Socket error #11004 Dialog

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EVERY time I open 40tude Dialog I get Socket error #11004 (**) (Finished) Why? It really pisses me off --   Jim S

History--error checking in Baudot (5 bit) transmissions

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In 1960, Western Union made extensive use of the 5 bit Baudot code for telegraph message-record communications. At that time, telegraph was an option for data communications in addition to telephone voice channels. While they were slower, they were cheaper.

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Who is

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Anyone know of that Anti spam thing that looked up IP address's

Oh, My God

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (CN) - A married man claims in court that he checked into a Baptist Health System hospital for a circumcision and awoke from surgery to find his penis had been amputated. http://www.courthousenews.com/2014/07/23/69740.htm

Chicago will allow drivers to appeal 9,000 red-light tickets af

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Official says Chicago will allow drivers to appeal 9,000 red-light tickets after usual deadline Some 9,000 drivers who may have inappropriately been ticketed in Chicago for running a red light over issues with a controversial camera system will be able to fight their cases, even though the usual deadline for doing so has expired.

Apple decaying?

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"Sales of the iPad have slumped to half their pre-Christmas high, with signs that demand for Apple's tablet computer may be in permanent decline. Despite a forecast-busting $7.7bn (£4.5bn) profit, the computing firm's shares dipped in after-hours trading as sales of its tablet fell to 13.3m from their all-time high of 26m in the quarter to December. [...]"

Google Offers a Million Bucks For a Better Inverter

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With the Little Box Challenge, Google (and IEEE, and a few other sponsors like Cree and Rohm) is offering a $1 million prize to the team which can "design and build a kW-scale power inverter with the highest power density (at least 50 Watts per cubic inch)." Going from cooler-sized to tablet sized, they say, would make whole lot of things better, and the prize is reserved for the best per

Hospitals See Troubles In Red States

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Hospitals See Troubles In Red States That Snubbed Obamacare's Medicaid Deal While record numbers of Americans sign up for the larger Medicaid health insurance program for the poor, financial issues are emerging for medical care providers in the two dozen states that didn’t go along with the expansion under the Affordable Care Act.

History--a mathematical background to be a programmer

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Historically, many compsci programs were closely related or based in a college's math department. Many early programmers had a math background. We discussed that here, and IIRC, some people did not agree that a math background was all that necessary.

IBM 650 shared program library catalog

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bitsavers posted a booklet of its contributed shared programs for the IBM 650 computer. It's interesting seeing the kind of utility programs helpful for the 650 in that era, even an on-line TIC-TAC-TOE. It's undated, but looks to be late 1950s. From the introduction: INTRODUCING THE IBM 650 PROGRAM LIBRARY

OT: Manhattan Project Los Alamos--upcoming TV series

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Saw a preview for this upcoming TV series, apparently on WGN network. This might be of interest to readers here. This appears to be a look behind the scenes at the scientists sequestered at Los Alamos, NM, during WW II, to develop a top secret weapon. Unlike other works, this appears to focus more on the families living at the site as opposed to the scientists and their weapon.

Facebook testing the "Buy" button

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From the «... because THAT's what the Internet was missing» department: Title: Facebook tests Buy button Author: Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:14:12 -0400 Link: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/tgdaily_all_sections/~3/9P4lulsMZn4/story01.htm

Russians cracked Nasdaq systems in 2010

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From the «... and all I got was this silly t-shirt» department: Title: Russian hackers placed digital "bomb" in Nasdaq computers Author: Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:21:36 -0400 Link: http://pipedot.org/story/2014-07-21/russian-hackers-placed-digital-bomb-in-nasdaq-computers

Canvas Fingerprinting

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From the «one more reason to prefer Gopher & Usenet» department: Title: One of the Sneakiest New Online Tracking Tools Author: Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:32:00 -0400 Link: http://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=14/07/21/231225&from=rss AnonTechie[1] writes:

SoylentNews.org considering NNTP gateway

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From the «pure awesomeness» department: Title: Request For Comments: SoylentNews->Netnews (NNTP) Gateway Author: Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:00:00 -0400 Link: http://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=14/07/21/1627239&from=rss

Republican screen saver.

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As you watch this screen saver, if the falling figure gets stuck, all you have to do is drag the figure to the side a bit to avoid the obstacle. You can also grab the figure with the mouse and bash it into things. Or, you can place the figure between the obstacles and watch it flail helplessly, which may make you feel even better.

Editing Dialog Binary

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Pre Windows 8 I used to be able to edit the 40tude Dialog binary and change a small string without affecting it's operation (other than the display of the string in question). I use Hex Editor Neo, change 4 bytes (a string), and the resulting file length is the exact same as the original.

[Dialog] Plonking replies

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Hi all! I can manage to plonk and delete posts from entities whom I dislike, but how do I also remove replies to objectionable posts? Thanks! Geoff --   I would be unstoppable if I could get started.

Write-enable ring colours

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A few months ago there was a thread discussing the various colours of write-enable rings. I came across my collection on the weekend, and sitting in front of me is concrete evidence that at least the following colours were made:

How does?

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How does one start a new thread in this NG without it diversifying into the internal (and irrelevant) affairs of Yankland? I wonder if there are descriptions available anywhere of the original, mechanical logic units used by Zuse in making what was the World's very first programmable computer?

OT: train oil

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http://finance.yahoo.com/news/rupture-prone-oil-trains-keep-040001452.html move oil need train

Dates

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Since the 360/195 was announced on August 20, 1969 - a month after the first manned landing on the Moon - http://www.computerhistory.org/collections/catalog/102657015 one can do better than "circa 1965" for the date of this photograph. John Savard

how to install dell driver and utilities from a disc

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I just reset my dell inspiron 580 (Window 7) to manufacture setting. When I try to install driver and utilities from the disc, I cannot figure out how to install it. It doesn't have the install button. Please help!

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Simple OpenGL shading language v1.30 example, with X Windows.

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One of the most frustrating things about starting with OpenGL shading language was finding that nothing happened. When nothing happens, it's very difficult to figure out why. I searched for simple example programs, but found nothing helpful. Most examples out there use GLEW and/or GLUT which confuses the issue.

Microsoft Is The Very Antithesis Of Strategy

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An excellent essay by John Kirk: "Microsoft could learn much from Sun Tzu. Over the past fifteen to twenty years, Microsoft has engaged in the very worst kind of generalship. ... Microsoft’s approach is the very antithesis of a strategy. Here are five principles of war. See how Microsoft violates them over and over again."

Counts

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Messages , group alt.folklore.computers, from Jan 2013 Agents:

Caption competition

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Just a bit of fun. http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/7/17/1405599940201/f96d10cf-0b10-4187-bd64-4ba9baf09860-460x276.jpeg Seen on this page: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jul/17/microsoft-cut-18000-jobs-tech-giant "The next version of Office will come on this many DVDs."
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