Sony tape smashes storage record 5 May 2014Last updated at 08:33 ET Storage tapes like these are used by many firms to keep data for long periods Sony has developed a new storage tape that is able to hold up to 185 terabytes (TB) of data per cartridge. 30 Challenges for 30 Days Did you know that it takes 30 days to form a new habit? The first few days are similar as to how you would imagine the birth of a new river. Full of enthusiasm it gushes forth, only to be met by strong obstacles. The path is not clear yet, and your surroundings don’t agree. Old habits urge you to stay the same.
Ghost Sites of the Web Update 9/26/2008: Paul Newman has died at his home in Connecticut. (original article, posted 8/13/2008) I'm certainly not alone in being troubled by news that Paul Newman is gravely ill. Paul Newman is a great actor and more importantly, a great human being, who's given almost a quarter of a billion dollars to charity and has touched many lives with his kindness. ★ Creative Things To Do When You're BORED Ideas for Things to Do to Occupy Yourself Online & At Home Are you bored and need something to kill the time? Well you've come to the right place! Microsoft unveils Windows 10 system with Start Menu 30 September 2014Last updated at 14:56 ET By Leo Kelion Technology desk editor BBC's Richard Taylor: "Windows 10 features the all-important Start button which people know and like very much" Microsoft has disclosed the first details of Windows 10 - its next operating system (OS). The name is a surprise, bearing in mind it represents a jump from the last version - Windows 8.
How to Mark a Book How to Mark a Book This outline addresses why you would ever want to mark in a book. For each reason, the outline gives specific strategies to achieve your goals in reading the book. (Click here to read the essay that this outline was created for.) Interact with the book – talk back to it. Features The Type1 format where 256 characters are assigned to keys on our keyboard, is becoming a thing of the past. We now design and produce OpenType fonts which can consist of thousands of characters — additional ligatures, various figure sets, small caps, stylistic alternates, … — referred to as glyphs. With these many sets of glyphs integrated in a single font, we are faced with the challenge of including definitions instructing the applications we're using when to show which glyph. Simply adding a glyph with a ligature to your font doesn’t mean the program you’re using knows when or how to apply it. Whether you want your typeface to change the sequence of f|f|i into the appropriate ligature or want to use old-style figures instead of tabular, you’ll need to add features to your font — glyph substitution definitions — to make it happen. What does a feature look like?
Binary - it's digitalicious! How binary works: The binary number system (aka base 2) represents values using two symbols, typically 0 and 1. Computers call these bits. A bit is either off (0) or on (1). When arranged in sets of 8 bits (1 byte) 256 values can be represented (0-255). Using an ASCII chart, these values can be mapped to characters and text can be stored. It's not magic, it's just math! Top 14 Websites To Help You Procrastinate In the weeks before finals, we all need to remember what’s truly important: freely wasting time on the Internet while we still can. So on the eve of one of the last low-stress weekends ahead, I’m here to provide you with sites that are sure to waste tons of your time (I’m an expert). And hey, if you’re looking for a way to procrastinate during finals, you can always come back to this list – be forewarned that it will no longer feel so guilt-free. Before I list any websites, I will tell you that if you’re really looking to waste a whole lot of time, try making a list of websites to help you waste time.
Regin, new computer spying bug, discovered by Symantec 23 November 2014Last updated at 13:32 ET Symantec researchers likened the bug to Stuxnet, a computer worm that targeted Iran's nuclear program A leading computer security company says it has discovered one of the most sophisticated pieces of malicious software ever seen. Symantec says the bug, named Regin, was probably created by a government and has been used for six years against a range of targets around the world. Once installed on a computer, it can do things like capture screenshots, steal passwords or recover deleted files.