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1928 Time Traveler Caught On Film? 685

Posted by samzenpus
from the I-hate-time-travel-stories dept.
Many of you have submitted a story about Irish filmmaker George Clarke, who claims to have found a person using a cellphone in the "unused footage" section of the DVD The Circus, a Charlie Chaplin movie filmed in 1928. To me the bigger mystery is how someone who appears to be the offspring of Ram-Man and The Penguin got into a movie in the first place, especially if they were talking to a little metal box on set. Watch the video and decide for yourself.
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Professor Says UFO Studies Should Be Taught At Universities 311

Posted by samzenpus
from the alien-grading-curve dept.
New York anthropology professor Philip Haseley wants young people to get the best education possible, and part of that education, he says, should be about UFOs. Haseley thinks universities should offer classes on UFOs and other unexplained phenomena from space. "[A sighting] happens to millions of people [around the world]. It's about time we looked into this as a worthy area of study. It's important that the whole subject be brought out in the open and investigated," he said. I want to believe the truth is out there in 500 words or less.
Microsoft

+ - Bill Gates Technology Talk from 1989

Submitted by alphabetasigmagamma
alphabetasigmagamma (1071664) writes "The Computer Science Club of the University of Waterloo hosted a talk in 1989 with Bill Gates as the speaker. Recently this audio tape of the talk has been discovered by the Computer Science Club office and has since been digitized and posted on the Computer Science Club website at http://www.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/media/ In this talk you get to hear Bill Gates in an awkward position at Microsoft, promoting the then soon to fail OS/2 operating system product while at the same time downtalking slightly the significance of Windows. This rare glimpse into Microsoft in its early days shows some of the predictions that Microsoft got right as well as got wrong (such as the memory allocation issues in MS-DOS). In addition, Bill Gates discusses how he sees the computer industry in the coming years."
PlayStation (Games)

+ - Linux on the Playstation Portable

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chris_mulhearn
chris_mulhearn writes "Hi, I recently ported the uClinux 2.4.19 kernel to the Playstation Portable. It is available here. Currently supports the custom Allegrex CPU, the headphone jack serial port, the infrared port, the video hardware, and most recently the 3169WW Palm wireless keyboard. It boots into a minimal statically linked userland with a framebuffer console and has a working port of the SDL graphics library. Check it out, pretty pictures inside."

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