The Imperial March on Eight Floppy Drives by MrSolidSnake745. You can download this and many more great floppy drive covers from his Bandcamp, so do it.
Back in 1980, Kellogg’s Australia celebrated The Empire Strikes Back with the Bounty Hunter (Bossk) Mask… plus recipes for Bounty Hunters and Skywalker Scrunchies (both cookies, you fools).
What an amazing interview with Grace Hopper on Letterman in 1986! She is such a witty human being, and a real genius.
Hopper is one of the most important people in the history technology, period. Working with early computers like the Harvard Mark I and the UNIVAC, she eventually created the first compiler for turning human readable programming language code into something a machine can understand. She popularized the notion of the computer “bug.” And she helped spawn a language, Cobol, the would lay the groundwork for all other languages over the years—and is still used to today.
Hands down the best lines ever spoken by a cylon, “Sir, if I may… I really think you should take a look at the other battlestar.” (from Living Legend)
Next year, the Model M turns 30. But to many people, it’s still the only keyboard worth using.
The nRd and gK duo are re-watching the original Battlestar Galactica so this cylon jack-o-lantern is definitely a contender for the season’s pumpkin.
Thought you were old-school for playing Everquest and Ultima Online? Step back, son: those games are spring chickens next to 1986’s premier virtual world: LucasFilm’s Habitat. Don’t fret if you haven’t heard of it — the Commodore 64-powered online world only lasted for two years and was exclusive to Quantum Link, an ISP that would eventually evolve into America Online. Habitat seems fairly basic by today’s standards, but it was a breakthrough in its own era, featuring support for thousands of simultaneous players in a self-governed virtual world. It’s gaming history, and Alex Handy, founder and director of the Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment in Oakland, is trying to revive it.
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