Antikythera Mechanism

Travel back in time 21 centuries and create a machine that not only shows the position of the sun & moon as well as the other planets in the sky for centuries to come, but also predicts solar eclipses as well. And do that before before the invention of the modern gear. More info: World’s […]

UTF-8 Saved the World… mostly.

via Characters, Symbols and the Unicode Miracle – Computerphile – YouTube via Gizmodo. It’s always wonderful to hear the story behind the technology. This video explains some of the challenges and pitfalls of the burgeoning information era. The American standard ASCII (American Standard Computer Information Interchange) while inventive and easy was not standard outside the US. As a […]