Category Archives: Internet Will Eat Itself

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Three months ago, on the QT, tabby cat Nutmeg celebrated his 31st birthday, and rather than give up on his dreams and get a real job, he’s still lounging around at home on the shelf.

Nutmeg, who had a stroke last year, is a contender for world’s oldest cat,. His owners Liz and Ian Finlay claim he was about five years old when he showed up in their backyard in 1990.

Verifying it for Guinness World Records is proving a mite tricky, but it’s in the works.

If he’s not spoofing, Nutmeg beats out the current verifiable title-holder Corduroy, a kittenish 26 years old.

He’s aged very well, in fairness:

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‘sup?

World’s Oldest Cat is 31 – Bored Panda

A guy on Whatsapp writes:

If you go to Google translate EN>DE page and type in “a bad day for Europe” it outputs “a good day for Europe” in German. Not sure if its an AI source material scanning mistake or an easter egg from a rogue Google coder but it’s pretty odd – any other “a bad day for…” sentence gives the right translation.

Anyone?

Thanks Derek

Google Translate

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The original NeXT browser

20 years ago TODAY, CERN released the technology needed to run the WorldWideWeb freely available.

With this simple altruistic act, the information-based revolution began spawning entire industries that were not even conceived of even a few years previously.

By late 1993 there were 500 websites.

Today there’s somewhere in the region of 630 million.

Without this project spinning out of CERN, we would probably still prefer dogs and maybe look at things a little bit differently.

If you’re of a technical bent, you could even try and get the first web browser up and running (aside: it’s written in Objective-C which is used to write the vast majority of iOS apps).

H/T to Steven Troughton-Smith for the browser link

The first website