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Chain of Fools: Upgrading Through Every Version of Windows

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VideoSift shares a nine minutes and 49 seconds YouTube video showing "an experiment to see the effects of installing every major upgrade version of Windows, in order, on the same machine."

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Four/4 Site Seeing Links From the Temporary Domain Change Downtime

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If you can read this post, then that means the domain change was a successful. Let's get to the quality site links you missed:

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TASVideos -- A community dedicated to creating and publishing Tool-Assisted Speedrun (TAS) videos ...

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/. shares TASVideos -- "A community dedicated to creating and publishing Tool-Assisted Speedrun (TAS) videos -- emulator (and other tool) assisted run-throughs that resemble superhuman-like playing sessions -- of classic and modern video games."

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Two videos of old computer parts making music.

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Two geeky music videos made from old computer parts:

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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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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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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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I Am An Insane Rogue AI/Artificial Intelligence -- A Flash Game.

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Blue's News shares an addicting Flash game titled "I Am An Insane Rouge AI/Artificial Intelligence" on Free Web Arcade and Kongregate (official web site and has the newest/latest version with fixes/changes and new minor features) -- "Play as an evil, insane Rogue Artificial Intelligence/AI! Infiltrate facilities and hack Mainframes to take over the entire world. Choose between violent and pacifist approaches, and pick any combination of 25 powerful upgrades!"

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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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Gadgets Anatomy

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Dark Roasted Blend shares Mads Peitersen's Gadgets Anatomy on Trendland -- "What if technology were alive? That's what Danish artist Mads Peitersen thought while drawing these illustrations.

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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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"My Blackberry Is Not Working!" -- Ronnie Corbett and Harry Enfield star in this fruity sketch from The One Ronnie.

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VideoSift shares a hilarious two minutes and 53 seconds YouTube video showing a fruity sketch from a British sitcom, "The One Ronnie". It relates high/hi-tech gadgets and fruits.

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DO YOU THINK CAPS LOCK KEY, ON FUTURE COMPUTER KEYBOARDS, SHOULD GO AWAY/REMOVED?

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

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