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But that was pretty cool how Steven Segal faxed for help using his Newton on that hijacked train in "Under Siege 2." You never know when you might need something less conspicous than a laptop.
-- Ratsnatcher

Life Before Unix

As many people are aware, the Earth existed before the World Wide Web. Oddly, the History of civilization extends far prior to the beginning of the Unix epoch on January first, 1970. How these strange primitive peoples existed without such vital tools as grep and awk, we may never know. But it behooves us to discover more about those strange ancestors of ours that lived before Unix.

Pigdog Journal Articles


The One I Feel Sorry For Is Joses
We've had a lot of Jesus coverage lately here at the PDJ. But let's face it, we're not exactly cutting-edge in this subject area. Jesus has been making headlines for, oh, I guess it's a couple thousand years now. Jesus is a very strong brand. Jesus has a lot of mindshare. -- Siduri


New World has Own, Strange Colloquialisms
This fascinating article from the 1883 Chambers's Encyclopedia provides a snapshot of late nineteenth-century British fascination with things American. -- The Compulsive Splicer


Look Out! Giant Cockroaches!
Just what you wanted to know: roaches have been on this planet since way before the dinosaurs. -- The Compulsive Splicer


Solar-powered Corpse Cooker
"When my grandmother died we took her to the Towers Of Silence. Four men carried the body into one of the towers. I heard the harsh cry of the vultures and knew that in a matter of minutes they would strip the flesh from the bones. The skeleton would then lie under the fierce glare of the tropical sun until it calcified, after which the powdery remains would be cast into a central well and seep into the Earth. I wasn't revolted because we have been doing it for centuries. And my grandmother wanted it this way." -- Homi Dastur, deputy executive secretary of the Hindu Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan -- Baron Earl


What do Computers and Skateboards have in Common?
They both sprang from the mind of John Mauchly that's what. -- Daemon Agent


Who built the Sphinx anyway?
Egyptological "conventional wisdom" says that the Sphinx was built by the same folks that brought you the pyramids. Not everyone agrees. -- The Compulsive Splicer


City Found Under Water
Divers off the shore of Egypt have found the ruins of a city under 20 feet of water. -- The Compulsive Splicer

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World's Oldest Ralph
Scientists say: "We believe this is the first time the existence of fossil vomit on a grand scale has been proven beyond reasonable doubt." -- Siduri


OS X on Intel -- Baron Earl



The Last Days of Netcom -- Baron Earl


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