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Spacewar!, and Mapping Gravity

The blog War is Boring has a brief shout-out to Spacewar!, the first video game. Programmed by a inventive group of graduate students to run on MIT’s Program Data Processor-1 (PDP-1), … 590 more words

Better know a Canadian functionary: the Dominion Geodesist

Land surveying in Canada falls under the purview of the Surveyor-General of Canada, as I’ve said before. But surveying depends on a lot of basic measurements and calculations of measurements of the Earth to take into account when surveying, things like differing sea levels or regional variances in the Earth’s gravitational pull or its magnetic field. 193 more words

The Adena Tablets of Ancient Ohio - The Kiefer Tablet

© 2014 B. L. Freeborn

The Kiefer Tablet was found in Miami County, Ohio. Some people think it represents a bird’s tail and feet which is a change from the phallic stigma most ancient artwork suffers under. 824 more words

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