Throwback Thursday

Clocks go forward – but why have we been doing this for 100 years?

British Summer Time starts on the last Sunday in March, with clocks going forward one hour at 1am in the UK – here’s the story why. 100 years anniversary No, it’s not because of a Time Lord, but it is because of a chap called William Willett who campaigned for British Summer Time (BST) from 1907 and the First World War. He wanted to stop people from wasting hours of light during summer mornings. Mr Willett proposed advancing the clocks…

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Microsoft Windows 95 – 20 Years Old!

Wow! The popular Windows 95 operating system is a fifth of a century old – having been released on 24 August 1995. A reported $300 million was spent by Microsoft during its advertising campaign to launch the then latest version of its operating system. There was the ad featuring the Rolling Stones’ song Start Me Up – a reference to the start button – and even a 30-minute video with Jennifer Aniston and Matthew Perry of Friends’ fame, according to Wikipedia. Ah, they…

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Pac-Man & 4 Other Video Games You Loved As A Kid!

You will love this list of classic video games and the memories they bring back! 1. Pac-Man  Released in 1980, it become a cultural and money-making phenomenon. Surely, one of the best games ever. 2. Mario Bros Who doesn’t love Mario and Luigi, the plumbers in one of the most famous video game franchises ever? The first game, Mario Bros, was released for arcades in 1983. 3. Tetris Anyone who ever had a Gameboy will remember this puzzle block game fondly from 1989…

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8 Computers From The 80s

Was the Commodore 64, an IBM, Apple, Amstrad or ZX Spectrum your first home computer way back in the 1980s? Click here to see this list of iconic computers 1. Commodore 64 Were you one of the kids who had the Commodore 64, while your mates had a Spectrum – and swore it was better? Well, it turns out that the Commodore 64 was one of the best selling home computers ever. It had up to 40% of the market for…

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