calc.exe is now open source; there’s surprising depth in its ancient code

Enlarge (credit: jakeandlindsay) Microsoft’s embrace and adoption of open source software has continued with the surprising decision to publish the code for Windows Calculator and release it on GitHub under the permissive MIT license. The repository shows Calculator’s surprisingly long history. Although it is in some regards one of the most modern Windows applications—it’s an […]

Cruise ship secrets: Be wary of crew using THIS code word – it could mean there’s a fire

Cruise ships sail far and wide, from European destinations such as France and Germany to more exotic locations like the Caribbean. Cruises these days offer a host of luxuries, including onboard zip lining and water parks. But no matter how big or how opulent a cruise ship is, things can still go wrong. Brandon Presser […]

Air New Zealand Says It’s Honoring Biz Class ‘Special’ Fares to Australia — But There’s a Catch

Air New Zealand Says It’s Honoring Biz Class ‘Special’ Fares Advertiser Disclosure The credit card offers that appear on the website are from credit card companies from which ThePointsGuy.com receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site (including, for example, the order in which they appear). This site does […]

Elon Musk’s mission to solve LA’s ‘soul-destroying’ traffic problem has begun, but there’s turbulence ahead

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk made a brief public appearance late on Tuesday to unveil the first tunnel completed by the underground transit venture he launched two years ago. Musk has advertised the proof-of-concept tunnel as a first step toward developing a high-speed subterranean network capable of whisking vehicles and pedestrians. The new tunnel was excavated […]

Not dusted for good? There’s a sequel in the works for Doctor Strange

Enlarge / Benedict Cumberbatch will reprise his role as Doctor Strange, despite the events of Avengers: Infinity War. (credit: Marvel Studios) Avengers: Endgame doesn’t hit theaters for several months, but sources have told The Hollywood Reporter that a Doctor Strange sequel is already in the works. Spoilers follow for Avengers: Infinity War and Doctor Strange. Sure, […]

There’s a type of spider that produces milk for its babies because evolution is wild

portioid/iNaturalist CC BY-SA 4.0 Researchers in China studied Toxeus magnus, a species of jumping spider, and discovered that its mothers nursed babies with their own secreted “milk.” The milk has about four times the amount of protein typically found in cow’s milk. Scientists believe the female spiders developed this ability in response to food shortages […]

Elon Musk says there’s a ’70 percent’ chance he’ll move to Mars

Elon Musk has talked about personally heading to Mars before, but how likely is he to make the trip, really? Well, he just put a number on it. In an interview for the Axios on HBO documentary series, Musk said there was a “70 percent” chance he’ll go to Mars. There have been a “recent […]

‘Get me out, there’s fire!’: Nico Hulkenberg involved in horror smash at Abu Dhabi GP (VIDEO)

F1 driver Nico Hulkenberg’s Renault car spectacularly burst into flames and flipped over following a collision with French driver Romain Grosjean on the first lap of Sunday’s Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi. Fortunately, Hulkenberg emerged unscathed from the wreck, which occurred just moments after the chequered flag at the final Formula 1 race of the […]