? How programs in c language drew graphics directly to screen i

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Dear friends, How programs in c language graphics pictures directly to screen in old days without X-windows system or Framebuffer in Unix / Linux environment? Can it still be done today?

OT: dog cooks laptop

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/31/dog-turns-on-stove_n_5743774.html

The FCC?s next CTO is a net neutrality expert

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/08/28/the-fccs-next-cto-is-a-net-neutrality-expert/ The Federal Communications Commission has announced that it has named a new chief technology officer: Scott Jordan, a professor of computer science at the University of California at Irvine.

The Mathematics of the ISO 8601 Calendar

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http://www.staff.science.uu.nl/~gent0113/calendar/isocalendar.htm

71 TiB DIY NAS Based on ZFS on Linux

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http://louwrentius.com/74tb-diy-nas-based-on-zfs-on-linux.html This is my new 71 TiB DIY NAS. This server is the successor to my six year old, twenty drive 18 TB NAS (17 TiB). With a storage capacity four times higher than the original and an incredible read (2.5 GB/s)/write (1.9 GB/s) performance, it's a worthy successor. ...

OT this guy salary one dollar

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http://money.cnn.com/gallery/news/companies/2013/08/06/one-dollar-salaries/3.html

GCR decoding on the fly

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http://www.linusakesson.net/programming/gcr-decoding/index.php The little routine presented here is, with all due humbleness, hands down the best code I ever wrote. It is esoteric and might not appeal to the masses, and it certainly has no commercial value. But in terms of personal satisfaction at a job well done, this is about as good as it gets. Here's why:

Remembering Space Shuttle Discovery, 30 years later

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also google+ https://plus.google.com/102794881687002297268/posts/HtqVYEE9c4N Remembering Space Shuttle Discovery, 30 years later http://news.yahoo.com/remembering-space-shuttle-discovery-30-020003793.html

Firefox 32 supports Public Key Pinning

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also posted to google+ https://plus.google.com/102794881687002297268/posts/VYqfg4GwUPa Firefox 32 supports Public Key Pinning http://monica-at-mozilla.blogspot.com/2014/08/firefox-32-supports-public-key-pinning.html

Tablet shipments forecast slashed by half as Western markets sl

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http://www.zdnet.com/tablet-shipments-forecast-slashed-by-half-as-western-markets-slow-7000033127/ There are likely to be fewer tablets shipped this year than previously expected, according to latest estimates.

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newest news item at my a.f.c. nntp servier is 5hrs, however google archive shows stuff within last 20mins. --   virtualization experience starting Jan1968, online at home since Mar1970

Google the new Microsoft (We are watching you)

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Google "google maps location history" Seems that google is tracking you. With full control of android we can now see the price of "free software" on smart phones, camera's and tablets. w..

MIPS tempts hackers with Raspbery Pi-like dev board

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http://linuxgizmos.com/mips-tempts-hackers-with-raspbery-pi-like-dev-board/ Hard to choose between Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone Black, and MinnowBoard Max? Now there's another choice: the open source MIPS-based ?Creator CI20? dev board.

Desktop Linux

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I just read an article in _Computerworld_ (sorry, no link) saying that Linux on the Desktop was essentially dead. Anyone have any thoughts on this? I use desktop Linux on my "work" machines-I'm "planning" to move entirely to Linux, but I've got some stuff on XP that it's just easier to keep using, for example Photoshop rather than learning to use Gimp to the same level. And of course this iPad is basically grafted onto my hand.

Apple's Steve Wozniak: wearables are just a way to show off

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http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/aug/29/apple-steve-wozniak-wearables-apple-bluetooth-smartwatch The Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has spoken out against wearable technology, slating most smartwatches as no more than smartphone accessories that could be relegated to the same category as Bluetooth headsets.

Berlin struggles to sell former Goebbels villa

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After two failed attempts, Berlin is trying again to sell the sprawling estate and villa once known as Joseph Goebbels' illicit love nest, but so far, nobody's buying. http://www.thelocal.de/20140828/berlin-struggles-to-sell-former-goebbels-villa-nazi

Keurig's Coffee DRM Already Cracked By Competitors; Will There=20

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https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140826/18141528336/keurigs-coffee-drm-already-cracked-competitors-will-there-be-lawsuit.shtml

Feds warn first responders of dangerous hacking tool: Google Se

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http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/08/feds-warn-first-responders-of-dangerous-hacking-tool-google-search/

SpeccyJam ? and the everlasting appeal of the ZX Spectrum

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"Last year, retro gaming blogger David Hughes launched SpeccyJam, a week-long competition in which programmers from all over the world were challenged to make new games based around the technical limitations of the Speccy hardware. [...]

Updates on Soylent, Pipedot

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Lots of interesting things going on "upstairs."

A Brief History of NTP Time: Confessions of an Internet Timekee

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http://www.eecis.udel.edu/~mills/database/papers/history.pdf

Will the internet eat your brain?

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http://www.economist.com/news/books-and-arts/21614088-neuroscientist-warns-will-internet-eat-your-brain

Democracy was once a comforting fiction. Has it become an uninh

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http://www.thenation.com/article/179851/what-was-democracy?page=full

the 20th anniversary of the FreeBSD ports tree

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From the «make install clean» department: Title: Twentieth anniversary of the FreeBSD Ports Tree Author: Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:26:22 -0400 Link: http://pipedot.org/story/2014-08-27/twentieth-anniversary-of-the-freebsd-ports-tree

the new Lumina desktop for BSD

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From the «luminous awesome-osity» department: Title: PC-BSD's new Lumina desktop is advancing fast Author: Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 07:50:16 -0400 Link: http://pipedot.org/story/2014-08-28/pcbsds-new-lumina-desktop-is-advancing-fast

No Internet. No Microsoft Windows. No iPods. This Is What Tech=20

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No Internet. No Microsoft Windows. No iPods. This Is What Tech Was Like In 1984 http://www.businessinsider.com/this-is-what-tech-was-like-in-1984-2014-8

In the land of free speech, this is scary.

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http://www.pewinternet.org/2014/08/26/social-media-and-the-spiral-of-silence/

ASIC says staff misunderstanding of internet led to 250,000 web

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http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2014/s4075582.htm The corporate regulator has revealed that it accidentally blocked access to a quarter of a million websites because its staff misunderstood a basic feature of internet technology.

We?re Scared of the Wrong Things

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https://medium.com/war-is-boring/youre-scared-of-the-wrong-things-f7b581e78aa3 The world - it seems - is on the verge of collapse. Wars rage in Africa and the Middle East. The Ebola virus spreads across West Africa. Edward Snowden, Chinese hackers and Anonymous make a mockery of national cyber security. Religious fanatics are trying to get their hands on nuclear and chemical weapons.

Don?t Fret Linus, Desktop Linux Will Slowly Gain Traction

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http://fossforce.com/2014/08/dont-fret-linus-desktop-linux-will-slowly-gain-traction/ When Linus Torvalds was asked last week at LinuxCon where he'd like to see Linux excel next, he replied, ?I still want the desktop.? I nearly stood up an cheered when I read this, here in my house nearly 700 miles from the conference. That is until I became confused by what he said next.