The Mellotron was an early 60s synthesizer with an eerie sound that was used in Strawberry Fields, among others. Watch this super interesting video where an awesome mechanical genius shows the inner workings of a Mellotron she repaired.
GNOME is refusing to settle with a patent troll, on principle. If you can, give them money before cokeheads use loopholes in legal systems to end the golden age of technological progress we are currently living it.
I think Inuktitut is the most beautiful language I've ever heard. I used to watch the nightly news in Inuktitut, not because I understood a single word, but because the host's especially-beautiful voice was hypnotic. Here's a career highlight reel from when she retired.
The 6502 is a legendary processor that was used in the NES, Commodore 64, Apple II, and countless others (not to mention close-derivatives). It's also still the best way to learn Assembly, because it is relatively straightforward. Visual 6502 Circuit Webapp.