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30 years of Smileys :-)

30 years of Smileys :-)

On September 19, 1982, Scott Fahlman posted the first documented emoticons ūüôā and ūüôĀ on the Carnegie Mellon University Bulletin Board System. The original message from which these symbols originated was posted on September 19, 1982. The message was recovered by Jeff Baird on September 10, 2002 and is quoted: 19-Sep-82 11:44 Scott E Fahlman ūüôā From: Scott E Fahlman  I propose that the following character sequence for joke markers:  ūüôā  Read it…
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Happy Birthday Linux!

Happy Birthday Linux!

Penguin Tux, the¬†Linux Mascot ¬© wikipedia On September 17, 1991, the Finnish student of computer science Linus Torvalds, uploaded Linux kernel version 0.01 to the ftp server ftp.funet.fi. This might be considered as the date of birth of the famous free operating system Linux, although Torvalds announced the new OS a few weeks earlier on usenet already. Nevertheless, Linux has become one of the most popular operating systems today, and this of…
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The Bug that wasn’t really a Bug – Computer Pioneer Grace Murray Hopper

The Bug that wasn’t really a Bug – Computer Pioneer Grace Murray Hopper

The first documented¬†computer bug in a 1947 log file ¬© Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren, VA Most of you might think that computers is one of these men’s business things. Far from it! Not even that it was a girl who was the very first programmer in history – Ada Augusta King Countess of Lovelace – it was also a woman in the early days of computers, who developed the very first…
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It’s a computer! – The fabulous Commodore Amiga

It’s a computer! – The fabulous Commodore Amiga

In 1985 Commodore revolutionized the home computer market by introducing the high end Commodore Amiga with a graphic power that was unheard of by that time in this market segment. Based on the Motorola 68000 microprocessor series the Amiga was most successful¬†as a home computer, with a wide range of games and creative software, although¬†early Commodore advertisements attempted to cast the computer as an all-purpose business machine. In addition, it was ¬†also…
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