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Broadband Speeds Are BS, FCC Study Shows

Just like you’ve suspected/known all along, the “up to” broadband speeds providers offer – “up to 10 mbs!” – are nigh unattainable. A new FCC report finds that broadband users are, on average, only getting half of the advertised “up…

Skip the Ads on YouTube by Refreshing the Page [Annoyances]

Whether you don’t have the time or just can’t stand to sit through another 15- to 30-second ad before your YouTube video loads, reader DannyBR points out a simple solution. More »

The Atanasoff-Berry Computer In Operation

I liked a YouTube video: [Recorded: 1999]
The Atanasoff-Berry Computer (ABC) occupies a special place in the history of computing in part for its technical accomplishments but also for being at the center of a landmark legal case. It was built by Iow…

Geek Orthodox: Stained Glass Windows To The Nerd Soul

[ By Steve in Gadgets & Geek Art, Games & Gaming, Various Uncategorized. ] Stained glass… this ancient and ethereal medium combining art with engineering has long been associated with churches, cathedrals and other such houses of the holy. Times have changed, however, and this iconic art form with roots in medieval times is being [...]