Windows goes "free"

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"Microsoft announced the end of nearly 30 years of history on Wednesday, launching the first free version of its Windows operating system.

Newsreaders that recalculate the Lines: header?

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It took me forever to discover that my newsreader was not inserting a Lines: header and it was being inserted by my news servers. So I scripted my news server to insert a Lines: header only to find out that my news client, 40tude Dialog, appears to be recalculating it upon retrieval of the message.

VCF East - April 17-19

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The Vintage Computer Festival East 10.0 -- "VCFeX" -- will be held April 17-19 at the InfoAge Science Center, in Wall, New Jersey. Some of the highlights: - Sixteen technical classes (Friday) - Thirty-plus exhibits (eighteen already registered) - Sat./Sun. morning keynotes (Ted Nelson, Bob Frankston) - Sat. night dinner keynote (Wes Clark) - Museum tours, vendors, consignment, food, etc.

New pan installation

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I have been using pan for some years, and am trying to install it on a new hard disk and Kubuntu system. The installation seemed to work, but now I have to set it up. The first thing it asks is my address. I assume that means an IP address - how do I find that out? We work off a modem and router at home.

slrn: show number of articles in every group?

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Is it possible in slrn to show the article count of each group without entering the group? For example, when I'm looking for new interesting newsgroups to read, I'll look at the whole list (or a section of it using a regex) and I hit enter on many groups just to find out that they're empty on the news server I use.

IBM Data Processing Center and Pi

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In the early 1960s, Daniel Shanks and John W. Wrench, Jr. used the 7090 in the IBM Data Processing Center in New York for the computation of pi to 100,000 decimal digits. Since this computing was done at the IBM Data Processsing Center, would the center still have copies of the source code used in the center's archive??? I thought that some of the IBM folk on <a.f.c.> would know the ansser to this...

[slrn] KF by number of lines

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I'm sick to death of these dirtbag morons who insist on not trimming previous quotes. I see dozens of articles with 100+ lines and one stinking reply line. Kill 'em all, I say!! Really. Is there a way to filter (-9999!) all posts over a specific number of lines? Thnx nb

2014 officially the hottest year on record, US government scien

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2014 officially the hottest year on record, US government scientists say http://gu.com/p/45v9d --  

President Obama Is Waging a War on Hackers

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http://www.wired.com/2015/01/president-obama-waging-war-hackers/ Quoting from the URL above: Ha ha. New York Times accidentally posted their employee database to their website: SSN, passwords, and salaries: https://t.co/1dLdUXG2tT - Rob Graham (@ErrataRob) January 14, 2015

Reflections on IT as a utility

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From the «kind of like plumbing as a platform» department: Title: IT as a Utility By @JohnSavageau | @CloudExpo [#Cloud] Author: Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2015 09:53:48 -0500 Link: http://www.topix.net/science/computer-science/2015/01/it-as-a-utility-by-johnsavageau-cloudexpo-cloud?fromrss=1

A successor to Internet Explorer

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From the «they should call it Navigator something» department: Title: Internet Explorer Successor Rumored Author: LaminatorX Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:54:00 -0500 Link: http://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=15/01/13/2224235&from=rss broggyr[1] writes:

Ammonia leak at ISS was false alarm

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From the «methane leak was just a fart, too» department: Title: Ammonia Leak Alarm in Harmony ISS, Crew Evacuated From Parts of the Station Author: Blackmoore Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2015 10:30:00 -0500 Link: http://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=15/01/14/1512226&from=rss pkrasimirov[1] writes:

Strengths and weaknesses of Linux desktop environments

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Caught this by way of LXer. A surprisingly neutral and low-drama look at major desktops, with a paragraph or two for each's strengths and weaknesses. Covers Unity, MATE, Cinnamon, Gnome, KDE, LXDE, and XFCE. I find the analysis pretty reasonable (rare in tech journalism these days).

Why on Earth Is IBM Still Making Mainframes?

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There is a Wired on line article with this title. It is pointing out that it is now a decade since IBM made desktop computers but they are still in the business of making big iron. http://www.wired.com/2015/01/z13-mainframe/ So why do it? It isn't issues of processor speed, application size or mass storage management anymore w..

Context Adaptive Binary Arithmetic Coding

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http://bertolami.com/index.php?engine=blog&content=posts&detail=arithmetic-coding Quoting from the URL above:

Elevator Redesign Straight From the Future

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http://www.jetsongreen.com/2015/01/elevator-redesign-straight-from-the-future.html Quoting from the URL above:

What's up with the Beep driver in Windows 7?

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http://blogs.msdn.com/b/larryosterman/archive/2010/01/04/what-s-up-with-the-beep-driver-in-windows-7.aspx Quoting from the URL above:

David Cameron pledges anti-terror law for internet after Paris

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http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/jan/12/david-cameron-pledges-anti-terror-law-internet-paris-attacks-nick-clegg Quoting from the URL above: Britain's intelligence agencies should have the legal power to break into the encrypted communications of suspected terrorists to help prevent any Paris-style attacks, David Cameron proposed on Monday.

What happens when you install the top 10 download apps

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Pretty funny article. Nothing new or surprising, just well done. This is the user experience that drove people to walled gardens and curated app stores.

The 8080 chip at 40: What's next for the mighty microprocessor?

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http://www.computerworld.com/article/2865938/the-8080-chip-at-40-whats-next-for-the-mighty-microprocessor.html Quoting from the URL above:

Here's What Happens When You Install the Top 10 Download.com Ap

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http://www.howtogeek.com/198622/heres-what-happens-when-you-install-the-top-10-download.com-apps/?PageSpeed=noscript Quoting from the URL above: We installed the top 10 apps from Download.com, and you'll never believe what happened! Well ... I guess maybe you might have a good guess. Awful things. Awful things are what happens. Join us for the fun!

rare shark birth captured on camera

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http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30747971 Great image. //--clip

Liability concerns prompt some cities to limit sledding

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Liability concerns prompt some cities to limit sledding DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — As anyone who has grown up around snow knows, part of the fun of sledding is the risk of soaring off a jump or careening around a tree. But faced with the potential bill from sledding injuries, some cities have opted to close hills rather than risk large liability claims.

21 Search "Providers" ( i.e. methods ). 

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China Extends Forwards, Swaps Trading to Three More Currencies

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China Extends Forwards, Swaps Trading to Three More Currencies By Bloomberg News Dec 25, 2014 11:57 PM PT China will allow trading in forwards and swaps between the yuan and three more currencies in a bid to reduce foreign-exchange risks amid increased volatility in emerging markets.

Hollande Risks EU Split Over Russian Sanctions Relief

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Hollande Risks EU Split Over Russian Sanctions Relief By James G. Neuger Dec 19, 2014 Europe stumbled into a debate over the end of sanctions on the economically distressed Russia after French President Francois Hollande became the first major leader to dangle the prospect of easing the curbs.

Viewpoint: The roots of the battle for free speech

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http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-30714702 Quoting from the URL above: Historian Tom Holland was one of those who tweeted Charlie Hebdo's cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad in the wake of the deadly attack on the magazine's office. Here he explains the ramifications of defending free speech.
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