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* True Facts

  • post When was the first PC sold - 26 July
  • The first personal computers, introduced in 1975, came as kits: The MITS Altair 8800, followed by the IMSAI 8080, an Altair clone.

    Bill Gate...
  • post When was the first Cell phone used - 26 July
  • April 3, 1973But there were cell phones. Well, one anyway. On April 3, 1973, from a Manhattan street corner -- 6th Ave. between 53rd and 54th -- Motorola's Martin Cooper placed the world's first mobil...
  • post What year was the Internet Launched - 26 July
  • Access to the ARPANET was expanded in 1981 when the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded the Computer Science Network (CSNET). In 1982, the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) was introduced as the s...
  • post When was facebook Launched to the public - 26 July
  • The origins of Facebook have been in dispute since the very week a 19-year-old Mark Zuckerberg launched the site as a Harvard sophomore on February 4, 2004. Then called "thefacebook.com," the site was...
  • post What was the first sneaker produced for people to wear - 26 July
  • Around 1892, the U.S. Rubber Company came up with more comfortable rubber sneakers with canvas tops, called Keds. By 1917, these sneakers began to be mass produced.

* Things you should know

  • post Ferry schedule - 17 November
  • Southport - Fort fisher ferry schedule


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  • post Save money by changing to LED Lights - 30 July
  • LED light bulbs will eventually be what we use to replace incandescent bulbs – CFLs are a temporary solution to energy-efficient lighting. The reason LEDs have not yet displaced CFLs from the market ar...
  • post How to stop 5 digit number Text Messages - 30 July
  • In many cases you can just enter STOP in the reply and send. If that does not work you can have your carrier block all 5 digit text which are premium text service numbers. They Pay to send you those text.

* Breaking News

  • post U.S. Senate candidate Moore's wife says 'he will not step down' - 17 November
  • WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The wife of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama said on Friday her husband would not end his campaign in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations, dismissing reports about his past behavior toward some women as political attacks.
  • post Trump adds five conservatives to list of possible Supreme Court picks - 18 November
  • WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a move certain to please conservatives, President Donald Trump on Friday added five names to his list of candidates for a prospective U.S. Supreme Court vacancy as he presses ahead with a campaign to move the federal judiciary to the right.
  • post Alabama Senate election winner due to be certified in late December - 17 November
  • WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The outcome of Alabama's Dec. 12 U.S. Senate election probably will not be certified until Dec. 26 at the earliest, a state official said on Friday, making it unlikely the race will affect major year-end legislation in Congress including Republican tax cuts.
  • post Pro-trade Republicans get nervous that NAFTA talks could fail - 17 November
  • MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Pro-trade Republicans in the U.S. Congress are growing worried that U.S. President Donald Trump may try to quit the NAFTA free trade deal entirely rather than negotiate a compromise that preserves its core benefits.
  • post Cuban businesswomen seek Rubio meeting as U.S. policy bites - 17 November
  • HAVANA (Reuters) - An association of Cuban businesswomen has asked to meet with Republican Senator Marco Rubio of Florida to explain the impact on the country's nascent private sector of rolling back a detente in U.S. relations.
  • post Tax overhaul drama moves to Senate as House approves its bill - 17 November
  • WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans took important steps on Thursday toward the biggest U.S. tax-code overhaul since the 1980s, with the House of Representatives approving a broad package of tax cuts, and a Senate panel advancing its own version of the legislation sought by senior lawmakers and President Donald Trump.
  • post Trump starts paying his own legal bills on Russia probe: attorneys - 17 November
  • WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has begun paying his own legal bills related to the Russia investigation and will no longer cover the costs using political donations to his re-election campaign or the Republican Party, his attorneys confirmed on Friday.
  • post U.S. lawmakers seek more information from Trump son-in-law Kushner in Russia probe - 17 November
  • WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Jared Kushner's lawyer failed to give the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee documents President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser received about a "Russian backdoor overture and dinner invite," the committee's leaders said on Thursday.
  • post Pass-through businesses to see cuts under tax plan: Steven Mnuchin - 17 November
  • WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The majority of small businesses and non-corporate enterprises known as "pass-throughs" would see a significant tax cut under the Republican tax plan, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Friday.
  • post White House seeks $44 billion hurricane aid, far short of requests - 18 November
  • WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Friday said it had asked Congress for $44 billion in supplemental disaster assistance to help those hurt by recent hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico, Texas, Florida and the U.S. Virgin Islands, far short of the aid some officials have called for.