Computer Science

North Korea has its own Linux distribution, Red Star 05
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North Korea has its own Linux distribution, Red Star 05


Development started in 1998 at the Korea Computer Center (KCC). Prior to its release, computers in North Korea typically used Ubuntu

 



In 2008, hackers gained access to Terra, a NASA satellite
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In 2008, hackers gained access to Terra, a NASA satellite


The hackers accessed the control and command systems but did not issue any commands

 



The "bicoloration of the triplets of Pythagora" is solved
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The “bicoloration of the triplets of Pythagora” is solved


The supercomputer Stampede took two days to determine a negative answer

 



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This 1964 modem still works!


But it takes more than a minute to load a Wikipedia page

 



Surf the mesh!
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Surf the mesh!


When he invented the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee considered “TIM” (The Information Mesh) as a potential name.

 



India used an 'internet kill switch' in Kashmir in 2014
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India used an ‘internet kill switch’ in Kashmir in 2014


In March 2014, India used an 'internet kill switch' to shut down the internet in parts of Kashmir to prevent separatists from addressing a United Nations Human Rights Council sideline event via video link in Geneva.