This footage was shot on film and is presented at 50 (presumably interpolated) frames per second in this compilation of clips. Tokyo in 1973 reminds me of London in 1983.
In the 1980s, Infocom popularized the term "interactive fiction" and turned the text adventure into a profitable medium. Ingenious programming and broad literary horizons brought it (and one or two rivals, such as Magnetic Scrolls) explosive success, for as long as it lasted. Andrew Plotkin's Obsessively Complete Infocom Catalog, building on archiving work by Jason… READ THE REST
The long-lost manual for the Zuse Z4, the oldest surviving digital computer has been found. The Z4 was the last computer the Nazis invented. Ahead of the Soviet invasion of Berlin, the Wehrmacht evacuated the machine west to Göttingen. It's inventor Konrad Zuse—inventor of the world's first programmable computer, the Z3—completed work on the Z4… READ THE REST
Swastika, New York, was named for the Sanskrit symbol of good fortune in the 1800s. The hamlet kept the name throughout the Nazi era in Europe, World War II and the Cold War, but the recent surge of white supremacy in the U.S. had locals thinking about a new one. In a vote this week,… READ THE REST
If you read through text composed by inferior writers, rife with spelling errors, grammar problems, fractured syntax and haphazard punctuation and you aren't appalled, then you might be the target audience for the services that WhiteSmoke provide. Rather than let writers continue scribbling out copy packed with linguistic landmines, the WhiteSmoke Grammar Checker is like… READ THE REST
Scientists have found there's a danger just as impactful on your health as killers that everyone talks about like obesity or smoking. This one, though, is a lot more subtle. Researchers say that the threat posed by sitting for eight hours a day with little physical activity is just as harmful as some of the… READ THE REST
Your brain really is every bit the supercomputer that you think it is. Scientists found that over the course of your life, your modest human brain will hold up to 1 quadrillion pieces of information. You also have an average of 70,000 thoughts per day. Considering that, it's really no surprise that we can all… READ THE REST