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JL in Minnepaolis
War of the Worlds - twitter.com/wotw2
Mark from Florida
What use is Google Earth
…to the internet today, October 29, 2008!
39 years old. Up next: mid-life crisis.
(The first message ever to be sent over the then ARPANET (sent over
the first host-to-host connection) occurred at 10:30 PM on October 29,
1969. It was sent by UCLA student programmer Charley Kline and
supervised by UCLA Professor Leonard Kleinrock. The message was sent
from the UCLA computer to a computer at the Stanford Research
Institute. The message itself was simply the word “login.” The “l”
and the “o” transmitted without problem but then the system crashed.
Hence, the first message on the ARPANET was “lo”. They were able to do
the full login about an hour later.)
But you knew that…
Digital Dave in San Diego
Relatively new listener here. It’s been about 2 weeks. I heard about you guys when someone(I forget who) was on Twit. The reason I like the show is because it gives me something to listen to on a daily basis instead of once a week like Revision 3.
After listening to Friday’s show I wanted to comment on how this listener can return a Console game after opening it. You take it to the customer service desk and say I forgot my receipt and this game doesn’t work for my console. They will replace it with another. They will go and get a new one. MOST of the time they will forget to unwrap the plastic. They will give you a new game with the plastic back on and then you can go to another Wal-Mart a few miles down the road or that same Wal-Mart the next day with your receipt and get your money back.
Raleigh, NC by way of Ohio
What’s Microsoft calling their cloud computing solution? Azure. Check out the Mac Dictionary’s definition of Azure:
bright blue in color, like a cloudless sky
Cloudless! I love it.