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Fifty Years of BASIC, the Language That Made Computers Personal | Time
BASIC wasn’t designed to change the world. “We were thinking only of Dartmouth,” says Kurtz, its surviving co-creator. (Kemeny died in 1992.) “We needed a language that could be ‘taught’ to virtually all students (and faculty) without their having to take a course.”
basic  dev  retro  computer  history  programming 
5 weeks ago by deusx
The underground story of Cobra, the 1980s’ illicit handmade computer | Ars Technica
Among the clones manufactured by the Communists was the Cobra or CoBra. The name stands for COmputere BRAsov, with Brasov being the town in central Romania where these machines were assembled to be used by enterprises. Of course, ordinary people couldn’t buy them—which is what first led several students at the Politehnica University of Bucharest deciding to build them themselves.
diy  hardware  retro  history  tech 
november 2017 by deusx
Oldest software rivalry: Emacs and Vi, two text editors used by programmers.
Forget Apple vs. Google. Emacs and Vi have been battling for text-editor supremacy among programmers for 40 years.
emacs  vim  dev  software  history 
may 2015 by deusx
Museum of Endangered Sounds
I launched the site in January of 2012 as a way to preserve the sounds made famous by my favorite old technologies and electronics equipment.
audio  history  sound  sounds 
january 2015 by deusx
Firefox 1.0 Launch Day | Mitchell's Blog
Launch day here was quite a day, and I thought I would describe my view of it.
mozilla  launch  firefox  webdev  history 
november 2014 by deusx
Farewell to Tinderbox, the world’s 1st? 2nd? Continuous Integration server
In April 1997, Netscape ReleaseEngineers wrote, and started running, the world’s first? second? continuous integration server. Now, just over 17 years later, in May 2014, the tinderbox server was finally turned off. Permanently.
ci  netscape  mozilla  history  tinderbox  to:twitter 
june 2014 by deusx
App Store Year Zero: How unsweetened web apps and unsigned code drove the iPhone to an SDK | iMore
Apple introduced the App Store on July 10, 2008. Over the course of the next week we're going to take a look back at the origins and development of App Store, and forward towards its potential future. To do that properly, however, we have to start at the beginning, with the original iPhone in 2007. And with the original iPhone, there was no App Store, and no third party apps. At least not at first...
appstore  apple  history  mobile  ios 
may 2014 by deusx
Getting Started, circa 1983
Let me say that again: the next day you could find out if your code compiled or not.
programming  retro  history  computing 
april 2014 by deusx
Citation Needed – blarg?
"Nobody wanted to learn how to play, much less build, Engelbart’s Violin, and instead everyone gets a box of broken kazoos."
zero  arrays  programing  computing  history  compiler 
october 2013 by deusx
The Third Core's Revenge | Restricted Data
By the end of August 1945, there had been a total of three plutonium cores created in the entire world. Everyone knows about the first two. The first was put into the Gadget and detonated at Trinity in July 1945. The second was put into the Fat Man and detonated over Nagasaki in August 1945. The third, however, has been largely overlooked. The third core was the one that was destined to be the Third Shot dropped on Japan, had there been a Third Shot. Instead, it has a different story — but it was still not a peaceful one.
nuclear  atomic  history  physics 
august 2013 by deusx
International Center for the History of Electronic Games
The International Center for the History of Electronic Games® (ICHEG) at The Strong collects, studies, and interprets video games, other electronic games, and related materials and the ways in which electronic games are changing how people play, learn, and connect with each other, including across boundaries of culture and geography.
gaming  history  archives  videogames 
july 2013 by deusx
The Weird Stuff Warehouse is where old tech goes to retire | Ars Technica
Tucked neatly between Yahoo! headquarters and Lockheed Martin is a row of unmarked warehouses. To the common passerby, it's nothing more than an office park surrounded by perfectly manicured lawns. But to those who are in on the secret, there's a place full of technology treasures waiting to be unearthed. It's called the Weird Stuff Warehouse, and for more than 27 years it's been providing the Bay Area with a surplus of old and new technology. It's not just a Goodwill for antiquated hardware, though—it's also a step back through time. Inside this warehouse, it's an era when RAID controllers were the size of a modern-day sound card and Windows 95 reigned supreme.
to:fb  bayarea  weirdstuff  tech  awesome  history 
may 2013 by deusx
ClippyJS - Add Clippy or his friends to any website for instant nostalgia
Add Clippy or his friends to any website for instant nostalgia. Our research shows that people love two things: failed Microsoft technologies and obscure Javascript libraries. Naturally, we decided to combine the two.
to:fb  clippy  microsoft  webdev  humor  history  javascript 
may 2013 by deusx
Yahoo Kills Upcoming, Archive Team Saves the Day | Webmonkey | Wired.com
Of course there’s a well known group of people that have made something of an art out of saving disappearing internet data — the Archive Team, headed by computer historian Jason Scott.
to:fb  archives  history  yahoo  upcoming 
april 2013 by deusx
Change Computer History Forever: Well, Here We Are « ASCII by Jason Scott
This is it, folks. This is the ideal world I’ve heard whispered about, referenced, and planned for a very long time. It’s here. I know you might have expected it to land with an earth-shattering boom but it was a slow and steady flowering on the Internet Archive’s servers. The Archive of Historical Computer Software is here, and it is very, very large.

Blow me away.
to:fb  software  archives  history 
april 2013 by deusx
Yahoo! Has Probably Destroyed the Most History, Ever – And Historians Need to Wake Up | Ian Milligan
This stuff matters. If we want to be the profession that leads the way in understanding and interpreting the past, we should be part of this conversation, or at the very least learn and see how we can help out. I should note here, quickly, that I know there are historians who care. I follow them on Twitter and they’re awesome. But they’re a small minority of the profession, and that needs to change. This doesn’t just affect digital historians, it affects historians. Our very profession.
to:fb  history  historians  archives  archivists  archiveteam  yahoo  messages  preservation 
april 2013 by deusx
The rise and fall of webOS is an epic tale; webOS != Web OS on Dion Almaer's Blog
in my heart I long for someone to come along with a true Web runtime that lets developers write to a standards-based multi-vendor platform that no one company owns. Democracy is messy, but the Open Web is worth it. Don’t read one article and think that it can’t be done.
webdev  openweb  palm  webos  b2g  firefoxos  mobile  history  web 
february 2013 by deusx
The Web We Lost - Anil Dash
The tech industry and its press have treated the rise of billion-scale social networks and ubiquitous smartphone apps as an unadulterated win for regular people, a triumph of usability and empowerment. They seldom talk about what we've lost along the way in this transition, and I find that younger folks may not even know how the web used to be.
web1.0  blogosphere  metablogging  web  blog  history  internet  culture 
december 2012 by deusx
VC&G | Wikipedia is Deleting BBS Game History
As we speak, certain vigilante Wikipedia users are hard at work erasing whatever scraps of little-known BBS door game history that resides in Wikipedia's databases. The first casualty in this war was the entry for Space Empire Elite, which was deleted early this morning.
to:fb  history  bbs  gaming  vintage 
december 2012 by deusx
What a Wonder is a Terrible Monitor « ASCII by Jason Scott
The vector lines, which are created by aiming a beam DIRECTLY AT YOUR EYES only to be stopped by a coated piece of glass, have a completely different feel. The phosphor glows, the shots look like small stars floating across the glass, and a raster line is not to be seen. It’s an entirely different experience, and the teenagers at MAGfest had never seen it before, and unfortunately, it is well on its way out.
to:fb  arcade  raster  asteroids  emulation  history 
december 2012 by deusx
How Mozilla Was Born
The story of the first mascot on the Internet
mozilla  mascots  internet  web  history  to:fb  design 
october 2012 by deusx
Origin of the @reply – Digging through twitter’s history | Anarchogeek
Twitter’s been around for over 6 years now, and it’s most of it’s early history has been forgotten. The amazing thing about twitter as a platform and community is that it’s evolution has come through it’s use. Through use, people together evolve new ways of communicating. The #hashtag, the retweet, the @reply, follow friday, trending topics, real time twitter search, explaining twitter trends, cc-ing users, etc… These were all creations of the user base, people tried out ideas and build them. Twitter the company later adopted the conventions of it’s community and formalized the tools.

This letting the community of users create, and then adopting the practices is critical to how Twitter’s grown to be such an amazing platform. It’s also why new efforts to deliver a ‘consistent experience‘ are a terrible idea and if they succeed will kill twitter’s future innovation.
twitter  to:fb  webdev  apis  history  social 
july 2012 by deusx
Dennis Ritchie - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ritchie and Thompson received the Turing Award from the ACM in 1983, the Hamming Medal from the IEEE in 1990 and the National Medal of Technology from President Clinton in 1999.
history  computing  ritchie  to:fb 
july 2012 by deusx
Archiveteam
Archive Team is a loose collective of rogue archivists, programmers, writers and loudmouths dedicated to saving our digital heritage. Since 2009 this variant force of nature has caught wind of shutdowns, shutoffs, mergers, and plain old deletions - and done our best to save the history before it's lost forever. Along the way, we've gotten attention, resistance, press and discussion, but most importantly, we've gotten the message out: IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE THIS WAY.
via:textfiles  at:aadl  archives  archiveteam  archive  history  internet  backup 
may 2012 by deusx
IUMA (Internet Underground Music Archive) Collection : Free Audio : Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
The Internet Underground Music Archive was better known by the acronym IUMA. The IUMA was started in 1993 by three students at the University of California at Santa Cruz: Jeff Patterson, Jon Luini and Rob Lord. The three men worked together to create an online music archive that would help musicians and bands who weren't signed by a major label. The site allowed these unsigned artists to upload files and send them to fans. The site also enabled the artists the opportunity to talk with their fans. The IUMA was first part of the Usenet newsgroups.
via:textfiles  iuma  music  archive  history  internet  at:aadl 
may 2012 by deusx
My 10 years of blogging: Reflections, Lessons & Some Stats Too — Tech News and Analysis
What does the future hold?

It is a good question. I have actually been thinking a lot about that lately and wondering how to reinvent the art form that I embraced over a decade ago. I don’t really have an answer, except that it is somewhere in the past and in the reasons why I fell in love with blogging.
blogging  metablogging  om  writing  history 
november 2011 by deusx
Stupid Raymond talent: Screaming carrier - The Old New Thing - Site Home - MSDN Blogs
Similar to Mike, I was able to scream (not whistle: scream) a 300 baud carrier tone. This skill proved useful when I was in college and the mainframe system was down. Instead of sitting around waiting for the system to come back, I just went about my regular business around campus. Every so often, I would go to a nearby campus phone (like a free public phone but it can only make calls to other locations on campus), dial the 300 baud dial-up number, and scream the carrier tone. If I got a response, that meant that the mainframe was back online and I should wrap up what I was doing and head back to the lab.
retro  oldschool  300baud  tech  history  funny 
november 2011 by deusx
Al Franken Fact Checks Chuck Grassley: Marriage Has Evolved Over Time | ThinkProgress
FRANKEN: I just believe you misstated the history of marriage. Marriage has not existed as a union between one man and one woman for thousands of years in every culture. In many cultures, men have been able to marry many women and young girls. For centuries, women have been treated as chattel in marriage. Further, if the religious purpose for marriage is procreation, why would we sanction marriage between an 89 year-old widower and an 80 year-old widow? I just think we need to be accurate when we talk about the history of marriage, the history of man and woman, the history of our institutions.
marriage  history  culture 
november 2011 by deusx
Two decades of productivity: Vim's 20th anniversary
The Vim text editor was first released to the public on November 2, 1991—exactly 20 years ago today. Although it was originally designed as a vi clone for the Amiga, it was soon ported to other platforms and eventually grew to become the most popular vi-compatible text editor. It is still actively developed and widely used across several operating systems.
vim  editors  tech  history  vi 
november 2011 by deusx
Skeuomorph - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A skeuomorph, pronounced /ˈskjuːəmɔrf/ SKEW-ə-morf, or skeuomorphism (Greek: skeuos—vessel or tool, morphe—shape)[1] is a derivative object that retains ornamental design cues to a structure that was necessary in the original.
design  history  ui 
march 2011 by deusx
Halt and Catch Fire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Halt and Catch Fire, known by the mnemonic HCF, refers to several computer machine code instructions that cause the CPU to cease meaningful operation. The expression "catch fire" is usually intended as a joke; in most cases the CPU does not actually catch fire."
hcf  machinecode  computers  fire  history  programming  from delicious
july 2010 by deusx
The Complete History of Lemmings - The DMA History Site
"Lemmings started life as a simple animation back in August 1989 when DMA Design had just moved into their first office (which only consited of 2 small rooms), and were begining a new game called Walker (based on the walker that was used in Blood Money)."
lemmings  amiga  dma  retro  oldschool  development  gaming  history  from delicious
april 2010 by deusx
Emoticons and Smileys on PLATO in the 1970s
"How were these things done? Well, on PLATO, you could press SHIFT-space to move your cursor back one space -- and then if you typed another character, it would appear on top of the existing character. And if you wanted to get real fancy, you could use the MICRO and SUB and SUPER keys on a PLATO keyboard to move up and down one pixel or more -- in effect providing a HUGE array of possible emoticon characters. So if you typed "W" then SHIFT-space then "O" then SHIFT-space then "B", "T", "A", "X", all with SHIFT-spaces in between, all those characters would plot on top of each other, and the result would be the smiley as shown above in the "WOBTAX" example. "
plato  computer  history  emoticons  geek  design  nostalgia  from delicious
march 2010 by deusx
Clifford Stoll: Why Web Won't Be Nirvana - Newsweek.com
This sounds so much more funny when read with a REALLY sarcastic voice. "Baloney. Do our computer pundits lack all common sense? The truth in no online database will replace your daily newspaper, no CD-ROM can take the place of a competent teacher and no computer network will change the way government works."
retro  future  internet  stoll  predictions  wrong  rant  history  culture  from delicious
march 2010 by deusx
Turkey: Archeological Dig Reshaping Human History - Newsweek.com
"Standing on the hill at dawn, overseeing a team of 40 Kurdish diggers, the German-born archeologist waves a hand over his discovery here, a revolution in the story of human origins. Schmidt has uncovered a vast and beautiful temple complex, a structure so ancient that it may be the very first thing human beings ever built. The site isn't just old, it redefines old: the temple was built 11,500 years ago—a staggering 7,000 years before the Great Pyramid, and more than 6,000 years before Stonehenge first took shape. The ruins are so early that they predate villages, pottery, domesticated animals, and even agriculture—the first embers of civilization. In fact, Schmidt thinks the temple itself, built after the end of the last Ice Age by hunter-gatherers, became that ember—the spark that launched mankind toward farming, urban life, and all that followed."
history  prehistory  evolution  culture  religion  ruins  archaeology  science  anthropology  from delicious
february 2010 by deusx
Op-Ed Columnist - America Is Not Yet Lost - NYTimes.com
"The truth is that given the state of American politics, the way the Senate works is no longer consistent with a functioning government. Senators themselves should recognize this fact and push through changes in those rules, including eliminating or at least limiting the filibuster. This is something they could and should do, by majority vote, on the first day of the next Senate session.

Don’t hold your breath. As it is, Democrats don’t even seem able to score political points by highlighting their opponents’ obstructionism.
Well, America is not yet lost. But the Senate is working on it. "
politics  america  obstructionism  republicans  gop  senate  history  stupidity  krugman  from delicious
february 2010 by deusx
Atari 1200XL vs. Dell Inspiron 1525
"I decided: why not ignore the fact that my first computer and my latest computer are 27 years apart? Why not stack them on top of each other, take some silly photos, and put up a chart comparing how many kilo-whatsits of X the Atari had to how many giga-whosits the Dell had.

So you have it... a brief comparison of the classic and short-lived Atari 1200XL to the modern and also short-lived Dell Inspiron 1525."
atari  computers  retro  oldschool  history  programming  from delicious
september 2009 by deusx
National Center for the History of Electronic Games
"Situated at Strong National Museum of Play, the National Center for the History of Electronic Games™ collects, studies, and interprets electronic games and related material and the ways in which electronic games are changing how people play, learn, and connect with each other."
gaming  history  learning  culture  electronic  iwantogotothere 
july 2009 by deusx
BBC NEWS | UK | Magazine | Giving up my iPod for a Walkman
"It took me three days to figure out that there was another side to the tape. That was not the only naive mistake that I made; I mistook the metal/normal switch on the Walkman for a genre-specific equaliser, but later I discovered that it was in fact used to switch between two different types of cassette."
sony  walkman  music  funny  gadgets  history  culture  bbc  retro  nostalgia 
july 2009 by deusx
100 Things Your Kids May Never Know About | GeekDad | Wired.com
"There are some things in this world that will never be forgotten, this week’s 40th anniversary of the moon landing for one. But Moore’s Law and our ever-increasing quest for simpler, smaller, faster and better widgets and thingamabobs will always ensure that some of the technology we grew up with will not be passed down the line to the next generation of geeks."
generations  genx  technology  history  culture  geek  parenting 
july 2009 by deusx
Internet Archive: Free Download: Apple II Forever
"Today they're called "mac heads", but way back in the 1980's, Apple users were in love with the Apple II. Despite the introduction of the Mac in 1984, the Apple II continued to have its devoted fans. This program looks at the Apple II culture during the early Mac era. Included are the Apple IIc+, the Apple II-GS, and a rare Apple I. Guests include John Sculley and Gary Kildall. Software demonstrations are of Math Blaster, Paintworks Gold, and Microsoft Bookshelf. Also a look at the newest Macintosh at the time, the Mac IIx. Originally broadcast in 1988."
via:stlhood  apple  video  oldschool  retro  archive  history  computing 
june 2009 by deusx
DreamHost Blog » They’re Internet History
"Back in 1998, who would have thought WebRing would outlast GeoCities?"
web  internet  history  geocities  webring  yahoo 
april 2009 by deusx
LET IT DIE: Rushkoff on the economy | ARTHUR MAGAZINE - WE FOUND THE OTHERS
"The current financial crisis is the best opportunity we have had in a very long time for a bloodless revolution against the faceless fascism under which we have been living, unaware, for much too long. Let us seize the day."
economy  history  revolution 
march 2009 by deusx
Atari: The Golden Years -- A History, 1978-1981
"This four-year period -- from 1977 to 1981 -- contains some of the most exciting developments the company ever saw in its history: the rise of the 2600, the development of some of the company's most enduringly popular games (Centipede, Asteroids) and the development and release of its first home computing platforms."
via:joshua  gaming  atari  history  retro 
august 2008 by deusx
Victory garden - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Victory gardens, also called war gardens or food gardens for defense, were vegetable, fruit and herb gardens planted at private residences in the United States, Canada, and United Kingdom during World War I and World War II to reduce the pressure on the public food supply brought on by the war effort."
gardening  victorygardens  food  history 
august 2008 by deusx
PCWorld - The 10 Worst PC Keyboards of All Time
"Considering that the keyboard is the primary input device for most of the PCs ever made, it's amazing how many times manufacturers have gotten it completely, laughably wrong"
keyboard  hardware  history  technology  retro 
january 2008 by deusx
It is the death of history - Independent Online Edition > Robert Fisk
"Humankind is losing its history for the pleasure of private collectors living safely in their luxurious houses and ordering specific objects for their collection."
history  archaeology  iraq  war 
september 2007 by deusx
The DigiBarn Computer Museum
"The DigiBarn Computer Museum seeks to capture personal stories and track technological evolution through a large collection of vintage computer systems, manuals, videos, interviews, and other fossil relics of the "Cambrian explosion" of personal computin
compsci  history  california  digibarn 
july 2007 by deusx
James Lick - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"James Lick (August 25, 1796 – October 1, 1876) was an American carpenter, piano builder, land baron, and patron of the sciences."
california  history  lick 
july 2007 by deusx
Blood-vomiting game - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"It is noted for ... the premature death of the go prodigy Intetsu Akaboshi who died soon after coughing up blood onto the board after the game."
go  gaming  history 
may 2007 by deusx
The persistent blogosphere « Jon Udell
"Just because most blog entries aren’t written for posterity doesn’t mean that many can’t be or shouldn’t be. My view is that blogs are becoming our resumes, our digital portfolios, our public identities."
metablogging  archiving  librarians  future  history  writing 
january 2007 by deusx
CNN - President wants Senate to hurry with new laws - July 30, 1996
"But while the president pushed for quick legislation, Republican lawmakers hardened their stance against some of the proposed anti-terrorism measures."
history  politics  clinton  terror  terrorism  war 
september 2006 by deusx
The Carpetbagger Report - Blog Archive - Condi takes historical analogies to an absurd level
"Condoleezza Rice has upped the ante a bit, suggesting that opponents of the war are the moral equivalent of those who would tolerate slavery in 19th century America."
politics  bush  rice  slavery  history 
september 2006 by deusx
Kung Fu Monkey: "Wait, Aren't You Scared?"
"Quick, do whatever we tell you, and believe whatever we tell you, or YOU WILL BE KILLED BY BROWN PEOPLE!! PUT DOWN THAT SIPPY CUP!!"
war  iraq  terrorism  history  fear  terror 
august 2006 by deusx
History of the Button
"Tracing the history of interaction design, software/web design and the future of environmental design through the humble button."
buttons  nifty  history  design 
july 2006 by deusx
Benjamin Franklin
'His "Plan" was made up of 13 virtues, each with short descriptions'
history  benjaminfranklin  lifehacks  gtd 
february 2006 by deusx
New Scientist Breaking News - Did early humans socialise to avoid getting eaten?
"New computer simulations lend further support the notion that cooperation helped early humans escape becoming prey for other animals, researchers report."
evolution  cogsci  science  history  anthropology 
february 2006 by deusx
In John They Trust
"John promised he'll bring planeloads and shiploads of cargo to us from America if we pray to him"
cargocult  history  compsci 
february 2006 by deusx
Tank man - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Tank man or The Unknown Rebel is the nickname of the anonymous man who became internationally famous when he was filmed and photographed standing before a line of seventeen or more tanks during the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989 in the People's Republ
china  rebellion  photos  history  nifty 
january 2006 by deusx
Daily Kos: Science Friday: The One That Got Away
"The third rock from the sun might instead be a planet of intelligent squid or technological insects, peering with inhuman eyes at the ancient fossils of long forgotten, curious fish-like creatures with paddling fins that mysteriously died out."
science  evolution  history 
december 2005 by deusx
Edge: TURING'S CATHEDRAL by George Dyson
"A visit to Google on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of John von Neumann's proposal for a digital computer"
compsci  history  programming  ai  turing  google 
october 2005 by deusx
OpinionJournal - Peggy Noonan - A Separate Peace
"I suspect that history, including great historical novelists of the future, will look back and see that many of our elites simply decided to enjoy their lives while they waited for the next chapter of trouble."
politics  history  future  government 
october 2005 by deusx
Tokens - a photoset on Flickr
Old video arcade tokens. Oh, how I miss arcades.
retro  oldschool  arcade  gaming  history 
august 2005 by deusx
The Worst Mistake in the History of the Human Race
"In particular, recent discoveries suggest that the adoption of agriculture, supposedly our most decisive step toward a better life, was in many ways a catastrophe from which we have never recovered."
history  civilization  agriculture 
june 2005 by deusx
Decoded at last: the 'classical holy grail' that may rewrite the history of the world
"Scientists begin to unlock the secrets of papyrus scraps bearing long-lost words by the literary giants of Greece and Rome"
history 
april 2005 by deusx
BBC News | SCI/TECH | Did the Vikings make a telescope?
"The Vikings could have been using a telescope hundreds of years before Dutch spectacle makers supposedly invented the device in the late 16th century."
science  history 
april 2005 by deusx
When the Web Was New
"How easy it is to forget that many of the technologies that structure our lives today are less than a decade old. "
history  web 
april 2005 by deusx
News in Science - Viking map may rewrite US history - 26/11/2004
"A controversial parchment said to be the oldest map of America could, if authentic, support the theory that the Vikings arrived first."
history 
december 2004 by deusx
Article: Ancient Rome's fish pens confirm sea-level fears | New Scientist
"It appears that nearly all the rise in sea level since Roman times has happened in the past 100 years, and is most likely the result of human activity."
environment  history 
august 2004 by deusx
SciScoop || Lost Library of Alexandria Is Found
"If ever there were a story at SciScoop that's worth a moment of silence to lament the loss of what could have been, this is it."
history  science 
may 2004 by deusx
sedesdraconis: Fascinating
Theorizing that the steps toward Modern Man began, "When we moved into a land without lions or tigers, with animals that had never seen a carnivorous ape or learned to be wary of them."
evolution  history 
may 2004 by deusx
Roman water mains still flowing
"Archaeologists on a Roman fort dig at Vindolanda in Northumberland have unearthed 30 yards of wooden mains which fed the fort with water from nearby springs"
ancient  history 
march 2004 by deusx
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