An anonymous reader writes: This guy has "unwrapped" the famous M.C.Escher image, "Hand with Reflecting Sphere" letting us see the room from new perspective.
Not necessarily an original idea but very nicely presented.
Michael135 writes: Menuet is an operating system for the PC written entirely in assembly language. It supports x86 assembly programming for smaller, faster and less resource hungry applications. Menuet includes pre-emptive multitasking, multithreading, ring-3 protection, responsive GUI, assembler and editor for applications. Networking includes TCP/IP stack with ethernet drivers, basic email/http clients and ftp/http servers. And Menuet fits on a single floppy.
Samsung company do not hide, who will be their main competitor. Against iPhone South Korean mobile phone offers the 3,2-inch screen with touch management, the sliding out keyboard, 3G support, support of AAC, MP3, MPEG-4, H.264 and Real files.
tuxlove writes: CNN reports: "Twenty-five years ago, (Sept 19, 1982) Carnegie Mellon University professor Scott E. Fahlman says, he was the first to use three keystrokes — a colon followed by a hyphen and a parenthesis — as a horizontal "smiley face" in a computer message."
Emoticons are now part of daily life for anyone who uses a computer or other text-capable communication device. Just about everyone in the world has at least seen an emoticon. It may perhaps be the most important innovation ever in electronic communications. I know the smiley has saved me many times from horrible email misunderstandings. How many others has it saved?:-)
Unfortunately, in recent years others have tried to claim rights to emoticons, most notably the evil folks at Despair.com. In a controversial move, they trademarked the frowny emoticon and banned its use from email without a license. In their defense, the license fee is quite affordable.:-( (Yes, this one is licensed.)