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Nintendo celebrated the 30th birthday of Super Mario Bros. with the release of this excellent little video documenting the creation of that iconic game.

Shigeru Miyamoto explains his inspiration and process for how the lasting gem came into being.

Technically, Sept. 13 was the 30th anniversary, but who knows when that is relative to today, what with modern time zones and all. So, Google got into the spirit today with a nifty little Easter egg.

If you type "Super Mario Bros." into search, a question box will appear in the results and you can go ahead and collect all the coins you want.

Unfortunately, you do not receive an extra life if you click it 100 times.

Happy belated b-day Super Mario Bros. Thanks for introducing me to a life long habit of reality avoidance.

MIcrosoft celebrates 20 years of windows 95
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20 years ago today, Microsoft released Windows 95 into the world.

It followed up on the success of Windows 3.1 and radically expanded Microsoft's dominance in both the personal computing market and the enterprise world.

The OS included many features that have since become legacy hallmarks of Windows, like the Start menu and the taskbar.

It was a pivotal upgrade that introduced many, many more to computer interactions. Chances are, you have experience on or around or complaining about Windows 95.

But does it really need an anniversary? Probably not.

It's an important moment in technological history, but it doesn't really need a day when we can remember the launching of an OS.

HOWEVER, we do need a day when we can remember Bill Gates and former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer dancing at the launch.

Never, ever forget.

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If you need another reminder that time's flat circle will eventually roll over and crush you, it might as well be in the form of Harry Potter news.

Today marks the 15th anniversary of the public's introduction to Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint as the three precocious, magical children who found adventure, friendship and eventually love in the halls of Hogwarts.

Seriously, 15 years.

You probably have memories of this, don't you? Meaning you are even older than old.

Here's part of the original press release that preceded the filming of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone:

ATTENTION ALL MUGGLES! Director Chris Columbus and producer David Heyman have discovered their Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger from the thousands of children who cast their names into the hat to play the roles. Young actor Daniel Radcliffe will be the film's Harry, with newcomers Rupert Grint and Emma Watson taking on the roles of Ron and Hermione, Harry's best friends at Hogwarts, in Warner Bros. Pictures' upcoming adaptation of the first in the best-selling series of Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling.

The hashtag #15yearsofDanEmmaRupert has sprung up around the anniversary with people sharing their memories and their appreciation for the wizarding trio.

By the by, this is what they look like now:

And you're probably older. Much older.

Sorry about the reminder that death is hurtling towards you at lightning speed.

Sarah Michelle Gellar honored Robin Williams on the anniversary of his death.
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Aug. 11 marks the one year anniversary of Robin Williams' death.

There have already been tributes from news sites and ways to remember him, like which of his movies to stream.

One heart-felt remembrance leapt out from Sarah Michelle Gellar as she posted the following picture to her Instagram.

One of Williams' last roles was on the CBS television show The Crazy Ones. It was a single-camera sitcom that CBS cancelled after one season in May of last year.

Gellar played Williams' daughter on the show and she might have been one of the last to get to know the comedian during the final months of his life.

It's an incredible quote from Emerson and another reminder of one more great talent lost.

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Eighteen years ago today, a team of six Microsoft programmers led by Thomas Reardon unveiled the first version of Internet Explorer, one of the most widely used and hated web browsers of our time. Image courtesy of Stephanie Sicore via Flickr.

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Besides the 3D conversion, James Cameron made just one edit to Titanic prior to its re-release commemorating the 100th anniversary on April 15 of the ship's sinking.

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson "sent me quite a snarky email saying that, at that time of year, in that position in the Atlantic in 1912, when Rose is lying on the piece of driftwood and staring up at the stars, that is not the star field she would have seen," Cameron said. "So I said 'All right, send me the right stars for that exact time and I'll put it in the movie.'"


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