Monday, February 20, 2012

The Only Recording of Someone Born in the 18th Century

The Atlantic has an article about a recording recently found in the Edison archives.  The recording was made in 1889 and includes the voice of German military strategist Helmuth von Moltke who was born in the year 1800.  There is a link in the article that will let you listen to the recording.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


According to if you divide 1 by 998,001 you get:


The three digit numbers in the decimal continue until 999 though they skip 998.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Domesday Book is Online for Free

The Open Domesday Book puts all the data from the 1086 AD book on the Internet with maps of all of the mentioned locations.  It also includes images of the original text. 

The Domesday Book was commissioned by William the Conqueror and was a survey of all of the landholdings in his new British domain.

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Camera-less iPhone Available in Singapore

According to Engadget, Apple in Singapore have released a special iPhone that does not have camera.  This is because the Singaporean military does not allow its members to use phones with cameras.  The wrinkle here is that Singapore still has conscription and the young men doing their two years service are a prime market for expensive cell phones (and cellphone service).