graphics controller and network protocol for UNIX-like systems

graphics controller and network protocol for UNIX-like systems

A historical example of graphical user interface and applications common to the MIT X Consortium's distribution running under the twm window manager: X Terminal, Xbiff, xload and a graphical manual page browser A modern example of a graphical user interface using X11 and KDE Plasma 5.16 The X Window System (X11, or simply X) is…

real number that informally represents the probability that a randomly constructed program will halt

This article is about the Ω constant from information theory. For the Ω constant from analysis, see omega constant. In the computer science subfield of algorithmic information theory, a Chaitin constant (Chaitin omega number)[1] or halting probability is a real number that, informally speaking, represents the probability that a randomly constructed program will halt. These…
Polish science fiction author, futurologist

Polish science fiction author, futurologist

Not to be confused with Stanislaw Ulam, a Polish-American mathematician and atomic weapons researcher. Stanisław Herman[2] Lem (Polish: [staˈɲiswaf ˈlɛm] (listen); 12 or 13 September 1921 – 27 March 2006) was a Polish writer of science fiction, philosophy, and satire, and a trained physician. Lem's books have been translated into 41 languages and have sold over…
They Write the Right Stuff

They Write the Right Stuff

The right stuff kicks in at T-minus 31 seconds.As the 120-ton space shuttle sits surrounded by almost 4 million pounds of rocket fuel, exhaling noxious fumes, visibly impatient to defy gravity, its on-board computers take command. Four identical machines, running identical software, pull information from thousands of sensors, make hundreds of milli-second decisions, vote on…
STEVE JOBS: OUT FOR REVENGE

STEVE JOBS: OUT FOR REVENGE

Credit...The New York Times ArchivesSee the article in its original context from August 6, 1989, Section 6, Page 23Buy ReprintsTimesMachine is an exclusive benefit for home delivery and digital subscribers.About the ArchiveThis is a digitized version of an article from The Times’s print archive, before the start of online publication in 1996. To preserve these…
‘Lords’ and ‘Knights’ defy Soviet authority, ‘pollute’ the airwaves

‘Lords’ and ‘Knights’ defy Soviet authority, ‘pollute’ the airwaves

London This is Cucumber calling, Cucumber calling.'' ''This is Radio Millimeter.'' ''This is Green Goat.''These are unusual radio call signs, launched into the highly restricted airwaves of the Soviet Union by unofficial pirate operators.Defying the state monopoly on broadcasting, the operators go out on the air using strong transmitters built from bits and pieces of…

WILL CABLE TV BE INVADED BY COMMERCIALS?

Credit...The New York Times ArchivesSee the article in its original context from July 26, 1981, Section 2, Page 25Buy ReprintsTimesMachine is an exclusive benefit for home delivery and digital subscribers.About the ArchiveThis is a digitized version of an article from The Times’s print archive, before the start of online publication in 1996. To preserve these…