Früher saßen wir am Radio oder vor dem Fernseher; ab den 1970er-Jahren entwickelte sich das Streaming. 1993 wurden Interviews online übertragen, 1994 waren die Rolling Stones über das Internet zu hören. Am 3. April 1995 führte die Firma Progressive Networks – später hieß sie RealNetworks – den RealAudio Player ein. 1997 folgte die Software RealVideo.Oh Gott, der Real Player. Der war noch gruseliger als der Flash Player. Schon ganz verdrängt, dass es den auch mal gab
A war rondeau written by Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae, a poet, physician, and soldier of Canada. He wrote the poem the day after performing the burial service of his close friend, Alexis Helmer who was killed during the Second Battle of Ypres in Flanders, Belgium. At the burial McCrae noted how quickly red poppy flowers grew around the graves of those who died at Ypres. The following day, after finishing his composition, McCrae handed his notepad to another member of his unit, Sergeant Major Cyril Allinson, who read the poem and described it as being “almost an exact description of the scene in front of us both.”#WWI #history #war
The radio has been identified as a model R-394KM transmitter and receiver — code-named "Strizh," meaning "Swift" — that was manufactured in the Soviet Union in 1987. It was carried by agents into Western Europe shortly after that, and only a few years before the fall between 1989 and 1991 of the "Iron Curtain" of communism that divided Eastern and Western Europe.#radio #spy #history #germany #russia
Finding the missing world required maths — very complex maths, and that's where Williams and other mathematicians came on the scene. Before the invention of calculators, so-called human computers — often women, since it was unglamorous work — did all the complex math that astronomers required, by hand. For Lowell's research, Williams calculated where he should look for how large of a missing object, all based on the discrepancies in the orbits of Neptune and Uranus.
Lowell never spotted Pluto, and the quest languished for a few years before Tombaugh picked up the work. And then, there it was: In 1930, those calculations paid off when Tombaugh caught sight of an object moving through the solar system. "There's a specific result that came of her calculations, so that's pretty exciting," Clark said.
But Williams wasn't there to see it, Clark said. In 1922, Williams had married and Lowell's widow had fired her because she felt it inappropriate to employ a married woman. The pair took jobs at a Harvard observatory in Jamaica. In 1935, Williams was widowed herself and moved to New Hampshire, where she died in poverty.
Am 19. Februar 1990 brachte die Firma Adobe Systems das Programm Photoshop heraus. Es diente zur Bearbeitung von Digitalfotos; zunächst lief es nur auf Apple-Computern. Die Software stammte von den Brüdern Thomas und John Knoll. In wenigen Jahren wurde sie zum Marktführer und Industriestandard. Das Wort „photoshoppen“ ging wie „googeln“ in die deutsche Sprache ein.Wow! 30 years of #photoshop #history #hnf
Instead, he left for the military, where he was raised in barracks, trained with soldiers, commanded armies, and studied hand-to-hand combat, horsemanship, archery, and the fine ancient art of surfing on chariots while 360 no-scoping motherfuckers with a composite bow.#badass #history #egypt
Die „Common Business Oriented Language“ ist auf Deutsch die allgemein einsetzbare Sprache für geschäftliche Zwecke. Die Abkürzung des englischen Ausdrucks lautet COBOL; sie bezeichnet eine Programmiersprache, die in vielen Ländern benutzt wurde und wird. Die Entwicklung von COBOL startete 1959. Vor sechzig Jahren, am 7. und 8. Januar 1960, wurde die Urversion der Sprache freigegeben.Happy Birthday #COBOL !
Starting on Christmas Eve, many German and British troops fighting in World War I sang Christmas carols to each other across the lines, and at certain points the Allied soldiers even heard brass bands joining the Germans in their joyous singing.🎄 https://www.history.com/topics/world-war-i/christmas-truce-of-1914
At the first light of dawn on Christmas Day, some German soldiers emerged from their trenches and approached the Allied lines across no-man’s-land, calling out “Merry Christmas” in their enemies’ native tongues. At first, the Allied soldiers feared it was a trick, but seeing the Germans unarmed they climbed out of their trenches and shook hands with the enemy soldiers. The men exchanged presents of cigarettes and plum puddings and sang carols and songs. Some Germans lit Christmas trees around their trenches, and there was even a documented case of soldiers from opposing sides playing a good-natured game of soccer. German Lieutenant Kurt Zehmisch recalled: “How marvelously wonderful, yet how strange it was. The English officers felt the same way about it. Thus Christmas, the celebration of Love, managed to bring mortal enemies together as friends for a time.”
2019 blickten wir einige Male ein halbes Jahrhundert zurück. Es gab Jubiläen der Chipfirma AMD, der Mondlandung und des Internets. Heute feiern wir noch einmal einen fünfzigsten Jahrestag. Am 30. Juli 1969 wurde die Redactron Corporation gegründet; im Dezember bezog sie ihre Büros bei New York. Es war die erste Computerfirma, die eine Frau leitete.#history #feminism #hnf