The great actor Tony Curtis died tonight. Born on July 3, 1925 as Bernard Schwartz, son of Jewish Hungarian immigrants, Curtis served in the U.S.A. Navy during World War II and after his discharge he studied acting at New York.
12 years ago Google was born from an idea developed since 1996 by Sergey Brin and Lawrence (Larry) Page at Stanford University. It was the time of great development for the web with the birth of various search engines: in the results the ranking was generally given by counting how many times the words appeared in the pages but Brin and Page developed their search project using a mathematical algorythm that analyzed the relationship between the web pages creating the famous Google PageRank.
Yesterday Facebook suffered from its worst problem in its history and for some hours it was difficult if not impossible to use it because of errors such as “Service Unavailable – DNS failure”. For a part of its many millions users it was panic: someone couldn’t tell the world what they would eat for their next meal and maybe they suffered from indigestion because of the stress, someone couldn’t upload their pictures they had just shot and couldn’t sleep because of it.
Today news arrives about Byron Moren being busted at New York JFK airport for possession of six kilograms of heroin hidden in his underwear and arrested. Considering that we’re talking about the airport that maybe has the tightest checks in the world you wonder how he thought he could get away with it.
On September 20, 1870 the Italian army open a breach near Porta Pia and conquered Rome. Technically the capital city was moved to Rome under a bureaucratic point of view in 1871 but symbolically it began the capital city on the moment it was conquered because that was the end of Italy’s reunification and not with any city but with the one that, whatever you think, is the most prestigious Italian city and one of the most prestigious cities in the world.