Welcome to BlogDogIt Tuesday, December 07 2021 @ 01:15 AM EST

Creeper is 40

  • Contributed by:
  • Views: 3,022
K+Club

By Joseph L. Flatley - posted Mar 17th 2011 7:34PM - Source: www.engadget.com


Creeper, the first computer virus, is 40 years young.

Creeper (from the old Scooby Show

    Forty years ago today [ March 17, 2011 ] is considered by many to be the birthday of the first computer virus. Of course, in the early 1970s they weren't called computer viruses, but that doesn't make Bob Thomas's handiwork any less special. Creeper (named after a character in the old Scooby Doo cartoons) spread from BBN Technologies' DEC PDP-10 through Arpanet, displaying the message: "I'm the creeper, catch me if you can!" and messing with people's printers. One notable difference between this and the majority of viruses was the fact that it deleted old versions as it replicated itself. Incidentally, that would make 2011 the fortieth anniversary of the first anti-virus software: called, appropriately enough, Reaper.

Share
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Digg
  • Twitter
  • Reddit

Wave of Distruction

  • Contributed by:
  • Views: 1,425
K+Club

Satellite Photos of Japan, Before and After the Quake and Tsunami

Sendai

Click For Larger Image

gif animation by BlogDogIt
Click For Larger Image

Visit The New York Times for complete collection of interactive photos; featuring inovative slider action to control comparisons.

Share
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Digg
  • Twitter
  • Reddit

The Star Wars Gang

  • Contributed by:
  • Views: 7,004
K+Club
Star Wars

Left to right, Harrison Ford (Han Solo), David Prowse (Darth Vader), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) and, in foreground, Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Kenny Baker (R2-D2) and Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker).

Click Read More For A Full Series Cast Photo

Share
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Digg
  • Twitter
  • Reddit

A Prairie Home Companion

  • Contributed by:
  • Views: 4,738
K+Club

a-prairie-home-companion-at-the-state-theatre.4132870.87-.jpg

Image source: http://www.citypages.com/      

After making it through the holidays and into the new year I find myself compelled to contribute to BlogDogIt. Today I sit in my humble home, in the throws of winter. Ten degrees and snow all around; I think what is needed here is something to warm the spirit.

It was several years ago while vacationing in Ely Minnesota and adrift on a lake in a small boat - I was fishing for crappie but the biggest catch of the day was hooked with the antenna on the radio. That was the day I first discovered Garrison Keillor and his radio program named "A Prairie Home Companion."

At the time I was a big fan of talk radio and lamented the fact that there where no variety radio programs like those of the good ol' days. The discovery of this program was nothing short of a eureka moment. In fact - in terms of a fishing analogy - it was I whom was hooked on that day.

Returning home I was pleased to find several LPs in the collection of our public library. I borrowed them all and dubbed them to cassette tape. Of course that was in the days before the internet as we know it today.

The purpose of this post is to let you know about the gold mine of entertainment that awaits on the internet over at http://prairiehome.publicradio.org A Prairie Home Companion web site. Be sure to check out the archives there; you will find recordings of practically every PHC broadcast available for your listening pleasure.

I have made available a single episode for you to listen to today. (with apologies to PublicRadio.org)


Lets break the bonds of winter and get away with A Prairie Home Companion - from September 16, 1985 -
This show comes to us from Honolulu, Hawaii.

"read more" for program cue sheet.

Share
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Digg
  • Twitter
  • Reddit

Top 10 Most Memorable Robot Sidekicks

  • Contributed by:
  • Views: 5,317
K+Club

Top 10 Most Memorable Robot Sidekicks

* By Curtis Silver * September 14, 2010 * Source WIRED.com

K9 from Doctor Who

 

There are a lot of factors that make for a great science fiction movie, from believability in the science itself to the space battle scenes (if any) to the story itself. And then of course there are the robot sidekicks: the lovable, the quirky, the comic relief, the sometimes antagonist. The robot sidekicks in science fiction films are often just about as iconic as the film itself. Looking through the annals of popular science fiction to list the ten most memorable robot sidekicks, I found a lot of great candidates. So how did I narrow the list down to just ten?

Well, in a category such as this, it's necessary to be a bit specific when laying out the criteria. Basically, it has to be a totally subservient robot, either to the protagonist of the film or another character. The robot cannot be a self-sufficient android, cyborg or any other killing or thinking machine. So that rules out characters such as Data, the Terminators and so on. So ruling them out really helped narrow the list down to some fun and obscure robots all from movies that your kids should see (a few when they are older). I also excluded any robots that carried the film, such as WALL-E or Johnny 5 (Short Circuit). Also, Twiki was excluded cause it's just too cheesy. The robot sidekicks that are left are the ten below:

[ Read On . . . ]

Share
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Digg
  • Twitter
  • Reddit

Guatemalan Sinkhole

  • Contributed by:
  • Views: 3,309
K+Club

I have been meaning to get these posted here for some time now but have been - yes - doggin' it.

Now here is something you don't see every day (thank goodness!) This is however, the second time this has happened in this town within a three years span.

This hole opened up on May 31, 2010. It swallowed a building and reports suggest one person died as a result. These images are surreal and speak volumes; what they are saying is pretty creepy.

Click the image for larger version.
(Photos by Paulo Raquec and Daniel LeClair)

Guatemalan Sinkhole - May 31, 2010

Guatemalan Sinkhole - May 31, 2010

Guatemalan Sinkhole - May 31, 2010

Guatemalan Sinkhole - May 31, 2010

GOOGLE guatemala sinkhole for tons more info on this.


 Thank you for visiting BlogDogIt Please have a look around...
There is Lots and Lots of interesting stuff on this site.
Also be sure to Visit our friends via those links on the right →


Share
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Digg
  • Twitter
  • Reddit

Information overload, the early years

  • Contributed by:
  • Views: 1,414
K+Club Five centuries years ago, a new technology swamped the world with data.
What we can learn from the aftermath.

Source: The Boston Globe
(Hulton Archive/Getty Images )
(Hulton Archive/Getty Images )

By Ann Blair
November 28, 2010

Worry about information overload has become one of the drumbeats of our time. The world’s books are being digitized, online magazines and newspapers and academic papers are steadily augmented by an endless stream of blog posts and Twitter feeds; and the gadgets to keep us participating in the digital deluge are more numerous and sophisticated. The total amount of information created on the world’s electronic devices is expected to surpass the zettabyte mark this year (a barely conceivable 1 with 21 zeroes after it).


- - -

Share
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Digg
  • Twitter
  • Reddit

Carl Segan Day

  • Contributed by:
  • Views: 1,546
K+Club Carl Segan Day - November 6, 2010
"we are star stuff"

Watch:

Pale Blue Dot


The green circle in the title slide above shows the approximate position of Voyager 1
for the opening shot of this short video featuring the words and voice of Carl Segan.


The Pale Blue Dot is a photograph of planet Earth taken in 1990 by Voyager 1 from a record distance, showing it against the vastness of space. By request of Carl Segan, NASA commanded the Voyager 1 spacecraft, having completed its primary mission and now leaving the Solar System, to turn its camera around and to take a photograph of Earth across a great expanse of space.

Title Slide and Above Paragraph Source: WikipediA
Visit: CarlSeganDay.com

Share
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Digg
  • Twitter
  • Reddit

Teddy!

  • Contributed by:
  • Views: 2,797
K+Club
Make-up and Hair style..............$500.00

New Dress for the show............$700.00

Giant Stuffed Bear...................$300.00

Teddy!
Not knowing how to hold the bear with a

microphone in your hand...........Priceless!

An innocent picture of singer Kylie Minogue with a teddy bear was censored by Facebook for being 'nude', all because she was holding her microphone near his nether regions.

From the picture taken on stage at London's G-A-Y club, Minogue, 42, can be seen sporting a big smile on her face as she hugged the oversized bear, the Daily Telegraph reported.

Share
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Digg
  • Twitter
  • Reddit