Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates at the Harvard Campaign launch. If you look around the Internet, this video is highlighted for Bill Gates complaining about Ctrl+Alt+Del being a mistake (around 16 minutes into the video). There’s a lot more to the video than that; it’s quite amusing to listen to.
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Microsoft announced IMAP support for Outlook.com on September 12, 2013.
Finally! It’s been way too long.
It’s Peter Cetera’s birthday today (September 13)! He was born in 1944, which makes him 69 this year (2013). Here’s a recent picture of him:
He’s my favourite artist (one of two, at least), and I hope he won’t be embarrassed by this mini “playlist”.
This is the Japanese version of one of the songs on Chicago’s first album, The Chicago Transit Authority. It was released on a Japan-exclusive single in 1971. Chicago sings this version whenever they stop by in Japan.
I love solving ciphers. Unfortunately, I’m a bit short on time to sit down crack this one. Perhaps you can give it a try?
GCHQ – the British cyber spy agency – have had a rough few months following some staggering revelations from Edward Snowden, so they’re doing some positive PR at the moment to highlight the importance of mathematics and computing skills in code-breaking. There are 4 codes to solve (the first one posted above) – each answer leading on an internet treasure-hunt to the next clue. Those who can solve all 4 clues stand a chance of winning a Google Nexus and Raspberry Pi – and possibly could lead to a job opportunity with GCHQ.
The competition started two days ago (10th September) – and there is a six week deadline to solve all clues. So, get cracking!
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I’m sure we all use Wikipedia as a quick online reference, but have you ever given thought about it being an encyclopedia? After all, its tagline is “The Free Encyclopedia”. Traditionally, an encyclopedia one large reference book split up into many volumes for ease of use and storage. Nowadays, there are many encyclopedias online, including those traditionally in print, perhaps because it makes it easier to access and maintain, as well as being less costly. Wikipedia has taken advantage of these benefits and started off online. What’s more, it’s a wiki, so anyone who is knowledgeable on a subject is encouraged to edit the appropriate articles, allowing for the most up-to-date information.
Silly question, but what if you wanted to print the whole English Wikipedia?