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Neil Armstrong: 1930-2012

"As long as there are history books, Neil Armstrong will be included in them, remembered for taking humankind's first small step on a world beyond our own"
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden

Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, passed away yesterday, August, 25th 2012 at the ...

What I think words should mean

As a little thought experiment, I've grabbed a list of four words that I've not seen before out of a dictionary and I am going to say what I think they should mean. I will then put the definitions down below for comparison.

PHOTO CREDIT: FLICKR USER CHRIS BLAKELEY VIA CREATIVE COMMONS

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Should have listened to my wife

At the end of 2008, I bought myself an iMac and as good as said goodbye to PC gaming. During late 2009, to avoid watching the X-Factor or Britain's Got Talent or some such tosh, I decided to dual boot my iMac so I could install Steam again. To ...

Open Winmail.dat files on a Mac

It has happened to every computer user at some point or another. Someone sends you an email saying you should check out the attachment and when you try to open it the computer helpfully tells you that it doesn't know what that file type is and it can't ...

Why old books smell

Chemists at University College, London have investigated the old book odor and concluded that old books release hundreds of volatile organic compounds into the air from the paper. The lead scientist described the smell as

"A combination of grassy notes with a tang of acids and a hint of vanilla ...

Chrono Trigger

Over my recent holiday I spent quite a long time playing through the Nintendo DS remake of the 1995 SNES RPG Chrono Trigger. This absolutely has to be one of my favourite games I have ever played. It was created by a group referred to as the RPG "dream team ...