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SkiFree

{ Article added: 01/16/2011 }
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SkiFree is a computer game created by Chris Pirih, a Microsoft programmer, that was released in the Microsoft Entertainment Pack software bundle. A relatively simple skiing game, it is best remembered for the "Abominable Snowman" that appears after the ...Read More »

Eternal September

{ Article added: 12/13/2009 }
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In the Usenet community, September was always a time when an influx of new users were seen, mostly due to the fact that college had begun and so new students were beginning to use the technology. In 1993, however, ...Read More »

Unusual software bug

{ Article added: 04/15/2009 }
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Of particular interest to computer programmers, an unusual software bug is an error, flaw, or fault in software that is notable for its complexity, unpredictability, or overall unusual nature. There are multiple groups of these bugs, and most are ...Read More »

Antikythera mechanism

{ Article added: 04/08/2009 }
The Antikythera mechanism is the oldest known scientific calculator and has been called the first computer. It was discovered in a shipwreck off the coast of Antikythera, a Greek island, and dates to the second century B.C. Containing ...Read More »

Loudness war

{ Article added: 03/22/2009 }
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Categories : Experiments, Music, Technology
Loudness war is the term given to the music industry's practice of increasing the loudness of recorded music so as to be louder than competing releases and previously released material. The standards of loudness have been increasing exponentially since ...Read More »

Liquid breathing

{ Article added: 03/22/2009 }
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Liquid breathing, or fluid breathing, is a method where a human breathes an oxygen-rich fluid as opposed to air. Although it has not been successfully implemented, multiple approaches have been developed, and the overall technology has been suggested as ...Read More »

Vomit Comet

{ Article added: 03/22/2009 }
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So named because of the fact that two-thirds of riders will vomit at some point during the trip, a Vomit Comet is an airplane that simulates the weightlessness of space. The planes were originally used to train astronauts and ...Read More »