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A blog about life in general, in as many languages as I can manage. Ενα ιστολόγιο περι ζωής, πολυγλωσσο - σε όσες γλωσσες εχω μεράκι να γράψω.

The gameboy - hardware autopsy

This is a fun little video dissecting the Nintendo GameBoy.  As a kid I wouldn't have cared, however as an undergraduate computer science major this would have been fascinating to know back in the late 90s :-)  I remember programming in x86 assembly for one of my classes (and creating hardware for that same course that the code would run on!) :-)
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More humor... star trek Xtreme!

I was listening to Earl Grey, one of the Trek.fm podcasts, this past week, and the topic of discussion was about a fictions scenario, a what if they had made an animated series out of Star Trek: The Next Generation in the 90s once the live action series was off the air.  It was a pretty funny episode to listen to, especially if you've seen the mess that is Star Trek the animated series...well...and
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Video game music covers

I was listening to the VG Empire podcast the other day and the subject was music from the WarCraft games.  I've only really played Warcraft II back when I had my ol' trusty Performa 635CD, but the music from that game has stuck in my  head.   Recently I came across this cover of one of the songs that exemplifies that game's music for me :-).I remember playing a lot of this game...and
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Boat of love the next generation

Something humorous found on facebook recently. A little parody of Star Trek: The Next Generation as the Love boat.  This seems like an SNL sketch (from the time before I watched it).  Look at those uniforms! ;-)
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Μια πίτα σουβλάκι παρακαλώ!

Σήμερα το πρωί παρατήρησα πως στο google, όταν κάνεις μια αναζήτηση για το Supreme Court (το ομοσπονδιακό δικαστήριο των ΗΠΑ) το Google σου λέει πως μπορείς να υποβάλει παραγγελία μέσω foodler. Αναρωτιέμαι τι είδος κουζίνας έχουν ;-)
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Jurassic Trek files: Where's Pike?

This comic strip of Jurassic Trek makes fun of the multiple captains of the original Enterprise...(original archive here)
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Life sucks, and then you die

Μια σύντομη δημοσίευση για το φιλαράκι μας, τον Otto Boos, που μας άφησε πριν περίπου έναν μήνα. Η οικογένεια Boos, στο connecticut είναι στενοί φίλοι με την οικογένεια τις Χριστίνας Τα παιδιά τους μεγάλωσαν μαζί, και η πεθερά είναι καλές
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From the archive: the Apple iWalk

I love being reminded of rumors from yesteryear :-)  Back in the early 2000s there was a site called SpyMac which, as the name suggest, was a website that posted rumors about upcoming Apple products. I think that it also encouraged people to submit spyshots of new products, and hence potentially break their NDA.  The site no longer exists, but we still have some interesting fakes around
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iPhone backdoors

Last week in the news there was a lot of news around the government trying to strong-arm Apple into breaking into the iPhone of a terrorist shooter (the San Bernadino shooter), a device they have in evidence but it encrypted.  It seems that the government IT folks created this mess for themselves and now the government is looking for an excuse to have backdoors into our computing devices. 
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Voter Registration...

Last week on "last week tonight with John Oliver" the main investigative segment of the satirical news show was on voter ID laws. For those of you abroad, in the US you don't have to prove you are who you say you are in order to go vote. You can just go, give the person your street address, and your name, and they'll cross you off as having voted.  I've always found this a little odd, that in
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