When you slow down the Windows-95 startup sound by 4000%, it becomes 2.5 minutes of dreamy, ethereal, ambient music. 

Regular version:

Slowed version:

The sound was composed by Roxy Music’s Brian Eno (who created 84 micro-compositions on his Mac before choosing this one), and his well-known, ambient work sounds eerily similar to the slowed down version.

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Apple, Microsoft, Samsung accused of using minerals mined by children to make phones

Amnesty’s investigation found that in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), there are areas where children work in  mines to feed the thriving market for cobalt, an ingredient in the lithium-ion batteries of modern smartphones. For the investigation, Amnesty followed the supply chain of cobalt from the miners to the markets. The response from Apple, Microsoft, Samsung, Sony and HP isn’t looking good.

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Microsoft’s experimental chatbot turned into a Nazi in less than a day. ‘Tay’ was designed to interact with and learn from 18 to 24-year-olds on social media, but immediately had to be taken down because within 24 hours it tweeted “Hitler was right.” Source Source 2

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