How People Used to Download Games From the Radio | Kotaku UK

Downloadable games are the format of the future, but they’re not a modern invention. Eager computer users were downloading wirelessly over 30 years ago.

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Blue plaque – Βικιπαίδεια

Η Blue plaque είναι μία μόνιμη επιγραφή που τοποθετείται σε δημόσια μέρη, του Ηνωμένου Βασιλείου και συνδέει μία τοποθεσία με έναν διάσημο άνθρωπο ή ένα γεγονός.

Οι πρώτες τιμητικές πλακές τοποθετήθηκαν στο Λονδίνο, τον 19ο αιώνα, σε σπίτια ή σε χώρους εργασίας διάσημων ανθρώπων. Η τοποθέτηση τιμητικών πλακών, συνεχίζει και υφίσταται έως και σήμερα.

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Virtual Tours | Destinations | You Go Culture

Each destination is developed on the basis of its important cultural heritage (Myth) and its contemporary life (Experience). Points of Interest (POI) are recorded, having as a reference point archaeological sites or places of cultural/ touristic significance. Just click on your point of interest and start your journey. Get insights and tips, inspire yourself and enjoy a unique journey!

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Who really invented the selfie? – DIY Photography

Selfie is a social phenomenon that probably won’t go away anytime soon. Many of us remember the times without the internet and social media with selfies all over them. But were there ever the times without selfies? The BuzzFeed crew decided to research it, and they share their findings in this humorous video.

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Game and Software Preservation

ClassicReload was setup for preservation of 5,000+ old retro abandonware games and abandoned OS/interfaces that you can play online right in your web browser for education and research purposes. There is just something magical about the old DOS games that just brings back memories and takes many of us back to our childhood or a time when things were simpler and just as much fun without all the animation that is the standard these days. These games were from a time when there were so many different types of PC’s on the market that all had different hardware. You will notice that many of the games will let you change sounds cards, graphics cards etc. There was so much change in the 80’s and 90’s with DOS games and many seem to be all but forgotten, but we have them here! (If there is a game missing shoot us a message and we’ll put it up.)

This website was not only setup to try to preserve these games, but also to make them playable for free on modern desktop computers, tablets and phones. Before you get started make sure that you are using the latest Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. […]

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Halifax Explosion – Wikipedia

The Halifax Explosion was a maritime disaster in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, on the morning of 6 December 1917. SS Mont-Blanc, a French cargo ship laden with high explosives, collided with the Norwegian vessel SS Imo in the Narrows, a strait connecting the upper Halifax Harbour to Bedford Basin. A fire on board the French ship ignited her cargo, causing a large explosion that devastated the Richmond district of Halifax. Approximately 2,000 people were killed by the blast, debris, fires or collapsed buildings, and an estimated 9,000 others were injured. The blast was the largest man-made explosion before the development of nuclear weapons, releasing the equivalent energy of roughly 2.9 kilotons of TNT (12,000 GJ). […]

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BBC – Future – The female code-breakers who were left out of history books

Over the last 100 years, women have had significant, high-level roles in breaking secret codes – from Nazi ciphers to the secret messages of Al Capone’s gang.

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Found: An Iraqi City, Established by Alexander the Great and Forgotten for Millennia – Atlas Obscura

Satellite and drone photos clued archaeologists to its existence.

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