, well known for its olive groves as well as traditional shoyu production.

(1) the name means "island of small beans", originally adzuki
We have bamboo that looks like this here in the Carolina's, beautiful plants! I took 5 roots from a neighbor's woods and transplanted in my woods beside a stream.


Slashdot running in the original web browser (under simulation) (courtesy ) # # Image/Photo
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Cool, but I think that original cern web browser would not load modern https-encrypted pages. OTOH, I watched my wife's professional website (which I authored using HTML5 best practices) and it is surprisingly legible even in this very stripped down look :-)


This is pretty interesting. You can experience what the very first web browser was like as you'd run it on a NeXT computer (which it was written on). It's not really running NeXTSTEP it's a reproduction to make it feel like it a bit. Still pretty cool though. Plus it has a lot of history of the original browser and the very beginning of the web. #computer #history



Wow this is a great video on the lead up to Caesar's Italian campaign (where we get the term "crossing the Rubicon" in modern language) #history
Just watched it and really enjoyed it so thanks for sharing.
Thanks, indeed really interesting and well done video


#disney #history #photography


"Snowball fights aren't a recent phenomenon, however.The Ciclo dei Mesi are an Italian group of frescoes created at the end of the 14th century depicting each month of the year. The below is a small detail from the January painting. A Medieval Snowball Fight."
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