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Web Design Then and Now

All these reminders of the past on Facebook makes me laugh!

When I started web design I used a 56.6Kbps modem and you couldn’t use the internet at the same time as the phone… Video was pretty much a non starter… Facebook was a dream. Google hadn’t begun. Everyone used AOL and Yahoo for search. Browser wise it was Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator. Firefox

My connection now is 150Mbps and I can make multiple video calls across the internet without affecting the phone line..

To give you some idea of the difference… 56.6 Kbps = 0.0566 Mbps my connection is now 19 times faster.

As for space my computer then had a 250Mb Hard Drive and 8Mb of memory…. it also weighed almost as much as I did and you had to be careful lifting it.

today the hard drive is 400Gb equivalent to 460,800Mb and the memory is 3Gb which is the equivalent to 3,072Mb!!

Sitting on my desk is 512Gb portable USB drive the size of a pack of cards… the equivalent to 524,288Mb. On my keys is a 64Gb USB key which holds 260 times as much data as the original PC.

This post orginally appeared at http://elliottrodgers.com/2015/web-design-now/

Funny 404 Pages

A 404 page is what should appear if you try and access a page that doesn’t exist.

Nasa 404

NASA 404

NASA has a seriously nerdy but very funny 404 page, NASA 404 page.
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World Record Basketball Throw 415 ft!!

Every so often we encounter a video throw is so unbelievably amazing that it deserves to go viral.

They made a World Record Basketball throw off the Gordon Dam in Tasmania, into a standard basketball hoop from a height of 126.5 metres or 415 feet!!

Absolutely incredible.

Puppy Power

We love this video of someone working out with their dog, it’s incredibly sweet. Videos like these deserve to go viral.

Cheetah robot runs and jumps

At MIT, a robotic cheetah that can run at 18 miles per hour has now got the ability to jump. The robot, which has been named “Cheetah 2”, is the first four-legged bot to autonomously run and jump over obstacles.

The robot doesn’t need to be told to At MIT, a robotic cheetah that can run at 18 miles per hour has now got the ability to jump. The robot, which has been named “Cheetah 2”, is the first four-legged bot to autonomously run and jump over obstacles.

The robot doesn’t need to be told how to jump over something – it’s software detects and analyses hurdles, to jump at the exactly right moment to clear the obstacle.

50 Shades of Tory

Since the election of the Tory Party last week, a parody twitter account has sprung up 50 Shades of Tory using the 50 Shades of Grey meme.
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