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Archive for April 1st, 2018

Exclusive: The Silicon Valley quest to preserve Stephen Hawking’s voice – San Francisco Chronicle

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/04/01

Long read: [WayBackExclusive: The Silicon Valley quest to preserve Stephen Hawking’s voice – San Francisco Chronicle

Eric Dorsey, a 62-year-old engineer in Palo Alto, was watching TV Tuesday night when he started getting texts that Stephen Hawking had died. He turned on the news and saw clips of the famed physicist speaking in his iconic android voice – the voice that Dorsey had spent so much time as a young man helping to create, and then, much later, to save from destruction. Dorsey and Hawking had first met nearly 30 years earlier to the day. In March 1988, Hawking was visiting UC Berkeley during a three-week lecture tour. At 46, Hawking was already famous for his discoveries about quantum physics and black holes, but not as famous as he was about to be.

Via: [WayBack] Steven Hawkings last voice was a Pi.  – Tim Rowledge – Google+

–jeroen

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Google Maps: Where’s Wally

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/04/01

2018-04-01 Google Maps: Where’s Wally.

Find one of these in all levels:

  • Wally (or Waldo for USA and Canada peeps)
  • Wenda
  • Woof (usually by tail)
  • Whitebeard
  • Oldlaw

See Waldo again [WayBack]

  1. On your computer, open Google Maps.
  2. Click Menu Menu and then Location sharing.
  3. Point to Waldo.
  4. Click Show on map.

Play Where’s Waldo in Google Maps

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