A Look back at the year 2012.
It was a year of breakthroughs, adversity, accomplishments. And the web shared all of it. From the highest sky-dive to the fastest running man, a first vote or last mission, joys and tragedies, grumpy cats and flash mobs; whatever it is that we shared in 2012, here is a compilation.
In September 1956 IBM launched the 305 RAMAC, the first ‘SUPER’ computer with a hard disk drive (HDD). The HDD weighed over a ton and stored a ‘whopping’ 5 MB of data.
Via The Next Web
Watching the video above is like having déjà vu with what happen 6 months ago here in Kuwait. A 100KM winds in Lubbock, TX knocked down power lines and even flipped airplanes.
Kuwait march 25th 2011:
The video talks about how “Al Khwarizmi” invited the decimal and how he translated the Indian arithmetic.
The 32 year old Mohammed Ali fought 25 year old George Foreman for the heavyweight title on October 30th 1974 in Kinshasa Zaire (now called Democratic Republic of the Congo). This mach is considered to be one of the greatest sporting events in history.
The video shows round 8 of the fight, Ali was using his rope-a-dope technique for almost 7 rounds. He then unleashes hell with only 20 seconds to go in the round and knocks Foreman out regaining the heavyweight title once again.
Then there’s cyberbusiness. We’re promised instant catalog shopping–just point and click for great deals. We’ll order airline tickets over the network, make restaurant reservations and negotiate sales contracts. Stores will become obselete. So how come my local mall does more business in an afternoon than the entire Internet handles in a month? Even if there were a trustworthy way to send money over the Internet–which there isn’t–the network is missing a most essential ingredient of capitalism: salespeople.
That’s just an excerpt of a Newsweek article written in 1995. Its an interesting read.
I can never get enough of George W. Bush videos. How he became president of the USA we will never know, how he got re-elected is even a bigger mystery!
On January 14, 1991, Asrar Al-Qabandi was murdered. She was shot five times – four bullets to her chest and the fifth bullet between her eyes, and her head sliced in two by an axe as her body dumped in front of her family’s home by the Iraqi’s. This was the fate of one of the braveset women of Kuwait… of the world. She saved hundreds of Kuwaiti’s during the Gulf War, and came back to Kuwait to save more lives even though she knew the Iraqi’s had found out what she had done. This woman has been dead exactly 19 years. And this is the least we can do in saluting the woman who had died saving lives.
I recieved the above as a message yesterday and thought it would only be fitting we remember and recognize Asrar Al-Qabandi’s amazing feats and life saving actions.
Some of her other victories include smuggling weapons from Basra to Kuwait, money and more weapons from Saudi Arabia, single-handedly destroying the monitored telephones and communications set up by the Iraqis, providing targeted Kuwaitis with new ID’s to protect them from harm, providing foreign families with food and money, and taking care of 65 foreign hostages, risking a guaranteed execution.
Read this article to refresh your memory on some of the other stuff Asrar Al-Qabandi had accomplished in this time of vain and anguish.