Technology

Wikipedia, the collaborative multilingual encyclopedia, was born on January 15, 2001. The term wiki means quick in Hawaiian and in informatics it was adopted to describe a technology for creating collaborative websites. The term wiki was joined to encyclopedia to form Wikipedia so the term means fast culture.

During the week end the rumor that Facebook is going to close on March 15 started spreading. It seems that an on line tabloid started this rumor reporting alleged statements from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who allegedly stated that running the site has become too stressful. Well, considering that the same site reports that aliens are going to attack the Earth during this year that’s not prticularly shocking news.

It’s been one month since my transition to digital terrestrial television after the switch off in my region. Initially I did a new channels automatic scan and store almost every day to check if there were new ones and if some of them changed number. After some days I started doing it only once a week because I noticed that at that point the problems I initially had with some national channels had disappeared and sometimes no new channels appeared.

Yesterday, people using Skype, the world leader solution in VoIP phone calls, started having big connection problems that left many millions with the impossibility to use Skype for their calls.

An image of the Voyager probes route

After travelling for more than 33 years the Voyager 1 probe reached the # boundaries of the solar system: so far in fact the solar wind that hit it travelled at supersonic speed but in the border zone called “termination shock” reached by the probe it slows down until it stops.