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Some of The Deadliest #Samurai Were #Women, But #History Forgot


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#Japan
 

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#fotografia #photography #sociedad #society #comportamiento #behaviour #historia #history

Monumento a las víctimas de un campo de concentración en Alemania
"La memoria de los durmientes del ferrocarril"
 
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#fotografia #photography #sociedad #society #comportamiento #behaviour #historia #history

Monumento a las víctimas de un campo de concentración en Alemania
"La memoria de los durmientes del ferrocarril"
 
Complex societies precede moralizing gods throughout world history. #History #Evolution #Antiquity #Science #Religion #Anthropology #Sociology
 
Complex societies precede moralizing gods throughout world history. #History #Evolution #Antiquity #Science #Religion #Anthropology #Sociology
 

Die digitale Raumfahrt | HNF Blog

Vor fünfzig Jahren landeten Neil Armstrong und Edwin Aldrin auf dem Mond. Ihnen folgten zehn NASA-Kollegen; seitdem betrat kein Mensch mehr den Erdtrabanten. Aber schon im November 1969 lief ein „Lunar Landing Game“ auf dem Rechner einer amerikanischen High School; verfasst hatte es der siebzehnjährige Jim Storer. Sein Programm schuf eine eigene Gattung von Computerspielen.
#history #programming #NHF #LunarLander #space
Die digitale Raumfahrt
 
Warlock: Die Geschichte hinter „Triumph And Agony“ - uDiscover Germany.

#Doro ist immer noch eine tolle Frau, die immer noch steil geht und mit Herzblut Musik macht und sie ist auch authentisch.
#music #rock #history
Zeitsprung: Am 5.9.1987 erscheint „Triumph And Agony“ von Warlock
 
Good morning with a picture of some Islay history:

Kilchoman Cross in bright sunshine, Isle of Islay | Islay Pictures Photoblog

#Islay #Scotland #picture #photoblog #photo #photography #Celtic #cross #history #monument #stone
Kilchoman Cross in bright sunshine, Isle of Islay
 
An interesting look at how Unix got started. The oral history of Unix site [ https://www.princeton.edu/~hos/Mahoney/unixhistory ] is definitely worth a look for a more personal look at the people who made it happen.
Maybe its pervasiveness has long obscured its origins. But Unix, the operating system that in one derivative or another powers nearly all smartphones sold worldwide, was born 50 years ago from the failure of an ambitious project that involved titans like Bell Labs, GE, and MIT. Largely the brainchild of a few programmers at Bell Labs, the unlikely story of Unix begins with a meeting on the top floor of an otherwise unremarkable annex at the sprawling Bell Labs complex in Murray Hill, New Jersey.
[...]
It wasn’t until late 1971 that the computer science department got a truly modern computer. The Unix team had developed several tools designed to automatically format text files for printing over the past year or so. They had done so to simplify the production of documentation for their pet project, but their tools had escaped and were being used by several researchers elsewhere on the top floor. At the same time, the legal department was prepared to spend a fortune on a mainframe program called “AstroText.” Catching wind of this, the Unix crew realized that they could, with only a little effort, upgrade the tools they had written for their own use into something that the legal department could use to prepare patent applications.

The computer science department pitched lab management on the purchase of a DEC PDP-11 for document production purposes, and Max Mathews offered to pay for the machine out of the acoustics department budget. Finally, management gave in and purchased a computer for the Unix team to play with. Eventually, word leaked out about this operating system, and businesses and institutions with PDP-11s began contacting Bell Labs about their new operating system. The Labs made it available for free—requesting only the cost of postage and media from anyone who wanted a copy.
#History #ComputerHistory #Unix #OperatingSystems #ComputerScience #Computers
 
An interesting look at how Unix got started. The oral history of Unix site [ https://www.princeton.edu/~hos/Mahoney/unixhistory ] is definitely worth a look for a more personal look at the people who made it happen.
Maybe its pervasiveness has long obscured its origins. But Unix, the operating system that in one derivative or another powers nearly all smartphones sold worldwide, was born 50 years ago from the failure of an ambitious project that involved titans like Bell Labs, GE, and MIT. Largely the brainchild of a few programmers at Bell Labs, the unlikely story of Unix begins with a meeting on the top floor of an otherwise unremarkable annex at the sprawling Bell Labs complex in Murray Hill, New Jersey.
[...]
It wasn’t until late 1971 that the computer science department got a truly modern computer. The Unix team had developed several tools designed to automatically format text files for printing over the past year or so. They had done so to simplify the production of documentation for their pet project, but their tools had escaped and were being used by several researchers elsewhere on the top floor. At the same time, the legal department was prepared to spend a fortune on a mainframe program called “AstroText.” Catching wind of this, the Unix crew realized that they could, with only a little effort, upgrade the tools they had written for their own use into something that the legal department could use to prepare patent applications.

The computer science department pitched lab management on the purchase of a DEC PDP-11 for document production purposes, and Max Mathews offered to pay for the machine out of the acoustics department budget. Finally, management gave in and purchased a computer for the Unix team to play with. Eventually, word leaked out about this operating system, and businesses and institutions with PDP-11s began contacting Bell Labs about their new operating system. The Labs made it available for free—requesting only the cost of postage and media from anyone who wanted a copy.
#History #ComputerHistory #Unix #OperatingSystems #ComputerScience #Computers
 

Resist & Remember: Weimar - An #Anti-Fascist #RPG

Resist & Remember is an anti-fascist RPG celebrating & commemorating those who stood up to tyranny and often paid the ultimate price.

Never Forget (To Punch #Nazis In The Face)

Resist & Remember: Weimar--is a #roleplaying game built into five narrative Acts. The first four of these Acts cast the PCs as artists, barflies, Communist and Anarchist partisans, filmmakers, performer, socialites, writers, and other assorted trouble makers weathering the sea change in culture and society in #Berlin from the last days of #Weimar Republic through the rise of Nazi Germany. There, you will rub elbows with German artists, thinkers, creators, and other personalities, whose life trajectories parallel those of your characters: some will make it out alive, others will not be so lucky.

Weimar Berlin at the end of the #1920s and beginning of the #1930s was a progressive, liberal cultural hotbed of radical new ideas in art, music, architecture, and writing, as well as a divided political battleground with Anarchist, Monarchist, and National Socialist partisans fighting in the streets (the early 20th Century equivalent of Black Lives Matter clashing with Trump supporters, although nearly every day). The New Woman shook up the societal landscape, with German girls that were more sexually liberated and independent than ever before. At the same time, cabaret performances and theater were racier and more politically controversial than ever, and people of color were the trendiest musical acts at bars and night clubs.



https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/endtransmissiongames/resist-and-remember-weimar-an-anti-fascist-rpg?ref=discovery&term=resist

#Kickstarter #History #Society #WWII

Kickstarter: Resist & Remember: Weimar - An Anti-Fascist RPG (End Transmission Games)

 

Resist & Remember: Weimar - An #Anti-Fascist #RPG

Resist & Remember is an anti-fascist RPG celebrating & commemorating those who stood up to tyranny and often paid the ultimate price.

Never Forget (To Punch #Nazis In The Face)

Resist & Remember: Weimar--is a #roleplaying game built into five narrative Acts. The first four of these Acts cast the PCs as artists, barflies, Communist and Anarchist partisans, filmmakers, performer, socialites, writers, and other assorted trouble makers weathering the sea change in culture and society in #Berlin from the last days of #Weimar Republic through the rise of Nazi Germany. There, you will rub elbows with German artists, thinkers, creators, and other personalities, whose life trajectories parallel those of your characters: some will make it out alive, others will not be so lucky.

Weimar Berlin at the end of the #1920s and beginning of the #1930s was a progressive, liberal cultural hotbed of radical new ideas in art, music, architecture, and writing, as well as a divided political battleground with Anarchist, Monarchist, and National Socialist partisans fighting in the streets (the early 20th Century equivalent of Black Lives Matter clashing with Trump supporters, although nearly every day). The New Woman shook up the societal landscape, with German girls that were more sexually liberated and independent than ever before. At the same time, cabaret performances and theater were racier and more politically controversial than ever, and people of color were the trendiest musical acts at bars and night clubs.



https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/endtransmissiongames/resist-and-remember-weimar-an-anti-fascist-rpg?ref=discovery&term=resist

#Kickstarter #History #Society #WWII

Kickstarter: Resist & Remember: Weimar - An Anti-Fascist RPG (End Transmission Games)

 
Very late good morning with some Islay beach pedantry:
Pedants’ Corner on Kilchoman beach, Isle of Islay | Islay Pictures Photoblog
#Islay #Scotland #picture #photoblog #photography #photo #beach #coast #shore #wreck #history
Pedants’ Corner on Kilchoman beach, Isle of Islay
 
The #history of #braille #font and the beauty of the Night:

https://www.slanted.de/typeface-of-the-month-night/

#typography
 
Brief expedition in #computer #history: Ever heard of the Canon Cat? Enjoy the story around one of Mac‘s true fathers and his second life with the enhanced #typewriter
 
Playing with ghosts: how #Microsoft will bring back #Minecraft, a #retro #game everybody loved in #computer #history
 
After the 50-days-to-the-moon-series by Fast Company you might be interested in the #history of the #russian #space project? Read the full story here:
 
Good morning with the first picture in this week's series from Islay's neighbour Colonsay:
Cill Chaitriona near Balnahard, Isle of Colonsay | Islay Pictures Photoblog
#Islay #Colonsay #Scotland #picture #photoblog #photography #photo #landscape #chapel #history
Cill Chaitriona near Balnahard, Isle of Colonsay
 

So much wrong with this New York Daily News headline


Professor Kevin Kruse, a historian, has a few thoughts on this tweet.

#history #moonlanding #NewYorkDailyNews #fakenews #historicalinaccuracy
 

So much wrong with this New York Daily News headline


Professor Kevin Kruse, a historian, has a few thoughts on this tweet.

#history #moonlanding #NewYorkDailyNews #fakenews #historicalinaccuracy
 
And even more #music. This time for the #astrophysicists amongst us: they all must be biggest fans of Joy Division. Read about the #history of a famous debut album cover.
 
And even more #music. This time for the #astrophysicists amongst us: they all must be biggest fans of Joy Division. Read about the #history of a famous debut album cover.
 
Another day, that #music has died. Farewell, Mr. Bossa Nova. The Girl from Ipanema is now definitely part of #history.

https://dia.so/3Aj

https://youtu.be/8PYKOo_jgJo
 

Schreibmaschine

Ab sofort könnt ihr in unserer Dauerausstellung ausprobieren, auf einer alten Schreibmaschine zu schreiben! Wir haben eine Olympia SG1-Typenhebelschreibmaschine für euch im 1. OG bereitgestellt.
https://www.facebook.com/heinznixdorfmuseumsforum/photos/a.181688878556132/2414457728612558/?type=3&theater

#history #Schreibmaschine #HNF

Ab sofort könnt ihr in unserer Dauerausstellung ausprobieren, auf einer alten Schreibmaschine zu schreiben! Wir haben eine Olympia SG1-Typenhebelschreibmaschine für euch im 1. OG bereitgestellt.

Gepostet von Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum am Mittwoch, 10. Juli 2019

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Café Internet | HNF Blog

In den 1990er-Jahren entstand eine neue Form der Kommunikation: das Surfen im Netz, genauer gesagt, im World Wide Web. Die Computer dafür gab es in den Internetcafés; dort saßen alle, die keinen Anschluss besaßen und auch keinen Zugang am Arbeitsplatz oder in der Hochschule hatten. Das erste deutsche Internetcafé öffnete vor 25 Jahren in Fürth.
Internet Cafe...
#Internet #History #HNF
Café Internet
 

Vor vierzig Jahren: Der Walkman kommt | HNF Blog


Happy birthday #Walkman !
Eigentlich lag er erst am 17. Juli 1979 in den japanischen Elektroläden. Feiern können wir ihn aber schon jetzt. Mit dem Walkman TPS-L2 der Firma Sony begann vor vier Jahrzehnten eine neue Ära des Musikgenusses. Mit ihm konnte man die Lieblingslieder überall anhören. Bis zum Ende der Produktion 2010 wurden rund zweihundert Millionen Geräte verkauft.
https://blog.hnf.de/vor-vierzig-jahren-der-walkman-kommt/

Passende Musik dazu:


#music #history #HNF
Vor vierzig Jahren: Der Walkman kommt
 

Ever Plugged A USB In Wrong? Of Course You Have. Here's Why : NPR


@Alicia S This guy is to blame!
#history #computer #USB
 
Fast Company: 'Software engineering' was a joke until the mission to the Moon made it the future Fast Company: 'Software engineering' was a joke until the mission to the Moon made it the future.
https://www.fastcompany.com/90362325/software-engineering-was-joke-until-mission-moon-future?partner=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=rss+fastcompany&utm_content=rss

Looking through the code some years ago when I heard about it being online, I was truly impressed by it. That anyone could get 1960s computers to pull that off and not melt the thing. Nevermind putting them on a journey to the Moon.
Tags: #nasa #programming #history #computers

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Fast Company: 'Software engineering' was a joke until the mission to the Moon made it the future Fast Company: 'Software engineering' was a joke until the mission to the Moon made it the future.
https://www.fastcompany.com/90362325/software-engineering-was-joke-until-mission-moon-future?partner=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=rss+fastcompany&utm_content=rss

Looking through the code some years ago when I heard about it being online, I was truly impressed by it. That anyone could get 1960s computers to pull that off and not melt the thing. Nevermind putting them on a journey to the Moon.
Tags: #nasa #programming #history #computers

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Once upon a time, long before la défenestration de Prague, English barons attacked their rulers and a French Dauphin almost became king of Britain – the #history of Magna Carta is important part of peoples fight for freedom.
 
And suddenly there was no #music anymore: When studios burn. The forgotten #history of one the biggest tragedies in modern #culture.

The New York Times: The Day the Music Burned (By JODY ROSEN)

 
Did you know, why there are so many pubs in England and that in #history the tasty #Gin has been known as „mothers ruin“? Cheers, my friends. Engin your day 😁
 
Did you know, why there are so many pubs in England and that in #history the tasty #Gin has been known as „mothers ruin“? Cheers, my friends. Engin your day 😁
 
Die Hardware des Grossen Bruders | HNF Blog

#Orwell #history #HNF
Die Hardware des Grossen Bruders
 
Why weren't there any mathematics professors in the Stone Age ? And why did we evolve a capacity for rational thought but at the same time such ferocious stupidity ? This review of a review has the answers !

Via @Andreas Geisler.

#History
#Philosophy
#Evolution
#Reason
 
Why weren't there any mathematics professors in the Stone Age ? And why did we evolve a capacity for rational thought but at the same time such ferocious stupidity ? This review of a review has the answers !

Via @Andreas Geisler.

#History
#Philosophy
#Evolution
#Reason
 
400,000 people, 200,000 companies, one government - what else did it take to bring mankind onto the #moon? Series „50 days to the moon has 50 stories of #history – facts and tales. Enjoy.
 
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