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Ten Billion Earths

Illustration Credit: NASA, F. Fressin (Harvard CfA)Explanation: How common are Earth-sized planets? Quite common, according to extrapolations from new data taken by NASA’s orbiting Kepler spacecraft. Current computer models are indicating that at least one in ten stars are orbited by...

Old School MS-DOS Viruses in Action (15 gifs)

Brain is the industry standard name for a computer virus that was released in its first form in January 1986, and is considered to be the first computer virus for MS-DOS. It infects the boot sector of storage media formatted with the DOS File Allocation Table (FAT) file system. Brain was written by two brothers, Basit Farooq Alvi and Amjad Farooq Alvi, from Lahore, Pakistan.

Let’s see more more MS-DOS Viruses in action. Now they may seem funny, but once they were seriously problematic for computer users.