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May 6th, 2014, 23:44
… a day that pibbur is still in Phoenix, now participating in the SOA & FHIR Discovery day. It's also the day that he discovers that pibbur time is not fixed. While it was 9 times ahead of phoenix time, the last day seems to have migrated together. Whether it's pibbur time who has changed, or phoenix time that have become more Norwegian he can't say. The temperature has definitely not done so.

1536 – King Henry VIII orders English-language Bibles be placed in every church.Just like George Washington ordered that there should be a vacuum cleaner in every cellar.

1659 – A faction of the British Army removes Richard Cromwell as Lord Protector of the Commonwealth and reinstalls the Rump Parliament. No, I won't find out what kind of parliament that is.

1949 – EDSAC, the first practical electronic digital stored-program computer, runs its first operation. Practical in the sense that it fit within one single room.

It was built in a room on the top floor of a building that was once the dissecting room of the Cambridge University anatomy school. This historical association brought with it an advantage and a disadvantage. The advantage came in the form of a large goods lift that had been designed to carry two cadavers. The disadvantage became apparent in the summer when the formalin (used to preserve cadavers) that had impregnated the floorboards over the years was vaporised by the heat. The smell of the formalin vapour was, according to the inmates, very penetrating!

1954 – Roger Bannister becomes the first person to run the mile in less time than it took EDSAC to perform 156000 calculation steps.

On a serious noter: Today is exactly one year after 3 women was liberated afgter being kidnapped for 10 years in Cleveland.

Pibbur who doesn't understand what's so bad about the smell of Formalin. And who is a bit puzzled because his number of googles have decreased from 18800 to 18700 to 18500.

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