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Bookmarks tagged with “history”

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The Pine Walk Collection's Stream

"DJ Sets from Fire Island Pines & New York City (1979-1999). These tapes were found in a recently purchased house on Pine Walk. There are over 200 tapes in total and they have been carefully digitized and remastered and offered to stream for free here on Mixcloud with permission from all of the living DJs we were able to contact. "

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readme.txt

"Titbits and curios from the video game mod archives. Curated by Alice O'Connor."

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How did Roman Aqueducts work? - YouTube

The aqueducts were awesome manifestations of the Roman knack for practical engineering on a monumental scale. This video explores how they were constructed and used.

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Infinite Mac

An instant-booting quadra in your browser

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Persepolis Reimagined

A lovely bit of historical storytelling, a tour of the ancient Iranian city of Persepolis.

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Firefox UI UX history

The evolution of the Firefox UI from Phoenix to now.

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Museum of Endangered Sounds

A collection of dozens of sounds from old technologies: Windows 95 startup sound, a rotary telephone, a dial-up modem, etc.

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Niche Museums

Find tiny museums near you

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MAGIC

"The MAGIC website provides geographic information about the natural environment from across government. The information covers rural, urban, coastal and marine environments across Great Britain. It is presented in an interactive map which can be explored using various mapping tools that are included."

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Until a Hundred Generations of People Have Departed

The Sandia National Laboratories nuclear waste warning translated to Old English and back.

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www.youtube.com

"How could a body of water as big as the Mediterranean just...disappear?"

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Ruffle

Flash Player emulator written in the Rust programming language.

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History of Mathematics Project

"A virtual interactive exhibit being developed for the National Museum of Mathematics in New York City"

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John Peel Roulette

Loads a random John Peel show at a random moment.

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Explore The Soane Museum

"On his death in 1837 Soane left his house and collection to the nation stipulating that it should be preserved as it was at that time and that it should be kept open and free for the public’s inspiration and education. A programme of meticulous conservation and restoration over the last 30 years will ensure it remains, as one of Soane’s friends described it, ‘permanently magical’ for generations to come. Explore Soane continues this ambition in a new, powerful way. We are using the latest in 3D technology to scan and digitise a wide selection of Museum rooms and objects – including Soane’s Model Room, and the ancient Egyptian sarcophagus of King Seti I."

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Wiki History Game

The board game Chronology in the browser.

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(mac)OStalgia

“(mac)OStalgia is exploring my 2021 work-from-home routine from a nostalgic perspective. How would have the same workflow looked like with the tools of today and the limitations of yesterday. Unreliable internet, little disk storage, macOS 9 and much more”

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Sounding the Sumburgh Foghorn - YouTube

"A foghorn or fog signal is a device that uses sound to warn vehicles of navigational hazards like rocky coastlines, or boats of the presence of other vessels, in foggy conditions."

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London Pub Details

A Flickr set for all those other features of pubs which aren't the signs or the insignia (identifying the brewery or PubCo), e.g.: architectural details, statues, or windows.

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The Technium: The Tiny Web

The history of the Whole Earth Catalog CD ROM.

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The Electronic Whole Earth Catalog : Stewart Brand, Kevin Kelly, Broderbund Software

"The Electronic Whole Earth Catalog is a very early CD-ROM presentation of The Whole Earth Catalog. Utilising HyperCard, The Electronic Whole Earth Catalog consists of over 9000 cards connected to one another with hypertext; essentially the web before the web existed, but offline! "

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MoMG: GiF GALLeRY

A collection of nearly 100,000 gifs.

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Seatback Safety

Airline safety cards

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Web Development History

Internet history for developers and the technically curious

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SwellMap’s albums | Flickr

A collection of weird and wonderful postcards.

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Lascaux Prehistoric Cave Art

"The discovery of the monumental Lascaux cave in 1940 brought with it a new era in our knowledge of both prehistoric art and human origins. Today, the cave continues to feed our collective imagination and to profoundly move new generations of visitors from around the world."

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35 Maps of History

"Some of the historical maps displayed above highlight how empires have risen and fallen throughout the centuries. We can learn how the Mongols once consumed a continent. We can see how Roman roads once stretched across Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. And we can marvel at how the Ottoman Empire came to spread across 2 million square miles."

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Map, history and facts about the Berlin Wall

Where was the Berlin Wall? See where it was with this interactive mobile-friendly map

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Passenger Search - The Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

"Welcome to our free Ellis Island Passenger Search database, home to 65 million records of passengers arriving to the Port of New York from 1820 to 1957"

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Aerial Archaeology Mapping Explorer | Historic England

"The Aerial Archaeology Mapping Explorer is a tool that displays archaeology that has been identified, mapped and recorded using aerial photographs and other aerial sources across England."

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T E X T F I L E S D O T C O M

"On the face of things, we seem to be merely talking about text-based files, containing only the letters of the English Alphabet (and the occasional punctuation mark). On deeper inspection, of course, this isn't quite the case. What this site offers is a glimpse into the history of writers and artists bound by the 128 characters that the American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) allowed them. The focus is on mid-1980's textfiles and the world as it was then, but even these files are sometime retooled 1960s and 1970s works, and offshoots of this culture exist to this day. "

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Playable Quotes for Game Boy

"This project offers the ability to create and share playable quotes of Game Boy games. A playable quote is a durable, delimited reference to a specific moment in a game along with a reference recording of how that moment can play out."

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Black Film Archive

"Black Film Archive is a living register of Black films. In its current iteration, it showcases Black films made from 1915 to 1979 currently streaming."

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404PageFound – Active Vintage Websites, Old Webpages, and Web 1.0

"404PageFound started in May 2009 with the goal of uncovering dated websites (generally from 1994-2001) that are still active and have avoided major updates."

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1800s Astronomical Drawings vs. NASA Images

"Trouvelot was a French immigrant to the US in the 1800s, and his job was to create sketches of astronomical observations at Harvard College’s observatory. Building off of this sketch work, Trouvelot decided to do large pastel drawings of "the celestial phenomena as they appear...through the great modern telescopes." What amazes me about these drawings is how detailed they seem to be—but I am no astronomer. I decided to investigate a bit further and pair them with NASA’s photographs, which were taken about 150 years after Trouvelot’s work to see just how precise his art really was."

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Sainsbury Archive

Packaging and history of the Sainsbury’s supermarket chain.

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Why is the English spelling system so weird and inconsistent?

"The English spelling system, if you can even call it a system, is full of this kind of thing. Yet not only do most people raised with English learn to read and write it; millions of people who weren’t raised with English learn to use it too, to a very high level of accuracy."

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Picture Oxon

Historic images of Oxfordshire and the Thames Valley from the 1850s to the present, including 300,000 catalogue records of images and 100,000 digital images

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The Core Web Platform Loop - Infrequently Noted

"…to make a larger market for the underlying product (some OS, browsers in general), the platform facilitates a vast range of apps and services by maximising developer reach from a single codebase at a low incremental cost. Those services and apps convince users to obtain the underlying products. This is the core loop at the heart of software platforms"

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Timeline of History

"View entire history on a zoomable timeline The Timeline runs from 10,000 BCE to present. You can pan, scroll and zoom, show and hide layers of historical events. At maximum zoom you can see separate days."

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Streetonomics

"The city can be thought of as an archeological site - all the historical layers are there, you just have to know how to access them. Computer scientists and cartographers have now associated thousands of street names with corresponding Wikipedia pages and have data mined these pages to investigate cultural phenomena reflected in naming streets after historical figures."

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