In 1961, Ham was the first primate in space. Ham’s name was an acronym for H olloman A ero M ed. His sub-orbital flight aboard the Redstone Mercury rocket was very similar to the flight that Alan Shepard would take later that year. Read more
According to Dante D’Orazio at The Verge, the SlingPlayer app for the Kindle Fire will be available tomorrow for $29.95. Read his hands-on review. We have been watching for this app since my husband got a Kindle Fire when they came out in November. According
I know there is already a seemingly endless supply of free PDF readers and tools available but Benubird PDF is not your usual PDF software, in fact it’s quite unique in the genre. Ignore the title too which tends to imply its features specifically target
In 2007, Microsoft released Windows Vista. For the most part, early Vista reviews were mostly favorable. However, consumers were slow to adopt Windows Vista due to some heavy-duty hardware requirements and effort involved in upgrading from XP to Windows. The corporate world did not rush
In 1810, Earnest Kummer, a German mathematician, was born. Earnest Kummer made major contributions to function theory. In addition, his work on number theory led to a major breakthrough on Fermat’s Last Theorem. Learn more at http://fermatslasttheorem.blogspot.com/2006/01/ernst-eduard-kummer.html
I recently did a 2-hour special interview with Mary Coon of Motivational-radio.com on the subject of online security. We focused on my “14 Golden Rules of Computer Security” (which is currently being revised and will help launch my new site) We had a very lively
In 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after liftoff, killing all seven crew members. The crew of Space Shuttle Challenger consisted of Mission Commander Francis R. Scobee; Pilot Michael J. Smith; Payload Specialists Gregory B. Jarvis and Christa McAuliffe; Mission Specialists Judith A.
I’ve always been curious about running Windows-based applications on my Mac but was never willing to pay $80 or so to find out about it. So when Jim Hillier sent me an email about this Mac bundle (http://www.macsuperbundle.com/) offered by Nova Development, I couldn’t resist.
In 1967, the Apollo 1 fire killed astronauts Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee. In one of the worst tragedies in the history of spaceflight, the crew members were killed in a fire in the Apollo Command Module during a preflight test at Cape
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Are You an IT Cave Man? – Part 1: Computer Servers What’s Ancient, Tired and Wired in IT If you’ve been in a cave for the last five years you’ve missed some amazing advances in Information Technology. Yes, you are now an IT Cave Man!
In 1998, Intel launched the 333 MHz Pentium II chip. It was codenamed Deschutes. It didn’t offer much of a performance boost over its predecessor, a 300 MHZ chip. However, using a new fabrication process allowed for a smaller die size and less power consumption.