July 2012

Geek Fact for July 26th

In 1989, Robert Tappan Morris became the first person to be indicted under the 1986 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Morris was prosecuted for creating and releasing the Morris worm, generally considered to be the first Internet worm. Learn more at http://timelines.com/1989/7/26/first-indictment-under-computer-fraud-and-abuse-act.

Geek Fact for July 25th

In 1984, Cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya became the first woman to walk in space. Her spacewalk lasted 3 hours and 35 minutes.  Of the sixty Soviet/Russian space walkers, she is the only woman. Learn more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Svetlana_Savitskaya.

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