By Mackenzie Morgan Contributing Writer, [GAS] Many Linux users are geeks, and vice versa, and geeks can build their own systems or at least install an OS, so why should we buy systems with Linux pre-installed? Why is it so important if the OS is free? Let’s talk about a little thing called “market share.” […]
Geeks know better than anyone: the future is holograms. I mean, ever since Star Wars we’ve been dreaming of communication via tiny, rendered, animated graphics beamed across interstellar space. Or at least, I have. Turns out, we’re not the only ones. A team of researchers in the US are working hard to bring this fantasy […]
Chinese websites are claiming the country has overtaken the US as the home of the world’s fastest supercomputer. The official result is scheduled to be announced next week. The rankings in question are the TOP500 project, which has published a list twice a year since 1993. It measures the maximum speed achieved in a standard […]
If you follow me on Twitter, you might have noticed that I’ve been changing the computer regime over here. It isn’t that I don’t love the shininess of my MacBook. It isn’t that, given the money and all that, I’d just go out and buy a top-of-the-line Mac… because, honestly, I’d consider it. As important […]
What about you? [Via Imgur]
When a man says he wants half a million dollars to build a steam powered computer, it’s not exactly the most conventional of funding pitches. When that same man says he wants to build the world’s first digital, programmable computer, the pitch begins to look stranger. But for John Graham-Cumming, the author of science history […]
Did you know that the inside of computers were made out of cardboard and that miniature people were in charge of moving bits inside that precious box of yours? No? Well now you do! [Via Gizmodo]
Youtube user Styropyro built this cool burning laser out of parts he salvaged from an old computers. Total cost of the project: $3.55. Oh, and if you decide to build one for yourself, be sure to act responsibly and don’t go pointing this thing into people’s eyes. [Via]
This video was originally uploaded to youtube about 2 years ago, so I was wondering, does current inkjet printers still functionning like that? I’ve stopped using inkjet technology in 2005, and even if ink cartridges dropped price in recent years, toner cartridges for laser printers are still much more cost efficient.
What’s purported to be the “master key” that protects Blu-ray and other HD content has been published online. But even if it is genuine, it’s debatable how much practical difference there will be. A poster on the Pastebin site, designed for easy sharing of text and code, has published what’s billed as the HDCP master […]
A parody of “It’s All About The Benjamins” by Puff Daddy – from “Weird Al” Yankovic’s 1999 album “Running With Scissors”. Enjoy! Even with all the outdated technology references, It’s hard to believe that this song came out 11 years ago. Weird Al, you rule!