The joy of text ? the fall and rise of interactive fiction

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http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/oct/22/interactive-fiction-awards-games

apple 1 sells

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http://www.cnbc.com/id/102112023

revolt of the clones

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http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1988-11-20/business/8802180783_1_extended-industry-standard-architecture-ibm-compaq-computer-corp

[CM] subtle exodus from the Mac app store

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From the «go indie or go broke» department: Title: Mac App Store: the subtle exodus Author: Thom Holwerda Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:38:52 -0400 Link: http://osnews.com/story/27984/Mac_App_Store_the_subtle_exodus

Goodbye Microsoft traditional control panel

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From the «out of control» department: Title: The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone Author: timothy Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:44:00 -0400 Link: http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/pCczpTe11F4/story01.htm

[CM] the Google ID dongle

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From the «convenient cylindrical shape you can wear up your ass» department: Title: Google to Launch an ID Dongle Author: azrael Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:39:00 -0400 Link: http://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=14/10/21/2043250&from=rss skullz[1] writes:

[M] The Comic Sans typewriter

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From the «ohmygod I hate that effin font» department: Title: Love Comic Sans? Then this is the typewriter for you Author: Edgar Alvarez Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:32:00 -0400 Link: http://www.engadget.com/2014/10/17/sincerity-machine-comic-sans-typewriter/?ncid=rss_truncated

[CM] The emacs commune

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From the «nice if you can get there» department: Title: The Emacs Commune (2002) Author: Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:12:01 -0400 Link: http://www.oreilly.com/openbook/freedom/ch06.html Comments[1] Links: [1]: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8491487 (link)

My SSD writes small, queued files 29 times faster than my $99 t

<PRE><big><big>  My $474 SSD writes small, queued files 29 times faster than my $99 thumb drive, 215 times faster* than Damien's $60 thumb drive ( 346.152 / 1.607 ). [ Damien is a housemate of mine ] Test: 100 megabytes, twice, CrystalDiskMark 3.0.3 x64; Windows 8, x64.

Hungary plans to impose new tax on Internet traffic

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http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/10/22/uk-hungary-internet-tax-idUKKCN0IB0RI20141022 Hungary's government plans to levy a new tax on Internet data transfers, according to the draft 2015 tax bill submitted to parliament late on Tuesday, which could hit Internet providers and the country's telecommunications companies.

New law says

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New law says individuals can't track each other via GPS once they are warned not to Under a new state law that took effect on Tuesday in New York, it is now a crime for individuals to stalk each other using global positioning system devices.

Escape from Microsoft Word

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The Troubling Arguments from the Government in Smith v. Obama

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Xerox Alto source code released

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[CM] Apple says Macs outsold ipads: so much for the post-PC rev

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From the «more power» department: Title: So much for the post-PC era: Apple says Macs outsold iPads in Q4 Author: Shaun Nichols Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:34:04 -0400 Link: http://go.theregister.com/feed/www.theregister.co.uk/2014/10/21/apple_q4_2014/ 5.5 million OS X machines hauled in more fruity cash than fondleslabs

Linux data point

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About 20% of the workloads run on microsoft's Azure are Linux-based. http://www.computerworld.com/article/2836315/microsoft-loves-linux-for-azures-sake.html --   Pete

Lenovo mulling purchase of Blackberry

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From the «Usenet needs a Blackberry group» department: Title: Who's that sniffing around BlackBerry? Oh, is it YOU again, Lenovo? Author: Neil McAllister Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:28:05 -0400 Link: http://go.theregister.com/feed/www.theregister.co.uk/2014/10/21/will_lenovo_buy_blackberry/ Hope springs eternal as possible purchase mooted yet again

Insight into what's driving cloud migration

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From the «hint: not what you thought» department: Title: Migrate to the cloud and watch your business take flight Author: Tim Anderson Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:18:10 -0400 Link: http://go.theregister.com/feed/www.theregister.co.uk/2014/10/21/cloud_migration/ Expand your horizons

Regulating the Internet like a utility won't yield openness

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From the «so let's not regulate it at all?» department: Title: Regulating the Internet "Like a Utility" Won't Yield an Open Internet Author: Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:58:29 -0400 Link: http://pipedot.org/story/2014-10-20/regulating-the-internet-like-a-utility-wont-yield-an-open-internet

Using the Wrong Screw: A Painful Lesson in iPhone Repair

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http://hackaday.com/2014/10/19/using-the-wrong-screw-a-painful-lesson-in-iphone-repair/ If you've ever had to repair an iPhone for a friend, you'll know they have a ridiculous number of screws. Most companies standardize screws in their products, but since Apple doesn't expect you to fix a phone yourself ... they may have let this one slide.

South Korea ISP Demonstrates 10 Gbps Speeds

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While AT&T and Verizon argue over an FCC proposal that would set 10Mbps as Americas new minimum speed to qualify as broadband, South Korea is positioning itself to introduce 10Gbps fiber service. ... ... ... ... ... "In the 1960s the world watched NASA send men to the moon and many o

Regulating the Internet "Like a Utility" Won't Yield an Open In

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http://www.commlawblog.com/2014/10/articles/internet/regulating-the-internet-like-a-utility-wont-yield-an-open-internet-unless-/ Many of the three million (or so) comments in the net neutrality proceeding, based on our own small sample, urge the FCC to impose net neutrality rules by regulating the Internet "like a utility."

Hints for writing Unix tools

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Forte Releases Agent 8.0

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Forté is excited to announce a major release, Agent 8.0, with powerful new features that will make your life easy when downloading binary media files. With Agent 8.0 you can select, download and view binary files of any size with just a single click.

Could this be the wrongest prediction of all time?

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Take a look at a a recent blog post of mine: http://www.basicinputoutput.com/2014/08/could-this-be-wrongest-prediction-of.html Taken from a 1984 episode of The Computer Chronicles with Stewart Cheifet. Hillarious! --William Leara
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