Tag Archive for Mac Linux

The World Wide Web is now 21 Years Old

Yesterday August 7, 2012 was the twenty-first anniversary of the first public World Wide Web posting on the internet by Tim Berners-Lee who worked at CERN in Switzerland. I wasn’t aware of this event but less than a year later I was introduced to MOSAIC the precursor to Netscape and in turn Firefox, which I…

Early Computing at Princeton

All Princeton Alumni get the magazine known as the PAW for the Princeton Alumni Weekly.  It’s not really a weekly any more but the name stuck.  The April 4, 2012 issue had two interesting articles about early computing.  Alan Turing *38 (the asterisk or star indicates a graduate degree and an apostrophe means undergraduate degree…

Bots

If your PC is a bot or has been attached to a bot network, it means that you have been infected with malware that puts your machine under the control of a master machine somewhere in the world.  There are claims that some bot-nets are composed of millions of PCs. There are two main uses…