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    1959 Integrated Circuit Jack Kilby of Texas Instruments filed a patent for a "Solid Circuit" made of germanium on February 6, 1959. The integration of large numbers of tiny transistors into a small chip was an enormous improvement over the manual assembly of circuits using discrete electronic components.


    1964 Operating System IBM rolls out the OS/360, the first mass-produced computer operating system. Using the OS/360, all computers in the IBM 360 family could run any software program. Already IBM is a giant in the computer industry, controlling 70% of the market worldwide.

    1965 Minicomputer Digital Equipment introduces the PDP-8, the world's first computer to use integrated circuit technology. Because of its relatively small size and its low $18,000 price tag, Digital sells several hundred units.

    1970 Optical Fiber Corning Glass announces it has created a glass fiber so clear that it can communicate pulses of light. GTE and AT&T will soon begin experiments to transmit sound and image data using fiber optics, which will transform the communications industry.


    1983 Internet The first TCP/IP-wide area network was operational by January 1, 1983, when the United States' National Science Foundation (NSF) constructed a university network backbone that would later become the NSFNet. (This date is held by some to be technically that of the birth of the Internet.) It was then followed by the opening of the network to commercial interests in 1985. As of March 10, 2007, 2.114 billion people use the Internet, according to Internet World Stats, for many uses including e-mails and accessing the World Wide Web.

    1988 Graphic User Interface Apple creates the first modern GUI.


    Rossco, is there a way to automatically thank Americans (a thank you hack) - when ever another nationality logs on to the board?

    It's the right thing to do!

    Peace, brotherdoobie

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    You should be thanking whoever invented the real merkin



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    Never! Only a boorish lout would cover a pooter.


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    Don't forget a thank you hack for Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee for inventing the World Wide Web.

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    Of course! Thank you, Timmy - for the window dressing.


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    Will we having a "Fuck-you" hack for when the 'merkins break the internet with all their RIAAs, MPAAs, removal of network neutrality and destruction of anything that might protect privacy?

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    If/when that happens... I'll renounce my citizenship, move to Canadia and open a gay bar - that serves only the blacks!

    Welcome to the Undercover Brother Club.

    "It's all on the down low"

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    Last edited by brotherdoobie; 06-21-2007 at 09:40 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brotherdoobie View Post
    Of course! Thank you, Timmy - for the window dressing.


    -bd
    That's "Sir Timmy" to you.


    “It’s not the will to win that counts - it is the will to prepare”

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    Quote Originally Posted by brotherdoobie View Post
    1959 Integrated Circuit Jack Kilby of Texas Instruments filed a patent for a "Solid Circuit" made of germanium on February 6, 1959. The integration of large numbers of tiny transistors into a small chip was an enormous improvement over the manual assembly of circuits using discrete electronic components.


    1964 Operating System IBM rolls out the OS/360, the first mass-produced computer operating system. Using the OS/360, all computers in the IBM 360 family could run any software program. Already IBM is a giant in the computer industry, controlling 70% of the market worldwide.

    1965 Minicomputer Digital Equipment introduces the PDP-8, the world's first computer to use integrated circuit technology. Because of its relatively small size and its low $18,000 price tag, Digital sells several hundred units.

    1970 Optical Fiber Corning Glass announces it has created a glass fiber so clear that it can communicate pulses of light. GTE and AT&T will soon begin experiments to transmit sound and image data using fiber optics, which will transform the communications industry.


    1983 Internet The first TCP/IP-wide area network was operational by January 1, 1983, when the United States' National Science Foundation (NSF) constructed a university network backbone that would later become the NSFNet. (This date is held by some to be technically that of the birth of the Internet.) It was then followed by the opening of the network to commercial interests in 1985. As of March 10, 2007, 2.114 billion people use the Internet, according to Internet World Stats, for many uses including e-mails and accessing the World Wide Web.

    1988 Graphic User Interface Apple creates the first modern GUI.


    Rossco, is there a way to automatically thank Americans (a thank you hack) - when ever another nationality logs on to the board?

    It's the right thing to do!

    Peace, brotherdoobie
    Worst rod ever, ffs.

    A "We're really sorry we're screwing up the world and trying to take credit for everything"-hack to be sent to every nationality but americans when a merkin logs in would be hawt, however.

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    We're only asking for a small thank you. Don't they teach manners in what
    ever faggy little country you're from?


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