Greetings programs! I know it’s been far too long, but I’m back. Well, kind of. The author of this blog is no longer a high school student. Now he is a graduate of the class of 2013! That’s right, I’ve graduated, and that means my schedule is much more open and the Great Hiatus has ended. (This blog’s hiatuses have been like Tron Uprising’s)
Anyway, my plan is to spend the next couple of weeks building a backlog of posts, which I will then post weekly. Look forward to a summer of science, brought to you by Flynn.
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Thanks George, for creating one of my favorite series and for getting me interested in science. May the Force be with you!
Greetings programs. I just saw Iron Man 3 today. I very highly recommend it. Seriously, go see it. ASAP. Why are you still reading this? You should be buying Iron Man 3 tickets!
Anyway, I’m thinking I might do a post about some of the (fictional) tech in the movie, but I’m going to wait a while because I don’t want to spoil things for anybody. So expect that in like a month or so.
One more thing: shout-out to House Party Protocol. To quote Stark in IM2: “I want one.”
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If you can translate the bottom, you get a level up in Geek. :)
Twenty Years Ago Today the World Wide Web Went Public
Twenty years ago today, something happened that changed the digital world forever: CERN published a statement that made the technology behind the World Wide Web available to use, by anybody, on a royalty free basis.
That decision, pushed forward by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, transformed the internet, making it a place where we can all freely share anything and everything—from social media updates, through streamed music, to YouTube videos of cats. It has fundamentally shaped the way we communicate.
To celebrate the momentous occasion of 20 years ago, CERN—the same guys behind all those experiments at the Large Hadron Collider—has republished its very first website at its original URL. It’s not much to look at—but it’s a fine reminder of just how much the web has changed in the past twenty years.
In fact, the republishing of that site is part of a broader project to excavate and preserve a whole host of digital gems that remain from the inception of the web. You can go read a lot more about the project over on CERN’s site.
It is super weird to me that I am older than the internet.
Happy Birthday, Internet!!
CISPA is back. Help stop it. -
Now I’m not one to get all activist, but this is an exception. I would like to keep my right to be secure against unreasonable search and seizure, which includes my data. Thus, I am against CISPA. Re-blog if you are too. This thing goes to a vote on Thursday, April 18. Let’s get it stopped once and for all.
Happy Birthday Leonhard Euler!
The Grid, a digital frontier, a world
Of light, of sight, of programs red and blue.
Of bits and bytes and bikes of light, of discs
And ships. A laser shot, a User lost.
Return, and evolve, the goal: perfection, order.
The ISOs, like a flame, emerged, imperfect.
The coup of Clu, the User hidden, purge.
The hero fallen, now a traitor, scarred.
In Argon, Tron reborn. The Uprising
Begins, the city rises. Then Clu arrives.
The T now red, the Renegade no more.
The cycles pass, the years as well. And then
The page is sent. The son of Flynn, on the Grid.
A Recognizer, Rinzler, Flynn, an ISO.
Escape, deleted Clu, and Rinzler sunk. Tron lives.