Ada Lovelace Day

Ada Lovelace was a 19th century amateur mathematician who is held up as a symbol for women in science. Her tale is a fascinating one and earned her not only acclaim as the ‘first computer programmer’ but a day honouring her and celebrating women in tech.

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Ada Lovelace Day

CBL Pictures: Scraped Away

How do you know you have left that software scan run for too long?
One half DIY, One half modern art, all disaster. This is a typical result of do-it-yourself done wrong.

See the full-size image after the jump…

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CBL Pictures: Scraped Away

Raptor Made out of Hard Drive Parts - Lab Catches NBA Finals Fever

Jun 10, 02:16 pm

Raptor Made out of Hard Drive Parts - Lab Catches NBA Finals Fever

Raptors fever in the lab: techs put heads together to make this. Wishing Toronto’s team good luck!

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Throwback: A Data Recovery That Had Everything From Russian Hackers to Ransomware

May 23, 12:54 pm

Throwback: A Data Recovery That Had Everything From Russian Hackers to Ransomware

Russian hackers? Ransomware before it was a thing? This recovery had everything.

Read this throwback newspaper story

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Black Hole: It Takes Big Data to See The Big Picture

Apr 11, 01:32 pm

Black Hole: It Takes Big Data to See The Big Picture

The first-ever image of a black hole was revealed to the world by an international team of researchers from the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project in a culmination of years of work, astronomy and computer science feats. How much data must you compute to get an image of something that’s 55 million light-years away, has a mass 6.5 billion times that of our own sun, from a network of 8 telescopes that combine to make a dish the size of the Earth?

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CBL Pictures: #10YearChallenge

Jan 25, 11:44 am

CBL Pictures: #10YearChallenge

Have you seen the social trend popping up the last few weeks using the hashtag #10yearchallenge? We liked seeing these and thought as we completed our 25th year recovering data we surely could also get involved with our own spin. Some of our followers online showed interest in learning more about exactly what was shown in the photo so here’s an expanded breakdown.

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Throwback: Gallery of Vintage Computers

Jan 24, 11:19 am

Throwback: Gallery of Vintage Computers

#Throwback Photographer Mark Richards’ tribute to vintage computers of the past ‘Core Memory’ features gems like this old DEC hard drive, and yes, an Apple Macintosh (Happy 35th birthday)

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