Category: Computer News

Yet Another Restomod Of The Greatest Computer Ever — Hackaday

The best computer ever made is nearly thirty years old. The Macintosh SE/30 was the highest-spec original all-in-one Macs, and it had the power of a workstation. It had expansion slots, and you could hang a color monitor off the back. It ran Unix. As such, it’s become the prize of any vintage computer collector, and [Kris] recently completed a restomod on our beige … Read More Yet Another Restomod Of The Greatest Computer Ever — Hackaday

Abandoned: Gold Mine Pawn Shop — C.S. Young Jr. Fine Art Photography

I found this abandoned pawn shop building near Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter, South Carolina. The beautifully weathered paint and metal surfaces really caught my eye. For the best viewing experience, click on an image to view a high resolution version. Cheers, C. S. via Abandoned: Gold Mine Pawn Shop — C.S. Young Jr. Fine Art Photography

Computer Quote — A Pondering Mind — Rethinking Life

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Fun with Blogging, Computers and Ergonomics — Cats and Trails and Garden Tales

When I say ‘fun’ I mean the blogging part, the actual creative writing and posting of pictures, thoughts and other fancies; the technical computer issues and ergonomics, not so much. First let me tell you that for years I got paid to sit at a desk with one or more computers on it, my little […] via Fun with Blogging, Computers and Ergonomics — Cats … Read More Fun with Blogging, Computers and Ergonomics — Cats and Trails and Garden Tales

NASA Shows Off Its Big Computer In 1986 — Hackaday

Sometimes it is hard to remember just how far computers have come in the last three or four decades. An old NASA video (see below) has been restored with better sound and video recently that shows what passed for a giant computer in 1986. The Cray 2 runs at 250 MHz and had two gigabytes of memory (256 megabytes of million 64-bit words). Despite … Read More NASA Shows Off Its Big Computer In 1986 — Hackaday

One-Liner Wednesday – Too Much Computer —

You know you spend too much time on the computer when you wake up at 4:04 am and say to yourself, that can’t be good. If you would like to participate in this prompt, feel free to use the “One-Liner Wednesday” title in your post, and if you do, you can ping back here […] via One-Liner Wednesday – Too Much Computer —

I guess we can stop worrying about climate – MIT says computer predicts end of world by 2040 — Watts Up With That?

From the “garbage in, doomsday out” department. Apocalypse by 2040? Shock as MIT computer model predicts END DATE for civilisation An apocalyptic computer model, processed by one of the world’s largest computers in 1973, has predicted the end of civilization by 2040. The prediction came from a programme nicknamed World One, which was developed by […] via I guess we can stop worrying about climate … Read More I guess we can stop worrying about climate – MIT says computer predicts end of world by 2040 — Watts Up With That?

Computer Fretting — Hot White Snow

For the last several years I’ve worked from two computers. One is a desktop computer that consumes my long-standing desk; the other a laptop that, when not traveling with me, sits on a long table I set up for my writing. I not uncommonly switch back and forth between the two, literally spinning my chair […] via Computer Fretting — Hot White Snow

Michael Dell doesn’t buy the hype about killer artificial intelligence and tech dystopias — Tech Insider

Michael Dell, the billionaire founder behind Dell Technologies, expects technology to continue to yield “tremendously positive outcomes for humans.” No matter how smart computers become, they will always be fundamentally different from human brains, Dell argued. Dell’s comments, made to an audience of executives at a conference hosted by the software company Pivotal, come at… via Michael Dell doesn’t buy the hype about killer artificial … Read More Michael Dell doesn’t buy the hype about killer artificial intelligence and tech dystopias — Tech Insider

After Trying the Desktop of the Future, I’m Sticking with the Past — Feedly Blog

This article is fully available at the following address http://ift.tt/2z13byy For the past few days I’ve augmented my reality at work, adding virtual displays to my office so that, while wearing a special headset, I can do things like type e-mails and read news and tweets without taking up real estate on my small laptop. […] via After Trying the Desktop of the Future, I’m … Read More After Trying the Desktop of the Future, I’m Sticking with the Past — Feedly Blog

Confessions of the Computer Challenged — MargieGrams

My grandson and I have a lot in common when it comes to the iPad. We both think there is a human in there; one difference, he isn’t afraid of his! When he was three years old, he said to the iPad “I love you Siri” — Siri, in a rather arrogant tone, snapped back […] via Confessions of the Computer Challenged — MargieGrams

Professor Len Adleman explains how he coined the term “computer virus” — ESET Ireland

As you might have read, we decided to declare November 3 as Antimalware Day because it was on this date in 1983, when computer scientist Dr. Fred Cohen, then a student, created a program capable of rapidly overtaking a general purpose system, as part of a university experiment. It was the first time a program like that was […] via Professor Len Adleman explains how … Read More Professor Len Adleman explains how he coined the term “computer virus” — ESET Ireland