Computer History Museum Goes High-Tech

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… curt hopkins Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting The Computer History Museum debuted its updated version last week. Improvements ran to $19 million and included a permanent space for the institution in Mountain View, California. It also included a push to upload the rest of the museum’s collections and exhibits online by March of this year. The museum focuses on the development of not just computers but computing – including languages, theory and philosophy of computing. The museum has fellows, capturing the most elusive and important material in computing and its ultimate inspiration, the human mind. Fellows include Tim Berners-Lee, Vinton Cerf, Grace Murray Hopper, Steve Wozniak and Linus Torvalds. The physical aspects of the museum illustrate, among other things, the miniaturization of computers, from great, barking, basement-filling things to stamp-sized iPods. Current physical exhibits and events at the museum include the following. Revolution: The First 2,000 Years of Computing on “the history of modern computing, everything from the abacus to the smart phone”Lecture series that features “(l)eading innovators, industry giants, engineers and scientists (sharing) their personal insights and stories about developments and discoveries that have shaped our world”Tours and programs for students and educatorsCurrent online exhibits include the following.The Babbage Engine on the 19th century theoretical mechanical precursor to the electronic computerSelling the Computer on the history of marketing the devices to business and consumers through brochuresPDP-1 Restoration on the restoration of a ground-breaking 1959 computerInternet History on the major milestones in its development from 1962 to 1992The move from spare space at Silicon Graphics’ headquarters to the dedicated 120,000 square foot museum has doubled the exhibit space to 25,000 square feet and allowed the opening of both a gift shop and café.Other sources: New York Times Related Posts center_img Tags:#Real World#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Could your hands predict your sporting success?

first_img5 reasons to give badminton a try Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Testosterone is the natural steroid hormone that enhances sport, athletic and fitness test performance. In general, people with smaller digit ratios are better athletes,” explained Dr. Tomkinson.“Given that muscular strength is an important determinant of success in many youth sports and athletic events, our finding suggests that the digit ratio may predict performance in youth sports and athletic events requiring high strength,” he added.As muscular strength is also an important indicator of good health, the findings also suggest that teenage boys with lower digit ratios might enjoy better health in general.The results were published online in the journal Early Human Development. JBADVERTISEMENT Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program MOST READ WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Image: monkeybusinessimages/Istock.com via AFP RelaxnewsNew research has revealed an unusual way of predicting sporting success: finding that the length of the ring finger of teenage boys could indicate their prowess at sports. The study is the first to attempt to measure this relationship.Carried out by the University of South Australia’s Dr. Grant Tomkinson and his son, 11-year old student Jordan Tomkinson, the research looked at the digit ratio (the difference in length between the index finger and ring finger) of 57 adolescent boys.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles07:50BYS Academy: Create a Fall Glam Makeup Look00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gamescenter_img LATEST STORIES Read Next UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games “The ring finger in males is typically longer than the index finger, whereas the fingers are about the same length in females,” explained Dr. Tomkinson, adding that there is some evidence to suggest that the digit ratio is influence by the levels of testosterone present during the early development of the fetus. “The more testosterone the fetus produces, the longer the ring finger, so the smaller the digit ratio.”The father-son team set out to look at whether the digit ratio could possibly be linked to muscular strength, which in turn could be linked to sports performance.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe pair recorded the age, digit ratio, body mass and right handgrip strength of the participants, who were all aged 13 to 18 and attending Jordan’s school, the Sacred Heart School in East Forks, Minnesota, in the United States.They found that adolescent boys with lower digit ratios did indeed show a better handgrip strength, irrespective of their age or body size. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View commentslast_img read more

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NBA: Lakers play safe with injured rookie Ball

first_imgFire hits houses in Mandaluyong City View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Gin Kings-Bolts return duel set The Lakers open the regular season on October 19 against the Los Angeles Clippers. Wilson Chandler #21 of the Denver Nuggets splits the defense of Lonzo Ball #2 and Thomas Bryant #31 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of a preseason game at Staples Center on October 2, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFPLos Angeles, United States — The Los Angeles Lakers opted to keep rookie point guard Lonzo Ball out of Sunday’s pre-season game against the Sacramento Kings, letting him rest his sprained left ankle.Ball was to miss his second straight game since he was hurt on Monday when he came down on Denver Nuggets point guard Emmanuel Mudiay’s foot near the end of the first half of a pre-season contest.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Lakers coach Luke Walton said Ball, the second overall selection in the draft in June, had trouble with lateral movement.There was some suggestion Ball could miss the rest of the pre-season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I hope not, but yeah, that’s a possibility,” Walton said. “It is different with every player. He is new to the team, so we’ve got to see how long these types of injuries take him to come back from.“We’d like to have him back, but again, we are not going to rush him back just to try to get him out there.” LATEST STORIES Read Next MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasalast_img read more

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Jason Holder first West Indies pacer in 24 years to bag a Test 5-wicket haul in India

first_imgJaosn Holder on Sunday became the first West Indian pace bowler to grab a five-wicket haul in India after more than two decades.Kenny Benjamin was the last Windies paceman to take a five-wicket haul in India when he bagged 5/65 at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali in December 1994.Holder, whose 52 was the second-highest score in the West Indies’ 311, claimed 5/56 to help bowl out India for 367 at lunch on Day 3 in Hyderabad.Rishabh Pant fell on 92 for the second successive innings in the series as West Indies skipper Holder wrecked the hosts’ middle order to limit India’s lead to 56 in the second and final Test.Hyderabad Test: Day 3 Blog | ScorecardResuming their first innings on 308/4, the hosts quickly overtook the West Indies total but Holder and Shannon Gabriel were troubling the overnight batsmen.Paceman Holder first surprised Ajinkya Rahane with extra bounce and two balls later trapped a scoreless Ravindra Jadeja lbw, dismissing the all-rounder who had scored an unbeaten century in India’s comprehensive series opening win in Rajkot.Rahane (80) featured in a 152-run stand with Pant, who could not reach triple figure either thanks to a brilliant catch by Shimron Hetmyer.Pant attempted to punch a Gabriel delivery through cover but Hetmyer threw himself to pluck the spectacular catch. Pant’s second successive innings of 92 contained 11 boundaries and two sixes.Ravichandran Ashwin contributed a handy 35 down the order before becoming Gabriel’s third victim.Shardul Thakur, who bowled only 10 deliveries in his Test debut before leaving the ground with a groin injury on Friday, returned to bat and was unbeaten on four.advertisementHere’s a look at Jason Holder’s five-wicket haul:94.4: J. Holder to K. Yadav, OUT! Lock, stock and barrel! Holder has five! The good morning continues to get better for the Windies skipper. This is real fast bowling, on a not-so-fast pitch. Holder maintains his line outside off and the length is good as well. Kuldeep looks to defend, thinking that he has covered the line but to his dismay, the ball jags back in off the seam. Beats the bat, beats the pad but does not beat the stumps. Uproots the off stump as if a missile has struck. Terrific. 5th 5-wicket haul in Tests for Holder, 4th in 2018!83.3: J. Holder to R. Jadeja, OUT! Second of the over for Holder and he’s on fire here. The new ball working wonders for him and Windies. What a start for them. Once again pitches it outside off and it swings in a long way, Jadeja without much foot movement looks to defend it from the front foot but is caught flush in front of the stumps. A loud appeal and the finger goes up without wasting any time. India in a spot of bother now.83.1: J. Holder to A. Rahane, OUT! GONE! Will you look at that? A much better line with the new ball and Jason Holder reaps the benefits. Back of a length delivery around off which shoots off the deck, Rahane is taken by surprise and awkwardly fends it away. It goes off the outer half and flies straight to Hope at gully. Rahane is asked to wait for a second to see if the Windies captain overstepped his line and replays show he’s fine. So a fine knock from Rahane comes to an end.42.5: J. Holder to V. Kohli, OUT! It’s umpire’s call and the on-field decision stays. Jason Holder gets the big fish after bringing himself back into the attack. This length delivery cuts back in and catches Kohli on the front pad. Loud shout and the finger goes up. Virat, after speaking with his partner, takes the review. It goes upstairs and replays show the ball to be clipping the leg stump. So, he’s gone. Timely strike for the tourists.8.4: J. Holder to L. Rahul, OUT! Rahul’s troubles finally come to an end. He wasn’t looking as assured as his partner, pays the price for it. Short of a length just outside off, Rahul is in two minds about what to do. He initially wants to play but then decides to leave it late. The ball takes the inside edge and disturbs the bails. First wicket down for India, against the run of play.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

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a month agoSouthampton boss Hasenhuttl: Pochettino fantastic for Tottenham

first_imgSouthampton boss Hasenhuttl: Pochettino fantastic for Tottenhamby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl is full of praise for Tottenham counterpart Mauricio Pochettino.Pochettino left the St Mary’s side to join Spurs back in 2014 and guided them to the Champions League final last season.Hasenhuttl said: “Last year he wasn’t allowed to sit on the bench which is maybe the reason why we could take the three points.“It was an unbelievable game from us. I didn’t know how we could end up winning this game because in the first half they should have been four goals up.“If you want to take points against such a team then you need to have a nearly perfect performance and even then, you are not sure.“I think he has done a fantastic job in Tottenham and took them from being a struggling team to Champions League finalists. It’s unbelievable the job he does there.“We don’t look too much on them because I think it’s important for us to concentrate on the qualities that we have.“We know that it’s a big challenge, but we like these challenges.“ About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the

first_imgTORONTO – Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week:Notley goes to bat for Trans MountainAlberta Premier Rachel Notley kicks off a cross-country speaking tour on the importance of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion on Monday in Toronto. The National Energy Board recently refused a request for a speedier hearing on allegations that the City of Burnaby is deliberately obstructing construction of the pipeline expansion by refusing to issue necessary permits.Moment of truth for Keystone XLThe Nebraska Public Service Commission votes on Monday whether to approve the permit to allow construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, the last regulatory hurdle for the controversial project. The original Keystone pipeline leaked an estimated 795,000 litres of oil in South Dakota late last week, giving critics of the XL pipeline fresh ammunition to push for a no vote.The bread is how much?George Weston Inc. and Metro Inc. are reporting quarterly results on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively. The conference calls will present the first opportunity for investors to get some answers regarding allegations of price fixing on bread products, which is the subject of a criminal investigation by the Competition Bureau.Trade data to shed light on real GDPStatistics Canada releases September figures for wholesale and retail trade, employment insurance and quarterly financial statistics for enterprises for the third quarter. CIBC economists expect softness in wholesale numbers and a rebound in retail, and are predicting a 1.7 per cent real GDP pace for Q3.Sino-Forest lurches onThe Ontario Securities Commission holds a sanctions and costs hearing for Sino-Forest on Monday in Toronto. In July, the regulator ruled that the company and several of its top executives defrauded investors and mislead investigators by overstating the now defunct timber company’s assets and revenue.last_img read more

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Enbridge says it will start pipeline clean up

first_imgThe blast knocked out Enbridge’s 91-centimetre line, but the Calgary company’s 76-centimetre pipeline near the damage site is supplying natural gas on a reduced basis.The incident has lead several major industries and institutions to switch energy sources, reduce operations or shut down temporarily.Enbridge says it recognizes the incident has had a significant impact on the communities where the company operates, and it’s working with those communities to make sure their needs are being met.(THE CANADIAN PRESS) VANCOUVER, B.C. – Enbridge Inc. says it will begin cleaning up the site of a natural gas pipeline explosion in Prince George, B.C., but the company says it does not have a timeline for how long the task will take.In a news release Saturday, the company says the Transportation Safety Board, which is leading the investigation into Tuesday’s incident, has opened the area to begin site-safety work and clean-up planning.An explosion Tuesday at an underground Enbridge pipeline temporarily shut down two natural gas pipelines.last_img read more

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Two long time Fort St John Councillors say goodbye

first_imgCouncillor Christensen was elected in 2006 and has lived in Fort St. John for over 25 years.  Christensen released the following statement on Facebook.  “It has been a wonderful experience, and I am so proud to have had your support for so many years. I congratulate all the members of the new council and wish them every success as this community moves into a very exciting, and also uncertain economic time. I really need to thank My wife Cheryl, who has supported me in everything I have done for 47 years. Always walking side by side with me.”Mayor Ackerman was on hand for the announcement of the votes and gave her thoughts on the election results.“It’s tough for those who were seeking re-election and were not re-elected. There’s a lot of mixed emotions here, but we move forward. Council is one body and members come and go, so we’ll be fine. I’ve already told Tony and Becky that there’s a lot of information, they’re going to have a bit of a steep learning curve because we’ve spent the last two years planning and preparing for the growth that LNG will bring.”The new members of Council will be sworn in on November 5, and the last meeting for Christensen and Evans will be Monday, October 22. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Two longtime Fort St. John City Councillors are reflecting on their time at City Hall after voters picked two new people to join Fort St. John City Council.Councillor Bruce Christensen and Councillor Larry Evans both lost their re-election bids in Saturday’s municipal election.  Becky Grimsrud and Tony Zabinsky are the two newest members of Fort St. John City Council.  Councillors Trevor Bolin, Byron Stewart, Gord Klassen and Lilia Hansen, were also re-elected.  Click here to read the full results.Councillor Evans has been on Council since 2005 after retiring from the Fort St. John Fire Department.  In a post on Facebook Sunday, Evans said “Thank you for all the support from my family and all the wonderful people in Fort St. John. And while I’m not on Council, I will continue to love and support Fort St. John with all my heart and soul. Congratulations to the new Council and I know that the City, with its wonderful staff, is in good hands.”last_img read more

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Delhi govts DIP asks departments to remove advertisements

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi’s publicity division DIP has asked various departments to remove advertisements funded by the government after the model code of conduct came into effect on March 10. The Directorate of Information and Publicity (DIP) has also directed the departments to form teams to inspect its premises and remove any such advertisements while asking them to maintain strict vigil in this regard. The DIP has directed heads of all the departments to ensure that such advertisements are not displayed, aired or broadcast as model code of conduct came into force with announcement of the schedule of Lok Sabha elections 2019 on March 10. Also Read – Gurdwara Bangla Sahib bans single use plastic In a letter by DIP Sandip Mishra earlier this week, the heads of department of the Delhi government have also been directed to ensure that no such advertisements are displayed at government premises. Mishra in the letter stated that if any such advertisements are on display, being aired or broadcast through radio or television channels, it should be immediately removed or discontinued. “Strict vigil is to be maintained to ensure that no such advertisement comes up during the operation of model code of conduct. “The department must constitute a team to regularly inspect its premises and remove any such advertisement,” said the letter. During the model code of conduct, no advertisement can be displayed in any newspaper, magazine, outdoor media and aired or broadcast on radio and tv channel at government expenses. The use of government premises for advertisement is also not allowed.last_img read more

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