O’ReillyNet tells the story of the FreeCiv game, a clone of the well-known Civilizations saga. Read the full story here.
If you have a CRT monitor (the most usual ones people with desktop computers have), you can broadcast your voice or simply favourite music. How? With Tempest for Eliza. The program moves the cathodic ray tube [CRT] of you monitor, and the interferences fall in the AM band. Incredible. Read comments at Slashdot.
Update: you can also use your motherboad to broadcast in the FM band… read Slashdot’s story or visit author’s page (web page seems not to work, Google seems not to have it in cache).
Another update: this page is full of info about Tempest: http://www.eskimo.com/~joelm/tempest.html
Ace’s Hardware carries a (very interesting) story about mounting a new webserver. It gives a general view of software and hardware, and gives some good points. Read it.
to hubble: to see thru the Hubble space telescope
full story and here is Slashdot‘s discussion
What happens if you get a bunch of academic computer scientists and implementors of languages such as Perl, Python, Smalltalk and Curl, and lock them into a room for a day? Find the answer at perl.com. Slashdot carries lots of comments.
Reuters is reporting that a new (and very big) blackhole has been discovered. Its mass is 14 times the mass of our Sun! Read the full news at Excite. Also read Slashdot’s discussion.
Everyday we read about problems with lack of energy, for instance, in California. Well, maybe Enron and General Electric didn’t know that your body can generate energy!.Read more in Barrapunto (in Spanish).
I’ve added a new section to this site: my wishlist. It has a list of presents I’d like to receive. BTW, remember that my birthday it’s on 7th December… You grasped it, didn’t you? 😉
Here you have the good news! Star Wars Episothe II (The Attack of the Clones) will be released in USA and Canada on May 16, 2002 and in Spain on May 17, 2002. Only one day later (remember that “Episode I: The Phantom Menace” was released three months later). And do not forget about The Lord of the Rings (Official site, fan site, Spanish official site), it’ll be released worldwide on December 19, 2001.
There is an unconfirmed claim for Mersenne prime #39 of over 3,500,000 digits, for which a considerable amount of money has been awarded. More info: Mersenne primes, Prizes and Primenet. Also this story in Slashdot.