Been meaning to post this: The Borland Developer Network Museum has antique versions of TurboPascal, Turbo C and Turbo C++ available for download. No support offered, not even a guarantee they will run on today’s systems. But these ‘abandonware’ products are available free of charge. For the curious or seriously geeky.
I’m not a big fan of bulletin boards or community forums, but this just might change my mind: The Asterisk* :: View Forum – Discuss an Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD)
Just a taste of what I’ve been reading about today. Spent a good deal of time reading through a bevy of energy/technology related links. Energy production is a common theme in these articles. From a harrowing vision of the near future where petroleum reserves dwindle, sparking mass starvation and global energy wars, to more optimistic visions of energy trends for the next decade from leading analysts, the focus is definitely on oil reserves and alternative energy sources.
A few of the more speculative stories feature the role nanotechnology can play in storage and supply of alternative energy. The Nobel winning chemist that discovered ‘Buckballs’ called the need to develop alternative energy nanotechnology’s most pressing mission. One critical need is to detoxify Buckyballs, which are quite poisonous when inhaled.