Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Story Behind the QWERTY Keyboard

What came first: the typist or the keyboard?

Read this awesome article regarding the origins of QWERTY, the story of all the alternatives and get to know the facts from fiction!

Sholes qwerty patent
U.S. Patent No. 207,559. The first appearance of the QWERTY keyboard. (image: Google patents)

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Uncyclopedia - The Content-Free Encyclopedia is an encyclopedia full of misinformation and utter lies.
It is a project like Wikipedia, hosted by the Uncyclomedia Foundation, a non-profitable organization that also hosts a range of other projects.

Effectively its an encyclopaedia written by apes. The unfortunate thing is that its articles rarely go any further than this description did.

Its a great way to waste time though!!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

First-ever high-resolution images of a molecule as it breaks and reforms chemical bonds

Credit: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and University of California at Berkeley

The original reactant molecule that is resting on a flat silver surface is imaged both before and after the reaction, which occurs when the temperature > 90° Celsius. 
The two most common final products of the reaction are shown. The three-angstrom scale bars (an angstrom is a ten-billionth of a meter) indicate that the reactant and product molecules are about a billionth of a meter across...

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

xkcd: webcomics & what-ifs

A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language. It was started by a CNU graduate, Randall Munroe, with a degree in physics. Before starting xkcd, he worked on robots at NASA's Langley Research Center in Virginia.
The comic's tagline describes it as a "Stick-figure strip featuring humor about technology, science, mathematics and relationships"


Since July 2012, there has been a branch of xkcd called xkcd What-If, which is updated every Tuesday. What If? answers unusual reader-submitted science questions in a creative and humorous, but always mathematically sound, way, and is presented more in the format of an article than a traditional comic strip.

Monday, July 28, 2014 - Online Compiler and IDE

Ideone is an online compiler and debugging tool which allows you to compile source code and execute it online in more than 60 programming languages. Ideone uses their Sphere Engine™ API to execute code on a remote server within a complete & secure runtime environment and to retrieve results of the execution. You can also create your own account to save, review and share your code.

Languages supported by Ideone-

Here are some samples provided by Ideone in different languages.