Can a cat answer a User Agreement? What happened this time of year in Geek history, Pong 1974, Apple.com 1987 and much more.
Wanted that terabyte hard drive for your stuff? Too bad! Legislators in Congress would rather you kept WiFi access logs instead.
Has IE6 found itself up against the wall as the revolution comes?
Don’t like the terms with which Apple sells your music? Be like “The Presidents of the United States” and release an iPhone app that plays just your albums.
Nolan Bushnell is issued a patent for a “video image positioning control system” for his Pong home video game system. (US No. 3,793,483) Read more about Pong. View the patent at Google.
February 18 Television signals are successfully transmitted from Washington to New York via AT&T coaxial cable.
Cats agreeing to EULAs:
“As he is not a legal entity, I don’t really know how kitty’s agreements would stand up in court, but I like to think he would be responsible for any breaches of contract, assuming the agreement is even enforceable. After all, he is not even of legal age, at least in human years.”
Under fire from tens of thousands of users, the social networking site Facebook said early Wednesday it is reverting to its old policy on user information — for now.
According to a case described in the medical journal Sleep Medicine, a 44-year-old sleepwalker logged onto her computer and emailed out party invitations to friends. Fortean Times magazine looks at this case and several other bizarre episodes of somnambulism. From Fortean Times:
“Hackers are exploiting an unpatched security hole in current versions of Adobe Reader and Acrobat to install malicious software when users open a booby-trapped PDF file, security experts warn.”
February 20th 1982, Mr. Ken Chevalier, 16, scores 12900000 points on BATTLEZONE by Atari Inc. after playing the game for 12 hours at the Star Station 101 arcade in …
The 100 Oldest Currently Registered .COM Domains (last updated 1/25/2003) … 02/19/1987, APPLE.COM. 03/04/1987, NMA.COM. 03/04/1987, PRIME.COM …
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