And who invented the slash? – Tired of having to always type in “forward slash, forward slash” when you visit a website? Well, the scientist who created those slashes as part of web addresses now regrets that he did it that way. And to protect yourself from computer viruses, you may soon have ants in your computer.
BBC News reports that Tim Berners-Lee, creator of the World Wide Web 30 years ago, admits that the // in a web address were actually “unnecessary” and he could easily have designed URLs without them, but “it seemed like a good idea at the time.” BBC quotes him as saying that he had no idea that the forward slashes in every web address would cause “so much hassle.”
Have you got ants in your computer? If you do, it’s not because you’ve been eating lunch while computing again, it’s because you have the latest kind of firewall! In the never-ending battle to protect computer networks from intruders, security experts are deploying a new defense modeled after one of nature
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