The Release Candidate For Linux Mint 14 "Nadia" Is Out
...whereby it dies on closing the lid on a toshiba NB550d, I shall sacrifice many fatted oxen on the appropriate altar.
X11 Window System Turns 25 Years Old
The first time I used it was in 1993 when NCSA Mosaic came out. There was a copy on the university Sun box, my office boasted a spare 286 running DOS - some packet drivers and Vista-eXceed for DOS and I was away!
Curiosity Rover Fires First Laser Beam At Martian Rock
According to Thunderbirds are Go, the Martian rock-snakes will shoot back!.
Who Makes Your Favorite Networking Gear?
displacing Cisco quite fast at my work now. Very capable, makes a noise like a WW2 heavy bomber though.
Skynet Becomes Aware, Launches Nuclear Attack
Pah! I had write access to the system status page at my workplace on that fateful day in 1999, and posted "MASSIVE NUCLEAR EXPLOSION - MOON TORN OUT OF EARTH ORBIT - HURLED INTO OUTER SPACE". Nobody even got the reference :(
Geek Travel To London From the US — Tips?
Details here - it will make your use of public transport (bus, tube etc) faster and cheaper - you just touch it to open the barriers. Oh, and leave the laptop, there are plenty of internet cafes.
Favorite type of electical wall socket?
and the various sizes of BS546, you needed the magnificent Fitall Plug, which had twelve pins in total!
30th Anniversary of the (No Good) Spreadsheet
Then we would never have appreciated the benefits of W-W-Windows 386 !
"Smash Your Hard Drive" To Fight Identity Theft
Impact on hard ground from ten miles up? Nope.
Favorite Sci-Fi Starship
from Earthman, Come Home by James Blish. Powered by four spindizzies and helmed from the observation deck of the Empire State Building. Pure class.