Geek Facts

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    Giant (32 ft) Xmas Tree Built Entirely out of Lego (video)

    This doesn’t have too much to do with computers or technology, but hey… it is almost Christmas. To celebrate the holiday season, Lego has built a giant Christmas tree in Sydney, Australia, complete with life-sized, surfboard-wielding Santa and sleigh. The tree, constructed from more than half a million blocks, stands nearly 10 meters (32.8ft) tall […]

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    Geek Facts Retrospective – The Geekiest Person

    This is the eighth in a series of articles looking back over ‘Geek Facts’. Today’s topic is the ‘Geekiest Person’. Each day last year, I posted a Geek Fact for that day. A Geek Fact is something geeky that happened on that day in history. I have to say that it was a pretty interesting […]

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    Geek Facts Retrospective – The Geekiest Month

    This is the fifth in a series about Geek Facts.  Today’s topic is the Geekiest Month. Each day last year, I posted a Geek Fact for that day.  A Geek Fact is something geeky that happened on that day in history.   I have to say that it was a pretty interesting exercise.  I learned many […]

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    Geek Facts Retrospective – The Geekiest Week

    This is the fourth in a series about Geek Facts.  Today’s topic is the Geekiest Week. Each day last year, I posted a Geek Fact for that day.  A Geek Fact is something geeky that happened on that day in history.   I have to say that it was a pretty interesting exercise.  I learned many […]

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    Geek Facts Retrospective – The Geekiest Day

    This is the third in a series about Geek Facts.  Today’s topic is the Geekiest Day. Each day last year, I posted a Geek Fact for that day.  A Geek Fact is something geeky that happened on that day in history.   I have to say that it was a pretty interesting exercise.  I learned many […]

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    Geek Fact for December 31st

    In 1974, Popular Electronics released its January issue, featuring the Altair 8800 computer on its cover. Two years later, Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems (MITS) announced that it had shipped over ten thousand Altair 8800 kits worldwide thus far. Learn more at http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?c=62&st=1.

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    Geek Fact for December 30th

    In 1924, 
astronomer Edwin Hubble announced that Andromeda was another galactic system outside the Milky Way. Originally thought to be a nebulae, Edwin Hubble was able to resolve images that showed individual stars. Learn more at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/databank/entries/dp24ga.html.