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Free HD Film: UFO’s the Secret History

UFOTV have many excellent full length documentaries freely available to watch on YouTube. This week here at Paranoid Android we have enjoyed the highly detailed history of the modern phenomenon that is ‘UFO’s: The Secret History’. A history that begins with Kenneth Arnold and the events that first coined the term UFO.

“Scrupulously accurate, intelligently conceived, UFOs: The Secret History is the thinking viewer’s guide to the puzzles and paradoxes of an extraordinary phenomenon that continues to haunt our times and trouble our dreams. It is also gorgeously filmed – a feast to eye and mind, a thrilling experience on every level.” according to Jerome Clark, author of the award-winning multi-volume UFO Encyclopaedia.

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A History of: The Turbo Button…

Does chasing the Crack-Dragon make life any better?

At the early dawn of computing there were three buttons that sat at the front of all PC’s, Power, Reset and Turbo.

The original IBM PC released in 1981 had a CPU clocked at 4.7hz, slow by today’s standards but for its day it was a beast and affordable. People very quickly learned to push the PC to its limits leading to the desire for more power – we always want more – this chasing of the Crack-Fox led to the creation of the myth of Turbo.

With more power – by 1986 the PC ran at 12mhz – came unexpected consequences, many games would run at frantic speeds – imagine Pacman on crack – Turbo was brilliant at speeding up CPU suckers, not so good at getting along though, with Turbo switched on CPU’s had a tendency to freeze. Compatibility was a serious problem. This was especially true for serious Apps such as word processors, with Turbo on they would crash at the least convenient time – before saving i usually found.

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