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25 Years MS Windows

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It’s now 25 years ago since the first version of that thing called MS Windows started to infest became available for the new IBM PCs.

When you think back – that long ago – we were sitting and trying out that new interface provided to us on a PC the price of a small car today. And yes it was only black and white and it crashed and crashed and crashed (could be the applications), so most of the time we went back to a green shimmering monitor running Lotus 123 – latest after 15 minutes.

Actually it’s only 23 years ago because it took quite some time between the announcement and becoming available for sale. We started using it when MS persuaded us with an Alpha version of MS Windows 3.0 / 3.1 a few years later. If I recall it right that Alpha arrived on about 20 of these new 3.5″ floppies (each costing about 10 times as much as a DVD today). As time goes by…hmmmmmm…

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Stop Motion: London

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Great stop motion video made of more than 3,300 pictures (2minutes). If you feel homesick or you want to take a piece of London with you when traveling well here’s another option…

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Life: Academic Salaries

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Another proof who the most important or at least the most appreciated people are in many academic institutions.

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Time Waster: Whiteboard PONG

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If you have too much time in the office on your way to redundancy here’s one potential possibility to pay yourself the bonus you definitely earned in time.

Australian 3D design studio Eness has found a way to play the classic game of Pong on a regular whiteboard.

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History: Kristallnacht – German pogrom of 1938

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Tonight it is 70 years ago, that in the night of November 9th synagogues, Jewish shops and houses were destroyed throughout Germany and Austria. Almost a thousand Jews were murdered that night and 20-30,000 deported to concentration camps.

Sadly these days it looks like the extreme right wing thugs are creeping into society across Europe again. Where do you think that substantial amounts from all those Billions disappearing from military and so-called humanitarian aid programs are ending up?

This time it might not be the Jews, but will the majority of people again look to the other side and profit from…

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Time: Sunday Afternoon Feast

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Four short clips for a quiet Sunday afternoon. Some funny ones, one that might make you think plus some music too.

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