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Will IBM's computer, Watson, win on Jeopardy? Poll ends on 2/16/2011.

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Yes.
57% (4 votes)
No.
29% (2 votes)
Who is/What is Watson?
14% (1 vote)
"What is Jepoardy?"
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 7
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Modems: 60 Years of Hooking Up -- A visual guide to the history of the modem, from the 1950s to today.

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Vintage Computing and Gaming shares its PC World slideshow (thirteen/13 slides) showing "Modems: 60 Years of Hooking Up -- A visual guide to the history of the modem, from the 1950s to today. How far we've come.

For anyone who experienced it, the screeching hiss of a modem handshaking over copper phone wires is unforgettable. The technology may have tied up the family phone line, but modems were the gateways to a fascinating digital world parallel to our own.

In the slides that follow, we'll look at modem history from its genesis in the 1950s to the present. An immense range of modems have appeared over the years, so this slideshow is by no means comprehensive. However, it offers a quick survey of nonwireless modem history..."

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Oregon Trail: How three Minnesotans forged its path.

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City Pages has a five pages/one print page (will prompt), with a visual history, titled "Oregon Trail: How three Minnesotans forged its path" that show how this educational/edutainment game was one of the most popular educational games of all time...

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Mobile Phone Evolution: Nesting Cellular/Cell Phones

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Neatorama shows one of Kyle Bean's portfolio of "Mobile Evolution -- Miniaturisation in the style of a Russian Doll".

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K.O.L.M and K.O.L.M.I.A.M. -- Two Flash games of a robot.

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Blue's News share a Flash game titled "K.O.L.M.I.A.M." on Ponged and Armor Games -- "You are given one minute to complete each before you explode." "Grab the powerups and use them to get to the exit before time expires."

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Duke Nukem: Forever trailer and a release date!

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VideoSift and Kotaku share a two minutes and 33 seconds YouTube video of Duke Nukem Forever (DNF) trailer and an announcement that the game will finally be released on May 5/6th, 2011.

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Ten/10 Western Games and Trends That Never Caught on in Japan

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This three pages Dorkly article tells the "ten/10 western games and trends that never caught on in Japan" -- "In the olden days of gaming, everything worthwhile came out of Japan, as did all of the console manufacturers.

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An old xkcd comic strip: Flash games versus/vs. the most powerful game systems.

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Your overlord agrees with this old xkcd comic strip on web browsers' Flash games versus/vs. the most powerful game systems these days. Your overlord wasted a lot of hours today with them and was supposed to be doing other productive things.

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2000 Versus/Vs. 2010: How the world has changed.

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Blue's News and Laughing Squid share an io9 infographic showing "how the world has changed" between years 2000 and 2010 -- "It's hard to believe how much the world has transformed in the past decade -- but our handy infographic tells the whole story...

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Once upon a time... vintage technologies: Cute French-speaking kids try to make sense of technology from the 1980s/80s.

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Boing Boing shares a three minutes and 25 seconds YouTube video showing children/kids from a school in Québec, Canada, in front of 1980s/80s and 1990s/90s generation technologies. They have to find what are those objects used for.

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The progress bar illusion.

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VideoSift shares a 49 seconds New Scientist video showing a "progress bar illusion. Visual illusions can make download status bars look faster than they really are."

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A Dilbert comic strip with old farts.

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This Dilbert comic strip makes fun of old farty workers like your overlordy

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A history of computing flamewars--in handy graph form!

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Blue's News share an Arstechnica article on "a history of computing flamewars—in handy graph form!"

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Which smartphone do you have or prefer to buy?

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Seven/7 Most Catastrophic World of Warcraft/WoW Moments

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Blue's News share a seven pages Wired article (one page), with embedded videos, showing the "seven/7 most catastrophic World of Warcraft (WoW) moments" -- "... some truly unplanned cataclysms have rocked World of Warcraft in the game's six-year history.

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Are you getting/Did you get World of Warcraft (WoW): Catacylsm?

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Do you prefer a single huge monitor screen or a multiple smaller sized monitors?

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Windows Oddities: 25 Years of Microsoftian Weirdness

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Vintage Computing and Gaming shares a fourteen pages/slides Technologizer article showing "Windows Oddities: 25 Years of Microsoftian Weirdness -- Contrary to popular belief, Windows is far from boring. Dig below the surface, and you'll discover a stranger side to the world's most popular operating system. It's filled with twisted homages, forgotten platforms, and dead ends. In a word, it's full of oddities.

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