A few months ago there was a list of links to classic video game emulators posted.
Very recently, I'm pleased to report, those links all came true
. The Internet Archive bespoke upon aforementioned consoles, computers, and mileposts on our way to the tech utopia of today, (seriously, where's my flying car?) and they asked us to do something: Imagine every computer that ever existed, literally, in your browser
. And it was so.
I have absolutely no affiliation with jscott
, btw. Thought I should disclose that.
posted by jdaura
on Oct 25, 2013 -
A couple decades after the first appearance of Steam Men in the 19th century
, and a few years after the word "robot" was coined
, one Professor Harry May from London toured around the US with Alpha the robot
. The one ton mechanical man was built from a combination of modern inventions
that granted Alpha certain skills, from product model
and vocal promoter of the automatic electric toaster
, to gunslinger. The problem with giving Alpha a gun was that the robot revolted
), shooting his master and creator in 1932. After this incident, Alpha became Mary Ann
), complete with new hair, a dress, and a soprano voice.
posted by filthy light thief
on Aug 12, 2010 -
Yahoo! Australia introduces a new search engine
that uses OpenSearch and pretty little AJAX tricks to integrate results from Flickr, Wikpedia, YouTube (and so on). You can customize the layout, and even add your own search sources. It’s called Alpha, it’s currently in Beta, and aims to get through the rest of the Greek alphabet by June. (Via podlob
posted by Milkman Dan
on Apr 10, 2007 -
are two collaborations of physicists racing to trap and study antihydrogen.
To the winner most likely goes a Nobel Prize. The proposed comparison of hydrogen to antihydrogen promises to give an extremely senstive test of CPT invarience
. Why do we care? Thats a whole Noether
posted by ozomatli
on Dec 7, 2005 -