Seymour Cray Passes Away -- This is not strictly Macintosh-related, but we wish to note the passing of Seymour Cray on 05-Oct-96, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. Cray built the world's first transistor-based supercomputer in 1958 and is widely credited with the concept of Reduced Instruction Set Computing (RISC), which is the basis for the PowerPC and other modern microprocessors. Although Cray's business ventures weren't always successful (Cray Research was sold to Silicon Graphics a few years ago), he will likely remain one of the most influential figures in high-performance computing for some time to come. [GD]
Type Faster by Competing in Races
A fun way to improve your typing speed and accuracy is to join an online typing competition at typrX. This typing competition keeps track of your typing speed, while allowing you to compete against other people, either around the world in public races or with friends in private races. To set up a private race with your friends, follow these simple steps.
- Once you have a typrX account, click the Create Private Race button on the front page and you’ll be taken to the private race page.
- From there, copy the track code URL and send it to the friends you want to join the race.
- You can click the Delay Countdown button to add 10 seconds to the clock if you are waiting on your friend to join the race.