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 UWA week 39 (2nd semester, week 9) ↓
SVG not supported 4:09am Sun 24th Sep, Christopher M.

"Where do UNIX manpages come from? Who introduced the section-based layout of NAME, SYNOPSIS, and so on? And for manpage authors where were those economical two- and three-letter instructions developed?" https history.html

 UWA week 38 (2nd semester, week 8) ↓
SVG not supported 5:00am Fri 22nd Sep, Christopher M.

Why ? Why not x, or X ? https questions 2935 why-do-programming-languages-use-the-asterisk-for-multiplication

SVG not supported 3:30am Wed 20th Sep, Christopher M.

"On September 27, 1983, a computer scientist named Richard Stallman announced the plan to develop a free software Unix-like operating system called GNU, for "GNU's not Unix." GNU is the only operating system developed specifically for the sake of use...

 UWA week 37 (2nd semester, week 7) ↓
SVG not supported 7:23pm Mon 11th Sep, Christopher M.

"... claims the UNIX OS was written in only 13K lines of code. Which seems a remarkably low number. Is it true, and if so how did they manage it? Seems completely antithetical to the monolithic monstrosities we know operating systems to be today." ...

 UWA week 36 (2nd semester, mid-semester break) ↓
SVG not supported 6:13am Tue 5th Sep, Christopher M.

The Evolution of Computing From 8-bit to 64-bit "In the early days of computing, the alignment of bit lengths to powers of two wasn't always a given. Nonetheless, many early computers embraced these dimensions. The highest value a CPU could address i...

 UWA week 35 (2nd semester, week 6) ↓
SVG not supported 5:10am Tue 29th Aug, Christopher M.

"Vannevar Bush, a professor at MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology wanted to solve differential equations. Now, remember, in those days there weren t computers like we have today. Everything had to be done by hand or with mechanical devices...

SVG not supported 4:56am Tue 29th Aug, Christopher M.

"Every era of computing has its standout stars. The brains behind our beloved machines, the Central Processing Units (CPUs), have shaped technological advancement. Here's our list of the ten most influential CPUs that have left their mark on history ...

SVG not supported 5:58am Mon 28th Aug, Christopher M.

"Just over three decades ago, Linus Torvalds sowed the seeds for Linux by sending an email detailing his plans to develop a free OS" https on-this-day-in-1991-linus-torvalds-announced-linux

 UWA week 34 (2nd semester, week 5) ↓
SVG not supported 5:55pm Sat 26th Aug, Christopher M.

An annotated history of some character codes or ASCII American Standard Code for Information Infiltration "This document is about character codes, specifically a history of ASCII(1), the American Standard Code for Information Interchange, and immediate...

SVG not supported 5:49pm Sat 26th Aug, Christopher M.

The History of the First Computer Shell "BASH? PowerShell? It all traces back to 1963. And the work of an amazing Frenchman, CTTS, and Multics." https post 2853097 the-history-of-the-first-computer-shell

 UWA week 31 (2nd semester, week 2) ↓
SVG not supported 6:05am Fri 4th Aug, Christopher M.

Tracing the Lines From the Telephone to Unix https p history-of-unix "Starting in 1925, and still around 98 years later (albeit with a few name changes), Bell Labs has done some incredible things during its lifespan. Propelled ...

 UWA week 30 (2nd semester, week 1) ↓
SVG not supported 12:30pm Tue 25th Jul, Christopher M.

Wow, they just don't make Computer Scientists like this anymore https watch?v dirjtPAlZPM

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