In 1956, George Dufek became the first American to land by air at the South Pole. Admiral George J. Dufek of the US Navy landed at the South Pole in an R4D-5L Skytrain (C-47 Skytrain) aircraft. Learn more at http://www.eoearth.org/article/South_Pole?topic=49460.
[important]This article was written by Bill Pytlovany and has been reposted here with his kind permission. Bill is the developer of the well known WinPatrol security program, he is among the original cyber-security researchers and one of the founding fathers of the Internet as we
Oftentimes at night, it seemed like my iPhone 4 was buzzing and beeping all night long. Sometimes I would put it on Mute but then I would invariably forget to unmute it in the morning. There wasn’t a good, easy solution to keep my phone
In 1888, John Loud was granted the first U.S. patent for a ballpoint pen. His design consisted of a tiny rotating ball bearing that was constantly coated with ink by a reservoir above it. While this invention worked for rough surfaces, it was not well
There is an interesting function in Excel worksheets. I know that you are most likely thinking – well most of them are pretty interesting, but this particular function is interesting in that it makes sure that your text is clean. What do I mean by
In 1998, John Glenn returned to space at the age of 77. John Glenn first made history in 1962 as the first American to orbit the Earth. As a Payload Specialist on the Space Shuttle Discovery, he became the oldest person to fly in space
As you may be aware by now, unlike its predecessors, Windows 8 does not include Windows Media Center built-in to the operating system. It’s now an ‘extra’ that can be purchased through the Add Features option in Windows 8. However, for a limited time, Microsoft
I have multiple email accounts that I use for various purposes. For some, I want to use a very informal signature while, for others, a more formal signature is appropriate. In iOS 6, you can set up a different signature for each email account.
In 2002, Palm introduced the Palm Tungsten T and Palm Tungsten W handheld computers. The Palm Tungsten T featured a 175 MHz ARM 925 processor, 16MB RAM, a voice recorder, Bluetooth wireless support, a 320×320 screen, a Secure Digital slot, and Palm OS 5.0 and
In 1997, Intel bought Digital Equipment’s semiconductor operations for $700 million. The purchase of the semiconductor unit was part of an agreement between the two companies. Some other aspects of the agreement were a 10-year patent cross license agreement and Digital developing a full line
Windows 8 a new beginning… By now you are probably aware that Microsoft has released Windows 8, the latest version of the ubiquitous Windows family of Operating Systems. Windows 8 boasts many cool new features, including the ability to be loaded across a new range
In 1966, the first Pacific communications satellite, Intelsat 2, was launched. Launched for placement above the Pacific, Intelsat 2 failed to achieve synchronous orbit. Despite this, it was used to transmit live television and other communications traffic. Learn more at http://www.boeing.com/defense-space/space/bss/factsheets/376/intelsat_ii/intelsat_ii.html.
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