Historical events

TV in Finland 60 years

Finland’s first television broadcast was seen 60 years ago. In 1954 Finnish radio engineers were concerned about the situation that other Nordic countries was already TV test transmissions (England TV started in 1946 and USA 1947). In the autumn of 1954 in connection with the proposal for the  Radioinsinööriseura (North Fire Radio Engineering Society) was

Java at 20

With Java hitting its 20th anniversary this week, so IT media is actively writing on Celebrating 20 years of juicy Java. Oracle is celebrating 20 years of Java, which was officially announced at the SunWorld conference in San Francisco on May 23 1995. The origins of Java go back earlier, Sun’s secret “Green Project” where

30 years of GNU Manifesto

The GNU Manifesto Turns Thirty page tells that it was March, 1985 when Richard M. Stallman published the GNU Manifesto in Dr. Dobb’s Journal of Software Tools. The GNU Manifesto is characteristic of its author—deceptively simple, lucid, explicitly left-leaning, and entirely uncompromising. Perhaps the most significant innovation in the GNU Manifesto is a method of

Rosetta lands on comet today

It is an interesting space science evening tonight because of Rosetta mission. You can expect a historic landing attempt to land a probe to comet. The ESA’s comet-chasing spacecraft Rosetta will send its lander Philae towards Comet 67P on Wednesday. The comet is hurtling through space at 135,000km per hour towards the Sun (500 million

Celebrating 10 Years of Firefox

Firefox web browser is 10 years old so Mozilla is Celebrating 10 Years of Firefox. As part of our anniversary, Mozilla excited to announce a special release of Firefox with new features that put you in control. We’ve also added a new Forget feature to Firefox: gives you an easy way to tell Firefox to