The Most Protected Artifacts Across the Globe

This is a guest post by John Hannen. Covering everything from intricate collections of jewels to fine pieces of art, humanity has certainly gathered together a remarkable range of precious items over history. As these items have an immense value and high insurance costs attached to them though, you may find yourself pondering how these […]

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Robert Heinlein’s Predictions for the 21st Century

Science-fiction author Robert Heinlein wrote several predictions for the year 2000 and beyond in his article “Where To?” which was first published in the February 1952 edition of Galaxy Science Fiction: AXIOM: A “common sense” prediction is sure to err on the side of timidity […] AXIOM: The more extravagant a prediction sounds the more likely […]

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Quotable #68: Computers

“The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do.” — Ted Nelson. “Any fool can use a computer. Many do.” — Ibid. “They say that computers can’t think, but I have one that does. It thinks […]

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Murphy’s Concise Definitions of Computer-Related Terms

Backup — An operation that is never performed on time. Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) — The most successful program produced by Microsoft since it always works. Bug Fixes — A mechanism employed by software developers to fix existing bugs while adding new ones. Cable — The part of a computer system that is too […]

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I Finally Found Out Where Those Spams Are Coming From

Spams are annoying, and unfortunately, I have no choice but to deal with them. My blog has been bombarded by spams since the day I gained some readers. As time goes by, it became worse. For instance, I just cleared my spam folder last Sunday and now, it has more than 200 blocked comments. So, […]

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6 Steps To Succeed In Teaching With Technology

This is a guest post by Katrina D. Keller. Everyone wants to use technology in the classroom, but it is the uneasy relationship many schools and teachers have with technology that is discouraging its adoption. Most bear the notion that technology distracts students and decreases their engagement in the classrooms.  However, many teachers and educators […]

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Does That Sound Familiar?

Murray Leinster, in his 1946 science fiction story entitled A Logic Named Joe, seemed to anticipate the advent of the Internet. Most of his description of what would be called the Internet in the near future were spot on. Here is an extract:

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Profanity In Programming

Since Linux is an open source software, it’s inevitable that profanity would appear in the source code sooner or later. The site of Vidar Holen has a section that continuously tracks the number of curse words in the Linux kernel since the beginning of 1990’s. In addition, you can search for other words from other categories […]

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Random Joke #9: A Restaurant That Works Like An IT Support

Patron: Waiter! Waiter: Hi, my name is Bill, and I’ll be your Support. What seems to be the problem? Patron: There’s a fly in my soup! Waiter: Try again, maybe the fly won’t be there this time. Patron: No, it’s still there. Waiter: Maybe it’s the way you’re eating the soup. Try eating it with […]

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