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Comment Leap day is NOT today (Score 4, Informative) 337 337

Check your calendars, leap day is always on the 24th of February. Why? Because on this day we are missing a complete day in the calendar. On the 29th we are missing more than a day. So the days are pushed. 24th->25th, 25th->26th, 26th->27th, 27th->28th, 28th->29th and finally the 24th is inserted. Being born on the 28th, I celebrate my birthday on the 29th if it is a leap year. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregorian_calendar

Comment Did Microsoft use ImgSeek? (Score 1) 192 192

Well take a look at the program imgseek. You index your photos, draw a drawing in a simple bitmap paint area, then search for what you painted. Program works well e.g. if you draw a dog... a horse surely will show up. Did microsoft use this program to make their patented image search engine?

Submission + - Giving a Netbook to a 4yr old. What to load on it? 2 2

nostrodecus writes: I have a nephew who is very young, but who has the techie gene — he found the Gruffalo on youtube before anyone knew he could spell. Now he's almost 4, and I was thinking of giving him my netbook (Acer running XP), which i hardly use any more. So of course I will be deleting all the porn, but what should I load up on it? Are there tools/apps that I can load up on it to protect it and him from things he shouldn't see until college? Also, what apps or games could I load on it that a 4 year old will get some use out of?

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