Category: Computer News

A Life, Through Computers — Recollections of Play

The following post originally appeared on Geek Force Network, August 16, 2013. The other day, a short post appeared on Kotaku titled “Explaining Microsoft Windows’ Evolution Is Simple” that featured this image uploaded by Twitter by user @kataoka_k. It made me chuckle, and it made me feel ancient. As the post and some commenters point […] via A Life, Through Computers — Recollections of Play

Homemade Computer from 1970s Chips — Hackaday

Sometimes it starts with a 555 timer and an op-amp. Other times with a small microcontroller. But the timing’s not so great and needs a dedicated timing crystal circuit. And maybe some more memory, and maybe the ATtiny should be swapped out for some 74LS-series chips. And now of course it needs video output too. […] via Homemade Computer from 1970s Chips — Hackaday

All That’s Wrong With Education In One Picture — L.M. Sacasas

Okay, not “all,” but here is an image that captures much of what is wrong in the world of education. You can read more about this school, called (without irony we are to assume) Carpe Diem, here. When I first saw the image, I wondered, for a fleeting moment, if this were a parody or a […] via All That’s Wrong With Education In One … Read More All That’s Wrong With Education In One Picture — L.M. Sacasas

No Bake Cheesecake And A New Computer — apuginthekitchen

Hallelujah! My new computer was delivered yesterday and I couldn’t be happier. It is so nice, pleasant and so much easier to write a post on my laptop. I had a Mac Air and got the same computer, I still have to go to Genius Bar at the Apple Store to see if my old […] via No Bake Cheesecake And A New Computer — … Read More No Bake Cheesecake And A New Computer — apuginthekitchen

12 jobs robots are taking over the fastest — Tech Insider

At least for now, surgeons can breathe a sigh of relief. It’ll be 36 years until they’re outperformed by robots in the operating room, according to AI researchers. But while we have yet to see any completely automated jobs, there are plenty of jobs that are already on their way there. To find the most automated jobs… via 12 jobs robots are taking over the … Read More 12 jobs robots are taking over the fastest — Tech Insider

Government sponsored hackers breached Cornell systems in 2014 to exact ‘revenge’ — The Buffalo Chronicle

BY NICHOLAS BOGEL-BURROUGHS When two Cornell network administrators began a routine investigation into why a University website had rebooted, they had no idea they would be handing their passwords over to a hacking group sponsored by a foreign government possibly seeking “revenge” against the United States. But the hackers had rebooted the website as a […] via Government sponsored hackers breached Cornell systems in 2014 … Read More Government sponsored hackers breached Cornell systems in 2014 to exact ‘revenge’ — The Buffalo Chronicle

Computer issues, ack! — Views and Mews by Coffee Kat

I hate computer problems. I resent taking the time to learn or understand what is wrong and I sure don’t like to fixing them. One thing I LOVED about work was my access to an IT expert. It was bliss. It would be great to have an IT person come in to clean your computer […] via Computer issues, ack! — Views and Mews by … Read More Computer issues, ack! — Views and Mews by Coffee Kat

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