In This Issue: Tilting Universal TV Mount for 36″-65″ TV or Monitor | Computer Bugs | News to Start Your Day
On May 11th, National Twilight Zone Day features mysterious twists and turns highlighted with eerie background music and unexplainable occurrences. The television show The Twilight Zone was created, written, and narrated by Rod Serling. The episodes were wildly popular, stretched the imagination, and captivated viewers. Are you a big fan?
The CK Daily – Celebrate Good Times…Come on!
Happy Tuesday! Is it just me or does it feel like the weekend flew by!? My weekend was packed full of celebrations which made it a lot of fun! We got to celebrate my niece’s first birthday on Saturday and I’m pretty sure there are few things in life that bring more joy than watching a baby enjoy the heck out of their smash cake! It took her a second to figure out what to do, but once she realized there was a whole cake in front of her she went for it! She was all about that icing and she wore it proudly! Needless to say, a bath was in order immediately after the cake smashing!
On Sunday we got to celebrate Mother’s Day by throwing a little dinner for my mom here at the house. The entire family was able to make it and we had lots of good food and fun! I think she really enjoyed it!
The celebrations even extended into this week as we got to celebrate my grandmother’s 85th birthday yesterday! We took her out to dinner and of course, there was cake! 85 is such a milestone and I honestly feel so blessed to have her and blessed that we were able to get together and celebrate this year! She makes 85 look good and I hope to be like her when I grow up! It seems like we missed out on so much last year, so it’s really awesome to be able to enjoy time with others and celebrate these awesome moments!
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What is a “Computer Bug,” and where did the term come from? – HowToGeek
You’ve probably heard it before: There’s a “bug” in the software, causing something to malfunction or misbehave. What exactly is a computer bug and where did the term come from? We’ll explain.
A Bug Is an Unintentional Error in Computer Software
A “computer bug” or “software bug” is a term for an unintentional programming mistake or defect in computer software or hardware. Bugs arise from human error in hardware designs or somewhere in the chain of software tools used to create computer applications, firmware, or operating systems.
A software bug is born when a programmer either makes a mistake while writing the software or writes code that works but has unintentional consequences that were not foreseen by the programmer. Removing bugs from software is called “debugging.”
In today’s software-driven world, bugs are serious business. Almost 20 years ago, the National Institute of Standards and Technology estimated that software bugs cost the U.S. economy almost $60 billion annually (about 0.6% of the GDP in 2002)—a number that has likely increased since then. While accurately quantifying the negative effects of bugs is difficult, it’s easy to imagine how malfunctioning software can affect productivity. It can even put lives at risk in the realm of transportation or endanger vital infrastructure like power plants.
Why Do We Call Them Bugs?
The term “bug” predates the invention of computers, and we don’t actually know who originally coined the term “bug” to refer to an engineering defect. In written records, historians have traced it back to Thomas Edison in the 1870s at the earliest.
Edison used the term in his personal notes and correspondence to mean a difficult problem that needed solving or an engineering defect that needed fixing. He even joked about the term being related to insects, writing in an 1878 letter:
“You were partly correct, I did find a ‘bug’ in my apparatus, but it was not in the telephone proper. It was of the genus ‘callbellum.’ The insect appears to find conditions for its existence in all call apparatus of Telephones.”
While some take Edison’s examples to mean that he coined the term “bug,” it’s possible that it originated from someone else earlier and that he merely popularized the term among his engineering friends and associates. The Oxford English Dictionary cites an 1889 example related to Edison that describes a bug as a metaphor for an insect crawling into a piece of equipment and making it malfunction, suggesting that a real bug doing just that might have originally inspired the term, similar to the term “fly in the ointment.”
Want to read more? You can find the rest of this post from HowToGeek here.
Today’s News to Start Your Day:
- As of this morning, in the US, there are 6,441,471 active COVID cases, 26,439,712 have recovered and there have been 595,812 deaths.
- The World Health Organization has reclassified the highly contagious triple-mutant Covid variant spreading in India as a “variant of concern” at the global level.
- 2021 has thrown up plenty of surprises already and the latest could be the most shocking: Tim Tebow could soon be back in the NFL. The Jacksonville Jaguars are planning to sign the former quarterback. However, the team wants the 33-year-old to try to make the roster as a tight end.
- If you were hoping it’d get easier to snag a PlayStation 5, Sony’s got some bad news for you. In a call with analysts, Sony warned that they likely won’t be able to meet PS5 demand and restock stores through 2022.
- Ford’s upcoming all-electric F-150 pickup truck will be called Lightning. The name was used by the automaker for street performance trucks in the 1990s and early 2000s. The F-150 Lightning is set to be unveiled on May 19th.