In the comments under the previous entry about the apocalypse in Iceland, the people did not mind if I told about the unique original - Easter Island. I'll tell you a little.
There is one beautiful and exotic place on our planet: Easter Island. Now it is a practically barren land triangle in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, slightly larger than Kostroma. But this was not always the case, and about 500 years ago, this wilderness was the center of one of the most unusual civilizations in the world.
This civilization created its own pantheon, unique writing and remarkable moai monuments, but then it actually self-destructed, and by the time the Europeans arrived, only a couple of thousand inhabitants remained on the island, diving back into the Stone Age.
What happened? If you read the history of the settlement of the island (the first settlers arrived there on giant rafts, which were so huge by those standards that even "hare passengers" were buried there), then they had to go through a lot. For example, the first detachment of scouts that set off BEFORE the main "wagon train" disappeared into the ocean and for this received one of the iconic compositions on the island of 7 statues.
This is where our hero is at the moment.
Representatives of NASA and JPL immediately after the successful arrival of the rover to Mars gave a press conference, and then shared additional information - about the future fate of the rover. "Seven minutes of horror" did not frighten anyone (although it made them worry), but now the most interesting part begins - the exploration of the Red Planet.
We know where the rover is, but we want to see what surrounds it with our own eyes. And soon such an opportunity will present itself. Plus a lot more interesting things.
If you are launching a service on the Internet, there is always the temptation to offer a free plan to entice the public.
You think people will like it - and want to upgrade to a normal plan with full features. This is a big mistake. If a person is completely satisfied with the free tariff, then he will stay on it forever !
And it will demand from you reliable service, new functions and make claims. The less the user pays, the more noise he makes on social networks and the more support he requires. Negative reviews come from free users, not from paid ones (this is quite logical if you think about it).
In December 2020, IBM Research and Fujifilm presented a prototype of the LTO cartridge for 580 terabytes ... A small cassette with a magnetic tape holds information like several dozen ordinary HDDs or 120,000 DVDs.
Magnetic tapes appeared almost a century ago, and computer files have been recorded on them since 1952. Our mothers in Soviet research institutes also changed mainframe coils. And in 2021, tapes remain the cheapest drive, with storage costs about 6 times lower than HDDs. Since film has practically disappeared from the consumer market, many people don't even know how rapidly this technology is developing.
There are many examples of a man-made nightmare created by man in the world. What is more amusing, the current example is revered today as an example of avaricious northern beauty, although a thousand years ago it could have claimed the status of “northern paradise”. What is this example?
Iceland before the settlement of the first people was, for a minute, for a THIRD occupied by the forest. Yes, this forest consisted of Icelandic birch, not the best tree. But he was, and the first settlers-Scandinavians, who arrived in the midst of the climatic optimum, liked the island hefty.
A lot of free land, optimum + Gulf Stream - it's not too hot outside, of course, but not too cold. Forests, fresh water ...
The "extra" forests were the first to go for firewood - after all, the sheep need to be grazed somewhere. When firewood was not needed, the forest was simply burned. Then they began to cut down for the sake of wood, since the fin forest did not provide the island for it, and it was expensive to transport logs from the continent.
Microsoft is one of the few corporations founded decades ago and still one of the largest tech giants. Even with many technology wars, it has stood the test of time that has weeded out many of its competitors.
However, one of the first wars that the company still faces every day is the war against pirates. Software pirates sold millions of fake copies of Microsoft products or uploaded them to torrent sites.
How much does piracy cost to Microsoft?There are no official figures, but we can confidently say that the losses are expressed in billions of dollars.
Instead of imposing its own numbers (which would be detrimental to PR), Microsoft has adapted to informing businesses and consumers about possible losses from coiled software. Based on research conducted in 2014 Microsoft has released a publication collaborated with research firm IDC and the National University of Singapore.
An attempt by the ILV to "slow down" communication with Twitter resulted in local "Internet cataclysms"Unfortunately, any useful technical information on how exactly ILV decided to implement the what publicly stated, not so much. You can even say that it practically does not exist. So it remains only to speculate on the observations and available data.
From the observations at the moment, we have: scattered "local" messages that twitter really slowly opens (or does not open at all). Moreover, it seems that most of them concern a mobile application.
At the same time, at the same time, even through Rostelecom (by wire), Twitter itself opens quickly, and so does the video from its CDN.
Legislative initiatives, especially in the United States, have often become the subject of irrepressible controversy and sincere misunderstanding. So today I want to tell you about bill 246 - a legal act that was considered in the Senate of Indiana in 1897.
Three years earlier, rural physician Edward Goodwin (1825-1902), who considered himself a good mathematician, published an article in the American Mathematical Months in which he claimed to have solved the problem of squaring the circle.
The 7-Zip archiver does an excellent job of compressing data efficiently. It can be called a "Swiss knife" in the world of archivers. It supports various compression algorithms and a wide variety of data formats such as ZIP, gzip, tar and RAR. A separate plus is that the archiver is free.
The first version of 7-Zip was released on July 18, 1999; in a relatively short time, the archiver could become very popular. A relative disadvantage of 7-Zip is that there is only a version for Windows (official client). But now, after only 22 years, there is also a version for Linux, an official build from the developers.
As a rule, hackers try to lead a secretive lifestyle and maintain anonymity. Many succeed, but some of them are gaining popularity against their own will. This happened, for example, with Kevin Mitnick or Robert Morris. But there are other computer geniuses, about whose fate much less is known than about their exploits. One of these guys who left a noticeable mark in the history of world hacking was called Jonathan James. This is a man with a vivid but tragic life history that ended with an early and mysterious death.